Written by Ella Peary March 3rd, 2022

River and South Review: Now Seeking Submissions

River and South Review is an online journal of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry produced by the students of the Maslow Family Graduate Program in Creative Writing at Wilkes University. They’re looking for writing that creates conversation and evokes emotion: “We want work that stays with us long after we’ve left the page.” To find out more about what they like, you can read the journal online.

River and South is published twice a year online, in January and June. Each edition contains writing from around 15 contributors.

They hold two submission periods each year. For the June edition, submissions open on February 15. For the January edition, submissions open on August 30. Right now through March 15, River and South is open for submissions.

Poets may submit up to three poems. Authors of fiction and nonfiction may submit one piece, up to 2,500 words. Authors may send one submission per genre during each reading period.

River and South accepts submissions online, using Submittable. They don’t accept submissions via email or by post. They accept simultaneous submissions but ask that authors withdraw work published elsewhere. They do not accept previously published work, including writing published on personal blogs.

River and South only accepts submissions that adhere to the guidelines they’ve posted online. Please read these guidelines in full before submitting.

If you would like to learn more or submit to River and South, please visit their website here.

Bio: Ella Peary is the pen name for an author, editor, creative writing mentor, and submission consultant. Over the past five years, she’s written hundreds of articles for Authors Publish, and she’s also served as a copywriter and copy editor for a wide range of organizations and individuals. She is the author of The Quick Start Guide to Flash Fiction. She occasionally teaches a course on flash fiction. You can contact her at ellapeary@gmail.com.



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