Submissions Are Now CLOSED
Volume 5 Submission Period:
April 1st-June 15th
SUBMISSIONS OPEN APRIL 1ST!
The Northern Appalachia Review welcomes submissions of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction written about, representing, or engaging with the experience of living in or being from what we define in our mission statement as northern Appalachia. We at the review believe that this region, while part of greater Appalachia, is also distinct in its culture, its cultural landscape, and, as a result, its literature. As such, we seek to publish writers whose work contributes to establishing a voice and literary identity for northern Appalachia, exemplifies the region and its nuanced culture, and/or furthers the ever-evolving definition of Appalachia as a whole.
We encourage submissions from established and emerging writers in the following genres:
A Special Note on Literature of the Outdoors and Environment:
The Northern Appalachia Review recognizes our region’s proud reputation as a leader in literature about nature, the outdoors, hunting, fishing, gathering, conservation, recreation, and the environment. Many of America’s finest editors and authors in these areas hail from northern Appalachia: Rachel Carson, Edward Abbey, Jim and Silvia Bashline, Charles Fergus, Nessmuk, Jim Kjelgaard, Ned Smith, James Wright, and so many more. The Northern Appalachia Review will examine and feature works in these areas in keeping with our mission of publishing literature that best represents the region’s identity as both distinct from and part of greater Appalachia.
PLEASE NOTE THESE SUBMISSION FORMATTING GUIDELINES
(The Northern Appalachia Review may eliminate from consideration submissions not formatted according to these guidelines. Make sure your name, as you wish to see it in print, appears in each title in your submission, and not just in your bio and cover letter.)
Submissions should be in 12 pt. Garamond typeface.
Prose must be double spaced
Spacing for poetry is at the discretion of the author.
For submissions with citations, manuscripts must follow the Chicago Manual of Style or MLA guidelines. In the case of the Chicago Manual of Style, the writer must use endnotes instead of footnotes.
Submissions must include a Cover Letter AND a 50-60 word third-person biographical sketch, as well as their contact information (name, address, and email)
Simultaneous submissions: We accept simultaneous submissions. Please notify us if your work has been accepted elsewhere.
We will only consider work that has not been previously published either in print or online. This includes work published on your personal website. Submissions in up to two genres, once per reading period, are allowed. Follow the guidelines above for each separate genre submission.
If your work is accepted, it will be subject to an agreement granting the Northern Appalachia Review first publication rights. You retain the rights to the work after first publication.
SUBMISSIONS OPEN ANNUALLY APRIL 1ST-JUNE 15TH
Submitters can expect a response from our editors on a decision between June 22nd and July 30th.
The Northern Appalachia Review publication becomes available each year in mid-March.