We at A River & Sound Review are proud to publish an online literary journal that features the best in poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and humor. We ask that you accept our invitation to submit your work.
Our reading periods are open regularly from February 1 to May 31 and August 1 to November 30. Simultaneous submissions are considered, as long as the editors at A River & Sound Review are notified immediately if the manuscript is accepted elsewhere first. Writers are limited to one submission for each genre per reading period.
Expect response times to be as long as six months, but we'll do our best to offer a prompt reply. Only previously unpublished manuscripts will be considered. Literature in translation is welcome too. Fee for $2 for each submission. We pay upon publication: $25 for poetry, $50 for prose.
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Size limit: 5 Poems
We consider submissions of up to five poems per entry. We consider all forms and styles of poetry, including narrative and lyric.
Size limit: 4,000 words
We consider submissions of short stories up to 4,000 words in length. There are no limitations on form or subject matter, but we do enjoy stories that are driven by a compelling narrative voice, dynamic characters and a plot that makes the story worth reading.
Size limit: 4,000 Words
We consider submissions of creative nonfiction manuscripts--including memoirs, essays, and reviews--up to 4,000 words in length. There are no limitations on form or subject matter, only that the essayist cover ground that makes the familiar unfamiliar and the unfamiliar familiar.
Size limit: 1,000 Words
We consider submissions of humor manuscripts of indeterminate genre up to 1,000 words in length. There are no limitations on form or subject matter (other than the submission be funny), but please know that what we qualify as "humor" is typically in the form of lampoons, rants, satires, and parodies. No humorous fiction please.
Size limit: See Genre Restrictions
We consider submissions of literature in translation manuscripts of any of the above genres from authors beyond the United States borders, provided the piece has been written in a language other than English. Please include translator's name, email address, author's name, and language and country of origin in the message along with a precise word count and secondary contact information.