We are looking for original, well written fiction. Pieces experimenting with form are encouraged. Although we are interested in a wide range of fiction, we will consider short, self-contained fiction (that is, no novel excerpts) that avoids cliché and experiments with the flexibility of its genre. Submissions may contain one piece up to 8,000 words or three pieces of flash, each containing 1,000 words or fewer. During an open reading period, submit fiction pieces here.
We are looking for creative nonfiction pieces that range from flash nonfiction to extended memoir. Experimental form is encouraged. We would like to see essays with insightful perspective and attention to craft. Submit a single essay with a maximum length of 8,000 words or three shorter pieces each containing no more than 1,000 words. During an open reading period, submit nonfiction pieces here.
We accept poems ranging in any length and employing any aesthetic, including free verse, prose poems, and formal poetry. Send up to five poems per submission. Poems may be part of a series. During an open reading period, submit poetry pieces here.
The Rappahannock Review is now accepting audio. Spoken poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and other audio adventures of all kinds are welcome, and we’re especially seeking pieces with enthralling voices, compelling stories, strong and moving narratives, or anything else that can excite us from the moment we press play. We encourage experimenting with the form—performance, soundscapes, narrative noise, that which pushes past the edge of the genres are all welcome. Submit up to three short pieces or one longer work up to 15 minutes in length per submission. During an open reading period, submit audio pieces here.
We are proud to feature a variety of artists. Our site showcases original work in each new issue, and all artists are archived under our art page vaults. If you are interested in submitting work for consideration please see the guidelines here.