Call for original literature: Submission period open for Northern Appalachia Review Volume 4

Call for original literature: Submission period now open for Northern Appalachia Review Volume 4

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.

Submissions will be accepted through June 15, 2022. Volume 4 will appear in March 2023.

Submissions from established and emerging writers are encouraged in the following genres:

  • Fiction: One piece up to 7500 words or up to three pieces under 1000 words each
  • Nonfiction: One piece up to 7500 words
  • Poetry: Up to five (5) poems in a single document. (The editors reserve the right to edit the layout of text to conform to the format of the current issue of the Review.)
  • Book reviews: Up to 500 words on book-length works of poetry, fiction or nonfiction by authors from the region or authors whose writing is about, represents or engages with the experience of living in northern Appalachia
  • Interviews: Interviews with or feature articles on authors from the region, 1000 words

The focus of the Northern Appalachia Review is original regional literature. At this time, we do not accept academic submissions in fields such as anthropology, art, cultural studies, environmental studies, geology and so forth, and we do not accept photographs or illustrations. We do not accept unsolicited artwork.

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.

Learn more and submit original work here.

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