River & South Review is an online literary journal run by the students of the Maslow Family Graduate Program in Creative Writing at Wilkes University. We publish new, emerging, and seasoned writers.

River & South Review seeks to be a home for work that evokes a visceral reaction, encourages continued conversation, captures the adventures of life, and spurs our readers to go find their own adventures to write about.

We want writing that catches our breath and makes us wish we had written it. We want writing that makes us think and wonder; laugh or cry; sigh or scream; nod our heads yes or no. We want work that stays with us long after we’ve left the page.

The editorial staff of River & South values inclusivity and diversity. To that end, we especially welcome the opportunity to read and consider work by under-represented and marginalized voices including but not limited to Black, Indigenous, Latine, Asian, and South Asian writers, members of the LBGTQA+ community, writers with disabilities, and older adults.

River & South Review publishes a Summer issue in June and a Winter issue in January.

Would you like to be a part of River & South?

River & South Review publishes twice each year. We accept fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. Submissions open February 15 for summer issues and August 30 for winter issues.

If we reach our capacity, we will close submissions before the deadline. So, submit early!