Thank you for your interest in River & South Review, the literary magazine associated with the Maslow Family Graduate Program in Creative Writing at Wilkes University.
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.
As writers, we want writing that makes us wish we had written it. We want writing that makes us think and wonder; laugh and cry; sigh and scream; nod our heads yes and no. We want work that stays with us long after we’ve left the page. And, of course, we want all of this in well-crafted pieces that demonstrate skill with form and language.
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 twice each year – a Summer issue in June and a Winter issue in January.
Submissions open February 15 for summer issues. Submissions open August 30 for winter issues.
For those who have previously submitted, please wait one entire submission period before presenting additional creative work.
River & South Review only publishes previously unpublished work. We consider content appearing in print and online journals, anthologies, books, and personal blogs as published.
Currently, we do not publish AI-generated work. Please do not submit poems, essays, or short stories you’ve created using AI.