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Monday, October 21, 2019

The Cincinnati Review guidelines

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The Cincinnati Review welcomes submissions from writers at any point in their careers. We read between September 1 and March 1, with an exception: miCRo submissions are open year-round, excluding the time during which we accept contest submissions.

The Cincinnati Review welcomes submissions from writers at any point in their careers. We read between September 1 and March 1, with an exception: miCRo submissions are open year-round, excluding the time during which we accept contest submissions. 

We accept online submissions here. (Sorry, we no longer accept submissions through regular mail, except for those who have disabilities or are incarcerated.) Our typical response time is six months, though we may take longer on occasion. Please don’t query until after a year: Our submission manager system keeps the process reliable, so if it says your piece is “received,” it is still under consideration.

Current and former students, faculty, and staff of the University of Cincinnati or their families are ineligible to submit unless they are more than two years removed from their affiliation with the university.

We cannot consider previously published works, including those posted online, but we do accept simultaneous submissions (please contact us if individual poems are accepted elsewhere; please withdraw any prose pieces taken by another journal).

Please note: If we accept a piece, we prefer to work with the essay, poem, or story as submitted to us, not with later revisions, though we may suggest changes during the copyediting process.

Payment / Terms

$25/page for prose in journal

$30/page for poetry in journal

Free digital issue for miCRo feature authors

The Cincinnati Review acquires first North American serial rights, including electronic rights; all rights revert to author upon publication.

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