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Friday, January 3, 2020

Volney Road Review seeks submissions

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Deadline: February 1, 2020

We’re ready to read your best work. Email your submissions as attachments to

We are open for submissions twice per year: May 1st through August 1st and October 1st through February 1st.

We will publish issues on September 1st and March 1st.

Any submissions received outside of the open submission periods will be discarded without being read.

Our response times vary widely. However, we promise to respond to all submissions within twenty days after the submission period ends. Please only submit once per submission period.

3-5 poems, no more than 3 pages per poem in a single document

1 piece of fiction or creative non-fiction up to 3,500 words

5-8 pieces of artwork

• All writing should be in Times New Roman. Poetry should be single spaced; prose should be double spaced. Writing pieces must be submitted as MS Word/Open Office documents. Documents submitted as .PDFs will be immediately rejected.

• Please remove all identifying information from your submitted documents, but include your full name in the body of the email.

• In the subject of your email please write SUBMISSION: [Your Last Name, Genre] (ex: SUBMISSION: Jones, Poetry).

• Simultaneous submissions are encouraged. However, please notify us immediately if your work has been accepted elsewhere. We will not accept previously published work.

• We pay a flat rate of $10 per accepted piece through Paypal. Because we have limited funds, we are very choosy.

• Please make sure all visual art is at least 5.5 inches x 8.5 inches in size and 300 dpi. Lossless files (like TIFFs and PNGs) work best, but we will also accept high quality JPEG/JPG images. All accepted pieces of art will be considered for cover art as well.

• VRR asks for First Serial Rights, Non-exclusive “Print-on-Demand” Rights, Internet Archival Rights (including the right for your work to be archived by EBSCO Publishing, Inc.), and other Non-exclusive Rights including the right to use your name (or pseudonym), likeness, and excerpts from the accepted piece(s) in promoting, marketing, and advertising. We reserve the right to modify the accepted work in terms of phrasing, punctuation, word usage, spelling, and capitalization.

You, the author, artist, or photographer, confirm that your work is wholly original, does not violate or infringe upon the copyright or privacy of any other person, company, or organization whatsoever, and that you, the author, are the sole owner and creator of the work to be published.

After your work has been published in our magazine, the rights are then reverted back to you. If your work is reprinted elsewhere, credit Volney Road Review as the original publisher.

If you have any questions, please email us at with the subject line reading “QUERY.”

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