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Appalachian Review

Literary Magazine

Fiction

Nonfiction

Poetry

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Quarterly literary magazine publishing fiction, CNF, poetry, craft essays, interviews, and book reviews.

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Highlights

  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    10 months*
    Editor reported data
  • Acceptance rate:
    ?

PaysNo

FeeNo

  • Accepts simultaneous submissions

    What's that?

    When you can submit your work to multiple magazines at the same time

  • Accepts previously published

    What's that?

    When the magazine wants to publish your previously published work. Requirements vary

  • Nominates for prizes

  • Active on social media

  • Available in print

  • Provides contributor copies

    From the editors

    2 copies, along with a one-year subscription to the magazine.

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

    Expedited submission: When the magazine offers a faster response time for an extra fee

Fiction - 7500 words max

Max words: 7500

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: Literary

We welcome work that is well crafted and tells a good story, with characters and prose that will linger in the minds of our readers long after they have finished reading. “Good stories do not resolve the mysteries of the human spirit but rather describe and expand upon those mysteries, “ novelist Tim O’Brien says. We concur. We do not publish genre fiction (fantasy, mystery, crime, science fiction). These will be automatically discarded.

Nonfiction - 7500 words max

Max words: 7500

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: , , , , ,

We are seeking both traditional and experimental essays, including personal (nature, environmental, and travel essays), memoirs, lyric, meditative, and literary journalism. Good essays will feature an original voice that is rooted in engaging language and a multi-layered story. We agree with the essayist Robert Vivian, who notes, “Writing about what a person actually sees, feels, and experiences as a human being in this world is relevant, important, sometimes even revelatory as a way to make sense of oneself and others and that this is inherently worth doing.”

Poetry

Max pieces: 5

We are looking for poetry that is truly original, of nearly any aesthetic bent, that captures something that simply can’t be expressed any other way. We want poems that teach us something new, that move us to laughter or tears, that “require [us] to pay attention to the process of imagination and discover the sense of its mystery,” as Pulitzer Prize-finalist poet Maurice Manning says.

Review

We are interested in honest, in-depth assessments of new, creative publications related to Appalachia. As assignments of titles to be reviewed are typically made by the editor, unsolicited reviews should not be submitted without a prior query. However, we are open to considering proposals from prospective authors about titles they might like to review.

How to submit

  • Processs

    Submittable

  • Cover letter

    No cover letter advice

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    We don't have formatting requirements for this magazine

  • Author's rights

    We don't have rights information for this magazine

  • Additional info

Tracker statistics

26

Total submissions tracked

468 days

Average response time

8.33%

Average acceptance rate

279 days

Fastest response time

943 days

Slowest response time

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About

In this age of information overload, Appalachian Review strives to be a literary sanctuary for the finest contemporary writing that we can find. Each quarterly issue showcases the work of emerging and established writers throughout Appalachia and beyond, offering readers literature that is thoughtfu...

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Founded

1973

Country

US

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    Editor Jason Kyle Howard avatar

    Jason Kyle Howard

    Editor-in-Chief

    Editor Emily Masters avatar

    Emily Masters

    Book Reviews Editor