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Since its inception in 2003, The Cincinnati Review has published many promising new and emerging writers as well as Pulitzer Prize winners and Guggenheim and MacArthur fellows.

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Highlights

  • Vibe:Very fancy very impressive very not fast
  • Response time:
    6 months*
    Editor reported data
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    131 days*
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  • Acceptance rate:  / 
    3.3%*
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Pays$25-$30 per page

Find more details in the Genres section

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

    From the editors

    Pushcart Prize

  • Active on social media

  • Available in print

  • Provides contributor copies

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

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

Fiction

Sub Genres: Literary

Payment: $ 25 per page

No more than forty double-spaced pages. Include name and contact information at the beginning of the work.

Fiction - 500 words max

Max words: 500

Sub Genres: Literary

Payment: $ 25 per page

For miCRo - 500 words max.

Nonfiction

Payment: $ 25 per page

We’re interested mostly in pieces of nonfiction less than twenty double-spaced pages, though you can try us for longer pieces if you think they’ll knock our socks off. Include name and contact information at the beginning of the essay.

Nonfiction - 500 words max

Max words: 500

Payment: $ 25 per page

For miCRo - 500 words max.

Poetry

Payment: $ 30 per page

No more than ten manuscript pages. For longer pieces or sequences, send no more than ten manuscript pages total, and mention in your comments or cover letter that the submission is part of a longer work. Poet’s name and contact information should appear at least once in the file. For miCRo - 32 lines max.

Hybrid

Payment: $ 25 per page

No specific limitations

Translation

Payment: $ 25 per page

Submissions should be no more than forty double-spaced pages. Include the writer’s name, translator’s name, and translator’s contact information at the beginning of the work. Please provide a brief introduction to the writer whose work you have translated in your submission or cover letter. We do not publish the originals. Translators should secure rights to translate before submitting. We are especially eager to read translations from less translated languages. Please submit up to five poems at a time, totaling no more than ten manuscript pages. Poet’s name, translator’s name, and translator’s contact information should appear at the top of every poem. Please include a brief introduction to the poet whose work you have translated in your submission or cover letter. We do not publish the originals. Translators should secure rights to translate before submitting.

Play

Payment: $ 25 per page

Please send us a query through our submission manager. Upload one document that includes both a one-page query letter with project description, author bio, and history of the piece submitted (has it been workshopped or produced?), and a sample of the play or screenplay, no more than ten pages. For miCRo: scripts should be about three minutes in performance.

How to submit

  • Processs

    Other

  • Cover letter

    This magazine does not list any details on their website for this section.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    Fiction and nonfiction should be double-spaced.

  • Author's rights

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

  • Additional info

    We accept submissions for the print journal generally during three time periods: September, December, and May. Those reading periods will open on the first day of the month and close once we hit the submissions cap for that period. miCRo submissions are open nearly year-round, except while we’re accepting entries for the Robert and Adele Schiff Awards during the early summer, or if we experience a backlog in that category. We pay $25/page for prose and $30/page for poetry in the print journal and $25 for miCRo posts or special features. We nominate for Best New Poets and Pushcart.

Tracker statistics

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Total submissions tracked

131 days

Average response time

3.3%

Average acceptance rate

13 days

Fastest response time

838 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 4039 days, 4039 days

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12-month average acceptance rate

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Established in 2003 at the University of Cincinnati, The Cincinnati Review has a three-fold mission: to publish the finest creative and critical work being written today, to make sure our efforts reflect the diversity of the literary community, and to educate UC graduate students in the art of lite...

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    Lisa Ampleman

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