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"The Fourth River’s weekly online publication, Tributaries, showcases the brief and the inspiring, that which sustains us and takes us through unexpected courses. Each week we will feature one short piece on our website."

"The Fourth River’s weekly online publication, Tributaries, showcases the brief and the inspiring, that which sustains us and takes us through unexpected courses. Each week we will feature one short piece on our website."

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Send us your best but less intimidating

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  • Payment

    No

  • Fee

    No

  • Simultaneous submissions

    Yes

  • Previously published

    No

  • Expedited response

    No

  • Available in print

    No

  • Provides contributor copies

    No

  • Examples online

    Yes

  • Active on social media

    Yes

Accepted genres

7 genres

Fiction

No specific limitations

Flash Fiction

Max words: 500

Max pieces: 1

Translation

Max words: 500

Max pieces: 1

Hybrid

Max words: 500

Max pieces: 1

Nonfiction

No specific limitations

Flash Nonfiction

Max words: 500

Max pieces: 1

Poetry

Max pieces: 1

Fiction

No specific limitations

Flash Fiction

Max words: 500

Max pieces: 1

Translation

Max words: 500

Max pieces: 1

Hybrid

Max words: 500

Max pieces: 1

Nonfiction

No specific limitations

Flash Nonfiction

Max words: 500

Max pieces: 1

Poetry

Max pieces: 1

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Cover letters

Coming soon! Advice from editors on what your cover letter and bio should look like!

Eligibility

LGBTQ+ creatorsWomen and other marginalized gendersAll marginalized creatorsCreators w/ disabilities

Formatting

Coming soon! All the Times New Romans and double spaces!

Rights for published work

Coming soon! First, third, none, all the rights!

Additional info

We welcome especially work by writers who are part of marginalized groups: immigrant and indigenous writers; writers of color; women, non-binary, LGBQA and trans writers; writers with disabilities both visible and invisible. Send us your best work! Multiple submissions are not accepted. Please submit one piece at a time and wait to hear back before submitting again. Submit one poem or up to 500 words of fiction or nonfiction prose, translations in any genre, and hybridity that addresses the mission above! Copies. Digital contributors will be offered either one back issue or a copy of the upcoming print issue.

About the Magazine

Founded in ? | United States

Masthead

We currently list only main editors, more will be added later! If you are an editor, you can edit your masthead in our admin panel :)

Sheila Squillante

Editor-in-Chief

Lauren Hunter

Managing Editor