Submissions

Thank you for your interest in The Evansville Review. Our reading period opens September 1 and closes October 31. Manuscripts received after October 31 will not be considered.

We are interested in fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, short drama, and cover art ranging from the traditional to the experimental. We welcome submissions from established writers as well as new voices.

We do not publish work that has been previously published elsewhere. Please don’t submit more than one submission in a given genre while a decision from us is pending. Simultaneous submissions are encouraged as long as you notify us immediately if your piece is accepted elsewhere. If you submit through our online submission manager, you can simply withdraw your piece there. If any of the poems in your online submission file are selected for publication elsewhere, email the editor at evvreview@evansville.edu to withdraw the individual poem(s). We will continue considering the rest of your submitted work.

Current students of the University of Evansville may not submit. Former UE students may submit their work for consideration once four years have passed since their graduation.

Poetry Submissions

Submit up to 5 single-spaced poems at a time (with a maximum of 10 pages total per submission). Please save all poems in a single document before submitting. Include a brief, 3rd-person bio in your cover letter.

Fiction Submissions

Submit up to three pieces of flash fiction (<1,000 each) or one story up to 6,500 words. We are open to a wide range of styles, though our aim is always the highest literary quality. Hit us with your best language, your most compelling characters. Make us remember your story. Please include a brief, 3rd-person bio in your cover letter.

Nonfiction Submissions

Submit up to three pieces of flash nonfiction (<1,000 each) or one creative nonfiction piece up to 6,500 words. We are open to any style—memoirs, meditations, experimental pieces, lyric essays, etc.—though our aim is always the highest literary quality. We are not interested in scholarly essays. Please include a brief, 3rd-person bio in your cover letter.

Graphic Memoir/Fiction

We are especially interested in including illustrated narratives in our journal. We welcome submissions of graphic memoir or essay and illustrated short stories that demonstrate literary merit. We are interested in traditional forms and experimental techniques. Submissions can be in color or black and white. Please format submission in a single .doc, as a .pdf or a .jpg series.

Short Plays

Submit up to 15 pages for consideration. We are open to most anything here and get by far the fewest submissions in this category. We’d love to see that change! Please include a brief, 3rd-person bio in your cover letter.

Cover Art

Please submit up to three photographs in a high-resolution JPEG file. We are open to anything as long as the images aren’t violent or pornographic.

Include a brief, 3rd-person bio in your cover letter and a link to your online portfolio if you have one.

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Chair Phone:
812-488-2962

Chair Email:
rg37@evansville.edu

Office Location:
Room 416B, Olmsted Administration Hall