The Northern Virginia Review

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

SUBMISSIONS ALERT:  We are still accepting work through October 30. But due to unusually heavy submissions, we have reached our limit for the number of submissions allowed this month by our Submittable account. If you would like to submit, please send your work in email attachments to Before submitting, please review the guidelines below.

The Northern Virginia Review considers previously unpublished short fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, photography, and artwork from faculty and staff of Northern Virginia Community College and the Mid-Atlantic Region. We welcome all work that comes from the heart and speaks to our common humanity. We recommend viewing previous samples of published prose, poetry, and visual art in our current and past issues.

Vol. 32 Submission Deadline: October 30, 2017.

To be considered for publication, please follow these guidelines:

  • You must be a resident of the Mid-Atlantic region
  • Submissions are limited to two prose works, three pieces of art, and five poems. The total number of submissions from one person may not exceed five items in any mix of the above categories.
  • Attach each written submission as a Word document, double-spaced, 12 pt. Times New Roman. Poetry can be single spaced. Fiction and non-fiction pieces should not exceed 6000-6500 words in length.Do not place your name on the pages of the work(s) you are submitting.
  • Submissions MUST include a 2-4 sentence third-person bio not exceeding 100 words, along with address, phone number, and email address.