Submission Guidelines

The submission period for Volume 13 of Delmarva Review, will be open from November 1, 2019 through March 31, 2020, for publication in October 2020. Editors read all submissions. All selections will be made by May 2020.

Please review these guidelines for submissions.

Founded in 2008, Delmarva Review is a literary journal dedicated to the discovery and publication of compelling new fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. Submissions from all writers are welcomed, regardless of residence. We publish annually, in both print and electronic editions, and promote activities to inspire readers and writers who pursue excellence in the literary arts.

What To Submit

We seek great storytelling, remarkable poetry, and creative nonfiction exhibiting skillful expression. Our editors appreciate the writer's ability to engage readers on more than one level. Specifically, we seek unsolicited, previously unpublished works as follows:

§ Poetry – We seek memorable, evocative voices...poetry that keeps on giving.

§ Fiction and flash fiction – Our preference is literary writing. While the lines between literary and genre fiction continue to narrow, we are less interested in formulaic or purely plot-driven writing. We are more interested in skillfully written, excellent storytelling that engages on multiple levels.

§ Creative Nonfiction – Of special interest is the personal essay, memoir, and science or environmental writing (literary, narrative, non-technical).

§ Book Reviews - Unlike most content of the journal, the book section is regional. We review books by writers from the Chesapeake and Delmarva region, by assignment only; if you wish to suggest a book for review or review a book for Delmarva Review, please contact the editor via email at: editor@delmarvareview.org.

§ Artwork: Delmarva Review will consider photography or artwork for the cover from regional artists. Although we are much more than a regional publication, the cover art we seek derives from our namesake: the Delmarva Peninsula, an enchanting delta of wide-open spaces and diverse ecosystems cradled between the ocean and the Chesapeake Bay. Images should be submitted as a 300-dpi file attachment (.jpg or .tiff). The front cover format is: 6” x 9”and must accommodate the book’s title.

Please read our current and past issues to familiarize yourself with the publication. They are immediately available in print and electronic editions at Amazon.com and other major online booksellers.

We do not publish academic papers, religious or political commentary. Our publishing timeline typically doesn’t lend itself to breaking news and events. Our focus is on excellent writing.

How To Submit

Please note: submissions not following our guidelines will be automatically declined without explanation.

Please use the link at the bottom of this page for all submissions.

We will only consider pieces submitted electronically via Submittable, a submissions-management system. Our editors review work on a rolling basis, so early submissions are encouraged. While you may hear from us within a month, we often hold pieces longer to consider compatibility for the issue as it develops. We respond to all authors. Due to the large number of submissions, we strive to respond to all writers by May.

Submitted material must be unpublished.We will consider simultaneous submissions, but you should inform us immediately if the work has been accepted by another publication.

Please edit your work with care

You may want to refer to the current edition of The Chicago Manual of Style, our preferred style and usage guide.

Cover Letter 

A cover letter is not required. If you submit one, however, you should use Submittable’s cover letter field to help accommodate our blind-reading process.

Formatting

§ Poetry: up to 6 poems per submission period, no more than 50 lines each. Note: please be        careful how long lines will appear, or where they may break, on the printed page (standard 6" x 9" page). 

§ Fiction: 1 story per submission period, no more than 5,000 words

§ Flash Fiction: up to 2 stories per submission period, up to 1,000 words each

§ Creative Nonfiction: 1 piece per submission period, no more than 5,000 words

§ Micro-narratives or Flash Nonfiction: up to 2 pieces per submission period, up to 1,000 words each.

Prose Submissions 

Fiction and nonfiction submissions must be double-spaced and formatted in a 12-point font (preferably Times New Roman or similar). Please number the pages of prose submissions.

Poetry Submissions 

Poetry should be based on single-spacing. Please send multiple poems in one attachment.

Short Book Reviews 

Reviews are by assignment only. If you wish to suggest a book for review or review a book for Delmarva Review, please contact the editor via email at: editor@delmarvareview.org.

No Submission Fee

Our editors read all submissions. As a nonprofit journal, we do not charge a reading fee.

Terms of Publication

By accepting publication, the author grants Delmarva Review one-time publishing rights for print, electronic, and anthology editions as well as on the website and for promotional materials. The author retains copyright and may publish the submission elsewhere after it appears in Delmarva Review. We would appreciate a “first published in” credit, which we honor with other publications. By accepting publication, the author gives Delmarva Review the right to publish the work on our website to archive it indefinitely as part of the issue in which it appeared, and to be included in future anthologized print or electronic editions of our publication. (Note: In some cases, we may elect to re-feature archived work; this does not constitute a new publication.)

Compensation

If your work is selected, payment will be two contributor’s copies of the publication. You will also receive a discount on multiple orders of the issue. 

If Your Work Is Not Selected 

Do not despair! Currently, we publish once a year, which makes our process very competitive. We may pass on some work that exhibits considerable strength and talent but simply won’t fit our current issue. Rejection should never discourage you from sharing your work and continuing to write. We want to encourage you to do both, with passion! 

Ready To Submit?

We want to read your work! 

Ends on

Submission Guidelines

The submission period for Volume 13 of Delmarva Review, is open from November 1, 2019 through March 31, 2020, for publication in October 2020. Editors read all submissions. All selections will be made by May 2020.

Please review these guidelines for submissions.

Now in its thirteenth year, Delmarva Review is an independent literary journal dedicated to publishing outstanding new writing of fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. Submissions from all writers are welcomed, regardless of residence. We publish annually, in both print and electronic editions. As a nonprofit, we promote activities to inspire readers and writers who pursue excellence in the literary arts. 

What To Submit

We seek great storytelling, remarkable poetry, and creative nonfiction exhibiting skillful expression. Our editors appreciate the writer's ability to engage readers on more than one level. Specifically, we seek unsolicited, previously unpublished works as follows:

§ Poetry – We seek memorable, evocative voices...poetry that keeps on giving.

§ Fiction and flash fiction – Our preference is literary writing. While the lines between literary and genre fiction continue to narrow, we are less interested in formulaic or purely plot-driven writing. We are more interested in skillfully written, excellent storytelling that engages on multiple levels.  Within this perspective, genre writing is acceptable.  We welcome most topics (with the exception of religious and political subjects); we are interested in work that addresses the importance of human freedoms and diversity, as well as writing that explores scientific and environmental subjects. 

§ Creative Nonfiction – Of special interest is the personal essay, memoir, and science or environmental writing (literary, narrative, non-technical).  We welcome micro-narrative writing, as well as longer work. 

§ Book Reviews - Unlike most content of the journal, the book section is regional. We review books by writers from the Chesapeake and Delmarva region, by assignment only; if you wish to suggest a book for review or review a book for Delmarva Review, please contact the editor via email at: editor@delmarvareview.org.

Artwork: Delmarva Review will consider photography or artwork for the cover from regional artists. Although we are much more than a regional publication, the cover art we seek derives from our namesake: the Delmarva Peninsula, an enchanting delta of wide-open spaces and diverse ecosystems cradled between the ocean and the Chesapeake Bay. Images should be submitted as a 300-dpi file attachment (.jpg or .tiff). The front cover format is: 6” x 9”and must accommodate the book’s title.

Please read our current and past issues to familiarize yourself with the publication. They are immediately available in print and electronic editions at Amazon.com and other major online booksellers.

We do not publish academic papers, religious or political commentary. Our publishing timeline typically doesn’t lend itself to breaking news and events. Our focus is on excellent writing.

How To Submit

Please note: submissions not following our guidelines will be automatically declined without explanation.

Please use the link at the bottom of this page for all submissions.

We will only consider pieces submitted electronically via Submittable, a submissions-management system. Our editors review work on a rolling basis, so early submissions are encouraged. While you may hear from us within a month, we often hold pieces longer to consider compatibility for the issue as it develops. We respond to all authors. Due to the large number of submissions, we strive to respond to all writers by May.

Submitted material must be unpublished.

We will consider simultaneous submissions, but you should inform us immediately if the work has been accepted by another publication.

Please edit your work with care

You may want to refer to the current edition of The Chicago Manual of Style, our preferred style and usage guide.

Cover Letter 

A cover letter is not required. If you submit one, however, you should use Submittable’s cover letter field to help accommodate our blind-reading process.

  

Limitations and Formatting

§ Poetry: up to 6 poems per submission period, no more than 50 lines each. Note: please be careful how long lines will appear, or where they may break, on the printed page (standard 6" x 9" page).

§ Fiction: limited to 1 story per submission period, no more than 6,000 words.

§ Flash fiction: up to 4 stories per submission period, up to 1,000 words each.

§ Creative nonfiction: limited to 1 essay per submission period, no more than 6,000 words.

§ Micro-narratives or Flash Nonfiction: up to 4 pieces per submission period, up to 1,000 words each.

Limitations
Follow the submission category limitations carefully. We do not seek submissions in more than one category by one author, unless by specific request. Our editors and readers already see a substantial number of submissions. Unlike many literary journals, we do not charge a reading fee.  We focus our attention on the most compelling writing we receive in each category.

Prose Submissions
Fiction and nonfiction submissions must be double-spaced and formatted in a 12-point font (preferably Times New Roman or similar). Please number the pages. Please do not add additional spaces between sentences.

Poetry Submissions
Poetry should be single-spaced. Please send multiple poems in one attachment.

Short Book Reviews
Reviews are regional and by assignment only. If you wish to suggest a book for review or review a book for Delmarva Review, please contact the editor.

No Submission or Reader Fee
Our editors read all submissions. We do not charge a reading fee.

  

Terms of Publication

By accepting publication, the author grants Delmarva Review one-time publishing rights for print, electronic, and anthology editions as well as on the website and for promotional materials. The author retains copyright and may publish the submission elsewhere after it appears in Delmarva Review. We would appreciate a “first published in” credit, which we honor with other publications. By accepting publication, the author gives Delmarva Review the right to publish the work on our website and to archive it indefinitely as part of the issue in which it appeared, and to be included in future anthologized print or electronic editions of our publication. (Note: In some cases, we may elect to re-feature archived work; this does not constitute a new publication.)

  

Compensation

If your work is selected, payment will be one contributor print copy of the publication. You will also be entitled to a discount on multiple orders of the issue. Inquire directly to the editor for multiple copy discounts. 

If Your Work Is Not Selected 

Do not despair! Currently, we publish once a year, which makes our process very competitive. We may pass on some work that exhibits considerable strength and talent but simply won’t fit our current issue. Rejection should never discourage you from sharing your work and continuing to write. We want to encourage you to do both, with passion! 

Ready To Submit?

We want to read your work!

Submission Guidelines

The submission period for Volume 13 of Delmarva Review, is open from November 1, 2019 through March 31, 2020, for publication in October 2020. Editors read all submissions. All selections will be made by May 2020.

Please review these guidelines for submissions.

Now in its thirteenth year, Delmarva Review is an independent literary journal dedicated to publishing outstanding new writing of fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. Submissions from all writers are welcomed, regardless of residence. We publish annually, in both print and electronic editions. As a nonprofit, we promote activities to inspire readers and writers who pursue excellence in the literary arts. 

What To Submit

We seek great storytelling, remarkable poetry, and creative nonfiction exhibiting skillful expression. Our editors appreciate the writer's ability to engage readers on more than one level. Specifically, we seek unsolicited, previously unpublished works as follows:

§ Poetry – We seek memorable, evocative voices...poetry that keeps on giving.

§ Fiction and flash fiction – Our preference is literary writing. While the lines between literary and genre fiction continue to narrow, we are less interested in formulaic or purely plot-driven writing. We are more interested in skillfully written, excellent storytelling that engages on multiple levels.  Within this perspective, genre writing is acceptable.  We welcome most topics (with the exception of religious and political subjects); we are interested in work that addresses the importance of human freedoms and diversity, as well as writing that explores scientific and environmental subjects. 

§ Creative Nonfiction – Of special interest is the personal essay, memoir, and science or environmental writing (literary, narrative, non-technical).  We welcome micro-narrative writing, as well as longer work. 

§ Book Reviews - Unlike most content of the journal, the book section is regional. We review books by writers from the Chesapeake and Delmarva region, by assignment only; if you wish to suggest a book for review or review a book for Delmarva Review, please contact the editor via email at: editor@delmarvareview.org.

Artwork: Delmarva Review will consider photography or artwork for the cover from regional artists. Although we are much more than a regional publication, the cover art we seek derives from our namesake: the Delmarva Peninsula, an enchanting delta of wide-open spaces and diverse ecosystems cradled between the ocean and the Chesapeake Bay. Images should be submitted as a 300-dpi file attachment (.jpg or .tiff). 

The front cover format is: 6” x 9”and must accommodate the book’s title.Please read our current and past issues to familiarize yourself with the publication. They are immediately available in print and electronic editions at Amazon.com and other major online booksellers.

We do not publish academic papers, religious or political commentary. Our publishing timeline typically doesn’t lend itself to breaking news and events. Our focus is on excellent writing.

How To Submit

Please note: submissions not following our guidelines will be automatically declined without explanation.Please use the link at the bottom of this page for all submissions.

We will only consider pieces submitted electronically via Submittable, a submissions-management system. Our editors review work on a rolling basis, so early submissions are encouraged. While you may hear from us within a month, we often hold pieces longer to consider compatibility for the issue as it develops. We respond to all authors. Due to the large number of submissions, we strive to respond to all writers by May.

Submitted material must be unpublished.We will consider simultaneous submissions, but you should inform us immediately if the work has been accepted by another publication.

Please edit your work with care

You may want to refer to the current edition of The Chicago Manual of Style, our preferred style and usage guide.

Cover Letter 

A cover letter is not required. If you submit one, however, you should use Submittable’s cover letter field to help accommodate our blind-reading process. 

Limitations and Formatting

§ Poetry: up to 6 poems per submission period, no more than 50 lines each. Note: please be careful how long lines will appear, or where they may break, on the printed page (standard 6" x 9" page).

§ Fiction: limited to 1 story per submission period, no more than 6,000 words.

§ Flash fiction: up to 4 stories per submission period, up to 1,000 words each.

§ Creative nonfiction: limited to 1 essay per submission period, no more than 6,000 words.

§ Micro-narratives or Flash Nonfiction: up to 4 pieces per submission period, up to 1,000 words each.

Limitations  

Follow the submission category limitations carefully. We do not seek submissions in more than one category by one author, unless by specific request. Our editors and readers already see a substantial number of submissions. Unlike many literary journals, we do not charge a reading fee.  We focus our attention on the most compelling writing we receive in each category.

Prose Submissions  

Fiction and nonfiction submissions must be double-spaced and formatted in a 12-point font (preferably Times New Roman or similar). Please number the pages. Please do not add additional spaces between sentences.

Poetry Submissions  

Poetry should be single-spaced. Please send multiple poems in one attachment.

Short Book Reviews  

Reviews are regional and by assignment only. If you wish to suggest a book for review or review a book for Delmarva Review, please contact the editor.

No Submission or Reader Fee  

Our editors read all submissions. We do not charge a reading fee. 

Terms of Publication

By accepting publication, the author grants Delmarva Review one-time publishing rights for print, electronic, and anthology editions as well as on the website and for promotional materials. The author retains copyright and may publish the submission elsewhere after it appears in Delmarva Review. We would appreciate a “first published in” credit, which we honor with other publications. By accepting publication, the author gives Delmarva Review the right to publish the work on our website and to archive it indefinitely as part of the issue in which it appeared, and to be included in future anthologized print or electronic editions of our publication. (Note: In some cases, we may elect to re-feature archived work; this does not constitute a new publication.) 

Compensation

If your work is selected, payment will be one contributor print copy of the publication. You will also be entitled to a discount on multiple orders of the issue. Inquire directly to the editor for multiple copy discounts. 

If Your Work Is Not Selected 

Do not despair! Currently, we publish once a year, which makes our process very competitive. We may pass on some work that exhibits considerable strength and talent but simply won’t fit our current issue. Rejection should never discourage you from sharing your work and continuing to write. We want to encourage you to do both, with passion! 

Ready To Submit?

We want to read your work!

Artwork Submission Guidelines

The submission period for artwork for Volume 13 of Delmarva Review is open from November 1, 2019 through May 30, 2020, for publication in October 2020.  Cover selection will be made in June 2020.

Please review these guidelines for submissions.

Founded in 2008, Delmarva Review is a literary journal dedicated to the discovery and publication of compelling new fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction from emerging and established writers. Submissions from all writers are welcomed, regardless of residence. We publish annually, in both print and ebook editions, and promote various cultural events to inspire readers and writers who pursue excellence in the literary arts.

What to Submit

Delmarva Review will consider photography or artwork for the cover from regional artists. Although we are much more than a regional publication, the cover art we seek derives from our namesake:  the Delmarva Peninsula, an enchanting delta of wide open spaces and diverse ecosystems cradled between the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay. Images should be submitted as a 300-dpi file attachment (.jpg or .tiff). The front cover format is: 6” x 9”and must accommodate the book’s title.

Please read our current and past issues to familiarize yourself with the publication. Copies are available in print editions (and e-book) at Amazon.com and other major online booksellers.

We do not publish academic papers, religious or political commentary. Our publishing timeline typically doesn’t lend itself to breaking news and events. Our focus is on excellent writing, the literary arts. 

How to Submit

Please note: submissions not following our guidelines will be automatically declined without explanation. 

Please use the link at the bottom of this page for all submissions. 

We will only consider pieces submitted via Submittable, an independent submissions-management site. 

Submitted material must be unpublished. On occasion, we will invite previously published work with a credit to the original publication. “Unpublished” means work that has not been previously published in print or online in electronic journals, e-zines, or publishing websites. Works posted on personal blogs and websites will be considered on an individual basis. Please note this at the time of submission. 

We will consider simultaneous submissions, but you should inform us immediately if the work has been accepted by another publication.  

Cover Letter

A cover letter is not required.  

No Submission Fee

As a nonprofit literary journal, we do not charge a submission fee. 

Terms of Publication

By accepting publication, the author grants Delmarva Review one-time publishing rights for print, electronic, and anthology editions as well as on the website and for promotional materials. The author retains copyright and may publish the submission elsewhere after it appears in Delmarva Review. We would appreciate a “first published in” credit, which we honor with other publications. 

By accepting publication, the author gives Delmarva Review the right to publish the work on our website to archive it indefinitely as part of the issue in which it appeared, and to be included in future anthologized print or electronic editions of our publication. (Note: In some cases, we may elect to re-feature archived work; this does not constitute a new publication.) 

Compensation

If your work is selected, payment will be one contributor’s copy of the publication. 

You will also receive a discount on multiple orders of the issue. 

If Your Work is Not Selected

Do not despair! Currently, we publish once a year, which makes our process extremely competitive.  Rejection should never discourage you from sharing your work. 


Ends on

Submission Guidelines

The submission period for Volume 13 of Delmarva Review, is open from November 1, 2019 through March 31, 2020, for publication in October 2020. Editors read all submissions. All selections will be made by May 2020.

Please review these guidelines for submissions.

Now in its thirteenth year, Delmarva Review is an independent literary journal dedicated to publishing outstanding new writing of fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. Submissions from all writers are welcomed, regardless of residence. We publish annually, in both print and electronic editions. As a nonprofit, we promote activities to inspire readers and writers who pursue excellence in the literary arts. 

What To Submit

We seek great storytelling, remarkable poetry, and creative nonfiction exhibiting skillful expression. Our editors appreciate the writer's ability to engage readers on more than one level. Specifically, we seek unsolicited, previously unpublished works as follows:

§ Poetry – We seek memorable, evocative voices...poetry that keeps on giving.

§ Fiction and flash fiction – Our preference is literary writing. While the lines between literary and genre fiction continue to narrow, we are less interested in formulaic or purely plot-driven writing. We are more interested in skillfully written, excellent storytelling that engages on multiple levels.  Within this perspective, genre writing is acceptable.  We welcome most topics (with the exception of religious and political subjects); we are interested in work that addresses the importance of human freedoms and diversity, as well as writing that explores scientific and environmental subjects. 

§ Creative Nonfiction – Of special interest is the personal essay, memoir, and science or environmental writing (literary, narrative, non-technical).  We welcome micro-narrative writing, as well as longer work. 

§ Book Reviews - Unlike most content of the journal, the book section is regional. We review books by writers from the Chesapeake and Delmarva region, by assignment only; if you wish to suggest a book for review or review a book for Delmarva Review, please contact the editor via email at: editor@delmarvareview.org.

Artwork: Delmarva Review will consider photography or artwork for the cover from regional artists. Although we are much more than a regional publication, the cover art we seek derives from our namesake: the Delmarva Peninsula, an enchanting delta of wide-open spaces and diverse ecosystems cradled between the ocean and the Chesapeake Bay. Images should be submitted as a 300-dpi file attachment (.jpg or .tiff). The front cover format is: 6” x 9”and must accommodate the book’s title.

Please read our current and past issues to familiarize yourself with the publication. They are immediately available in print and electronic editions at Amazon.com and other major online booksellers.

We do not publish academic papers, religious or political commentary. Our publishing timeline typically doesn’t lend itself to breaking news and events. Our focus is on excellent writing.

How To Submit

Please note: submissions not following our guidelines will be automatically declined without explanation.

Please use the link at the bottom of this page for all submissions.

We will only consider pieces submitted electronically via Submittable, a submissions-management system. Our editors review work on a rolling basis, so early submissions are encouraged. While you may hear from us within a month, we often hold pieces longer to consider compatibility for the issue as it develops. We respond to all authors. Due to the large number of submissions, we strive to respond to all writers by May.

Submitted material must be unpublished.We will consider simultaneous submissions, but you should inform us immediately if the work has been accepted by another publication.

Please edit your work with care

You may want to refer to the current edition of The Chicago Manual of Style, our preferred style and usage guide.

Cover Letter 

A cover letter is not required. If you submit one, however, you should use Submittable’s cover letter field to help accommodate our blind-reading process. 

Limitations and Formatting

§ Poetry: up to 6 poems per submission period, no more than 50 lines each. Note: please be careful how long lines will appear, or where they may break, on the printed page (standard 6" x 9" page).

§ Fiction: limited to 1 story per submission period, no more than 6,000 words.

§ Flash fiction: up to 4 stories per submission period, up to 1,000 words each.

§ Creative nonfiction: limited to 1 essay per submission period, no more than 6,000 words.

§ Micro-narratives or Flash Nonfiction: up to 4 pieces per submission period, up to 1,000 words each.

Limitations 

Follow the submission category limitations carefully. We do not seek submissions in more than one category by one author, unless by specific request. Our editors and readers already see a substantial number of submissions. Unlike many literary journals, we do not charge a reading fee.  We focus our attention on the most compelling writing we receive in each category.

Prose Submissions 

Fiction and nonfiction submissions must be double-spaced and formatted in a 12-point font (preferably Times New Roman or similar). Please number the pages. Please do not add additional spaces between sentences.

Poetry Submissions 

Poetry should be single-spaced. Please send multiple poems in one attachment.

Short Book Reviews 

Reviews are regional and by assignment only. If you wish to suggest a book for review or review a book for Delmarva Review, please contact the editor.

No Submission or Reader Fee 

Our editors read all submissions. We do not charge a reading fee. 

Terms of Publication

By accepting publication, the author grants Delmarva Review one-time publishing rights for print, electronic, and anthology editions as well as on the website and for promotional materials. The author retains copyright and may publish the submission elsewhere after it appears in Delmarva Review. We would appreciate a “first published in” credit, which we honor with other publications. By accepting publication, the author gives Delmarva Review the right to publish the work on our website and to archive it indefinitely as part of the issue in which it appeared, and to be included in future anthologized print or electronic editions of our publication. (Note: In some cases, we may elect to re-feature archived work; this does not constitute a new publication.) 

Compensation

If your work is selected, payment will be one contributor print copy of the publication. You will also be entitled to a discount on multiple orders of the issue. Inquire directly to the editor for multiple copy discounts. 

If Your Work Is Not Selected 

Do not despair! Currently, we publish once a year, which makes our process very competitive. We may pass on some work that exhibits considerable strength and talent but simply won’t fit our current issue. Rejection should never discourage you from sharing your work and continuing to write. We want to encourage you to do both, with passion! 

Ready To Submit?

We want to read your work!

Delmarva Review