As a general rule, try to keep your submission to 4-5 poems. Your name and/or your pen name and address should appear on each submission. Including
a brief cover letter is fine, but not required. If your work is
accepted for publication and we don't have your bio, we will request it
For Flash Fiction:
Please label your mailer as a [Flash Fiction Submission]
in the bottom left corner.
While there is no single
universally acceptable definition
of flash fiction, we are interested in seeing stories no more than 1200 words in length, in which most of the classic story elements (character,
resolution, and so on) are present or strongly implied. We welcome
or mimetic fiction, as well as genre works. Our main criterion is the
the story, not the rubric it might fall under.
Book Review Consideration:
Raleigh Review / Box 6725 / Raleigh NC 27628
Send one copy (poetry book or short story collection) to:
Review copies will not be returned.
Please Note: We request First North American Rights on works we publish. Simultaneous submissions in both genres are acceptable
(and encouraged). However, there is no need to write to us to withdraw
your submission. If we accept your work, you have the option of declining the contract. Multiple submissions and revisions to existing work in our queue are impossible to track on our end. Please do not submit more work until
we have responded to the work remaining in your submission.
Unless you have been previously published in the Raleigh Review and are submitting a poem for our consideration as a Fortnightly Poem, please do not submit work that has appeared
in print or elsewhere online in a published venue such as another
journal, newspaper, magazine, or publicly accessible blog. If you do
have work on a personal blog, make sure you password protect the blog
so that your work remains eligible for publication.
Submissions Policy for December:
In the month of December, we will accept email submissions from
International writers, and writers based in the USA should follow the postal submission guidelines. Tell It Slant will turn back on on January 1st.
See our Publication Cycle
Thanks for your interest in Raleigh Review.