The Cumberland River Review accepts unsolicited submissions from both emerging and established writers.  We read during the traditional academic year, September through April, and aim to maintain a regular response time of three months.

Please note that only previously unpublished material will be considered.  We read and encourage simultaneous submissions but ask that you let us know if part or all of your submission is accepted elsewhere.

Finally, why not follow us on Twitter (@crrlitmag) as long as you're here?  We'd love to share occasional reading recommendations and work from our archives.

Please submit three, four, or five poems in a single document.

Please submit a single short story of no more than 5,000 words.

Please submit a single essay of no more than 5,000 words.

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