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Please note that only previously unpublished material will be considered.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.

Ends on April 30, 2019

Please submit three, four, or five poems in a single document (.doc, .docx, .rtf).  Remember to include your name, physical and email addresses, and telephone number on each poem.

Ends on April 30, 2019

Please submit one short story of up to 5,000 words (.doc, .docx, .rtf).  Remember to include your name, physical and email addresses, and telephone number on the first page of your submission.

Please submit one essay of up to 5,000 words (.doc, .docx, .rtf). Remember to include your name, physical and email addresses, and telephone number on the first page of your submission.

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