We regret to announce that The Evansville Review must take a year off from accepting submissions due to the pandemic. We will be closed from September 2020 through the end of August 2021. We hope you understand, and please keep us in mind when the Fall 2021 submission period rolls around.


We are interested in work ranging from the traditional to the experimental. We welcome submissions from established writers as well as new voices, and we'd love to see the diverse voices in our slush pile continue to increase.

Unless it is solicited, we do not publish work that has been previously published elsewhere. Please don’t submit more than one submission in a given genre while a decision from us is pending. Additionally, please do not submit to more than one genre at a time.

Simultaneous submissions are encouraged as long as you notify us immediately if your piece is accepted elsewhere. If any of the poems in your online submission are selected for publication elsewhere, email the editor at evvreview@evansville.edu to withdraw the individual poem(s). We will continue to consider the rest of your submitted work. Payment is two contributor’s copies. 

Submissions open on September 1 and close on October 31. 

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Submit up to 5 single-spaced poems at a time (with a maximum of 10 pages total per submission). Please save all poems in a single document before submitting. Our taste in poems varies wildly, but we tend to shy away from strict formalism. That doesn't mean we don't accept it, but if you use a form, the work should be excellent.

Include a brief, 3rd-person bio in your cover letter.

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Submit up to three pieces of flash fiction (<1,000 each) or one story up to 6,500 words. We are open to a wide range of styles, though our aim is always to find stories that hook us from the first line and never let us go. Hit us with your best language, your most compelling characters. Make us remember your work.

We are always interested in slipstream work: fabulism, magical realism, the surreal, though we never publish romance or anything verging on pornographic.

Include a brief, 3rd-person bio in your cover letter.

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Submit up to three pieces of flash nonfiction (>1,000 each) or one creative nonfiction piece up to 6,500 words. We are open to any style—memoirs, meditations, experimental pieces, lyric essays, hermit crab essays, etc.—though our aim is always to find something we haven't seen before. We're suckers for beautiful language and something that pushes the boundaries of form. We are not interested in scholarly essays. 

Include a brief, 3rd-person bio in your cover letter.

We are especially interested in including illustrated narratives in our journal. We welcome submissions of graphic memoir or essay and  illustrated short stories that demonstrate literary merit. We are interested in traditional forms and experimental techniques. Submissions can be in color or black and white. Please format submission in a single .doc, as a .pdf or a .jpg series.

Please note, though it should go without saying, that "graphic" means illustrated--not violent.

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Submit up to 15 pages for consideration. We are open to most anything here and get by far the fewest submissions in this category. We’d love to see that change! 

Include a brief, 3rd-person bio in your cover letter.

Please submit up to three photographic images for consideration as cover art for the journal. At this time, we are only interested in high-quality photographs, though they must be in color.

We are not interested in photographs of paintings or black & white pics. 

All submissions must be high-resolution JPEG files in order to be considered.  

Include a brief, 3rd-person bio in your cover letter and a link to your online portfolio if you have one.



As they are part of the submission guidelines, only high-resolution JPEG files will be considered.

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