Guidelines for Written Submissions
We accept poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, translations, drama, hybrid pieces, and/or any otherwise uncategorized creative works. If submitting a translation, please also include the original text with your submission and cite the source of the original non-English piece.
Submission Limit: 6,000 words for prose, drama, or multimedia pieces; 5 poems
Long River Review accepts simultaneous submissions. Please let us know if your work is accepted elsewhere.
If your work is accepted, we ask for First North American Serial Rights (i.e., to be the first publication in North America to publish it), after which the rights revert back to you.
All contributors get two copies of the issue where their work is featured. Unfortunately, we are not in the position to offer payment to our writers.
While we are open to a plethora of innovative and exciting works, Long River Review will NOT publish stories that/ are:
- Condone bigotry: sexism, racism, homophobia, transphobia, or hateful ideologies
- Center around graphic depictions of sex or violence
- AI generated
- Excerpted from a novel or larger body of work (unless the piece can stand alone by itself)
- Political manifestos
If your work fits into any of these categories, it will be automatically disqualified for review or publication.
Please check genre specific guidelines before submitting.
Guidelines for Art Submissions
Long River Review welcomes all art mediums including; photography, illustration, printmaking, paintings, comics, drawings, and mixed media works.
All art submitted by UConn students to LRR will be considered for generous cash prizes provided by the Gloriana Gill Art Awards and the Long River Art Award.
Submit artwork based on the following specifications:
Photoshop tiff 5.75 inches (minimum width) 300 dpi
Long River Review accepts simultaneous submissions.
We only accept unpublished work.