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Thank you for your interest in Vassar Review. We will be accepting submissions relating to the theme of “Flesh & Form” from November until January 19, 2019 for a May release. We aim to respond to submissions within two months of the deadline.

The third edition of the Vassar Review will explore the unlikely negotiations of space within and without the queered body. We are interested in works that reconfigure experiences of becoming: their shifting textures, opacities, cravings, and manipulations. Inviting embodiment as a medium, "Flesh & Form" engages failure and curiosity for new avenues of possibility at the edge of being.

General Guidelines

We accept poetry, fiction, literary nonfiction, text, artworks, and images. Excerpts from longer works including dramatic works, screenplays, and graphic novels will also be accepted. Artists working in forms such as video, digital narrative (e.g. hypertext), and other multimedia should feel free to submit. We accept reviews on books, exhibitions, films, etc.

We will not accept previously published works, but previously exhibited visual work is acceptable. Simultaneous submissions are allowed, but please contact us if your work has been accepted elsewhere.

All contributors retain copyright over their individual works.

With each submission, we ask that you please include your name, contact information (mailing and email addresses), and a short cover letter. Submissions to the Arts and Digital Media sections should include the title of the piece, year created, and medium(s). Feel free to add a short description of the work if you think it is necessary.

Furthermore, please indicate the section in which you would like your work to be considered: Art, Digital Media, Fiction, Literary Nonfiction, Poetry, or Reviews. Should you find that your work does not fit one particular section heading, do not worry. These titles are just a means of sorting.

Please send submissions in the highest quality format possible. Tiffs are strongly preferred for visual submissions; due to their large size, you can provide a link to download the files.

Submissions are limited to:

  • Art: 15 works
  • Fiction/ Literary nonfiction: 30 pages
  • Poetry: 6 poems, or 10 pages
  • Reviews: 2 works
  • Digital Media: up to 5 digital works by providing a single URL where the combined submission may be found and reviewed. If a work is accepted for publication, you will be asked to upload all associated files to be hosted in the digital edition.

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