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Submissions

Submit Work

Thank you for your interest in Vassar Review. We will be accepting submissions relating to the theme of “Protest, Prophecy, Play” from November 12, 2019 until January 26, 2020 for a May release. We aim to respond to submissions within two months of the deadline.

General Guidelines

We accept poetry, prose, 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, Prose, 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.

Submit Work

If you have issues submitting your materials please email them directly to vassarreview@vassar.edu.