Call For Submissions

Call For Submissions

Call For Submissions: The Fourth River Online

Submission Guidelines

The Fourth River Online is the literary journal of Chatham University’s MFA Program. We are looking for submissions that explore the relationship between people and their environments, both natural and built, urban, rural or wild.

Recent contributors to the print journal include Astrid Cabral, Laila al-Atrash, Hillary Wentworth, Michael Byers, and Evan Morgan Williams. Our contributors have published in Birmingham Poetry Review, Glimmer Train, Alaska Quarterly Review, Witness, and The Missouri Review; they have been anthologized in Best American Short Stories, The O. Henry Prize Stories, and Best American Travel Writing. The Fourth River Online uses the same editorial staff and guidelines as the print version, and we look forward to providing contributor interviews and features on the site’s front page.

The Fourth River Online accepts unpublished poetry, literary short fiction, and creative nonfiction. Please send up to three poems or one prose piece up to 4,000 words.

• Reading Period: November 30-March 31, 2011
• We accept simultaneous submissions if indicated on the cover letter; please let us know immediately if a piece is accepted elsewhere.
• The Fourth River Online website goes live in the summer of 2011
• We do not publish writing for children or Young Adult audiences

Submission Address:

Please attach all submissions as Microsoft Word or PDF documents. Poems can be in a single document. Include the cover letter in the document itself.
Please indicate your name, genre, and title in the email subject line. For example, John Smith’s short story “Red Bird” would appear as “Smith, fiction, “Red Bird.”

We look forward to reading your work!