Roanoke Review

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

Submissions are currently closed until September 1st 2018

Please view our submission guidelines, as posted on our online journal at

  • Issues are published on a rolling basis throughout the calendar year, generally starting on 1 January.
  • We accept fiction and non-fiction submissions up to 5,000 words and poetry submissions up to 100 lines. 
  • We will read up to 5 poems and 1 short story per submission; please wait to hear from us before submitting additional work.
  • Please include your contact information on the top of the first page and a header with your name on all subsequent pages. For prose pieces, please number your pages.
  • We accept only 200 submissions per month. if that limit is hit, submissions will reopen on the first of the next month. 
  • Simultaneous submissions are fine, but please withdraw your piece if it is accepted elsewhere. (And if we accept you first and you accept our acceptance, please honor that). 
  • We do not accept reprints. 
  • Please do not send us podcasts or interviews.  If we accept your work, we may pursue these things ourselves. 
  • We publish artwork only by artists from or living in southwestern Virginia.  If you’re interested in having us look at your work, please send an e-mail to that includes a link to your gallery or another on-line display of your work.  Please, no fantasy art or graphic representations of a sexual nature.
  • All other works should be submitted via Submittable (see link below) or sent hardcopy with an SASE to Roanoke Review, 221 College Lane, Salem, VA  24153. 
  • Because we see ourselves as a resource for and in service to the arts community, there are no charges or reading fees.