Roanoke Review

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Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Representative Authors: 
Lee Upton, David Huddle, Patricia Smith, Robert Morgan, Jesse Graves, Adrian Blevins
Online, Audio
Reading Period: 
Sep 1 to Dec 1
Response Time: 
Greater than 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
No payment
Issues per Year: 
Issue Price: 
Subscription Price: 
2,500 to 5,000

Editorial Focus

Roanoke Review publishes three to seven featured pieces every month—focusing primarily on poetry, creative nonfiction, fiction, flash, graphic narrative, and visual poetry.

On occasion, they review small press, literary books, or invite authors published with Roanoke Review to contribute podcast readings and interviews.

Tips From the Editor

Roanoke Review was founded in 1967 by Roanoke College student Edward A. Tedeschi and teacher Henry Taylor, who went on to win the Pulitzer Prize in poetry for The Flying Change in 1986. For over half a century, the Review has established itself as a home for new and established authors writing in both traditional and experimental forms. 

We encourage writers of all backgrounds to submit work, including those who are historically underrepresented in literary circles.

(If you try to submit during our open period but find submissions closed, that means we’ve hit our cap for the month. Please come back on the first of the following month.) 

Contact Information

Mary Crockett Hill, Editor
Roanoke College
221 College Lane
Miller Hall
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Last updated: Feb 16, 2024