Fourth River

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Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Representative Authors: 
Laila al-Atrash, Michael Byers, Astrid Cabral, Rick Campbell, Jim Daniels, Derek Green, Robert McGowan, Ander Monson, Yelizaveta P. Renfro, Shirley Sullivan
Reading Periods: 
Jul 1 to Sep 1
Nov 15 to Jan 15
Response Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Contributor copies only
Issues per Year: 
Issue Price: 
Subscription Price: 
$10 for 1 year, $16 for 2 years

Editorial Focus

The Fourth River is the literary journal of Chatham University’s MFA Program, printed annually. The journal welcomes submissions of creative writing that explore the relationship between humans and their environments, both natural and built, urban, rural or wild.

Tips From the Editor

We are looking for writing that is richly situated at the confluence of place, space and identity—or that reflects upon or makes use of landscape and place in new ways. Our theme is capacious, but our criteria is largely based on quality. If you’re unsure whether a piece fits our theme, send it and let us decide. And, of course, feel free to purchase a back issue to familiarize yourself with our aesthetic.

Contact Information

Sheila Squillante, Editor in Chief
Chatham University
Woodland Road
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Last updated: Feb 01, 2024