Virginia Quarterly Review

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Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Representative Authors: 
Marjorie Agosín, Daniel Alarcón, Tom Bissell, Marianne Boruch, Pauline W. Chen, Paisley Rekdal, Robin Ekiss, J. Malcolm Garcia, John McNally, Adrienne Rich, Art Spiegelman, Chris Ware, Charles Wright, C. Dale Young
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Jul 1 to Jul 31
Response Time: 
Less than 3 months
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Editorial Focus

VQR seeks work that is conscious of language without being self-conscious, that pulls readers in with drama and emotional risk, rather than holding them at arm's length with gimmickry and tricks. The editors value writing that uses intensely focused language to affect the way that readers see the world.

Tips From the Editor

Please read some past issues of VQR before submitting your work so you have a clear sense of our editorial focus. A portion of every issue is freely available on our website.

Contact Information

Managing Editor
P. O. Box 400223
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Last updated: Sep 22, 2022