Raleigh Review is a national non-profit magazine of poetry, short fiction (including flash), and art. We believe that great literature inspires empathy by allowing us to see the world through the eyes of our neighbors, whether across the street or across the globe. Our mission is to foster the creation and availability of accessible yet provocative contemporary literature.
Please be sure to read the guidelines and look at sample work on our website. We prefer work that is physically grounded and accessible, though complex and rich in emotional or intellectual power. We delight in stories from unique voices and perspectives. Any fiction that is born from a relatively unknown place grabs our attention. We are not opposed to genre fiction, so long as it has real, human characters and is executed artfully. We typically do not publish avant garde or language poetry and have a general aversion to pretension/unnecessarily exclusive work. Every piece is read for its intrinsic value, so new/emerging voices are often published along nationally recognized, award-winning authors.