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We accept submissions of Poetry,

Creative Writings, Photography, and other Artwork

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Contributor Rights ~ Our policy is the general copyright law that states that your work is yours.

The River Journal will publish quarterly Issues of poetry and art along with creative writings and articles. Every Issue we will feature a poet, an artist, and a photographer. A feature includes publication of a poem or art piece, and an interview. In addition, we will feature the winner of the previous Seasonal Writing Contest and the publication of one more poem/poet. Submissions will be open in three month interval  for each issue. see chart below ex.-Submissions are open for the winter Issue from August to October We are continuing with our partial themed Issues. Look for info on The River

Guidelines for Submissions to The River ~

(All Guidelines must be Followed to be Considered)

Creative Writing:

Poetry– limit 30 lines ~~ Real Life Stories 300-700 word count ~~ Flash Fiction 500-700 word count ~~ Opinion 200-300 word count

* Poetry submission guidelines

    • two to three poems of any form
    • single spaced
    • 12 pt – Times Roman
    • limit of 30 lines
    • small biography -max 200 words
    • We welcome audio recordings of poems
    • and a photo of the poet (your choice)
    • one submission every 3 months

*All other creative writing submission guidelines*

    • single spaced
    • 12 pt – Times Roman
    • follow specific word count
    • one submission every 3 months
* Submission Guidelines for all writings
    • Send creative writings to the creative writing editor at:   cw@theriverjournal.org
    • In the Subject line of your email type your creative writing genre along with Submission- ex. Poetry Submission
    • In your email include a ‘short’ bio about yourself, with some networking information: Facebook, Twitter, et cetera* and your ‘preferred’ site where your work is located.
    • Please be aware that submission of creative writing, does not guarantee that it will be featured in The River~ Journal, but that it will be considered.
    • Those who submit their work will be notified that it has been received.  If your creative writing is selected for publication you will be notified a second time. Submissions for March will be considered for publication in the Summer Issue scheduled in June. see chart below If your creative writing is not selected it can not be re-submitted.  Special Note: The poet is welcome to submit new material.
    • Please note: The River Journal is a quarterly journal. *The River has the rights to edit the bio for the usage of the featured creative writing.
    • Poets and writers will only be featured once a year. Please do not submit again if you were featured before that time lapses.
    • Poetry Submissions: We publish an anthology of featured poets once a year.
    • All creative writing and poetry guidelines must be followed to be considered.

*need: 2-3 poems & short bio; options: picture, audio recording  

(All Guidelines must be Followed to be Considered)

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Artwork:

 Guidelines for Art Submissions to The River ~ Journal

• Send photography submissions to: photo@theriverjournal.org  *no more than three photos per submission

Send images of your work, whether it is sketches, paintings, sculpture, music, et cetera in an email to: art@theriverjournal.org

• In the Subject line of your email type – Art Submission• or Photo Submission

In your email include a link to your ‘preferred’ site where your work may be located or seen.

• In your email include a ‘short’ bio about yourself, with some networking information: Facebook, Twitter, et cetera.*

• Please be aware that submission of art work, does not guarantee that it will be featured in The River Journal, but that it will be considered.

• Those who submit their art work will be notified that it was received. If your art is selected you will be notified a second time with what issue it will be featured in The River.

• If your work is selected, you are requested to share The River Journal ‘issue link’ in which your work is featured with your contacts, friends, family, et cetera. Please note: The River Journal is a weekly journal that comes out each Friday.*The River has the rights to edit the bio for the usage of the featured art.

  – Thank You

 

Artful Thought Project-

The Artful Thought Project is our contribution to help build back the imaginations of children through creative activities integrated with literature and art. A project we bring to our neighborhoods. We welcome you to do the same. For more information click here then email the Editor for the Artful Thought Project packet.


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