The Broad River Review accepts general submissions and Rash Award contest entries each year from September 1–November 15. The Broad River Review  welcomes submissions of original poetry, fiction, and creative  nonfiction, and we also encourage visual artists to submit samples for  possible cover art.

Writers have two avenues for submission, either a general submission or a submission to our contests, the Rash Awards, which offer $500 first prizes in both Fiction and Poetry. All general submissions and contest submissions received during the reading period will be considered for publication.  However, only official entries for the Rash Awards and the $15 entry fee will be eligible for the prize awards.  For complete details about the contest, please see our contest rules on our website at http://broadriverreview.org/official-contest-rules/.

All poetry submissions are restricted to five poems, with no more ten  pages total per submission. Fiction and creative nonfiction submissions must be  no more than 5,000 words. Previously published work will not be considered. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable, although works accepted elsewhere must be withdrawn immediately.  

We look forward to reading your submissions!

Ends on November 15, 2019$15.00
$15.00

Contest Rules
1.  All manuscripts meeting the requirements listed below and  submitted between September 1, 2019 and November 15, 2019, will be  considered for the cash awards as well as for publication in the Broad River Review.
2.  All Rash Award contest entries must be submitted through  Submittable (see the link at the bottom of the page).  A contest entry  fee of $15 (U.S) will be collected.  Writers may submit multiple times  in one or both genres, but the $15 fee will be collected for each entry.
3.  No previously published works or works accepted for publication  are eligible, including previous online publication.  Simultaneous  submissions are eligible, although any manuscript accepted elsewhere  must be withdrawn immediately.
4.  Poetry entries are restricted to five poems, with no more ten  pages total per submission.  Fiction entries must be double spaced and  no more than 5,000 words.
5.  Winning manuscripts will appear in the Volume 52 of the Broad River Review, which will be published in late spring of 2020.  All entrants will be mailed one copy of the Broad River Review 2020.
6.  Manuscripts will be judged blindly.  In the Submittable  submission form, enter contact information (including name, address,  phone, and email), a short biographical entry, and the names of all  titles submitted for the contest.  Writers must NOT include their names  anywhere in the file name or inside the attached manuscript file.  For  those who enter more than one submission to the Rash Awards, please  include a name and address for a gift copy of the Broad River Review 2020in the Submittable form of any subsequent entry.
7.  Winners will be notified by telephone.  Finalists may also be  offered publication, and will be notified through Submittable.  All  entrants will receive notification with a full list of winners and  finalists by January 1, 2020, at which time all manuscripts not  selected as winners or selected for publication will be released to  authors for submission elsewhere.
8.  In the event that judges do not deem any submissions worthy of  the prize, we reserve the right to extend the call for manuscripts or to  cancel the award.  If an award is canceled, entry fees will be  refunded.
9.  Anyone with a previous reciprocal professional relationship with  the judges will be disqualified from the contest.  Submissions will be  screened by the staff of the Broad River Review, and finalists will be forwarded for final judging.

Ends on November 15, 2019$15.00
$15.00

Contest Rules
1.  All manuscripts meeting the requirements listed below and  submitted between September 1, 2019 and November 15, 2019, will be  considered for the cash awards as well as for publication in the Broad River Review.
2.  All Rash Award contest entries must be submitted through  Submittable (see the link at the bottom of the page).  A contest entry  fee of $15 (U.S) will be collected.  Writers may submit multiple times  in one or both genres, but the $15 fee will be collected for each entry.
3.  No previously published works or works accepted for publication  are eligible, including previous online publication.  Simultaneous  submissions are eligible, although any manuscript accepted elsewhere  must be withdrawn immediately.
4.  Poetry entries are restricted to five poems, with no more ten  pages total per submission.  Fiction entries must be double spaced and  no more than 5,000 words.
5.  Winning manuscripts will appear in the Volume 52 of the Broad River Review, which will be published in late spring of 2020.  All entrants will be mailed one copy of the Broad River Review 2020.
6.  Manuscripts will be judged blindly.  In the Submittable  submission form, enter contact information (including name, address,  phone, and email), a short biographical entry, and the names of all  titles submitted for the contest.  Writers must NOT include their names  anywhere in the file name or inside the attached manuscript file.  For  those who enter more than one submission to the Rash Awards, please  include a name and address for a gift copy of the Broad River Review 2020 in the Submittable form of any subsequent entry.
7.  Winners will be notified by telephone.  Finalists may also be  offered publication, and will be notified through Submittable.  All  entrants will receive notification with a full list of winners and  finalists by January 1, 2020, at which time all manuscripts not  selected as winners or selected for publication will be released to  authors for submission elsewhere.
8.  In the event that judges do not deem any submissions worthy of  the prize, we reserve the right to extend the call for manuscripts or to  cancel the award.  If an award is canceled, entry fees will be  refunded.
9.  Anyone with a previous reciprocal professional relationship with  the judges will be disqualified from the contest.  Submissions will be  screened by the staff of the Broad River Review, and finalists will be forwarded for final judging.

Short Fiction submissions are limited to 5,000 words.  However, shorter works often stand a better chance of acceptance due to space in the publication.  Previously published work will not be considered.  Simultaneous submissions are eligible, although any manuscript accepted elsewhere must be withdrawn immediately.
Ends on November 15, 2019

Poetry submissions are restricted to five poems, with no more ten pages total per submission. Previously  published work will not be considered.  Simultaneous submissions are  acceptable if our editors are notified immediately that the work has  been accepted elsewhere. 

Creative Nonfiction submissions are limited to 5,000 words.  However, shorter works often stand a better chance of acceptance due to space in the publication.  Previously published work will not be considered.  Simultaneous submissions are eligible, although any manuscript accepted elsewhere must be withdrawn immediately.  We do not currently publish general nonfiction, such as book reviews.

Ends on November 15, 2019
We accept submissions for cover art.  While we will consider just about anything, please take a a look at our recent covers.  We do not typically use covers with real people featured in the artwork.  Please submit up to five digital images for consideration.

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