Raleigh Review is a national non-profit magazine of poetry, short fiction, and art that offers accessible works of experience that are both emotionally and intellectually complex. At Raleigh Review 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 through our biannual magazine as well as through workshops, readings, and other community events.

Submissions are open January-April for the Fall issue (closed May-June) and
July-October for the Spring issue (closed November-December).

Thanks for your interest in Raleigh Review! We look forward to reading your work!
Ends on October 31, 2017$3.00
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  • Send four to five poems.
  • If you think your poems will make a perfect stranger's toes tingle, heart leap, or brain sizzle, then send it our way. We typically do not publish avant garde or language poetry and have a general aversion to unnecessarily exclusive work. We do like a poem that causes--for a wide audience--a visceral reaction to intellectually and emotionally rich material.
  • If accepted, we will also request an audio recording, which is optional but highly encouraged.
Ends on October 31, 2017$3.00
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  • Works of fiction up to 1,200 words (.doc, .docx, .pdf only).
  • Please do not combine multiple submissions in one file.
  • We prefer flash fiction with narrative elements (i.e., not only images).
  • While we are not looking specifically for speculative and genre fiction, we are open to literary stories with genre elements.
Ends on October 31, 2017$4.00
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  • Works of fiction 1,200 to 7,500 words (.doc, .docx, .pdf only). Note: While we accept up to 7,500 words, stories at the 4,000-5,000 word mark are more likely to be accepted than those that are longer, simply due to space constraints.
  • Please do not combine multiple submissions in one file.
  • While we are not looking specifically for speculative and genre fiction, we are open to literary stories with genre elements.
  • We delight in stories from unique voices and perspectives. Any fiction that is born from a relatively unknown place grabs our attention.