Delmarva Review is a literary journal dedicated to the discovery of outstanding new fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. We publish annually to inspire readers and writers to pursue excellence in writing.

The 10th Anniversary edition presents new poetry and prose from 40 authors in 18 states. The editor for this edition Emily Rich described the content as “touching on the themes of change and hope, among other topics. Amidst the uncertainties of life, people grasp for what is eternal in the human condition.” In addition, the tenth issue includes the first place winner of the 2017 Chesapeake Voices Prose Contest.

Volume 11 (2018 edition) will be released in November, featuring compelling short stories, poetry, and nonfiction from 44 authors.

The Review welcomes short fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction submissions, in English, from all authors. We encourage outstanding story-telling and moving poetry. Our standards are for memorable prose and poetry exhibiting skillful expression. Please consult the Submission Guide for all submissions. We also seek illustrative artwork to be considered for the cover and inside pages.

The submission period for Volume 12 (2019 edition) will open from November 1, 2018 until March 31, 2019. Please see the Submission Guideline page.

Delmarva Review is available in both print and electronic editions worldwide from and other major online booksellers as well as regional libraries and bookstores on the Delmarva Peninsula.

The nonprofit Delmarva Review is published by the Delmarva Review Literary Fund to support the literary arts. Publication is funded by individual contributions and a grant from the Talbot County Arts Council, with revenues provided by the Maryland State Arts Council.

Volume 10

Available now
in print and 
e-book editions at online  booksellers
and regional

11th Annual Edition & Next Submission Period (for all writers) - Nov. 1, 2018