The 2013 edition of The Delmarva Review, Volume 6, will be published in October. Its submission period ended in February. All selections will be made by May, 2013, and authors will be notified.
The submission period for the 2014 edition, Volume 7, opens on November 1, 2013 and continues through February 28, 2014, for publication in October 2014. Please review the guidelines before submitting your work. Use the link at the bottom of this page for submissions.
The Delmarva Review is a literary journal publishing original short fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and short reviews. The review welcomes work from all authors, writing in English.
We seek great storytelling, memorable poetry, and creative nonfiction exhibiting skillful expression.
We will also consider photography or artwork for the cover. Images should be submitted as a 300 dpi file attachment (.jpg or .tiff). The minimum size is: 6” wide x 9”.
The Delmarva Review is published in a print edition, with a downloadable digital edition, by the Eastern Shore Writers' Association. It is copyrighted, but all rights revert to the author after publication.
How to Submit:
We only consider e-mail submissions. Editors review work on a rolling basis, and early submissions are encouraged. Please use the submission link at the bottom of this page. Authors will hear from the editors no later than May 2014.
Material must be unpublished, though we occasionally invite previously published work with a credit to the original publication. “Unpublished” means work that has not been previously published in print or online in electronic journals, e-zines, or publishing websites. Works posted on personal blogs and websites will be considered on an individual basis. Please note this at the time of submission.
We will consider simultaneous submissions. Please inform us immediately if the work has been accepted by another publication.
The author’s name, mailing address, phone, and e-mail address, followed by the genre, and word count (for prose) should be included in a cover sheet in the attached file.
What to Submit:
Poetry - up to 6 poems, no more than 50 lines each Short fiction - up to 5,000 words Flash fiction - up to 1,500 words Creative nonfiction - up to 3,000 words
Please limit your submissions to one short story or nonfiction piece, two “flash” or short short stories, or six poems per submission period.
Fiction and nonfiction submissions must be double-spaced and formatted in a 12-point font. Please number the pages of prose submissions.
Poetry should be single-spaced. Send multiple poems in one attachment.
Short Book Reviews:
Our short reviews run no more than 250 words and focus on books by writers from the greater Delmarva and Chesapeake region. Reviews are by assignment only. If you wish to review books for The Delmarva Review, please contact us via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If your work is selected:
Payment will be two contributor’s copies of the publication. You will also receive a discount on multiple orders of the issue.
Useful Help to Writers:
It is helpful for writers to familiarize themselves with the review prior to submitting work. The current issue may be ordered for $12 (check or M.O.) from: The Delmarva Review, P.O. Box 544, St. Michaels, MD 21663. Or buy a downloadable digital edition at Amazon.com (Kindle).