Virginia Quarterly Review 588

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VQR strives to publish the freshest, most accomplished writers of our time. We are partial to work that is conscious of language without being self-conscious, that pulls readers in with drama and emotional risk, rather than holding them at arm's length with gimmickry and tricks. In short, we seek writing that uses intensely focused language to affect the way that readers see the world. A well-crafted poem, story, or essay is, at its heart, a statement of refusal to accept conventional wisdom and instead study the world for oneself. We seek that writing which illuminates what we, as a culture, may learn from such close inspection.

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Country of Publication

United States

Audience

Open to a broad Audience.

Publication Media & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationUnknown publication frequency.
Print Publication Print PublicationPublished 4 x per year.

Fiction Temp Closed

Dates:
Will be open to submissions from 01 July 2018 (9.9 days from now) through 31 July 2018. 43
Genres:
General General
Open to all/most Genres Open to all/most Genres
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Short Story Short Story2,000 - 7,500 words.
Novelette Novelette7,500 - 8,000 words.
Payscale:
We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word) to Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Pay ranges from Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word) to Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word).
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We publish literary, art, and cultural criticism; reportage; historical and political analysis; and travel essays. We publish few author interviews or memoirs. In general, we are looking for nonfiction that looks out on the world, rather than within the self.

Dates:
Will be open to submissions from 01 July 2018 (9.9 days from now) through 31 July 2018. 5
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Critical, Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: History, Literature/Books (Theory/Analysis/Criticism), Music (Theory/Analysis/Criticism), Performing Arts (Theory/Analysis/Criticism), Politics/Political Science, Society/Culture, Travel, Visual Arts (Theory/Analysis/Criticism).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Review Review2,000 - 2,400 words.
Article Article3,500 - 9,000 words.
Essay Essay3,500 - 9,000 words.
Payscale:
We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word) to Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Pay ranges from Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word) to Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word).
Submissions:
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Dates:
Will be open to submissions from 01 July 2018 (9.9 days from now) through 31 July 2018. 24
Genres:
General General
Open to all/most Genres Open to all/most Genres
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Poem PoemNo line limits known; Up to 4 pieces.
Payscale:
We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Professional payment (US$50 or more per poem) Professional payment (US$50 or more per poem).
Submissions:
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OK No No OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

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Dates

Last Updated: 12 Jun 2018
Last Audited: 25 Mar 2018 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 02 Aug 2005

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