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Established in September 2003, The Cincinnati Review draws together within its pages the finest creative and critical work from across the country. We provide a venue for writers of any background, at any point in their literary careers, to showcase their best writing. Each issue also features a portfolio of artwork from a local or national artist.

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Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 2003

Publication Medium & Frequency

Print Publication Print PublicationPublished 2 x per year.

Fiction Open

Dates:

Open to fiction submissions through 31 May 2024* (approx. 11 days from now). 20

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience.

Genres:
General General
Lengths:
Flash Fiction Flash FictionUp to 1,000 words.
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 7,500 words.
Novelette Novelette7,500 - 10,000 words.
Styles:

Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.

Topics:

Open to all/most Topics.

Payment:

Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Professional payment. Details: USD $25 per page.

Submissions:

Method: Online form.
Reprints: Reprints are NOT allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are allowed.
Media: Text.


Nonfiction Open

Dates:

Open to nonfiction submissions through 31 May 2024* (approx. 11 days from now). 3

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience.

Lengths:
Essay EssayUp to 5,000 words.
Styles:

Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.

Topics:

Open to all/most Topics.

Payment:

Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Professional payment. Details: USD $25 per page.

Submissions:

Method: Online form.
Reprints: Reprints are NOT allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are allowed.
Media: Text.


Poetry Open

Dates:

Open to poetry submissions through 31 May 2024* (approx. 11 days from now). 25

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience.

Genres:
General General
Lengths:
Poem PoemNo line limits known; Up to 5 pieces.
Poetry Forms:

Open to all/most Forms.

Styles:

Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.

Topics:

Open to all/most Topics.

Payment:

Semi-pro payment (US$5-49 per poem) to Professional payment (US$50 or more per poem) Pay ranges from Semi-pro payment to Professional payment.
Details: USD $30 per page.

Submissions:

Method: Online form.
Reprints: Reprints are NOT allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are allowed.
Media: Text.


Visual Art Closed

This project has permanently closed to submissions in this category.

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The Cincinnati Review Submission Statistics — Free Preview!

The statistics in this section are compiled from submission reports sent to us through our submission tracker. They are not provided by the publication's editors/staff or by Duotrope's admins. Information in this section is updated a few times per day. Learn more about the statistics.
AccuracyWe have received 403 reports from 348 different members within the past 12 months, not including pending responses (see below). The more responses reported, the more accurate the information.
Days Reported1 min | 145.4 mean avg | 132.0 median | 687 max days (83.5 std dev)
Responses87.84 %
Acceptances2.73 % of submissions accepted (147.8 avg. days per acceptance) | 3.16 % of submitters accepted Rejections are often underreported, which skews the statistics in favor of acceptances. Most publishers have a lower acceptance rate than indicated here.
Rejections85.11 % (148.5 avg. days per rejection) | 17.2 % personal, 61.8 % form, 21.0 % unspecified | 0.5 % shortlisted
Non-Responses12.16 %
Lost/Returned0.50 % (355.5 avg. days before reporting submissions as lost or returned)
Never Responded1.24 % (422.4 avg. days before reporting submissions as never responded)
Withdrawals10.42 % (76.2 avg. days per withdrawal)
Pending197 responses are pending (10 min | 69.9 mean avg | 18.0 median | 627 max days waiting | 100.6 std dev) from 195 different members This only includes pending reports from users who have been active on Duotrope within the past 30 days

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The editors will try to make a decision within 180 days. (26.8 % of the responses reported to us for this listing have taken longer than 180 days.)
Do not query on the status of your submission before 365 days have passed.
Most submissions are acknowledged on the same day.
Most recent response reported was received on 17 May 2024.
Responses have been received for submissions sent as recently as 01 May 2024.

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Dates

Last Updated: 16 May 2024
Last Audited: 16 May 2024. (We audit each active listing twice a year. Learn more at link.)
Date Added: 16 Feb 2006

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