Our journal is meant to celebrate SIUE’s best creative minds – in the English discipline or otherwise – and to give great students and their work the exposure that they deserve!
Deadline: Sunday, September 19, 2021
What kinds of work are the editors looking for?
Works must not have previously published in print or online journals. (Material appearing on personal websites and social media is acceptable; if that’s the case, please include a link.)
If you’re interested in submitting work that doesn’t fall into one of these categories, send us a query at email@example.com and we’ll get back to you.
How much work can I send?
No more than four total pieces of art and/or written work should be submitted.
How long can the written submissions be?
Due to practical considerations, shorter pieces are more likely to be accepted. Please limit individual prose pieces to under 6,000 words.
Who is eligible to submit?
All undergraduate and graduate students of SIUE are eligible to submit work.
How exactly do I submit?
We are managing submissions through the online submission management system Submittable. This allows us to efficiently keep track of submissions and maintain the anonymity of submitters. (Faculty advisor Valerie Vogrin is the only person who will know the identity of submitters before the final editorial decisions have been made.)
This link will take you to Submittable. It takes less than a minute to create a free account.
If you are submitting multiple pieces, you need to you complete a separate submission for each piece.
What kind of files should I send?
What information do you need from me?
NOTE: The submitter's name should not appear on any of the pieces submitted. All submissions are reviewed blind by editors.
How will I know if you’ve received my submission?
Submittable will issue you an automated acknowledgement. We recommend you safelist notification emails from Submittable so they don’t end up in your Spam folder.
When do the editors make their decisions?
Editorial decisions will be made in early-to-mid-November.
Is River Bluff Review something new?
The RBR has been publishing great student work for over twenty years.
Who makes the editorial decisions?
The editors are students currently enrolled in English 494 – Literary Editing. Students make the final decisions about the layout and all literary and artistic content.
What if I still have questions?
Email any questions regarding submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
DEADLINE: Sunday, September 19th, 2021, 11:59 p.m.