• Submissions to the DEAD RIVER REVIEW are limited to students, staff, and faculty. We accept submissions in the Spring (Jan 15 – Mar 15) and Fall Semesters (Sept 15 – Nov 15th). Each issue, or “gallery”, will be published on or around May 6th, in honor of the death date of Henry David Thoreau
  • Submissions will be judged fairly and democratically by the DRR editorial committee. Contributors will be contacted by the end of the semester.
  • We accept Poetry, Fiction (including Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror), Creative Nonfiction (including Reflective Essays, Montage), Translations (please include original), Short Films, Digital Images, as well as Experimental/Hybrid Forms.
  • Email all submissions to
  • Poets, please submit a maximum of 10 pages, no more than one poem per page. All other genres, please submit a maximum of 20 pages. Translators, please submit both the translation and the original text in a single document no longer than 20 pages; also, please note whether you hold the English rights. Submissions must be in a standard typeface (e.g. Times, Palatino, Garamond, Courier), minimum 12-point type, and double-spaced. You may submit your manuscript in .doc, .docx, .rtf., or .pdf format.
  • Artists, attach digital images as a .jpg, .jpeg, .png, .gif, .tif, .tiff, .bmp, or .tga format with a maximum file size of 5MB; video files must be in .m4v, .mov, .mp4, .wmv, .flv, .asf, .mpeg, .mpg, or .mkv format with a maximum file size of 60MB. Provide 5-20 items. Images (up to 5MB each), Video (up to 250MB each), Audio (up to 30MB each) and Models (Sketchfab). You may also link to media from YouTube, Vimeo and SoundCloud.

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