TNVR_flyer2015The submissions period for the 2016 edition is July 15 to October 16, 2015. For detailed guidelines, see the Submissions link. All published work is eligible for our contest. Winners will be awarded cash prizes for best work in a genre.


The Northern Virginia Review presents outstanding original fiction, poetry, essays, fine art and photography from the Mid-Atlantic region and the faculty, staff, and alumni of Northern Virginia Community College. It is published in a handsome print edition each March.

Now in its 30th year, the Review was originally founded to showcase the talents of Northern Virginia Community College’s faculty. In 2006, we expanded submissions to include outside contributors. We now also publish the best work of noted and emerging regional writers and artists.

Our best-in-genre contest offers cash prizes, awarded each spring at a reception to launch the new edition and honor its contributors. For the reception, we bring in guest speakers who are at the top of their field. Recent nationally known speakers have included, H. R. Hummer, Sydney Blumenthal, and Claudia Emerson.

Editorial Board

  • Nicholas E. Bomba
  • Adam Chiles
  • Jen Daniels
  • Steven Drasner, Managing Editor
  • J. Indigo Eriksen, Blog Editor
  • Jonathan Harvey
  • Bryan Peters
  • Meredith Reynolds
  • Charles W. Scarborough, Jr.
  • Ruth Stewart, Editor-in-Chief
  • LeeAnn Thomas
  • Nicole Tong, Associate Editor
  • Julia Turner, Art Editor

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