About Us


The Northern Virginia Review presents outstanding original short stories, poetry, essays, fine art and photography from the Mid-Atlantic region and the faculty, staff, and alumni of Northern Virginia Community College.

Now in its 30th year, the Review was originally founded to showcase the talents of Northern Virginia Community College’s faculty, staff, and alumni. Since 2006 when the Review opened its submissions to contributors outside the college, we have published the work of noted regional writers and artists, as well as the work of those who deserve more recognition. We continue, as well, to take pride in publishing the best work of NVCC’s own accomplished authors, photographers, and artists.

NOTE: The submissions period for the 2016 edition is July 15 – October 15, 2015. For details, see the Submissions link. All published work is eligible for prizes for best work in a genre.

For upcoming events & news, follow us on Twitter @The_NoVa_Review or find us on Facebook. If you are a Mid-Atlantic artist or writer, and have an event in the area, let us know @The_NoVa_Review.

Board of Directors

  • Terry Alford
  • Nicholas E. Bomba
  • Jen Daniels
  • Steven Drasner, Managing Editor
  • J. Indigo Eriksen, Blog Editor
  • Nicole Foreman
  • Jonathan Harvey
  • Julia Turner, Art Editor
  • Meena Nayak
  • Ruth Stewart, Editor in Chief
  • LeeAnn Thomas


The Northern Virginia Review is funded by the generous support of Northern Virginia Community College and the Educational Foundation, without which the publication would not be possible. We rely as well on the support of individuals and corporate sponsors to produce a quality journal. You can make a tax-deductible contribution at any of the following levels:

  1. Friend of TNVR for $25
  2. Donor for $50
  3. Sponsor for $100
  4. Patron for $500 or more

Make your check payable to NVCC Educational Foundation, indicate that it goes to The Northern Virginia Review, and mail to:

John Ruffino, Executive Director 
Educational Foundation
7630 Little River Turnpike, Suite 817
Annandale, VA 22003

All contributors will be recognized in the forthcoming issue and receive a complementary copy of the journal.

Questions? Call Steve Drasner, Managing Editor (703.323.3334), Ruth Stewart, Editor-in-Chief (703-402-1135), or John Ruffino, Educational Foundation (703.323.3023).