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, TNVR was originally founded to showcase the talents of Northern Virginia Community College’s faculty. In 2006, we expanded submissions and now publish the best work of noted and emerging regional writers and artists. We intend each issue to be saved and re-read and valued for the variety of voices that connect us to our common humanity.

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, David Baldacci, Sydney Blumenthal, and Claudia Emerson.

The submissions period for the 2016 edition is now closed. Submissions for the 2017 edition will open June 15, 2016. For detailed guidelines, see the Submissions link. All published work is eligible for the best-in-genre contest.

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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