This summer TNVR is working on redesigning our Web site. Basic information will remain current. Expect to see our new look and features in about a month.


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 sTNVR_cover_2015hort stories, 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

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