The submission period for Vol. 31, to be published in March 2017, is closed. We will begin accepting submissions for Vol. 32 on July 15, 2017.
Call for Submissions!
The Northern Virginia Review is now accepting submissions of Poetry, Fiction, Non-fiction, Art and Photography for Volume 31. The deadline for submissions is October 17, 2016, for poetry and prose, and October 28 for visual arts.
Submissions are open to NOVA faculty, staff, alumni, and residents of the Mid-Atlantic region. For detailed guidelines, see the Submissions link.
All published work is eligible for best-in-genre cash prizes.
Richard Bausch speaks at the The Northern Virginia Review’s 30th Anniversary Launch Celebration
Attendees of The Northern Virginia Review’s 30th Anniversary celebration on March 24 had a treat they won’t soon forget. His gifts as a master storyteller on full display, Richard Bausch recounted from memory James Dickey’s “The Mill Wheel,” a dark ghost tale set in the rural South that, Bausch said, “has everything.” He went on to read from Living in the Weather of the World, his latest collection of stories to be released in 2017. In “The Unknown,” Bausch’s eye for the common humanity within flawed characters is unerring and spellbinding. The winner of many literary awards, including the $30,000 Rea Award for the Short Story in 2012, Bausch has written 12 novels, eight collections of short stories, and is editor of The Norton Anthology of Short Fiction. He is currently a professor of creative writing at Chapman University in Orange, California.
Click below to watch a video of the complete event:
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 and images that connect us to our common humanity.
All published work is eligible for best-in-genre 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, T. R. Hummer, David Baldacci, Sydney Blumenthal, and Claudia Emerson.
- Nicholas E. Bomba
- Adam Chiles
- Jen Daniels
- Steven Drasner, Managing Editor
- J. Indigo Eriksen
- Jonathan Harvey (interim Associate Editor)
- Bryan Peters
- Meredith Reynolds
- Charles W. Scarborough, Jr.
- Ruth Stewart, Editor-in-Chief
- Aya Takashima, Art Editor
- LeeAnn Thomas
- Nicole Tong Associate Editor