Submission Guidelines

wordriver is a literary journal dedicated to the poetry, short fiction, and creative nonfiction of adjunct, part-time and full-time instructors teaching under a semester or yearly contract in our universities, colleges, and community colleges worldwide. Graduate student teachers who have used up their teaching assistant time and are teaching with adjunct contracts for the remainder of their graduate program are also eligible.

We’re looking for work that demonstrates the creativity and craft of adjunct/part-time instructors in English and other disciplines. We reserve first publication rights and onetime anthology publication rights for all work published. We do not accept simultaneous submissions.

Submission Deadline: wordriver has a revolving deadline that allows for year-round submissions for publication in each spring issue.

Guidelines

All submissions must be sent by e-mail as Word.docs. MS Word 2003 or earlier (no Vista or .pdf files PLEASE.) Times Roman typeface is preferable.

Poetry: Maximum 5 poems (60 lines or less each poem). Send all submissions as separate attachments in Microsoft Word format (see above) to one e-mail. Each poem must be formatted to fit within 5 ½ inch margins in 10 point, Times New Roman. Include your name, address, phone number, and email address in the body of your e-mail, as well as a short bio (no more than 6 sentences) listing your university, college, or community college affiliation, your adjunct status, your department and any previous publishing history, and your degrees, where you obtained them, and what field(s) of study. Do not put your name or personal information on your attachment(s). Send all poetry submissions to the poetry editor at wordriver@unlv.edu. (The subject line of your submission e-mail should read: wordriverPoetrySub.)

Short Fiction: Maximum 2 submissions (10 typed, double-spaced pages each). Send all submissions as separate attachments in Microsoft Word format (see above) to one e-mail. Include your name, address, phone number, and e-mail address in the body of your e-mail, as well as a short bio (no more than 6 sentences) listing your university, college, or community college affiliation, your adjunct status, your department and any previous publishing history, and your degrees, where you obtained them, and what field(s) of study. Do not put your name or personal information on your attachment(s). Send all fiction submissions to the fiction editor at wordriver@unlv.edu. (The subject line of your submission e-mail should read: wordriverFictionSub.)

Creative Nonfiction: Maximum 2 submissions (10 typed, double-spaced pages each). Send all submissions as separate attachments in Microsoft Word format (see above) to one e-mail. Include your name, address, phone number, and e-mail address in the body of your e-mail, as well as a short bio (no more than 6 sentences) listing your university, college, or community college affiliation, your adjunct status, your department and any previous publishing history, and your degrees, where you obtained them, and what field(s) of study. Do not put your name or personal information on your attachment(s). Send all nonfiction submissions to the nonfiction editor at wordriver@unlv.edu. (The subject line of your submission e-mail should read: wordriverNonfictionSub.)

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