CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: SKIN
The Chattahoochee Review seeks submissions for its
Fall/Winter 2014 double issue with a special focus on “Skin.” Literal and figurative explorations of the theme welcome. We’re particularly interested in sophisticated treatments,
whether of sexuality, race, health, species, food, anatomy,
or surfaces. Please note the call for submissions
in a cover letter and follow the general guidelines below.
Our special-focus issues fill quickly; we encourage
submissions by August 1.
online submissions via
We no longer accept paper submissions. General submissions will close during the month of January,
but prize submissions will be open during that time.
Since we acquire first North American rights, submissions should be works
previously unpublished in North America. Please single-space between sentences. We appreciate a short cover letter with a concise bio that could be used should we publish the work. Please inform us of a simultaneous submission and email us immediately if the work is accepted elsewhere.
Please do not mail or email submissions; to be fair to all
submitters, these will be returned unread.
Questions? Need to withdraw a poem or part of a
submission? Email us at
Need to withdraw another genre or an entire submission?
Please do so via
Familiarity with our journal is the best way to know
whether or not work is right for us, and reading in
general improves writing; we strongly encourage reading a sample copy or subscribing
before submitting. Volume 33.1 is available in a
Kindle Edition for $3.99, and the first issue under new editorship, featuring Aimee Bender
and Natasha Trethewey, is available for
in PDF. Please consider
and reading an issue before submitting. Our response time averages
three to four months, longer only in special circumstances.
We read year-round.
Submit only your very best work with our assurance it will
be given every consideration.
TCR publishes high quality literary fiction characterized by interest in language, development of distinctive settings, compelling conflict, and complex, unique characters. Please read a
sample copy. Fiction should be double-spaced with numbered pages and one-inch margins. Submit only one story or
up to three short-shorts (500-1,000 words each). We consider longer stories of up to 6,000
words and novellas.
TCR publishes excellent poetry of all types, including informal personal narratives, prose poems, and formal poems. We consider English translations of poetry from other languages, in which case a brief biography of the poet and translator should be included. Poetry should be single-spaced and include three to five poems per submission.
TCR publishes distinctive topical essays and
personal creative nonfiction of any kind; this includes
pieces that might fit into the memoir, travel, and
historical nonfiction categories. We are not an academic
journal and publish for a general readership. Above all,
we are interested in publishing nonfiction that
surprises and intrigues us.
TCR publishes interviews with writers of all kinds: literary, academic, journalistic, and popular. Recent interviews have featured
Kwame Dawes, Tony Grooms, Wells Tower, Larry Brown, Claude Wilkinson, Ferreira Gullar, and Kunal Basu.
Please query us at
firstname.lastname@example.org with a proposal for a particular interview.
REVIEWS AND REVIEW ESSAYS
TCR publishes reviews of current fiction, poetry, and nonfiction books, especially those from writers with an innovative approach to subject matter. Several related works may be reviewed at more length in a review essay that engages critical issues not appropriate to a single review. We are always in search of new reviewers. Please query us
at email@example.com about the possibility of a particular review or review essay, specifying your credentials for the review.
TCR accepts visual art submissions, photography included, by invitation only.
All contributors receive two copies.