PVR IS NOW OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS TO PVR 12

Submitters will be contacted early July with decisions.
PVR 12 is scheduled for a late July publication.

 
Guidelines:

  Pomona Valley Review publishes unsolicited manuscripts during the summer. Short fiction, poetry, and art is welcome. Please follow the specific guidelines below to ensure your work is submitted properly and will receive the editors' attention, otherwise your manuscript may be deleted without response.

 Timetable:

  We are open to submissions in fall through spring, and publish annually in summer. All submissions will initially be responded to automatically via Submittable, but we require several months to announce which submissions will be published and when.

 Publishing Rights:

  Pomona Valley Review requires first serial rights to all publications, meaning that we will be the first publisher of all submissions. After your work is published in our review, however, you may publish your work elsewhere without any affiliation to us. We only maintain the right to use your work, or parts of it, for the issue in which it is published, and occasionally online in relation to the issue.

 

 Additional Guidelines

  Submit no more than two types of manuscripts at one time (e.g., two stories, five poems). Simultaneous submissions are accepted and encouraged, but let us know immediately if your work is to be published elsewhere.

  Please allow several months for our editors to respond to your manuscript before you submit again. If after this time period you have still not received a response, please notify us by email and we will check to see if your submission was received.

  Manuscripts should be single-spaced and include a header with your name and email address on every page. Please select the "No Spacing" option in Word for the ease of formatting your work, making any necessary changes in formatting thereafter. Please proofread your work thoroughly to ensure acceptance.

  Include a short bio of yourself in the cover letter, which will be published with your work, should your manuscript be accepted. Refer to previous "Biography" sections of PVR issues for examples.

  For the title of your submission, please include only the title of the actual work via Submittable, as we will already have your name.

Submit up to 5 artwork images as separate Word, PDF, or JPEG images, each as a separate submission with the highest resolution possible. The title of each submission should be only the title of your image as you would like to have it published. Specify "Untitled" for all untitled pieces. Please follow the additional guidelines under our website's "Submit" tab to ensure smooth submission and response.

Submit up to 2 short stories or novel excerpts in separate Word files as separate submissions that do not exceed 6000 words each. The title of each submission should be only the title of your fiction. Please follow the additional guidelines under our website's "Submit" tab to ensure smooth submission and response.

Submit up to 5 poems in separate Word files as separate submissions that do not exceed 1000 words total. The title of each submission should be only the title of your poem. Please follow the additional guidelines under our website's "Submit" tab to ensure smooth submission and response.