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Tuesday, January 9, 2024

Reunion: The Dallas Review accepting submissions for 2024


Deadline: January 15, 2024

Thank you for considering Reunion: The Dallas Review! We look forward to reading your work. To keep our readers and editors happy, please be aware of the following:

Our submission window is from October 1 through January 15. Occasionally, we will make decisions during this window; however, most will be returned between February and May. We are a small journal run by student volunteers, and while we do have a passion for the arts and publishing, we cannot guarantee a fast turnaround. Thank you for your patience with us.

Also, at this time, we are a non-paying market. Because we are student volunteers, our budget is limited, but enough to ensure physical copies and a free-to-enter submission process. All work submitted to us is also considered for our monthly digital extension of the annual print journal—Reunion: Online. Additionally, we nominate every year to The Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net, and we are always looking for other avenues of opportunity for our authors and artists. If selected, you will have the opportunity to present your work at the Launch Party held in the fall semester.

We do accept simultaneous submissions; notify us promptly via Submittable should your work be accepted elsewhere. Please note that due to the high volume of submissions we receive, we can read only one submission per person per reading window. Show us your best work. If you do choose to withdraw, please do not upload a new submission until the next reading window.

For an idea of what types of material we generally publish, we recommend purchasing and reading our past issues, available in both print and digital formats, or reading through Reunion: Online.

General Submission Guidelines:
  • All submitted work must be previously unpublished. We consider anything found on personal blogs, online archives, other websites, social media accounts, online journals, or print magazines as previously published. If you have questions regarding this requirement, please email the editor prior to submitting.
  • A brief cover letter and a biographical statement of no more than 100 words is appreciated. 
  • Do not include your name on the submission attachment unless it is part of the work itself. Instead, your name and contact information should be included in the body of your cover letter. 
  • All texts should be Times New Roman, 12 pt. font, and double spaced (with the exception of poetry.) We accept text submissions in the following formats: .doc, .docx, .rtf, or .pdf. 
  • We do not accept any work above 5,000 words. Any submissions with a word count above this will not be read. 

Some specifics: 

Fiction: We are not limited to a specific sub-genre and are happy to read “literary” as well as “genre” fiction. We also consider micro/flash fiction; please label it as such in your cover letter.

Drama: Plays and screenplays that are formatted to industry standards.

Visual Art: Up to 10 images, including visual poetry, drawing, painting, digital, other 2-dimensional formats, and photography. We do accept photographs of 3-dimensional works of art. Please take into consideration that the photo you submit of your 3D work is part of your presentation—what we will publish. Visual Arts submissions will need to be submitted in high-resolution TIFF format of between 5-8 mbs, 300 DPI. For Reunion: Online we are able to consider sound and movement as part of the work.

Poetry: Up to 5 poems. Please submit poems in one document.

Translation: Up to 5 poems or up to 3,000 words of prose. Please obtain all necessary permissions prior to submitting your piece. At this time, we are looking for creative works. If your work is a scholarly essay on translation, we encourage you to submit to Translation Review a publication of The University of Texas at Dallas.

Creative Non-fiction: One piece or one essay. You are welcome to add visuals within the document. 

Please refer to the visual arts guideline above when submitting visuals.

Lastly, if you are a student with The University of Texas at Dallas, the Robert Bone Memorial Creative Writing Endowment allows for Reunion: The Dallas Review to sponsor an annual creative writing contest. The submission window for this scholarship opportunity opens November 1 and runs concurrently to the broader reading window until January 15. All contest entries will also be considered as general submissions. Please use the designated Submittable form to submit to the contest. Submissions that use the general form will not be considered for the contest.

If you have any questions regarding our guidelines, please email the editor for clarification before submitting.

Thank you for reading! We look forward to your submissions.

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The management team at Reunion: The Dallas Review

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