Pine Hills Review

Type Of Organization
(518) 545-2812
Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
Established in 2014, Pine Hills Review (ISSN 2470-8321) is the literary magazine of The College of Saint Rose. Named after the Pine Hills neighborhood in Albany, NY, Pine Hills Review publishes artful, honest, and compelling work of new and established writers, from fiction, nonfiction, and poetry to visual art, interviews, and experimental, cross-genre work. Our staff is composed of students and faculty at The College of Saint Rose.

Social Media Platforms Used
Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, MySpace (ironically)
Is Your Group Affiliated With A University, Portal Or Other Agency?
If Yes, Please Name
The College of Saint Rose
Primary Editor/Contact Person
Daniel Nester
Contact Title
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essays, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, gr_novel
Representative Authors
Regie Cabico, Michael Chang, Ellen Hagan
Submissions Policy
Pine Hills Review seeks submissions of previously unpublished fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and visual art. We are interested in quality work, no matter the genre, form, or style. Hybrid and experimental work is encouraged. Our reading periods are September 1-April 30. All tones and styles welcome. We especially encourage female and nonbinary writers, as well as BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ writers, to submit their work. General Guidelines Poetry submissions should include no more than six poems total; please combine all poems into one document as a single submission. Nonfiction and fiction submissions should be no more than 3,000 words. Hybrid or cross-genre work or visual work or excerpts from larger projects should be no more than 3,000 words. If there are visual elements or are sending visual work, attach as jpeg in your email or paste it into your Word file. Specify “[genre name] submission [name]” for both email subject and name of the Word/.doc attachment. Submissions without this language will not be read. A cover letter is nice but not necessary. Do include a third-person bio and tell us who you are and how we can reach you. Send work here: [email protected] We do run interviews with authors, usually around the time of a new book. If you would like to send along a review copy for interview consideration, send along a PDF or electronic copy to our email address, subject line “[Author name] interview submission.” You can also send to our mail address: Pine Hills Review ℅ English Department, The College of Saint Rose, 432 Western Avenue, Albany, NY 12203. Submit in a single Word document, whether it’s one work or batch of pieces. Multiple submissions from the same author will not be considered and will be returned unread. We do read simultaneous submissions, but please tell us to withdraw your work immediately upon acceptance elsewhere. Please email us with the word “withdraw” as part of the subject line. We ask for first North American serial rights. Copyright reverts to the author upon publication. We publish new work on our front page on Wednesday afternoons at 4:20pm EST, and the work then lives on in our archives page. If an author’s work later appears in a collection or anthology, we ask that you include us in the acknowledgements because it’s the cool and professional thing to do. Response time is usually 1-2 months, sometimes longer. Please let at least three months pass before checking on the status of your submission.
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Simultaneous Submissions Accepted
Reading Period
From 9 / 1 - 4 / 30
Reporting Time
1 - 4 months
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Publish Print Anthology?
Daniel Nester
How Did You Arrive At Your Current Position?
I've edited journals for 30 years. This is the journal I founded with students at The College of Saint Rose, where I am currently a professor.
What Is The Staff Structure At Your Magazine/press?
I'm the editor, and students work as interns, volunteers, and contributing editors. I also teach a class.
Do You Have Any Cover Letter Advice?
Include a bio but avoid full C.V.s.
How Are Submissions Processed In Your Magazine/press?
Submittable's price has gone through the roof, and I don't want to charge for submissions. So we use Gmail.
What Do You Look For In A Submission?
Quality and some sort of point of view.
What Advice Do You Have For First-time Submitters?
If you like the work we publish, send. If you don't, chances are it might not be a great match.
Do You Have A Favorite Unsolicited Submission Discovery Or Anecdote?
Michael Chang sent work to us and it was amazing.
Who Is Your Ideal Reader?
Smart people.