Type Of Organization
Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
Established in September 2003, The Cincinnati Review draws together within its pages the finest creative and critical work from across the country. We provide a venue for writers of any background, at any point in their literary careers, to showcase their best writing. Each issue also features a portfolio of artwork from a local or national artist.
Is Your Group Affiliated With A University, Portal Or Other Agency?
If Yes, Please Name
University of Cincinnati
Primary Editor/Contact Person
essays, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, reviews, art, translation, video
Recent Awards Received
Work from our pages recently in the Pushcart Prize anthology, Orison anthology, and New Stories from the Midwest
George Singleton, Sonja Livingston, Jennifer Atkinson
Submit up to 5 poems (10 pages maximum), up to 20 pages of literary nonfiction, or up to 40 pages of fiction. For our online miCRo series, send prose less than 500 words or poems less than 32 lines. Electronic submissions accepted at www.cincinnatireview.com/submissions. We do not accept postal submissions.
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions
Submission Guidelines URL
Simultaneous Submissions Accepted
From 9 / 1 - 3 / 1
3 - 8 months
cash, copies, subscription
The Robert and Adele Prizes in Prose and Poetry are held each summer. $1,000 to two winners. Free subscription w/ each entry.
Number Of Paid Staff
Number Of Unpaid Staff
Average Print Run
Single Copy Price
Back Issues Available
Unsolicited Manuscripts Accepted
If Yes, What Percent Of All Unsolicited MSS Are Published
6 - 9
Average Number Of Pages
What Is The Staff Structure At Your Magazine/press?
Managing editor, fiction editor, poetry editor, literary nonfiction editor, drama editor, and senior associate editor; three graduate student editors; a pool of volunteers chosen from the creative writing program at the University of Cincinnati
How Are Submissions Processed In Your Magazine/press?
A small group of vetted readers see submissions first; from there, they are passed on to graduate student editors, managing editor, and then genre editors, who make final decisions.
What Advice Do You Have For First-time Submitters?
Send us your best work.