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The Fourth River is the literary journal of Chatham University’s MFA Program. We welcome submissions of creative writing that explore the relationship between humans and their environments, both natural and built, urban, rural or wild. We are looking for writing that is richly situated at the confluence of place, space and identity–or that reflects upon or makes use of landscape and place in new ways.
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The Fourth River publishes print and online issues. Submissions are accepted July 1-December 1. We will occasionally run special calls for theme issues as well. Submissions for the web series, Tributaries, is rolling, though we will sometimes close for a short time to catch up on reading. There is a $3 submission fee for our issues, however we will announce FREE submission days occasionally over social media, so be sure to follow us! Submissions to Tributaries are always free. *The Folio Contest is on hiatus for 2019-2020* *** We welcome submissions of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction and visual art, that explore the relationship between humans and their environments, both natural and built, urban, rural or wild. We are looking for writing that is richly situated at the confluence of place, space and identity—or that reflects upon or makes use of landscape and place in new ways. Please send 3-5 poems, up to 4,000 words of prose, or 1-3 pieces of visual art at a time.
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