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Apple Valley Review

A Journal of Contemporary Literature

About Apple Valley Review: The Apple Valley Review is an online literary journal established in 2005 and published in the spring and fall. Each issue features a collection of beautifully crafted poetry, short fiction, and essays.

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Simultaneous submissions: no Email submissions: yes (see website) Reading period: year-round Response time: 1-8 weeks Payment: no Contests: no ISSN: 1931-3888 Founded: 2005 Issues per year: 2

Publisher's Description: The Apple Valley Review, a semiannual online literary journal, was founded in 2005 by its current editor, Leah Browning. Each issue features a collection of short fiction, poetry, and essays.

Work originally published in the Apple Valley Review has been included in Best of the Web 2008 and, on many occasions, in the annual Best of the Net Anthology. Kevin Carey’s short story “Home for the Holidays,” which appeared in the Spring 2011 issue of the Apple Valley Review, was included in the Best of the Net Anthology and selected as one of the storySouth Million Writers Award top ten online stories of 2011.

Individual works of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction have also been designated as finalists or notable stories by Best American Essays, Best of the Net, storySouth Million Writers Award, and Best of the Web.

All work published in the Apple Valley Review during a given calendar year is considered for the annual Editor's Prize. Recent recipients include Jessica Rafalko (2013, fiction, “News, Unreported” and “Notes Left for My Minor Suicide Attempts (Ages Nine, Twenty, and Thirty-One)”); Thomas Andrew Green (2012, fiction, "Kingdom of the Jellyfish"); Glen Pourciau (2011, fiction, “Backbone”); Alana Ruprecht (2010, poetry, "Pumpkin"); and Jin Cordaro (2009, poetry, "He Said He Knew of a Place Where We Could Swim," "Cicadas," "Ice Cream," and "My Mother Used to Bring Home Blue-Shell Crabs").

The current issue, previous issues, subscription information, and complete submission guidelines for the Apple Valley Review are available at

Recent Issues:

Spring 2014: Featuring prose poetry by W.J. Preston and Kelly Scarff; poetry by Robert Lavett Smith, Louisa Howerow, Gail Peck, Abby Rosenthal, Roger Pfingston, and P. Ivan Young; an essay by Vivian Wagner; short fiction by Dave Patterson, Beth Konkoski, and Jennifer Stern; and oil and paper collage by cover artist Ann Marshall.

Fall 2013: Featuring short fiction by Robert Radin and Inderjeet Mani; an essay by Sue Fagalde Lick; poetry by Judith Waller Carroll, Danusha V. Goska, Jose Angel Araguz, Nandini Dhar, Richard Spilman, Sandra Kohler, and Eric Nelson; and cover artwork by Mary Aslin.

The Spring 2013 issue of the Apple Valley Review features short fiction by Jessica Rafalko, Daniel Ellis, Scott David, and Paul Pekin; a series of three short essays by Laura Vrcek; poetry by Lyn Lifshin, Sharlene Teo, Priscilla Atkins, Christina Frei, Jada Ach, Iain Macdonald, Claudia Serea, Pádrí Veum, and Gail Peck; and cover artwork by modern Russian landscape painter Dmitry Levin.


last updated 04/07/2014