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Apple Valley Review

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  • A Journal of Contemporary Literature
  • About this Magazine:

    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.

  • Editor(s): Leah Browning
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Submission/Subscription Information:

  • Format: Online
  • Genres: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Simultaneous Submissions: yes
  • Postal Submissions: no
  • Email Submissions: yes (see website)
  • Online Submissions: no
  • 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.

Individual pieces of writing originally published in the Apple Valley Review have been selections, finalists, and/or notable/distinguished stories in Best American Short Stories, Best American Essays, Best Microfiction, The Best Small Fictions, Best New Poets, Best of the Net, Best of the Web, The Wigleaf Top 50 (Very) Short Fictions, storySouth Million Writers Award, and New Poetry from the Midwest.

All work published in the Apple Valley Review during a given calendar year is considered for the annual Editor’s Prize. Recent recipients include Jackie Sabbagh (2023, fiction, "Philip"); Yuko Iida Frost (2022, creative nonfiction, “The Kanzaki River”); Daniel Bourne (2021, poetry, “The Safety of the Trees”); Trina Gaynon (2020, poetry, “Pacific Bell Comes Calling”); Lynne Knight (2019, poetry, “After My Sister’s Mastectomy”); Robert Radin (2018, essay, “Noche Triste”); P. Ivan Young (2017, poetry, “Sunken Town,” “After You Leave,” “Mansions”); Colin Pope (2016, essay, “Hard Pine”); Sue Hyon Bae (2015, fiction, “The Drill” and “The Flower Garden”); Laura Lee Beasley (2014, poetry, “Our Dying,” “Chemotherapy,” and “St. Jude”); 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 www.applevalleyreview.com.

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