Welcome, writers! The Cheat River Review reads original, previously unpublished nonfiction, fiction, flash, and poetry, including tiny poems.


All Submissions Should Include:

  • The author's name, address, and telephone number at the top left of the first page
  • The page number, author's last name, and/or the submission's title as a header on the top right of every page
  • 1-inch margins


For Fiction/Nonfiction/Flash Only:


For Poetry Only:

  • Left alignment of all poems and titles unless there is an intentional choice on the part of the author


We prefer to read submissions that include a cover letter with a short third-person bio.

We publish our issues online twice annually, once in the fall (October or November) and once in the spring (April or May). 

Our submission guidelines can be found in full on Submittable.

We also accept submissions via postcard. To submit via postcard, legibly write ONE poem or flash piece onto the back of a postcard, along with your name and email address, and mail it to:

Cheat River Review

c/o Mary Ann Samyn

WVU Department of English

1503 University Ave.

PO Box 6296

Morgantown, WV 26506


You may submit as may works via postcard as you like.