Everyone has a story. What’s yours?

Cheat River Review is an online literary magazine dedicated to showcasing the talents of emerging and established writers. As a biannual literary review, we consider previously unpublished fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and visual art.


Poets may submit up to three poems but no more than ten pages of poetry. We also accept micro poetry.


Authors of fiction can submit up to three pieces of flash each of 1000 words or less, or one short story of up to 4000 words.


Authors of nonfiction may submit up to three pieces of flash under 700 words each, or one longer work of up to 3000 words.

Visual Art

Visual Art to be considered for cover art and, or as supplementary visuals alongside text. You may submit up to 6 pieces of visual art. Please include an artist bio and or link to a website or social media page.

Simultaneous Submissions

We welcome simultaneous submissions, but we ask that you please acknowledge simultaneous submissions in your cover letter and notify us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere. 

We do not accept multiple submissions except as outlined above. Please wait until your piece has been considered before submitting another. Please review our submittable page for additional guidelines.