Department of English

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Campus Publications

The Department of English is home to several campus publications. Both graduate and undergraduate students have the opportunity to write for or serve on the editorial boards of these publications–an ideal opportunity to build friendships and gain practical, resume-building experience.

Nashville Review

The Nashville Review is an online journal edited by the English department’s M.F.A. students. The inaugural issue was published in spring 2010, and a new issue appears every summer, fall, and spring.

The Nashville Review was founded on two guiding principles: inclusivity to all forms of storytelling, and free distribution to everyone. It publishes compelling work mostly in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, but past issues have also included music, comics, film, and oral storytelling. Published entirely online, the review’s readership includes visitors from more than 85 countries. Please visit Nashville Review ’s submission page for general guidelines and other key information.

The Vanderbilt Review

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The Vanderbilt Review was first published in April 1985 as a consolidation of three previous showcases for student work: The Poetry Review, The Photography Review, and Scrivener . The journal has received prestigious awards for both its content and layout. Its 2021 edition was a finalist for the College Media Association’s Literary Magazine of the Year award. In past years, the Review has featured interviews and work from writers such as Robert Penn Warren, Roy Blount, Jr., and Bobbie Ann Mason. 

Roughly 25 undergraduate students make up the staff. Applications to join the staff open each September. 

Vanderbilt Lives

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Vanderbilt Lives is an annual publication of undergraduate creative nonfiction. This publication is a collaborative effort between the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities and The Curb Center for Art, Enterprise and Public Policy. Under the direction of a faculty advisor, student editors review, edit, and publish an annual volume of outstanding creative nonfiction essays composed by Vanderbilt undergraduates.

Vanderbilt Hustler

Vanderbilt Hustler is a bi-weekly newspaper and news source for Vanderbilt University’s campus and a forum for students’ perspectives. The Hustler ’s content is divided into six sections, each of which is run by a a student editor and staffed by Vanderbilt students: News, Life, Opinion, Sports, Voices, and Multimedia.

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The Vanderbilt Review

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Vanderbilt's Student-Run Literary and Arts Journal.

Publications

The Vanderbilt Review is Vanderbilt’s official undergraduate literary and arts journal. The Review includes curated works of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, drama, art, and photography from Vanderbilt undergraduates. We publish a print magazine every spring, and we accept submissions throughout the fall semester. 

The Vanderbilt Review was first published in April 1985 as a consolidation of three previous showcases for student work: The Poetry Review, The Photography Review, and Scrivener. The journal has received prestigious awards for both its content and layout. Our 2021 edition was a finalist for the College Media Association’s Literary Magazine of the Year award. In past years, the Review has featured interviews and work from writers such as Robert Penn Warren, Roy Blount, Jr., and Bobbie Ann Mason.

Our team includes our Editor-in-Chief, our Poetry, Prose, Art, Layout, and Managing editors, and our Poetry, Prose, Art, and Layout staffs. Applications to join our team open in September.

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Written by Ella Peary September 9th, 2021

Nashville Review: Now Seeking Submissions

Nashville Review is an established and respected online literary journal, edited by the MFA students at Vanderbilt University. They aim to keep the publication free and accessible to all readers, and to include all kinds of writing: “From expansive to minimalist, narrative to lyric, epiphanic to subtle: if it’s a moving work of art, we want it.” They publish both emerging and established authors.

Nashville Review is published three times a year, on the 1 st of April, August, and December. Each online edition contains work from around fifteen contributors of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, translations, and artwork. Since launching in 2010, they’ve published 35 issues.

Nashville Review only reads literary submissions three times a year, in January, May, and September. They accept artwork and comics year-round. Submitting authors can expect a response within four to five months.

Poets may submit up to three poems, totaling ten pages or fewer. Authors of fiction may submit one short story or novel excerpt, 8,000 words or fewer, or up the three flashes, 1,000 words or fewer each. Authors of creative nonfiction may submit one piece, 8,000 words or fewer. Nashville Review accepts a wide range of nonfiction, including memoir excerpts, essays, and imaginative meditations. Authors of contemporary translations may submit up to 8,000 words of prose or up to two poems.

Authors should send no more than one submission per genre during each reading period. They only accept 750 submissions in each genre during each reading period, so submissions might close before the end of the month.

Authors published in Nashville Review are paid: $25 per poem and $100 per work of prose.

Nashville Review accepts submissions online, not via email or by post. They accept simultaneous submissions but ask that authors withdraw work published elsewhere. They do not accept previously published work.

Nashville Review only accepts submissions that adhere to the guidelines they’ve posted online. Please read these guidelines in full before submitting.

If you’d like to learn more or submit to Nashville Review, please visit their website here .

Bio:  Ella Peary is the pen name for an author, editor, creative writing mentor, and submission consultant. Over the past five years, she’s written hundreds of articles for Authors Publish, and she’s also served as a copywriter and copy editor for a wide range of organizations and individuals. She is the author of  The Quick Start Guide to Flash Fiction . She occasionally  teaches a course on flash fiction . You can contact her at  [email protected] .

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