We read submissions year round, but expect slower response times during summer and winter months. Please send us only one submission at a time per reading period. Send your work via Submittable at PotomacReview.Submittable.com.
We typically respond within four to six months.
We happily read simultaneous submissions, but ask that you let us know as soon as a work has found a new home. Please see guidelines below for withdrawing your work if another publication has accepted it.
We do not accept multiple submissions.
Contributors will be compensated with two complimentary copies and a 40% discount for additional copies.
Fiction & Nonfiction
We’ll read stories and essays of any size, though typically we find it difficult to make room for works that run longer than 7,500 words.
We enjoy nonfiction narratives and creative essays; we’re sorry to say we do not accept academic essays. If it’s something in between? Feel free to try us.
If your work has been accepted elsewhere, please withdraw it from Submittable. We will be happy for you and happier to avoid confusion down the road.
Please submit up to three poems.
Do inform us of stanza breaks/no breaks if your poem lapses onto another page.
If you are submitting simultaneously and one or more of your poems are accepted elsewhere, please make a note of it on your submission in Submittable.