DPR Archives
William Pierce: Parachute
Luke Whisnant: Two Connor Stories
Cecilie Scott: Slowly, Slowly
Shane Seely: Seasonal
Gordon Van Ness: Remembering James Dickey
About DPR

Submission Guidelines
Originating from Longwood University’s prestigious Dos Passos Prize for Fiction, The Dos Passos Review actively seeks the best American writing in the areas of literary fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. We are looking for writing that demonstrates characteristics found in the work of John Dos Passos, such as an intense and original exploration of specifically American themes; an innovative quality; and a range of literary forms, especially in the genres of fiction and creative non-fiction. We are not interested in genre fiction, or prose that is experiment for the sake of experiment. We are also not interested in nonfiction that is scholarly or critical in nature. Send us your best unpublished literary prose or poetry.

General Info
Guidelines are available by e-mail, SASE, or on the website. Please do not submit material to the magazine electronically. If accepted, an electronic version may be requested. Send submissions addressed to Editor, indicating on the envelope if the work enclosed is fiction, poetry, or creative nonfiction. Include a brief cover letter listing previous publications, if any, and a fifty-word bio. Enclose SASE with your submission and with any subsequent inquiries. Work without SASE --- even if the cover letter includes an e-mail address --- will be discarded.  Please do not submit again until you have been notified of the status of your current submission.

Simultaneous submission is okay if notified. We are all writers who have waited for editors' replies; we'll do our best to respond in a timely manner, two to twelve weeks. Reading periods vary: May 1-July 30 for Fall Issue, February 1- April 30 for Spring Issue. Submissions postmarked outside these reading periods will be returned unread.

Prose Submissions
Stories or essays should be typed, double-spaced, and paginated, with your name, address, phone number, and e-mail on the first page, title on subsequent pages. We are unable to read entire manuscripts, novellas, or submissions of more than one story (roughly 3,000 words) at a time.  One story at a time, please.

Poetry Submissions
Poems (one to three per submission) should be typed with your name, address, email, and phone number on the first page of each.

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Send submissions to: 
Editor, The Dos Passos Review
Longwood University
Department of English and Modern Languages
201 High Street
Farmville, VA 23909