Rivers: The Neuse Review

Call for Submissions!

Rivers: The Neuse Review is now accepting submissions for its inaugural issue.

Submissions of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry will be accepted from August 28, 2023 through December 12, 2023.

North Carolina’s Neuse River, which gets its name from the Neusiok Tribe, meaning “peace,” winds through the central part of the state to the eastern coast and is home to many endangered wildlife species. The river creates a sanctuary for creatures that move from saltwater to freshwater, a place for those adaptive and in-between beings, those fighting for survival and persisting through adversity. 

Rivers: The Neuse Review is looking for creative works that mirror the aspects of the body it’s named for and that broadly express the values of Johnston Community College and the larger North Carolina community, works that explore those very human questions that form who we are, works that look to understand the concrete and abstract on a deeper level and push boundaries.

Fiction and nonfiction submissions should be no more than 2,000 words. Poetry submissions should consist of no more than five poems (submit separately). Art submission should consist of no more than three pieces of work (submit separately).

Submit by 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on December 12, 2023.

For questions about submissions submit an email to jccneuseriverreview@johnstoncc.edu