The Low Valley Review celebrates and amplifies the typically under-heard voices of writers and artists in community colleges nationwide. We represent the blended, sometimes gritty, perspectives of nontraditional students: the first-generation college student, the veteran back from service, the immigrant, the retiree taking a class for the pure love of learning. We will also publish work from the community college at large, including full-time instructors, adjunct lecturers, and staff.
We accept all forms of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, and graphic art. The open reading period runs from May 1st to September 1st. Work submitted in the open-reading period will be considered for publication in the print edition of the journal, published each fall.
Submit thoroughly proofread prose of up to 5,000 words, up to five poems, or up to five works of art. Submit your best work, including experimental topics and forms, excluding graphically disturbing horror, violence, pornography, and racism. All submissions should be accompanied by a college-issued email address. Seasoned and emerging writers and artists are encouraged to submit, and we accept simultaneous submissions as long as we are notified of any pending publication.
TLVR retains First North American Serial Rights to published work. If the work goes on to be published elsewhere, we ask that The Low Valley Review receive credit for first publication. TLVR reserves the right to reproduce and/or reuse the photo in print or electronically. There is no fee for submission, and all work should be submitted via Submittable.
We look forward to reading your work.
The Low Valley Review is produced by Northwest Arkansas Community College faculty members.