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Apple Valley Review
A Journal of Contemporary Literature
About Apple Valley Review: The Apple Valley Review is an online literary journal established in 2005 and published in the spring and fall. Each issue features a collection of beautifully crafted poetry, short fiction, and essays.
Simultaneous submissions: no Email submissions: yes (see website) Reading period: year-round Response time: 1-8 weeks Payment: no Contests: no ISSN: 1931-3888 Founded: 2005 Issues per year: 2
Publisher's Description: The Apple Valley Review, a semiannual online literary journal, was founded in 2005 by its current editor, Leah Browning. Each issue features a collection of short fiction, poetry, and essays.
Work originally published in the Apple Valley Review has been included in anthologies of best online writing. J. W. Young’s essay "Pageant Queen" and Edward Byrne’s poem "Island Fever" were selected for Best of the Web 2008 (Dzanc Books). In the past six years, the Best of the Net Anthology has included three short stories: "Home for the Holidays" by Kevin Carey, "His Wife" by Barry Jay Kaplan and "How to Leave" by Kerri Quinn, and four poems: "Left" by Leslie LaChance, "Jane Austen's Toes" by Rob Hardy, "Thanksgiving" by Pat Daneman, and “Color Therapy at the OB-GYN’s” by Anna Evans. Individual works of poetry and fiction have also been designated as finalists or notable stories by Best of the Net, storySouth Million Writers Award, and Best of the Web.
All work published in the Apple Valley Review during a given calendar year is also considered for the annual Editor’s Prize. Past recipients include Glen Pourciau (2011, fiction, "Backbone"), Alana Ruprecht (2010, poetry, "Pumpkin"), Jin Cordaro (2009, poetry, "He Said He Knew of a Place Where We Could Swim," "Cicadas," "Ice Cream," and "My Mother Used to Bring Home Blue-Shell Crabs"), Kathy Anderson (2008, fiction, "You Are the Bad Smell"), Rosa Salazar (2007, poetry, "Chaplet of Mercy," "Another Side to Despair," and "Tío Leandro, Where Were You When Ramón Died on the Farm Last Week?"), and Janet Zupan (2006, poetry, "Missing the Stop").
The current issue, previous issues, subscription information, and complete submission guidelines for the Apple Valley Review are available at www.applevalleyreview.com.
The Spring 2013 issue of the Apple Valley Review features short fiction by Jessica Rafalko, Daniel Ellis, Scott David, and Paul Pekin; a series of three short essays by Laura Vrcek; poetry by Lyn Lifshin, Sharlene Teo, Priscilla Atkins, Christina Frei, Jada Ach, Iain Macdonald, Claudia Serea, Pádrí Veum, and Gail Peck; and cover artwork by modern Russian landscape painter Dmitry Levin.
last updated 4/8/2013