At Raleigh Review, we love a lyric poem and we are equally impressed by strong narratives.
We want to remember your lines, days later. We want to be surprised and envious.
Please note, we’ve amended our guidelines. If your book is picked up (or if your story or poem or essay has been published in your book), keep the individual story, poem, essay in our queue, just so long as you retain the rights to your own work. While we aim to be the first magazine to publish a piece, we no longer feel we must be the first, we welcome you to keep your iron on our fire.
At Raleigh Review we believe that great literature inspires empathy by allowing us to see the world through the eyes of our neighbors, whether across the street or across the globe. Our mission is to foster the creation and availability of accessible yet provocative contemporary literature through our biannual magazine as well as through workshops, readings, and other community events. We’ve published poetry by Dorianne Laux, Joseph Millar, Ellen Bass, Kwame Dawes, Wayne Miller, Geffrey Davis, Melissa Kwasny, Matthew Olzmann, Vievee Francis, Kaveh Akbar, Traci Brimhall, Meg Day, Diannely Antigua, Zeina Hashem Beck, Peter Everwine, Threa Almontaser, and many others.