Allegheny Review, The
Categories: Undergraduates/Young Authors,
Genres Accepted: fiction,nonfiction,poetry
A national journal of undergraduate literature
Payment: $5 entry fee, $250 prize for best poetry and best prose.
The Allegheny Review is published annually out of Allegheny College. The staff is composed of undergraduate students, though a professional writer judges the literature prizes.
The Allegheny Review seems almost more like a contest than a publication, with the entry fee and prize. It is unique in that all the pieces in it are written by undergraduate students. I found it impossible to get a real sense of what is published in the Review, because it is not available online or through Calvin. All that is available is a selection of three pieces from the 2006 writing contest, one each of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. I did not find them particularly remarkable, in either a positive or negative way. I enjoyed the poem, a string of tercets written to a birth mother. I was distracted in reading the fiction piece by a rather remarkable number of typos, and my computer struggled with the text formatting of the nonfiction piece. Still, I like the idea of an undergraduate journal.
Hekman Availability: Not available
Contributors must be currently enrolled undergraduate students.
Submit prose up to 20 pages.
Submit up to 5 poems.
Submit work in typed hard copy and on a CD-R or floppy disk, in .doc format.
Include a cover letter with name, address, and school name, in addition to pertinent experience, previous publications, and short bio.
For a faster response, include e-mail address.
Include a self-addressed, stamped envelope.
Publishes annually—last deadline was December 15.
$5 entry fee required. Checks payable to The Allegheny Review.
Mail submissions to:
The Allegheny Review
Meadville, PA 16335