Skip to Navigation | Skip to Content




Medium: Print


Genres Accepted: Poetry, fiction, critical prose, personal essays, reviews

Established: 1950

Circulation: 2,000


To encourage imagination, precision, prudence, diversity and daring

Payment: $2.50 per line of poetry ($200 max); $25.00 per page of prose ($200 max)


Shenandoah publishes through and is supported by Washington and Lee University. It is published triannually.

According to Shenandoah, 40% of manuscripts they publish are by new authors. They encourage essays and mainstream short stories. They do not accept any inspirational or confessional poetry and stress that submissions cannot be sloppy, hasty, or slight. Shenandoah also specifically stresses the importance of a cover letter in their selection process. Samples of previous published works are available on their website.

Shenandoah run annual contests for works that have been published in their review.


Although they include daring in their tagline, Shenandoah does not appear to be the place to try out experimentation. The review stresses the mainstream, as is evidenced by the samples available on their website. There is also an emphasis throughout Shenandoah‘s submission process on pristine manuscripts. However, 40% of the manuscripts that Shenandoah publishes are new writers. This may be a good avenue for aspiring writers to be published (and paid!) through.

Calvin Connection:

Hekman Availability: Not available

Submission Instructions:

Accepts typed manuscripts (size 12 font preferred), double spaced. Single-sided pages only, with numbered pages and margins at least one inch. Include name and address in upper corner of the first page.

Include a cover letter, as well as a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

Allow three months for a response.

Simultaneous submissions allowed with notification.

No previously published works (either in print or online).

May submit up to five poems. Prose pieces must such exceed twenty-five pages.

Mail submissions to:

Shenandoah: The Washington and Lee University Review
Mattingly House / 2 Lee Avenue
Washington and Lee University
Lexington, Virginia 24450

Note: Shenandoah is not accepting manuscripts until October 2010.


There are no reviews for this publication yet. Would you like to be the first?

Review this publication
Please either Login or Register in order to post a review.