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Thanks to everyone who came out to our launch party last week and helped us celebrate the new magazine! We hope everyone enjoyed it as much as we did. Now without further delay, here’s the current issue

Thank you all as always for supporting the creative endeavors of Rice University’s students, and especially R2: The Rice Review!

Check Out Our Current Issue!

The current issue of the 2012-2013 magazine is now live on our website!  Read, share, and enjoy!

Current Issue

Thank you for supporting the creative endeavors of Rice University students and especially R2: The Rice Review!

Apply to Staff!

We are now accepting staff applications for next year!  All positions are open.

R2 Staff Application 2013-2014

Submit completed applications to before Sunday, April 21st at 5pm.  We look forward to receiving your application!

R2 Launch Party 2013

Join us for the launch of the 2013 edition of Rice’s undergraduate literary magazine!  The party will be held in the Herring Hall courtyard on Friday, April 12th at 4:30pm.

Celebrate the creativity of the Rice undergraduates who have contributed the poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and, for the first time, visual art published in this year’s issue.

There will be light refreshments, appetizers, and desserts. But most importantly it’s the first chance to get your free copy of the 2013 R2: The Rice Review.

Calling All Writers: Submit to R2!

Submissions for the 2013 edition of R2 The Rice Review are NOW OPEN!

Send us your fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction by December 14th to be considered for publication.  All Rice undergraduates from any major are encouraged to submit their work!

Email submissions to:

There are prizes!
1st place, each genre: $500
2nd place, each genre: $250
A group of published authors will judge the pieces and award the prizes.

Send pieces to using these guidelines:
1) Put title and genre in subject line.
2) Put your name in the body of the email.
3) Format your piece according to MLA guidelines, omitting your name anywhere on the page. Prose should be double spaced. This is to keep our selection process unbiased, preventing the recognition of pieces submitted by the same author due to unique formatting. (However, if these format guidelines interfere with your pieces intended appearance, you may choose to ignore them.)

Students may submit in multiple genres. A student may submit at most 5 poems, 3 fiction pieces, and 3 creative nonfiction pieces.

Upcoming Readings at Rice

These upcoming events are free and open to the public.  Please join us!

Lauren Groff  (Oct. 3rd at 7pm, Jung Center)

Lauren Groff is the best-selling author of Monsters of Templeton and one of The New Yorker’s Top 20 Writers Under 40.

Jasper Fforde (Oct. 8th at 12pm, Humanities 117)

British novelist, Jasper Fforde, will be on campus during lunch for an author talk and book signing.  Jasper’s newest book, The Woman Who Died a Lot,  arrives in the United States on October 2nd.

Cover Art Contest – Submissions Due Oct. 31

Submit your art to R2’s cover art contest! This is a chance to have your art on the cover of this year’s R2 journal. The contest is open from October 1st to October 31st, and the prize is $250 for the winning artist.  All Rice undergraduates are welcome to submit their work.

All submissions should be emailed to (NOT–email has changed).

Good luck!

Applications for R2’s 2012-2013 Editorial Board

R2 is accepting applications to all editorial positions.  Apply today!

2012-2013 Application

Submit complete applications via email to by Wed, April 11th at 5:00 pm.

Editor-at-Large Application


Looking to get involved with R2? Apply to be an At-Large Editor!  You’ll contribute to the publication by attending weekly meetings, helping conduct author interviews, review art and writing submissions, and plan campus literary events.

Complete the Editor-at-Large Application and return to by 5:00 pm on Sunday, August 28 2011.

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