Submissions are now closed. Please check back in the fall semester to submit your work for our 2014-2015 issue.

R2: The Rice Review accepts original fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and art submissions from current undergraduate students at Rice. You can submit in multiple genres: up to 5 poems, 3 fiction pieces, 3 creative nonfiction pieces, and 10 art pieces.

Have something for us? We can’t wait to see. But first…

Submission Guidelines

  • Please don’t put your name on your manuscripts or artwork! (We like surprises.)
  • In the title of your email, include your full name (as you would want it to appear if published) and the genre of your submissions. If you are submitting to multiple genres, please use a separate email for each genre.
  • Submit all work as attached files, with the piece’s title as the filename.
Writing Submissions
  • We’re just like your English professors – MLA makes us happy. Submissions should be typed in Times New Roman 12 pt font, with 1 inch margins and page numbers in the upper right corner. 
  • Prose submissions should be double spaced. Poetry may be single spaced.
  • Please submit Word documents (.doc or .docx files) only, no PDFs.
  • We do not currently have any length limit – however, we’re reluctant to publish extremely long pieces, regardless of quality. Generally, our longest prose pieces fall between 18-22 pages. 
Art Submissions
  • Submissions from all media are encouraged.
  • Please submit images to R2 in the highest resolution and quality possible. Ideally, 2-D artwork should be scanned.
  • We don’t require any standard shape or size – however, by submitting you acknowledge that if your piece is selected for cover art, it may need to be cropped to fit our square magazine. (But we will check with you first!)

Looking good? Send it to! 

What Happens Next

We’ll be reading all your pieces over Winter Break, and discussing them when we get back. You’ll hear from us sometime around the middle of February — we like to be as certain as possible about our selection before we notify you, and that can take a while. 

If you’re an accepted writer, you’ll work with one of our editors to polish your work before publication. Depending on what’s best for you, this might involve some emailing, some Skyping, or just some talking over a coffee. You’ll generally have 2 to 3 weeks to revise your piece.

If you’re an accepted artist, your piece is reviewed by both R2 staff and VADA (Visual and Dramatic Arts at Rice). Together, we come to a general consensus about what art appears in the magazine. Most accepted art pieces do not need any changes, but we may come to you with the occasional request for cropping or higher quality.