Thank you for considering Circling Rivers as a home for your work. We are open to  fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama set primarily in North America, and 15,000 to 40,000 words long.

Circling Rivers seeks stories of compelling men and women, a strong sense of place and time — whether 200 or 10 years ago, or just last month, complexity, and a stab at truth.

We are not seeking children’s or young adult, unless the work is equally interesting to adults, or “genre” science fiction, fantasy, romance, or erotica.

To submit your work to Circling Rivers

  • Send a query or proposal and up to about 30 pages of your work. (Do not send your entire manuscript until we request it.)
  • Send your query and the sample of your work within the body of your email. (Do not send an attachment with your email. Emails with attachments will be deleted without consideration.)
  • Be sure to include your phone number, as well as your work’s total word count (page count for poetry or drama).
  • Put the words QUERY [your name, title of your work] in your subject line to keep it out of our spam box.

Send your query or proposal + sample to JeanH [at] CirclingRivers [dot] com

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