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Submission Guidelines

Submission Guidelines


  • Submissions cannot be previously published.
  • No simultaneous submissions.
  • Creative submissions of high-quality prose and poetry that imaginatively address the theme will be accepted. 
  • Poems should not exceed five pages. We will consider up to three poems at a time. Please submit all your poems in one document
  • Short Stories should be between 2500-5000 words.
  • Scholarly articles should be between 3000-6000 words. Include an abstract of 300 words and use MLA format. Please use endnotes not footnotes.  
  • Book Reviews should not exceed 2500 words. The subject matter of the book reviewed should address the theme. Watchung Review is interested in reviews of books published from 2021-2022.


  • double-spaced
  • page-numbered
  • in a standard web/print font, such as Times New Roman or Arial in 10-12 pt. font. (No courier, or comic sans, please.)
  • free of your name or other identifying/contact information in the manuscript, header, and filename
  • attach a cover page with your manuscript that lists your name and contact information
  • submitted in an accepted file type: doc, docx, rtf, txt, html

Please note: submissions that do not follow our guidelines will be automatically declined without explanation.