The Fourth River welcomes submissions that explore the relationship between humans and their environments, both natural and built, urban, rural or wild. We are looking for writing that is richly situated at the confluence of place, space and identity—or that reflects upon or makes use of landscape and place in new ways.
Recent authors we’ve published include Tina May Hall, Michael Byers, Ander Monson, W.E. Butts, and BK Loren. Contributors to The Fourth River have received Pushcart Prizes, NEA Fellowships, and The Drue Heinz Literature Prize. The Fourth River’s contributors have been published in Glimmer Train, Alaska Quarterly Review, The Missouri Review, The Best American Short Stories, The O. Henry Prize Stories, and The Best American Travel Writing.
The Fourth River accepts unpublished poetry, literary short fiction, creative nonfiction and visual art through our Submittable page ONLY.
Emailed submissions will not be read and mailed submissions will be recycled.
Click here to submit. Payment for all accepted pieces is two copies of the journal.
For more information, contact us at 4thriver[at]gmail[dot]com.