Guidelines

RRR sometimes solicits work from people whose work we like. However, if you’re interested in publishing on RRR and we haven’t solicited work from you, do the following: send fiction submissions to rrrfictioneditor@gmail.com; send poetry submissions to rrrpoetryeditor@gmail.com; send nonfiction submissions to rrrnfeditor@gmail.com. Send photography submissions to our nonfiction editor. RRR has one-time electronic publishing rights for your work, but we reserve the right to include your work in any future online and/ or print publication(s)/ anthologies. Payment? You’re funny. What a card you are.

Fiction:

  • Don’t send anything genre-fied. If adjectives like “edgy,” “quirky,” “offbeat,” and “funny” describe your work, well good for you, submit away. RRR steers clear from Hallmark Channel-esque sentimentality.
  • Length? We don’t care about length. It’s all about quality.
  • Previously published stories are open to submission. List publication in which the story originally appeared, as well as date/year, etc. No stories will be accepted if they have been published (even on a personal blog) within the last six months prior to your RRR submission.
  • Though this is a journal meant for adults, RRR is not into gratuitous anything–sex, violence, clogging, what have you. But we’re also not prudish at RRR. Like Greg’s coat in “The Brady Bunch” if what you’re conveying “fits,” well good, send it to RRR.
  • Ask yourself: do I like Flannery O’Connor? If the answer is yes, then send some of your writing/ photos/ etc., because you’re obviously somebody with a little sense. However, if the last thing you read could be purchased from the checkout line at your local Piggly Wiggly, well, maybe you should mozy elsewhere. That said, RRR ain’t pretentious, folks. We’ve been known to read a little King, a little Grisham.  But on balance, are you pretty much of a simpleton or not? Think about it.

Poetry:

  • Submit 2-6 poems at a time.
  • Include name, email address & brief bio (75 words max) with submission.
  • Open to any form, style, length & subject matter – with one exception: No rhyming poetry.
  • No simultaneous submissions.
  • Previously published poems are open to submission. List publication in which poem originally appeared, as well as date/year, etc. No poems will be accepted if they have been published (even on a personal blog) within the last six months prior to your RRR submission.
  • Submit poems either in the body of your email message, or attached as a Word document. If attached, send only ONE attachment containing all of poems being submitted – not four or five separate attachments, etc.
  • Proof your work before submitting it. Seriously.
  • Do not request poetry critiques. We’re not an MFA program.
  • Typical response time is 4-14 weeks.

Nonfiction:

We are not looking for anecdotes, we are looking for insights—flashes of the human experience that change the way we breathe, points of view that make us laugh, or cry, or poke the stranger sitting next to us at Starbucks and say “Dude, you gotta read this.”

  • 3000 words max, 250 words minimum.
  • Simultaneous submissions are okay, as long as we are notified promptly if your work is accepted by another publication.
  • All forms of creative nonfiction are considered, including personal essay, lyric essay, and memoir.  But please, no criticism, interviews, or scholarly articles.
  • Previously published work is open to submission. List the publication in which your piece originally appeared, as well as date/year, etc. No piece will be accepted if it has been published (even on a personal blog) within the last six months prior to your RRR submission.
  • Please send your submission to rrrnfeditor@gmail.com as a .doc or .docx attachment.  We prefer double spaced, 12-point TNR font.  Shorter pieces (1000 words or less) may be sent in the body of an email, but please make sure the formatting isn’t wonky.
  • Please feel free to query about your submission if you haven’t heard back within three months.

Photography:

Please submit 5-7 photographs that are similar in theme or style. Photographs should be high resolution JPEGs. Please send work to rrrnfeditor@gmail.com

Good luck and RRR applauds your efforts.

Best–Chris, Scott, and Gretchen