REVOLUTE is a literary magazine of the Randolph College MFA. Submissions are accepted from September 15st through December 8th.


General Guidelines

Revolute reads poetry, fiction, and nonfiction submissions during one submission period each fall. Micro Reviews are read year round. 

For prose, send 1 story (or flash fiction) or 1 essay per submission, up to 7,000 words. For poetry, send up to 3 poems. We also welcome poetry comics, photo poems, video poems, erasures, etc. 

Revolute pays $25 per accepted work of fiction and nonfiction and per acceptance of up to three poems. 

Simultaneous submissions are welcome. Please notify on Submittable immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere. If a genre button is missing from the submit list, it's because we've filled our quota in that genre. 

Previously published work will not be considered. Contributors retain all rights but are asked to acknowledge Revolute as first publisher if the work appears in books, anthologies, or elsewhere. Please submit once per reading period. Response times will vary between 1-3 months. 

Feel free to email revolute (at) randolphcollege (dot) edu with any questions. 

Thank you for sharing your work with us!

- The Revolute Team

Micro Book Reviews are up to 300 words. We publish LOST & FOUND reviews. We do not pay for micro-reviews at this time.

A LOST REVIEW is a review of a book one might consider "lost" or overlooked. I.E. - You stumble on a 1973 noir thriller in paperback that you totally dig and want to review. Go for it! Usually, lost reviews will be of works five or more years old. We encourage reviewers to uncover and share a treasure that others have not yet seen--we are less likely to publish reviews of works or authors that have already received significant attention or are part of the traditional American or Western canon.

A FOUND REVIEW is a review of a new-ish or soon-to-be released work. We define “newish” as having been published in the last four years.

We accept reviews of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, chapbooks, user manuals, travel guides, car manuals, encyclopedias, etc.

In very rare cases, we accept book reviews that exceed 300 words.

Please include the book title, year published, publisher, and ISBN, if available.