Poem of the Week

Love and Friendship by Emily Brontë

Love is like the wild rose-briar, Friendship like the holly-tree — The holly is dark when the rose-briar blooms But which will bloom most constantly? The wild-rose briar is sweet in the spring, Its summer blossoms scent the air; Yet … Continue reading

A Lagniappe with Theodore McCombs

Recently, Shenandoah had the pleasure to talk with one of our contributing writers, Theodore McCombs, about his short story, “Faked Deaths in My Family.” His story will be featured in the upcoming issue of Shenandoah. Read on to find more … Continue reading



Virginia Poet Laureate Ron Smith Answers Questions

Accessibility and difficulty — density and audience? Continue reading


Graybeal-Gowen Poetry Prize for VA Writers

WINNER: “May” by Juliana Daugherty

Congratulations to Juliana Daugherty, whose poem “May” was selected by judge William Wright as winner of this year’s $500 Graybeal-Gowen Poetry Prize for Virginia Writers. “May” will appear in the spring, 2015 issue of Shenandoah. Daugherty is a recent graduate … Continue reading


Bevel Summers Short Short Contest runs 3/14-3/31.


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