SHENANDOAH Open for Submissions on October 12.

The Shenandoah staff will begin reading submissions in full-length fiction (but not flash fiction), poetry and non-fiction on October 12 and close off that window of opportunity on December 12.   All non-fiction should be relevant to the 2016 celebration of Shakespeare, and Shakespeare-related poems and stories will be welcome.

To submit, enter through our Submissions link on the top bar of the home page.

Former staffer publishes novel:

Congratulations to former Shenandoah intern and Washington and Lee alumnus Matthew Neill Null upon the publication of his first novel, Honey from the Lion, about which Salvatore Scibona has written, “It’s hard to believe this is fiction and not the firsthand account of the spirit of a place and time long past.”

In what Ron Rash has called “beautiful prose,” the novel renders the account of Cur Greathouse being summoned and at first resisting the need for a rebellion against the land barons who are recklessly decimating the timberlands of West Virginia. Full of desperate and well-wrought characters, this elegy for a marvelous natural landscape shivers with high voltage writing and taut suspense as personal tragedies unfold and lives are transformed.


recent-meR. T. Smith has edited Shenandoah since 1995 and serves as Writer-in-Residence at Washington & Lee. His forthcoming books are Doves in Flight: 13 Fictions and Summoning Shades: New Poems, both due in 2017.