We are currently closed to submissions in most categories.
As always, THE NORTHVILLE REVIEW seeks magic in the ordinary. Our fondness for suburban and pop culture themes is especially well known. We like absurdly obsessive attention to language. We like well executed irreverence and slyness. We like other things, too.
We don't typically provide feedback when we decline submissions. If you're curious about why, this essay at The Nervous Breakdown summarizes our views better than we ourselves could. If you'd like us to offer our thoughts if time permits, you're welcome to indicate that.
Please provide a bio in your cover letter, or at the end of it. On our side, it is much easier to have an author's work and bio in the same place, which rarely happens if a bio is provided on acceptance. We truly do not read them first...and even if we did, we wouldn't care! It's all about the work.
Currently, we are not considering reprint submissions.
Please read through the archives. Please read the guidelines for your genre, as there have been changes since the last time you did. We know these things take time, and we appreciate the effort. We promise, we'll still be here when you're done.
For the remainder of 2013, we seek essays in which you explain why you love the pop culture phenomenon that you love. Because we know there’s at least one thing that you feel that way about...and probably more than that.
NOTE: Northville Review alumni will be given preferential consideration. If your essay is selected for publication, we’ll also link to your previous work in the magazine.
Your essay’s title must take the form of “Why I Love <whatever pop culture phenomenon you love>” or “In Defense of <whatever pop culture phenomenon you want to defend>”
Keep in mind that your subject matter must be relevant to pop culture. You’d be surprised at some of the interpretations of “pop culture” we’ve seen over the years. If you have any doubts about the appropriateness of your subject and you want to check with us before you start writing, drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. (You can also write to us for topic suggestions.)
Keep in mind that we’re looking for opportunities to educate and persuade our readership. Telling us little known facts about JJ Abrams’ Star Trek movie: Interesting. Telling us about the first time you watched it and realizing how your life had changed forever: Interesting. Telling us that you have the world’s largest collection of photos of Chris Pine playing with pogs: Less interesting.
There is no word count guideline. But if it’s super short or super long, there had better be a good reason.
*****Work submitted to this category that doesn't follow these guidelines will be rejected without notification.*****
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