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Loyalhanna Review 2024 Call for Submissions & Submission Guidelines


LVW’s literary journal is seeking poetry, essays, short stories, and photos and other art. We invite all authors and artists to check the submission guidelines below.

The deadline is May 1. Share your work with a very appreciative audience. This year the Loyalhanna Review was added to This list is for writers of short prose, a quick reference to publications that prefer shorter pieces. 


Literature and Art Submissions for the 2024 issue will be accepted electronically between February 15 and May 1, 2024.


ART: Submissions may be photographs, or photos of sketches, paintings, or sculptures, horizontal or vertical, in full color or black and white. Vertical submissions are preferred for consideration for the front cover. Back cover and inside art may be either vertical or horizontal. Send high-resolution photos bigger than 600 x 600 pixels at 300 dots per inch. Be sure to title each piece of artwork.


LITERATURE: One prose piece (story, essay, fiction, humor) no longer than 1,800 words, and/or up to three poems of any length. Previously published work may be considered with the proper acknowledgement of the publisher. Use 12-point Times New Roman, no page numbers, no author name, and save in Word .doc-X or RTF file format only.


Art and literature must be emailed following these rules:

SUBJECT LINE: Your Last Name and First Initial. LR Submission



Please send each entry as a separate attachment on a single email. (If you are submitting 3 poems, there should be 3 attachments.)


Cover Letter (body of the email) must contain: 1) Complete contact info: name, mailing address, phone number, and email address. 2) Brief Bio in 3rd person: (50 words maximum).

3) Two Permission Statements. (Copy the text below. Fill it in; INSERT ALL TITLES). Typed signatures are accepted.


Two Statements of Permission to Publish in 2024 Edition

In your cover letter (email body), include the following:


Statement of Permission to Publish: I grant The Loyalhanna Review permission to publish (INSERT ALL TITLES)____________________________________________________

until December 31, 2025 for both the print and online editions. I retain all copyrights.


(Type Signature)____________________________________Date_______


Permission to Publish in The Loyalhanna Review Archive: I further grant permission to Ligonier Valley Writers to use my work listed in the statement above for online archival purposes until I rescind this permission. I retain all copyrights.


(Type Signature)___________________________________Date_______


Your submissions will be acknowledged by an email from the Loyalhanna Review editorial committee within 10 days. If you do not receive acknowledgment of your submission, please contact:,, or

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