Vanderbilt's Award-Winning Undergraduate Literary & Arts Magazine

We are currently accepting submissions for our 2021/2022 issue. For more information and to submit your work, click the submissions tab above

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Staff Applications for the 2021/2022 Edition Have Now Closed

Staff applications for The Vanderbilt Review closed on Friday, September 24th. The magazine is still accepting prose, poetry, and art submissions for the 2021/22 edition until Saturday, December 4th. Keep[…]

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I want to be in the magazine

For our yearly print magazine, we accept poetry, prose (including fiction, creative nonfiction, scripts, and screenplays), visual art, and mixed media pieces made by Vanderbilt undergraduate students. The best submissions in prose, poetry, and art will receive awards of $100. We prefer pieces to be previously unpublished, but this is not a requirement. You may submit as many pieces in as many categories as you wish; however, we ask that for each form you submit, you only include work in one submission category (ex. do not submit an art piece and a prose piece through the same form). To submit in multiple categories or to submit more than five pieces, please submit multiple forms. The form to submit your work is linked above. Submissions close on December 3.

I want to be on TVR Insta and/or website

Submit your work at the link above to be featured on TVR instagram and/or website. In addition to accepting prose, poetry, and visual art we also accept multimedia projects. All entires will be accepted as long as they are appropriate.


Our Team

Kelly Morgan

Editor in Chief

Zhi Chua

Managing Editor

Thanvi Dola

Digital Content Editor

Helen Hicks

Prose Editor

Clara McMillan

Poetry Editor

Angelina Chung

Art Editor

Lilly Zheng

Layout Editor

About Us

The Vanderbilt Review is Vanderbilt’s official undergraduate literary and arts journal. The Review includes curated work in prose, poetry, drama, art, and photography from students, alumni, and University affiliates.

The Vanderbilt Review was first published in April 1985 as a consolidation of three previous showcases for student work: The Poetry Review, The Photography Review, and Scrivener. The journal has received prestigious awards for its professional work and its format. In past years, it has featured interviews and work from writers such as Robert Penn Warren, Roy Blount, Jr., and Bobbie Ann Mason. The Vanderbilt Review staff works in the Student Media Newsroom in Suite 130 of Sarratt Student Center.

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