Send us work you would be proud to see in print or online. The best way to discover what kind of manuscripts we seek is to read at least a couple of back issues of The Vincent Brothers Review! Visit our website for our latest online selections: www.vincentbrothersreview.org.

Our most recent print issue (#23: Taking Flight) is $11.50 each postpaid; saddle-stitched back issues are $5.00 each; perfect-bound back issues are $6.50. TVBR editors will release our next hard-copy issue (#24) in late September 2021, and single issues will be available for $12.95 + $5.00 postage = $17.95.

Writers seeking publication should support and read their peers’ work and the work of the magazines they are approaching for possible publication.

Great writers are always great readers, too. Set high reading standards in addition to high writing standards. If you plan to market your work, you must be aware of what that market is publishing—research online literary publications, as well as the litmag sections of libraries and bookstores. Once you’ve found a few magazines you enjoy reading, subscribe to them, and study the material they feature. The habit of reading contemporary litmags and eMags will enhance and broaden your appreciation of literature and assist you in placing your work.

We make our manuscript selections based on the author’s word choices, style, and the images, ideas, and characters those words convey. The typeface used by an author is not a factor in our consideration; however, manuscripts presented in a clear, legible manner are easier to read.

Read your manuscript out loud before sending it out.

Letting a manuscript rest for a week or so before approaching it for the second edit is a good idea.

Only unpublished manuscripts are acceptable, though we do accept simultaneous submissions. If you send a simultaneous submission, please notify us as soon as possible when that manuscript is accepted.

The Vincent Brothers Review editors are eagerly seeking entries to our “Housekeeping” Short Story Contest. First Prize of $1,000, second prize of $500, third prize of $200, and fourth prize of $150 will be awarded based on readers’ polls after publication. The submission process is through electronic submission only, with an entrance fee of $10.00 per story entered. Entry fees will be used to cover the prize money, as well as the production and printing costs of our Issue #26.

Four contest finalists will be chosen by TVBR editors from the pool of entries, and all four will be published in TVBR's hard-copy issue #26—projected publication date of May 2022. Readers’ votes will choose the first, second-, third-, and fourth-place slots. Readers’ votes will be polled via our Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and e-mail newsletter accounts. All entries will also be considered for both on-line and hard-copy issue publication in TVBR. The theme for the upcoming contest is “Housekeeping.” No maximum word length is set, but please note that the editors usually prefer stories not longer than 8,000 words. The deadline for our Short Story Contest is October 31, 2021.

The Vincent Brothers Review editors are eagerly seeking nonfiction submissions for our hard-copy Issue #26, themed “Housekeeping.” TVBR is a paying market, and we typically pay $125 per nonfiction piece accepted and published. Submission fees are used to cover payment to writers and staff, as well as the production and printing costs of both our on-line and hard-copy issues.

All rights revert to authors upon publication.

All submissions will be considered for an upcoming online issue of TVBR, as well. Again, TVBR is a paying market, and we usually pay $125 per nonfiction piece accepted and published online. No maximum word length is set, but please note that TVBR editors usually prefer nonfiction pieces not longer than 8,000 words.


The deadline for “Housekeeping” submissions is October 31, 2021.

The Vincent Brothers Review editors are eagerly seeking poems for our hard-copy Issue #26, themed “Housekeeping.” TVBR is a paying market, and we typically pay $25 per poem accepted and published. Submission fees are used to cover payment to writers and staff, as well as the production and printing costs of both our online and hard-copy issues.

All rights revert to authors upon publication. All submissions will be considered for an upcoming online issue of TVBR, as well. Again, TVBR is a paying market, and we usually pay $25 per poem accepted and published online. No maximum line length is set.


The deadline for “Housekeeping” submissions is October 31, 2021.

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