At what point do the rights to the article return to the author?

All rights revert back to author after publication.

What format should material be submitted in, and where should material be submitted?

Submit in Microsoft Word; standard manuscript format. Submit to the email address provided.

We pay in copies.


General Guidelines


Cahaba River Literary Journal will read unsolicited manuscripts throughout the year. We work with new writers.


Fiction/Creative Nonfiction

Staying between 1000-2000 words is encouraged. Shorter pieces okay. We accept creative nonfiction (essays), fiction, science fiction and crime – no porn. We encourage short stories of any genre except porn; surprise us with a different twit and subject matter…



No more than 30 lines per poem. Submit up to 3 poems every 2 months. Any subject, any style – no porn. We do make exceptions to length from time to time.



Photos or black ink drawings – no more than 3 per story.


We do not accept simultaneous submissions. We do not pay for stories or poetry at this time. You will receive a contributor’s copy of the magazine your work is featured in.


With each new paid subscription from now thru June 1st, our staff is offering a FREE edit/critique of one manuscript per subscription.


Subscription Price $35 per year (6 issues) USA; $45 per year Overseas





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