General Submissions Period: October 1st-January 15th (all submissions will be considered for print and/or online publication)
Robert Bone Memorial Contest Submissions Period (for full-time UTD students only): November 1st-January 15th
For over two decades, Reunion: The Dallas Review has been dedicated to finding and publishing exceptional examples of short fiction, drama, visual art, poetry, translation work, non-fiction, and interviews. You may remember Reunion by its former name, Sojourn. We have a new look and a new name, but our mission remains cultivating the arts community in Dallas, Texas, and promoting the work of talented writers and artists both locally and across the globe.
We look forward to reading your work. To keep our readers and editors happy, please read and follow general and genre guidelines.
General Formatting Guidelines:
- All submitted work must be previously unpublished, which includes personal blogs, social media, online journals, or magazines.
- Text should be 12 pt Times New Roman
- Do not include your name anywhere on the submission document.
- Plays and screenplays should be formatted to industry standards
- We accept simultaneous submissions with prompt notification should your work be accepted elsewhere.
- A brief cover letter is appreciated.
- Include a biographical statement of no more than 50 words as part of your cover letter.
- We accept .doc, .docx, or .pdf files only; and Tiff files for artwork.
Submissions that do not adhere to our guidelines may not be considered for publication.
Please expect to hear a response from us sometime between February and April.
Reunion: The Dallas Review is seeking new editors and readers for the 2022-2023 academic year from the A&H student body. For over two decades, Reunion: The Dallas Review (formerly Sojourn) has been dedicated to finding and publishing exceptional examples of previously unpublished short fiction, drama, visual art, poetry, translation work, non-fiction, and interviews. Published annually each fall and a new piece published online each month, our mission remains to cultivate the local arts community and to promote the work of talented writers and artists both locally and across the globe.
Applicants must be University of Texas at Dallas undergrad or grad students who display a strong work ethic and the ability to work as a part of a team (note: we do have 1 position for an undergraduate intern available). All positions require good communication and organizational skills, the ability to critically assess the creative quality of large volumes of submissions, and to meet deadlines. All submissions are managed through Submittable software, so experience with the technology or the ability to learn new software is a necessary skill. Additionally, all staff members are expected to be able to meet for 2-3 in-person meetings and attend the Launch Party in the fall (both currently paused due to COVID). Below are the duties and responsibilities attached to each position:
- The Editor-in-Chief is responsible to appoint staff for the new year/issue, organize staff meetings, plan and host the new issueʼs launch party (Late October/early November), create deadlines for staff, supervise and make final decisions on content for the upcoming issue, work with Web Designer for website updates, work with Graphic Designer for printing journal and preview booklets to be distributed at the annual Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) conference, coordinate other opportunities to promote journal locally and beyond, and work with the Assistant Editor to handle any editorial queries to our Gmail account. The Editor-in-Chief determines which top selections gain inclusion in the magazine, is expected to discuss/explain his/her choices with the Genre Editor in question.
- The Assistant Editor reports to the Editor-in-Chief, follows up with Genre Editors for progress on reading incoming submissions, copy-edits new issues, assists with launch party arrangements and hosting, organizes contributors' copy mailings, organizes creative writing program mailings, and coordinates the AWP Book Fair table.
- The Managing Editor is responsible for sending out calls for submissions to creative writing programs, for mailing copies of each issue purchased online to buyers, for running the Literary Journals Exchange Program (LitXPro), communicating with our exchange partners, mailing out copies of the new issue to exchanging partners every spring and ensuring that we receive a copy of their issues as well. The Managing Editor helps to proofread/copy-edit the new issue and works closely with the Editor-in-Chief and the Assistant Editor.
The editorial staff is made up of Readers and Editors for the following genres: drama, fiction, non-fiction, poetry, translation, and visual arts. The Submissions Period runs from October 1st to January 15th and the Reading Period runs from October 1st to February 15th (in tandem with submissions, and extends one month longer than submissions).
- The Editors for each genre (drama, fiction, non-fiction, poetry, translation, and visual arts) are responsible for the oversight of their readers. Genre Editors will disperse submissions for Readers to read and rate. The Genre Editors will make a final selection from these top choices, a number decided upon in advance by the Genre Editor and approved by the Editor-in-Chief and Faculty Adviser. The top choices are then sent to the Editorial Management Team. Once the Editor-in-Chief decides to accept/decline selections, the Genre Editor is responsible for communicating the decision on the submission to the Author of that work via Submittable.
- Readers work closely with the Genre Editors. All submissions will be channeled to their specific category under the supervision of the Genre Editor and then dispersed to the Readers by the appropriate Genre Editor(s). During the Reading Period, the readers will rate all submissions for their genre on Submittable and make additional notes regarding the works to assist with the review and selection process.
- The Social Media Specialist will be responsible for broadening Reunionʼs online presence on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram by posting to these social media sites on a regular basis. Specialists will be responsible for advertising upcoming creative writing events on campus and in the community as well as news related to Reunion and its contributorsʼ published works. Specialists must also have good writing, editing, and proofreading skills, in addition to technical and social media skills.
- The Undergraduate Intern will be responsible for assisting the Editorial Management staff with various tasks throughout the year. Potential interns should have a passion for literature and the arts and have the ability to ensure that projects and other responsibilities are completed in a timely fashion. For this position, we need someone who is extremely organized, a solid writer, computer savvy, and conversant with publishing and social media (web- and app-based).