Since 1977, riverSedge has published the very best art and literature from the South Texas region and beyond. Past artists and authors include Barry Deutsch, Eleanor L. Bennett, Larry McMurtry, Rolando Hinojosa, Angela de Hoyos, Alurista, Naomi Shihab Nye, and Sandra Cisneros.

riverSedge is published annually and is currently transitioning to online-only format, beginning with the 2020 issue . Electronic submissions only. If your work appears in our latest issue, please wait a year before submitting again.


                riverSedge 2022 General Submissions/Contest Guidelines All submissions are eligible for contest prizes in two categories: Poetry and Prose. Here are the full guidelines:

  • Submissions open from October 1, 2021 to March 1, 2022
  • $3 submission fee for all genres.
  • 2 prizes of $350 will be awarded in poetry and prose. All entries are eligible for contest prizes (except reviews, interviews, and graphic literature).
  • Multiple submissions welcome in all genres. However, each submission should be uploaded as a separate entry. In other words, one story/essay/comic/script per $3 entry fee. For poetry, five poems per entry. For specific guidelines, visit the categories below.
  • Previously unpublished work only. Self-published written work (in print and/or on the web) is not eligible. Visual artwork that has been uploaded to an artist's personal website will be considered, but at the discretion of riverSedge.
  • Simultaneous submissions are welcome. If your work is accepted elsewhere, please withdraw your submission as soon as possible.
  • Submissions welcome in English, Spanish and anything in between.
  • Current staff, faculty, and students of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley or South Texas College cannot submit original work to riverSedge.
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  • We accept fiction up to 8,000 words.
  • upload your file in Microsoft Word, Rich Text, or Adobe Acrobat format ONLY
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  • limit of 5 poems per entry.
  • upload your file in Microsoft Word, Rich Text, or Adobe Acrobat format ONLY.
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  • We accept nonfiction up to 5,000 words.
  • upload your file in Microsoft Word, Rich Text, or Adobe Acrobat format ONLY
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  • up to 15 pages
  • upload your file in Microsoft Word, Rich Text, or Adobe Acrobat format ONLY
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Send us your previously unpublished comics, manga, or
cartoon art

  • submit one or more comics; no more than 20 pages total
  • Upload jpg files with 300 dpi resolution
  • Pdf files are acceptable as well
  • Black &
    white preferred; color considered
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