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1. Each submission must be accompanied by a self-addressed stamped envelope if you wish it returned. For results only, include a #10 SASE. You will not be notified otherwise.
2. No simultaneous submissions are accepted.
3. Submissions per envelope are limited to two stories or five poems.
4. Articles, essays, memoirs, and short stories are usually reviewed within three weeks, but due to the large number of poems received, results for these may be delayed three months or longer.
There is no limit on length for poems, but for essays, it is best to keep under 30 pages (double spaced typed) and for short stories, it is best to keep between 20 and 25 pages (2,000 to 6,000 words)
The Emily Clark Balch awards for fiction and poetry are made annually for the best short story and best poem published in The Virginia Quarterly Review during the calendar year.
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