The Fourth River is the literary journal of Chatham University’s MFA Programs. We welcome submissions of creative writing that explore the relationship between humans and their environments, both natural and built, urban, rural or wild. We are looking for writing that is richly situated at the confluence of place, space and identity–or that reflects upon or makes use of landscape and place in new ways.

–Sheryl St. Germain, Chatham MFA Program Director and Executive Editor, The Fourth River

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If you have questions about our submission process or would like to order a copy of our journal, you can contact us at 4thriver[at]gmail[dot]com.

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