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The Riverbend Review

Mission Statement

The mission of the The Riverbend Review: Art and Literary Magazine is to provide publication opportunities to local poets, writers, and artists and to foster appreciation for literature and arts in the community. The Riverbend Review is a student publication that is put together by HCC students who serve as magazine editors under the guidance of an HCC faculty member.

The Literary Magazine 2015 is now available!

Let your creative juices flow!

Submissions for the next issue of the Magazine are being accepted. Please see the guidelines below. The deadline is to be announced.

If you have any questions, please contact Sharon Burton at 270-831-9646.

Want to be featured in the next edition?

The The Riverbend Review: Art and Literary Magazine is published annually by Henderson Community College.

The magazine accepts haiku, poetry, and short stories and non-fiction essays no longer than 3000 words. No previously published work may be submitted. Authors may submit up to five poems, five haiku, three short stories, and three non-fiction essays. Faculty and students then work together to select poetry, fiction and non-fiction from works submitted.

The magazine staff traditionally hosts a reception to honor contributors and to award prizes.

Prizes consist of:

  • $75 first prize
  • $50 second prize
  • $25 third prize

All prizes may be awarded in all four categories. However, the judges reserve the right not to award prizes if the entries are not deemed prize-worthy.

If you are a current or former student of Henderson Community College, a resident of Henderson, Webster, or Union County, the Evansville area, or an employee of the college, you are eligible to enter.

How do I enter?

All submissions should be typed or saved as a Word document or in rtf. Submitting works via e-mail is encouraged. The document should be double-spaced, titled, and include 1" margins around the text. The pages must be numbered and your name cannot appear anywhere on the work.

Submit your entries as attachments to In your email please provide the following: your name (no pen names are published), address, telephone number, the title of your work, and the category (poetry, haiku, fiction, non-fiction, or art).