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Issues per Year: 
1,000 to 2,500
Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Autobiography/Memoir, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Humor, Prose Poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Literary Fiction
Representative Authors: 

Matt Bell, Dorothea Lasky, Karen An-hwei Lee, Richard Bausch, Joshua Ferris, Russell Edson, Jenny Boully, Cornelius Eady, Kim Addonizio, Katie Ford, Thomas Lux, Jacob M. Appel, Yusef Komunyakaa, C.K. Williams, Ray DiPalma, Keith Waldrop, Michael Palmer (poet), Cathy Park Hong, G.C. Waldrep, Rosmarie Waldrop

Web, Print
Reading Period: 
Aug 15 - Apr 15
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
Contributor copies only

Editorial Focus

Phoebe prides itself on supporting up-and-coming writers, whose style, form, voice, and subject matter demonstrate a vigorous appeal to the senses, intellect, and emotions of our readers. We choose our writers because we believe their work succeeds at its goals, whether its goals are to uphold or challenge literary tradition.

Tips From the Editor

Phoebe seeks to publish quality writing. Please do not send formulaic writing, romance fiction, or greeting-card poetry. We do not consider previously published work. We insist on openness, which means we welcome both experimental and conventional prose and poetry, and we insist on being entertained, which means the work must capture and hold our attention, whether it be the potent language of a poem or the narrative mechanics of a short story.

Contact Information

Robbie Maakestad, Editor
MSN 2C5 George Mason University
4400 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030

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Last updated: August 24, 2016

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