South Carolina Review

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The Editor, The South Carolina Review
Center for Electronic and Digital Publishing
Clemson University, Stode Tower, Box 340522
Clemson
South Carolina
United States
29634-0522
Contact Information
Keith L.
Morris
Head Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Print
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Cash
Year Founded: 
1968
Distributors: 
Clemson University Press
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Issues per Year: 
2
Subscription Price: 
$28
Issue Price: 
$17

The South Carolina Review reimagines the Southern Literary Magazine. We’re expanding our range to encompass the best of contemporary literature from various perspectives, and we want to reflect the diverse experiences of our readers and writers by publishing affecting, thought-provoking work from both new and established writers from a wide background. Writers receive two contributor copies. Top fiction and poetry submissions as deemed by the editors will receive an award of $250.

SCR publishes fiction and poetry primarily, but will also consider creative nonfiction, scholarly essays, and book reviews. We prefer electronic submissions (in PDF format only), though printed manuscripts may be mailed in accompanied by a self-addressed stamped envelope. No previously published work, work accepted elsewhere, or multiple submissions accepted. Please note that we cannot acknowledge receipt of manuscripts and that we cannot return manuscripts under any conditions.

I-70 Review

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913 Joseph Dr
Lawrence
Kansas
United States
66049
Contact Information
Gary
Lechliter
Managing Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Formats: 
Print
Reading Period: 
Jul 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Contributor copies only
Distributors: 
We mail one free copy to contributors.
Year Founded: 
2001
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Representative Authors: 
We have published Chase Twichell, Jenny Molberg, Bill Bauer, Christopher Buckley, Frank Paino, Jim Barnes, William Trowbridge, Alice Friman, Lola Haskins, David Ray, Judy Ray, Jo McDougall, Denise Low, AE Hines, HL Hix, Jim Daniels, Elizabeth Schultz, James Tolan, Diane Wakoski.
Issues per Year: 
one
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Subscription Price: 
$15.00/issue
Issue Price: 
$15.00
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
2-3

We prefer writing grounded in fresh language, imagery, and metaphor. We prefer free-verse with sound and rhythm of language. We seek individual voice with good lyric or a strong narrative. For fiction, we like shot pieces that surprise. We reject stereotypical or cliched fiction or poetry, as well as sentimental work that tells rather than shows. See website for submission guidelines.

We will read your submissions promptly and contact you promptly. We prefer submissions e-mailed to i70review@gmail.com.  Please do not send us work you have not carefully revised and revised again. We read hundreds of submissions during the reading period and accept only the very best submitted. 

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87 Bedford

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New York
New York
United States
10027
Contact Information
Lichen
Han
Founding Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Formats: 
Web
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Cash
Year Founded: 
2016
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Subscription Price: 
0
Issue Price: 
0

We are seeking beautifully-written, imaginative, and original short stories by new and veteran writers. Our favorite kinds of stories are those that are still emotionally haunting long after their plots have slipped from our memories, the fingerprints of their ghosts left behind on our day-to-day lives. 

Please read Submission Guidelines carefully.

Wrath-Bearing Tree

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Contact Information
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
No payment
Year Founded: 
2014
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
26% to 50%
Representative Authors: 
David Abrams, Daniel Ford, Ben Fountain, Jerri Bell, Roy Scranton, Peter Molin, Amy Waldman
Issues per Year: 
12
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
1-3

Established by combat veterans and maintained by a diverse board of veterans, military spouses, and writers compelled by themes of social justice and human resilience, the Wrath-Bearing Tree publishes essays, reviews, fiction, and poetry on military, economic, and social violence written by those who have experienced military, economic, and social violence or their consequences. 

We seek to expand the conversation around violence, conflict, and war. We especially like work that is thoughtful and balanced when it comes to questions of diversity.

Elsewhere Magazine

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United States
Contact Information
Lindsay
Taylor
Editing Intern
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Formats: 
Web
E-publication
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
6

Elsewhere cares only about the line / no line. We want short prose works (flash fiction, prose poetry, nonfiction) that cross, blur, and/or mutilate genre. We publish six writers and one photo quarterly. Give us your homeless, your animals, your lunch money: we're hungry.

Orca, A Literary Journal

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6516 112th Street Ct
Gig Harbor
Washington
United States
98332-8697
Contact Information
Joe
Ponepinto
Publisher
Details
Genres Published: 
Fiction
Formats: 
E-publication
Print
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Cash
Year Founded: 
2019
Distributors: 
download; Amazon
Representative Authors: 
Stephanie Dickinson, Will Cordeiro, Siamak Vossoughi, Stefen Styrsky, Christie B. Cochrell, Sean Marciniak, Mary Grimm
Issues per Year: 
3
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Subscription Price: 
$37.95 for 3 issues
Issue Price: 
$10.99
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
2

Literary short stories and flash for our February and October issues.

Literary Speculative short stories and flash for our July issue.

We seek work that is high concept: imaginative, thoughtful, and open to possibilities. Give us deep, diverse characters. Blend genres. Connect seemingly disparate ideas. Keep it entertaining, but make us think. Originality will help your submission. If your story regards a topic that’s been published a lot, it’s probably not for us.

Night Picnic

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P.O. Box 3819
New York
New York
United States
10163-3819
Contact Information
Igor
Zaitsev
Editor-in-Chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
E-publication
Print
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Contributor copies only
Distributors: 
Amazon, Amazon Kindle
Year Founded: 
2018
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Representative Authors: 
Edward Ahern, Penel Alden, Samuel J. Allen, Douglas Balmain, Tori Bryl, Mads Bohan, A. C. Bohleber, Natalie Kaia Christiansen, Robert Ciesla, Kalynn Michelle Cotten, Kaier Curtin, Alex Dako, RC de Winter, Leslie Dianne, Karen Downs-Barton, E. W. Farnsworth, Fayette Fox, Rich Glinnen, Max Halper, Bryan E. Helton, Laura E. Hoffman, Briley D. Jones, Steve Karamitros, Harry Kidd, Alyona Kondratyeva, Andrew Lafleche, Matthew Lane, Aaron Laughlin, Jamie Leondaris, James M. Lindsay, Susie Little, LindaAnn LoSchiavo, Paul Luikart, Simina Lungu, Davey Maloney, Laura Manuelidis, Eric McLaughlin, Kamran Muthleb, Josiah Olson, Vincent Oppedisano, Jaime Paniagua, Rachel Anne Parsons, Elizabeth Paxson, Kristopher Pendleton, Frank Rivera, Brian Rosten, Evan James Sheldon, Liza Sofia, Alex Stearns, Travis Stephens, Gordon Stumpo, Patrick ten Brink, Simon Tertychniy, Caryl Gobin Ulrich, Jason Wallace, Jack Wildern, Sybil Wilen, Christopher Williams, Mariah Woodland, Robin Vigfusson, Igor V. Zaitsev
Issues per Year: 
3
Circulation: 
1,000 to 2,500
Subscription Price: 
$35 and $45 for libraries
Issue Price: 
print copies $15 and digital versions $5
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
20-24

Night Picnic is a bilingual journal of literature and art which publishes work in both English and Russian. We translate our authors' work into Russian. We accept novels, novellas, plays, short and flash stories, fairytales for adults, poetry, interviews, essays (including popular science essays), letters to the editors, and artwork. 

We encourage authors to submit all that is strange, dark, jubilant, complex, confusing, scary, mystical, and multidimensional. We do NOT publish memoirs, heavy science fiction, political essays, and pornography. We do NOT publish manuscripts with chauvinistic and fascistic tendencies. You must be at least 18 years old to submit.

Galileo Press

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3222 Rocking Horse Lane
City: 
Aiken
State: 
South Carolina
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
29801
Contact Information
Barrett
Warner
Acquisitions Editor
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Book Types: 
Chapbook
Novella
Short story collections
Essay collections
Novel
Memoir
Poetry collections
Formats: 
Paperback
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
No
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Reading Period: 
Oct 3 to Oct 24
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months

We are seeking: vivid imagery and the balance of abstract to concrete imagery, the capacity to surprise, an elastic syntax, pace, and music, thematic cohesiveness and the emotional range and maturity, deft handling of highly charged emotion, use of wit, humor, and self-implication, choice and use of extended metaphor, skillfully juxtaposing the micro and the macro, and more.

All comers welcome.

Unlike our late Spring reading period, manuscripts should be buttoned up and ready to sail. We hope to add three titles to our 20-21 catalog. $500 on signing, color cover, standard royalty, additional support as needed.

Please note an important update to our guidelines: a strong confident voice is no longer essential.

Representative Authors: 

David Fenza, Joe Bolton, Sarah Gorham, Matthew Graham, Patricia Grossman, John Drano, Steven Cramer, etc.

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
1
Titles per Year: 
1 to 5
Distributors: 
Pathway Book Distribution, Small Press Distribution
Subgenres: 

Bluestem

Basic Information
Coleman Hall
Eastern Illinois University
Charleston
Illinois
United States
61920
Contact Information
Bess
Winter
Editor-in-Chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Reading Period: 
Sep 10 to Dec 15
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Cash
Year Founded: 
1966
Issues per Year: 
3
Issue Price: 
$10 new/ $5 back issue

Bluestem, a nationally recognized literary journal that publishes the brightest new, emerging, and established literary voices, has been published since 1966 and is produced by the English Department at Eastern Illinois University. The journal has largely been run by women of perception and talent for the past several decades, and continues to feature excellent work by women and female-identifying writers. Bluestem finds and publishes impactful work by writers who are quietly creating beauty in their respective corners of the world.

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