Ploughshares is a journal of new writing, and two out of three issues per year are guest-edited by prominent writers who explore different personal visions, aesthetics, and literary circles, with each year's Winter issue staff-edited. 50% of each issue is directly solicited by the guest editor, and the remaining 50% is selected from unsolicited manuscripts. Ploughshares Solos, a series launched in 2012, digitally publishes long stories and novella length work as standalone singles. The series is staff edited. See submission guidelines for details.
Please note that we charge a $3 service fee for online submissions (subscribers may submit online free of charge). This is not a reading fee. Mail submissions are still accepted free of charge.
Please read our submission guidelines online at pshares.org/submit.
Ugly Duckling Presse is a mission-driven small press that publishes poetry, translation, experimental nonfiction, performance texts, and books by artists. UDP favors emerging, international, and “forgotten” writers, and its books, chapbooks, artist’s books, broadsides, and periodicals often contain handmade elements, calling attention to the labor and history of bookmaking. In all of its activities, UDP endeavors to create an experience of art free of expectation, coercion, and utility.
Portland Review has been publishing exceptional prose, poetry, and art since 1956. The journal is produced by the graduate students of Portland State University’s English Department, and for over sixty years Portland Review has promoted the works of emerging writers and artists alongside the works of well-established authors.
Our new themed issue ShadowPlay/LightWork is open! Please follow all of our submission guidelines on our Submittable page.
Established in 2009, Booth publishes two print issues a year, usually in winter and summer. We invite submissions of art, poetry, prose, audio, lists, and literary comics. The editors welcome submissions by both emerging voices and established writers.
Simultaneous submissions are welcomed as long as we are notified immediately if your work is accepted for publication elsewhere. No multiple submissions, and we do not accept previously published work. We no longer accept submissions by mail.
The Southeast Review, established in 1979 as Sundog, is a national literary magazine housed in the English department at Florida State University and is edited and managed by its graduate students and a faculty consulting editor. The mission of the Southeast Review is to present emerging writers on the same stage as well-established ones. It publishes literary fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, interviews, book reviews, and art.
The Southeast Review accepts submissions for publication consideration exclusively through our online Submission Manager. Except for contest submissions, paper submissions sent through regular postal mail will not be read or returned. SER does not, under any circumstances, accept work via email. During contest season, entries to our World’s Best Short Short Story, Poetry, and Creative Nonfiction competitions may be sent via post or through our dedicated-contest online system via Submittable according to the instructions posted on our website.