Cola Literary Review

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Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction
Representative Authors: 
George Singleton, Ron Rash, Susan Ludvigson, Robert Coover, Virgil Suarez, Chessy Normile, Kwame Dawes, Nikky Finney
Online, Print
Reading Period: 
Oct 1 to Jan 1
Response Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Contributor copies only
Issues per Year: 
Issue Price: 
Less than 1,000

Editorial Focus

Cola Literary Review, the annual print literary journal of the University of South Carolina MFA program, has published fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction since 1993. “Cola” is an affectionate abbreviation for Columbia, South Carolina, the city where the journal is based. (Formerly known as Yemassee Journal.)

Tips From the Editor

Because our editing team changes every academic year, we tend to have varied and eclectic tastes. Most of all, we want to see things that are fresh, daring, unusual, and original. We are proud to represent a diverse range of authors and hold special reading periods for Black and First American authors.

Contact Information

Department of English
University of South Carolina
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Last updated: Jan 24, 2024