Lake Effect

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Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Representative Authors: 
John Bradley, Michael Czyzniejewski, Philip Dacey, Stuart Dybek, Nancy Eimers, Gary Fincke, Abby Frucht, John Gallaher, Harry Humes, David Kirby, J.T. Ledbetter, Al Maginnes, Ken Meisel, Frank Paino, Aimee Parkison, Edith Pearlman, Erin Pringle-Toungate, Lawrence Raab, Doug Ramspeck, Alberto Alvaro Rios, David Shumate, John Sibley Williams
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Response Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
One to Seven
Contributor copies only
Issues per Year: 
Issue Price: 
Subscription Price: 
Less than 1,000

Editorial Focus

Lake Effect seeks to publish literary fiction and nonfiction and poetry of the highest quality by established and new and emerging writers from across the country and, in translation, from around the world, and to give that work an attractive venue. Appearances of our work in the Best American Short Stories, Best American Essays, and Pushcart Prize anthologies attests to our success in finding some of the best work in the country to publish.

Tips From the Editor

Not interested in genre writing, unless the work challenges the assumptions of said genre.

Contact Information

George Looney, Editor
Humanities & Social Sciences
Penn State Erie
The Behrend College
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Last updated: Feb 07, 2023