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Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
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
Online, Print
Reading Periods: 
Aug 15 to Oct 15
Jan 15 to Mar 15
Response Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
Contributor copies only
Issues per Year: 
1,000 to 2,500

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. It chooses writers because they 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

Sophia Ross, Editor in Chief
MSN 2C5, George Mason University
4400 University Drive
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Last updated: Feb 15, 2024