Scoundrel Time

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Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Representative Authors: 
Our contributors include emerging and established artists from around the world, including Reginald Dwayne Betts, Cynthia Dewi Oka, Eleanor Wilner, Alissa Quart, Tony Hoagland, Fady Joudah, Rachel Hadas, Dana Sachs, Donna Hemans, W. Ralph Eubanks, Elizabeth Rosner, Paul Lisicky, Carolyn Ferrell, David Ulin, Matthew Olzmann, Peg Alford Pursell, Jennifer Sears, Joan Silber, Tracy O'Neill, and Maria Saba.
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
No payment
Issues per Year: 
We publish new work weekly.
Issue Price: 
Subscription Price: 
Online/free. Can sign up for weekly email updates to be informed of new work we're publishing.

Editorial Focus

Scoundrel Time is a nonprofit online literary journal launched in response to the 2016 U.S. presidential election. We publish creative works—fiction, essays, poetry, humor, music, and visual art—that respond to the threats against freedom and democracy, people and cultures, posed by the current world/political situation. We believe stories told in any form can remind us of our humanity, encourage understanding, embrace empathy, and reject hate.

Tips From the Editor

Please take a look at our site, and read what we've published so far. Note that we are not looking for venting or diatribes. We're interested in works that tell stories, in whatever form. Please see additional guidelines on our site from our fiction editor, Karen Bender, and our poetry editor, Daisy Fried. Fiction and poetry can be submitted via Submittable. All other genres (creative nonfiction, humor, music, and art) should be queried first by email.

Contact Information

Paula Whyman, Founder & Editor
Scoundrel Time
P.O. Box 396
Glen Echo
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Last updated: May 09, 2022