Scoundrel Time

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Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Translation
Representative Authors: 
Reginald Dwayne Betts, Cynthia Dewi Oka, Eleanor Wilner, Alissa Quart, Tony Hoagland, Rachel Hadas, Stephanie Burt, Dana Sachs, Donna Hemans, W. Ralph Eubanks, Joy Katz, Elizabeth Rosner, Tomaž Šalamun, Donald Quist, Diane Seuss, Rachel Hall, Carlos Chuc, Denise Duhamel, Muhammed Sheeraz Dasti, Roxana Robinson, Paul Lisicky, Michelle Ross, Ranjan Adiga, Carolyn Ferrell, Marie Myung-Ok Lee, Meg Pokrass, David Ulin, Matthew Olzmann, Hussain Ahmed, Peg Alford Pursell, Jennifer Sears, Thorpe Moeckel, Gemini Wahhaj, Joan Silber, Tracy O'Neill, Dana Cann, Colette Parris, Omar Martinez-Sandoval, Shane McCrae, Daisy Bassen
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Response Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
No payment
Issues per Year: 
A few times a month online

Editorial Focus

Scoundrel Time is a nonprofit online literary journal publishing fiction, essays, poetry, translated works, graphic memoir and fiction, humor, and visual art that addresses threats to people, cultures, and landscapes posed by the current world situation. The theme is broadly interpreted through the lens of story and its ability to remind people of their shared humanity. 

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 to our general mailbox.

Contact Information

Paula Whyman, Founder and Editor
Scoundrel Time
P.O. Box 396
Glen Echo
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Last updated: Feb 17, 2024