Scoundrel Time

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Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Translation
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, Joy Katz, Elizabeth Rosner, Donald Quist, Diane Seuss, Muhammed Sheeraz Dasti, Roxana Robinson, Paul Lisicky, Ranjan Adiga, Carolyn Ferrell, Marie Myung-Ok Lee, Meg Pokrass, David Ulin, Matthew Olzmann, Hussain Ahmed, Peg Alford Pursell, Jennifer Sears, Stephanie Burt, Joan Silber, Tracy O'Neill, Omar Martinez-Sandoval, Maria Saba, Shane McCrae, and 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: 
We publish new work weekly.

Editorial Focus

Scoundrel Time is a nonprofit online literary journal launched after the 2016 U.S. presidential election. It publishes fiction, essays, poetry, works in translation, humor, music, and visual art that engages with the threats against people, cultures, and landscapes posed by the current world situation. This theme is broadly interepreted, 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.

Contact Information

Paula Whyman, Founder & Editor
Scoundrel Time
P.O. Box 396
Glen Echo
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Last updated: Nov 08, 2022