Southwestern American Literature

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Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Representative Authors: 
Sherwin Bitsui, Carrie Fountain, J. Boyer, Alison Hawthorne Deming, Jeffrey Alfier, Sara Marie Ortiz, Scott Wiggerman, Keith Ekiss, Carol Hamilton, karla k. morton, Larry D. Thomas, John Blanchard, Lowell Mick White, Donald Lucio Hurd, Amos Magliocco, Anna Green, Gleah Powers, Andrew Howard.
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
3-5 (poetry, fiction, nonfiction combined), varying issue to issue
Contributor copies only
Issues per Year: 
Issue Price: 
Subscription Price: 
$18 / year
Less than 1,000

Editorial Focus

We publish fiction, nonfiction, poetry, literary criticism, and book reviews. Generally speaking, we want material covering the Greater Southwest or material written by Southwestern writers. Est. 1971. We look for crisp language, an interesting approach to material; a regional approach is desired but not required. We seek creative works that move beyond stereotype and approach the larger defining elements that, as William Faulkner noted, treat subjects central to good literature—the old verities of the human heart.

Tips From the Editor

Ethnic/multicultural, literary, mainstream, regional—no science fiction or romance. Send complete manuscript and cover letter, including a two- to five-line bio and list of publications.

Contact Information

Center for the Study of the Southwest
Brazos Hall
San Marcos
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Last updated: May 03, 2019