Steel Toe Review

Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Representative Authors: 
Robert Olin Butler Jennifer S. Davis Ron Rash Richard Ford Karen Russell Kathryn Davis Michael Diebert Jim Murphy Michael Farris Smith Larry Levis Michael Hofmann Sarah Manguso Claudia Emerson Louis Bourgois Zachary C. Bush James Valvis Melissa Studdard Karla Linn Merrifiend Tobi Cogswell
Formats: 
Web, Print, Audio, Video
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
10
Payment: 
Contributor copies only
Issues per Year: 
4
Issue Price: 
Print issue varies
Subscription Price: 
N/A
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000

Editorial Focus

We publish interesting fiction, poetry, essays, and multimedia work from all over the world. However, preference is given to writers, artists, and subject matter with some connection to the South. We are particularly interested in work that uses conventions of traditional genres in new and interesting ways.

Tips From the Editor

We don't want traditional Southern lit. We want literary and experimental work that touches on themes of interest to Southerners. Interpret that however you like, but DON'T assume this limits you to talking about trailers, hunting/fishing, fried food, and race relations. In fact, avoid talking about those things unless you have something really original to say about them.
We get a lot more poetry submissions than fiction. Fiction has a better shot at being selected simply because it's more in demand.
It should go without saying, but please read our submission guidelines, and use our online submission tracker. Also, please include a bio statement in your cover letter.

Contact Information

David Hornbuckle, Editor
5751 9th Avenue South
Birmingham
AL
35212
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Last updated: Feb 17, 2017