The Drum Literary Magazine

Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Representative Authors: 
Ben Percy, Jenna Blum, Susan Orlean, Jennifer Haigh, Ethan Gilsdorf, Bharati Mukherjee
Formats: 
Web, Audio
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
Payment: 
No payment
Issues per Year: 
12 monthly issues, with one new piece published each week
Circulation: 
1,000 to 2,500

Editorial Focus

The Drum is a literary magazine with a twist. You don't read The Drum. You listen to it. We publish short fiction, essays, and novel excerpts exclusively in audio form, read aloud by the author. The Drum is looking for work that pays close attention to language while never losing sight of the narrative drive. We want stories that really do tell a story. And essays that engage in the complexity of an idea.

Tips From the Editor

Starting in 2014, we will close submissions during the months of January, April, July, and October. Submissions are open at all other times, and we aim to respond extremely promptly.

Contact Information

Henriette Power, Editor
19 Pelham Rd.
Weston
MA
02493
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Last updated: Feb 17, 2017