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Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Representative Authors: 
Paul Allen, Rebecca Barry, Sonny Brewer, Paul Cody, Michael Czyzniejewski, Chad Davidson, Robin Ekiss, Elizabeth Ellen, Jack Gilbert, Linda Gregg, Barbara Hamby, Sonya Huber, Amaud Jamaul Johnson, David Kirby, Judith Kitchen, Stephen Kuusisto, Jeff Parker, Joshua Poteat, Natasha Trethewey, Brian Turner, Katrina Vandenberg
Reading Period: 
Aug 1 to Sep 8
Response Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
No payment
Issues per Year: 
Greater than 10,000

Editorial Focus

Waccamaw is a graduate student and faculty collaboration featuring contemporary poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. The magazine is published online once a year, in the fall, by the Athenaeum Press at Coastal Carolina University.

Tips From the Editor

The editors encourage interested authors to read previous issues of Waccamaw before submitting. At Waccamaw we are many, evolving. We crave work that is honest and impacts us, invites us into a space of vulnerability. We value sincerity, defamiliarization, and unexpected circumstances. We seek diversity of race, culture, class, sexuality, gender identity, philosophy, religion, and experience. We love language play and concision. We encourage flash, short-short, and hybrid forms. Visual appeal matters in both poetry and prose. We want your real. We want your fabulous.

Contact Information

Colin Burch, Editor in Chief
Department of English
Coastal Carolina University
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Last updated: Feb 20, 2024