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Whiskey Island

Issues per Year: 
Issue Price: 
Less than 1,000
Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, LGBT, Micro-poetry, Prose Poetry, Literary Fiction
Representative Authors: 

Steve Almond, Melissa Broder, Denise Duhamel, Roxane Gay, Anne Germanacos, Bob Hicok, Dora Malech, Karyna McGlynn, John McNally, Alissa Nutting, Aurelie Sheehan, Leni Zumas.

Reading Period: 
Aug 15 - May 1
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
Contributor copies only

Editorial Focus

Whiskey Island is a nonprofit literary journal that has been published by Cleveland State University for over thirty years. We welcome poetry and fiction submissions. We look to publish exciting new voices as well as established authors.

Tips From the Editor

No multiple submissions.

Contact Information

Michael Credico, Editor-in-Chief
2121 Euclid Ave
English Department
Cleveland State University
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214

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Last updated: February 17, 2015

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