The Antioch Review (est. 1941) has reopened its annual reading period for fiction stories, essays, and poetry. The literary journal is one of the most well-known, oldest, and longest running letter and arts publication.
Robert S. Fogarty, editor-in-chief since 1977, along with other staff members, look for prose and poetry of very high standards from emerging and seasoned writers. Previous authors published in the journal have been nominated for the Best American Anthologies and Pushcart Prizes.
The editors welcome expository essays tackling a topic of prevailing relevance, relying on academic texts for its focus and invoking the intellective and cultural interests of readers.
The editors are open to any theme or style of poetry, and do not have specific guidelines as to form and content.
Fiction stories must be compelling, interesting, and intelligent. The journal publishes only three stories per issue.
Word length: 5K-8K words for essays; open line count for poetry.
Payment: $20 per page, plus two contributor’s copies.
Submit poetry by April 30, 2018 and essays by May 31, 2018. Read writer’s guidelines at The Antioch Review’s website.