Poets and creative writers can submit their work online for free to The Southern Review during University Press Week, November 6-11, 2017. Otherwise, the publication charges a $3 reading fee beginning next week.
The Southern Review, a contemporary literary magazine based at Louisiana State University, wants to receive finished pieces of original poetry, fiction stories, and nonfiction essays for upcoming issues. Submissions must not have been published elsewhere.
Simultaneous submissions are okay but writers must notify the staff if their pieces are accepted elsewhere.
Poets can submit up to 5 poems per submission, and writers can submit one story per submission. A story can be an essay, a creative non-fiction piece, or a literary narrative. Keep the word length under 8K words for prose. The more concise, the better. Poetry and prose are open to all styles and genres.
Payment: $25 per magazine page, up to $200/prose or poem. Published authors also receive a complimentary 1-yr. subscription and two copies in which their work is published.
Read full writer’s guidelines before submitting.
Founded in 1935, The Southern Review is one of the country’s leading literary magazines published quarterly by LSU Press. Emily Nemens serves as Prose Editor and Jessica Faust serves as Poetry Editor.
* The Southern Review began charging a $3 reading fee in September 2015 to submit online.