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For nearly 300 years, The Saturday Evening Post has chronicled American history in the making—reflecting the distinctive characteristics and values that define the American way. Today’s Post continues the grand tradition of providing art, entertainment and information in a stimulating mix of idea-driven features, cutting-edge health and medical trends—plus fiction, humor, and laugh-out-loud cartoons. A key feature is the Post Perspective, which brings historical context to current issues and hot topics such as health care, religious freedom, education, and more. Tracing its roots to Benjamin Franklin, The Saturday Evening Post mirrors cherished American ideals and values, most memorably illustrated by its iconic cover artist Norman Rockwell. The Post is also known for publishing such literary greats as Ray Bradbury, Agatha Christie, William Faulkner, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Edgar Allan Poe, J.D. Salinger, and Kurt Vonnegut, and continues to seek out and discover emerging writers of the 21st century. Headquartered in Indianapolis, the Post is a publication of the nonprofit Saturday Evening Post Society, which also publishes the award-winning youth magazines Humpty Dumpty and Jack and Jill. Having been at the side of Americans in various forms since 1728, through the events and cultural shifts that have shaped the country’s character, The Saturday Evening Post remains America’s Magazine.

Country of Publication

United States

Audience

Open to a broad Audience.

Publication Media & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationPublished 6 x per year.
Print Publication Print PublicationPublished 6 x per year.

Fiction Open

We accept fiction in any genre for our print magazine and our website. Our motto is “Celebrating America, Past, Present, and Future,” and any submitted stories should reflect that motto, whether giving readers a glimpse of real American values or illustrating what is great about being an American.

Genres:
General General
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Humorous, Literary, Mainstream.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 3,000 words.
Payscale:
We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK OK No OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Nonfiction Open

We accept well-researched non-fiction on health, history, human interest, finance, technology, travel, and politics. We also accept short humor pieces. Indicate any special qualifications you have for writing about the subject, especially for technical or scientific material.

Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Humorous, Literary, Mainstream.
Topics:
Business/Finance (Personal finance), Health/Medicine, History, Politics/Political Science, Society/Culture, Technology, Travel.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Article Article1,000 - 3,000 words.
Payscale:
We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK OK No OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Visual Art Open

Art Media:
Cartoon/Comic strip.
Art Styles:
Open to all/most Art Styles, including: Humorous.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Graphic Narrative Graphic NarrativeNo page limits known; Up to 10 pieces.
Payscale:
We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Unknown payment Unknown payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No UnknownImage format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

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Dates

Last Updated: 04 Oct 2018
Last Audited: 04 Oct 2018 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 02 Aug 2005

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