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The Southern Review 563

About

The Southern Review publishes fiction, poetry, critical essays, interviews, book reviews, and excerpts from novels in progress, with emphasis on contemporary literature in the United States and abroad, and with special interest in southern culture and history. Poems and fiction are selected with careful attention to craftsmanship and technique and to the seriousness of the subject matter. Although willing to publish experimental writing that appears to have a valid artistic purpose, The Southern Review avoids extremism and sensationalism.

The Southern ReviewUnited States
$ Fees Notice: This project charges fees (or requires purchases) for some submissions. Look for the fees icon.

Submission Periods

F Temporarily closed to fiction submissions. Will be open to submissions from Friday, September 1, 2017 (154.5 days from now) through Friday, December 1, 2017.11
N Temporarily closed to nonfiction submissions. Will be open to submissions from Friday, September 1, 2017 (154.5 days from now) through Friday, December 1, 2017.2
P Temporarily closed to poetry submissions. Will be open to submissions from Friday, September 1, 2017 (154.5 days from now) through Thursday, March 1, 2018.4

Genres

General 

Classifications

Audience:Open to a broad Audience.
Poetry Forms:Open to all/most Forms.
Styles:Open to all/most Styles, including: Critical, Experimental, Literary.
Topics:Open to all/most Topics.

Types & Lengths

EssayUp to 8,000 words.
PoemUp to 150 lines; Up to 5 pieces.
Short Story4,000 - 7,500 words.
Novelette7,500 - 8,000 words.
Novel ExcerptUp to 8,000 words.

Media & Publication Frequency

P Print PublicationPublished 4 x per year.

Payscale

We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
F FictionP Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) per piece.
N NonfictionP Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) per piece.
P PoetryP Professional payment (US$50 or more per poem) per piece.

Submission Types

Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.
  ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousFormats Accepted
F Fiction OK $ OK No OKText format submissions
N Nonfiction OK $ OK No OKText format submissions
P Poetry No OK No OKText format submissions

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Before Submitting

We cannot guarantee that the information on this page is correct. It is not unusual for publications to evolve or close without notice. We do our best to keep up, but it isn't always possible. Just remember…

  • Always read the full guidelines provided by the publisher.
  • Try to read at least one previous publication to get a better idea of what the editor would like to see.
  • Unless the publisher's guidelines state otherwise, always use industry standard manuscript formatting.
  • For novel/collection publishers, it is standard to submit a cover letter, synopsis, and sample instead of the full manuscript. Do this unless otherwise instructed.
  • Include a SASE with all mailed submissions, queries, and requests for guidelines, unless the editor replies via or email or guidelines state otherwise.
  • Be professional, patient and persistent.

Dates

Date Added:
02 Aug 2005
Last Updated:
01 Mar 2017