The Southern Review 586

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 Review
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Audience

Country of Publication

Open to a broad Audience. United States

Publication Medium & Frequency

P Print PublicationPublished 4 x per year.

Fiction Open

Dates:
Open to fiction submissions through 01 December 2017 (43 days from now). 33
Genres:
G General
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Experimental, Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Short Story4,000 - 7,500 words.
Novelette7,500 - 8,000 words.
Novel ExcerptUp to 8,000 words.
Payscale:
We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
P Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word).
Submissions:
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Nonfiction Open

Dates:
Open to nonfiction submissions through 01 December 2017 (43 days from now). 2
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Critical, Experimental, Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
EssayUp to 8,000 words.
Payscale:
We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
P Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word).
Submissions:
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OK Fees OK No OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Poetry Open

Dates:
Open to poetry submissions through 01 February 2018 (105 days from now). 20
Genres:
G General
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Experimental, Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
PoemUp to 150 lines; Up to 5 pieces.
Payscale:
We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
P Professional payment (US$50 or more per poem).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
No OK No OKText 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:
17 Oct 2017
Date Added:
02 Aug 2005