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About

The Threepenny Review is a well-regarded journal of the arts and society which has been published since 1980. Every issue contains excellent essays, stories, poems, and memoirs, plus beautiful black-and-white photographs. Its regular writers include six Nobel Prizewinners and four U.S. Poet Laureates; recent issues featured writing by Wendell Berry, Geoff Dyer, Louise Glück, Greil Marcus, Javier Marías, Adam Phillips, and Kay Ryan.

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Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 1980

Audience

Open to a broad Audience.

Publication Media & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationPublished 4 x per year.
Print Publication Print PublicationPublished 4 x per year.

Fiction Open

Dates:
Open to fiction submissions through 30 June 2019 (41.3 days from now). 53
Genres:
General General
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Flash Fiction Flash FictionUp to 1,000 words.
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 4,000 words.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment 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
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Nonfiction Open

Dates:
Open to nonfiction submissions through 30 June 2019 (41.3 days from now). 13
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Critical, Literary, Personal.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Film/Television (Theory/Analysis/Criticism), Literature/Books (Theory/Analysis/Criticism), Memoir, Performing Arts (Theory/Analysis/Criticism), Visual Arts (Theory/Analysis/Criticism).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Article Article1,200 - 2,500 words.
Essay EssayUp to 4,000 words.
Narrative Nonfiction Narrative NonfictionUp to 4,000 words.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment 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:
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OK OK No NoText format submissions
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Poetry Open

Dates:
Open to poetry submissions through 30 June 2019 (41.3 days from now). 42
Genres:
General General
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Poem PoemUp to 100 lines; Up to 5 pieces.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Professional payment (US$50 or more per poem) Professional payment (US$50 or more per poem).
Submissions:
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OK OK No NoText format submissions
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The Threepenny Review Submission Statistics — Free Preview!

The statistics in this section are compiled from submission reports sent to us through our submission tracker. They are not provided by the publication's editors/staff or by Duotrope's admins. Information in this section is updated a few times per day.
This market ranks among the 25 Fastest Fiction Markets in our database.
This market ranks among the 25 Most Challenging Fiction Markets in our database.
This market ranks among the 25 Fastest Poetry Markets in our database.
This market ranks among the Extremely Challenging Poetry Markets in our database.
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AccuracyWe have received 1,185 reports from 437 different members within the past 12 months, not including pending responses (see below). The more responses reported, the more accurate the information.
Days Reported0 min | 2.2 mean avg | 2.0 median | 109 max days (5.0 std dev)
Responses99.49 %
Acceptances0.17 % of submissions accepted (5.0 avg. days per acceptance) | 0.46 % of submitters accepted Rejections are often underreported, which skews the statistics in favor of acceptances. Most markets have a lower acceptance rate than indicated here.
Rejections99.32 % (1.9 avg. days per rejection) | 1.27 % personal, 72.90 % form, 25.83 % unspecified
Non-Responses0.50 %
Lost/Returned-
Never Responded0.25 % (100.0 avg. days before reporting submissions as never responded)
Withdrawals0.25 % (0.7 avg. days per withdrawal)
Pending40 responses are pending (0 min | 74.7 mean avg | 49.5 median | 387 max days waiting | 85.6 std dev) from 26 different members This only includes pending reports of users who have been active on this site within the past 30 days

Other Information

The editors will try to make a decision within 60 days. (0.25 % of the responses reported to us for this market have taken longer than 60 days.)
Most recent response reported was received on 19 May 2019.
Responses have been received for submissions sent as recently as 17 May 2019.
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Work submitted here was also submitted to...

Fiction AGNI; The Missouri Review; The Sun; West Branch; New England Review; Bennington Review; Colorado Review; One Story; The Georgia Review; Crazyhorse; The Forge Literary Magazine; Boulevard
Poetry AGNI; Poetry Magazine; The American Poetry Review; The New Yorker; New England Review; West Branch; The Adroit Journal; The Missouri Review; Sixth Finch; Beloit Poetry Journal; Colorado Review; Bennington Review
Nonfiction The Sun; AGNI; New England Review; Tin House Online; Hippocampus Magazine; Ninth Letter; River Teeth: A Journal of Nonfiction Narrative; The Missouri Review; Baltimore Review; Passages North; PANK Magazine; The Adroit Journal

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Dates

Last Updated: 04 Apr 2019
Last Checked: 15 May 2019 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 04 Apr 2019 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 02 Aug 2005

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