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About

Yemassee is the literary journal of the University of South Carolina’s MFA creative writing program. We seek quality submissions of fiction, poetry, drama, and creative nonfiction. We love good writing, and we’re always hoping to find fresh, new voices to publish alongside established authors. Yemassee was founded in 1993 and has published writing by James Dickey, George Singleton, Ron Rash, Susan Ludvigson, Robert Coover, Virgil Suarez, William Price Fox, Kwame Dawes, Nikky Finney, and many others, as well as interviews with writers such as Derek Walcott, Robert Olen Butler, Colson Whitehead, Li-Young Lee, Kazuo Ishiguro, Leah Stewart, Vona Groarke, and Percival Everett.

Fees Notice: This project charges fees (or requires purchases) for all submissions, and does not offer monetary payment for accepted submissions.
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Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 1993

Publication Media & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationPublished 12 x per year.
Print Publication Print PublicationUnknown publication frequency.

Fiction Open Fee-based

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
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; 3 - 5 pieces.
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 7,500 words.
Novelette Novelette7,500 - 8,000 words.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Nonfiction Closed

This project has permanently closed to submissions in this category.

Poetry Open Fee-based

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
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 PoemNo line limits known; 3 - 5 pieces.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Yemassee Submission Statistics

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Yemassee Fiction Chapbook Contest DNQ Charges fees for all submissions
Yemassee Fiction Contest DNQ Charges fees for all submissions
Yemassee Nonfiction Contest CLOSED Charges fees for all submissions
Yemassee Poetry Chapbook Contest CLOSED Charges fees for all submissions
Yemassee Poetry Contest DNQ Charges fees for all submissions

Dates

Last Updated: 11 Sep 2021
Last Checked: 11 Nov 2021 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 20 Jul 2021 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 22 Dec 2006

Before Submitting

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