Slush Pile Magazine 29

About

Home to remarkable pieces of literary short fiction, narrative nonfiction, poetry, and whatever else suits our mood, Slush Pile Magazine was created in 2009 as a consequence of founding editor M.R. Branwen's fascination with the eponymous stacks of unsolicited fiction cluttering the bookshelves, baskets and desktops of Harvard Review, where she was working (indeed, where she still works) as a senior reader. Thus, the name of the magazine is both literal and ironic: literal, because most of our authors were found in some slush pile or other. Ironic because, although the term "slush pile" is bandied around the literary world as a synonym for "throw-backs" everything we publish is choice. Let this magazine be one small testament to the fact that the slush pile is not just a dead-end.

Slush Pile Magazine
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Audience

Country of Publication

Open to a broad Audience. United States

Publication Medium & Frequency

E Electronic PublicationPublished 2 x per year.

Fiction Open Fee-based

Genres:
G General
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Experimental, Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Short Story1,000 - 7,000 words.
Payscale:
We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
N 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 Open Fee-based

Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Experimental, Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
EssayUp to 7,000 words.
Payscale:
We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
N 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.

Poetry Open Fee-based

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
PoemNo line limits known; Up to 5 pieces.
Payscale:
We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
N 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.

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Dates

Last Updated:
14 Nov 2017
Date Added:
12 May 2009