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Breakwater Review

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Breakwater Review is an online literary magazine founded in 2009 and run by graduate students at UMass Boston.

Fees Notice: This project charges fees (or requires purchases) for some submissions. Look for the fees icon. The fee is USD $3.

Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 2009

Publication Medium & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationPublished 2 x per year.

Fiction Open Fee-based

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience.

Genres:
General General
Lengths:
Flash Fiction Flash FictionUp to 1,000 words.
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 5,000 words.
Styles:

Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.

Topics:

Open to all/most Topics, including: Other (May vary).

Payment:

No monetary payment No monetary payment.

Submissions:

Method: Submittable submission manager.
Reprints: Reprints are NOT allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are allowed.
Media: Text.


Nonfiction Open Fee-based

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience.

Lengths:
Essay EssayUp to 5,000 words.
Narrative Nonfiction Narrative NonfictionUp to 5,000 words.
Styles:

Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.

Topics:

Open to all/most Topics, including: Other (May vary).

Payment:

No monetary payment No monetary payment.

Submissions:

Method: Submittable submission manager.
Reprints: Reprints are NOT allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are allowed.
Media: Text.


Poetry Open Fee-based

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience.

Genres:
General General
Lengths:
Poem PoemNo line limits known; Up to 3 pieces.
Poetry Forms:

Open to all/most Forms.

Styles:

Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.

Topics:

Open to all/most Topics, including: Other (May vary).

Payment:

No monetary payment No monetary payment.

Submissions:

Method: Submittable submission manager.
Reprints: Reprints are NOT allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are allowed.
Media: Text.


Visual Art Open

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience.

Lengths:
Artwork ArtworkUp to 10 pieces.
Art Media:

Open to all/most Art Media, including: Digital art, Illustration, Mixed media, Painting, Photography.

Art Styles:

Open to all/most Art Styles, including: Other style.

Topics:

Open to all/most Topics, including: Other (May vary).

Payment:

No monetary payment No monetary payment.

Submissions:

Method: Submittable submission manager.
Reprints: Reprints are NOT allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are allowed.
Media: Image.


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Breakwater 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. Learn more about the statistics.
AccuracyWe have received 31 reports from 28 different members within the past 12 months, not including pending responses (see below). The more responses reported, the more accurate the information.
Days Reported16 min | 166.4 mean avg | 149.0 median | 476 max days (121.0 std dev)
Responses67.74 %
Acceptances6.45 % of submissions accepted (179.5 avg. days per acceptance) | 7.14 % of submitters accepted Rejections are often underreported, which skews the statistics in favor of acceptances. Most publishers have a lower acceptance rate than indicated here.
Rejections61.29 % (172.9 avg. days per rejection) | 15.8 % personal, 52.6 % form, 31.6 % unspecified
Non-Responses32.26 %
Lost/Returned-
Never Responded6.45 % (406.5 avg. days before reporting submissions as never responded)
Withdrawals25.81 % (87.6 avg. days per withdrawal)
Pending19 responses are pending (3 min | 88.9 mean avg | 70.0 median | 243 max days waiting | 74.7 std dev) from 19 different members This only includes pending reports from users who have been active on Duotrope within the past 30 days

Other Information

The editors will try to make a decision within 60 days. (74.2 % of the responses reported to us for this listing have taken longer than 60 days.)
The editors request that you don't query on the status of your submission.
The most common submission fee paid: USD $3.00. (57.5 % of reports specified whether they paid a fee; of those, 100.0 % paid fees.)
Most submissions are acknowledged on the same day.
Most recent response reported was received on 19 Jun 2024.
Responses have been received for submissions sent as recently as 20 Apr 2024.

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The Breakwater Fiction Contest Charges fees for all submissions
The Peseroff Prize Poetry Contest Charges fees for all submissions

Dates

Last Updated: 04 Jun 2024
Last Audited: 15 Mar 2024. (We audit each active listing twice a year. Learn more at link.)
Date Added: 12 Oct 2009

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