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Pleiades Literature in Context

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Pleiades: Literature in Context is a literary biannual featuring poetry, fiction, essays, and reviews by authors from around the world. Past contributors include winners of the Nobel, Ruth Lilly, Pulitzer, Bollingen, Prix de la Liberté, and Neustadt Prizes, recipients of Guggenheim, Whiting, National Book Critics Circle, and National Book Awards, and many writers seeing their work in print for the first time.

Important: They accept book review submissions year-round. For special folios, submissions may be restricted to certain demographics. As always, check their current guidelines before submitting.

Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 1981

Publication Medium & Frequency

Print Publication Print PublicationPublished 2 x per year.

Fiction Temp Closed

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience.

Genres:
General General
Lengths:
Flash Fiction Flash FictionUp to 1,000 words.
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 7,500 words.
Novelette Novelette7,500 - 12,000 words.
Styles:

Open to all/most Styles, including: Experimental, Literary.

Topics:

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

Payment:

Unknown payment Unknown payment.

Submissions:

Method: Electronic submissions.
Reprints: Reprints are NOT allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are allowed.
Media: Text.


Nonfiction Temp Closed

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience.

Lengths:
Review Review800 - 1,200 words.
Essay EssayUp to 6,000 words.
Styles:

Open to all/most Styles, including: Experimental, Literary.

Topics:

Open to all/most Topics, including: Literature/Books (Theory/Analysis/Criticism).

Payment:

Unknown payment Unknown payment.

Submissions:

Method: Electronic submissions.
Reprints: Reprints are NOT allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are allowed.
Media: Text.


Poetry Temp Closed

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience.

Genres:
General General
Lengths:
Poem PoemNo line limits known; 3 - 5 pieces.
Poetry Forms:

Open to all/most Forms.

Styles:

Open to all/most Styles, including: Experimental, Literary.

Topics:

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

Payment:

Unknown payment Unknown payment.

Submissions:

Method: Electronic submissions.
Reprints: Reprints are NOT allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are allowed.
Media: Text.


Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Pleiades Submission Statistics — Free Preview!

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This project ranks among the Extremely Challenging Fiction Publishers in our database.
This project ranks among the 25 Slowest Nonfiction Publishers in our database.
AccuracyWe have received 288 reports from 260 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 | 171.3 mean avg | 153.0 median | 1,035 max days (135.8 std dev)
Responses76.39 %
Acceptances4.86 % of submissions accepted (163.1 avg. days per acceptance) | 5.38 % 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.
Rejections71.53 % (148.4 avg. days per rejection) | 24.8 % personal, 50.0 % form, 25.2 % unspecified | 0.4 % rewrite requests | 1.4 % shortlisted
Non-Responses23.61 %
Lost/Returned-
Never Responded6.25 % (438.2 avg. days before reporting submissions as never responded)
Withdrawals17.36 % (172.0 avg. days per withdrawal)
Pending80 responses are pending (1 min | 189.7 mean avg | 174.5 median | 728 max days waiting | 100.2 std dev) from 77 different members This only includes pending reports from users who have been active on Duotrope within the past 30 days

Other Information

Submissions are acknowledged within 4 days on average.
Most recent response reported was received on 23 May 2024.
Responses have been received for submissions sent as recently as 27 Mar 2024.

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Gail B. Crump Prize DNQ Charges fees for all submissions
Prufer Poetry Prize DNQ Charges fees for all submissions
R.M. Kinder Award in Realistic Fiction Charges fees for all submissions

Dates

Last Updated: 30 Apr 2024
Last Audited: 30 Apr 2024. (We audit each active listing twice a year. Learn more at link.)
Date Added: 03 Aug 2005

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