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Shark Reef A Literary Magazine

Do not submit here! This project is permanently closed to submissions (April 2024). We provide the following information as an archive.

About

SHARK REEF was launched in 2001 to give voice to emerging as well as established writers of the San Juan Islands of Washington State. Now, in collaboration with independent publisher, Iris Graville, SHARK REEF offers the same opportunity to all serious writers committed to producing original writing of high quality – regardless of where they live. Our literary magazine is for writers whose perspectives are often overlooked in the mainstream but whose voices are strong, not driven by publishing trends and nuanced with a kind of truth that comes with first-hand experience.

Fees Notice: This project charges fees (or requires purchases) for all submissions, except for BIPOC writers, and they do not offer monetary payment for accepted submissions.

Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 2001

Publication Medium & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationPublished 2 x per year.

Fiction Closed

Dates:

Rolling Deadlines: Check cutoff dates.

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience.

Genres:
General General
Lengths:
Flash Fiction Flash Fiction700 - 1,000 words; Up to 3 pieces.
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 3,500 words.
Styles:

Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.

Topics:

Open to all/most Topics.

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 Closed

Dates:

Rolling Deadlines: Check cutoff dates.

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience.

Lengths:
Essay EssayUp to 3,500 words.
Styles:

Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.

Topics:

Open to all/most Topics.

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 Closed

Dates:

Rolling Deadlines: Check cutoff dates.

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.

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 Closed

This project has permanently closed to submissions in this category.

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Shark Reef 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 6 reports from 6 different members within the past 12 months. The more responses reported, the more accurate the information.
Days Reported6 min | 68.8 mean avg | 56.5 median | 142 max days (50.1 std dev)

Other Information

The most common submission fee paid: USD $3.00.
Most submissions are acknowledged on the same day.
Most recent response reported was received on 30 Jun 2024.
Responses have been received for submissions sent as recently as 09 Mar 2024.

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Dates

Last Updated: 03 Apr 2024
Date Added: 18 Aug 2011

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