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At The Yale Review, we believe in the power of perspective. The power of connecting great minds—across disciplines, backgrounds, and generations—around thought-provoking writing. A pre-eminent journal of literature and ideas, The Yale Review has published writers such as Thomas Mann, Virginia Woolf, José Ortega y Gasset, Stanley Cavell, Robert Lowell, John Hersey, Bayard Rustin, Adrienne Rich, James Merrill, and Rita Dove. We’re also a home for students interested in writing and editing at Yale University. Overlooking campus atop a hill in a rambling, cozy three-story house, we mentor students and writers who care about literature, the arts, and the craft of editing.Our student program allows Yale undergraduates and graduate students to apply to be “Yale Review Fellows,” and to receive in-depth training on what it takes to run a magazine, as well as plenty of hands-on experience. At the Review, we aim to engage diverse minds, experiences and points of view in enduring conversations and exceptional writing, to “keep the road open” as Cross once wrote, “for candid statements of different standpoints from writers of exceptional ability.” Because questions endure—it’s the answers that change.

Fees Notice: This project charges fees (or requires purchases) for all submissions, except for cases of financial hardship (limited waivers available).

Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 1819

Publication Media & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationUnknown publication frequency.
Print Publication Print PublicationPublished 4 x per year.

Fiction Temp Closed

Dates:

Will be open to submissions from 01 September 2024* (approx. 103 days from now) through 30 September 2024. 4

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience.

Genres:
General General
Lengths:
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 7,500 words.
Styles:

Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.

Topics:

Open to all/most Topics.

Payment:

Unknown payment to Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Pay ranges from Unknown payment to Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word).
Note: We list broad pay categories rather than prize specifics. Check with the publisher for details.

Submissions:

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


Nonfiction Temp Closed

Dates:

Will be open to submissions from 01 September 2024* (approx. 103 days from now) through 30 September 2024. 0

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience.

Lengths:
Review ReviewUp to 7,500 words.
Essay EssayUp to 7,500 words.
Styles:

Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.

Topics:

Open to all/most Topics.

Payment:

Unknown payment to Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Pay ranges from Unknown payment to Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word).
Note: We list broad pay categories rather than prize specifics. Check with the publisher for details.

Submissions:

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


Poetry Temp Closed

Dates:

Will be open to submissions from 01 September 2024* (approx. 103 days from now) through 30 September 2024. 22

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience.

Genres:
General General
Lengths:
Poem PoemNo line limits known; Up to 5 pieces.
Poetry Forms:

Open to all/most Forms.

Styles:

Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.

Topics:

Open to all/most Topics.

Payment:

Professional payment (US$50 or more per poem) Professional payment (US$50 or more per poem).
Note: We list broad pay categories rather than prize specifics. Check with the publisher for details.

Submissions:

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


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* We do not know the time and/or timezone, so we cannot be more precise. Submit early to avoid disappointment.

The Yale 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.
This project ranks among the Extremely Challenging Fiction Publishers in our database.
AccuracyWe have received 308 reports from 277 different members within the past 12 months, not including pending responses (see below). The more responses reported, the more accurate the information.
Days Reported3 min | 110.0 mean avg | 94.5 median | 257 max days (61.1 std dev)
Responses92.53 %
Acceptances0.65 % of submissions accepted (160.0 avg. days per acceptance) | 0.72 % 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.
Rejections91.88 % (115.7 avg. days per rejection) | 24.4 % personal, 51.6 % form, 24.0 % unspecified
Non-Responses7.47 %
Lost/Returned-
Never Responded-
Withdrawals7.47 % (36.3 avg. days per withdrawal)
Pending8 responses are pending (100 min | 208.4 mean avg | 234.5 median | 263 max days waiting | 66.5 std dev) from 8 different members This only includes pending reports from users who have been active on Duotrope within the past 30 days

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 15 May 2024.
Responses have been received for submissions sent as recently as 11 Feb 2024.

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Dates

Last Updated: 02 May 2024
Last Audited: 19 Feb 2024. (We audit each active listing twice a year. Learn more at link.)
Date Added: 02 Aug 2005

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