Begun in 1915 and located on the campus of Southern Methodist University, Southwest Review is the third oldest, continuously published literary quarterly in the United States. Selections from Southwest Review have been reprinted in volumes of The O. Henry Prize Stories, The Pushcart Prize, The Best American Short Stories, The Best American Essays, The Best American Poetry, New Stories from the South, and elsewhere.Southwest ReviewUnited States
FICTION: We have published fiction in widely varying styles. We prefer stories of character development, of psychological penetration, to those depending chiefly on plot. We have no specific requirements as to subject matter.
NON-FICTION: Articles published by the Southwest Review embrace almost every area of adult interest: contemporary affairs, history, folklore, fiction, poetry, literary criticism, art, music, and the theatre. Material should be presented in a fashion suited to a quarterly that is not journalistic and not terribly overloaded with academic apparatus or jargon. It should not be too specialized, after the manner of papers that appear in "learned journals" of different fields of study.
POETRY: It is hard to describe the Southwest Review’s preference in poetry in a few words. We always suggest that potential contributors read several issues of the magazine to see for themselves what we like. But some things may be said: We demand very high quality in our poems; we accept both traditional and experimental writing; we place no arbitrary limits on length; we have no specific limitations as to theme.
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| ||Poetry Forms:||Open to all/most Forms, including: Experimental poetry, Formal verse.
| ||Subjects:||Open to all/most Subjects, including: Art/Architecture, Books/Literature, History, Music, Politics/Current Events, Social Issues, Theater/Performance Arts.
|F||Short fiction||T ||Token payment (under 1 US cent per word).
|N||Short non-fiction||T ||Token payment (under 1 US cent per word).
|P||Poetry||T ||Token payment (under US$5 per poem).