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Breakwater Review

Literary Magazine

Fiction

Nonfiction

Poetry

Art

Photography

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Breakwater Review was founded in 2009 and is run by students of the University of Massachusetts Boston MFA program. We publish digitally two times a year.

Highlights

  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    1 month*
    Editor reported data
     / 
    446 days*
    Chill Subs tracker stats
  • Acceptance rate:
    10% *
    Editor reported data
     / 
    3.13%*
    Chill Subs tracker stats

Pays$0-$1000

Find more details in the Genres section

Fee$3

Find more details in the Genres section

  • Accepts simultaneous submissions

    What's that?

    When you can submit your work to multiple magazines at the same time

  • Accepts previously published

    What's that?

    When the magazine wants to publish your previously published work. Requirements vary

  • Nominates for prizes

    From the editors

    Best of the Net

  • Active on social media

  • Available in print

  • Provides contributor copies

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

    Expedited submission: When the magazine offers a faster response time for an extra fee

Fiction - 5000 words max

Max words: 5000

Sub Genres: Literary

Submission fee: $ 3

Payment: $null-1000

Multiple short pieces for prose are acceptable with total word count of up to 5,000 words.

Nonfiction - 5000 words max

Max words: 5000

Sub Genres: All / surprise us

Submission fee: $ 3

Multiple short pieces for prose are acceptable with total word count of up to 5,000 words.

Poetry

Min pieces: 1

Max pieces: 3

Submission fee: $ 3

Payment: $null-1000

Art

Max pieces: 10

We are looking for great cover art (and supplemental work) that will be featured as the look of the issue. Hand-drawn illustration; Painted prints; Photography; Mixed Media; Digital Compositions.

Photography

Max pieces: 10

How to submit

  • Processs

    Submittable

  • Cover letter

    No cover letter advice

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    We don't have formatting requirements for this magazine

  • Author's rights

    We don't have rights information for this magazine

  • Additional info

    Due to our volume of submissions, we are not able to answer inquiries about the status of your work.

Tracker statistics

79

Total submissions tracked

446 days

Average response time

3.13%

Average acceptance rate

52 days

Fastest response time

264 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 2426 days

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The Submissions Grinder Statistics

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12-month average acceptance rate

186 days

12-month average response time

Managed by editors

Submission calls

    All genres

    Always open

    General

    Open

    Submissions open year-long

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    Breakwater Review Fiction Contest

    Open

    Deadline: Dec 2, 2023

    Annual fiction contest.

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    Peseroff Poetry Contest

    Open

    Deadline: May 2, 2024

    Annual poetry contest.

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About

A breakwater is a barrier of rocks or concrete, built out into a body of water to protect a coast or harbor from extreme weather and hazardous conditions. In a world that oftentimes feels shattered and broken, we seek to publish both established and (more importantly) new voices from diverse backgro...

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Founded

2009

Country

US

www.breakwaterreview.com

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    Editor Katee Fletcher avatar

    Katee Fletcher

    Editor-in-Chief

    Editor Taj Madison avatar

    Taj Madison

    Poetry Editor

    Editor Jen Susca avatar

    Jen Susca

    Fiction Editor

    Editor Rohan Dias avatar

    Rohan Dias

    Fiction Editor