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Saw Palm: Florida Literature & Art

Literary Magazine


Flash Fiction


Flash Nonfiction








Saw Palm goes beyond the tourist brochures to capture the unique experience of Florida lives, landscapes, and tropes through the work of artists and writers in-state and out.


This magazine may have some eligibility requirements

Please double-check before submitting.

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  • Response time:
    3-5 months*
    Editor reported data
  • Acceptance rate:



  • 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

  • Active on social media

  • Available in print

  • Provides contributor copies

    From the editors


  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

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

Fiction - 4000 words max

Max words: 4000

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: All / surprise us, Literary, Absurdist, Experimental, Historical, Humor, LGBTQ+ Stories, Magical Realism, wtf idk

Fiction submissions should be no longer than 4,000 words. We are not opposed to genre fiction, provided it is well-written and connected to Florida. We are particularly interested in work with a strong sense of voice and setting.

Fiction - 1000 words max

Max words: 1000

Max pieces: 3

Sub Genres: All / surprise us, Literary, Absurdist, Experimental, Historical, Humor, LGBTQ+ Stories, Magical Realism, wtf idk

We accept up to three works of flash fiction (1,000 words or less) at a time.

Nonfiction - 6000 words max

Max words: 6000

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: All / surprise us

We're interested in nonfiction that challenges or complicates what it means to be Floridian. We especially want to feature voices that are often underrepresented in the literature of the state. We accept all kinds of nonfiction forms, including but not limited to: memoir, personal essay, travel writing, prose poetry, lyric or hybrid essays, criticism, and journalism under 6,000 words.

Nonfiction - 1000 words max

Max words: 1000

Max pieces: 3

Sub Genres: All / surprise us

We accept up to three works of flash creative nonfiction (1,000 words or less) per submission period.


Max pieces: 5

Up to five poems per submission period at a maximum of 10 pages.


Max words: 6000

Max pieces: 1

We are interested in reviews of Florida-related subjects: authors, films, tourist attractions, books, CDs, websites, beaches, parks, toll roads, snack stands, local landmarks—anything!


Max pieces: 1

We are especially interested in interviews of Florida writers and artists, although we're open to almost any Florida-related subject. Please query us about the interview subject first via email.


Max pieces: 5


Max pieces: 5


Max pieces: 1

Up to seven pages. Keep in mind that the journal's dimensions are smaller (5"x7") than the average literary journal and so comics with small panels filled with intricate art are not well-suited.

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    No cover letter advice

  • Eligibility

    Creators from a specific location / ethnic group
    Florida writers living in or out-of-state.

  • Formatting

    We don't have formatting requirements for this magazine

  • Author's rights

    We don't have rights information for this magazine

  • Additional info

    Saw Palm is a Florida-themed journal; however, we welcome writers and artists from across the country and the globe as long as the work is connected to Florida (via images, people, themes, etc.). We also welcome creative works from Floridians that are not obviously about someplace else. Copies. Contributors receive two copies of the issue they appear in. Send only one submission at a time per genre. If you have a pending submission, please wait for a response before submitting again.

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

84 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

56 days

Fastest response time

112 days

Slowest response time

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    Jess Gallerie


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    Jake Wolff

    Advisory editor