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Shenandoah was founded in 1950 by a group of Washington and Lee University faculty members and undergraduates, Tom Wolfe among them. We’re excited to consider short stories, essays, excerpts of novels in progress, poems, comics, and translations of all the above.

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Highlights

  • Vibe:Top-tier stuff. Not Paris Review, but ok
  • Response time:
    6 months*
    Editor reported data
     / 
    71 days*
    Chill Subs tracker stats
  • Acceptance rate:  / 
    1.64%*
    Chill Subs tracker stats

Payssee Genres section for details

Find more details in the Genres section

FeeNo

  • 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

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

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

Fiction - 8000 words max

Max words: 8000

Sub Genres: Literary

Payment: $100-500

SHORT STORIES, NOVEL EXCERPTS

Fiction - 1000 words max

Max words: 1000

Sub Genres: Literary

Payment: $100-500

We’re happy to consider flash fiction–short stories under 1,000 words. You may include up to three pieces of flash in a single submission

Nonfiction - 8000 words max

Max words: 8000

Payment: $100-500

CNF: essays, memoir, etc.

Poetry

Max pieces: 5

Payment: $ 100 per piece

not more than ten pages total

Translation

Payment: $100-500

No specific limitations

Comics

Payment: $ 50 per page

No specific limitations

How to submit

  • Processs

    Submittable

  • Cover letter

    This magazine does not list any details on their website for this section.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    This magazine does not list any details on their website for this section.

  • Author's rights

    We buy first North American Serial Rights, and rights to the work revert to the author after publication. As a courtesy, we ask writers to note Shenandoah as the first place of publication when the work is anthologized, reprinted, or otherwise made public through another format.

  • Additional info

    We pay our contributors at the rate of $100 per poem, $100 per 1000 words of prose up to $500, and $50 per page of comics up to $500.

Tracker statistics

200

Total submissions tracked

71 days

Average response time

1.64%

Average acceptance rate

6 days

Fastest response time

373 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 904 days, 664 days

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The Submissions Grinder Statistics

2.22%

12-month average acceptance rate

74 days

12-month average response time

Submission calls

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    Fiction

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About

Shenandoah was founded in 1950 by a group of Washington and Lee University faculty members and undergraduates, Tom Wolfe among them. For a brief time it was primarily an undergraduate magazine, but under the leadership of student editor Tom Carter, Shenandoah became a quarterly, publishing a cast of...

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Founded

1950

Country

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    Editor Beth Staples avatar

    Beth Staples

    Editor-in-Chief

    Editor Brenna Womer avatar

    Brenna Womer

    Nonfiction Editor

    Editor DW McKinney avatar

    DW McKinney

    Nonfiction Editor

    Editor Lesley Wheeler avatar

    Lesley Wheeler

    Poetry Editor

    Editor Chris Gavaler avatar

    Chris Gavaler

    Comics Editor

    Editor Seth Michelson avatar

    Seth Michelson

    Translations Editor

    Editor Frederica Morgan Davis avatar

    Frederica Morgan Davis

    Fiction Editor

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    Clover Archer

    Art Editor

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    Charity Corman

    Managing Editor