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Swamp Ape Review

Literary Magazine







Wtf is genre, send anything

Swamp Ape Review latest issue

The Swamp Ape is a legend that reflects Florida—its mythology, its weirdness—as well as the human desire to create a narrative around that which we can’t explain.


  • Vibe:Weird / outsider / wtf even is it
  • Response time:
  • 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

    We mail a copy to you with the information provided on submission :)

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

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

Fiction - 6000 words max

Max words: 6000

Sub Genres: All / surprise us, wtf idk

Nonfiction - 6000 words max

Max words: 6000

Sub Genres: All / surprise us


Max pieces: 5

Please only submit up to one file. Up to five poems per submission.

Hybrid (South Florida Feature)

South Florida writers of any genre and visual artists. Our neighbors. Our homies. We might see you at some of the local hangs and you know that weird spot off 95.


No specific limitations


No specific limitations

Wtf is genre, send anything (Swamp)

Hybrid pieces, stinky pieces, pieces you don't even know what to call. It's funky in the swamp.

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    All work will be considered for both the print and online issues. If your work is meant to function in both formats (i.e. collaboratively in print and online), please indicate this in your cover letter. (We would love to see submissions of this nature.)

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    We don't have formatting requirements for this magazine

  • Author's rights

    For all submissions (fiction, poetry, nonfiction, visual art, and swamp), we ask for the right to display and archive work in multiple electronic formats, such as on our website and in PDF, as well as in print for special issues. We acquire First Rights to the work (i.e. the piece must not have been previously published in print or online), with all rights reverting back to the author upon publication. After publication, we greatly appreciate any reprints acknowledging that the piece was first published in Swamp Ape Review.

  • Additional info

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

106 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate


Fastest response time


Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 106 days

Сhill Subs is able to provide internal statistics because you use our tracker! You're the best!

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Submission calls



    Deadline: Aug 2, 2024

    All prose submissions are considered for the Justin Waldron Memorial Prize.

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Sometimes referred to as a “Skunk Ape” or “Swamp Cabbage Man,” the Swamp Ape is the southern equivalent of Bigfoot—an eight-foot-tall missing evolutionary link—but ours has the bonus of smelling awful. Taking this legend into account, submissions to the Swamp should defy form to the extent that the ...

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    Editor J. L. Bermúdez avatar

    J. L. Bermúdez


    Editor Sarah V. Dumitrascu avatar

    Sarah V. Dumitrascu

    Co-Managing Editor

    Editor Sierra Yetka avatar

    Sierra Yetka

    Co-Managing Editor

    Editor Hunter Johnson avatar

    Hunter Johnson

    Fiction Editor

    Editor Jacqueline Rosado avatar

    Jacqueline Rosado

    Poetry Editor

    Editor Jacob Hibbard avatar

    Jacob Hibbard

    Swamp Editor

    Editor Dani Marino avatar

    Dani Marino

    Visual Arts Editor

    Editor Alex Borowsky avatar

    Alex Borowsky

    Nonfiction Editor