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The American Scholar is the venerable but lively quarterly magazine of public affairs, literature, science, history, and culture published by the Phi Beta Kappa Society since 1932.

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Highlights

  • Vibe:Top-tier stuff. Not Paris Review, but ok
  • Response time:
    several months*
    Editor reported data
     / 
    62 days*
    Chill Subs tracker stats
  • Acceptance rate:
    2% *
    Editor reported data
     / 
    0%*
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PaysYes

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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

No specific limitations

Nonfiction - 6000 words max

Max words: 6000

Poetry

No specific limitations

How to submit

  • Processs

    Submittable

  • Cover letter

    Cover letters should provide contact information and state the genre and title of the submission. Feel free to provide any other information you would like the editors to know about your work.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

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

  • Author's rights

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

  • Additional info

    We pay up to $500 for accepted pieces and up to $250 for pieces taken only for our website

Tracker statistics

33

Total submissions tracked

62 days

Average response time

-

Average acceptance rate

13 days

Fastest response time

107 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 2173 days

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The American Scholar is the venerable but lively quarterly magazine of public affairs, literature, science, history, and culture published by the Phi Beta Kappa Society since 1932. In recent years the magazine has won five National Magazine Awards, the industry’s highest honor, and been nominated fo...

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Founded

1932

Country

US

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    Editor-in-Chief

    Editor Sudip Bose avatar

    Sudip Bose

    Interim Editor

    Editor Bruce Falconer avatar

    Bruce Falconer

    Senior Editor

    Editor Stephanie Bastek avatar

    Stephanie Bastek

    Associate Editor

    Editor Sandra Costich avatar

    Sandra Costich

    Editor-at-Large

    Editor Langdon Hammer avatar

    Langdon Hammer

    Poetry Editor

    Editor Steven Anderson avatar

    Steven Anderson

    Associate Publisher

    Editor Frederick M. Lawrence avatar

    Frederick M. Lawrence

    Publisher