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The Drift

Literary Magazine

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Poetry

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A magazine of culture and politics. The Drift aims to introduce new work and new ideas by young writers who haven’t yet been absorbed into the media hivemind and don’t feel hemmed in by the boundaries of the existing discourse.

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Highlights

  • Vibe:Top-tier stuff. Not Paris Review, but ok
  • Response time:  / 
    64 days*
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  • Acceptance rate:  / 
    0%*
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Pays$25-$2000

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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

Sub Genres: Literary

Payment: $25-2000

Nonfiction

Payment: $25-2000

Unfortunately, we’re not able to read draft nonfiction submissions. We work on essays often over the course of many months and several drafts, and we like to begin with a two- to four-paragraph pitch.

Poetry

Max pieces: 6

Payment: $25-2000

Review

Payment: $25-2000

1-4 sentence book/movie/TV/art reviews, or "Mentions" The best Mentions have a clear, narrow angle, make a few jokes, and land on a punchy kicker.

Art

Payment: $25-2000

No specific limitations

How to submit

  • Processs

    Email

  • 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

    Active on social media Pays! $2,000 for essays $500 - $1,000 for short stories $150 for poems $25 for Mentions Available in print

Tracker statistics

114

Total submissions tracked

64 days

Average response time

-

Average acceptance rate

1 days

Fastest response time

176 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 209 days, 221 days

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About

Founded

2020

Country

US

www.thedriftmag.com

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    Editor-in-Chief

    Editor Kiara Barrow avatar

    Kiara Barrow

    Editor

    Editor Rebecca Panovka avatar

    Rebecca Panovka

    Editor

    Editor Clare Sestanovich avatar

    Clare Sestanovich

    Managing Editor