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The Saturday Evening Post

Literary Magazine





The oldest magazine in the U.S. We tell America's story — past, present, and future.

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  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    3 months*
    Editor reported data
  • Acceptance rate:


Find more details in the Genres section


  • 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 - 5000 words max

Max words: 1000

Max words: 5000

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: All / surprise us

Payment: $ per piece

Works can be in any genre, but we are not interested in works that feature graphic, and especially gratuitous, sex or violence. Though we appreciate a good story in any style, highly experimental fiction is going to be a difficult sell. We prefer stories with a classic arc, with a conflict, climax, and resolution.

Nonfiction - 3000 words max

Max words: 1000

Max words: 3000

Payment: $ per piece

Well-researched nonfiction on health, history, human interest, finance, technology, travel, and politics.


Max pieces: 10

Payment: $ per piece

Cartoons (PDF)

How to submit

  • Processs


  • 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

    We do not accept poetry outside of our regular limerick contest. In lieu of email, hard copies may be sent by mail Nonfiction: we accept well-researched nonfiction on health, history, human interest, finance, technology, travel, and politics Fiction: we accept short fiction for both our print magazine and our website. All general submissions will be considered for both print and online Multiple submissions: Please submit only one story at a time; wait for a response before sending more. Feel free to submit your story to other publications while it is under consideration by us, but please let us know if you find a home for it elsewhere. All general fiction submissions will be considered for both print and online publication. For New Fiction Friday stories, we pay $25 for first exclusive online publication rights for six months; payment for stories selected for print will be negotiated separately. We accept cartoon submissions for both the print magazine and our website.

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

51 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

11 days

Fastest response time

70 days

Slowest response time

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