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Since 1979. 🍊Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction, Book Reviews, Interviews, & Art Biannual + Online. ✨

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Highlights

  • Vibe:Top-tier stuff. Not Paris Review, but ok
  • Response time:
    2-4 months*
    Editor reported data
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    135 days*
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  • Acceptance rate:  / 
    7.32%*
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Fee$3

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  • 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

    From the editors

    Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net, Best Small Fictions

  • Active on social media

  • Available in print

  • Provides contributor copies

    From the editors

    yes

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

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

Fiction - 7500 words max

Max words: 7500

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: Literary

Submission fee: $ 3

Payment: $

We don’t publish novellas and will only consider novel excerpts if they work as stand-alone stories.

Fiction - 1000 words max

Max words: 1000

Sub Genres: Literary

Submission fee: $ 3

Payment: $

We rarely publish short-shorts outside of our World’s Best Short-Short Story Contest. If you do plan to submit short-shorts, however, please send no more than five per submission.

Nonfiction - 7500 words max

Max words: 7500

Max pieces: 1

Submission fee: $ 3

Payment: $

We’re open to a variety of forms, including memoir, travel writing, and personal essay. We don’t, however, publish academic or research writing.

Poetry

Max pieces: 5

Submission fee: $ 3

Payment: $

15 single-spaced pages max

Review

Max words: 800

Max words: 1200

Submission fee: $ 3

Payment: $

When we are open for book review submissions, please submit current (published within the past year), single-book reviews of poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction of 800-1200 words. We prefer reviews of books by emerging writers and small presses.

Interview

Submission fee: $ 3

Payment: $

We’re interested in interviews that balance an intimate portrayal of the writer with their work. Explore the personal, ask about the nonliterary, evoke a mood. Create context for the work under discussion, then give us a sense of how the writer identifies with a particular tradition or is trying to break from it. We encourage making connections with political and historical events so that your conversation opens to broader audiences. Please send us a complete interview for consideration. We particularly welcome interviewers and writers from historically marginalized groups.

Art

Submission fee: $ 3

Payment: $

We are particularly interested in innovative, original black-and-white images for our covers. We also consider art in any medium to feature within each biannual issue and on SER Online.

Photography

Submission fee: $ 3

Payment: $

We are particularly interested in innovative, original black-and-white images for our covers. We also consider art in any medium to feature within each biannual issue and on SER Online.

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

    Prose should be double-spaced, poetry should be single-spaced.

  • Author's rights

    We acquire First North American serial rights.

  • Additional info

    Payment is in the form of an honorarium from our contributor's fund. Copies. Contributors accepted for print publication will also receive a complimentary copy of the issue in which their work will appear.

Tracker statistics

102

Total submissions tracked

135 days

Average response time

7.32%

Average acceptance rate

19 days

Fastest response time

441 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 825 days

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About

The Southeast Review, established in 1979 as Sundog, is a national literary magazine housed in the English department at Florida State University, edited and managed by graduate students. Our mission is to present emerging writers on the same stage as well-established ones. We publish literary ficti...

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1979

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    Editor LAURA BIAGI avatar

    LAURA BIAGI

    Editor-in-Chief

    Editor AMANDA HADLOCK avatar

    AMANDA HADLOCK

    Assistant Editor

    Editor HALEY LANINGHAM avatar

    HALEY LANINGHAM

    Art Editor

    Editor STEPHEN HUNDLEY avatar

    STEPHEN HUNDLEY

    Book Reviews Editor

    Editor SOPHIA SHEALY avatar

    SOPHIA SHEALY

    Fiction Editor

    Editor NATALIE TOMBASCO avatar

    NATALIE TOMBASCO

    Interviews Editor

    Editor LIESEL HAMILTON avatar

    LIESEL HAMILTON

    Nonfiction Editor

    Editor REBECCA HOLCOMB avatar

    REBECCA HOLCOMB

    Nonfiction Editor

    Editor MAGGIE NYE SMITH avatar

    MAGGIE NYE SMITH

    Online Editor

    Editor BRETT HANLEY avatar

    BRETT HANLEY

    Poetry Editor

    Editor LAUREN HOWTON avatar

    LAUREN HOWTON

    Poetry Editor

    Editor ANTHONY BORRUSO avatar

    ANTHONY BORRUSO

    Poetry Editor