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The Worcester Review

Literary Magazine

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An annual print literary/art journal published by the Worcester County Poetry Association (WCPA), a non-profit organization to promote the writing arts.

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Highlights

  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    1-6 months*
    Editor reported data
     / 
    49 days*
    Chill Subs tracker stats
  • Acceptance rate:  / 
    19.6%*
    Chill Subs tracker stats

Pays$20 per piece

Find more details in the Genres section

Fee$3

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

    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 - 3000 words max

Max words: 3000

Sub Genres: Literary

Submission fee: $ 3

Payment: $ 20 per piece

One story up to 3000 words or up to three flash pieces, 1200 words total. If submitting flash fiction, please begin each piece on a new page, and include word count and title for each piece.

Poetry

Max pieces: 5

Submission fee: $ 3

Payment: $ 20 per piece

3 to 5 poems in one document, 7 pages maximum.

How to submit

  • Processs

    Submittable

  • Cover letter

    Please include a three-sentence, third-person biography with your cover letter.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    https://www.theworcesterreview.org/submit/formatting-guidelines

  • Author's rights

    The Worcester Review reserves First Publication Rights for all submissions chosen for publication. Accepted work will appear in the print journal and may appear on The Worcester Review’s website and in the online archives. Payment will be two copies upon publication (or a PDF copy, for international contributors) and a small honorarium (via PayPal). In recent years, the honorarium was $20 for each writer.

  • Additional info

    "Past TWR contributors -- please DM us whenever you have good news to share! We want to celebrate you!"

Tracker statistics

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Total submissions tracked

49 days

Average response time

19.6%

Average acceptance rate

14 days

Fastest response time

49 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 93 days

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The Submissions Grinder Statistics

20.00%

12-month average acceptance rate

63 days

12-month average response time

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About

Founded

1972

Country

US

www.theworcesterreview.org

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    Carolyn Oliver

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    Tianli Kilpatrick

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    Cheryl Collins Isaac

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