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The Southeast Review
About The Southeast Review: Florida State University’s literary magazine of merit, publishing quality fiction, poetry, and nonfiction since 1979.
Department of English
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL 32306
Simultaneous submissions: yes Email submissions: no Reading period: year-round Response time: 4-6 months Payment: copies Contests: yes Issues per year: 2 Copy price: $8 Average pages: 160 Sample price (postpaid): $6 Subscription 1 year: $15
Publisher’s description: The Southeast Review, established in 1979 as Sundog, is the literary magazine housed at Florida State University—recently named by The Atlantic as one of the nation's top graduate-level creative writing programs. Edited and managed by graduate students in the FSU Creative Writing Program and a faculty consulting editor, the mission of The SER is to present emerging writers on the same stage as well-established ones. In each semi-annual issue, we publish literary fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, interviews, book reviews, and art. Our annual contest issue features the World's Best Short Short Story Contest, with Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Olen Butler as judge, as well as The SER Poetry Contest and, new in 2008, Narrative Nonfiction Contest.
The SER prides itself as a valuable resource for writers, and we are continually updating our online companion with free podcasts, interviews, essays, and notes on craft from the likes of Lee Smith, Jennifer Knox, Enid Shomer, David Gessner, Rick Moody, and Ann Patchett. With nearly sixty members on our editorial staff from throughout the country and the world, we strive to publish work that is representative of our diverse interests and aesthetics, and we celebrate the eclectic mix this produces.
In Issue 31.1, contributors include Hal Ackerman, Johleen Adena, Heidi Bell, Rebecca Bourke, Kevin Brockmeier, Stace Budzko, Christopher Citro, Noel Crook, Robert M. Detman, Whitney DeVos, Michelle Dove, Stephanie Dugger, Alex Fabrizio, Peter Fontaine, Benjamin Goldberg, Kat Gonso, Les Gottesman, Jenny Halper, Emily Howorth, Rochelle Hurt, Sandra Jensen, Joshua Kleinberg, EJ Koh, John Lander, Andrea Lewis, Steven Moore, Ruth Moose, Travis Mossotti, Sam Paradise, Jessica Pitchford, Emily Pulfer-Terino, Michael Salman, Erika L. Sánchez, JLSchneider, Jaspal Kaur Singh, Kelly Sundberg, Jeff Tigchelaar, Aini Tolonen, Chris Tusa, Mark Wagenaar, Barrett Warner, and Charles Harper Webb.
Issue 30.2 is a slim issue with a big heart. It features two full-color art inserts displaying ethereal portraits by Jeremy Herrmann and paintings that art therapist Shannon Reynolds calls expressions of her lived experience. The fiction in this issue will have you considering kleptomania as a hobby, while the poetry summons the taste of candy panties (licorice), noble pizza (hand-shredded mozzarella), and bacon fresh from the slaughter (grease and a bucking of tradition). The issue is rounded out by nonfiction set in a former site of domestic terrorism, and revealing interviews with Jonis Agee and Dean Rader.
A celebration of The Southeast Review’s thirtieth issue in print, Vol. 30.1 is our biggest yet, featuring two glossy color sections—one featuring egg-ceptional sculptures by Michael Kesselman that pair eggs and machinery, and another showcasing a full-color comic by Leslie Salas. This issue also features the winners and finalists of our 2011 Poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, and World’s Best Short-Short Story contests, as well as fiction that sends us back in time to meet Tolstoy, poetry that has us wandering orange groves in Spain, and nonfiction that demonstrates the way family ties can strangle as easily as they bind.
last updated 2/18/2013