Submission Guidelines

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The Seattle Review no longer accepts paper submissions. However, we do accept online submissions through our submission manager year round.

The Seattle Review publishes, and only publishes, long poems, novellas, and long essays. Poetry submissions of less than ten pages in length, and prose submissions of less than forty pages, will be returned unread.

We are looking for exceptional, risk-taking, intellectual and imaginative (as if these two could ever be separated) poems between ten and thirty pages in length.

The long poem can be:

We are also looking for novellas (see above description of poetry sought): stories between forty and ninety pages long.

Contributors will receive four copies of the issue in which their work appears, and a year's subscription to the Seattle Review.

No simultaneous submissions.

Currently, we do not consider, use, or have a place for genre fiction (sci-fi, detective, etc.) or visual art.