Submissions are CLOSED.
TSR publishes work from established authors and newcomers, but only the best of the best. Please submit only once per reading period, and in only one category at a time. Internet submission is preferred. Please note that all submissions are considered for both TSR: The Southampton Review and TSR Online.
Deadlines: There are two reading periods each year. We are open for submissions from August 15 to October 15 and from February 1 to April 1.
We are grateful to you for your interest in and support of The Southampton Review. Subscription and donation information is available on our website.
Fiction: We accept short stories and novel excerpts. No longer than 7,500 words.
Poetry: No more than five poems per submission, please.
Nonfiction: Our pages feature memoirs, personal essays and craft lectures. No longer than 7,500 words.
Play and screenplay: Submissions should follow industry standards.
A format guide for plays can be found at:
An example of screenplay formatting can be found at:
Art: We publish a wide variety of art, including fine art, photography, cartoons and illustrations. Artwork should conform to the following specifications: Raster based images (photos/scans) must be 300dpi at 7" wide at least (larger is OK). All files should be in CMYK color mode.
Your cover letter should include your name, telephone number, address and email address. (Ever been an employee of CUNY or SUNY? If so, please note this fact in your cover letter.)
Regarding usage and spelling, consult The New York Times Manual of Style and Usage; Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, 11th edition; Webster’s Third New International Dictionary.
The Southampton Review retains the right to reproduce accepted work in TSR’s electronic, print and website publications, and, in the original format, as part of an anthology or compilation. We also retain the right to authorize third parties to reprint TSR materials in databases, or to reproduce the work.
We accept fiction, nonfiction, poetry, memoir, art, photography, and cartoon.
Prose: 2,500 max
Poetry: up to 5 poems
Art: up to 10 images
Rights revert to you upon publication. If you later publish the piece elsewhere, we ask that you credit TSR online.