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a magazine for poetry, fiction & memoirs

About Salamander: Salamander specializes in publishing highly accomplished poetry, fiction, and memoirs by writers who deserve a wider audience for their work.

Contact Information:

Suffolk University English Dept

41 Temple Street

Boston, MA  02114

Phone: (617) 573-8290



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Submission/Subscription Information:

Simultaneous submissions: yes Email submissions: no Online Submissions: yes Reading period: 9/1-4/30 Response time: 3 months approx. Payment: honorarium Contests: yes (see website) ISSN: 1063-3359 Founded: 1992 Issues per year: 2 Average pages: 160 Cover price: $9 Sample price (postpaid): $3 Subscription: $15 (1 year); $27 (2 year)

Publisher’s description: Salamander, a magazine for poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and translation, specializes in publishing highly accomplished work by writers who deserve a wider audience. Our writers have been recipients of the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, included in Pushcart Prize Anthology; and have received "notable story" from Best American Short Stories as well as appearing in The Best American Nonrequired Reading. Salamander is the recipient of a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Recent contributors include: Tehila Lieberman, David Abrams, Mary O'Donoghue, Jeanne Marie Beaumont, Binh Nguyen, Hester Kaplan, Kelly Luce, Rachel Kadish, Marie Gauthier, Fiona Sze-Lorrain

“…a stimulating, eclectic selection…work that will linger in your mind long after you finish the magazine.” —

Recent issues:

Number 38 features poetry by Dan Beachy-Quick, Eric McHenry, Marsha Pomerantz, Lesley Wheeler, Steven Cramer, Beth Woodcome Platow, and others; fiction—“DDT” by Alice Elliott Dark, “Miracle at Hawk’s Bay” by Carys Davies, and “Jimmy’s Day Off” by Joe Neal; an essay by TaraShea Nesbit; and reviews: Aviya Kushner’s “Reclaiming the Self: Door of Thin Skins by Shira Dentz,” Jacob Strautmann’s “The Letting Go: Portal by Mary Pinard,” Jacqueline Kolosov’s “In Darkness I Throw Open the Door: Black Stars by Ngo Tu Lap,” tr. by Martha Collins and Ngo Tu Lap; and Anna Ross’s “Sad Gargantuans: Striven, The Bright Treatise by Jeffrey Pethybridge.”

Number 37: Poetry by Anthony Caleshu, Sharon Dolin, Jill McDonough, Annik Adey-Babinsky, Liliana Ursu, Julian Stannard, Lindsay Illich, Anzhelina Polonskaya, Octavio Quintanilla, Shane McCrae, Aviya Kushner, others; fiction includes “Iphigenia in Baltimore” by Jen Fawkes, “O Thou, Whom My Soul Doth Love,” by Rochelle Distelheim, “Tiny Rhode Islands” by Eugenio Volpe, “Do You Know What a Leader Is?” by Luke Fiske, “The Dome” by Gary Scott; Reviews by Heather Madden, Valerie Duff-Strautmann, and Jacqueline Kolosov of new books of poetry by Nicole Terez-Dutton; Ben Berman; Averill Curdy.

Salamander vol. 18 no. 1 is the first issue celebrating Salamander's 20th year. This issue features poetry by Leslie Williams, Yehoshua November, Wesley Rothman, Fred Marchant, Lori Wilson, Ben Berman, Kim Triedman, Adam Day, Gregory Lawless, Amy Dryansky, and others; stories by 2012 Fiction Contest winner Lynne Butler Oaks and Honorable Mention Jenn Chan Lyman; stories by Lynne Sharon Schwartz, Dana Diehl, and Daniel Pinkerton; and Crossings Over: George Kalogeris's Dialogos, reviewed by Jacqueline Kolosov; Ancestral Lines: David Ferry's Bewilderment reviewed by Valerie Duff-Strautmann.


last updated 6/30/2014