Seneca Review :: NewPages Guide to Literary Magazines
About Seneca Review: Seneca Review specializes in innovative poetry, translations from around the world, and the lyric essay. Work from the magazine is regularly featured in annual anthologies.
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Geneva, New York 14456
Phone: (315) 781-3392
Simultaneous submissions: no Email submissions: no Reading period: 9/1-5/1 Response time: 8 to 12 weeks Payment: copies Contests: no Distributors: various bookstores ISSN: 0037-2145 Founded: 1970 Issues per year: 2 Average Pages: 110 Sample copy (postpaid): $12.50 Copy Price: $10 Subscription: $15/1yr; $28/2yr
Publisher’s Description: Seneca Review, (founded in 1970 by James Crenner and Ira Sadoff and edited from 1982 to 2006 by Deborah Tall, and now by David Weiss) is published twice yearly, spring and fall. Distributed internationally, the magazine's emphasis is poetry, and the editors have a special interest in translations of contemporary poetry from around the world. Publisher of numerous laureates and award-winning poets, including Stephen Kuusisto, Donald Platt, Robert Hill Long, Rita Dove, Jorie Graham, Seamus Heaney, Yusef Komunyakaa, Charles Simic, Wislawa Szymborska, and W.S. Merwin, Seneca Review also consistently publishes emerging writers and is especially open to new, innovative poetry. In 1997, we began publishing the "lyric essay," creative nonfiction that borders on poetry, under the associate editorship of John D'Agata. In that genre, we have featured work by Anne Carson, Bernard Cooper, Fanny Howe, Wayne Koestenbaum, Honor Moore, Thalia Field, David Shields, Joe Wenderoth, Terry Tempest Williams, and many others.
Past special features have included Irish women's poetry and Irish prison poetry; Israeli women's poetry; Polish, Catalan, and Albanian poetry; and an issue of essays devoted to Hayden Carruth; a special issue on the lyric essay, and an upcoming special issue on “The Lyric Body.”
Library Journal praises Seneca Review for "a thoughtful, considered view that one rarely finds anywhere else." Poems from Seneca Review are honored regularly with inclusion in The Best American Poetry and Pushcart Prize anthologies.
The fall ‘12 issue of Seneca Review continues to blur the boundaries of verse and prose, poetry and the lyric essay. Prose by Noah Eli Gordon, Steve Kuusisto, and Melanie Conroy-Goldman wear the mantle of the prose poem; Ralph Savarese’s poem is narrative and essayistic; Brandel France de Bravo contains both prose and poetry. Eric Dean Wilson and Jenny Gropp Hess find forms to match their subjects, and our other poets, Lisa Fay Coulter, Richie Hoffman, Ethan Kenvarg, Albert Mobilio and Dave Snyder all up the amperage of the language to give a jolt to the conditions of existence.
This issue [41.1, Spring 2011] features POETRY by Esvie Coemish, Alice Miller, Bridgette Bates, Richard Bloom, Coralie Reed, Keith Alexander, Adam Day, Derek Gromadzki, Jesse Schweppe, Matthew Lippman, Virginia Konchan, Brandon Krieg, Peter Leight, Elizabeth Lindsey Rogers, Faith Shearin; ESSAYS by Julie Marie Wade, Gabriel Gudding, Donald Platt; TRANSLATIONS of Olvido García Valdés by Catherine Hammond, Pablo García by Victoria Livingstone, and Gregorz Wróblewski by Piotr Gwiazada
last updated 8/24/12