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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.

Contact Information:

Department of English

Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL  32306



Submission/Subscription Information:

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.

Recent issues:

Issue 32.1: Contributors include Pamela Balluck, Shannon Beamon, Don Bogen, Jaswinder Bolina, Christine Butterworth-McDermott, Stephen Danos, Jennifer De Leon, John Deming, Okla Elliott, Matthew Fee, Rachel Contreni Flynn, Colette Gill, Kat Gonso, Jonathan Greenhause, Kelsie Hahn, Elizabyth A. Hiscox, John Hoppenthaler, Alisha Karabinus, Nora Kipnis, Steve Light, Julia LoFaso, Gianmarc Manzione, Elizabeth McConaghy, Heather Michaels, Sarah Fawn Montgomery, John A. Nieves, Kathyrn Nuernberger, Lesley Oldaker, Jean-Baptiste Para, Allan Peterson, Nate Pritts, Christine Salvatore, Sam Shaber, Glenn Shaheen, Vivian Shipley, Nance Van Winckel, Kathryn Weld, Eliot Khalil Wilson, and Allison Wyss.

In Issue 31.2, contributors include Lauri Anderson Alford, Lisa Beans, Joseph Chinnock, Clayton Adam Clark, Jen Coleman, Katie Cortese, Graham Cotten, Damien Cowger, Katie Coyle, T.K. Dalton, Kwame Dawes, Danielle DeTiberus, Joey Franklin, Beckian Fritz Goldberg, Paul Harding, Mike Krutel, Marianne Kunkel, Sandy Longhorn, Amal Masri, Christian Nagle, Chuya Nakahara, Ariana Nadia Nash, Tif Robinette, Claire Sylvester Smith, Christine Stoddard, Ira Sukrungruang, Patrick Swaney, Eric Tanyavutti, Daniel Nathan Terry, Gale Marie Thompson, and Jennie Thompson.

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.


last updated 2/17/2014