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St. Petersburg Review

About St. Petersburg Review: A culturally diverse independent, international review of contemporary poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and drama.

Contact Information:

Box 2888

Concord, NH  03302



Submission/Subscription Information:

Simultaneous submissions: yes Email submissions: no Online submissions: yes (see website) Reading period: 9/1-1/15 Response time: max 6 months from end of reading period Payment: copies and honorarium Contests: yes, see website ISSN: 1935-9918 Founded: 2006 Issues per year: 1 Copy price: $15 Average pages: 200+ Sample price (postpaid): Free sample (one issue) to libraries Subscription (1 year): $12 + postage (on web)

Publisher’s description: St. Petersburg Review is an annual independent international review of contemporary literature that seeks to support global connections and affinities through publishing quality fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama from established and emerging writers of all countries. Since its inception, SPR has published 100+ international writers from 20+ countries and has held literary events in Boston, Chicago, Montreal, New York, Paris, and St. Petersburg. The journal is a nonprofit corporation with IRS 501(c)(3) public charity status.

I applaud the St. Petersburg Review for its focus on well-written international writing, and I encourage readers and writers to discover the international literary community within its pages. —Rachel King, NewPages (December 2008).
…[T]his is a solid collection of writing that lives up to the creators’ expectations: “a unique aesthetic, singular in its expression yet collective in spirit.” —Corey J. Murray, The Literary Magazine Review
Recent issues:

Contributors to issue 6 include Shamshad Abdullaev, Tatyana Apraksina, Mona Awad, Jacqueline Berger, Justin Boening, Marius Burokas, Esthela Calderón, Ricardo Naafi Callender, Cao Liwei, Ashley Wren Collins, Erica Dawson, Mark DeCarteret, William Doreski, Denise Duhamel, Philip Fried, Andrea Fry, and more.

SPR 4/5 contains poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and drama by 83 authors and 23 translators from around the globe including Polina Barskova, Arielle Berstein, Vashti Bowlah, Rosa Alice Branco, Laura Maria Censabella, Linor Goralik, Mamle Kabu, David Kaplan, Dmitry Kuzmin, Sydney Lea, Lily Liu, Timothy Liu, Mu Xin, Nducu wa Ngugi, Dan O'Brien, Amadou Lamine Sall, Tatiana Shcherbina, Kathleen Spivack, Catherine Tice, and Alexei Tsvetkov.

Issue 3, with its 280 pages, 44 writers, and 15 translators, is the largest issue so far. Contributors include: Bella Akmadulina, Polina Barskova, Melvin Jules Bukiet, Vahni Capildeo, Eugene Dubnov, CB Follett, Ikya Kukulin, Tatiana Moseeva, Mukoma Wa Ngugi, D. Nurkse, Jia Pingwa, Vyacheslav Pyetsuka, Dawn Raffel, Anthony Swofford, Can Tan, Catherine Texier, Floarea Tutuianu, Xu Xiaobin, Mu Xin, and Olga Zondberg.


last updated 1/13/2014