Yemassee reads year-round for fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. It's free to submit, though there is a expedited option ($3) for faster responses. 

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Our index of back issues with content details can be found here. The newest issue, 23.1, features fantastic new work, including:

  • Fiction from Nick Almeida, Steve Almond, Chase Burke, R.M. Cooper, Justin Lawrence Daugherty, Kathy Fish, and Sarah Mollie Silberman.
  • Poetry from Kirstin Allio, Emily Rose Cole, Zachary Doss, Amy Elisabeth Hansen, Eve Kenneally, Cindy King, Michael Koch, Cade Leebron, Rebekah Morton, Kevin Riel, Sean Shearer, and Amie Whittemore.
  • Nonfiction from Jessi Lewis, Caitlin MacDougall, and Matt Young. 
  • Illustrations from Mercedes Fleagle.

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$ 3.00

 

For $3, we'll prioritize your story and place it at the top of our reading queue. Submissions usually receive responses within 30 days.

 

Flash fiction for expedited review accepted here.

 

Fiction submissions should be limited to a single story.  We tend to prefer stories of 5,000 words or fewer.  All submissions should be accompanied by a cover letter and should include the title of the story on all pages.  Be sure to visit our masthead and address your submission to the correct editor by name.  Please wait at least three months after hearing back from us before submitting more work.  If you submit more work before the end of three months, we reserve the right to return your submission unread.

 

$ 3.00

 

For $3, we'll guarantee you a response about your submission within 30 days. 

Flash nonfiction accepted for expedited review here.

Nonfiction submissions should be limited to a single piece.  We tender to prefer works of 5,000 words or fewer. All submissions should be accompanied by a cover letter and should include the piece's title on each page. Be sure to visit our masthead and address your submission to the correct editor by name. Please wait at least three months after hearing back from us before submitting more work. If you submit more work before the end of three months, we reserve the right to return your submission unread.

 

$ 3.00

 

For $3, we'll guarantee you a response about your submission within 30 days. 

Poetry submissions should include 3-5 poems combined into a single document. All submissions should be accompanied by a cover letter.  Be sure to visit our masthead and address your submission to the correct editor by name. Please wait at least three months after hearing back from us before submitting more work.  If you submit more work before the end of three months, we reserve the right to return your submission unread.

 

Submit up to three pieces of flash fiction.  Each piece should be 1,000 words or fewer.  All submissions should be accompanied by a cover letter and should include the title of the story on all pages.  Be sure to visit our masthead and address your submission to the correct editor by name.  Please wait at least three months after hearing back from us before submitting more work.  If you submit more work before the end of three months, we reserve the right to return your submission unread.

 

Fiction submissions should be limited to a single story.  We tend to prefer stories of 5,000 words or fewer.  All submissions should be accompanied by a cover letter and should include the title of the story on all pages.  Be sure to visit our masthead and address your submission to the correct editor by name.  Please wait at least three months after hearing back from us before submitting more work.  If you submit more work before the end of three months, we reserve the right to return your submission unread.

Submit up to three pieces of flash nonfiction.  Each piece should be 1,000 words or fewer.  All submissions should be accompanied by a cover letter and should include the title of the story on all pages.  Be sure to visit our masthead and address your submission to the correct editor by name.  Please wait at least three months after hearing back from us before submitting more work.  If you submit more work before the end of three months, we reserve the right to return your submission unread.

Nonfiction submissions should be limited to a single piece.  We tender to prefer works of 5,000 words or fewer. Nonfiction, for us, includes creative nonfiction as well as reviews and interviews. All submissions should be accompanied by a cover letter and should include the piece's title on each page.  Be sure to visit our masthead and address your submission to the correct editor by name.  Please wait at least three months after hearing back from us before submitting more work.  If you submit more work before the end of three months, we reserve the right to return your submission unread.

Poetry submissions should include 3-5 poems combined into a single document. All submissions should be accompanied by a cover letter.  Be sure to visit our masthead and address your submission to the correct editor by name. Please wait at least three months after hearing back from us before submitting more work.  If you submit more work before the end of three months, we reserve the right to return your submission unread.