Yemassee reads year-round for fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Current guidelines can be found at http://yemasseejournal.com/. Beginning October 1st, there will be a $3 reading fee for all submissions. There is a expedited option ($6) for faster responses. 


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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.

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  Fiction submissions should be limited to a single story.  We tend to prefer stories of 8,000 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 3-5 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.

 


For $6, we'll prioritize your poems and place it at the top of our reading queue. Submissions usually receive responses within 30 days.

Thanks for trusting us with your work.



For $6, we'll prioritize your story and place it at the top of our reading queue. Submissions usually receive responses within 30 days.

 Fiction and flash fiction for expedited review accepted here. We're no longer taking expedited nonfiction submissions. Thanks for trusting us with your work.


Reservoir by Taneum Bambrick 


Title: Reservoir

Author: Taneum Bambrick

Chapbook/Poetry

ISBN: 978-0-9887044-5-9

Publication Date: March 10, 2018

Retail Price: $12.00

Distributed by Yemassee Journal

Publisher Contact: editor@yemasseejournal.com


A stunning chaplet that weaves, through restless forms, a myriad and fleshed lie of work, love, and fierce yet tender observations of the working class. I returned to the manuscript again and again, each time finding more reasons to stay. Detail by detail, through the accretion of minutiae and the infinitesimal, the book builds and garners an entire world, replete with throttled sound, image, voice, and unforgettable lives and their living. This is poetry that encompasses, that let's no one turn away." 

--Ocean Vuong, author of Night Sky with Exit Wounds


Pastoralism, so we are told, is a played-out sentiment--a stock of images, preconceived and overwrought--clean-handed workers with clean histories who sing clean songs. With Reservoir, one may be tempted to stop short with such formal descriptions as witness, autobiography, or Americana. Bambrick, however, side-steps nostalgic portraiture in favor of a poetics of tattered institutions, half-eaten, left-behind things. Structures like pastoralism don't die out; they gather in carved-out spaces, in this persistence of landscape, in precision, power. Reservoir is unforgiving, but tender--boys at the back of pick-up trucks, a heron with a hole in it. Bambrick's verse is beautifully informative, yet she doesn't offer us documentation, argument, or lyricism only. Rather, she leads up to an old hope: in waste--ours, our fathers'--we may, piecemeal, together, find names, address, still. Reservoir is a call but not to "you, really. Just you in this place."

--Jos Charles, author of feeld


Taneum Bambrick's work appears or is forthcoming in Academy of American Poets, Blackbird, Pleiades, Entropy, Hayden's Ferry Review, Hobart, The Nashville Review, New Delta Review, and elsewhere. She is a recent graduate of the MFA program at the University of Arizona. She serves as an Associate Editor for Narrative Magazine. She has received an Academy of American Poets University Prize, and a Tennessee Williams Scholarship from the Sewanee Writer's Conference. 



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$3.00 - 5.00


Yemassee 25th Anniversary Issue 


Our 25th anniversary issue! 

Feel our beautiful matte covers and sturdy paper for yourself. Purchase a print issue of Yemassee via credit card for only $5. Our back issue archive with content details can be found here

The newest issue, 25.1, features fantastic new work, including:

  • Fiction from Tara Isabel Zambrano, Emma Sloley, Harris Lahti, Amir Adam, Melanie Ritzenthaler, Tyler Barton, Lynsey Morandin, and Toni Martin
  • Poetry from Logan February, Kristina Erny, David Gustavsen, Owen McLeod, Shaina Monet, Alyssa Jewell, José Olivarez, Jasmine Reid, Sara Ryan, Heidi Seaborn, Knar Gavin, Simone Person, Amanda Hayes, Sarah Thompson, Madeline Kinkel, and Aria Curtis
  • Reviews of Lauren Russell's What's Hanging on the Hush, and DéLana R.A. Dameron's Weary Kingdom
  • Cover Art by Rob Gibsun
  • Featured Art by Dogon Krigga

(Pst... Trying to go paperless? You can also order an electronic copy of 25.1 at a discounted rate. We'll email you a link for you to download the file at your convenience.)

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