Yemassee reads year-round for fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Current guidelines can be found at http://yemasseejournal.com/. It's always free to submit, though there is a expedited option ($3) for faster responses. 

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The newest issue, 24.1, features fantastic new work, including:

  • Prose from Elena Botts, Lori Carriere, Meagan Cass, Brendan Egan, Kelly Kathleen Ferguson, David Brendan Hopes, Joseph Levens, Alexander Luft, Jared Shaffer
  • Poetry from Sarah Aronson, Jackie Campbell, George David Clark, Kristina Marie Darling, Meredith Davies Hadaway, Darren Demaree, Chelsea Dingman, Keith M. Donnell, Jr., Stevie Edwards, Michael Gould, Dennis Hinrichsen, Hannah Kroonblawd, Esteban Rodriguez, Robin Rosen Chang, Austin Sanchez-Moran, Jessica Lynn Suchon, Dylan Weir
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For $3, we'll prioritize your story and place it at the top of our reading queue. Submissions usually receive responses within 30 days.

Fiction, flash fiction, nonfiction, and flash nonfiction for expedited review accepted here. Thanks for trusting us with your work.

$3.00

For $3, 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. 

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.

 

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.