Yemassee reads for fiction and poetry twice a year. The best place to learn about whether we’re open or closed for submissions is on our Twitter.

Our paid reading period typically takes place during the fall months, with a submission fee of $3. This period supports the basic operational costs of running our journal (publishing, web hosting, etc.).

Our free reading period typically takes place during the spring months. All submissions, free or otherwise, are considered equally!

For complete submission guidelines, please take a look at our website: https://www.yemasseejournal.com/submissions





Purchase our 2021 issue 

Purchase the winner of our 2021 Poetry Chapbook Prize! 

Purchase the winner of the 2020 Poetry Chapbook Contest! 

Purchase the winner of our 2021 Fiction Chapbook Contest. Second print run is on the way! Books are expected to ship by end of April 2022.

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