The Seattle Review is looking for exceptional, risk-taking, intellectual and imaginative (as if these could ever be separated) work.

We only publish long poems, novellas, and essays. What do we mean by long? Poetry at least 10 pages in length and prose of at least 40 (double-spaced) pages in length. Any submissions shorter than these minimum lengths will be rejected unread. Please use a standard font (Times New Roman, Garamond, or the like).

The long poem can be:

  • a single long poem in its entirety
  • a self-contained excerpt from a book-length poem
  • a unified sequence or series of poems

We do not accept paper submissions. 

* We are open for two reading periods a year: September 1 - December 1 and February 1 - May 1. We wish we could continue to be open for submissions year-round, but our small staff size coupled with the very high number of submissions we receive makes this model unsustainable. 

Please submit one piece at a time. 

Currently, we do not consider, or have a place for, genre fiction (sci-fi, detective, etc.) or visual art.

Please do not email us submissions or request feedback on rejected work. 

Please be sure to include your full address and the issue number to ensure proper shipping
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