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. 

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 NOTE that Double Issue 11:1-2 will be our last print issue, after which we will be transitioning into an online journal. While we build the framework for this online space, we will not be reading submissions. We will re-open for submissions once the framework for the online iteration of the journal is complete. Thank you for your patience and understanding.  

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