Unsolicited submissions of fiction, poetry, essays, and plays will be accepted September 1 through January 15 of each year. We are not responsible for manuscripts not submitted between these dates. Please use our online submissions manager (link below) for ALL electronic submissions. SPR will not be able to answer individual requests for information about submission status other than through its online submission manager.

We accept simultaneous submissions if notified immediately when your work is accepted elsewhere. We request that unsolicited submissions be submitted separately by genre and follow the following guidelines: poetry (up to 4 poems); fiction (7,500 words or less); essays or creative nonfiction (7,500 words or less); and plays (30 pages or less). Our preference is to receive single-spaced texts in “Times” 12-point plain text (no headers or footers). We strive to respond by July 1 of each year. A one-time per issue honorarium is paid to writers and translators.
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