Prose writers are invited to submit literary fiction and nonfiction of up to 8,000 words, and poets may submit up to five poems. To get more of an idea of what we are looking for, please read The Summerset Review or consult our Recommended Reading List.

This literary journal is primarily an online publication. Print issues are generated periodically, although we cannot guarantee contributions will eventually make it to print.

Though we do not accept unsolicited artwork, we will respond to queries and cite specific images we are in need of at the time. It is best to query in the month succeeding a season change.

Email submissions to editor@summersetreview.org as an attachment in MS Word, or as plain text. We suggest you include the words "Fiction Submission," "Nonfiction Submission," or "Poetry Submission" in the title of the email. For poetry, please include all poems in the same document.

Though email submissions are greatly preferred, you may alternatively submit prose in hard-copy by sending to 25 Summerset Drive, Smithtown, New York 11787, USA. Please do not submit hard-copy poetry. We can respond via email in lieu of a SASE if you so designate.

If we have not responded to a submission within three months, please hassle us. We read year-round and never go on hiatus.

Excerpts of longer work will be considered if you believe the work stands alone. Reprints will not be considered unless the work has been, or will be, published in a new or upcoming collection. Simultaneous submissions are encouraged. Please do not submit book reviews or requests to review books unless you are a past contributor.

Contributors will see drafts of accepted pieces for review prior to release. We obtain no rights to literary work, although we request credit be given to The Summerset Review in the event the work is reprinted and was first published here. Contributors should wait one year before submitting more work.

We nominate stories annually for various anthologies and awards, including the Pushcart Prize, the Best American series, and many others. More information about this journal is given in the masthead.