This literary journal is primarily an online publication. Print issues are generated periodically, although we cannot guarantee contributions will eventually make it to print.
To get more of an idea of what we are looking for, please read the journal. Prose writers can consult our list of Recommended Reading or may be interested in additional advice (contains no mandatory requirements).
Email submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org as an attachment in MS Word, or as plain text. Please do not send in PDF format. For poetry, please include all poems in the same document.
If you need to withraw material submitted, it would be very helpful if you include the date of the original submission when you contact us.
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 have not gone on hiatus since opening our doors in 2002.
Excerpts will be considered if you believe the work stands alone. Reprints will not be considered unless the work will be included in an upcoming collection and has not yet appeared elsewhere. Simultaneous submissions are encouraged, and when withdrawing a piece, it is always helpful to include the date of original submission.
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.