Prose writers are invited to submit literary fiction/nonfiction of up to eight thousand words. Poets may submit up to five poems. Please do not send requests for book reviews unless you are a previous contributor, some of the work therein was originally published here, and the book is scheduled for release within three months (or has just been released).

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 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 are submitting both poetry and prose, please send in separate emails.

We read year-round and have not gone on hiatus since opening our doors in 2002.

If you need to withdraw material submitted, it would be very helpful if you include the date of the original submission when you contact us.

If you have not received a response to your submission within four months, please hassle us. A wait time longer than this will likely have been caused by an email being blocked or sent to a spam folder. We find this happens most often with Outlook, Hotmail, and AOL email addresses.

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.

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.