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Southern Humanities Review: General Submissions

Please submit new work in fiction, poetry, or creative non-fiction by June 1, 2023 for consideration for our spring 2024 issue. No more than one submission per submission period. Poetry submissions may contain as many as six poems; fiction and creative non-fiction submissions should contain a single story/essay (unless they’re very short and/or interconnected for purposes of publication). No minimum or maximum page limit. We accept simultaneous submissions; please notify of acceptance elsewhere.

SCR publishes fiction and poetry primarily, but will also consider creative nonfiction, scholarly essays, and book reviews. The editors of SCR thank you for your interest in submitting a manuscript for their consideration.

We prefer electronic submissions (in PDF format only) on Submittable. Simply search “South Carolina Review” in the search bar of the “Discover” tab. SCR submissions are free and are accepted on a rolling basis. To create an account, visit

We will no longer be accepting submissions through email.

No previously published work, work accepted elsewhere, or multiple submissions accepted. Please note that we cannot acknowledge receipt of manuscripts and that we cannot return manuscripts under any conditions. Contributors will receive two copies of the issue in which accepted work appears.

About the Journal

The South Carolina Review is reimagining the Southern Literary Magazine, continuing in the spirit of literary innovation found in the works of writers such as O’Connor, Faulkner, Hurston, Welty, Walker, Dickey, and Ellison while expanding our gaze and range to encompass the best of contemporary literature from a variety of perspectives. We attempt to reflect the diverse experience of our readers and contributors by publishing affecting, thought-provoking work from both new and established writers from a wide background.

Founded in 1968 at Furman University, The South Carolina Review is now housed at Clemson University, where it has been since 1973. It has published notable works by authors such as Joyce Carol Oates, Kurt Vonnegut, Elizabeth Strout, and Ron Rash. In celebration of our 50th anniversary, we are adopting an all new look and style, one that suggests our new vision while retaining a classic feel, past and future converging in the present.

The South Carolina Review belongs to the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP) and is indexed in the MLA International Bibliography, Humanities International Complete, Index to Periodical Fiction, and Book Review Index.