Reading periods

February 1 – April 1
August 15 – October 15


WHAT we publish

TSR publishes work from established authors and newcomers. We encourage submissions from emerging or unpublished writers. Please submit only once per reading period, and in only one category.


We accept short stories and novel excerpts.
7,500 words max.


5 poems max per submission.


We accept memoirs, personal essays, and craft lectures.
7,500 words max.

Plays and Screenplays

Play and screenplay submissions should follow industry standards. 

20 pages max.
Please do not send your entire script.

Format Guide for Plays • Screenplay Formatting

fine art

Artwork should conform to the following specifications:

10 images max.

Raster based images (photos/scans) must be 300dpi at 7" wide at least (larger is OK).
All files should be in CMYK color mode.


Submission Fee: $3

We waive the submission fee in the following instances:

  • if you are currently enrolled in, or are an alumnus of Stony Brook Southampton

  • if you purchase an issue of TSR at the time of your submission (via Submittable)

  • if you already subscribe to TSR


cover letter

Please include your name, telephone number, address, and email address.


Internet submission is preferred

We urge all of those who submit work to read copies of TSR, or visit TSR Online in order to have a better idea of our editorial range. The Southampton Review is published twice each year. Annual subscriptions are $28. Individual copies are $15.

Purchase a copy of TSR or subscribe here.



The Southampton Review retains the right to reproduce the work in TSR’s electronic, print and website publications, and, in the original format, as part of an anthology or compilation. We also retain the right to authorize third parties to reprint TSR materials in databases, or to reproduce the work.

Regarding usage and spelling, consult The New York Times Manual of Style and UsageMerriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, 11th editionWebster’s Third New International Dictionary.