REading periods
January 1 – February 1
August 1 – September 1

Please submit only once per reading period
and in only one category.

We do not accept emailed submissions.


WHAT we publish

We encourage submissions from unpublished authors. We’re interested in voice-driven writing that takes risks with structure and content.


- We accept short stories and novel excerpts.
- 7,500 words max.
- Flash Fiction is welcome!


- 5 poems max per submission.


- We accept creative nonfiction, memoir, personal essay, and traditional essay.
- 7,500 words max.

fine art / photography
illustration / graphic story

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 okay).
- All files should be in CMYK color mode.


submissions are free

All submissions will be considered for the print edition or TSR Online.


Prose: $100+
Poetry: $75 per poem
Art Portfolios: $200
Illustration: $100 per page

Every contributor receives one copy of TSR.

TSR Online contributors receive a one-year subscription.

* For legal reasons, we are prohibited from paying current students or employees of any SUNY or CUNY institution, or anyone who’s been a student or employee of a SUNY or CUNY institution within the past three years from the date their work is accepted for publication.
* We are prohibited for paying for work published on TSR Online.

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 $25. Individual copies are $15.

Purchase a copy of TSR or subscribe here.