TSR publishes work from established authors and newcomers, but only the best of the best. Please submit only once per reading period, and in only one category.

Matt Collins, "Word Search" (Winter/Spring 2016: Vol. X, No.1


Our fee per submission is $3.00. 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: The Southampton Review at the time of your submission
  • if you already subscribe to TSR: The Southampton Review

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 $35. Individual copies are $18.50.

Please contact the department for subscription information, or PURCHASE THE SOUTHAMPTON REVIEW.

Internet submission is preferred. 

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.

Fiction: We accept short stories and novel excerpts. No longer than 7,500 words.

Poetry: No more than five poems per submission, please.

Nonfiction: Our pages feature memoirs, personal essays and craft lectures. No longer than 7,500 words.

Plays and Screenplays: Play and screenplay submissions should follow industry standards. 
A format guide for plays can be found at:
An example of screenplay formatting can be found at:

We publish a wide variety of art, including fine artphotographycartoons, and illustrations. Artwork should conform to the following specifications: Raster based images (photos/scans) must be 300dpi at 7" wide at least (larger is OK). All files should be in CMYK color mode.

Your cover letter should include your name, telephone number, address and email address.

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.