Submissions

  • 1-5 poems of virtually any length, including prose poems (single or double spaced)

  • 1  short story  under 5,000 words or 2 flash fiction pieces under 1,000 words (double spaced)

  • 1 personal essay under 5,000 words or 2 mirco essays  under 1,000 words (double spaced)

  • Please attach each submission in a separate Word.doc (do not copy and paste your work in the body of the email)

  • Name, address, and email (and/or phone number) are necessary on first page of every piece

  • Cover letter, including biographical information

  • Send submissions to the seems@lakeland.edu or to the address provided on the CONTACT page

  • Include a self-addressed, stamped envelope for our reply (if sent via mail)

  • We do not read simultaneous submissions

  • We do not read handwritten submissions

  • Contributors are to provide work accepted and biographical notes electronically as Word.doc attachments

Guidelines for submission:
Notes to consider:
  • Usually, we take six months to respond, but sometimes it's longer, especially if we have interest in all or any of the work submitted

  • Payment is through a copy of the issue in which a contributor's work appears

  • Response time is longer in the summer because we do not read from May-August

  • Publication of accepted manuscripts rarely occurs in less than a year

  • In the past, we've accepted less than 2% of submissions