We accept unsolicited submissions from September to May. Please submit only one story or essay per submission (10,000 words or fewer) or up to six poems. Our average response time is ten weeks. We accept simultaneous submissions. We do not accept paper submissions or submissions via fax or email.

Submissions for the 2019 Sewanee Review Fiction and Poetry Contest will open on July 1st, 2019. 

Submit a short story of up to 10,000 words or a set of 1-3 poems. 


Judges: Roxane Gay (fiction) and Carl Phillips (poetry).


Winners receive $1,000 and publication in the Winter 2020 issue.


All contest entrants receive a one-year subscription to the Sewanee Review starting with the Fall 2019 issue.

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