Swamp Ape Review - a national literary journal out of the MFA at Florida Atlantic University - is seeking submissions for our 2018 online and print issues, with a special invitation to South Florida contributors for a local feature section.
March 1-August 1, 2017 for all general submissions
March 1-June 1, 2017 for South Florida submissions
Our work is not restricted to Florida contributors. We encourage Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Visual Art, and Swamp pieces that echo the hybrid nature of the Swamp Ape, works that subvert our expectations of both content and form and unsettle our assumptions of what is possible.
The Swamp is our fifth category for pieces that defy form to the extent that the creator might be unsure of where the piece belongs.
While we accept submissions of any length, our preferences are:
- Up to 5 poems
- ≤ 9,000 words for fiction and nonfiction
- Visual art that fits our aesthetic (think murk, dark, hidden, swamp)
Our full Submission Guidelines are viewable on our website and our Submittable page.
If you have something that’s too weird for tranquil literary waters, we’re your mag; the swamp consumes all.
Why ‘Swamp Ape’?
The Swamp Ape is a legend that reflects Florida―its mythology, its weirdness―as well as the human desire to create a narrative around that which we can’t explain. Submissions to the Swamp should defy form to the extent that the piece’s creator might be unsure of where it belongs. Across all genres, we encourage pieces with a hybrid or non-traditional nature―works that subvert our expectations of both content and form and unsettle our assumptions of what is possible.
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