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Sunday, October 25, 2020

Sou’wester is reading fiction and creative nonfiction through November 15

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Deadline: November 15, 2020

Our next annual issue, devoted to prose, is expected to be released in May 2021.

The editors of Sou’wester have examined past issues and acknowledge the lack of diverse writers and stories. We understand how this feeds into gatekeeping and silencing. We are committed to investing in and encouraging the words/stories/voices of all writers, prioritizing those belonging to marginalized communities.

We want to read stories from writers belonging to the black diaspora, indigenous communities, Asian communities, Latin(x) communities, neurodivergent communities, those with disabilities, and LGBTQIA+.

We seek fiction that allows us to transcend the everyday, haunts our dreams, and feels fresh. We’re looking for work that will move, stun, and awe our readers.

We invite you to be part of our new beginning.

  • Please limit your submission of prose to one piece at a time. We will consider a suite of two or three flash pieces.
  • Due to the volume of submissions, we ask that you submit only once during each submission period.
  • We accept simultaneous submissions. Please withdraw your manuscript immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere.
  • We publish only original, previously unpublished work.

We also intend to improve our response time; we will endeavor to respond to your submission within four weeks.

Payment: Accepted authors will receive 2 copies of the issue in which their work appears, as well as a two-year subscription to Sou’wester.

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