Barely South Review is a new publication on the edge of the American South. We are pleased to announce that starting in January 2012, Barely South Review now has two reading periods.
- 1 September – 30 November for our April issue.
- 1 January – 31 Marchfor our September issue.
We seek general works of non-fiction, poetry, short fiction and art.
We welcome original and previously unpublished works that interpret the pleasures of writing to discover both meaningful structure and the pathways to surprise. We seek art that explores boundaries, the process of creation, and our relationship to the world around us.
Your original works of art including photography, painting, graphics, etc. could be featured on the cover of Barely South Review, as well as on an inside spread. Works must not have appeared elsewhere (other than on the artist’s personal website). Formats accepted include .jpg, .gif, .tiff, and .png.
Along with your submission, please provide a short cover letter including your contact information and a brief bio. Please only make one submission per reading period.
Barely South Review uses Submittable to process submissions. This allows for better, more timely contact with those who send us their work. There is a link at the bottom of this page. Your submission must be in Word or Rich Text format (.doc or .rtf) format. The system will not accept other formats, including .pdf.
Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please inform us of this fact in your cover letter; and please notify us immediately if your work has been accepted elsewhere.
Barely South Review acquires only the first serial publication rights of accepted work.
Copyright is asserted on behalf of the author; all reprint rights (print or electronic) revert to the author upon publication, but we ask that you mention Barely South Review as first publication appearance.
Genre Submission Details:
FOR POEMS AND SHORT-SHORTS: When submitting multiple poems or short-shorts, each piece should be uploaded to Submittable separately; please do not cut and paste all of your submissions into one document for uploading.
PROSE MANUSCRIPT FORMATTING GUIDELINES: Fiction and nonfiction submissions must be double-spaced, and the word count must be included in the header.
Poetry: 3-5 poems
Fiction: 1 short story (not to exceed 7000 words) or 3 short-shorts (each not to exceed 500 words)
Creative Nonfiction: 1 essay (not to exceed 7000 words). Excerpts from longer works are acceptable as long as they adhere to our word maximum and can stand alone as essays independent of the larger work.
Art: 3-5 separate pieces
Interviews & feature articles: We’re happy to consider your interviews and feature articles–but please query first.