SWAMP APE REVIEW - SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

We encourage 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.

In 2018, we will publish our first print issue as well as our second online issue, both of which will include a special section featuring South Florida writers and artists.

All work will be considered for both the print and online issues. If your work is meant to function in both formats (i.e. collaboratively in print and online), please indicate this in your application. (We would love to see submissions of this nature.)

See individual genres for descriptions, size recommendations, and formatting requirements.
Across genres:

  • You may submit to multiple categories, but not using the same piece (e.g. a fiction submission must differ from a Swamp submission by the same author).
  • Do not submit work that has already been published elsewhere.
  • Wait to hear back from us before submitting new work.
  • Only follow up if you haven't heard back from us within the standard 6-month window. We read your pieces thoughtfully and will be in touch when we do.
  • Let us know promptly if your submission is accepted for publication elsewhere. Please do so by withdrawing your submission from the Submittable queue and adding a note to it, specifying that you've withdrawn. For poetry, specify if certain poems are still available.
  • FAU graduates must wait at least 3 years after their graduation term before submitting work for consideration.
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Please submit up to 5 poems in a single file.

All pages should include the writer's last name and page number.

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While we welcome submissions of any length, we tend to accept fiction pieces under 6,000 words.

All pages should include the writer's last name and page number.

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While we welcome submissions of any length, we tend to accept nonfiction pieces under 6,000 words.

All pages should include the writer's last name and page number.

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Visual art submissions include video, illustration, drawing, painting, photography, graphic design, multimedia or other formats. Generally speaking, submit at your discretion; we're looking for pieces that fit our aesthetic. 

Please upload the highest quality file available (high resolution / 300 DPI minimum).

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The Swamp is our fifth category for works that defy genre. Like the mythological Swamp Ape, enchant us with your weirdest (yet successful), norm-defying work. 

Where appropriate, please upload the highest quality file available (high resolution / 300 DPI minimum).