The Swamp publishes work that evokes a sense of place, which, for The Swamp, is broadly defined. We look forward to reading work that we can inhabit, no matter its geography. We do give preference to the southern gothic, to poems and stories wrapped in a heavy coat of humidity. With that said, we seek to publish all work that surprises us with new territory, with characters and landscapes we don't get the chance often enough to read about. 

Awards and honors of our contributors include, among others, Kate Tufts Discovery Award finalist and fellowships from both the Guggenheim Foundation and National Endowments for the Arts. Alongside established writers, The Swamp also publishes emerging voices.