The Swamp is a bi-annual print magazine that reads on a rolling basis. We welcome art, poetry, essay, and short fiction submissions. Send us place-based work that grounds us and with something to say that moves us. 

  • Poetry: Send 3-5 poems 
  • Fiction: 1 longer story up to 5,000 words or up to 3 flash pieces
  • Essay: Up to 5,000 words
  • Art: Send up to five works of visual art
  • Book Reviews: We're interested in reviews of work with a strong sense of place. We're especially interested in books from small and indie publishers. 
  • Interviews: We're interested in conversations with writers, poets, musicians, etc. that explore the ways in which place informs their work. 

Book reviews and interviews will be added to our site as features on a rolling basis. The Swamp no longer accepts email submission. Send all work through Submittable. Please wait to hear back from us before submitting again. Simultaneous submissions are fine as long as the writer informs us in a timely manner of any acceptances. We do not accept previously published work. Upon publication, all rights revert back to the author. Payment is in the form of contributor copies.