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Submission Guidelines for Salmagundi

Note: We are currently closed for unsolicited submissions. We will begin accepting submissions again in January 2017, at which time we will only accept hard-copy submissions in the mail.

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Our next reading period begins January 1, 2017. You can send us fiction, personal essays, or cultural criticism of generally up to 12,000 words, and five or six poems at most, with no particular style preference. We do publish book reviews, but generally on commission.

If and when you do send something, please send only via snail mail to the following address:

Salmagundi Magazine
Skidmore College
815 N Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Because of the high level of submissions, we cannot respond to each email individually. If you do not hear back from us within a year, it means we did not find a space for your work in our magazine, but as always we appreciate your interest in Salmagundi. If we are taken with your work, we will respond personally.

We do ask that you please read several issues of the magazine before submitting and that you only send us work that might conceivably belong in our pages. Highly specialized scholarly academic studies with many footnotes, for example, are not likely to find a home in Salmagundi. Science fiction and potboiler fiction are similarly unlikely bets. Experimental work that employs conventions from such genres in formal ways might, on the other hand, be attractive to the editors.

Note: We no longer accept online submissions. Our apologies. Due to high demand, we can only respond to those submissions which we choose to publish. If you submitted to us online between 2013 and 2016 and have not heard back, we have decided to pass on your submission, but hope you will try us again in 2017. As always, we value your interest in and support of Salmagundi!

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