We’re interested in undergraduate writing with fresh language, complexity, strong character development, emotional resonance, and momentum. We want to read something we haven’t read before. We want your language to linger in us long after we’ve finished the piece. Please read some of the work featured in our online journal for examples of what we’re looking for.

Gary Fincke Creative Writing Prize: We award a prize for the best piece of poetry ($100) and the best piece of prose ($100) in each issue. There is no entry fee. All submissions to Susquehanna Review will automatically be under consideration for the contest, with the exception of students of Susquehanna University. The contest will be judged by one of the Susquehanna University Creative Writing faculty. 

We accept submissions year round. However, to be considered for our 2017 issue, please submit your fiction, non-fiction, and poetry by March 31, 2016 and your art and translations by April 7, 2016. Submitters will be notified of their status in July via e-mail.

All contributors are invited to read at the magazine launch in February 2017.