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. 

We are interested in literary, character-driven fiction. We are open to all forms of fiction as long as the stories explore, reveal, question, or illuminate. Please be sure to include the name of your undergraduate institution and any of your previous publications in your cover letter.

We accept submissions year round. However, to be considered for our 2017 issue, please submit your fiction by March 31, 2016.

We’re interested in all kinds of creative non-fiction: memoir, personal essay, literary journalism, writing that not only tells a truth but recalls it from a particular vantage point, that reflects as it retells. Please be sure to include the name of your undergraduate institution and any of your previous publications in your cover letter.

We accept submissions year round. However, to be considered for our 2017 issue, please submit your non-fiction by March 31, 2016.

 

How do you tell someone what kind of poetry you’re looking for? We’re interested in poetry that is exploratory, that has a strong grip on language and leaves the reader soaking up some experience. Something that leaves us feeling spiked, something that invites us in and quickly closes the door. We do not discriminate according to form, only to approach and emotional resonance. Please be sure to include the name of your undergraduate institution and any of your previous publications in your cover letter.

We accept submissions year round. However, to be considered for our 2017 issue, please submit your poetry by March 31, 2016.

 

We are interested in translations that will expose our readers to compelling and little-known work. We prefer poems and short prose. Please submit both a copy of the translation and the piece in its original language, with a brief note about the author and the process of translating his or her work. We ask that you also include the citation for the book or magazine that published the original piece, as it will assist us in obtaining copyright permissions. Please be sure to include the name of your undergraduate institution and any of your previous publications in your cover letter.

Please note that your acceptance depends not only upon the quality of the translation but also on the copyright holder’s permission to publish the translation. The Susquehanna Review is committed to working with copyright holders to secure permission so that undergraduate translators have a chance to publish their work. However, if we are not granted permission, we will be unable to publish the translation. In addition, if a translation is accepted, it will only be published in our print editions due to copyright issues.

We accept submissions year round. However, to be considered for our 2017 issue, please submit your translations by April 7, 2016.

We're interested in all forms of art and photography that can be viewed in a digital or print format. One winning artist will have their work featured in both our print and online journals. Submit a portfolio of 5-10 pieces. Electronic images should be JPG or PNG files. Submit the best quality image available.  Please be sure to include the name of your undergraduate institution and with your submission.

We accept submissions year round. However, to be considered for our 2017 issue, please submit your artwork by April 7, 2016.