Please read these guidelines in their entirety before submitting.


The Seattle Review is looking for exceptional, risk-taking, intellectual and imaginative (as if these could ever be separated) work.

We do not accept paper submissions nor simultaneous submissions at this time. However, we happily accept online submissions through Submittable year round.

* From June 1-September 30, we charge a $3 reading fee.

We only publish long poems, novellas, and essays. What do we mean by long? Poetry at least 10 pages in length and prose of at least 40 (double-spaced) pages in length. Any submissions shorter than these minimum lengths will be rejected unread. Please use a standard font (Times New Roman, Garamond, or the like).

The long poem can be:

  • a single long poem in its entirety
  • a self-contained excerpt from a book-length poem
  • a unified sequence or series of poems

Currently, we do not consider, or have a place for, genre fiction (sci-fi, detective, etc.) or visual art.

Contributors will receive two copies of the issue in which their work appears, and a year's subscription to the Seattle Review.