Our next reading period begins January 1, 2019. 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:
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 personally respond.
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 and 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. The best way to get to know the magazine is to subscribe. The best way to ensure that magazines like this will remain viable venues for writers like you is to subscribe. The best way to feel you belong to the community of writers and intellectuals you wish to join in our pages is—you guessed it—to subscribe. Also, ask your local bookstore and library to carry the magazines in which you would like to publish. We are a part of a rare breed. You can help us.
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 2017 and have not heard back, we have decided to pass on your submission, but hope you will try us again in 2019. As always, we value your interest in and support of Salmagundi.