Submission Guidelines for SALMAGUNDI

Note: We are no longer accepting hard copy submissions.

All submissions should be sent to

Our reading period is from November 1-December 1 ONLY. You can send us fiction, personal essays, or cultural criticism of generally up to 12,000 words, and 5 or 6 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 it as an attachment to during our open reading period.  We only accept submissions through email. Again, if you send a submission during our closed reading period, it will go unread.

Because of the high level of submissions, we cannot respond to each email individually. If you do not hear back from us within two months, 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 within two months.  Attachments that open in Microsoft word make our life easier, so we encourage you to format your work accordingly.

We do ask that you please read several issues of the magazine before submitting and that you only send us work which 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.

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