Soundings East, the literary journal of Salem State University, is published annually with support from the Center for Creative and Performing Arts. Founded in 1973, the journal is among the oldest in the country to publish quality poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. The magazine is edited by upper-level creative writing students under the aegis of an Advisory Editor from the writing faculty.
We accept simultaneous submissions but ask that authors label them as such, and contact us immediately if they are accepted elsewhere. Our reading period is September 1 to February 15; we'll do our best to respond within three months. Contributors will receive two copies of Soundings East Vol. 44. Upon publication, all rights revert to authors.
We welcome submissions of previously-unpublished creative nonfiction up to 5,000 words. Please submit only once during any reading period.
We welcome submissions of previously-unpublished fiction up to 5,000 words. Please submit only once during any reading period.
We welcome submissions of any style and length (individual poems not to exceed two pages). Send up to three previously unpublished poems.
Please submit only once during any reading period.