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. 39. Upon publication, all rights revert to authors.
Ends on February 15, 2017
Previously unpublished creative nonfiction submissions of up to 10,000 words are welcomed.
Ends on February 15, 2017
Please submit up to five previously unpublished poems of any style.  Poetry submissions are reviewed blind.



Ends on February 15, 2017

We welcome submissions of previously-unpublished fiction up to 10,000 words.