Swamp Ape Review: Now Seeking Submissions

Written by Ella Peary | May 19, 2016

Swamp Ape Review is a brand new online journal of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and visual art. What’s a swamp ape? In Floridian lore, a swamp ape is a hybrid creature, existing on the margins of land and water, fact and fiction, ordinariness and obscurity. Like its namesake, Swamp Ape Review aims to reflect the unexplainable. They’re looking for writing that blurs boundaries, upsets expectations, and redefines what’s possible. They’re interested in writing about Florida—its myths and its quirks—as well as writing born of the innate human desire to tell stories about that which is beyond words.

Right now through September 1, Swamp Ape Review is accepting submissions for their first publication. Submitting authors can expect a response within about six months, and should wait for a response before submitting again. Authors should only submit to one category at a time.

Swamp Ape Review accepts submissions of all lengths in all categories, but they tend to publish work that fits within the following guidelines: For poetry, they prefer submissions of five poems or fewer. For fiction and nonfiction, they prefer submissions of 9,000 words or fewer. Swamp Ape Review also accepts submissions in a unique category they call “swamp:” work that defies genre. Authors may submit their weirdest work of any length in this category—there are no rules in the swamp.

Swamp Ape Review accepts submissions online, but not via post or email. They accept simultaneous submissions, but ask that authors immediately withdraw work published elsewhere. They do not accept previously published work.

If you would like to learn more or submit to Swamp Ape Review, please visit their website at https://swampapereview.submittable.com/submit.