Saw Palm: Florida Literature and Art will be seeking poetry, fiction, nonfiction, comics, art, and photography submissions for Volume 14, published in Spring 2020. Our submission period is July 1st, 2019 - October 1st, 2019.
Saw Palm is a Florida-themed journal; however we welcome writers and artists from across the country and the globe as long as the work is connected to Florida (via images, people, themes, etc.). We also welcome creative works from Floridians that are not obviously about someplace else. Please check out past issues, available for download as free PDFs.
We are excited to announce our special edition for Issue 14! For this issue, the theme is "Florida Noir." Send us late nights, last resorts, storm clouds, seedy neighborhoods. The orange that rots under its skin. You can define noir traditionally or interpret it in your own way.
We accept submissions for Places to Stand, interviews, and reviews year-round.
We do not accept written work that has been previously published either online or in print. Simultaneous submissions are fine, but please indicate simultaneous submissions in a brief cover letter and let us know immediately through Submittable if your work has been accepted elsewhere. The cover letter may also include a brief third-person bio.
Send only one submission at a time per genre. If you have a pending submission, please wait for a response before submitting again. We make every effort to respond as quickly as possible while giving each submission the time it deserves. Our average response time is 3-5 months. After 6 months, you’re welcome to follow up with the appropriate editor.
All submissions must be made electronically through our online submissions manager. We do not accept email submissions. Please upload text files in .doc or .docx formats only. Art and comics should be uploaded in .jpeg / .jpg format only. Any paper submissions sent via snail mail will be recycled unread.
We are especially interested in interviews of Florida writers and artists, although we're open to almost any Florida-related subject. Please query us about the interview subject first via email at email@example.com.
Current or recent USF students and faculty are welcome to submit interviews.
what it's like to stand at a specific place in Florida at a specific time of
day in 500 words or less. While we enjoy the unusual, locations should
be public and accessible (so not your bathroom!) Please include GPS
coordinates. Places to Stand appears on sawpalm.org.
Current or recent USF students and faculty are welcome to submit to the Places to Stand series.
Poems submitted as part of the Places to Stand series are welcome but should be justified left and otherwise not have complex formatting and spacing (due to technical limitations in Google Earth).
We are interested in reviews of Florida-related subjects: authors, films, tourist attractions, books, CDs, websites, beaches, parks, toll roads, snack stands, local landmarks—anything! Submissions should be no longer than 6,000 words and, if accepted, will appear on www.sawpalm.org.
Current or recent USF students and faculty are welcome to submit reviews.