Saw Palm: Florida Literature and Art will be seeking poetry, fiction, nonfiction, comics, art, and photography submissions for Volume 13, published in Spring 2019. Our submission period is July 15th, 2018 - October 1st, 2018. 

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 13! We will be featuring ekphrastic written pieces about selected Florida postcards from the Hampton Dunn Collection of Florida Postcards. Please look through the selected links below and submit written work inspired by one of these postcards (creative nonfiction, fiction, and poetry). There will be only one written ekphrastic piece accepted for publication per postcard. 

Link to Selected Postcards:

For art, comics, and photography, the work will be published and formatted as a postcard within our issue. Please submit art, comics, and photography that you think best represents Florida lives, landscapes, and tropes.

In cover letters for creative nonfiction, fiction, and poetry submissions, please include the link to the postcard you wrote about. 

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

Current or recent USF students and faculty are welcome to submit interviews.

Tell us 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

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

Current or recent USF students and faculty are welcome to submit reviews.

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