Saw Palm: Florida Literature and Art will be seeking poetry, fiction, nonfiction, comics, art, and photography submissions for Volume 18, published in Spring 2024. Our submission period is August 1st, 2023 - November 1, 2023. 

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 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 of no more than 100 words.

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.

If you are a USF faculty member or student, please wait five years before submitting to the print journal. In the meantime, you are welcome to submit interviews, reviews, or to our online Places to Stand series! 

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.

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. Also consider attaching a photo from/of the location that we may use when promoting your piece on social media. If you'd like us to tag you, send along your Instagram and/or Twitter handles. 

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).

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