• Reading Period: Sept. 1 to May 1
  • Manuscripts received during the summer will be returned.
  • Recommended submission: 3-5 poems or essays up to 20 pages
  • One submission per reading period
  • Manuscripts can be submitted by mail or electronically through Submittable
  • No multiple submissions
  • We do not publish fiction
  • Please include a self-address stamped envelope (SASE)

Editorial Response

  • Editors respond within 12 weeks
  • Accepted authors receive two complimentary copies of their issue and a two-year subscription to Seneca Review
  • Copyright is held by Hobart and William Smith Colleges until publication, at which time rights revert to the author.

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Dear Poets and Writers,

SR will not be accepting submissions this fall for poetry, lyric essay or beyond category. We are putting out a special double issue on the Lyric Essay edited by John D'Agata this fall, which will be our combined fall & spring issue. Our first issue beyond that will be Fall 2015. We will be reading mss. only in March and April of 2015. We will begin reading regularly again in September 2015.

David Weiss
Editor, SR


(315) 781-3392

You may submit poems and essays electronically through Submittable.