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  • Reading Period: February 1 – March 31 and from September 1 – October 31.
  • Recommended submission: 3-5 poems or essays up to 20 pages.
  • Only one submission per reading period, please.
  • Manuscripts can be submitted by mail or electronically through Submittable.
  • We do not publish fiction.
  • We cannot consider work by current HWS students. Please do not submit if you currently attend HWS.
  • Please include a self-address stamped envelope (SASE).
  • Manuscripts postmarked outside of our reading period will be returned unread.

Editorial Response

  • Editors typically respond within 9 to 12 months, sooner if we can. Occasionally, there are delays that might push a reply beyond a 12-month timeframe. If that happens, your work is still under consideration and will continue to be so until you receive a final decision. We appreciate your patience and understanding.
  • 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.

Our mailing address is:

Seneca Review
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
300 Pulteney St.
Geneva, NY 14456