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Seattle Review, The


Medium: Print


Genres Accepted: fiction,nonfiction,poetry

Established: 1977

Circulation: 1,000


Semiannual literary magazine



The Seattle Review has a strong local presence—each issue includes an interview with a Northwest writer—but also publishes from across the country. It is also interested in exploring the craft of writing.

The Seattle Review holds an annual poetry and fiction contest with $500 prize in each category.


Quoted in Writer’s Market 2009: “Beginners do well in our magazine if they send clean, well-written manuscripts. We’ve published a lot of ‘first stories’ from all over the country and take pleasure in discovery.”

Sample submissions are not available to read online.

Calvin Connection:

Hekman Availability: Not available

Submission Instructions:

Submissions accepted only between October 1 and May 31.
No simultaneous submissions.
Include self-addressed, stamped envelope.
Submit 3-5 poems, typed, on 8 1/2” x 11” white paper, with name and address in upper right hand corner. Mail Attn: Poetry Editor to address below.
Submit prose up to 4,000 words, typed, on 8 1/2” x 11” white paper, with title page including name, address, and word count. Mail Attn: Guest Fiction Editor or Attn: Nonfiction Editor as applicable to address below.

Send submissions to:
Seattle Review
University of Washington
Box 354330
Seattle, WA 98195-4330


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