Cottonwood Magazine and Press


Type Of Organization
Magazine
Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
We publish poetry and prose fiction of high quality and encourage submissions from a wide variety of writers. We read submissions year round. Please include an SASE with submission.

Is Your Group Affiliated With A University, Portal Or Other Agency?
yes
If Yes, Please Name
University of Kansas
Primary Editor/Contact Person
Philip Wedge
Contact Title
Editor
Contact Email
Publishes
essays, fiction, nonfiction, poetry
Representative Authors
Rita Dove, Virgil Suarez, Cris Mazza
Submissions Policy
Submit 4-6 poems and one story (1,000 to 7,000 words); include SASE
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions
Yes
Simultaneous Submissions Accepted
yes
Reading Period
Year round
Reporting Time
2 - 4 months
Author Payments
copies
Number Of Paid Staff
1
Number Of Unpaid Staff
8
Year Founded
1965
Total Circulation
200
Paid Subscriptions
150
Individual
$15 / Institution $10.5
Insitution
$15
Single Copy Price
$8.00
Total Number Of Issues Published
75
Back Issues Available
yes
Unsolicited Manuscripts Accepted
yes
If Yes, What Percent Of All Unsolicited MSS Are Published
1
Format
perfect
Dimensions
6 - 9
Average Number Of Pages
104
Name
Phil Wedge
Title
Editor
How Did You Arrive At Your Current Position?
After serving as Poetry Editor from 1984-2018, I succeeded the retiring Tom Lorenz as Editor in 2019.
What Is The Staff Structure At Your Magazine/press?
The Editor oversees the development and production of Cottonwood Magazine and Press. Fiction is chosen by the Fiction Editor, Annie Trinh, and Poetry by Poetry Editor Stephen Johnson, in consultation with several readers.
Do You Have Any Cover Letter Advice?
Brief bio., indicate whether you want mss. returned or not. Include SASE.
How Are Submissions Processed In Your Magazine/press?
Several readers read material initially. Editors make choices based on reader advice.
What Do You Look For In A Submission?
Quality writing.
What Advice Do You Have For First-time Submitters?
Read a copy of the magazine.

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