Type Of Organization
Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
Salamander, Inc., is a literary organization that publishes a biannual magazine of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and works in translation. It was founded by Jennifer Barber in 1992 with the aim of publishing a generation of writers reaching artistic maturity and deserving of a wider audience alongside new work by established writers. In addition to the magazine, Salamander, Inc. sponsors events and readings in the Boston area and in New York. Salamander became affiliated with Suffolk University in the fall of 2005. Its annual fiction contest began in 2010. Salamander has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Council for Literary Magazines and Presses, Bradford College, and the Brookline Council on the Arts and Humanities.

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Is Your Group Affiliated With A University, Portal Or Other Agency?
If Yes, Please Name
Suffolk University
Primary Editor/Contact Person
Katie Sticca
Contact Title
Managing Editor
essays, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, reviews, art, translation
Recent Awards Received
Best American Short Stories, Best American Poetry, O.Henry Prize Stories, Pushcart Prize Anthology, Best New Poets, and more.
Representative Authors
Ananda Lima, Jinwoo Chong, Michael Bazzett
Submissions Policy
Submission Guidelines We do accept simultaneous submissions. If your story is accepted elsewhere, please withdraw it using our submission manager. If one or more of your poems is accepted and you would still like us to consider the remaining poems, please let us know immediately by emailing [email protected]. Please do not send more than one submission at a time, or more than one genre at a time. For Poetry: Submit no more than five poems at a time. We request that you only send one submission per reading period. For Fiction and Non-fiction: Submit one story or memoir at a time. We request that you only send one submission per reading period. For Flash Fiction and Flash Non-fiction: Submit up to three flash pieces in either fiction or nonfiction at a time. We request that you only send one submission per reading period. Though we are proud to pay all of our contributors, we aren't able to disclose payment prior to acceptance. Please use our submission manager to submit your work electronically, or send a hard-copy manuscript of previously unpublished work and a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Editors Salamander English Department Suffolk University 8 Ashburton Place Boston, MA 02108
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions
Submission Guidelines URL
Simultaneous Submissions Accepted
Reading Period
From 10 / 1 - 4 / 30
Reporting Time
3 - 6 months
Author Payments
cash, copies
Our annual fiction contest accepts submissions from May 1 - June 1 every year.
Number Of Paid Staff
Number Of Unpaid Staff
Year Founded
PDG; Ubiquity; Media Solutions
Average Print Run
Total Circulation
Paid Subscriptions
$27 (2 yr)
$16(1 yr)
Single Copy Price
Back Issues Available
Unsolicited Manuscripts Accepted
If Yes, What Percent Of All Unsolicited MSS Are Published
5.5 - 8.5
Average Number Of Pages