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Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
The Florida Review is entering its fortieth year of publication under new editorship. We also have now published five prose chapbooks through our Jeanne Leiby Memorial chapbook competition with more to come.
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Is Your Group Affiliated With A University, Portal Or Other Agency?
If Yes, Please Name
University of Central Florida
Primary Editor/Contact Person
essays, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, reviews, art, translation
Recent Awards Received
Recent notable essays in Best American series 2015 by Marcia Aldrich, Debra Monroe, and Lisa Lanser-Rose from v. 39.
Tony Hoagland, Ira Sukrungruang, Wendy Rawlings
Poetry, max 5 poems. Literary fiction and nonfiction up to 7,500 words. Short shorts okay. Submittable only.
Simultaneous Submissions Accepted
3 - 6 months
Annual $1,000 prizes in fiction, nonfiction, poetry--$15 reading fee. Prose chapbook $1,000 prize--$25 reading fee.
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Number Of Unpaid Staff
Single Copy Price
Back Issues Available
Unsolicited Manuscripts Accepted
If Yes, What Percent Of All Unsolicited MSS Are Published
9 - 6
Average Number Of Pages
How Did You Arrive At Your Current Position?
When the previous editor stepped down, I was selected from the rest of the faculty due to previous professional editorial experience and two years of innovative work with our undergraduate literary magazine.
What Is The Staff Structure At Your Magazine/press?
We have a variety of student, faculty, and volunteer readers and editorial staff.
Do You Have Any Cover Letter Advice?
Short and sweet. We are influenced by the work itself, not the letters, but it is good to include a short bio in case we select your work.
How Are Submissions Processed In Your Magazine/press?
We read as carefully yet efficiently as we can. Every manuscript is read by at least two staff members who share their opinions with the area editors.
What Do You Look For In A Submission?
We are looking for prose styles with distinct voices, writers who revel in the language, touches of un-silly humor, and work that has a sense of the changing social world around us, as well as compassionate insight.
What Advice Do You Have For First-time Submitters?
Please be patient.
Do You Have A Favorite Unsolicited Submission Discovery Or Anecdote?
In my third month as editor, we were contacted by an agent interested in representing one of our authors. It's a thrill to know that you can make a difference in writers' paths.
Who Is Your Ideal Reader?
Someone fascinated with the dramas unfolding in the human world and in the beauty and acrobatics of the English language.