Type Of Organization
Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
upstreet is an annual literary journal, based in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts, publishing fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and an author interview in each issue. The fourth issue was awarded a Bronze Medal in the 2008 Independent Publisher Book Awards.
Social Media Platforms Used
Is Your Group Affiliated With A University, Portal Or Other Agency?
Primary Editor/Contact Person
essays, fiction, nonfiction, poetry
Recent Awards Received
2008 Independent Publisher Book Award Bronze Medal, Anthology category.
Abby Frucht, Michael Martone, Dennis Nurkse
Submissions through web site only; 5,000 words max for fiction or CNF; poems by invitation only.
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions
Simultaneous Submissions Accepted
From 7 / 1 - 3 / 1
1 - 6 months
Number Of Unpaid Staff
Source Interlink, Ingram, Media Solutions, Disticor (Canada)
Single Copy Price
Back Issues Available
Unsolicited Manuscripts Accepted
If Yes, What Percent Of All Unsolicited MSS Are Published
7 - 8.5
Average Number Of Pages
How Did You Arrive At Your Current Position?
I founded the magazine.
What Is The Staff Structure At Your Magazine/press?
Editor/Publisher; 3 genre editors (Fiction, Poetry, CNF); 6 assistant editors
Do You Have Any Cover Letter Advice?
Include a contributor's note; don't tell me what your story/essay/poem is about, or how great it is.
How Are Submissions Processed In Your Magazine/press?
Editor/Publisher assigns to genre editors/assistants via Submission Manager. Final decisions made by genre editors in consultation with editor/publisher.
What Do You Look For In A Submission?
Good quality work; clean copy.
What Advice Do You Have For First-time Submitters?
READ THE SUBMISSION GUIDELINES, AND FOLLOW THEM.
Who Is Your Ideal Reader?
Intelligent, educated general public.