We accept manuscripts between September 1st—November 15th & February 1st—April 15th for our annual fall and spring issues. Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but we ask that you inform us immediately if work is accepted elsewhere. Submit one piece of drama, fiction or nonfiction or up to five poems (or flash fiction). Please wait to hear from us before sending more work. Writers are encouraged to sample recent issues before submitting.
SIR pays contributing authors at two rates: $75 (five layout pages or fewer accepted for publication) and $150 (six layout pages or more accepted). Featured visual artists receive a stipend of $250. Contributors also receive two complimentary copies of "their" issue (with the option to buy additional copies at a reduced rate) and a year's subscription to the magazine.
Please note: we use Submittable for both "regular" and contest submissions. Please check our website for more information regarding contests.
A prize of $4,000 and publication by SIR Press is awarded annually for a collection of poetry written in English. All entries are considered for publication. Submit at least 40 and no more than 80 pages of poetry in 12-point font (no more than one poem per page) per each individual submission. The deadline is February 1, 2019.
Michael Waters will select the winner.