We accept manuscripts between September 1st and April 30th for our annual fall and spring issues. Simultaneous submissions are accepted. SIR pays contributors at two rates: $50 (five layout pages or fewer accepted for publication) and $100 (six layout pages or more accepted). 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 "regular" submissions only; we use our own database for annual contests. Please check our website for more information regarding contests.

In the interest of space, we are more likely to consider 10-minute plays and long one-acts, rather than full-length scripts. Submit in Standard Stage Play Format. If chosen for publication, print format will be solicited. For more information about drama submissions, see our website.
Short stories, film scripts, novellas, or novel excerpts are accepted. Submissions should be double-spaced. For more information about fiction submissions, please see our website.

Creative essays may be personal, critical, historical, nostalgic. They may be reviews, profiles, interviews, or discussions regarding social or intellectual history or ideas. For more information about nonfiction submissions, please see our website.



All subjects and forms are welcome. Please submit no more than five poems (in a single file). For more information about poetry submissions, please see our website.