The Swamp publishes work that evokes a sense of place, which, for The Swamp, is broadly defined. We look forward to reading work that we can inhabit, no matter its geography. We do give preference to the southern gothic, to poems and stories wrapped in a heavy coat of humidity. With that said, we seek to publish all work that surprises us with new territory, with characters and landscapes we don't get the chance often enough to read about. 
Send one essay up to 5,000 words. If you haven't already, we suggest reading issue one that's free and online in order to get a feel for what we publish. We do not give special treatment to tip jar submissions; however, as a growing, independent magazine, we appreciate your support. We look forward to reading your work.
Send one essay up to 5,000 words. If you haven't already, we suggest reading issue one that's free and online in order to get a feel for what we publish. We look forward to reading your work.
The Swamp Literary Magazine