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Committed to excellence in writing, Sangam—home to Louisiana’s previous Poet Laureate and Southern University’s Languages and Literature Department—asks that you send us your best unpublished short fiction, poetry, or creative non-fiction, irrespective of length, subject, or style.

We look to welcome new writers while also feature contributors that have been nominees and recipients of esteemed writing awards, prizes, and honors, such as the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Pushcart Prize, and Poet Laureate, as well as publishing original work and translations with leading journals and presses, including American Life in Poetry, The Iowa Review, New York Quarterly, The New Yorker, North American Review, Oxford University Press, and The Writer’s Almanac, among others.

We carefully consider every submission and are looking forward to you being part of Sangam’s emerging position in today’s literary tradition.



Send us your best unpublished creative non-fiction, poetry, or short fiction—irrespective of length, subject, or style—to

  • In your email subject line, list your genre of writing (creative nonfiction, essay, poetry, prose, review, and etc.).
  • Please attach your submission as a PDF to ensure your formatting remains intact.
  • In the body of your email, please write a brief third-person biography that includes any previous publications or relevant awards.
  • Finally, please inform us if your work is a simultaneous submission

We now read submissions throughout the year. We aim for our response time to be within six to nine months.

Regarding simultaneous submissions, we understand the acceptance time frame for many magazines and journals can involve delays. For these reasons, we support simultaneous submissions. When you send us your work, let us know if it is a simultaneous submission and please notify us at your earliest convenience when an aspect of your submission has been accepted elsewhere.

Currently, we do not print any works with referenced materials that require permissions, such as archival documents, artwork, or photography. We do, however, welcome works that reference such materials so long as writers do not display them in their manuscript.