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The Petigru Review Taking Submissions for Fall 2024 Issue

The Petigru Review is taking submissions of original fiction, nonfiction, poetry and art from members of the SWCA and the public at large. Submissions from all genres are in full swing, and the 2024 issue of TPR is shaping up to be a beauty — but slots remain in all genres!

The reading period for all genres will close on Aug. 23.

The 2024 iteration of TPR will be a themed issue focusing on place and/or voice. Submissions need not be set in South Carolina, nor need they be written by South Carolina authors. However, preference will be given to pieces set in the Greater South (SC, NC, GA, FL, VA, AL, MS, LA, TX, OK, MO, AR, TN, KY, WV).

There will be a $3 fee, payable through Submittable, for each general submission.

Prose: Please submit only one piece of short fiction or nonfiction. Prose narratives must not exceed 5,000 words in length. All prose submissions should be double-spaced.

Files for all prose submissions must be uploaded to Submittable in either a .doc, .docx or .pdf format.

Poetry: Please submit no more than five poems. All poems must be submitted in a single file. 

Art: Please submit no more than five pieces. All art must be submitted in a single file and in a digital format.

For questions about submissions, email Drew Geyer, managing editor, at


Read the Spring 2023 issue of The Petigru Review

Welcome to The Petigru Review! We read submissions once per year starting in the spring.

We are an online-only journal, showcasing submissions from South Carolina and the world annually, usually in the fall.

The Petigru Review (TPR) is named for James Petigru, an atypical South Carolinian who publicly opposed secession in 1860 and fought for the rights of Black people.

As such, we are not your typical literary magazine. Our goal is to showcase good writing from South Carolina and the world, opening our doors and welcoming all to submit. We offer submission waivers, a very modest honoraria to all authors and artists, and we nominate for awards and share the work published on social media as part of our mission to be inclusive, relevant, and diverse.

We receive support and funding from the South Carolina Writers Association and various arts organizations, for which we are deeply grateful. SCWA membership is open to writers from around the world and offers events and critique groups for all. You can read about our connection here

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