Publisher: English Dept., Binghamton University
Frequency: Twice per year
Accepts Email Submissions: No
Website URL: http://harpurpalate.binghamton.edu/
Description: Our interests are publishing literary material in a wide variety of genres that may have difficulty finding venues, such as (but not limited to) magical realism, metafiction, form poetry, etc.
Editor(s): Davis Schneiderman, Fiction Editor; Kurt Cline, Poetry Editor
Masthead URL: Click here for the masthead webpage.
Guidelines URL: Click here for writer's guidelines information.
Address: English Department
Binghamton University, PO Box 6000
Vestal, NY 13902
Rights: We buy First North American Serial Rights and one-time electronic rights if we choose to post the piece on our website as well as in the journal.
Needs: We believe writers should explore different genres to tell their stories. Harpur Palate accepts pieces regardless of genre, as long as the works pay attention to craft, structure, language, and the story well told.
Fiction: contemporary/mainstream, ethnic/multicultural, experimental, fantasy, humor/satire, literary, magical realism, metafiction, mystery/suspense, science fiction, and slipstream (genre blending). No solipsistic or self-centered/pretentious fiction, erotica, pornography, excessive profanity, or shock value for shock value's sake.
Poetry: blank verse, experimental, free verse, haiku, lyrical, narrative, prose poems, sonnets, tanka, villanelles. No light verse.
Length: Fiction: 250-8000 words
Poetry: Send 3-5 poems; No poems longer than 10 pages
Payment: 2 contributor's copies per author.
How to Submit: Fiction: Contact Davis Schneiderman, Fiction Editor
Poetry: Contact Kurt Cline, Poetry Editor
Deadline for the spring issue is March 15; deadline for the fall issue is October 15. Please include an SASE for response. If you would like your manuscript returned, please supply the proper postage. If not, please let us know if the manuscript is disposable.
Send your submissions to the appropriate editor at:
PO Box 6000
Vestal, NY 13902-6000
We look forward to reading your work.
Response Time: RT is two months. The editorial boards choose manuscripts during final selection meetings. If we would like to hold your manuscript for final selection, we will inform you.
Tips for Writers: Send a clean, professional manuscript and a brief cover letter with bio.
Sample Copies/Subscription Information: Sample copies are available for $7.50. Subscriptions are $19.00 for three issues.