Submission Guidelines

Submission Guidelines

The 2015 issue will be open for submissions on August 1, 2014 through November 1, 2014.  With a new editor this year, changes may be in the works, so check back closer to the submission dates.

The 2014 issue has been a great success–thanks to all the contributors worldwide.  Publication reception was held April 25, 2014.

2013 was our 30th anniversary issue!

Reading period for each issue is: August 1 to November 1
Publication: Late April

Genres accepted:

  • short stories and creative non-fiction (essays) up to 2,500 words (10 pages, double spaced) preferred.
  • poetry (up to 4 poems per submission).
  • black-and-white photographs and drawings. Photographers should submit photos on a CD, titled by their name, and format titled photos in .jpeg (at least 300 dpi, 6.25” x 9.25”).

What to send:

All submissions must include a cover letter with the writer’s email address and a SASE with sufficient postage for the return of manuscripts only. Acceptance and rejection notices will be sent by email. Sorry, we aren’t yet able to accept submissions through email.

Simultaneous submissions are acceptable.

Sample/ Back Issues:

Past sample issues are available for $6 (to cover printing and mailing costs), present issue is $7, and subscriptions are available for $13 for two years. Please send a request or an email to the address below.

Where to Send:

[Poetry/Fiction/Non-fiction/Artwork: please specify on the envelope]

Benjamin Nugent, Editor

Amoskeag: The Journal of SNHU

School of Arts and Sciences

Southern New Hampshire University

2500 North River Rd.

Manchester, NH 03106-1045


Payment for publication in Amoskeag is two contributor copies of the magazine.

Please email Benjamin Nugent with questions, but note that we are not able to accept submissions through email.

3 thoughts on “Submission Guidelines

  1. Hello,
    I am a freshman student at SNHU. I have some short stories, essays and poems, and want to share it with Amoskeag. My writings have been published in Afghan Women Writing’s Project too, can I still share my writings?

    Thank you,

    • Kamila–you have two ways to submit your material–through the SNHU student Writing Contests and through general submissions to the journal. Check the guidelines out in the Submissions area.

    • Hi Simon, I don’t read manuscripts at this time. I colmipe two Writers Pitch Books annually full of really great pitches from undiscovered writers. If the agents, editors or film producers like your concept, they will request your synopsis, chapters or full manuscript. I send the request to you and you handle it from there. Next Pitch Book goes out this September. I’ll have a PayPal page when I’m ready to begin accepting pitches for that Pitch Book. Congrats on your book and if you don’t find an agent before our deadline August 31, 2011, try a pitch.

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