2021 Chapbook Contests Winners Selected!

With special thanks to our judges Mira T. Lee & Dustin Pearson, Yemassee is happy to announce that the winners of our 2021 Chapbook Contests have been chosen. Thank you all for sending in such amazing work! It is a pleasure to read, as always. The winners of the chapbook contests are as follows:
FictionLynn Mundell, Let Our Bodies Be Returned to Us
PoetryStevie Subrizi, Alone and Naked inside of a Whale

Congratulations to both of our winners and you can learn more about their work by clicking the above links.

2021 print issue coming soon & Seasonal Spotlight is now live!

We are delighted to announce that Issue 27 of Yemassee will be released and available for purchase by July 1. This issue, which will feature our 2020 single contest winners, is the culmination of a year’s worth of hard work, and we are so grateful to our editors, readers, and staff for all of their efforts in this project. And special thanks of course go out to the contributors for their amazing words and for trusting Yemassee as a home for their work. We are excited to share these wonderful poems, stories, and essays with our readership!

Our first seasonal spotlight is now live. In it, we bring you the poetry of nicole v basta and nonfiction by Wendy Fontaine. We are so excited to share their work with you and continue to spotlight great works on our website. You can check out the Summer 2021 Spotlight here or through links at the bottom of the page.

Also, in case you missed it: Our 2020 Contest Winners!

Because of delays created by the coronavirus pandemic, we were unable to select winners for our 2020 contests until earlier this year. We thank each and every one of you for your patience and support throughout the process. In case you missed these announcements, you can still view the winners at the following links:
2020 Poetry Contest, 2020 Fiction Contest, 2020 Poetry Chapbook Contest, 2020 Fiction Chapbook Contest

all our best,
Melanie, Marcus, and Katarina
Senior Editors

26.2- the first official issue of the 2019-2020 year- is now available for purchase!

Seasonal Spotlight

Summer 2021

“Fire Dancer”

“Fire Dancer” by Wendy Fontaine             I walk along dusty streets at the base of the Verdugo Mountains just north of Los Angeles, my gaze fixed upon the jagged horizon, Read more…

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