2021 Chapbook Contests Now Open!

Submissions are now open for our 2021 chapbook contests, in poetry and fiction. We will accept submissions until April 15th. Please view the Submittable links below for guidelines and to enter:
CLICK HERE to submit fiction!
CLICK HERE to submit poetry!

2021 print issue & Seasonal Spotlight coming soon!

We are currently in the process of accepting submissions for this year’s print issue and the upcoming seasonal spotlights. Thank you for all of your wonderful submissions and for patience as we complete this process.

2020 Contest winners have officially been selected.

Last year, all of our lives were upended by the coronavirus pandemic. We thank each and every one of you for your patience, support, & encouragement as we attempted to navigate the changes, while continuing to bring you the Yemassee content you have grown to expect and love. After recoordinating with readers and judges, we are happy to announce that all of our 2020 contests have been finalized. You can check out the announcements at the following links:
2020 Poetry Contest, 2020 Fiction Contest, 2020 Poetry Chapbook Contest, 2020 Fiction Chapbook Contest

As we transition from a monthly online spotlight to a seasonal one,
we invite you to check out some of our most recent spotlight pages: November, October, September

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!



“The Worst”

“The Worst” by Shala Erlich I thought the worst was over. Surgery, chemo, hormonal treatment, which they don’t tell you is actually hormone-blocking treatment. So then: hot flashes, crappy sleep, looking for clothes that disguise Read more…

“American Sycamore”

“American Sycamore” by Lisbeth White did they forgetthe vibrationof our throatshummingin the shade? did they not delightin my sister’sclimbing habits,nor stretch their limbsto lift her? didn’t theyhear uswhispering secretinto peeling trunk,breath passedinto the whitebark beneath? Read more…

“True Story”

“True Story” by Anthony Warnke “My ego keeps banging the angry gong” – Arthur Rimbaud The #MeToo movement sweeps through the academy, then through American Buddhism, and back. Chairmen of the Reason Industry wear the Read more…

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