Submission Guidelines

The Hudson Review publishes fiction, poetry, essays, book reviews; criticism of literature, art, theatre, dance, film, and music; and articles on contemporary cultural developments.

We read unsolicited submissions. Prose manuscripts should be under 10,000 words; if you have a novel, please make an excerpt of a section that stands well by itself. Please do not submit more than seven poems at one time; again, it is very helpful to us if you make a selection of your best work. We do not publish work that has already been printed elsewhere or that is due to appear in book form in the near future. We do not consider simultaneous submissions, and we only accept electronic submissions for fiction. Poetry and nonfiction submissions should be sent by mail with a self-addressed stamped envelope. Please see submission schedule below.

If you are interested in writing reviews for our magazine, please note that we consider first submissions on-spec only.

Please allow up to six months for decisions on unsolicited manuscripts. Notification of decisions on manuscripts will be made only by postal mail; telephone and email inquiries cannot be answered. Manuscripts will not be returned, nor will inquiries be answered, unless accompanied by a stamped, self-addressed envelope. If you wish your work to be returned to you, be sure to include sufficient postage. No responsibility is assumed for their loss or injury.

Unsolicited manuscripts are read according to the following schedule:

Poetry: April 1 through June 30
Fiction: September 1 through November 30
Nonfiction: January 1 through March 31

Unsolicited manuscripts received at other times will be returned unread. Manuscripts submitted by subscribers who so identify themselves will be read throughout the year.

As noted on the masthead, the Editors are responsible for the entire contents of the magazine. The Hudson Review does not have special “Poetry,” “Fiction,” “Articles,” or “Book Review” editors.  Unsolicited manuscripts should be addressed to: The Editors, The Hudson Review, 33 West 67th Street, New York, NY 10023.

You may also submit your fiction to us via Submission Manager.

We do not specialize in publishing any particular “type” of writing; our sole criterion for accepting unsolicited work is literary quality. The best way for you to get an idea of the range of work we publish is to read a current issue. We regret that we cannot afford to send out free samples; we do request payment in advance.

Thank you for your interest in The Hudson Review.