Announcing the Winners of the 2015 Yemassee Writing Prizes!

  • Joshua Bennett, “In Defense of Damnation”
  • Emily Cole, “Asked If I Miss My Mother, I Say I Miss the House”
  • Aaron Coleman, “Bridge Named Chain of Rocks”
  • Alysia Harris, “Feast with Our Bodies on the Table,” “Salome Works the Pole at Onyx,” and “The Rosary I Have Made of Your Name Gives Me Indigestion”
  • Jennifer Key, “Winter Solstice”
  • Anna Scotti, “Tanager”
  • Mark Wagenaar, “Sweet Edge”
  • Renia White, “to intrude”

Issue 22.1 Contributor List



Yemassee is proud to announce our contributors for Issue 22.1, set to launch this April at AWP!


  • Matt Bell
  • Chelsie Bryant
  • John Jodzio
  • Mary Miller
  • Salvatore Pane 
  • Meg Pokrass
  • Amy Scharmann
  • Pete Stevens


  • Grace Bauer
  • Jenny Boully
  • Lauren Camp
  • Christina Cook
  • Caroline Crew
  • Chelsea Dingman
  • James Ellenberger
  • Mariela Griffon
  • LA Johnson
  • Rachel Mindell
  • Thorpe Moeckel
  • Dominick Parris
  • Dustin Pearson
  • Simon Perchik
  • Justin Runge
  • Caitlin Scarano
  • Maureen Thorson
  • Jeanann Verlee
  • Corrie White 
  • Ruth Williams


  • Chase Edwards
  • Matthew Gavin Frank
  • Elizabeth Horneber
  • Robert Rebein


2015 Yemassee Writing Prizes

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We’re excited to announce that submissions for our 2015 Yemassee Writing Prizes with $1750 in awards are now open!

We’ve made a few changes this year — we have added a non-fiction contest and all three of our contests (the William Richey Short Fiction Contest, the Pocataligo Poetry Contest, and the Inaugural Non-Fiction Contest) are open right now until January 15, 2015. All submissions will be considered for publication in the magazine. Additionally, entrants have the option of signing up for a one-year subscription at the amazingly low price of $2!

Details & submission guidelines available on our Submittable page.

 Yemassee Releases Issue 21.2!


Brand new Issue 21.2 (Spring/Summer 2014) is now available for purchase via Submittable.

Issue 21. 2 features:

  • Ross White’s winning poem from Yemassee‘s 2014 Pocataligo Poetry Prize, as well as poetry from the runners-up, Catherine Bresner and Lois Harrod;
  • Fiction from the runners-up in Yemassee‘s 2013 William Richey Short Fiction contest, Michael Cody and Barrett Warner;
  • New fiction from Michael Czyzniejewski and Katherine Zlabek;
  • New poetry from Caylin Capra-Thomas, Karen Craigo, Julie Henson, Dara Lyn-Shrager, and Rebecca Suzan Watts;
  • Essays from Kat Moore and Barbara March;
  • An interview with David Mitchell, author of, among other great works, the novel Cloud Atlas;
  • And beautiful artwork from our featured artist, Chambers Austelle!

Read a sample from the new issue:

“Memorare for the Ding Dong” by Michael Czyzniejewski