Yemassee, the literary journal of the University of South Carolina’s MFA creative writing program, is currently seeking submissions of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. We are a relatively small journal and are very interested in finding fresh, new voices to publish alongside those of established authors.

Yemassee was founded in 1993 and has published writing by James Dickey, Susan Ludvigson, Robert Coover, Virgil Suarez, William Price Fox, Kwame Dawes, Ron Rash, Nikky Finney, and many others, as well as interviews with writers such as Derek Walcott, Robert Olen Butler, Kazuo Ishiguro, George Singleton, Leah Stewart, Vona Groarke, Percival Everett and Li-Young Lee.

In addition to general submissions, which we read year round, we also accept submissions for our annual William Richey Short Story Contest and Pocataligo Poetry Contest.


2010 William Richey Short Fiction Contest Deadline Extended!

We have extended the deadline for our Short Fiction contest to Dec. 15! Visit the Fiction Contest section of our page for more information.

New Issue and Pocataligo Contest Winners

Stay tuned, Yemassee is stirring. There is a new issue on the horizon and the 2010 Pocataligo Poetry Contest winners will be announced shortly.