Salamander

Salamander Salamander, Inc., is a nonprofit literary organization that publishes a biannual magazine of poetry, fiction, memoir, and works in translation.
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It was founded by Jennifer Barber in 1992 with the aim of publishing a generation of writers reaching artistic maturity and deserving of a wider audience alongside new work by established writers. In addition to the magazine, Salamander, Inc. sponsors events and readings in the Boston area and in New York. Salamander became affiliated with Suffolk University in the fall of 2005. Its annual fiction

contest began in 2010. Salamander has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Council for Literary Magazines and Presses, Bradford College, and the Brookline Council on the Arts and Humanities.

Thrilled to announce the winners and finalists of our 2023 fiction contest, judged by Kirstin Valdez Quade. The winning ...
09/08/2023

Thrilled to announce the winners and finalists of our 2023 fiction contest, judged by Kirstin Valdez Quade. The winning stories will be published in the Fall/Winter issue. Congratulations to Nina Sudhakar and A.J. Rodriguez, and thanks to all the writers who submitted their work!

Please join us tonight for a virtual reading celebrating Issue  #56! Advance registration is required: tinyurl.com/5y7k2...
07/20/2023

Please join us tonight for a virtual reading celebrating Issue #56! Advance registration is required: tinyurl.com/5y7k2b95. Hope to see you there!

If you're enjoying our new issue (check it out at salamandermag.org!) come celebrate with us at a virtual event on Thurs.,7/20, at 6PM, with readings by Brent Ameneyro, Milica Mijatovic, and Joseph Dante. You must register in advance to attend! https://tinyurl.com/5y7k2b95

If you're enjoying our new issue (check it out at salamandermag.org!) come celebrate with us at a virtual event on Thurs...
07/06/2023

If you're enjoying our new issue (check it out at salamandermag.org!) come celebrate with us at a virtual event on Thurs.,7/20, at 6PM, with readings by Brent Ameneyro, Milica Mijatovic, and Joseph Dante. You must register in advance to attend! https://tinyurl.com/5y7k2b95

Today is the last day to submit to Salamander’s annual fiction prize! Get your stories in by midnight PT.
06/01/2023

Today is the last day to submit to Salamander’s annual fiction prize! Get your stories in by midnight PT.

Literary magazine Salamander is open to entries of unpublished short stories for its 2023 Fiction Prize. Learn more at NewPages.com.

There's one week remaining to submit your work to our annual fiction contest! Past winners have been republished in the ...
05/25/2023

There's one week remaining to submit your work to our annual fiction contest! Past winners have been republished in the O.Henry Prize Anthology and the Best American Short Stories. More information at salamandermag.org/contests.

Contributor Olivia Wolfgang-Smith's brilliant novel GLASSWORKS is out today from Bloomsbury. An utterly unique story tol...
05/16/2023

Contributor Olivia Wolfgang-Smith's brilliant novel GLASSWORKS is out today from Bloomsbury. An utterly unique story told with Olivia's enchanting prose... this is one to share with family and friends. Grab a copy and hear her read at Harvard Book Store this Friday at 7!

In her debut novel, “Glassworks,” Olivia Wolfgang-Smith follows multiple generations of a family over the course of a century, as they struggle to discover and define themselves.

Thrilled to announce that the judge of this year's Fiction Prize will be Kirstin Valdez Quade, author of Night at the Fi...
03/27/2023

Thrilled to announce that the judge of this year's Fiction Prize will be Kirstin Valdez Quade, author of Night at the Fiestas and The Five Wounds. Submissions will open on May 1! More info and past winners are at salamandermag.org/contests.

We hope you'll join us Thursday, 3/23, at 6PM ET for a virtual reading celebrating our new issue! Featuring contributors...
03/16/2023

We hope you'll join us Thursday, 3/23, at 6PM ET for a virtual reading celebrating our new issue! Featuring contributors Quinn Rennerfeldt, Maria S. Picone, and Evelyn Maguire.
Free and open to the public - ASL interpretation will be present.
Advance registration required: https://tinyurl.com/24d7cntt

Cold weather reading companions coming your way! Issue 55 is here and it is beautiful 😍Read samples of the issue or purc...
02/04/2023

Cold weather reading companions coming your way! Issue 55 is here and it is beautiful 😍

Read samples of the issue or purchase a subscription or single copy at salamandermag.org.

Excited, as always, to announce our Pushcart Prize nominees. Thank you to all of our contributors for making this such a...
11/21/2022

Excited, as always, to announce our Pushcart Prize nominees. Thank you to all of our contributors for making this such a tough decision!

Founding Editor Jennifer Barber and Contributor Lloyd Schwartz will be reading at the Suffolk University Poetry Center t...
11/16/2022

Founding Editor Jennifer Barber and Contributor Lloyd Schwartz will be reading at the Suffolk University Poetry Center tomorrow, 11/17. Hope to see you there at 7PM!

So cool to see Michael O'Brien's excellent story "Getting the Lead Out" (from Issue 51) receiving some well-deserved rec...
11/02/2022

So cool to see Michael O'Brien's excellent story "Getting the Lead Out" (from Issue 51) receiving some well-deserved recognition as a Notable Story in the Best American Short Stories.
Making it public for a limited time - please enjoy!
https://salamandermag.org/getting-the-lead-out/

Salamander at the Boston Book Festival:Visit us at the Copley Street Fair from 10-5: we'll be offering deals on subscrip...
10/28/2022

Salamander at the Boston Book Festival:
Visit us at the Copley Street Fair from 10-5: we'll be offering deals on subscriptions and single issues!

You can also find our poetry co-editors reading their work:
Quintin Collins at the Goethe Institute from 2:45-3:30
Anna V. Q. Ross at the Boston Public Library from 3:45-4:45

09/29/2022

Please join us next Thursday, 9/29, at 6PM to celebrate our Issue 54 with a virtual reading featuring Ahimsa Timoteo Bodran, Julialicia Case, and Mag Gabbert!

Advance registration is required: tinyurl.com/5e85eamw

09/24/2022

https://bestnewpoets.org/finalists.php

Congratulations to all the poets on this list - and especially exciting to see two poems published in Salamander on this list. Congrats to Sara Elkamel ("In This Town We Rescue Cats" - Issue 53) and Alixen Pham ("The Burden of Translation" - Issue 52)!

Thrilled to announce the winners and finalists of the 2022 Fiction Contest, chosen by judge Jamie Quatro. The winning st...
08/16/2022

Thrilled to announce the winners and finalists of the 2022 Fiction Contest, chosen by judge Jamie Quatro. The winning stories will be published in the upcoming Fall/Winter issue of Salamander.

Congratulations to the winners and finalists, and thank you to all the talented writers who submitted their work!

This is the last weekend to submit your work to the 2022 Fiction Contest, judged by Jamie Quatro.First place winner rece...
05/27/2022

This is the last weekend to submit your work to the 2022 Fiction Contest, judged by Jamie Quatro.
First place winner receives $1000 and publication; second place winners receives $500 and publication.
$15 entry fee includes a one-year subscription.
Submissions close Wednesday, June 1!
More information at salamandermag.org/contests.

Fiction writers, our annual Fiction Prize is OPEN for submissions! First Prize: $1000 and publicationSecond Prize: $500 ...
05/02/2022

Fiction writers, our annual Fiction Prize is OPEN for submissions!
First Prize: $1000 and publication
Second Prize: $500 and publication
Judged by Jamie Quatro.

More information at: salamandermag.org/contests

Salamander's regular submissions period closes in one week, on April 1. Our fiction contest will open for submissions on...
03/25/2022

Salamander's regular submissions period closes in one week, on April 1.
Our fiction contest will open for submissions on May 1, and we're thrilled to announce that our 2022 judge will be Jamie Quatro! Find more information here: https://salamandermag.org/contests/

Happy to announce Salamander’s 2021 Pushcart nominees. Thank you to all of our contributors for your stellar work this y...
11/15/2021

Happy to announce Salamander’s 2021 Pushcart nominees. Thank you to all of our contributors for your stellar work this year!

Our open submission period begins today! We are very proud to be a paying market, and to offer free simultaneous submiss...
10/01/2021

Our open submission period begins today! We are very proud to be a paying market, and to offer free simultaneous submissions to all. We just ask that you read and follow our (not complicated!) guidelines: https://salamandermag.org/how-to-submit/

Looking forward to reading your work!

A magazine for poetry, fiction, & memoirs

The finalists of the 2021 Fiction Contest: an extremely strong group of stories. Thank you to all the entrants, readers,...
08/19/2021

The finalists of the 2021 Fiction Contest: an extremely strong group of stories. Thank you to all the entrants, readers, and to our judge, Yiyun Li!

We're very excited to announce the winners of our 2021 Fiction Contest, chosen by Yiyun Li! First Prize: "Lucky, Lucky, ...
08/19/2021

We're very excited to announce the winners of our 2021 Fiction Contest, chosen by Yiyun Li!
First Prize: "Lucky, Lucky, Lucky," by Nicole Simonsen
Second Prize: "Panzanalia" by Justina Elias

Both stories will be published in our Fall/Winter 2021-2022 issue, due out in December.

Our ray of summer sunshine arrived today: Issue 52 is here! Look for this beauty in your mailbox in the coming week, and...
06/23/2021

Our ray of summer sunshine arrived today: Issue 52 is here! Look for this beauty in your mailbox in the coming week, and if you'd like to purchase a copy or browse the contents, you can do so here: https://salamandermag.org/portfolio/issue-52/

Today is the last day to enter our annual Fiction Contest, judged this year by Yiyun Li. Submit by 12AM PDT: salamanderm...
06/01/2021

Today is the last day to enter our annual Fiction Contest, judged this year by Yiyun Li.
Submit by 12AM PDT: salamandermag.org/contests

Salamander No. 52 is off to the printer! Here's a sneak peek of our incredible contributor list: we're so excited for th...
05/28/2021

Salamander No. 52 is off to the printer! Here's a sneak peek of our incredible contributor list: we're so excited for these voices to be shared with all of you!

05/22/2021

Literary magazine Salamander is accepting submissions of short stories for its 2021 Fiction Contest judged by Yiyun Li.

Salamander is proud to sponsor the Mass Poetry Festival, returning virtually this week! Join us for poetry readings, wor...
05/10/2021

Salamander is proud to sponsor the Mass Poetry Festival, returning virtually this week! Join us for poetry readings, workshops, panels, and more this May 13-16. Register and learn more here: https://festival.masspoetry.org/

Our 2021 Fiction Contest, judged by Yiyun Li, will open for submissions TOMORROW (12AM EST, for the real go-getters). Pa...
04/30/2021

Our 2021 Fiction Contest, judged by Yiyun Li, will open for submissions TOMORROW (12AM EST, for the real go-getters). Past winners have been anthologized in the Best American Short Stories and the O.Henry Prize Stories anthology, among others.

Info here: http://salamandermag.org/contests

Very excited to share that the judge of our 2021 Fiction Contest will be the inimitable Yiyun Li! Submissions will be op...
04/14/2021

Very excited to share that the judge of our 2021 Fiction Contest will be the inimitable Yiyun Li! Submissions will be open from May 1 - June 1. More information, including a downloadable guidelines PDF, can be found at salamandermag.org/contests.

TONIGHT! Join the Suffolk University English Department in welcoming Alex Marzano-Lesnevich for a reading and Q&A: free ...
04/08/2021

TONIGHT! Join the Suffolk University English Department
in welcoming Alex Marzano-Lesnevich for a reading and Q&A: free and open to the public, Zoom ID below.

IN ONE WEEK: Join the Suffolk University English Department (among other departments!) for a Zoom reading and Q&A with Alex Marzano-Lesnevich, author of The Fact of a Body, at 6PM EDT on 4/8. Free and open to the public! Zoom ID below.

IN ONE WEEK: Join the Suffolk University English Department (among other departments!) for a Zoom reading and Q&A with A...
04/01/2021

IN ONE WEEK: Join the Suffolk University English Department (among other departments!) for a Zoom reading and Q&A with Alex Marzano-Lesnevich, author of The Fact of a Body, at 6PM EDT on 4/8. Free and open to the public! Zoom ID below.

❗️Submissions Alert❗️Poets & Prose Writers: our regular submission period will close Thursday, April 1, at noon EDT.Guid...
03/30/2021

❗️Submissions Alert❗️

Poets & Prose Writers: our regular submission period will close Thursday, April 1, at noon EDT.
Guidelines here: https://bit.ly/31tXI2k

Fiction Writers: we'll be announcing our 2021 Fiction Contest judge next week, and contest submissions will open 5/1!

A magazine for poetry, fiction, & memoirs

TOMORROW! Join us for our virtual reading and issue launch, featuring Jinwoo Chong, Natalie Shapero, and B.M. Owens. Reg...
03/25/2021

TOMORROW! Join us for our virtual reading and issue launch, featuring Jinwoo Chong, Natalie Shapero, and B.M. Owens. Register now: advance registration is required.

Join us on Zoom next Friday, 3/26, from 6-7 EST for a virtual reading celebrating our new issue! With Jinwoo Chong, Natalie Shapero, and B.M. Owens.

Advance registration required: https://bit.ly/3cl939X

Join us on Zoom next Friday, 3/26, from 6-7 EST for a virtual reading celebrating our new issue! With Jinwoo Chong, Nata...
03/16/2021

Join us on Zoom next Friday, 3/26, from 6-7 EST for a virtual reading celebrating our new issue! With Jinwoo Chong, Natalie Shapero, and B.M. Owens.

Advance registration required: https://bit.ly/3cl939X

We're packing up our virtual booth and can't lug all these books home. Subscribe today at our   rate:$13 for one year ht...
03/06/2021

We're packing up our virtual booth and can't lug all these books home. Subscribe today at our rate:
$13 for one year https://bit.ly/30g1LyE or
$25 for two years https://bit.ly/38iaS6l
and we'll start you off with our current issue for free, and some fabulous mystery swag!

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Salamander's regular submissions period closes in one week, on April 1.
Our fiction contest will open for submissions on May 1, and we're thrilled to announce that our 2022 judge will be Jamie Quatro! Find more information here: https://salamandermag.org/contests/
Salamander #53 is here at last, and on its way to subscribers and contributors!
Buy an issue here: https://tinyurl.com/yfu8ccas
And preview the issue here: http://salamandermag.org
Happy to announce Salamander’s 2021 Pushcart nominees. Thank you to all of our contributors for your stellar work this year!
Our open submission period begins today! We are very proud to be a paying market, and to offer free simultaneous submissions to all. We just ask that you read and follow our (not complicated!) guidelines: https://salamandermag.org/how-to-submit/

Looking forward to reading your work!
The finalists of the 2021 Fiction Contest: an extremely strong group of stories. Thank you to all the entrants, readers, and to our judge, Yiyun Li!
We're very excited to announce the winners of our 2021 Fiction Contest, chosen by Yiyun Li!
First Prize: "Lucky, Lucky, Lucky," by Nicole Simonsen
Second Prize: "Panzanalia" by Justina Elias

Both stories will be published in our Fall/Winter 2021-2022 issue, due out in December.
Our ray of summer sunshine arrived today: Issue 52 is here! Look for this beauty in your mailbox in the coming week, and if you'd like to purchase a copy or browse the contents, you can do so here: https://salamandermag.org/portfolio/issue-52/
Today is the last day to enter our annual Fiction Contest, judged this year by Yiyun Li.
Submit by 12AM PDT: salamandermag.org/contests
Salamander No. 52 is off to the printer! Here's a sneak peek of our incredible contributor list: we're so excited for these voices to be shared with all of you!