Beach Reads: Adrift

A literary journal that celebrates short form writing. Fiction. Non-fiction. Memoir. Personal Essay. Creative Non-fiction. Poetry. And, because sometimes it is easier to show than tell, we are looking for black and white photography and art. If color is your medium, then we welcome submissions of art and photography for our cover. 

Each year, we have a different theme and this year, it's Adrift. But we want you to think beyond the basic. Play with time and space and character and voice and point of view. Make it intense. And salient. And lovely. Or go dark or soft or silly or over the top. But above all, make it your own, show and tell us who you are and reveal the theme in a way that only you can.

Now, some nuts and bolts:

  • We have submissions open for six weeks starting in September and we publish our print version in April.

  • We accept work of up to 900 words. We also accept up to three poems per submission. Simultaneous submissions are fine, but please let us know if your work is accepted elsewhere.

  • We charge a $3.00 submisison and review fee.  

  • If your work is selected for publication, you will receive payment of $25.00. If your photo or artwork is accepted for the cover, you will receive $50

  • Your work belongs to you at all times, we reserve only the right to publish it first.

  • All work submitted must be your own and not previously published, either in print or digitally.

Sounds good? We think so. Looking forward to hearing from you. 


Beach Reads Masthead

Editors              Production and Design
Amy Dechary         Jennifer Griffiths
Rina Palumbo        Ris Fleming-Allen
Cecile Sarruf 

Business Guru
Dennis Piszkiewicz

BOARD OF Directors

Amy Francis Dechary, president

Rina Palumbo, vice-president

Jennifer Griffiths, secretary 

Victoria Kertz, treasurer

Steve Fayne                                  Christine Fugate

Theresa Keegan 

Dennis Pizkiewicz

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