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TSR: The Southampton Review



Dedicated to publishing fine fiction, non-fiction, plays, screenplays, poetry, literary cartoons, photography and art, The Southampton Review opens its pages to writers from across the globe whose work is compelling. Our pages are equally devoted to emerging and established writers and artists.

Back issues are also available for purchase.

TSR has two reading periods each year. We are open for submissions from September 1 to December 1 and from February 1 to April 1.

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TSR Short Short Fiction Contest Accepting Submissions Through October 1


TSR Winter Spring 2019 issue  

Vol. XIII No. 1 Winter/Spring 2019

Featuring the winners of the TSR Short, Short Fiction Prize: Tara Isabel Zambrano, Annie Raab and Karen Smyte. Plus poetry by Michelle Whittaker and Billy Collins, fiction by Cally Fiedorek and April Bernard, art, photography, cartoons and more!

TSR summer fall 2018 issue

Vol. XII No. 2 Summer/Fall 2018

Featuring the winners of the Frank McCourt Memoir Prize: April Sopkin and Laurel Dixon. Plus fiction by Tracy M. King-Sachez, nonfiction by Roger Rosenblatt, the poetry of Billy Collins and Kimiko Hahn, and much more!

tsr winter 2018 issue 

Vol. XII No. 1 Winter/Spring 2018

Featuring the winners of the Short, Short Fiction Contest: Will Finlayson, Elizabeth Stix, and Yoram Naslavsky. Plus poetry by Cornelius Eady, fiction by Saptarishi Bandopadhyay and much, much more!

tsr summer 2017

Vol. XI No. 2 Summer/Fall 2017

Featuring the winners of the Frank McCourt Memoir Prize: Suzy Vitello and Sarah Cadorette. The issue also includes fiction by Meg Wolitzer and Matthew Klam, nonfiction by Roger Rosenblatt and Kaylie Jones, and poetry from Billy Collins, Shelley Wong and Nancy Keating.

tsr winter 2017

Vol. XI No. 1 Winter/Spring 2017

Featuring poems by Afua Ansong and Jay Leeming; fiction by Anabel Graff and Jeordie; and nonfiction by Jessica Soffer and Martina Clark. This issue also includes the artwork of Julio Reyes, Gigi Mills, and Jonathan Smith, among others, and cartoons by Grant Snider and Michael Maslin. 

  tsr summer fall 2016

Vol. X, No. 2 Summer/Fall 2016

Featuring the winners of the Frank McCourt Memoir Prize: Spring, Miss Nelson’s Class by Scott Latta and Black Sugar by Elizabeth Robertson Laytin. This issue also includes a special section called "Food and Wine, plus the best in fiction, nonfiction, poetry and more!

tsr winter spring 2016

Vol. X, No. 1 Winter/Spring 2016

Featuring the winners of the Short, Short Fiction Contest, Cody Mullins, Christina Murphy and Tina Tocco. Plus tributes to E.L. Doctorow and James Salter, selections of poetry, fiction and memoir, and much more!

tsr summer 2015

Vol. IX, No. 2 Summer 2015 ($18.50)

Featuring poetry from Billy Collins and Ralph Sneeden; fiction from Roxana Robinson; the winner of the Roger Rosenblatt Comic Essay Prize, Gregory Golaszewski; advice from several writers on "How I Trick Myself into Getting to Work," and much, much more!


tsr spring 2015

Vol. IX, No. 1 Spring 2015

Featuring work by Billy Collins, Lily Beshore, Wallace Stevens, Holly Weinberg, John Stintzi , Lily White, Alice Mattison, Atul Gawande, Daniel Menaker, Roger Rosenblatt, Robert Faus, Ramona Reeves, Lou Ann Walker and many, many more!


tsr summer 2014

  Vol. VIII, No. 2 Summer 2014

Featuring work by Roger Rosenblatt, Fae Leslie, Claudia Reilly, Robert Kenny, Bret Anthony Johnston, Vanessa Cuti, Alice Mattison, Judith Hertog, Jennifer Brooke, Kerry Anderson, Adam Penna, Molly Lurie-Marino, Billy Collins and many, many more!


Vol. VIII, No. 1 Spring 2014

Featuring work by Cathy Zimmermann, Judy L. Mandel, Ricki Miller, John Erman, Edwidge Danticat, Lynn Gordon, Christopher Byrd, Mika Seifert, Kathryn Levy, Ben Jonson, Robert Pinsky, Carolyn Timbie, Billy Collins and many, many more!

tsr 2013

Vol. VII, No. 2 Summer 2013

Why Memoir Matters More Than Ever? Find out in this summer’s TSR! Featuring work by Susan Cheever, Billy Collins, Sven Birkerts, Dinah Lenney, Roz Chast, Jim Daniels, Arlene Alda, Ursula Hegi, John Morra, Sally Susman, Bob Morris, Robert Reeves, Roger Rosenblatt, Zachary Lazar, Richard Panek, Barry Blitt, Frederic Tuten, Maggie Scarf, Anita Desai, Joe Pintauro, Eric Fischl, Jules Feiffer, and many, many more!

tsr spring 2013

Vol. VII, No. 1 Spring 2013

Special issue honoring the late David Rakoff. Features writing by Roger Rosenblatt, Patricia Marx, Konstantin Soukhovetski, Meg Wolitzer, Billy Collins, Ruth Rakoff, Carrie Cooperider and Dinah Lenney. Artwork by Sadie J. Valeri, Jules Feiffer, Jim Gemake and Meryl Spiegel.


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Volume VI, No. 2 Summer 2012

Features writing by Billy Collins, Roger Rosenblatt, Ursula Hegi and Jen Senft, and artwork by Francine Fleischer and Diana Frank, among others. Includes a special Turkana Basin insert with photographs and writing from the January 2012 winter conference at the Turkana Basin Institute in Kenya.

READ MORE about the issue here.


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Volume VI, No. 1 Spring 2012

With artwork by Walter Bernard and Jules Feiffer, and poetry and prose from Robert Reeves, Roger Rosenblatt, Phebe Shih Chao, Rachel Pastan and Billy Collins.


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Volume V, No. 2, Summer 2011

In this issue we feature a rollicking tale of a 1911 flying ace and his derring-do. There is A. Robert Towbin's poignant short story, "A Business Trip to California," that is intriguingly evocative of William Trevor. There's a moving memoir by J. Patrick Redmond entitled "Margaret" that tells of his friendship with a most unlikely character, as well as a very brave short story by Mary Richie, "The Conductor," in which she explores the limits of traditional language and narrative form.

— Lou Ann Walker, Editor-in-Chief

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Volume V, No. 1, Spring 2011

As you page through this issue, you will encounter plenty of writers--and visual artists--stretching, bending, yoga-izing the boundaries. Take, for example, E.B. Sanders' ideas on procreation. Or Paton Miller's approach to figurative painting. Think about the extraordinary story Peter Hansen has to tell after a plate glass flew off a Manhattan balcony on a windy day and struck him in the head. Don't miss Magdalene Brandeis' tale of dealing with the medical establishment during her husband's liver transplant.

— Lou Ann Walker, Editor-in-Chief


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