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Please send only one story per submission. Manuscripts should be no longer than 8,000 words, double-spaced. Wait until you have received a response regarding your submission before submitting more work to SHR. Translations are welcome, if they include PDF scans of the original as well as written permission from the copyright holder (if applicable).

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We invite you to submit all forms of literary essays and sub-genres of creative nonfiction including memoirs, personal essays, lyric essays, flash, research-based essays, literary journalism, travelogues, and other literary nonfiction. Send only one essay per submission and wait until you have received a response regarding your submission before submitting more work to SHR. Manuscripts should be no longer than 8,000 words, doubled-spaced (including notes, if necessary).

We honor SHR's legacy by also considering scholarly essays. We seek essays that are directed to a general humanities audience (and avoid specialized jargon). Scholarly manuscripts should be prepared using the MLA Handbook. Translations are welcome, if they include PDF scans of the original and written permission from the copyright holder (if applicable).

Please submit a 150 to 300 word pitch, including the title of the work you would like to review, the book's author, and a short summary. Please include a bio in your cover letter. Wait until you have received a response regarding your submission before submitting more work to SHR.

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