The Match Factory accepts all submissions online. Simply use the contact form on this page.


Fiction: A short story or novel excerpt up to 4,000 words. Anything longer than 4,000 words may not be considered.

Poetry:  No more than five poems in a single document. The poems can be any length (unless you are Pushkin reborn typing a sequel to Eugene Onegin).

Nonfiction: Critical essays, personal essays, memoirs, interviews, book/music/film criticism up to 3,000 words.

Drama: Play excerpts up to fifteen pages—one-acts may be submitted.

Art: Photography, illustration, cartoons, paintings, short films, & and multimedia projects can be submitted.

Submission Format: Please write your name and address on the title page of your submission, and include a brief letter/bio.

Reading Period: The Match Factory will produce two issues per year. The next reading period will be from September 15th—December 18th. NOTE: THIS ISSUE WE ARE LOOKING FOR PANDEMIC AND ELECTION RELATED MATERIALS IN PARTICULAR, SO PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR BEST AND MOST OUTLANDISH WORK!

Restrictions: We do not accept previously published work. If you are sending us a simultaneous submission, please let us know. Please allow a one-to-two weeks response time concerning your submission.

Arts Release Form: Before we can publish your work, you must sign and return an Arts Release Form, which is part of SVA policy. You can email this form to This in no way means that you will lose any rights to your work—you retain ownership to your material from the outset. This is merely to give SVA and any of its publications the right to reproduce your original content.

Any further questions you can contact Edwin Rivera at

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