Welcome to the third issue of Waccamaw, an online literary journal published at Coastal Carolina University.
Our third issue was launched April 23rd, 2009: the mythical anniversary of William Shakespeare’s birth (and the more certain anniversary of his death). For this issue, we began accepting unsolicited submissions for the first time in January 2009. In a six-week period, we received 250 submissions from writers around the world. We were humbled by the sheer number of authors wishing to see their work published in Waccamaw, and we were honored to recognize among those submitting many poets and writers whose work we have read with admiration for years. Selecting the works we are now presenting in this third issue was a daunting, exhausting, and ultimately deeply rewarding task. We thank all the authors who submitted their work for consideration.
Our next period for accepting unsolicited submissions runs July 15 through August 31. Interested authors should consult our submission guidelines. Please note that we only accept submissions online.
Thank you for your interest in our journal. We hope you will enjoy this issue and once again find the literary work we’re presenting to be as essential and mysterious as the water of the Waccamaw River that has flowed through Conway, South Carolina, home of Coastal Carolina University, since long before the area bore any of those names. Welcome, once again, to Waccamaw.