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Connect your poems, stories, essays, and reviews to the right audiences by researching over eight hundred literary magazines in our database. Here, you’ll find editorial policies, submission guidelines, contact information—everything you need to direct your work to the publications most amenable to your vision.

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32 Poems

At 32 Poems our bias is for inventive language complicated by music, form, and feeling. As a rule we publish shorter work that can fit on a single page (32 lines or less), but we sometimes make exceptions to accommodate particularly exciting poems that run a little longer. Perhaps most importantly, our editors believe that a poem’s publication should not begin its disappearance, so we actively champion contributing poets by placing issues with other publications, nominating writers for recognition and prizes, and sharing their work outside the confines of the physical journal.

Poetry Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
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The 3288 Review

The 3288 Review specifically focuses on writers and artists from (or associated with) West Michigan. This doesn’t mean we don’t accept submissions from the world at large; we consider submissions from anyone, and from anywhere.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
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Autobiography/Memoir, Experimental, Feminist, Formal, Historical, Humor, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Prose Poetry, Regional, Translation
A&U Magazine

We encourage all topics related to HIV/AIDS, including international perspectives, personal accounts, historical perspectives, litarary criticism/reviews, and personal responses to HIV-related art or artists. We also welcome English translations of work that is unpublished or previously published in a language other than English. See our Submissions page for further information.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
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Autobiography/Memoir, Healing/Health, Literary Fiction, Political, Translation
ABZ

Good poems. We pay a small stipend on publication and send two copies. We do not accept electronic submissions (exceptions are made for overseas submissions and submissions from incarcerated persons).

Poetry No Yes May 1 - Jul 1
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AGNI

We see literature and the arts as part of a broad, ongoing cultural conversation that every society needs to remain vibrant and alive. We look for the honest voice, the idiosyncratic signature, experimental where necessary but not willfully so. Writing that grows from a vision, a perspective, and a passion will interest us, regardless of structure or approach.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Sep 1 - May 31
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Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry
American Poetry Review

Publishing a broad range of poetry, translations, criticism, reviews, interviews, and columns, The American Poetry Review is dedicated to reaching a worldwide audience with a diverse array of contemporary poetry and literary prose. APR also aims to expand the audience interested in poetry and literature, and to provide authors with a far-reaching forum in which to present their work.

Poetry Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
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Amethyst Arsenic

Amethyst Arsenic was founded in 2011 to publish the best poetry and art to the widest possible audience. We pay for accepted work and seek to nominate poems for awards. We are open to all forms of poetry from new and established voices. We have a goal to publish at least twice a year, as well as create opportunities for guest editors.

Poetry Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
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Antioch Review

The Antioch Review, founded in 1941, is one of the oldest, continuously publishing literary magazines in America, publishing fiction, essays, and poetry from both emerging as well as established authors. Our authors are consistently included in Best American anthologies & Pushcart.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
No Yes Sep 1 - May 31
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Narrative Nonfiction
apt

apt is a literary journal featuring challenging writing that combines the cerebral and the visceral. We publish an annual print issue focused on longform work, and our website is updated frequently with short fiction, poetry, and essays.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Mar 1 - Sep 15
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Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry
Arc Poetry Magazine

We feature poetry and poetry criticism from emerging and established writers to watch - in Canada and beyond. At Arc, we find the brave new voices; poetry that is woozy, cunning, shearing and wildlike, and prose that offers new perspectives on the verse you thought you knew.

Poetry Yes Yes Sep 1 - May 31
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Arcadia

An independent literary endeavor that's published eclectic art and literature from our home in Oklahoma since 2009, we seek out and put in print the best, regardless of its origin. The work might come from a hardscrabble poet hiding out down some county road in Oklahoma or an award-winning essayist with a mile-long list of degrees and accolades. Our mission is to showcase work from our home state and beyond, work that speaks to and moves the heart and the head, regardless of form, medium, or place of birth.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
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Arts & Letters

Arts & Letters is a literary magazine based at Georgia College. We’re open to both formal and experimental works, with the emphasis resting on craft. We look for work that compels us, above all. We nominate for the Pushcart Prize, Best New Poets, Best American Short Stories, Best American Essays, and Best American Nonrequired Reading.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Aug 1 - Jan 31
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Flash Fiction
The Axe Factory

The Axe Factory is a quarterly online literary journal that publishes contemporary poetry, prose, and visual art in any 2D medium. Each issue of "The Axe Factory" is curated like a gallery exhibition--drawing together pieces in various styles and media that complement and offset each other. We do not predetermine the "theme" but rather arrive at a collection over time. Each year the magazine chooses an artist to showcase; he/she will work with the editorial staff to create four covers for four issues.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
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Bacopa Literary Review

Bacopa is an annual international print journal published by the Writers Alliance of Gainesville. We respond to unusual perspectives, passionate voices, inventive and compelling work. Surprise us with your ingenuity.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Apr 1 - Jun 30
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Autobiography/Memoir, Experimental, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry
The Baltimore Review

The mission of The Baltimore Review is to showcase Baltimore as a literary hub of diverse writing and promote the work of emerging and established writers.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Aug 1 - Nov 30
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Beatdom

Founded in 2007, Beatdom is dedicated to the study of the Beat Generation. We publish one issue annually with a pre-designated topic. All submissions must related this topic to the Beat Generation.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
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Historical, Narrative Nonfiction
Beltway Poetry Quarterly

We strive to showcase the richness and diversity of authors from the greater Washington, DC area in every issue, with poets from different backgrounds, races, ethnicities, ages, and sexual orientations represented. We have included Pulitzer Prize winners and those who have never previously published.

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Regional
Bennington Review

Bennington Review is published twice a year in print form, Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter. We aim to stake out a distinctive space for innovative, intelligent, and moving fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, film writing, and cross-genre work. In the spirit of poet Dean Young’s dictum that poets should be “making birds, not birdcages,” we are particularly taken with writing that is simultaneously graceful and reckless.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Aug 15 - May 15
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Black Denim Lit

Black Denim Lit welcomes thoughtful writers, new and established. We are looking for fiction up to 7,500 words that has unique and lasting artistic merit. We may consider novelettes on a case by case basis. Why "Black Denim"...? In work clothes, black denim is a less pretentious than khaki and more understated than blue jeans. This typifies the tone of writing style that appeals to us: grounded, approachable and unassuming. Don't get us wrong--bring the grit, complexity, humor and strength. Our tastes consider that "lasting artistic merit" can emerge from almost anywhere.

Fiction Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
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Cross-genre, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction
Black Elephant

We invite poetry, fiction, essay, and other art forms by new, emerging, and established literary and visual artists. We appreciate anything that transcends expectation and re-imagines the forms we may be accustomed to. We wish to explore, through your contributions, the newly forged path and the shifted boundary.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
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Experimental, Humor, Prose Poetry
Black Warrior Review

Founded in 1974, Black Warrior Review publishes contemporary fiction, poetry, and nonfiction by award-winning writers alongside work by new and emerging voices. Each issue also features art, comics, and a poetry chapbook solicited by the editors.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Dec 1 - Mar 1
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Blue Monday Review

Note: Blue Monday Review is currently on a submissions hiatus. All categories are closed for the time being. Blue Monday Review is a quarterly literary magazine that publishes prose, poetry, and art that embodies the work of Kurt Vonnegut (you could say he's our spirit animal). We look for peculiar, off-center, and engaging work. Kurt Vonnegut was a man who knew how to craft great stories that celebrated truth and beauty while maintaining a sardonic wit that makes our hearts swell with bitterness and joy. If your work can stir up even a sliver of that feeling, we want to see it.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
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Cross-genre, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry
Blunderbuss Magazine

We are Blunderbuss Magazine, a web magazine of arts, culture, and politics, an ordnance of fire and improvisation. What ties together these essays, stories, poems, photographs, comics, and other bits of aesthetic shrapnel is a common attitude of visceral humanism. We aim for earnest noise. We want to splash in the mud of lived experience, to battle for a radical empathy, and to provide a megaphone to howling assertions of human subjectivity.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
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Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Historical, Humor, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Political, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Regional, Serialized Fiction, Translation
Body Parts Magazine

Body Parts Magazine is an online literary magazine of horror, erotica, speculative fiction and dark fantasy. Each themed issue honors Eros and Thanatos, the Greek gods of libido and mortido—life and death. We celebrate the vast and various expressions of dreams and darkness, our primitive desires and urges, and seek to encounter—and embrace—those shadowy monsters who dwell in the dimly lit corners of human experience. Our boundaries are few and far between. We also accept art, photography, short essays and interviews about topics and people relevant to our themes.

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
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Cross-genre, Erotica, Experimental, Flash Fiction, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Serialized Fiction
Border Crossing

Founded in 2011, Border Crossing is a literary and arts journal published by the Lake Superior State University Creative Writing Program. Uniquely situated on the border of the United States and Canada, we're committed to publishing the best work submitted by emerging and established writers on both sides of the border and abroad. We're especially interested in writing that crosses boundaries in genre or geography, and voices that aren't often heard in mainstream publications.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Sep 15 - Feb 1
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Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Formal, Graphic/Illustrated, Humor, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry, Translation
Bound Off: Literary Audio Magazine

Bound Off is an Iowa-based independent literary magazine. Our mission is to merge the oral tradition of storytelling with new technology to create a digital audio magazine.

Fiction Yes Yes Sep 1 - May 31
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Flash Fiction
Bourbon Penn

Bourbon Penn is a print and online magazine featuring stories of imagination and the odd.

Fiction Yes No Jan 1 - Dec 31
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Cross-genre, Experimental
Brain, Child

Through essays, poetry, fiction and feature stories our writers provide their unique perspectives on being mothers. We aim to be down-to-earth, literary, commonsensical, funny, poignant, honest, respectful, irreverent, relevant and intelligent. We like to cover traditional and not-so-traditional parenting subjects; our writers are willing to address the big questions. Each issue of Brain, Child is packed with personal essays, in-depth features, a debate, a parody, fiction, and words from you: our community, our readers.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
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Autobiography/Memoir, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry
Brick, A Literary Journal

Brick is an international literary magazine based in Toronto, Canada, and edited by Michael Redhill, Linda Spalding, Michael Helm, Rebecca Silver Slayter, Laurie D Graham, and Martha Sharpe. Published twice a year, the magazine is a beautifully produced keepsake filled with essays, interviews, memoirs, travelogues, belles lettres, and casual, idiosyncratic ephemera that can only be described as “Bricky.”

Creative Nonfiction Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
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Buffalo Almanack

Buffalo Almanack considers fiction of all styles and genres. We neither discriminate against the traditional nor the experimental, neither the “literary” nor the fantastic. Our interest in domestic micro-fiction is as great as our interest in space-travel novellas and we’ll always save a seat for the remarkable and unexpected.

Fiction Yes Yes Feb 1 - Dec 31
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Burnside Review

We publish poetry, one interview, two pieces of fiction, poetry reviews and artwork.

Poetry Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
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carte blanche

carte blanche is the online venue for narratives of all forms. Published three times annually, we accept unsolicited, previously unpublished works of poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, translation, comics, photography and audio submissions. We accept work from late November to March 1st.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Nov 1 - Mar 1
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Graphic/Illustrated, Translation
Carve Magazine

Carve seeks to publish outstanding literature, and to promote the writers we publish, helping both new, emerging, and established authors reach a wider literary audience. This is achieved through sharing their stories across a variety of publication mediums: online, print, e-readers, and more.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
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E-publication
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Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry
Catamaran Literary Reader

West Coast themes, writers and artists from everywhere.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
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Nature/Environmental
The Christian Science Monitor

Since 1908, The Home Forum has been a section of The Christian Science Monitor dedicated to nonfiction and poetry. The object of the Monitor is (in the words of its founder, Mary Baker Eddy) "to injure no man, but to bless all mankind." The Monitor is a balanced news-gathering operation with its own network of reporters; it is not a church organ. The Home Form section attempts to amuse, educate, inspire, delight, engage, comfort, enlighten. It's a conversation with a well-educated and compassionate friend. The section also hosts the Monitor's single, clearly labeled, religious article.

Poetry, Creative Nonfiction
Yes No Jan 1 - Dec 31
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Colorado Review

Colorado Review's only commitment is to the publication of serious poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. We do not publish genre fiction nor do we subscribe to a particular literary philosophy or school of poetry or fiction. We are determinedly eclectic and intend to stay that way. Note that we read nonfiction year-round.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Aug 1 - Apr 30
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Autobiography/Memoir, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction
The Common

The Common is a print and digital literary journal published biannually, in the fall and spring. Inspired by the role of the town common, a public gathering place for the display and exchange of ideas, The Common seeks to deepen our individual and collective sense of place through bold, engaging literature and art. Issues of The Common include short stories, essays, poems, and images that embody a strong sense of place.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Mar 1 - Jun 1
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Formal, Graphic/Illustrated, Historical, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Prose Poetry, Regional, Translation
concīs

concīs (aka concis) is an online and e-pub journal devoted to brevity: the concise (naturally), succinct, pithy, condensed, laconic, crisp, compressed and compendious. It’s simple in approach and simple in design…but not simple-minded. Genre—if you believe in such labels—is unimportant: poems, prose poems, flash fictions, micro-essays, reviews in miniature, sudden fictions, haiku, tanka, American Sentences, insights, epigrams, the unclassifiable…they’re all good.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
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Flash Fiction, Micro-poetry, Prose Poetry
Confrontation

Literary material of high quality in various forms and genres. We are eclectic.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
No Yes Aug 16 - Apr 15
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Conjunctions

Conjunctions publishes innovative contemporary fiction, poetry, drama, art, and essays by established and emerging writers in America and abroad, providing a forum for the now over 1000 contributors whose work challenges accepted forms and modes of expression and experiments with language and thought. Read dangerously!

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
No No Jan 1 - Dec 31
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Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry
Contrary

Contrary is a quarterly literary journal that publishes commentary, fiction, and poetry and especially specimens that defy those categories. Founded at the University of Chicago in 2003, it operates independently on the South Side of Chicago and publishes writers from throughout the world.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
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Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Prose Poetry
Cordite Poetry Review

Cordite Poetry Review is a quarterly Australian journal of poetry and its criticism. International authors are most welcome. Each issue is themed (broadly), so please be sure to look at our submissions page. Cordite Scholarly is a fully refereed section of the journal, dedicated to research.

Poetry Yes No Jan 1 - Dec 31
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Experimental, Flash Fiction, Formal, Graphic/Illustrated, LGBT, Micro-poetry, Nature/Environmental, Political, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Translation
Crazyhorse

Crazyhorse has been publishing the best established & emerging writers for over 50 years. General submissions accepted from Sept. 1 to May 31. For guidelines, visit our site. From Jan. 1 to Jan. 31, we hold the Crazyhorse Prizes. Make your entry online. The winning story, poem, & essay receive $2K & publication. From July 1 to July 31, we accept entries for Crazyshorts! our annual short-short fiction contest. Submit 1-3 short shorts of up to 500 words each online. Winner receives $1K & publication. 3 runners-up will be announced.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Sep 1 - May 31
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Cross-genre, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry, Translation
Creative Nonfiction

Creative Nonfiction draws heavily from unsolicited submissions. Our editors believe that providing a platform for emerging writers and helping them find readers is an essential role of literary magazines, and it’s been our privilege to work with many fine writers early in their careers. A typical issue of CNF contains at least one essay by a previously unpublished writer. We’re open to all types of creative nonfiction, from immersion reportage to personal essay to memoir.

Creative Nonfiction Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
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Autobiography/Memoir, Experimental, Graphic/Illustrated, Healing/Health, Historical, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Love, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Pop Culture, War
The Cresset

The Cresset, a journal of commentary on literature, the arts, and public affairs, explores ideas and trends in contemporary culture from a perspective grounded in the Lutheran tradition of scholarship, freedom, and faith while informed by the wisdom of the broader Christian community. We publish 4-6 poems per issue.

Poetry Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
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Religious/Spiritual
The Cupboard

We publish works of prose and prose collections between 5,000 and 10,000 words.

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Apr 1 - Jun 1
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Day One

Day One is looking for: · Original short fiction from debut and emerging writers (who have never before published a full-length novel or story collection). Up to 20,000 words · Poetry from emerging poets We offer competitive payment terms and there is no fee to submit.

Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
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december

Since 1958, december has been committed to distributing the work of emerging writers and artists and celebrating more seasoned voices through a semi-annual nonprofit literary magazine featuring fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and visual art.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes No Oct 1 - May 1
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Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Flash Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Translation
The Doctor T. J. Eckleburg Review

The Doctor T. J. Eckleburg Review is a literary and arts journal housed at The Johns Hopkins University, M.A. in Writing Program. Our aesthetic is eclectic, literary mainstream to experimental. We appreciate fusion aesthetics including magical realist, surrealist, metarealist and realist works with an offbeat spin. We value character-focused storytelling and language and welcome both edge and mainstream with punch aesthetics. We like humor that explores the gritty realities of world and human experiences.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
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Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Formal, Humor, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Translation
Eastern Iowa Review

Lyric essays. Some hybrid/experimental.

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Oct 1 - Mar 31
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Autobiography/Memoir, Experimental, Nature/Environmental
Ecotone: Reimagining Place

Each issue of Ecotone brings together the literary and scientific, the personal and biological, the urban and rural. Much of the writing we publish addresses the idea of place—overlapping habitats both real and aesthetic. We aim to bridge the gap between science and culture, to break out of the pen of the purely literary and wander freely among the disciplines.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Oct 1 - Apr 15
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Nature/Environmental
Electric Literature's Recommended Reading

Recommended Reading, a magazine by Electric Literature, publishes one story a week: a piece of original fiction, or a story chosen by today’s best authors or editors. Each issue includes a personal foreword by that week’s editor or partner. In this age of distraction, we’re uncovering writing that’s worth slowing down and spending some time with. And in doing so, we’re giving great writers, literary magazines, and independent presses the recognition (and readership) they deserve.

Fiction Yes Yes May 1
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Literary Fiction
Epiphany

Epiphany publishes fiction, nonfiction, poetry and visual media from both established and emerging writers and artists. We believe continuous study, practice, collaboration and careful editing all lead to good writing. Epiphany supports and honors the determination of writers and artists.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Dec 1 - Jun 1
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Graphic/Illustrated
Every Day Fiction

Every Day Fiction is an online magazine that specializes in bringing you fine fiction in bite-sized doses. Every day, we publish a new flash fiction story (1000 words or fewer), perfect for your coffee break, your commute, or whenever you have a few minutes for yourself.

Fiction Yes No Jan 1 - Dec 31
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Eye to the Telescope

Speculative poetry

Poetry Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
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Cross-genre
The Fiction Desk Anthology Series

The Fiction Desk publishes a range of short stories from new and emerging authors, with a focus on strong plots and characters. We're based in the UK, but we accept submissions from authors around the world.

Fiction Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
E-publication
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Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction
The Fiddlehead

The Fiddlehead, Atlantic Canada’s international literary journal, is open to good writing in English from all over the world, looking always for freshness and surprise. Our editors are always happy to see new unsolicited works in fiction and poetry and are dedicated to discovering and promoting new writers. The Fiddlehead represents the Atlantic Canada’s lively cultural and literary diversity; and places the best of new and established Canadian writing in an international context.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
No Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
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Literary Fiction
FIELD: Contemporary Poetry and Poetics

FIELD combines fresh viewpoints, editorial discrimination, and attention to the best work being produced in the U.S. and abroad, regardless of allegiance to schools or categories or reputations.

Poetry Yes No Aug 15 - May 31
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The First Line

The purpose of The First Line is to jump start the imagination-to help writers break through the block that is the blank page. Each issue contains short stories that stem from a common first line; it also provides a forum for discussing favorite first lines in literature. The First Line is an exercise in creativity for writers and a chance for readers to see how many different directions we can take when we start from the same place.

Poetry, Fiction
Yes No Jan 1 - Dec 31
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Five Points

We seek work that's original, imaginative, and informed by craft. Generally prose pieces usually run no longer than 7,500 words, and we invite poetry in both closed and open forms.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Sep 1 - Dec 1
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Flash Fiction
Fjords Review

Fjords publishes a number of styles, approaches, and voices.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
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E-publication
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Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Formal, Graphic/Illustrated, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Translation
Flight Journal

Flight Journal, the brainchild of Spread the Word’s Flight Associates scheme, is an online journal of bold, short fiction. Each year, three different editors come together to select content for the year’s publication. The publication is digital-only.

Fiction Yes Yes Oct 1 - Oct 31
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Commercial Fiction, Experimental, Flash Fiction
Flyleaf Journal

We strive to publish stories that are engaging and thought-provoking. We want to read stories that will linger in our minds long after we've put it down. We publish stories from both emerging writers and acclaimed authors.

Fiction Yes Yes Jan 1 - Jul 31
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The Forge Literary Magazine

The Forge Literary Magazine was founded by volunteers from the Fiction Forge, an international online writers’ forum, which counts amongst its members and alumni winners of numerous literary awards, including the Commonwealth Short Story Prize, the Bridport Prize, the Bristol Short Story Prize and the Pinch Literary Award in Fiction. Former members’ novels have been published by Bloomsbury, Chatto & Windus, Sceptre, Headline and Little, Brown. Our staff share editorial duties equally, we pay our contributors, and our taste is wide-ranging and eclectic.

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
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Found Press Quarterly

Found Press is a digital short-story publisher. Our titles are available for purchase through Kobo, Kindle, and our website. Every three months we release a handful of stories in Found Press Quarterly. Unlike traditional short-writing collections, FPQ features pieces that are produced, promoted, and—most notably—sold as stand-alone works. We strongly feel that short-story writers deserve as much recognition as authors of full-length books, and our unique publishing model gives us the freedom to help our authors reach as broad an audience as possible.

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
E-publication
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Foundry

Foundry publishes a range of styles and forms, from short lyric poems to prose poems and longer narratives. We are drawn to poems that feel as much as they think.

Poetry Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
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freeze frame fiction

freeze frame fiction is a quarterly flash fiction publication. The idea: any genre, no content restrictions—just good flash fiction. We pay authors semi-pro rates to publish online and in illustrated ebooks, with an annual print volume in the works. Pieces remain online for three months, and are then published in illustrated ebooks, released at the start of the next quarter. We also publish semi-annual themed volumes, with themes such as experimental-form flash fiction. We aim to represent both new and established authors.

Fiction Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
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Flash Fiction
From the Depths

Thank you for considering Haunted Waters Press. We are an independent publisher located in the shadows of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia along the banks of the Shenandoah River. We publish works from new, emerging, and established writers. Our focus is on the presentation and promotion of each accepted work. We offer multiple paths to publication including writing competitions, expedited decision, and our no fee submission period. We are interested in stories that entertain us, stories that captivate us, but most of all, stories that haunt us. We look forward to reading your work!

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Nov 1 - Sep 20
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Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Formal, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry
Fugue

Fugue is a journal of new literature edited by graduate students within the University of Idaho’s English and Creative Writing Programs. Fugue publishes fiction, nonfiction, poetry and experiment pieces. We look for writing that incorporates new ideas, themes, and structures. Fugue awards cash prizes and publication for prose and poetry in our annual spring contest. Past judges include Mark Doty, BH Fairchild, Jo Ann Beard, Ilya Kaminsky, Patricia Hampl, and Tony Hoagland.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Sep 1 - Apr 30
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Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Formal, Historical, Humor, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry
Geist

Geist is the Canadian magazine of ideas and culture—every issue brings together a sumptuous mix of fact + fiction, photography and comix, poetry, essays and reviews, and the weird and wonderful from the world of words. The Geist tone is intel­li­gent, plain-talking, inclu­sive and off­beat. At the heart of our enter­prise is the imag­i­nary coun­try that some of us inhabit from time to time, and which often has some­thing to do with Canada.

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The Georgia Review

THE GEORGIA REVIEW seeks memorable and distinctive poems, short stories, and essays, whether from Pulitzer Prize winners or previously unpublished writers. Thesis-oriented interdisciplinary essays are especially welcome. Occasional special features on topics or individual writers.

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Cross-genre
The Gettysburg Review

Our interests are varied and our tastes eclectic. Our base requirement is that submissions be ambitious, intelligent, and deftly crafted.

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No Yes Sep 1 - May 31
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Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Formal, Historical, Humor, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Regional, Translation
Glimmer Train Stories

We have a special focus on emerging writers, holding the Short Story Award for New Writers four times a year. In a recent Best American Short Stories, of the top "100 distinguished short stories," six appeared in Glimmer Train Stories, second only to the New Yorker. We are pleased to say that, of those six, two were those authors' first stories accepted for publication. Every year we pay writers over $50,000, nearly a third of that going to new writers.

Fiction Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
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Literary Fiction
The Golden Key

Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm chose “The Golden Key” to end their collection of fairy tales as a reminder that there is always more to come, an endless reserve of stories still yet untold. In the same spirit, The Golden Key seeks to publish poetry and fiction that is open to the strange and marvelous possibilities of the world around us. Each issue explores one of the wonderful things one might find upon opening the iron chest. Each celebrates the curiosity and enchantment of the Grimms’ tale with work that is odd, surprising, and unafraid to venture down the unknown path.

Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes Oct 17 - Dec 31
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Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Prose Poetry
Grain Magazine

Grain Magazine, a literary quarterly, publishes engaging, eclectic, and challenging writing and art by Canadian and international writers and artists. Published by the Saskatchewan Writers Guild, Grain has earned national and international recognition for its distinctive content.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
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Grist: A Journal of the Literary Arts

Grist: A Journal of the Literary Arts seeks high quality submissions from both emerging and established writers. We publish craft essays and interviews as well as fiction, nonfiction, and poetry—and we want to see the best work you have to offer, regardless of form, style, or subject matter. We prefer writing that is accessible, and experimental work that shows an awareness of what is being subverted and why. We value fiction and poetry that is aware of the history that has come before it.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jun 15 - Sep 15
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Autobiography/Memoir, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry, Translation
Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts

Gulf Coast publishes fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and critical art writing as well as reviews and interviews by both emerging and established writers. Each issue features two full-color art sections.

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Translation
Hanging Loose

Hanging Loose is celebrating 50 years of publishing new writers and older writers whose work deserves a larger audience. The first issue of Hanging Loose Magazine was published in 1966, and in 1968 it introduced a regular section devoted to work by talented high school writers.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
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Autobiography/Memoir
harlequin creature

harlequin creature is a journal sure to be unconventional in today’s overwhelmingly digital age, and, at the same time, very much in touch with a nostalgia for an earlier era, when the factories of pittsburgh and detroit were still bumpin’ and steel was in. with a circle of friends that spans from los angeles to ann arbor to new york, every single journal is hand typed on high quality paper. each copy is then hand bound, and a limited number include artwork by a featured artist.​

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Headmaster

Headmaster, the biannual art magazine for man-lovers, is published twice a year in an edition of 1,000. All work in Headmaster is assigned by the editors. While primarily a visual magazine, each issue of Headmaster features the work of 1-3 fiction and non-fiction writers. Headmaster publishes roughly five text-based pieces per year. Work published in the first six issues of Headmaster include erotica, film criticism, travel writing, literary fiction and memoir. The editors of Headmaster are open to other forms of writing as well, although poetry isn't really our thing. Sorry, poets.

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
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Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Erotica, Experimental, Flash Fiction, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction
The Hollins Critic

Published five times a year, The Hollins Critic has been a leading American literary journal since 1964. Each issue includes an essay on the work of a contemporary poet, fiction writer or dramatist. Issues also include an artist's cover portrait of the subject of the essay, poetry by poets.

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HOOT

HOOT is a magazine on postcards. We publish stand-alone, pieces of writing under 150 words, with art to match. The idea is that current, quality literature should be shareable, accessible, and that there is no reason why you can't read an excellent piece of literature in one sitting.

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Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Formal, Graphic/Illustrated, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry, Translation
Hunger Mountain

Hunger Mountain is both a print and online journal of the arts. We publish fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, visual art, young adult and children’s writing, and literary odds and ends. Our print issue comes out annually in the early spring, and our online content changes on a regular basis. Our mission is to cultivate engagement with and conversation about the arts by publishing high-quality, innovative literary and visual art by both established and emerging artists, and by offering opportunities for interactivity and discourse.

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Cross-genre, Feminist, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry, Translation
The Impressment Gang

The Impressment Gang seeks to publish stimulating and innovative work. We believe that great writing should be playful, deliberate, and deserves its own space.

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The Indianola Review

We want original, unpredictable fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. Our focus is on depth and quality. Open to any genre. We publish in print and pay our writers. 7,500 word max for prose.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
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Cross-genre, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction
Indiana Review

Indiana Review is a nonprofit literary magazine dedicated to showcasing the talents of emerging and established writers. Our mission is to offer the highest quality writing within a wide aesthetic.

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Inwood Indiana

All forms of literature under 5000 words. Themed items based on the website characters (see: InwoodIndiana.com) are given preference.

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The Iowa Review

We select most of our content from the several thousand unsolicited manuscripts that arrive each year from throughout the country and abroad. We take our mission to be nudging along American literature, to be local but not provincial, to be experimental but not without love for our literary traditions. Although you may find writers already familiar to you in most of our issues, you will surely find others who are not. Discovering a new and compelling writer, one we'd never heard of before but whose writing comes through to us--that still seems the magic of our work.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Sep 1 - Dec 1
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Journal of Compressed Creative Arts

Matter Press is a community-based, non-profit 501(c)(3) literary press that publishes an online literary journal (The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts), manages an annual short fiction and poetry chapbook contest, and supports a regular reading series. Matter Press offers internships to graduate MFA and Publishing students as submission readers, literary editors, and publication designers. Matter Press focuses on supporting emerging and established authors working with condensed forms of fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, and visual arts.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Apr 15 - Aug 30
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Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Prose Poetry
Kansas City Voices

We want to feel something when we encounter a piece. We want to be excited, surprised, thoughtful, and interested. We want to have a reaction. We want to share the best voices we find. Send us that one.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Dec 15 - Mar 15
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Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Humor, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry
Kweli Journal

Kweli celebrates cultural kinships and the role of the literary imagination. In our shared space, you will come to know the lived experience of people of color. Our memories are wrapped inside the music of the Muscogee, the blues songs of the South, the clipped patois of the Caribbean. In English and Spanish, Zulu and Tagalog, a useful past is lying down next to an ailing present. Listen. Grow. Lift. Kweli Journal is a quarterly literary publication.  We seek high quality literary work that is beautiful, sustaining, and profound.

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Autobiography/Memoir, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry
LAROLA

As of June 6th, 2016, in support of Palestine, LAROLA will not publish writers who identify as Israeli until the state of Israel treats the Palestinian people with dignity and grants them a state. Here's what we want: stories and poems and stuff. Pictures. Sound files. Non fiction. Weird and offensive shit. Polite banter. Stuff about LA. Doesn't have to be about LA, but that takes precedence. Shit, we don't even care if you've ever been to LA, although if you write 5,000 words about LA and you've never been here we would hope we'd be able to tell.

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The Lascaux Review

The Lascaux Review provides a showcase for emerging and established writers and artists. The Review conducts annual contests in flash fiction, short fiction, and poetry.

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Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Humor, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Political, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Translation
The Letters Page

The Letters Page literary journal is published by the University of Nottingham School of English, and edited by writer in residence, Professor Jon McGregor. We’re interested in exploring what letter writing means to people - and has meant since writing was invented - in their literary cultures and their personal lives. We’ll be publishing essays, memoir, fiction, travelogue, reportage, poetry, criticism, interviews… any creative form of writing, so long as it comes to us framed as a letter.

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Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Formal, Graphic/Illustrated, Healing/Health, Historical, Humor, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Love, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Political, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Regional, Religious/Spiritual, Serialized Fiction, Translation, War
Liminoid Magazine

Our mission is to publish unique fiction that's on the cusp: neither here nor there, unbound by convention or genre expectations.

Fiction Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
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Cross-genre, Experimental
LONTAR: The Journal of Southeast Asian Speculative Fiction

The editors of LONTAR are looking for quality literary writing with elements of the fantastic, which is in some way connected with the cultures, traditions, mythologies, folk religions, and/or daily life in Southeast Asia. While we are happy to look at works by writers outside of the region, we want to actively encourage Southeast Asian writers to submit their work.

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Cross-genre, Regional
Manoa: A Pacific Journal of International Writing

Each issue focuses on a different part of the Asia-Pacific region, including the Americas. From time to time, we also publish thematic issues, such as ENDURING WAR or ON FREEDOM. American authors and translators were published most recently in 2013.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
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Autobiography/Memoir, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Prose Poetry, Translation
The Masters Review

The Masters Review publishes new and emerging writers and is open to any writer who does not have a novel under contract. Stories are published online and in print. Our printed anthology goes out once a year and acts as a showcase of today’s best emerging writers. Every issue is selected by a guest judge and is open for submissions every Jan 1 – March 31. Last year’s volume was an INDIEFAB silver medal winner for best short story collection. New Voices category publishes work online, is open year round. Guest writers include Kate Bernheimer, Manuel Gonzales, and Ben Loory to name a few.

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Minerva Rising

Minerva Rising, an independent literary press, celebrates the creativity and wisdom in every woman by giving them space to tell their stories and to tell them well. We publish thought-provoking and insightful fiction, creative non-fiction, and poetry. We pride ourselves on building a supportive community of women, because we believe that when women come together, we flourish. We are committed to working with both established and emerging women writers to hone and develop their craft in the direction of growth – both personally and professionally.

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The Missouri Review

Since 1978, The Missouri Review has held a reputation for finding and publishing the very best writers first. We are based at the University of Missouri and publish four issues each year. Each issue contains new fiction, poetry and essays. We also run author interviews and found-text features where we print never before published works such as a short story by William Faulkner or one of Tennessee Williams' plays. Our annual contest is the Editors' Prize, which awards $5000 and publication in each category for a group of poems, a short story, and an essay.

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