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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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1966

1966 is a literary magazine that celebrates research-driven creative nonfiction — prose that turns information into story and facts into art. We are published with the support of Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas and its English Department.

Creative Nonfiction Yes Yes Aug 1 - May 1
Web
E-publication
No payment
Autobiography/Memoir, Graphic/Illustrated, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental
3Elements Review

WHO WE ARE: 3Elements Literary Review has a presence in Chicago, IL, as well as Des Moines, IA. We publish fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, and photography. Each issue begins with the posting of three elements, and ends with a journal filled with the imaginative ways in which each writer and artist transformed those elements. We exist to inspire creativity. We want contributors to our journal to have fun seeing each element through a different lens. We, as well as our readers, thoroughly enjoy the journey on which each piece takes us, as no one story or poem is ever the same.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
No payment
5x5 Literary Magazine

5×5, which borrows its title from the concept of clear radio transmission, is an online literary magazine that aims to publish both established and emerging writers of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction that is of no more than 500 words in length. Photography is also accepted.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
95Notes_Image.jpg95Notes

95Notes is a platform designed to showcase quality creative writing and artwork. 95Notes is an independent literary magazine started by Chicago State University writers to represent creative writers within their literary community. All creative minds are encouraged to submit their work to 95Notes@Gmail.com.

Poetry, Creative Nonfiction, Fiction
Yes No Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Print
No payment
aaduna

To identify new and emerging writers and visual artists who have a particular focus on re-defining the landscape of their artform. Artists of color and those others who are traditionally underrepresented in the field are especially encouraged to submit work. aaduna seeks creative visionaries who find refuge within the complexities and ironies of the written word.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
E-publication
Audio
Video
No payment
Cross-genre
The Acentos Review

The Acentos Review publishes poetry, fiction, memoir, interviews, translations and artwork by emerging and established Latin@ writers four times a year. We welcome submissions in English, Spanish, Spanglish, Portuguese, and indigenous languages. Reviews, interviews and translations are the only areas in which we publish those who do not identify as Latin@ themselves.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental
Adelaide Literary Magazine

We seek to publish outstanding literary fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, and to promote the writers we publish, helping authors reach a wider literary audience.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes No Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Print
No payment
Translation
The After Happy Hour Review

The After Happy Hour Review is not limited to any particular genre and encourages poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, and visual art. Our headquarters are based in Pittsburgh, but the journal is not exclusive to Pittsburgh-based contributors. Our editors come from varying backgrounds with their own inclinations, tastes, and preferences. We encourage all who are able to attend a workshop or reading to get a sense of the journal’s aesthetic, and read the journal before you submit.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jun 16 - May 19
Web
E-publication
No payment
Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Prose Poetry
Airplane Reading

Airplane Reading is a site that features nonfiction writing about air travel. Beyond throwaway entertainment or mere distraction, we see airplane reading as a kind of storytelling that can animate, reflect on, and rejuvenate the experience of flight. We welcome nonfiction submissions (up to 1000 words) that are related to air travel. These might include personal stories, anecdotes, observations, recollections, speculations, insights, etc. A collection of the editors' favorite essays, Airplane Reading, is forthcoming from Zero Books in 2016.

Creative Nonfiction Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
Autobiography/Memoir
Albion Review

The Albion Review is a national literary journal based out of Albion College in Michigan. Published annually since 2004, The Review features works of short fiction, poetry, essays, and visual art. The Review strives to showcase the work of emerging undergraduate talents.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Sep 1 - Nov 15
Print
No payment
Experimental, Formal, Literary Fiction
Anak Sastra

Started in August 2010, Anak Sastra Literary Magazine is a quarterly online publication which hopes to provide a venue for Southeast Asian writers to promote their writings in English. The magazine also encourages expats, tourists and regional connoisseurs alike to submit writings that share their experiences (real or imagined) living or traveling in Southeast Asia. Submissions from or about any Southeast Asian country are welcomed.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
No payment
anderbo.com

Founded by The New Yorker fiction contributor and Whiting Writers' Award-winner Rick Rofihe, anderbo.com is a Literary Online Journal that publishes short stories, poetry, and nonfiction (a.k.a. “fact”). Named “The Best New Online Journal” by storySouth, anderbo.com accepts work from previously-unpublished and emerging talents, as well as established writers and poets.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
No payment
Autobiography/Memoir
Issue2spread2.jpgandreview

andreview is an artist-run publication that nurtures the work of local and international writers and artists. For each issue, we showcase historical and contemporary trends in thought and art-making. As readers, researchers, artists, and designers, we are interested in collections—connected ideas that can be compiled and offered as food for thought.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes
Web
E-publication
Print
No payment
Autobiography/Memoir, Literary Fiction, Prose Poetry
Apeiron Review

We want something real, something beautiful, something ugly, or something that sings to the far reaches of our being. Make us laugh or make us cry, but we want something visceral. Free verse poems are generally favored over those that rhyme. Experimentation is encouraged.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes
E-publication
No payment
Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry
Arcturus

We love Chicago writers. We love Midwestern writers. We love work set in Chicago and the Midwest. But we also love Norway. And the Philippines. And Nigeria. And Mars. We have no restrictions on the writers or content we publish, except that the work must have a strong sense of place.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
Assisi: An Online Journal of Arts & Letters

Assisi offers an eclectic mix of essays (both academic and personal), fiction and poetry. We also publish photographs, drawings and other art works. Depending upon when you submit your work, it may take up to eight months for us to respond.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
Autobiography/Memoir, Experimental, Formal, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry
Asymptote

We welcome submissions of translated poetry, fiction, nonfiction and drama; certain types of original English-language nonfiction, including literary and critical writing; interviews as well as visual art. Our annual English-language Fiction Feature is released every April and our annual English-language Poetry Feature every October. You can find the calls (and other submission guidelines) here: http://asymptotejournal.com/submit.php Follow us on Facebook here: http://facebook.com/asymptotejournal Twitter: http://twitter.com/asymptotejrnl

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Graphic/Illustrated, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction
At Length

At Length is a venue for ambitious, in-depth writing, music, photography, and art that are open to possibilities shorter forms preclude. As a print-friendly online magazine, we create ways for readers, listeners, and viewers to interact with noteworthy long work.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes
Web
No payment
Atticus Review

Atticus Review is a weekly online journal that publishes stories, poems, mixed media, and other genre-busting words of wisdom and interactive whimsy. We are focused on creating an immersive reading experience and geared to rise above the noise of the marketplace; foster communication; build a micro-community of curious minds; create an inviting space for readers and writers to mingle; change the public’s perception of reading as a static activity; turn the platform of digital publishing into an interactive trampoline; and redefine the role of literature.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Audio
Video
No payment
Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Humor, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry
Away

We are looking for non-fiction writing and photo essays about travel, broadly conceived. We are especially interested in pieces by writers and artists who are aware of the complicated space that writing about travel occupies. We do not shy away from the memoiristic or experimental.

Creative Nonfiction Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Narrative Nonfiction
The Bangalore Review

The world of literature holds no boundaries and we at The Bangalore Review are committed to publishing exemplary writing from all over. We publish literary fiction and non-fiction, reviews, poetry, art and photographic essays. If you happen to be in love with life and think that your words can generate a vision, send us a shout – we’ll probably like your work.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Video
No payment
Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Historical, Literary Fiction, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Regional, Translation
Barking Sycamores

Barking Sycamores is a literary journal whose mission is to publish poetry, short fiction (1,000 words or less), creative non-fiction (beginning Issue 8), hybrid genre work, and artwork by neurodivergent writers. We also seek to add positively to the public discussion about neurodivergence as a whole in the form of essays on literature and the interrelationship between neurodivergence and the creative process.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes No Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction
The Bitchin' Kitsch

The Bitchin’ Kitsch is a zine for artists, poets, prose writers, or anyone else who has something to say. it exists for the purpose of open creativity.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Print
No payment
Black Fox Literary Magazine

The aim of Black Fox is to publish both established and new writers. We welcome all fiction, but we especially like fiction from under-represented genres and styles, including YA. We are also interested in creative nonfiction, poetry, black and white photography and art.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Sep 5 - Nov 28
Web
E-publication
Print
No payment
Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Historical, Humor, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Love, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction
Black Heart Magazine

Black Heart Magazine is an independent online literary magazine, transmitting tenacious text around the world at the speed of wifi. Since 2004, our site has been combating clichés and skipping straight to supercharged stories with a simple catchphrase: we heart art.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 1
Web
E-publication
No payment
Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Humor, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry
BLACKBERRY: a magazine

BLACKBERRY: a magazine aims to be a premier literary magazine featuring black women writers and artists. Its goal is to expose readers to the diversity of the black woman’s experience and strengthen the black female voice in both the mainstream and independent markets. We hope to illuminate the new generations and reach back to those whose words may have been ignored.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Print
No payment
BlazeVOX

BlazeVOX is a haven for undervalued writers to convene with readers worldwide, delivering the contemporary through books-in-hand and ebooks-in-a-minute. Articles of submission depend on many criteria, but overall items submitted must conform to one ethereal trait, your work must not suck. This put plainly, bad art should be punished; we will not promote it. However, all submissions will be reviewed and the author will receive feedback. We are human too. Please send your work.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Print
Audio
Video
No payment
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Humor, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Regional, Translation, War
The Blue Hour

The blue hour is the period of twilight each morning and evening where we move from day to night. There is neither full daylight nor complete darkness. This time is considered special because of its unique quality of light.The purpose of this magazine is to provide a place where artists and writers can gather, read and see each other’s work and allow their work to be found by others. It is also a place where we can publish valuable art and put it out into the world. There are very few things greater than finding new talent.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Print
No payment
Blue Bonnet Review

Blue Bonnet Review is a literary journal based in Houston, Texas featuring work from established and emerging writers around the globe. Our editorial team welcomes good writers and good poets onto our site -- as long as they're good. We accept poetry, fiction and nonfiction submissions year-round and publish online daily.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Print
No payment
bluestockings magazine

Bluestockings is a Brown University-based feminist-minded multimedia publication. We write about issues from a gender-aware perspective. We hope to promote inclusivity of voices from writers and artists of all identities and orientations. We hope to create a community surrounding Bluestockings where creative production can lead to generative conversations that help develop a broader social impact.

Poetry, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
Autobiography/Memoir, Experimental, Feminist, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, LGBT
Bodega

Bodega releases digital issues on the first Monday of every month, featuring poetry, prose, and quarterly interviews by established and emerging writers. We’re here to give you a handful of essential pieces you can digest in one sitting.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
No payment
The Boiler Journal

The Boiler began in 2011 by a group of writers at Sarah Lawrence College. We publish poetry, fiction, and nonfiction on a quarterly basis. We read year-round.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
Autobiography/Memoir, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Formal, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Prose Poetry, Regional
Box of Jars

Box of Jars is a collection of words, music, art, and ideas. A space that promotes Auden's notion that poetry is 'memorable speech.' We could extend the idea to say that music is memorable sound, and painting is memorable imagery, and so forth. The three basic tenets we want to uphold are: sincerity, integrity, illumination. The work should be deeply felt and deeply considered; the form of each piece should be purposeful; the experience of each piece should linger.

Poetry, Creative Nonfiction, Fiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
Breadcrumbs Mag

Breadcrumbs Mag is an exercise in motivation and shared inspiration, a chance to create when otherwise your professional life might not give you reason to, an outlet to plant the seeds of an idea and watch where they can go — through your own mind or someone else's. Pick a phrase or image from any of our preceding posts and create a piece of your own, no matter the genre or medium, and submit today! Follow the trail.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes No Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Print
Audio
Video
No payment
Cross-genre
Broadsided Press

Broadsided Press publishes original, high-quality collaborations between writers and visual artists (if selected for publication, a visual artist will respond to your writing) and gets them onto streets around the world. Broadsided modernizes the centuries-old tradition of the broadside and harnesses the invigorating spirit of guerilla art. Subscription to Broadsided is free. “Vectors” around the post the collaborations in their communities: on notice boards, telephone poles, office doors…. anywhere people might encounter them as they go about their days.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Sep 15 - May 15
Web
E-publication
Print
No payment
Flash Fiction
Burningword Literary Journal

Burningword Literary Journal (ISSN 2161-8992 print / ISSN 2157-7366 online) is a quarterly publication focusing on emerging writers of poetry, short fiction, and short nonfiction.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Print
No payment
Cross-genre, Flash Fiction, Prose Poetry
cahoodaloodaling

cahoodaloodaling is a collaborative publication. Our quarterly issues are shaped by an eclectic staff and a revolving guest editor. We also have varying calls for submissions, based on either a theme or a style, and we love to see how our collaborators interpret them. As such, our issues are ever-changing and our style ever-evolving. Feel free to send us cross-media work, push the envelope, or even suggest an idea for a future issue or feature. We especially love collaborative work, but it is not a requirement for submissions. We are what you make us.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
Canary

Canary is a magazine of poetry, fiction, and essays, which address the environmental crisis with its heartbreaking loss of habitat and species. We are based on the premise that the literary arts can provide an understanding that humans are part of an integrated system.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
Nature/Environmental
Caravel Literary Arts Journal
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Oct 1 - Nov 30
Web
No payment
Experimental, Feminist, Formal, Micro-poetry, Nature/Environmental, Political, Translation, War
The Charles Carter: a working anthology

We publish everything from poetry and fiction to non fiction and creative essay writings. Feel free to submit writings on any topic and at any time of year

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Audio
No payment
Chicago Literati

Founded by Abigail Sheaffer in November 2012, Chicago Literati aims to bring together novice and veteran writers not only in Chicago, but all over the world.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
Chicago Review of Books

The Chicago Review of Books is an independent literary review dedicated to cultivating awareness of diverse voices, settings, genres, and ideas in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, comics, and anything else that’s printed on paper, as well as the intersection of literature and the arts.

Creative Nonfiction Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
Circa: A Journal of Historical Fiction

To increase your chances of acceptance, remember Circa loves anything that provides a fresh take on history and resists cliche. We love genre-crossing, speculative and alternative history, too. Be original, bold and striking!

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
Historical
Clockwise Cat

Clockwise Cat is a progressive literary webzine that features verse, reviews, and invective (satire/polemics). Clockwise Cat prefers to receive poems that are in some way akin to the Symbolist, Dadaist, Surrealist, Beat, spoken word, and experimental genres. However, we will regard all well-crafted submissions that brashly flout conventions.

Poetry, Creative Nonfiction
Yes No Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Political, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, War
The Collagist

The Collagist is a monthly journal published the 15th of each month since August 2009. Each issue contains short fiction, poetry, essays, book reviews, and one or more excerpts from novels forthcoming from (mostly) independent presses.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Audio
No payment
Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction
The Commonline Journal

The Commonline Journal publishes accessible literature, critisism and art apropos the common line. Originally titled the "The Commonline Project," The Commonline Journal was developed in 2007 as an exploratory personal journal. Our central project is to approach the problems of the commons through expository writing, describe and produce catastrophe-- a trap set in hope that some reality might stumble into it.

Poetry, Creative Nonfiction, Fiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
Contraposition Magazine

Contraposition seeks to depart from the traditional elitism of the literary world. We would like to recognize the inherent value of all creativity, not just that which is established or follows a particular norm. We act as a platform for new and experienced creators alike, and enjoy finding gems from all walks of life. Our current body of publication can be viewed at Contrapositionmagazine.com And our previous printed editions can be viewed at http://www.lulu.com/shop/search.ep?keyWords=contraposition&categoryId=10...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Print
Audio
Video
No payment
The Corner Club Press

Where Poetry and Fiction Converge

Poetry, Creative Nonfiction, Fiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
E-publication
No payment
Flash Fiction
Crab Fat Magazine

Crab Fat wants experimental, hybrid, awkward, queer, punk, and feminist work.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Print
No payment
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry, Regional
Crack the Spine

Crack the Spine loves the written word. Some might say we're in love with the written word. But that's just a silly rumor. We seek to publish diverse and sharp literary works, including flash fiction, micro-fiction, poetry, short stories, personal essays, and book reviews. We don't care if it's four words or four thousand words, if it's charged with artistry, we want to publish it. Given the choice, we will always select madness over method.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Print
No payment
Experimental, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry
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