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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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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
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
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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
34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE REALITY & FICTION

YOUR STORY It's all about getting your story out there!! Your reality & fiction, poetry, art & images. Your reality (aka creative non-fiction) & fiction, straight-out journalism, essay, screenplay. Your poetry (aka writing that isn't prose) plus hip-hop and greatest hits. Your art, photo, photo story or essay, graphic story, comic, cartoon. When you submit you can download the latest issue of the magazine for FREE!!

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
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Autobiography/Memoir, Experimental, Graphic/Illustrated, Literary Fiction, Love, Narrative Nonfiction, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry
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 We also welcome English translations of work that is unpublished or previously published in a language other than English.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
A-Minor Magazine

Flash Fiction, Poetry, Mixed-Genre Works, Art/Text and Artwork. Tastes lean toward surreal, experimental, ambivalent, darkly lyrical and wildly imaginative. The magazine was a weekly publication from May 2010 to Feb 2013. Check out our archives on our website.

Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
E-publication
No payment
Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Prose Poetry
The A3 Review

The A3 Review is a literary magazine that behaves like a map, made by the folks who make Writing Maps. Prose and poetry pieces are written with a 150-word limit in response to a themed monthly writing contest. Twelve winners are published in the biannual review, and three overall winners receive cash prizes. Total cash prizes is £275 (approx. $360).

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
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Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Erotica, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Humor, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Love, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Prose Poetry
AADOREE

AADOREE is a journal edited by JD Scott & Alia Tsang. We aim to publish those voices who are pushing boundaries of linguistic creativity, lyricism, textuality & form. Our only allegiance is to writing that challenges everything we've ever known about writing. AADOREE is dedicated to publishing underrepresented voices & creating a platform for their words. WoC, women writers, queer writers, trans* writers, disabled writers, undocumented writers, indigenous writers, all of those who have been made invisible—consider sending your work our way. We welcome work that challenges all systems of power.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes
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Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Prose Poetry
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
Alaska Quarterly Review

Alaska Quarterly Review (AQR) publishes fiction, short plays, poetry, photo essays, and literary non-fiction in traditional and experimental styles. Although AQR publishes established writers, most of our content comes from unsolicited submissions and the editors are committed to publishing new and emerging writers.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
No Yes Aug 15 - May 15
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Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry
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
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No payment
Experimental, Formal, Literary Fiction
American Chordata

American Chordata is a biannual magazine of bright voices in fiction, nonfiction essay, and poetry, as well as art and photography. We are founded on the belief that a good literary magazine can celebrate sophisticated design and earnest expression on the same 5.5 by 8.5 page.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
E-publication
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Autobiography/Memoir, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Prose Poetry, Regional
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
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E-publication
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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
Appalachian Heritage

In this age of information overload, Appalachian Heritage strives to be a literary sanctuary for the finest contemporary writing and visual art that we can find. Each quarterly issue showcases the work of emerging and established writers throughout Appalachia and beyond, offering readers literature that is thoughtful, innovative, and revelatory. Appalachian Heritage considers previously unpublished fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, writing for young adults, craft essays, book reviews, and visual art.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Aug 15 - Dec 15
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Autobiography/Memoir, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Prose Poetry, Regional
Apple Valley Review

The Apple Valley Review is an online literary journal. It is published twice annually, once in spring and once in fall. Each issue features a collection of poetry, short fiction, and essays. Our goal is to support and promote both emerging and established writers.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes No Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Humor, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Prose Poetry, Regional, Translation
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
Arroyo Literary Review

Arroyo Literary Review is a print-based publication produced annually by students and alumni of California State University, East Bay. Each issue reflects the creative diversity found in the San Francisco Bay Area literary scene, while bringing together material from an international array of poets, writers, and artists.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
No Yes Dec 1 - May 31
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Commercial Fiction, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry, Regional, Translation
The Asian American Literary Review

The Asian American Literary Review is a space for those who consider the designation "Asian American" a fruitful starting point for artistic vision and community. In showcasing the work of established and emerging writers, the journal aims to incubate dialogues and, just as importantly, open those dialogues to regional, national, and international audiences of all constituencies. Published biannually, AALR features fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, translations, comic art, interviews, and book reviews.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jun 1 - Aug 31
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Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Graphic/Illustrated, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Political, Prose Poetry, Regional, Religious/Spiritual, Serialized Fiction, Translation, War
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
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
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No payment
Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Humor, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry
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
Badlands Literary Journal

Badlands aims to provide a forum for the best in contemporary poetry, fiction, drama, creative nonfiction, visual art, and imaginative intersections of these genres. Badlands possesses an eclectic appetite; send us rhymed quatrains or free verse, dirty realism or mondo fiction, and forms not yet named.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Apr 30
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Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Formal, Graphic/Illustrated, Historical, Humor, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Love, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental
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
Bartleby Snopes

BartlebySnopes is an online literary magazine with several goals in mind. We want to publish the best new fiction we can find. We want to give the many writers out there an opportunity to publish their best work. We want to inspire you to create great works of fiction. We publish eight stories per month, and we always respond within two weeks. Writers may request feedback with their submissions. Bartleby Snopes also publishes Flash Novels in print and e-book format. Our Dialogue Contest is a popular summer writing contest that awards over $500 annually.

Fiction Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
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Experimental, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction
Bayou Magazine

Bayou Magazine publishes short fiction, nonfiction, and poetry from established, award-winning authors as well as emerging writers. Bayou is especially interested in discovering and showcasing fresh literary voices. Bayou holds two contests, The James Knudsen Prize for Fiction and the Kay Murphy Prize for Poetry, open October 1st through January 1st. Prize is $1,000. All entries considered for publication.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Sep 1 - Jun 1
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Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry
Beautiful Losers

The Beautiful Losers are the people that live at the margins. The ones that dare to try, to live, to sing. The ones that aren’t afraid of failure, that pursue the beauty of it all. The ones that aren’t rebels, special, normal, alternative, crazy, underdogs, established; the only thing that they want is to find, once again, that perfect moment. This is a place where real literature happens; think of it as a double shot on the rocks, in a world of whiskey neats.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
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E-publication
Experimental, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry
Belleville Park Pages

Our goal is to make writing affordable and frequent while connecting writing from around the world. The Pages are sold in 10 countries in shops such as Shakespeare & Co. (Paris), Foyles (London) Powell's (Portland, OR) and City Lights (San Francisco, CA)

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
E-publication
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Experimental, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Political, Prose Poetry
Better than Starbucks

poetry and short fiction of interest to a thinking person

Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
Cross-genre, Formal, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Translation
Big Muddy: Journal of the Mississippi River Valley

Although we encourage topics related to the Mississippi River Valley, no direct relationship is required. We are also dedicated to reviewing books from independent, university, and small presses, but not self-published titles.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
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Experimental, Historical, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Literary Fiction, Nature/Environmental, Pop Culture
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 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
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E-publication
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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
The Black Herald

The Black Herald is an international bilingual (English-French & other languages) literary magazine, based in Paris & London. Edited by Blandine Longre & Paul Stubbs, the magazine’s aim is to publish original world writers not necessarily linked in any way by ‘theme’ or ‘style’. Writing that we deem can withstand the test of time and resist popularization–the dangers of instant literature for instant consumption. Writing capable of escaping the vacuum of the epoch. Read an interview with editor Paul Stubbs in Bookslut http://www.bookslut.com/features/2012_10_019467.php

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
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Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry, Translation
Black Scat Review

Black Scat Review is an international magazine of the arts, featuring innovative fiction, art, interviews, and works in translation.

Fiction Yes No Jan 1 - Dec 31
E-publication
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Erotica, Experimental, Literary Fiction, Translation
Blank Spaces

Our mission is to celebrate and champion the work of Canadian creatives, bringing exposure and support to both new and established writers.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
E-publication
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Autobiography/Memoir, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction
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
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E-publication
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Audio
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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
Blotterature Literary Magazine

Blotterature's mission is to merge the creative academia with the underground, as there is value in both sides of the spectrum. We seek the nontraditional mixed with craft, detail, and process. Well-developed with an edge. Regionalism with a voice. Something with political intentions or just there to entertain. Thought-out. Thrilling. Intelligent.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
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Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Humor, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Political, Prose Poetry, Regional
Blue Lake Review

Currently on hiatus, and not taking submissions, we are a web-based literary magazine looking for the best in fiction and poetry, literature that moves readers and makes us want to keep reading. FICTION: We are looking for literary, not genre, fiction. POETRY: We are looking for poetry of all types, on all topics.

Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction
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
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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
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
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Cross-genre, Erotica, Experimental, Flash Fiction, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Serialized Fiction
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
Bombay Gin

Started in 1974, Bombay Gin is the literary journal of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics—co-founded by Allen Ginsberg and Anne Waldman—at Naropa University. Edited by program faculty and students, Bombay Gin publishes innovative poetry, prose, and hybrid texts as well as art, translations and interviews. Emerging from the “Outrider” or left-hand lineage, which operates outside the cultural mainstream, Bombay Gin honors a heritage of powerful scholarship and counter-poetics through the publication of work that challenges the boundaries of language, form, and genre.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Feb 1 - Sep 8
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Cross-genre, Experimental, Literary Fiction, Prose Poetry, Translation
Booth

Established in 2009, Booth publishes two print issues a year, usually in winter and summer. We invite submissions of art, poetry, prose, lists, and literary comics. The editors welcome submissions by both emerging voices and established writers.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Sep 1 - Mar 31
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Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry
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
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
Broad River Review

We publish fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. We also encourage visual artists to submit for possible cover art. In addition, we sponsor two contests, the Rash Awards, with $500 first prizes in fiction and poetry.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Aug 15 - Nov 15
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Autobiography/Memoir, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Regional
Broad!

Broad! is an online semiannual that publishes exclusively women (e.g. female-bodied or female-identified) writers, artists and photographers. We welcome both emerging and published writers.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Apr 1
Web
E-publication
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Political, Prose Poetry
Brooklyn Quarterly

TBQ publishes literary fiction both in our themed quarterly issues and on our blog. Fiction pieces should have a sensibility that there is an outside world that affects the characters and their surroundings. Please send one piece at a time, double-spaced, max 4,000 words with a short hello and bio.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
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Autobiography/Memoir, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry, Translation
Buck Off Magazine

Founded in 2013 by a handful of Salem State University alumni, Buck Off Magazine accepts all works from all types of writers. We want the interesting, the weird, the horror, experimental, and the romantic. All genres. Including art. We publish both unpublished and published writers worldwide and find work that evokes raw emotion and strong imagery fit well in BOM. If you are unsure your work is for us, emails us. We don’t bite.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
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Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Erotica, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Historical, Humor, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Love, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Political, Prose Poetry, War
Cactus Heart

Cactus Heart is a metaphor for how we believe literature and art should be: the perfect combination of sharp and tender. We seek work that shocks and wounds and delights, that carries joy and terror and mystery.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
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Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Translation
Carolina Quarterly

The Carolina Quarterly has been publishing the work of established and emergent writers for 65 years. Works from the past two volumes have recieved Honorable Mentions in Best American Short Stories, Best American Essays, and Best American Non-Required Reading.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
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Autobiography/Memoir, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Formal, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry, 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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Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry
The Cat's Meow for Writers & Readers Magazine

To publish the poetry, short stories, haikus, flash fiction, and essays of new and established writers for my reading audience (10,000+ subscribers so far). Plus, bring helpful nonfiction articles to my readers and links to purchase authors' books in my Off The Press! section.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
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Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Flash Fiction, Healing/Health, Historical, Humor, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Love, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental
Cimarron Review

One of the oldest quarterlies in the nation, Cimarron Review publishes work by writers at all stages of their careers, including Pulitzer and O. Henry prize winners, writers appearing in the Best American Series and the Pushcart anthologies, and winners of national book prizes.

Poetry, Fiction
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Literary Fiction
Cleaver Magazine

Cleaver shares cutting-edge art and literary work from a mix of established and emerging voices. We publish poetry, short stories, essays, flash prose, graphic narratives, and visual art on a quarterly basis. We publish new book reviews weekly and occasional craft essays.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
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Autobiography/Memoir, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction
Cobalt Review

Cobalt is a quarterly literary magazine published online. We also publish an annual print issue, and will be rolling out an all-baseball issue in July 2013. Each issue will feature fiction, non-fiction and poetry of the highest caliber, as well as interviews with some of the most influential writers in the literary community. We seek to publish quality creative work and promote the literary arts, as well as those who celebrate them.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
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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
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Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction
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
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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.

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Formal, Graphic/Illustrated, Historical, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Prose Poetry, Regional, Translation
The Conium Review

The Conium Review publishes innovative fiction. We like bizarre settings, experimental language, and unconventional plots. We are especially interested in work from women, LGBTQ authors, and writers of color. We publish an annual print edition, we regularly post flash fiction online, and we occasionally release chapbooks.

Fiction Yes Yes Jan 1 - Apr 1
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Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction
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!

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Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry
Contrapuntos

Digitus Independent Publishers specializes in Spanish, Portuguese, and English literature publications. We house the literary magazine Contrapuntos: A Live Anthology. Our guest editors put together annually the issue adding some of the best contemporary writers in foreign languages within the US. Contrapuntos is a place where language is not the limit.

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
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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
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Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Prose Poetry
The Cossack Review

We publish new fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction, with an emphasis on writing that is rich and revealing. We especially look for smart pieces that uncover new truths and emotions.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
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Crab Fat Magazine

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

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
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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.

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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.

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cream city review

We are devoted to publishing memorable and energetic fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. We also feature reviews of contemporary literature and criticism, as well as author interviews, artwork, and comics. CCR seeks to publish not only a broad range of writings, but a broad range of writers with diverse backgrounds as well. Both beginning and well-established writers are welcome.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
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CURA: A Literary Magazine of Art and Action

CURA: A Literary Magazine of Art and Action is a multi-media magazine based at Fordham University committed to integrating the arts and social justice.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Oct 15 - Mar 15
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Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry, Translation
Curbside Splendor Publishing

We publish fiction, creative non-fiction, and poetry that celebrate art, urban life, and extraordinary voices

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decomP

decomP (ISSN: 1947-0436) is an online literary magazine that is published monthly. We have existed since April 2004, and were originally called Decomposition Magazine. We publish prose, poetry, art, and solicited book reviews. Our e-mail address is decomp.magazine@gmail.com (no submissions to this address).

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
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Autobiography/Memoir, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Humor, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Prose Poetry
The Delmarva Review

The Delmarva Review publishes literary short fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry annually in print and electronic editions. Both are available worldwide via online major booksellers. We welcome new literary work in English from all writers. Our standards are for memorable, compelling prose and poetry exhibiting skillful expression. Work should connect with readers on more than one level.

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The Destroyer

The Destroyer is a biannual online publication of text, art, and cultural commentary. We seek poetry, prose, texts with no determinate genre, video, audio, short films, and new media. We believe in an infinite universe, not in limited real estate.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
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Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Humor, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Political, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Translation
Devise Literary

Devise Literary was established in 2015 as a way to gather resources for writers. It has evolved to become a place for writers to submit their creative work and literary criticism.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
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Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Humor, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry
DIAGRAM

DIAGRAM is an electronic journal of text and art. As our name indicates, we're interested in representations. In naming. In indicating. In schematics. In the labelling and taxonomy of things. In poems that masquerade as stories; in stories that disguise themselves as indices or obituaries.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
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dislocate

dislocate is a Minnesota journal rooted in the local literary scene & attached to the University of Minnesota’s MFA program (ranked in the top 10 by P&W). dislocate benefits from contact with and access to nationally-acclaimed writers who visit the U of M, but we generally solicit & prioritize the innovative work of excellent local writers & artists, both well-known and lesser-known.

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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.

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Driftwood Press

John Updike once said, "Creativity is merely a plus name for regular activity. Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right, or better." At Driftwood Press, we are actively searching for artists who care about doing it right, or better. We are excited to receive your submissions and will diligently work to bring you the best in literary criticism, short fiction, poetry, graphic narrative, photography, art, and interviews. We're partial towards prose poetry and stream of consciousness prose, but open to all literary genres and styles.

Poetry, Fiction
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Cross-genre, Experimental, Graphic/Illustrated, Literary Fiction, Prose Poetry
The Drum Literary Magazine

The Drum is a literary magazine with a twist. You don't read The Drum. You listen to it. We publish short fiction, essays, and novel excerpts exclusively in audio form, read aloud by the author. The Drum is looking for work that pays close attention to language while never losing sight of the narrative drive. We want stories that really do tell a story. And essays that engage in the complexity of an idea.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
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Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction
Drunk Monkeys

We are looking for original, unpublished fiction and poetry with strong character arcs and immersive description. Build worlds and break hearts. For essays, we’re looking for factual, but not academic–keep the people in your story front and center. We are also seeking in-depth articles on Film and Music.

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Commercial Fiction, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Literary Fiction, Political, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Religious/Spiritual, Serialized Fiction
Drunken Boat

Drunken Boat is an international journal of literature and the arts. We provide a platform for works of art that challenge conventions of form and format, of voice and genre. Drunken Boat is committed to actively seeking out and promoting the work of marginalized and underrepresented artists, including especially people of color, women, queer, differently abled, and gender nonconforming artists.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
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Cross-genre, Experimental, Graphic/Illustrated, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry, Translation
Dukool

Dukool Magazine is an international news and culture magazine. Translating roughly as "Two Shores," Dukool is for Asian-Indian expatriates living in the United States, abroad, but its audience is even broader than that. We are housed and published in the USA, and our bi-lingual content form has both a Bengali language and English side. As such, Dukool is the only magazine of its kind. We are actively seeking writers to join as contributors in fiction, poetry, and non-fiction.

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Ealaín

My literary & Art Magazine for art, poetry and stories. My goal is diversity. I want to showcase as many poets, artists, authors and photographers as possible. I want to make good poetry, stories and art accessible to as many people as I can, at a price that is affordable for all. I want plays, flash fiction, short stories, poetry of all forms

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Experimental, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Prose Poetry
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.

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Embers Igniting

Embers Igniting does three things: 1. Publishes real, relevant, radical writing and art for the glory of Christ. 2. Provides resources and topics of discussion for writers and artists. 3. Engages in the community of creators, both locally and globally. In writing, we look for the light in the darkness and the darkness in the light; deep truths revealed through good old fashioned story-telling; and humor that doesn’t try too hard and wit that cuts.

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EOAGH: A Journal of the Arts

EOAGH: A Journal of the Arts is concerned with reading as a process, the productive chaos of investigative poetic work. These acts of attention explore the close listening inherent not just in writing but also in being written. Inspired by Whitman's assertion that "Reading is a gymnast's act," we see readings as embodied, interdisciplinary responses that engage with one's environment through ekphrasis, phenomenology, queering, conceptual multiplicity, density and difficulty.

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Evening Street Review

Evening Street Press is centered on Elizabeth Cady Stanton's 1848 revision of the Declaration of Independence: "that all men -- and women -- are created equal," with equal rights to "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." It focuses on the realities of experience, personal and historical, from the most gritty to the most dreamlike, including awareness of the personal and social forces that block or develop the possibilities of this new culture.

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Exposition Review

Exposition Review is an independent, multi-genre literary journal that publishes narratives by new, emerging, and established writers in the genres of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, stage & screen, experimental, art & photography, and comics. Exposition Review creates opportunities for writers and artists to share their voices through our annual online issue and Flash 405 writing competitions as well as through our #ExpoPresents series of events, which includes staged readings, panels, and our signature micro-workshops in locations throughout Southern California.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
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Fairy Tale Review

We publish poems, stories, and essays with a fairy-tale feel — mainstream to experimental, genre to literary, realist to fabulist.

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Fickle Muses

Fickle Muses is an online journal of poetry, fiction and art engaged with myth and legend. We feature a poet or fiction writer each week, accompanied by featured artwork. Fiction and poetry submissions should creatively incorporate myth or legend, for example by retelling ancient myths in the context of the contemporary world, reimagining characters and events within earlier contexts, evoking mythologies underlying speculative genres, or otherwise cultivating new growth from our mythic roots. Art submissions are open to any theme or style.

Poetry, Fiction
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Cross-genre, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Historical, Humor, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Prose Poetry
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.

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Fiction Fix

Fiction Fix, the literary journal of the University of North Florida, publishes quarterly online issues. Our authors are both national and international, new and established. A partial list of the diverse types of works we include: experimental and traditional fiction, magical realism, graphic literature, graphic novellas, novellas, historical fiction, humor, flash fiction, novel excerpts, poetic prose. The Journal recognizes particularly creative cover letters and biographies with the Gypsy Sachet Award.

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Autobiography/Memoir, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Literary Fiction, Prose Poetry
Fiction International

Fiction International is the only literary journal in the United States emphasizing formal innovation and progressive politics. Each year, Fiction International selects a theme and accepts fiction, non-fiction, and indeterminate prose that addresses the theme. The journal is edited by Harold Jaffe.

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Fiddleblack

We operate under a well-defined mission statement to serve the interests of our audience. Simply, we appreciate certain aesthetics. Our body of work is built from transgressive stories with a strong sense of self and place. We believe in mature cultural investigation. We sometimes look to the genre of horror for reference, through the lenses of metamodernism and neurosis. Our reading time is long and our selection process is fine, but we believe Fiddleblack is a kind of world's end community, and our published contributors are encouraged to reappear.

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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.

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fields

fields magazine is a print publication designed to spotlight writers, musicians, poets, painters, illustrators, and creative types of all stripes, with an emphasis on the up and coming and the unsung. We are interested in the everyday people who create and write and make and express themselves in multitudinous ways. fields magazine is about the idiosyncratic pursuits that occupy our time and enrich our lives. Our articles, interviews, and essays are an exploration and celebration of the myriad means by which the human spirit manifests itself. You can reach us at info@fieldsmagazine.com.

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Fifth Wednesday Journal

FWJ publishes established and emerging writers. FWJ is an independent not-for-profit literary magazine based in Lisle, Illinois. Now in its tenth year, FWJ publishes interesting and challenging literature for a diverse reading public across the country. Work in FWJ is often recognized in O Henry Prize, Pushcart Prize, Best American Stories, and others. Guest editors for fiction and poetry select the work appearing in each issue, giving the magazine an exciting “new feel” and broadening our appeal to talented writers and savvy readers.

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First Class Lit

First Class is an online literary journal. We publish handwritten fiction, non-fiction, reviews, art, poetry, critical essays and other experimental forms that can fit on a postcard. Share your place, your language. Capture an illusive idea or intriguing memory. Speak to a new culture, city, landscape. Surprise us. You save a postcard because of the memory it triggers, because it carries meaning that extends far beyond its petite format. “I was thinking of you” becomes the origin of a story, the spot where the ordinary becomes epic, where the personal becomes shared.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
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