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Literary Magazines

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.

Journal Genres Published Accepts Electronic Submissions? Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? Reading Period Format
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
Web
E-publication
Print
Contributor copies only
Commercial Fiction, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry, Regional, Translation
BEORH QUARTERLY : Fabulism. At Its Finest.

+ BEORH QUARTERLY publishes Fabulism and Atmospheric Horror in fiction or poetic prose form.

Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Cash
Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Formal, Historical, Humor, Literary Fiction, Love, Micro-poetry, Prose Poetry, Regional, Religious/Spiritual
Black Heart Magazine

Our objective can be summarized in 4 words: Reading. Writing. Literary rebellion. In brief, we publish fiction that breaks the rules. Join us, if you dare.

Poetry, Fiction
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 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
Web
E-publication
Contributor copies only
Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Flash Fiction, Healing/Health, Historical, Humor, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Love, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental
The Coffin Factory

The Coffin Factory serves as a nexus between readers, writers, and the book publishing industry. Our mission is to provide great literature and art to people who love books, including those who do not usually read literary magazines. We believe that quality literature and art are essential for the existence of an intelligent society. In order to perpetuate an intellectually engaged culture, The Coffin Factory publishes phenomenal fiction, essays, and art three times a year.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Print
Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Formal, Graphic/Illustrated, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry, Regional, Translation
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.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
No payment
Commercial Fiction, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Political, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Serialized Fiction
Epiphany - epiphmag.com

Epiphany -epiphmag.com was started in 2010 soley to be an on-line Only venue in which writers and artists can display their works. We like to have a cross section of writing styles and content subjects.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
No payment
Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Humor, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Pop Culture, 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.

Fiction Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
E-publication
Print
Cash
Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction
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
Print
Cash
Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Formal, Historical, Humor, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry
Indian Review

Our endeavor is to bring to you the best writings of writers from across India and the world over. We have a good online presence the past few years and look to make

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Audio
Video
No payment
Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Formal, Graphic/Illustrated, Historical, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Literary Fiction, Love, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Regional, Translation
Keyhole

We publish what we like. There are no guidelines. Shorter things are preferable, but it’s not a requirement.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Print
No payment
Commercial Fiction, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Humor, Literary Fiction, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry
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.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Humor, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Political, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Translation
Lowestoft Chronicle

Lowestoft Chronicle is an online literary magazine published quarterly, accepting fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. Preference is given to humorous submissions with an emphasis on travel. An anthology of the best work is published annually.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Print
No payment
Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Flash Fiction, Humor, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry
The MacGuffin

The MacGuffin is an international publication based out of Schoolcraft College in Livonia, MI. Published three times a year, we strive to usher in the best poetry, fiction, and artwork that we receive to the literary community.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Print
Contributor copies only
Commercial Fiction, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Pop Culture, Translation
MilSpeak Memo

MilSpeak Memo, MilSpeak Foundation's flagship pub, seeks creative work addressing themes relevant to military life. Publishes new work and best of the web selections, including visual art. MilSpeak Foundation, Inc. (501c3 NPO) exists to raise awareness of creative works by military people, introduces military people to stress management through Arts participation, publishes MilSpeak Books & MilSpeak Memo, preserves history of the everyday in military life, and fosters communication between military and civilian cultures.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jun 1 - Aug 1
Web
No payment
Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Historical, Humor, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Love, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Regional, Religious/Spiritual, Serialized Fiction, Translation, War
Mosaic Literary Magazine

Mosaic is a website and triannual print magazine that explores the literary arts of the African Diaspora. Mosaic features a unique blend of essays, profiles, and reviews.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Print
Cash
Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Historical, Humor, Literary Fiction, Pop Culture
News From: The Republic of Letters

TRol is an international magazine run by writers for civilized readers. We offer: ● The best fiction we can find from anywhere ● The usual mix of memoirs, Archives, poetry (in moderate doses) ● Greatly expanded arts coverage ● A Books section which is a reliable guide to reading ● Room for more political comment ● And of course PB's grouchy Notebook

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes
Web
E-publication
No payment
Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Literary Fiction
Northwind

Our focus is on originality, offbeat stories, provocative twists, memorable characters, and writing that's both lyrical and unsentimental.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes
Web
E-publication
Cash
Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Humor, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction
Pennsylvania Literary Journal

Pennsylvania Literary Journal (ISSN#: 2151-3066) is a printed peer-reviewed journal that publishes critical essays, book-reviews, short stories, interviews, photographs, art, and poetry. PLJ is a member of CLMP.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Print
Contributor copies only
Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Feminist, Formal, Historical, Humor, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Political, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Regional, Serialized Fiction, War
Post Road

POST ROAD seeks to publish up and coming writers along with more established names. We publish a wide range of styles, from realist to experimental and everything in between.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes
Web
Print
Cash
Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry, Serialized Fiction, Translation
Red Fez Publications

We obey no genre and take anything from limericks to fantasy to genres yet invented. Our key desires are originality, accessibility and quality. We like work with a point, something to say or some sort of inner majic that gives greater meaning to the pretty words and thrilling plots. That said, we're not really sure what we’re looking for until we've seen it, so give us a try. Published online monthly, Red Fez Publications features poetry and prose outside of the narrow, academic stream. Red Fez is committed to bringing light to underground and under-recognized writers and writing.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes No Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Erotica, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Formal, Graphic/Illustrated, Humor, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Love, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Political, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Regional, Religious/Spiritual, Serialized Fiction, War
RiverLit
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Print
Contributor copies only
Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Erotica, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Formal, Graphic/Illustrated, Healing/Health, Historical, Humor, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Love, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Political, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Regional, Religious/Spiritual, Serialized Fiction, Translation, War
The Rusty Nail

Thank you for stopping by “The Rusty Nail,” the Web’s newest online literary magazine. Our goal is to join the growing community of Internet-based English types who not only love literature and the written word, but are enamored with the future of both. We believe that the Internet has given authors and poets the opportunity to share and get recognition for their work without having to sell their soul to “The Man.” This preserves artistic dignity and lets the reader see the writer’s thoughts and soul without the often numbing influence of industry “professionals.”

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

Small Print Magazine was founded to provide a place for writers to share work and resources. We're a hybrid of creative material for readers and a resource for writers. We publish work that is personal. We don't specifically limit theme or scope.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Print
Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry
Stealing Time Magazine

Literary writing focused on parenting, broadly defined, in four themed issues each year, plus one special issue focused on pregnancy and childbirth. No how-tos, no mommy wars, no guilt. We seek beautiful writing celebrating the joys, challenges, and sorrows of parenting in conventional and non-conventional families. Non-traditional families are currently underrepresented in our submissions, we want stories from the entire spectrum of experience. We accept international submissions. Please review our submission guidelines and submit via our website *only.*

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Print
Cash
Commercial Fiction, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Humor, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Political
Storychord

Every other Monday, Storychord.com features one story, one image, and a one-song "soundtrack"-- each by underexposed talent.

Fiction Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
Commercial Fiction, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Pop Culture
Switchback

Switchback publishes fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, interviews, literary reviews and displays visual art.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Audio
No payment
Commercial Fiction, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Formal, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Prose Poetry
Turk's Head Review

Turk’s Head Review features distinctive writing, art, & media. It is published online on a rolling basis. The idea behind Turk’s Head is to combine the strengths of the blog format (steady stream of content) and the small-press literary magazine (quality work from professional artists and writers). We publish yearly print-on-demand issues of selected work from our contributors.

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

The Wordsmith Journal Magazine is a monthly online magazine that was birthed in October 2011 and provides a unique and necessary product for discerning readers. TWJM has become a showcase for Christian publishers, big or small, and for authors, whether they are published by large traditional book or small and independent publishers, while bringing inspiring stories directly into the hands of readers.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
No payment
Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Formal, Healing/Health, Historical, Humor, Literary Fiction, Love, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Regional, Religious/Spiritual, War
Vine Leaves Literary Journal

Founded in late 2011, by Publishing Editor, Jessica Bell, Vine Leaves Literary Journal offers the vignette, a forgotten literary form, the exposure and credit it deserves. The journal, published quarterly online, is a lush synergy of atmospheric prose, poetry, photography and illustrations, put together with an eye for aesthetics as well as literary merit.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Print
Cash
Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Humor, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Love, Micro-poetry, Political, Prose Poetry
Wilderness House Literary Review

The Wilderness House Literary Review is a publication devoted to excellence in literature and the arts.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Historical, Humor, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Regional, Serialized Fiction, Translation, War
The Write Room

The Write Room publishes quality works of fiction, non-fiction, memoir, and poetry from new and established writers. We are also interested in reviews, interviews, and articles of interest to writers. Although not our main focus, we will publish literary events, competitions, and workshops.  In addition, we maintain a listing of grant opportunities and resources for writers that we deem legitimate and appropriate.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry
The Writing Disorder

The Writing Disorder is a quarterly literary journal devoted to literature, art, and culture. The mission of our journal is to showcase new and emerging writers – particularly those in writing programs — as well as established ones. We feature fiction, poetry, nonfiction, interviews, reviews and artwork. Although we strive to publish original and experimental work, The Writing Disorder remains rooted in the classic art of storytelling. Our poetry editor is Juliana Woodhead. Send poetry to: poetry@thewritingdisorder.com

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Print
Audio
Video
Contributor copies only
Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Historical, Humor, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry, Serialized Fiction, Translation

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