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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
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
Print
Contributor copies only
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
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
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 Jan 1 - Dec 31
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
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 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
Web
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, Prose Poetry, War
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
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.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Print
Contributor copies only
Commercial Fiction, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Literary Fiction, Political, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Religious/Spiritual, Serialized Fiction
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.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes No Sep 12 - Oct 10
Web
Print
Contributor copies only
Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry, Religious/Spiritual
The Fiction Desk Anthology Series

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

Fiction Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
E-publication
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Cash
Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction
FishFood Magazine

FishFood Magazine is dedicated to all forms of creative expression and talent. FishFood Magazine encourages self-expression from daily life through art. Art tends to serve as a coping mechanism from regular shenanigans and obstacles, and FishFood's main goal is to create a community where artists can share their personal meditation through creativity. FishFood is an irregularly published magazine that features various literary and art pieces. The online platform also serves as a gateway for multimedia artists to become recognized for their music, films, etc.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Commercial Fiction, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Humor, Literary Fiction, Love, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry
From the Depths

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

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

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

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Sep 1 - Apr 30
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
Cash
Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Humor, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Political, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Translation
The Letters Page

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

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
No No Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Print
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Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Formal, Graphic/Illustrated, Healing/Health, Historical, Humor, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Love, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Political, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Regional, Religious/Spiritual, Serialized Fiction, Translation, War
Lowestoft Chronicle

Founded in 2009, Lowestoft Chronicle is an online literary magazine, published quarterly, accepting flash fiction, short stories, poetry, interviews, and creative non-fiction. 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, Historical, Humor, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry, Translation
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, Prose Poetry, Translation
MUSH/MUM

MUSH/MUM is an online journal of textual assets. There is no type of literary work MUSH/MUM is not willing to accept. MUSH/MUM welcomes and encourages the submission of experimental texts and literary transgression. If it involves an indifference to or anatomization of language, MUSH/MUM will accept it.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
No payment
Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Erotica, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Humor, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Love, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction
Otis Nebula

An independent publishing project based in the western United States that is always looking for new voices. We are open to receiving all kinds of work as long as it is fresh and sparkling on the page, though we do tend to gravitate towards poetry.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Print
Audio
Video
No payment
Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Historical, Humor, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Translation
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.

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
Read Short Fiction

Read Short Fiction is a hatchery for the rebirth of the short story in the everyday reading world. We are amassing for readers a wealth of wonderful stories to entertain and inspire, because life's too short to read boring fiction.

Fiction Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Cash
Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Literary Fiction
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
Sequestrum

Sequestrum publishes new, emerging, and internationally-acclaimed writers of short fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and cross-genre. All publications are paired with a unique visual component with the goal of fostering and exposing our writers to a large literary audience. We seek innovative contemporary literature with an honest voice which grows from a vision and passion for craft.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Cash
Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Erotica, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Formal, Graphic/Illustrated, Historical, Humor, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Love, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Regional, Religious/Spiritual, Serialized Fiction, War
Small Print Magazine

Small Print Magazine, a resource and showcase for writers, features contemporary fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry thoughtfully presented alongside beautiful photography and artwork from new and established artists. You’ll also find engaging interviews with authors and other industry professionals, craft book reviews, as well as articles on writing, writing tools, and more.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Humor, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry, Serialized Fiction
Stonecoast Review

The Stonecoast Review is a literary arts journal edited by students and alumni from Stonecoast’s MFA program in Creative Writing. We welcome writing in the genres of creative nonfiction, fiction, and poetry. The editorial staff of Stonecoast Review seeks exciting work from both new and established writers. Our goal is to publish innovative and deeply resonant literature that embodies our core values of social and environmental justice, cultural awareness, and international perspectives. We also accept art submissions for issue covers, and for our online gallery.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jul 25 - Oct 16
Web
E-publication
Print
No payment
Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Healing/Health, Historical, Humor, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Prose Poetry, Regional, War
Storychord.com

Every other Monday, Storychord features one story + one image + a one-song soundtrack -- each by a different, underexposed artist -- for a collaborative, multi-media storytelling experience. Each issue is thoughtfully curated and edited by Sarah Lynn Knowles (a.k.a. @sarahspy), who founded the site in March 2010.

Fiction Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
Commercial Fiction, Experimental, Literary Fiction
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
Print
Audio
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
Wood Coin: a magazine of 18 issues

The issues are cohesive, and the whole of the magazine is comprehensive.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
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, Serialized Fiction
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. Our mission is to showcase new and emerging writers – particularly those in writing programs — as well as established writers. We feature new fiction, poetry, nonfiction, interviews, reviews and art. 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
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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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