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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.

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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
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Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Formal, Historical, Humor, Literary Fiction, Love, Micro-poetry, Prose Poetry, Regional, Religious/Spiritual
Conjunctions

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

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

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

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

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

Poetry Yes No Jan 1 - Dec 31
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Experimental, Flash Fiction, Formal, Graphic/Illustrated, LGBT, Micro-poetry, Nature/Environmental, Political, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Translation
The Doctor T. J. Eckleburg Review

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

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
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Print
Audio
Video
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Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Formal, Humor, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Translation
Fugue

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

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

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

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

HOOT is a magazine on postcards! We publish stand-alone, zestful nuggets of fewer than 150 words, with art to match. The idea is that current, quality literature can be shareable and accessible.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
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Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Formal, Graphic/Illustrated, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry, Translation
Kansas City Voices

We publish an annual eclectic mix of fiction, essays, interviews, articles, poetry, and art from around the world. We seek exceptional written and visual creations from established and emerging voices.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Dec 15 - Mar 15
E-publication
Print
Cash
Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Humor, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry
Neon Literary Magazine

We seek work that is beautiful, shocking, intense and memorable. Darker pieces are generally favoured over humorous ones--as are free verse poems over those that rhyme. Genre work is welcome, experimentation is encouraged. There are no limits on form or wordcount.

Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
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E-publication
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Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Prose Poetry
The New Guard

We are a literary review and host international contests. We juxtapose tradition with experiment, the up-and-comer with the established writer and create a new dialogue. **The Writer's Hotel is the editorial arm of TNG. Via The Writer's Hotel, TNG's crew hosts a Master Class in prose in NYC and also offers editorial services and private study. TNG & The Writer's Hotel are writers for writers' sake. "Give us your ire, your lore, your guarded passage."

Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes Feb 6 - Jul 14
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Experimental, Flash Fiction, Humor, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Nature/Environmental, Political, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, War
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
PALABRA A Magazine of Chicano & Latino Literary Art

PALABRA's focus is on writing by Chicano & Latino writers that stretches the boundaries of language and literary convention.

Poetry, Fiction
No Yes Sep 1 - Apr 30
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Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Prose Poetry
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
Rattle

RATTLE is pretty simple: We love poetry and feel that it's something everyone can enjoy. We look for poems that are accessible, that have heart, that have something to say. And then we publish them. Poetry should make you laugh or cry; it should enlighten and entertain.

Poetry Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
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E-publication
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Audio
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Experimental, Formal, Humor, Love, Micro-poetry, Political, Prose Poetry
Rawboned

Distilled. Succinct. Terse. Cut the fat–give us the marrow of your story. Rawboned publishes nonfiction shorts, flash fiction, poetry, and hybrids up to 750 words. Unsolicited submissions are rolling for the monthly online magazine. Biannual contests for 500 word essays and flash fiction.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Print
Cash
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry
The Rusty Toque

We strive to publish diverse, innovative literary writing, reviews, and visual art from Canada and around the world. We welcome submissions from both new and established writers.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Cash
Experimental, Literary Fiction
Safety Pin Review

Wearable, guerilla fiction of under 30 words. Each issue is hand-painted onto a cloth back patch, which is then safety-pinned to an operative and worn for a week.

Poetry, Fiction
Yes No Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Print
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Experimental, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, 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
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Commercial Fiction, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Humor, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Political
The Stoneslide Corrective

We’ll look at any genre. We like serious, comic, lighthearted, dark, emotional, and acerbic. The important factor for us is that the work use story, characters, emotions, and other fundamental elements of storytelling to think, to ask questions, to move the mind forward.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Audio
Video
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Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Formal, Humor, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction
subTerrain Magazine

“Strong Words for a Polite Nation” subTerrain Magazine was founded in 1988 to publish writers from the other side of the tracks. Each issue features progressive and sometimes controversial writing, alongside timely book reviews and contemporary visual art. Praised by both writers and readers for featuring work that might not find a home in more conservative periodicals, subTerrain seeks to expand the definition of literary and artistic culture by showcasing the best in progressive writing and ideas.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
No Yes Feb 1 - Oct 15
Web
Print
Cash
Experimental, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction
Verse

VERSE publishes poetry, fiction, nonfiction, criticism, and interviews. With an eye toward the innovative and the international, VERSE places emerging writers alongside established figures. Work from VERSE has won the Pushcart Prize and appeared in numerous editions of The Best American Poetry.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Mar 31
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Print
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Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Formal, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry, Translation
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

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