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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
American Athenaeum

American Athenaeum is a cultural magazine that features fiction, poetry, essays, opinion, author book reviews, and other literary contributions. Each journal explores the world of words like a patron explores a museum—by offering a view of the past, right up until the present. We consider this journal to be a museum of artistic endeavors, filled with cultural appreciation and stories that not only teach, but demonstrate the frailty of the human condition.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Print
Contributor copies only
Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Healing/Health, Historical, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Nature/Environmental, Political, Religious/Spiritual, War
Anomalous Press

Anomalous Press launched in March of 2011 as a non-profit press dedicated to the diffusion of writing in the forms it can take. Its backbone is an editorial collective from different backgrounds and geographies that keep an eye out for compelling projects that, in any number of ways, challenge expectations of what writing and reading should be.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Nov 1 - Dec 1
Web
E-publication
Audio
Video
No payment
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Love, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Political, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Serialized Fiction, Translation, War
Apogee Journal

Apogee is an independent literary journal, founded by writers in Columbia University’s M.F.A. Writing Program in 2011. We currently publish an annual issue that features fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry by writers of color, as well as non-hegemonic perspectives on racial, social and political issues by writers of all races. Our dual purpose is to celebrate writers on the periphery who express their creativity, interests and struggles, and to provide a platform for all writers to thoughtfully engage with issues of race and cultural diversity.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes No Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Print
Contributor copies only
Cross-genre, Experimental, LGBT, Political
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
Aries: Journal of Art and Literature

Aries is a nonprofit journal of art and literature published annually by Southeastern Community College. Since 1969, Aries has showcased finely crafted works from North Carolina artists and writers. Our mission is to celebrate North Carolinian writers and artists, to encourage student craft in the the fine arts, and to engage the public in the meaningful and rich heritage of art in Columbus County, NC. (Submissions outside NC okay.) Also, you can download our eText edition of the print journal for free right here: http://issuu.com/allisonparker8/docs/aries2013?mode=mobile

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes May 1 - Oct 31
Web
E-publication
Print
Contributor copies only
Autobiography/Memoir, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Humor, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry
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
Web
E-publication
Print
Contributor copies only
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Graphic/Illustrated, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Political, Prose Poetry, Regional, Religious/Spiritual, Serialized Fiction, Translation, War
Assaracus: A Journal of Gay Poetry

ASSARACUS (ISSN 2159-0478). Each issue of Assaracus (pronounced ASS-UH-RACK-US),  a quarterly publication, features a substantial collection of work by a small number of gay poets. Assaracus provides a grand stage for gay contemporary poetry. We want, decades from now, people to look back and see how we lived through how we wrote.

Poetry Yes Yes
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Contributor copies only
LGBT
BlazeVOX

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

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

EDITORIAL POLICYBLOOM does not discriminate against the imagination. Gardeners must identify as Queer (LGBT), but the flora of their labor need not serve any pre-conceived notion of beauty. Peonies, sweet williams, ragweed, and gladiolas--every shade & shape of blossom--are all welcome. Let the garden grow.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes
Print
Contributor copies only
LGBT
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
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
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
Borderline

BORDERLINE is the first literary journal of its kind, specializing in the genre of persona poetry. We accept submissions of page and performance poetry pieces, alike, that dare to step outside of their comfort zones and inhabit a whole new world, whether it be that of a character, object, idea, or what have you. The wilder the approach & the more innovative the perspective of the piece, the better. All that we ask of our authors is a willingness to live outside of boxes, and to hold fast in their faith in that little thing we like to call imagination.

Poetry Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Historical, Humor, LGBT, Love, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Political, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry
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 Review

The Brooklyn Review is published annually by Brooklyn College of the City University of New York. Begun almost 30 years ago by John Ashbery, The Brooklyn Review has been overseen throughout its history by esteemed writers such as L.S. Asekoff, Amy Hempel, Josh Henkin, and Jonathan Baumbach. While traditionally having published only poetry, short fiction, plays, and visual art, The Brooklyn Review is expanding to include multimedia works as well as interviews with working writers and artists.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
No Yes Sep 1 - Nov 15
E-publication
Print
Audio
Video
Contributor copies only
Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Formal, Graphic/Illustrated, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Regional, Translation
burner_logo.jpgBurner Magazine

Burner is that girl. She's witty, pretty, and doesn't dumb herself down. By day, she's a kindergarten teacher and by night, dances gogo. Inspired by fellow revolutionaries from John Lennon to Virginia Woolf, she's a muse and amusing, compelling and never complacent. The Burner girl gets hot and bothered by the Marquis de Lafayette, aspires to redefine the zeitgeist like Nietzsche, and provokes thought like Margaret Atwood.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
No payment
Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Humor, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Love, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Political, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry
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
E-publication
Print
Contributor copies only
Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Translation
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
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
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Print
Contributor copies only
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Formal, Graphic/Illustrated, Historical, Humor, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Love, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Political, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Serialized Fiction, War
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
Web
Audio
Video
Cash
Experimental, Flash Fiction, Formal, Graphic/Illustrated, LGBT, Micro-poetry, Nature/Environmental, Political, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Translation
CRATE

CRATE is the literary magazine of the University of California, Riverside’s MFA program. CRATE recently made the switch from print to digital, and now seeks work by emerging and established writers for publication in our monthly online journal. CRATE accepts fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, and short dramatic works.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
No payment
Autobiography/Memoir, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry
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
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Audio
Video
No payment
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
Drunken Boat

Drunken Boat, international online journal of the arts, publishes works of art endemic to the medium of the web, such as video, sound, hypertext, digital animation, alongside innovative works of prose, poetry, translation and photography. We like work that stretches form, irrespective of aesthetics.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Audio
Video
Cross-genre, Experimental, Graphic/Illustrated, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry, Translation
Eleven Eleven

Eleven Eleven is a biannual journal of literature and art based at California College of the Arts. The aim of the publication is to provide a forum for risk and experimentation and to serve as an exchange between writers and artists.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Sep 1 - Mar 15
Web
Print
Contributor copies only
Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Formal, Graphic/Illustrated, LGBT, Micro-poetry, Nature/Environmental, Political, Prose Poetry, Translation
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.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes No Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Print
Audio
Video
No payment
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Erotica, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Nature/Environmental, Political, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Religious/Spiritual, Translation
Fickle Muses

Fickle Muses is an online journal of poetry and fiction engaged with myth and legend. A poet or fiction writer is featured each week, with new selections posted on Sundays. Art is updated monthly. Fickle Muses welcomes submissions of poetry, fiction and art. Submissions are considered year-round and are open to all mythic traditions. Simultaneous and previously published submissions will be considered. Please send no more than one submission per genre per year unless requested.

Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
Cross-genre, Flash Fiction, Historical, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry
Gertrude

Gertrude is the biannual arts and literary publication of Gertrude Press, a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization showcasing and developing the creative talents of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer-identified, and allied individuals. 

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Print
Video
Contributor copies only
Cross-genre, LGBT
Ghost Ocean Magazine

Ghost Ocean Magazine is an online literary magazine publishing short prose, fiction under 3,000 words, and poetry, with occasional interviews and reviews. Our editors have varied tastes, but tend to lean toward energetic and skillful writing that shows command of voice, tension, and language. We like non-boring writing that beckons to be read.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Audio
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Flash Fiction, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Prose Poetry, Regional
HEArt Online

Mission Building an international community of citizens who believe in art as a vehicle for social reform through publication of HEArt Online and promoting the role of artists as human rights activists.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Audio
Video
LGBT
Instigatorzine

Instigatorzine is a quarterly, literature and art magazine reinforcing a platform for writers and artists who have none. Founded in 2010 by Keith Chiappone and Narciso Espiritu Jr., and based in Bayonne and Jersey City, NJ, Instigatorzine features some of the top artists and writers in each discipline and receives submissions from all over the world and then some. Instigatorzine is also one of few magazines that creates illustrations for submitted literature.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Print
Contributor copies only
Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Historical, Humor, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Love, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Political, Prose Poetry, Religious/Spiritual, Serialized Fiction, War
Knockout Literary Magazine

We love the hell out of poetry. All different types. From pantoums to prose poems. We also publish about a 50/50 mix of GLBT and straight writers.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Print
Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Formal, Graphic/Illustrated, Humor, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry, Translation, War
Lantern Review

LANTERN REVIEW aims to provide a virtual space in which to showcase Asian American poetry and to engage with issues relevant to its production and dissemination. We seek to publish expertly crafted work in a variety of forms and aesthetics, including traditional and experimental pieces, hybrid forms, multimedia work, and new translations. We welcome pieces from anglophone writers of all ethnic backgrounds whose work interests itself in critical questions relevant to the Asian diaspora in North America, as well as work created collaboratively in a community context.

Poetry Yes Yes Jul 4 - Aug 1
Web
E-publication
No payment
Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Formal, LGBT, Political, Prose Poetry, Translation, War
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
Mandala Journal

Mandala is a word which means 'circle' in Sanskrit. Mandala is a circle which holds the universe. Mandala is a journal of art and literature published each spring by the University of Georgia's Institute for African American Studies. We publish art, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. We are a platform for explorations of race, gender, culture, and identity, and for a wide range of voices and experiences, and to that end, we publish all kinds - students and professors, dilettantes and old hands, Pushcart Prize winners and schoolkids, from our hometown of Athens, GA, and points beyond.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Nov 3 - Feb 3
Web
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Nature/Environmental, Political, Pop Culture
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
Muzzle

Muzzle aims to bring together the voices of poets from a diverse array of backgrounds, paying special homage to poets from communities that are historically underrepresented in print and online publications.

Poetry Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
Feminist, LGBT, Political
NAILED Magazine

NAILED is an arts and culture magazine that features candid writing, essays, art, poetry, fiction, comics, interviews, letters, photography, and more. NAILED was founded on five defining adjectives that we constantly strive to reflect in the content that we publish: artful, passionate, raw/honest, challenging, and intelligent. We publish new content daily, with a focus on relevant, cultural topics and struggles. We are interested in unbarred, exposed writing that is not typically found in online zines.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
Autobiography/Memoir, Feminist, Flash Fiction, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Prose Poetry
Narrative Northeast

NN is a literary and arts magazine dedicated to diverse voices and visions, to creating a platform for writers who actually have something to say. With our editorial picks, we’re hoping to help to break down or mitigate the insistent voice of mono-culture. NN is looking for diverse, playful, edgy, socially aware voices, feminist, LBGT, and straight. However, any topic or theme is acceptable for NN, as we see the arts in general as a powerful catalyst for change.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 21 - Jun 30
Web
Feminist, LGBT, Nature/Environmental
Nat. Brut

The occasional journal of art, writing, and culture. Stories + poems + essays + films + music + art + comics. Editors: Kayla E. and Axel Severs

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Audio
Video
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Historical, Humor, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Political, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Serialized Fiction, Translation
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
Print
Cash
Experimental, Flash Fiction, Humor, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Nature/Environmental, Political, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, War
nin: a journal of erotic poetics

Good, intelligent poetry with the body and pleasure as its focus. We have no formal requirements and encourage experimentation in what it means to be a poem. nin's primary goal is not to titillate, but if it is provocative and well-written, this is a common side effect.

Poetry Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
E-publication
Print
Contributor copies only
Erotica, Experimental, Feminist, LGBT
Off the Coast

In every issue of Off the Coast we publish poems that speak to each other and offer excellence on their own terms: through perfect images, stunning narrative or well-crafted form.

Poetry Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Print
Contributor copies only
Feminist, Formal, Graphic/Illustrated, Historical, Humor, LGBT, Micro-poetry, Nature/Environmental, Political, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Regional
The Ofi Press

To promote superb work from all over the world as well as translated work from Mexican poets.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes No Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
Experimental, Flash Fiction, Formal, Graphic/Illustrated, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Political, Prose Poetry, Regional, Translation
pacificREVIEW: A West Coast Arts Review Annual

pacificREVIEW publishes original writing and art by new and established writers and artists. Each annual edition features a theme/focus. The theme/focus for 2013 was URBAN MYTHOS! The issue appeared May 2013. A call for papers for the 2014 edition of pacificREVIEW will appear Fall 2013.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes
Web
E-publication
Print
Contributor copies only
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Erotica, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Humor, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Political, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry
Packingtown Review
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
No Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Audio
Video
No payment
Experimental, Feminist, Graphic/Illustrated, Historical, LGBT, Political, Pop Culture, Translation
Paper Nautilus

Founded in 2011, Paper Nautilus has a broad range of taste. Our only criteria is quality, so whether you specialize in hybrid genres, minimalist experimental short stories, traditional sonnets, you name it—if it's done well, we want to see it. We believe in variety, and gravitate toward producing a magazine that's dynamic, eclectic, and refreshing in our selections. We also strive to support emerging writers, in addition to those already established in their careers.

Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes Sep 1 - Aug 31
Print
Contributor copies only
Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Nature/Environmental, Prose Poetry
Phantom Seed: a magazine of California desert poetry & prose

Be experimental, be fresh, be original and tell us about the California desert - in word, place, thought, metaphor, of "desert" in poetry and prose; non-fiction and news articles and interviews about the region also welcome.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Print
Contributor copies only
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, 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
phati’tude Literary Magazine

phati'tude Literary Magazine offers a wide collection of works that consist of poetry, prose, short stories, articles, interview and essays, along with literary criticism, book reviews and biographical profiles by established and emerging artists, poets and writers with an emphasis on writers of Native American, African, Hispanic/Latino and Asian descent. Published quarterly on POD and Amazon Kindle. phati'tude is on hiatus and will return Fall 2013 as a biannual publication.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
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Contributor copies only
Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Historical, Humor, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Political, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Regional
r.kv.r.y. quarterly

We look for a story to tell us something universal about the human condition. Just because our theme is "recovery" doesn't mean that all of what we publish is about successful recovery. Often it's not the recovery story that says the most about the process of recovering. We like work that shows heart and depth of character.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
Autobiography/Memoir, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Healing/Health, Humor, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Prose Poetry, War
Ragazine.CC

Ragazine is an on-line magazine of art, information and entertainment. It is an eclectic collaboration of artists, writers, poets, photographers, travelers and interested others. Most work is solicited, but we welcome unsolicited contributions for consideration. We look for the highest quality work we can find from both new and established artists, writers, poets, et al. "Nothing is sacred."

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes No Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Erotica, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Historical, Humor, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction
Raspa Magazine

Raspa Magazine is a response to the paucity of queer Latino literature readily available to readers. It is a biannual queer literary magazine that focuses on the Latino perspective. Raspa intends to showcase the experience of queer Latino artists, thereby providing a better understanding for ourselves as peers and for those outside of our community

Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes Feb 15 - Sep 15
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Contributor copies only
Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Love
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
Red Sky: A Literary Journal

Red Sky Journal is committed to publishing established and up-and-coming writers and artists. Established in 2010 by LA based poet, Zoe Etkin, and graphic designer, Amanda Gartman, Red Sky’s mission has always been to showcase excellent writing in a beautifully designed package. Red Sky represents a wide range of styles and forms, encouraging the experimental and the well-wrought. Find our print issues in bookstores and art spaces throughout Los Angeles, Santa Fe, and Memphis.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes
Web
E-publication
Print
Contributor copies only
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Graphic/Illustrated, Humor, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry
Redivider

Formerly the Beacon Street Review, now in its 11th year as Redivider, we publish quality, often quirky and edgy work in all genres. Each issue includes approximately 40-50 pages of fiction, 20-25 pages poetry, 25-30 pages of nonfiction and 8-12 pieces of visual art. Redivider is now available in both print and eBook format. Certain pieces may also be published online (with author's permission).

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RiverLit
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Saw Palm: Florida Literature and Art

Saw Palm is a Florida-themed literary journal produced by the MFA program at the University of South Florida. We publish poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, art, photography, reviews, and interviews. Places to Stand in Florida, a special project of our website, features a Google Earth map of the state with pushpin essays that capture the variety of Florida environments, natural and man-made. We actively seek new writers and artists and make it a point to respond personally (if briefly) to every submission. Please subscribe if you appreciate great Florida literature and art!

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Seltzer

Seltzer is an online collection of poetry, fiction, non-fiction, photography, and art. We strive to publish a balance between dark and light, either in a work itself or the issue as a whole.

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Skin to Skin

Skin to Skin is a coffee table magazine for women of the LGBT community, mixing poetry and prose with the artistry of the female art form. It is a platform that promotes unity, freedom of expression, and the sharing of ideas. Skin to Skin features poetry, prose, illustrations, and photographs from artists who identify as lesbian, queer, bisexual, transgender or allies.

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Sonora Review

Since the magazine’s inception in 1980, editors and readers have worked to keep alive the journal’s tradition of publishing both established and emerging writers who uphold the highest standards of innovative prose and poetry.

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The St. Sebastian Review

The St. Sebastian Review is an LGBTQ Christian literary magazine, founded to give voice to a community often disenfranchised and unheard. We exist as a forum within and from which LGBTQ Christians of any denomination can engage both critically and compassionately the culture in which they find themselves. We are purveyors of fine poetry, fiction, nonfiction essays, and visual art from among the LGBTQ Christian community and its allies.

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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.*

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Commercial Fiction, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Humor, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Political
Still Point Arts Quarterly

STILL POINT ARTS QUARTERLY has a clear focus on art, artists, and artistry, as it explores issues of expression, imagination, and inspiration. Each issue includes extensive portfolios of contemporary artists as well as articles, essays, fiction, and poetry about art, artists, and artistry. STILL POINT ARTS QUARTERLY has been praised for its rich content, magnificent reproduction of artwork, and splendid layout and design. It is, quite simply, a beautiful publication. Intended for artists as well as art enthusiasts.

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Storm Cellar

We are looking for original literary work of the highest quality, surprising and affecting work that avoids extremes of melodrama and mundanity, authors who marry form and content, and both fresh and experienced voices. We welcome submissions by authors from all walks of life, including outside the U.S.A. We do place a special emphasis on writers and work connected, one way or another, to the Midwest. We are always on lookout for vibrant visual art.

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Storyscape Journal

We are actively looking for unique modes of storytelling that fall outside conventional boundaries while still maintaining the core essence of "story." We accept stories in all forms and formats, especially those we haven't thought of yet.

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TAYO Literary Magazine

TAYO cultivates emerging poetry and prose, publishing writing that knifes, lifts, and strikes at the emotive truth of all things lost and adrift. We're dedicated to the creation, cultivation, and promotion of Filipino/Filipino American arts and culture, open to all work that cuts the insides and opens the heart. We accept work without regard to ethnicity or nationality* (all are welcomed to submit), and we're looking for pieces that slice into the phantasmagoria of the oppressed, marginalized, post-colonized, and diasporic life. ISSN PRINT: 2164-0270 ISSN ONLINE: 2164-0289

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Tendril Literary Magazine

Tendril Literary Magazine is an online collection of poetry, short fiction, and other words published with the seasons.

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Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built + Natural Environments

A place-based literary and technical journal published on a rolling basis and using editorials, poetry, essays, fiction, articles, reviews, interviews, artwork, videos, and case studies to explore the nexus between our built and natural environments.

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Tikkun

We especially like stories, poems, and non-fiction pieces that deal with the spiritual, progressive, regenerative, and transformative elements of life. We’re also highly drawn to works about religion, Israel/Palestine, the Mideast conflicts, and social justice. Please keep in mind that ours is a global, multi-faith readership, and while we appreciate non-English expressions, the language needs to be broadly accessible.

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Toad The Journal

Toad: a journal of diversity. We read poetry, prose of the fictional and the non-fictional variety, ekphrastic work, and all kinds of writing that stretches, bends, and breaks genres. We're exciting art.

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Touch: The Journal of Healing

Touch: The Journal of Healing promotes poetry and prose from around the world that speaks of the physical, the emotional, and the universal, spiritual touch of humanity.

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The Tusculum Review

We want writing that takes risks while still paying attention to craft. We are happy to see prose poems, stories that burst into poems, poems that burst into stories, etc. Mixing genres doesn’t scare us. Of course boring, self-involved, over-inflated pap turns us off. We publish poems, fiction, nonfiction, and plays.

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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.

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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.

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Vinyl Poetry

Poetry and Prose that leave us excited and wanting more.

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Weave Magazine

Weave is a literary organization and print publication located in Pittsburgh, PA. We seek to create a space for a cross-section of writers and artists to meet on the page, on the stage, and in workshop. We celebrate diversity in both the creator and their works and strive to showcase both novice and established writers and artists.

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Whiskey Island

Whiskey Island is a nonprofit literary journal that has been published by Cleveland State University for over thirty years. We welcome poetry and fiction submissions. We look to publish exciting new voices as well as established authors.

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Wilde Magazine

Wilde Magazine seeks to publish art and writing by and for the queer community. We accept literary prose and poetry, as well as visual art. We want to offer a view into the queer community that is intersectional by representing all ages, races, religions, and genders within. We also publish one erotica issue each year.

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Women in REDzine

We look for writing that is surprisingly exceptional, not necessarily the in your face brilliance, but the kind of writing that surprises you with story and a clear focus and voice. We love new writers, adore established writers, and embrace the I've-Never-Done-This-Before writers. If you have a story, a poem, an essay, or something that you haven't quite classified yet, but you think it could stand up to being read, then please submit it. Our staff loves to read!

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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

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