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Connect your poems, stories, essays, and reviews to the right audiences by researching over eight hundred literary magazines in our database. Here, you’ll find editorial policies, submission guidelines, contact information—everything you need to direct your work to the publications most amenable to your vision.

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Journal Genres Published Accepts Electronic Submissions? Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? Reading Period Format
10x3 plus

Publishes ten featured poets times three poems per issue. Other poetry, including longer poems and prose poems are also featured. Once a poet is published in 10x3 plus, he or she becomes a 10x3 writer and is encouraged to submit again.

Poetry No No Jan 1 - Nov 30
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2River View

We prefer poems with these qualities: image, subtlety, and point of view; a surface of worldly exactitude, as well as a depth of semantic ambiguity; and a voice that negotiates with its body of predecessors. Before submitting, please read the submission guidelines.

Poetry Yes No Jan 1 - Dec 31
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E-publication
Audio
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32 Poems

At 32 Poems our bias is for inventive language complicated by music, form, and sentiment. As a rule we publish shorter work that can fit on a single page (32 lines or less), but we sometimes make exceptions to accommodate particularly exciting poems that run a little longer. Perhaps most importantly, our editors believe that a poem’s publication should not begin its disappearance, so we actively champion contributing poets by placing issues with other publications, nominating writers for recognition and prizes, and sharing their work outside the confines of the physical journal.

Poetry Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
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34thParallel Magazine

We think you rock! And at 34thParallel Magazine what we’re about is giving you the rock-star treatment—but alas without the sex and the drugs!! We aspire to be the Rolling Stone of writing where you can be proud to have your work read and acclaimed!! We hope 34thParallel Magazine will be your launchpad to bigger and better things and invite you to submit your best work. Make it something that ROCKS us!!

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
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E-publication
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3Elements Review

3Elements Review was founded to spark imagination, to provide a unique creative challenge, and at the very least, to allow writers and artists a bit of fun with our three element prompts. We aim to distinguish ourselves from the typical literary journal through our unique approach to the creative process. We provide both emerging and established writers and artists a platform to share their unique voices and visions with the world.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
No payment
491 Magazine

491 is a twice-yearly print magazine whose aim is to feature up-and-coming poets and artists. Formed in May 2009, 491 is an independent publication. We read year-round. Please read the most recent issue to get a sense of what we are hoping to receive.

Poetry Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
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Experimental, Graphic/Illustrated, Micro-poetry, Political, Prose Poetry
521magazine

The more unique the better. We like weird poems and stories. We like strange, odd, bizarre, even leaning towards psychotic. We are dedicated to those with creative minds and prefer that those who write about the dark things submit to us.

Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Print
580 Split: A Journal of Letters

580 Split is most concerned with publishing that work that finds itself situated in an experimental/innovative/avant guard/hybrid tradition that causes us to stop and focus on something blurry and say wow.

Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes Jul 1 - Oct 15
5x5

5x5 is a pocket-sized literary magazine packed with concise written and visual art, full of new and established voices, both young and old, that push the limits of our five inch by five inch format. We strive to find exceptional, undiscovered writing and artwork, package it into a neat little book and send it to as many mailboxes as possible.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
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95Notes_Image.jpg95Notes

95Notes is a platform designed to showcase quality creative writing and artwork. 95Notes is an independent literary magazine started by Chicago State University writers to represent creative writers within their literary community. All creative minds are encouraged to submit their work to 95Notes@Gmail.com.

Poetry, Creative Nonfiction, Fiction
Yes No Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Print
No payment
A&U Magazine

We encourage all topics related to HIV/AIDS, including international perspectives, personal accounts, historical perspectives, and personal responses to HIV-related art or artists. We also welcome English translations of work that is unpublished or previously published in a language other than English. See our Submissions page for further information.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Print
Cash
Autobiography/Memoir, Healing/Health, Literary Fiction, Political, Translation
A-Minor Magazine

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

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

To identify new and emerging writers and visual artists who have a particular focus on re-defining the landscape of their artform. Artists of color and those others who are traditionally underrepresented in the field are especially encouraged to submit work. aaduna seeks creative visionaries who find refuge within the complexities and ironies of the written word.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
E-publication
Audio
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No payment
Cross-genre
Aberration Labyrinth

This is a publication that plans to blur the lines of traditional poetry. Too many publications have a narrow definition of what poetry is or what it should be. We don't. In fact, we treasure poetry that strays from the path. We want raw, evocative, emotional poetry. We love imagery. While we don't traditionally like rhymes, we are not opposed to them if they are done well. We love the free verse; we also love the aubade. The form is up to you.

Poetry Yes No Jan 1 - Dec 31
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E-publication
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Feminist, Humor, Love, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Political, Pop Culture
v11-book-cover-front.jpgAble Muse

Able Muse predominantly publishes metrical poetry complemented by art and photography, fiction and non-fiction including essays, book reviews and interviews with a focus on metrical and formal poetry. We also welcome exceptional free verse. We also publish fiction, essays, book reviews, interviews, art and photography. Able Muse seeks to publish established as well as new voices. We read everything and publish only the best. Send your best!

Poetry, Creative Nonfiction, Fiction
Yes No Jan 1 - Dec 31
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E-publication
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Abramelin

We are a poetry journal, focusing on the highest quality literary poetry. Abramelin has been publishing since the summer of 2006. Many of the best small press writers have graced our pages. I have changed the format from one or two issues a year to monthly updates, often with a featured poet for the month. We no longer take paper submissions, only email, to: nessaralindaran@aol.com We will be reading submissions year-round. I hope to respond to all submissions now within 2 weeks. I look forward to reading and sharing with everyone.

Poetry Yes No Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
No payment
ABZ

Good poems. We pay a small stipend on publication and send two copies. We do not accept electronic submissions (exceptions are made for overseas submissions and submissions from incarcerated persons).

Poetry No Yes May 1 - Jul 1
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The Acentos Review

The Acentos Review publishes poetry, fiction, memoir, interviews, translations and artwork by emerging and established Latina/o writers four times a year. We welcome submissions in English, Spanish, Spanglish and indigenous languages.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental
Acorn: a Journal of Contemporary Haiku

Acorn is a biannual journal dedicated to publishing the best of contemporary English-language haiku. In particular, it showcases the individual poem and the ability of haiku to reveal the extraordinary moments found in everyday life.

Poetry Yes No Jan 1 - Mar 1
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No payment
Micro-poetry
Adanna

Adanna, a name of Nigerian origin, pronounced a-DAN-a, is defined as “her father’s daughter.” Women over the centuries have been defined by men in politics, through marriage, and most importantly, by the men who fathered them. Women are still bound by complex roles in society, often needing to wear more than one hat or sacrifice one role so another may flourish. While this journal is dedicated to women, it is not exclusive, and it welcomes our counterparts and their thoughts about women today. Submissions should reflect women’s issue or topics, celebrate womanhood, or shout out in passion.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
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Feminist
The Adirondack Review

The Adirondack Review is an independent on-line quarterly of literature and the arts published by Black Lawrence Press. It is dedicated to publishing quality poetry, fiction, artwork, and photography, as well as interviews, articles, book reviews, and film reviews. TAR was established in the spring of 2000, with its first issue appearing that summer. A unique feature of The Adirondack Review is that issues are published as they come together; i.e., readers can watch the issue unfold as new work is accepted and published by clicking on the evolving issue link on the cover page.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes No Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
AGNI

We see literature and the arts as part of a broad, ongoing cultural conversation that every society needs to remain vibrant and alive. We look for the honest voice, the idiosyncratic signature, experimental where necessary but not willfully so. Writing that grows from a vision, a perspective, and a passion will interest us, regardless of structure or approach.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Sep 1 - May 31
Web
Print
Cash
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry
Alaska Quarterly Review

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

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
No Yes Aug 15 - May 15
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Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry
The Albion Review

The Albion Review is a national undergraduate literary magazine based out of Albion College in Michigan. Published annually since 2004, The Review features works of poetry, fiction, art, and essays. The Review strives to showcase the work of emerging undergraduate talents.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
No No Sep 1 - Jan 1
Alehouse

Alehouse Press is an independent literary press founded in 2006.  Since then, we've published Alehouse, an all-poetry literary journal featuring a mix of poetry, essays on poetry, and poetry reviews from emerging and established writers.  We publish poems on all topics in all forms, up to approximately 60 lines.

Poetry No Yes Jul 1 - Jul 15
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Alimentum - The Literature of Food

Since 2005 Alimentum has been delighting readers with stories, essays, and poems that use food as a kind of muse to inspire memory, ideas, humor, joy, melancholy, triumph and reflection. The only literary review all about food. Food in its finest form. Sating a loftier appetite. Savor the word of food.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
No Yes Oct 1 - Mar 15
Alligator Juniper

A publication of Prescott College, Alligator Juniper features contemporary poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. We encourage submissions from writers at all levels, especially emerging and early-career writers. AJ has twice won the AWP Directors' Prize for Undergraduate Literary Magazines.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Aug 15 - Oct 1
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
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Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Healing/Health, Historical, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Nature/Environmental, Political, Religious/Spiritual, War
logo.gifAmerican Letters and Commentary

American Letters & Commentary is an eclectic literary magazine featuring innovative and challenging writing in all forms. Each annual issue features a substantial and diverse selection of fiction, poetry, essays, translation, and critical opinion by renowned and up-and-coming writers.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
No Yes Oct 1 - Mar 1
American Poetry Review

Publishing a broad range of poetry, translations, criticism, reviews, interviews, and columns, The American Poetry Review is dedicated to reaching a worldwide audience with a diverse array of contemporary poetry and literary prose. APR also aims to expand the audience interested in poetry and literature, and to provide authors with a far-reaching forum in which to present their work.

Poetry Yes No Jan 1 - Dec 31
Amethyst Arsenic

Amethyst Arsenic was founded in 2011 to publish the best poetry and art to the widest possible audience. We pay for accepted work and seek to nominate poems for awards. We are open to all forms of poetry from new and established voices. We have a goal to publish at least twice a year, as well as create opportunities for guest editors.

Poetry Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
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Amoskeag: the Journal of Southern New Hampshire University

We publish both new and seasoned writers, accepting stories, poems, essays, and BW photography on all subjects, in any form. We usually have some New England writers and pieces, but strive to be eclectic and interesting. Check Submission Guidelines for occasional Special Issue topics.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
No Yes Sep 1 - Dec 1
The Ampersand Review

We are looking for creative work, but only good creative work. Give us God, give us god, give us man, give us people & make us laugh. If you can make us cry, do so, if you want to lament loss of pets & family, do not. We enjoy smiling & the bizarre sensation of the rabble-rouse. We want to feel, & we want to want, & we don't want Cheap Trick jokes inserted here, unless they are awesome. We are strict & unbiased; we value aesthetic above morality; we want to read a good piece as much as our readers, so write one before submitting.

Poetry Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Anastomoo

Beyond Language Language. Thoughtful, rigorous, imaginative writing - all genres considered. Made in Tasmania. Published by Jesse Shipway since 2007.

Poetry, Fiction
Yes No Jan 1 - Dec 31
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No payment
Formal
anderbo.com

Founded by The New Yorker fiction contributor and Whiting Writers' Award-winner Rick Rofihe, anderbo.com is a New York City-based Literary Online Journal that publishes short stories, poetry, and nonfiction (a.k.a. “fact”). Named “The Best New Online Journal” by storySouth, anderbo.com accepts work from previously-unpublished and emerging talents, as well as established writers and poets.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
No payment
Autobiography/Memoir
Issue2spread2.jpgandreview

andreview is an artist-run publication that nurtures the work of local and international writers and artists. For each issue, we showcase historical and contemporary trends in thought and art-making. As readers, researchers, artists, and designers, we are interested in collections—connected ideas that can be compiled and offered as food for thought.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes
Web
E-publication
Print
No payment
Autobiography/Memoir, Literary Fiction, Prose Poetry
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
The Antigonish Review

The Antigonish Review was founded by R.J. MacSween in 1970 and features poetry, fiction, reviews and critical articles from all parts of Canada, the US and overseas, using original graphics to enliven the format.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
No No Sep 1 - Jun 30
Antioch Review

The Antioch Review, founded in 1941, is one of the oldest, continuously publishing literary magazines in America, publishing fiction, essays, and poetry from both emerging as well as established authors. Our authors are consistently included in Best American anthologies & Pushcart.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
No Yes Sep 1 - May 31
E-publication
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Narrative Nonfiction
Antiphon Poetry Magazine

Antiphon Poetry Magazine provides an online showcase for British and international contemporary poetry. Now in our second year, we also publish reviews of new books and pamphlets from the major publishers and small presses, and articles about aspects of poetry.

Poetry Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
E-publication
No payment
Apeiron Review

We want something real, something beautiful, something ugly, or something that sings to the far reaches of our being. Make us laugh or make us cry, but we want something visceral. Free verse poems are generally favored over those that rhyme. Experimentation is encouraged.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes
E-publication
No payment
Experimental, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry
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
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E-publication
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Cross-genre, Experimental, LGBT, Political
Appalachian Heritage

Since 1973, Appalachian Heritage has served as a major outlet for the creative writing and art of the Southern Appalachian Region. Through publishing some of the region's well-established writers as well as many exciting new voices, we are dedicated to illuminating the literature and art of the area.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
No No Jan 1 - Dec 31
Print
No payment
Autobiography/Memoir, Graphic/Illustrated, Regional
Apple Valley Review

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

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

apt is a literary journal featuring challenging writing that combines the cerebral and the visceral. In 2011, we moved to a hybrid print/online format. Additionally, our website is updated frequently with short fiction, poetry, reviews, and interviews.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Print
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Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry
The Arava Review

Born in September 2009 at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT, The Arava Review is a contemporary art and poetry review. We are interested in poetry and art on the page. We also hold readings and curate shows.

Poetry Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Arc Poetry Magazine

We feature poetry and poetry criticism from emerging and established writers to watch - in Canada and beyond. At Arc, we find the brave new voices; poetry that is woozy, cunning, shearing and wildlike, and prose that offers new perspectives on the verse you thought you knew.

Poetry Yes Yes Sep 1 - May 31
Cash
Arcadia

Arcadia has published eclectic art and literature in Oklahoma City since 2009. We publish in a one-of-a-kind quarterly format that features both magazine issues and stand-alone poetry and fiction chapbooks. We seek and publish the best, no matter what form that comes in: short story, poem, painting, photograph, stand-up comedy routine, album, short film, mockumentary, epic poem about the Dukes of Hazzard, we don't care. We want to see it, read it, hear it, and love it.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
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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
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E-publication
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Autobiography/Memoir, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Humor, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry
Arkansas Review

Published three times a year, Arkansas Review is a journal of Delta studies. All materials must evoke or respond to the natural and/or cultural experience of the seven state Mississippi River Delta (IL, MO, KY, TN, AR, MS, LA). 

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
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ArLiJo

The intent of ArLiJo is to feature a variety of authors/poets/artists from around the globe whose work provokes readers to contemplate issues, etc. ArLiJo features poetry, fiction, nonfiction and artwork. Payment is any book published by Gival Press.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes May 15 - Aug 15
Web
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Armchair/Shotgun

At Armchair/Shotgun, we do not care about your bio. We read all submissions anonymously, and conceal even an author’s name until a piece has been selected for publication. We feel that good writing does not know one MFA program from another. It does not know a Ph.D. from a high school drop-out. Good writing knows only story. We accept poetry, fiction, non-fiction and visual arts submissions for publication on real honest-to-goodness paper.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes No Mar 1 - May 1
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Arroyo Literary Review

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

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
No Yes Dec 1 - May 31
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E-publication
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Commercial Fiction, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry, Regional, Translation
Arsenic Lobster Poetry Journal

The Arsenic Lobster Poetry Journal is seeking eloquent emotion, articulate experiment; the charley horse hearted, heavily quirked, the harrowing. Honed lyricism, stripped narrative. Be compelled, compulsed, MOVED, to write.

Poetry Yes Yes Nov 1 - Apr 30
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Print
No payment
Artful Dodge

Artful Dodge has always been attracted to writing with a sense of place and cultural landscape. Besides new American fiction, poetry and narrative essay, we’re also interested in contemporary literature in translation from all over the globe. In fact, since 1990 we have run a special “Poets as Translators” section in each issue, in which prominent and emerging American poets present both their own poetry and translation work side by side. Our interview series has included conversations with Jorge Luis Borges, Gwendolyn Brooks, Terry Tempest Williams, and Czeslaw Milosz.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
No Yes Oct 1 - May 1
Artichoke Haircut

Artichoke Haircut was created not to reaffirm the editors pre-existing aesthetic prejudices, just the opposite. We were bored of much of the contemporary literature we had been reading and much of what had been force-fed to us by larger literary publications. We wanted to be surprised and we wanted to publish a magazine that would surprise our readers. For that reason, we strive to publish the best work from around the country by up-and-coming writers who have yet to have their voices heard by a large audience.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Print
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Experimental, Humor, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry
Arts & Letters

Arts & Letters is a literary magazine based at Georgia College, and we accept the best things we come across. We nominate for the Pushcart Prize, Best New Poets, Best American Short Stories, Best American Essays, and Best American Nonrequired Reading.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Aug 1 - Jan 31
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Cash
Ascent Aspirations Magazine

Ascent accepts unsolicited manuscripts of short fiction (1,000 words or less), poetry, short philosophical essays on life and the human condition, and reviews of current published works and visual art.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
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
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Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Graphic/Illustrated, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Political, Prose Poetry, Regional, Religious/Spiritual, Serialized Fiction, Translation, War
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.

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LGBT
Assisi: An Online Journal of Arts & Letters

Assisi offers an eclectic mix of essays (both academic and personal), fiction and poetry. We also publish photographs, drawings and other art works. Depending upon when you submit your work, it may take up to eight months for us to respond.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
Autobiography/Memoir, Experimental, Formal, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry
Asymptote

We welcome submissions of translated poetry, fiction, nonfiction and drama; certain types of original English-language nonfiction, including literary and critical writing; interviews as well as visual art. Our annual English-language Fiction Feature is released every April and our annual English-language Poetry Feature every October. You can find the calls (and other submission guidelines) here: http://asymptotejournal.com/submit.php Follow us on Facebook here: http://facebook.com/asymptotejournal Twitter: http://twitter.com/asymptotejrnl

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Graphic/Illustrated, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction
At Length

At Length is a venue for ambitious, in-depth writing, music, photography, and art that are open to possibilities shorter forms preclude. As a print-friendly online magazine, we create ways for readers, listeners, and viewers to interact with noteworthy long work.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes
Web
No payment
The Atlas Review

We are interested in vetting unsolicited submissions anonymously. We solicit a few writers per reading period, and it is through this energy of known and unknown from which The Atlas Review thrives. We publish twice a year in a beautiful print journal. Please visit our website for more details.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Mar 15 - May 15
Print
Contributor copies only
Atticus Review

Atticus Review is a weekly online journal that publishes stories, poems, electric literature, and other genre-busting words of wisdom and interactive whimsy. We are focused on creating an immersive reading experience and geared to rise above the noise of the marketplace; foster communication; build a micro-community of curious minds; create an inviting space for readers and writers to mingle; change the public’s perception of reading as a static activity; turn the platform of digital publishing into an interactive trampoline; and redefine the role of literature.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Audio
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No payment
Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Humor, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry
The Audio Zine

The Audio Zine, at In Stereo Press, provides a space for underground writers, musicians, and visual artists.  The main focus is to put a voice and a face to all the work, creating a sense of closeness for the audience with the artist.  The Audio Zine is not just an online publication, but a community builder.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Audio
Video
No payment
Cross-genre, Experimental, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry
Aufgabe

Aufgabe is an annual journal of new American poetry, essays, notes, reviews, talks and poetry in translation. Each issue features a guest edited selection of work from outside the U.S. in English translation.

Poetry No Yes Jul 1 - Sep 15
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The Aurorean

The Aurorean (April and October) has been published continually since 1995, featuring the work of over 1,200 poets worldwide. The Aurorean has been featured in Poet’s Market and several-times recommended as a “Pick” by the prestigious Small Press Review. SPR: “a journal that has both high production values and quality poetry ... perfect to elevate you from the dark night of the soul.” NewPages: "This little journal will fill you up." Pays $30 for "Best Poem" each issue and $10 for Creative Writing Student Outstanding Haiku Award each issue.

Poetry Yes No Jan 1 - Dec 31
E-publication
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Autumn Sky Poetry

Autumn Sky Poetry is on an indefinite hiatus. Reading poetry is a pleasure for which too few of us have the time to spare. My aim, as editor, is to make poetry as accessible as possible: simple pages, simple formatting, exquisite poetry. Every issue contains ten poems by ten different poets.

Poetry No No
Avatar Review

We publish poetry, short fiction, essays, visual art and prose poems. We look first for the finely crafted piece and believe in Pound’s dictum, “Fundamental accuracy of statement is the sole morality of writing.” We’re open to all forms, but have a bias toward clear, concise, understandable work that communicates, surprises or disturbs-writing that bears witness to the world we live in.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Oct 1 - Dec 31
Web
The Bacon Review

A monthly review of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and intellectual life, we started The Bacon Review because we care deeply about high-quality literature. We are also aware that the commercial publishing industry is facing difficult times, and consequently, it’s often the case that good writing is not published and authors not promoted. It’s our goal to make excellent work available for free. We also believe that writing should be about more than just publishing. We are interested in our authors as people; we want to know what inspires and motivates our contributors to write.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes
Web
No payment
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Formal, Historical, Humor, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Regional, Religious/Spiritual, Translation, War
The Bad Version

The Bad Version is an online magazine with an occasional print publication that seeks to foster conversation about the world we live in through the fiction, poetry, and essays of the young and curious. Its name comes from the collaborative art of screenwriting, where the first attempt at a scene, that wild idea that gets the process going, is called a “bad version.” Likewise, this magazine is dedicated to beginnings: to pieces that are taking risks, trying to broach new ideas, experimenting with new forms, starting new conversations.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
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Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Historical, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Pop Culture
The Baltimore Review

The mission of The Baltimore Review is to showcase Baltimore as a literary hub of diverse writing and promote the work of emerging and established writers.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Feb 1 - May 31
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The Bangalore Review

As book-lovers from childhood, the editors grew up loving the written word, both contemporary as well as classic, and depended upon them for our intellectual nourishment. We owe the society we grew up in for the books we read and the knowledge we earned. Our purpose in launching The Bangalore Review is to give back, in our own way, to society what it lent us.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
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Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Literary Fiction, Regional
The Barefoot Review

The Barefoot Review publishes original written work by people who have or have had physical difficulties in their lives, from cancer to seizures, Alzheimer's to Lupus. It is also a place for caretakers, families, significant others and friends to write about their experiences and relationships to the person. They are a vital part to being able to live with an illness. Writing can be a tremendous source of healing and allow difficult feelings and ideas to be expressed, verbalizing feelings that may be subconscious.

Poetry Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
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Healing/Health
Barely South Review

There is great complexity in any form or creative assertion of “here”, and it is in this spirit that BARELY SOUTH REVIEW embraces the opportunity to feature works from emerging as well as established writers. We are interested in great writing in its myriad forms. We seek to present many voices, especially those that defy easy regional, thematic, and stylistic categorization.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Sep 1 - Nov 30
Web
E-publication
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Literary Fiction
Barnstorm

Barnstorm is an online literary magazine sponsored by the MFA Program in Creative Writing at the University of New Hampshire.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Bateau

BATEAU subscribes to no trend but serves to represent a wide cross-section of contemporary writing. For this reason, readers will most probably love and hate at least something in each issue. To us, this means Bateau is eclectic, open-ended and not mired in a particular strain. Each issue is an art piece: letterpress covers, great design, attention to detail. We consider the company your work keeps. We are also an environmentally conscious publisher.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Sep 1 - May 31
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Bayou Magazine

Bayou Magazine publishes short fiction, nonfiction, and poetry from established, award-winning authors as well as emerging writers. In keeping the aesthetics of the Creative Writing Workshop at UNO, Bayou is especially interested in discovering and showcasing fresh literary voices. The journal awards yearly contests in both fiction and poetry.

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

Beatdom is a young magazine concerning, inspired by, and moving on from the Beat Generation.

Poetry, Creative Nonfiction, Fiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
E-publication
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Belle Rêve Literary Journal

Belle Reve Literary Journal is a southern literary experience. We are an online publication. We release new works weekly and publish issues throughout the year. We strive to capture everything that makes the South and its residents unique through the best contemporary literature we can find.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Belleville Park Pages

Our goal is to make writing affordable and frequent while connecting writing from around the world. The Pages are sold in 7 countries in shops such as Shakespeare & Co. (Paris), Foyles (London) and Powell's (Portland, OR)

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
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Experimental, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Political, Prose Poetry
Bellevue Literary Review

Bellevue Literary Review is a unique literary magazine that examines human existence through the prism of health and healing, illness and disease. We invite submissions of previously unpublished works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry that touch upon these themes.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Sep 15 - Jun 30
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Bellingham Review

Literature of palpable quality: poems, stories, and essays so beguiling they invite us to touch their essence. The Bellingham Review hungers for a kind of writing that nudges the limits of form, or executes traditional forms exquisitely.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Sep 15 - Dec 1
E-publication
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Beloit Poetry Journal

Since 1950, the BPJ has been publishing poetry that matters. We are open to a wide range of forms and styles in contemporary poetry. We are always watching for new poets, quickened language, and poems with a fresh purchase on the political or social landscape.

Poetry Yes No Jan 1 - Dec 31
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Beltway Poetry Quarterly

We strive to showcase the richness and diversity of authors from the greater Washington, DC area in every issue, with poets from different backgrounds, races, ethnicities, ages, and sexual orientations represented. We have included Pulitzer Prize winners and those who have never previously published.

Poetry Yes No
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Regional
BEORH QUARTERLY : Fabulism At Its Finest

BEORH QUARTERLY publishes Fabulism, Magic Realism, and Atmospheric Horror.

Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
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Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Historical, Humor, Literary Fiction, Love, Prose Poetry, Religious/Spiritual
Berkeley Poetry Review

While we accept great poetry of any kind, we are particularly interested in work that complicates prevailing conceptions of race, gender, ecology, and even poetic form itself. Is your work attempting to start a dialogue? To enter into conversation? To push? Send it our way.

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the Bicycle Review

The Bicycle Review is a print and electronic journal of contemporary literature and art. Our contributors range from the very well known to first time publications from new writers and artists. Anything is considered...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Print
Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Humor, Literary Fiction, Serialized Fiction
Big Lucks

Founded in 2009, Big Lucks publishes earnest, honest poetry and prose through a variety of online mediums.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Big Muddy: Journal of the Mississippi River Valley

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

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
No Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
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Experimental, Historical, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Literary Fiction, Nature/Environmental, Pop Culture
The Bitter Oleander

We are looking for poems that vault us to a new level of understanding an individual's true perception, and not one that falls under the customs of a dictated language which only obeys the known, the understood and the repetitive. Be imaginative, not fantastical which is never the same.

Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
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
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Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Humor, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry
Black Warrior Review

Founded in 1974, Black Warrior Review publishes contemporary fiction, poetry, and nonfiction by award-winning writers alongside work by new and emerging voices. Each issue also features art, comics, and a poetry chapbook solicited by the editors.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Aug 1
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Print
Cash
BLACKBERRY: a magazine

BLACKBERRY: a magazine aims to be a premier literary magazine featuring black women writers and artists. Its goal is to expose readers to the diversity of the black woman’s experience and strengthen the black female voice in both the mainstream and independent markets. We hope to illuminate the new generations and reach back to those whose words may have been ignored.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
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Blackbird: an online journal of literature and the arts

While it is true that excellence can be differently defined and construed, our primary definition will be this: Beyond simple obvious criteria such as “well written in a variety of technical senses,” and “original in terms of subject and style,” excellent writing challenges traditions in profound ways, and is radical insofar as it is aware of its own origins in tradition and seeks to expand the boundaries of the realm of discourse of which it is a part.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Nov 1 - Apr 15
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The Black Herald

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

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Experimental, Literary Fiction, Prose Poetry, Translation
Blast Furnace

Our mission is to publish refined poetry by "poets of place," with themes deeply rooted in place. We value refined poetry that is architecturally functional and distinctive on the page. We value poetry that is stripped--burnt down--to its purest state, in both form and context. We value brave poetry that takes risks and, therefore, resonates with a discriminating audience. We value soulful poetry from the core--recited or read aloud--as it was originally intended.

Poetry Yes Yes Jan 2 - Dec 30
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Audio
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Micro-poetry, Prose Poetry
BlazeVOX

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

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
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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
Blood and Thunder: Musings on the Art of Medicine

Blood and Thunder: Musings on the Art of Medicine is the student-run literary journal of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. We publish health care-related short stories, poems, and artwork annually.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Feb 1 - May 15
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Healing/Health
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