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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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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.

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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 We also welcome English translations of work that is unpublished or previously published in a language other than English.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.

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Autobiography/Memoir, Healing/Health, Literary Fiction, Political, Translation
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).

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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.

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Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry
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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Regional
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.

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Brain, Child

Through essays, poetry, fiction and feature stories our writers provide their unique perspectives on being mothers. We aim to be down-to-earth, literary, commonsensical, funny, poignant, honest, respectful, irreverent, relevant and intelligent. We like to cover traditional and not-so-traditional parenting subjects; our writers are willing to address the big questions. Each issue of Brain, Child is packed with personal essays, in-depth features, a debate, a parody, fiction, and words from you: our community, our readers.

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Autobiography/Memoir, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction
Burnside Review

We publish poetry, one interview, two pieces of fiction, poetry reviews and artwork.

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carte blanche

carte blanche is the online venue for narratives of all forms. Published three times annually, we accept unsolicited, previously unpublished works of poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, translation, comics, photography and audio submissions. We accept work from late November to March 1st.

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Graphic/Illustrated, Translation
Catamaran Literary Reader

West Coast themes, writers and artists from everywhere.

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Nature/Environmental
The Christian Science Monitor

Since 1908, The Home Forum has been a section of The Christian Science Monitor dedicated to nonfiction and poetry. The object of the Monitor is (in the words of its founder, Mary Baker Eddy) "to injure no man, but to bless all mankind." The Monitor is a balanced news-gathering operation with its own network of reporters; it is not a church organ. The Home Form section attempts to amuse, educate, inspire, delight, engage, comfort, enlighten. It's a conversation with a well-educated and compassionate friend. The section also hosts the Monitor's single, clearly labeled, religious article.

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Colorado Review

Colorado Review's only commitment is to the publication of serious poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. We do not publish genre fiction nor do we subscribe to a particular literary philosophy or school of poetry or fiction. We are determinedly eclectic and intend to stay that way. Note that we read nonfiction year-round.

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Autobiography/Memoir, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction
Confrontation

Literary material of high quality in various forms and genres. We are eclectic.

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Conjunctions

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

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Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry
Contrary

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

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Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Prose Poetry
Conversations Across Borders

Strong, captivating writing.

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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.

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Experimental, Flash Fiction, Formal, Graphic/Illustrated, LGBT, Micro-poetry, Nature/Environmental, Political, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Translation
Crazyhorse

Crazyhorse has been publishing the best established & emerging writers for over 50 years. We accept general submissions from Sept. 1 to May 31. For guidelines, visit our website. From Jan. 1 to Jan. 31, we hold the Crazyhorse Prizes. Make your entry online. The winning story, poem, & essay receive $2K & publication. From July 1 to July 31, we accept entries for Crazyshorts! our annual short-short fiction contest. Submit 1-3 short shorts of up to 500 words each online. Winner receives $1K & publication. 3 runners-up will be announced.

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Cross-genre, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry, Translation
The Cresset

The Cresset, a journal of commentary on literature, the arts, and public affairs, explores ideas and trends in contemporary culture from a perspective grounded in the Lutheran tradition of scholarship, freedom, and faith while informed by the wisdom of the broader Christian community. We publish 4-6 poems per issue.

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Religious/Spiritual
Damazine - Literary Journal of the Muslim World

Damazine is an online literary journal publishing fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. We focus on authors based in or with ties to the Muslim world in the largest sense. At the same time, we strive to present a rainbow of themes and writing styles. Our biggest criterion is quality. We are looking for powerful, well-crafted pieces that throb with meaning.

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Autobiography/Memoir, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Religious/Spiritual
dirtcakes

dirtcakes offers space for international writers to illuminate shared global humanity by exploring diverse concepts suggested by the UN Millennium Goals to eradicate extreme poverty.

Poetry, Creative Nonfiction
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Autobiography/Memoir, Graphic/Illustrated, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Narrative Nonfiction, Political, Prose Poetry
The Doctor T. J. Eckleburg Review

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

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Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Formal, Humor, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Translation
Driftwood Press

John Updike once said, "Creativity is merely a plus name for regular activity. Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right, or better." At Driftwood Press, we are actively searching for artists who care about doing it right, or better. Driftwood Press is a quarterly literary magazine founded in Tampa, FL in 2013. We strive to provide our readers with the highest quality content. This includes fiction, poetry, photography, graphic narrative, literary criticism, and interviews.

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Ecotone: Reimagining Place

Each issue of Ecotone brings together the literary and scientific, the personal and biological, the urban and rural. Much of the writing we publish addresses the idea of place—overlapping habitats both real and aesthetic. We aim to bridge the gap between science and culture, to break out of the pen of the purely literary and wander freely among the disciplines.

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Emrys Journal
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Falling Star Magazine

Falling Star Magazine is a print quarterly featuring short fiction, poetry and art of all mediums. Founded in Winter 2000, Falling Star presents work from the world's emerging writers and established literary voices; recent contributors hail from Michigan and Poland, L.A. and the U.K. Our issues regularly circulate in the bookstores and art havens of Los Angeles, the San Fernando Valley, Ventura, and other national markets.

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The Fiddlehead

The Fiddlehead, Atlantic Canada’s international literary journal, is open to good writing in English from all over the world, looking always for freshness and surprise. Our editors are always happy to see new unsolicited works in fiction and poetry and are dedicated to discovering and promoting new writers. The Fiddlehead represents the Atlantic Canada’s lively cultural and literary diversity; and places the best of new and established Canadian writing in an international context.

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Literary Fiction
FIELD: Contemporary Poetry and Poetics

FIELD combines fresh viewpoints, editorial discrimination, and attention to the best work being produced in the U.S. and abroad, regardless of allegiance to schools or categories or reputations.

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The First Line

The purpose of The First Line is to jump start the imagination-to help writers break through the block that is the blank page. Each issue contains short stories that stem from a common first line; it also provides a forum for discussing favorite first lines in literature. The First Line is an exercise in creativity for writers and a chance for readers to see how many different directions we can take when we start from the same place.

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Fugue

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

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Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Formal, Historical, Humor, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry
Geist

Geist is a magazine of ideas and culture made in Canada with a strong literary focus and a sense of humour. The Geist tone is intelligent, plain-talking, inclusive and offbeat. Each issue represents a convergence of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, photography, art, reviews, little-known facts of interest, cartography, and the legendary Geist crossword puzzle.

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The Georgia Review

THE GEORGIA REVIEW seeks memorable and distinctive poems, short stories, and essays, whether from Pulitzer Prize winners or previously unpublished writers. Thesis-oriented interdisciplinary essays are especially welcome. Occasional special features on topics or individual writers.

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Cross-genre
The Gettysburg Review

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

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Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Formal, Historical, Humor, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Regional, Serialized Fiction, Translation
Grain Magazine

Grain Magazine, a literary quarterly, publishes engaging, eclectic, and challenging writing and art by Canadian and international writers and artists. Published by the Saskatchewan Writers Guild, Grain has earned national and international recognition for its distinctive content.

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Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts

Gulf Coast publishes fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and critical art writing as well as reviews and interviews by both emerging and established writers. Each issue features two full-color art sections.

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Hanging Loose

Hanging Loose is dedicated to publishing new writers and older writers whose work deserves a larger audience. The first issue of Hanging Loose Magazine was published in 1966, and in 1968 it introduced a regular section devoted to work by talented high school writers.

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harlequin creature

harlequin creature is a journal sure to be unconventional in today’s overwhelmingly digital age, and, at the same time, very much in touch with a nostalgia for an earlier era, when the factories of pittsburgh and detroit were still bumpin’ and steel was in. with a circle of friends that spans from los angeles to ann arbor to new york, every single journal is hand typed on high quality paper. each copy is then hand bound, and a limited number include artwork by a featured artist.​

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HEART

Writing is a lonely experience, reading is a lonely habit, it is rewarding to link the two. Providing a place for writers, allows a place for mine.

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Prose Poetry
The Hollins Critic

Published five times a year, The Hollins Critic has been a leading American literary journal since 1964. Each issue includes an essay on the work of a contemporary poet, fiction writer or dramatist. Issues also include an artist's cover portrait of the subject of the essay, poetry by poets.

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HOOT

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

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Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Formal, Graphic/Illustrated, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry, Translation
Indiana Review

Indiana Review is a nonprofit literary magazine dedicated to showcasing the talents of emerging and established writers. Our mission is to offer the highest quality writing within a wide aesthetic.

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Inwood Indiana

All forms of literature under 5000 words. Themed items based on the website characters (see: InwoodIndiana.com) are given preference.

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The Iowa Review

We select most of our content from the several thousand unsolicited manuscripts that arrive each year from throughout the country and abroad. We take our mission to be nudging along American literature, to be local but not provincial, to be experimental but not without love for our literary traditions. Although you may find writers already familiar to you in most of our issues, you will surely find others who are not. Discovering a new and compelling writer, one we'd never heard of before but whose writing comes through to us--that still seems the magic of our work.

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Journal of Compressed Creative Arts

Matter Press is a community-based, non-profit 501(c)(3) literary press that publishes an online literary journal (The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts), manages an annual short fiction and poetry chapbook contest, and supports a regular reading series. Matter Press offers internships to graduate MFA and Publishing students as submission readers, literary editors, and publication designers. Matter Press focuses on supporting emerging and established authors working with condensed forms of fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, and visual arts.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
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Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Prose Poetry
jubilat

From the first issue onward, jubilat has aimed to publish not only the best in contemporary American poetry, but to place it alongside a varied selection of reprints, found pieces, lyric prose, art, and interviews with poets and other artists. Rather than section off these varieties of work, the magazine creates a dialogue that showcases the beauty and strangeness of the ordinary, and how experiments with language and image speak in a compelling way about who we are.

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Kansas City Voices

Kansas City Voices’ mission is to discover, encourage, and promote creativity and communication through literature, art, and other forms of cultural expression. We publish an annual eclectic mix of fiction, essays, interviews, articles, poetry, and art. We seek exceptional written and visual creations from established and emerging voices.

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Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Humor, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry
Kweli Journal

Kweli celebrates cultural kinships and the role of the literary imagination. In our shared space, you will come to know the lived experience of people of color. Our memories are wrapped inside the music of the Muscogee, the blues songs of the South, the clipped patois of the Caribbean. In English and Spanish, Zulu and Tagalog, a useful past is lying down next to an ailing present. Listen. Grow. Lift. Kweli Journal is a quarterly literary publication.  We seek high quality literary work that is beautiful, sustaining, and profound.

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Autobiography/Memoir, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry
Literary Laundry

We believe that literature should strive to re-conceptualize the world and render with nuance its complexities. Literary work must evolve the poignancy with which the reader experiences life. Unfortunately, much contemporary literature, galvanized by the perverted specter of “make it new,” has prioritized novelty over potency. At best, such literature conveys an attitude in place of the intellectual wonder that underlies meaningful writing. We regard this trend as a problem and have created Literary Laundry in order to fix it.

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Manoa: A Pacific Journal

Excellent international literature, with focus on Asia/the Pacific/the Americas; often in new translations. Thematic.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
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Autobiography/Memoir, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Prose Poetry
Minerva Rising

Minerva Rising is an independent literary journal celebrating the creativity and wisdom in every woman. We publish thought-provoking fiction, non-fiction, photography, poetry and essays by women writers and artists. Minerva Rising has grown out of a love of literature and the knowledge that when women come together, we flourish. Just as the Goddess Minerva represented creativity, wisdom, medicine, commerce, arts and education, our journal provides the opportunity for and the evidence of that bounty.

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The Missouri Review

Since 1978, The Missouri Review has held a reputation for finding and publishing the very best writers first. We are based at the University of Missouri and publish four issues each year. Each issue contains new fiction, poetry and essays. We also run author interviews and found-text features where we print never before published works such as a short story by William Faulkner or one of Tennessee Williams' plays. Our annual contest is the Editors' Prize, which awards $5000 and publication in each category for a group of poems, a short story, and an essay.

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Mosaic Literary Magazine

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

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
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Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Historical, Humor, Literary Fiction, Pop Culture
Narrative Magazine

Narrative regularly publishes poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, including stories, novels, novellas, personal essays, humor, sketches, memoirs, literary biographies, commentary, reportage, interviews, and features of interest to readers who take pleasure in storytelling and imaginative prose.

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The National Poetry Review

Distinction,innovation, linguistic joie de vivre. We believe in the marriage of delight and wisdom. We believe in the value of rich sound. We believe in the beautiful—even if that beauty is not in the situation of the poem but simply its sounds, images, or structure. Dazzle us.

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Neon Literary Magazine

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

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Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Prose Poetry
New England Review

NER publishes quality fiction, poetry, and nonfiction that is both challenging and inviting to the general reader. The selections present a broad spectrum of viewpoints and genres, including traditional and experimental fiction and poetry, translations in all genres, criticism, and essays.

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Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, 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."

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Experimental, Flash Fiction, Humor, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Nature/Environmental, Political, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, War
New Millennium Writings

NMW's mission is to "promote vibrant imagery, word-craft and pure story-telling talent” by emerging writers. We have launched careers by awarding more than $100,000 to promote writers of fiction, poetry, nonfiction and short-short fiction. Winners of our twice-annual prizes in four categories are showcased alongside profiles and interviews of famous writers.

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Flash Fiction
New Ohio Review

We publish work that addresses the purpose and mystery of being, in any shape or form. We appreciate humor, if it's got depth. We appreciate experimental work, if it's not gimmicky. What we look for is a voice that is genuine, speaking with some degree of lucidity and intelligence about something that feels urgently felt.

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Ninth Letter
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North American Review

Published five times each year, the NAR is well-known for its early discovery of young, talented fiction writers and poets. But it also publishes creative nonfiction, with emphasis on increasing concerns about environmental and ecological matters, multiculturalism, and exigent issues of gender and class.

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Northwind

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

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Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Humor, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction
Overtime

Overtime, a series of one-story chapbooks, was created to showcase some of the stories we receive that are a little too long for our Workers Write! series, but are worthy of publication.

Poetry, Fiction
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The Oxford American

The Oxford American is dedicated to featuring the very best in Southern writing while documenting the complexity and vitality of the American South.

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PALABRA A Magazine of Chicano & Latino Literary Art

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

Poetry, Fiction
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Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Prose Poetry
The Pedestal Magazine

As editors of The Pedestal Magazine, we intend to support both established and burgeoning writers. We are committed to promoting diversity and celebrating the voice of the individual.

Poetry, Fiction
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Phantom Drift: A Journal of New Fabulism

Phantom Drift is one of the few literary journals in the United States focused on fabulist writing. We aim to nurture the literature of fabulism, the fantastic, and the surreal by publishing an appealing, top-quality perfectbound literary journal featuring only the best of fiction and poetry from the U.S. and abroad. Our support for writers takes the form of not only providing a showcase for their works, but offering payment, a practice that both assures us the best of writers' work and supports literature as a whole.

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Cross-genre, Literary Fiction, Prose Poetry
Ploughshares

Ploughshares is a journal of new writing, and two out of three issues per year are guest-edited by prominent writers who explore different personal visions, aesthetics, and literary circles, with each year's Winter issue staff-edited. 50% of each issue is directly solicited by the guest editor, and the remaining 50% is selected from unsolicited manuscripts. Pshares Solos, a new series in 2012, will digitally publish long stories and novella length work as standalone singles. The series is staff edited, and we are actively looking for submissions. See submission guidelines for details.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jun 1 - Jan 15
Web
E-publication
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Autobiography/Memoir, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry, Translation
POETRY

POETRY embraces the "open-door policy" set forth by founding editor, Harriet Monroe. As she put it, we "desire to print the best English verse which is being written today, regardless of where, by whom, or under what theory of art it is written."

Poetry Yes No Jan 1 - Dec 31
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Poetry Quarterly

Poetry Quarterly is a poetry journal with a focus on modern poetic style. We accept submissions of all subject matter. The purpose of Poetry Quarterly is to publish great poetry. That’s it. We do not care about the popularity of a poet, or past accomplishments. We are writers who love poetry for the sake of the form and message. Great writers and great poetry go hand in hand. We pledge to only publish what we find most worthy and to give our readers the finest literary composition possible.

Poetry Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
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E-publication
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Post Road

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

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes
Web
Print
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Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry, Serialized Fiction, Translation
PRISM international
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
E-publication
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Prism Review

Published by the University of La Verne, PRISM REVIEW is an annual journal of well-crafted contemporary poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction from established and emerging writers. Alongside its literary works, PRISM REVIEW also publishes interviews with relevant authors and reviews of contemporary works, giving readers the chance to peer through a variety of lenses at the present and future worlds of literature.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
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Literary Fiction
Punchnel's

Punchnel’s is a general-interest web magazine written for a smart, discerning audience of adults around the world. We publish continually, with new material appearing every weekday. We don’t have a specific editorial focus. We buy what we like.

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

The Puritan is an online, quarterly publication based in Toronto, Ontario committed to publishing the best in new fiction, poetry, interviews, and reviews. The Puritan seeks, above all, a pioneering literature. Work featured here may push toward the symbolic frontier, challenging limitations and forging into previously unexplored aesthetic territory. But it may also revisit and revitalize traditional forms. The Puritan embraces work wherever it lands on the conceptual spectrum, so long as it is original, intelligent, and engaging.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
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The Rag

Our mission is to seek out powerful new literary voices and bring them to light. We see electronic publishing as an opportunity to turn back time to an era of affordable distribution and open competition, and it allows us to reach a broader audience and inject new life into the literary market.

Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
E-publication
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Literary Fiction
Raleigh Review

Raleigh Review is a national non-profit magazine of poetry, short fiction (including flash), and art. We believe that great literature inspires empathy by allowing us to see the world through the eyes of our neighbors, whether across the street or across the globe. Our mission is to foster the creation and availability of accessible yet provocative contemporary literature. We look for work that is emotionally and intellectually complex without being unnecessarily “difficult.”

Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Oct 31
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Audio
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Rattle

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

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

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

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
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Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry
Reverie: Midwest African American Literature

Literary works by African American writers with ties to the American Midwest.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes No Jan 1 - Dec 15
Web
E-publication
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A River & Sound Review

We at A River & Sound Review are proud to publish an online literary journal that features the best in poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and humor.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Feb 1 - May 31
Web
E-publication
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Humor, Translation
River Styx

As a multicultural journal of poetry, prose and art, River Styx publishes works of both new and established artists significant for their originality, energy and deft of craft. The high quality of its form and content have made it a leader among literary magazines for more than 37 years. We publish poetry, short fiction, essays, drawings and photographs. If your work is the best that it can be and you deem it fits with the established style and content of our magazine, please send it to River Styx.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
No Yes May 1 - Nov 30
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Room Magazine

Room is a space where women can speak, connect, and showcase their creativity. Each quarter we publish original, thought-provoking works that reflect women's strength, sensuality, vulnerability, and wit.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
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ROSEBUD MAGAZINE

To supply an eclectic, quality, national venue for new and underappreciated writers of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
No Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
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The Rusty Toque

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

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

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

Poetry, Fiction
Yes No Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Print
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Experimental, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Prose Poetry
Slice

Slice, a Brooklyn-based nonprofit print magazine, is the brainchild of two book editors with a firsthand view of how difficult it is for new authors to have their voices heard. We aim to spark a dialogue between emerging and established writers. In each issue, a specific cultural theme becomes the catalyst for short stories, articles, interviews, and poems from renowned writers and lesser known voices alike. We're looking for anyone with a fresh voice and a compelling story to share--basically any work that really knocks our socks off.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jun 1 - Aug 1
E-publication
Print
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Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction
Songs of Eretz Poetry E-zine

We enjoy good poetry. Period. We will consider poetry of any genre and length. Both unpublished poems and reprints are welcome. We focus on the poet as well as the poetry. Poets are expected to provide "About the Poet" statements and "Poet's Notes" statement--but PLEASE wait until we ask for them.

Poetry Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
E-publication
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Southern Indiana Review
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Sep 1 - Apr 30
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The Southern Review

The Southern Review publishes fiction, poetry, critical essays, interviews, book reviews, and excerpts from novels in progress, with emphasis on contemporary literature in the United States and abroad.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
No Yes Sep 1 - Feb 1
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Southwest Review

Begun in 1915 and located on the campus of Southern Methodist University, Southwest Review is the third oldest, continuously published literary quarterly in the United States. Selections from Southwest Review have been reprinted in volumes of The O. Henry Prize Stories, The Pushcart Prize, The Best American Short Stories, The Best American Essays, The Best American Poetry, New Stories from the South, and elsewhere.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes No Sep 1 - May 31
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Southword

We publish poetry and literary fiction of quality from around the world, but with an emphasis on new Irish writing.

Poetry, Fiction
Yes No Jul 1 - Sep 15
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Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Prose Poetry
Spark: A Creative Anthology

From the editor: “My goal was to establish a high-quality, paying market where emerging authors and poets can gain professional experience alongside respected authors. We are looking for quality writing and artwork from any source, regardless of past publication history. We set the bar high in order to encourage young writers to continue to excel and develop their talents, and to maintain a publication to which established professionals are excited to submit.”

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
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Spinning Jenny

Spinning Jenny is an open forum for poetry. We are pleased to consider experimental writing and work by unpublished authors.

Poetry Yes No Sep 15 - May 15
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Star*Line

Star*Line is a journal of speculative poetry, including not only science fiction, but fantasy, horror, and what lies between these genres. We also publish relevant articles and SF poetry book reviews.

Poetry Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
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