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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
Web
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
Web
Print
Cash
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
Web
E-publication
Print
Contributor copies only
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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Contributor copies only
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
Video
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
Web
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
Web
E-publication
Print
Audio
Video
Contributor copies only
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 Sep 1 - Dec 1
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Cash
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
Print
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
Print
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
Web
Print
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