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Literary Magazines

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

Journal Genres Published Accepts Electronic Submissions? Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? Reading Period Format
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 Jan 1 - Dec 31
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
Web
E-publication
Print
Contributor copies only
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Historical, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Pop Culture
BlazeVOX

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

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

We are Blunderbuss Magazine, a web magazine of arts, culture, and politics, an ordnance of fire and improvisation. What ties together these essays, stories, poems, photographs, comics, and other bits of aesthetic shrapnel is a common attitude of visceral humanism. We aim for earnest noise. We want to splash in the mud of lived experience, to battle for a radical empathy, and to provide a megaphone to howling assertions of human subjectivity.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Historical, Humor, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Political, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Regional, Serialized Fiction, Translation
The Boiler Journal

The Boiler began in 2011 by a group of writers at Sarah Lawrence College. We publish poetry, fiction, and nonfiction on a quarterly basis. We read year-round. Send us your best stuff. Show us how it does under pressure. We pride ourselves in being advocates of the writing we publish.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
Autobiography/Memoir, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Formal, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Prose Poetry, Regional
Booth

Established in 2009, Booth publishes two print issues a year, usually in winter and summer. We invite submissions of art, poetry, prose, lists, and literary comics. The editors welcome submissions by both emerging voices and established writers.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Sep 1 - Mar 31
Web
Print
Contributor copies only
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry
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.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Print
Cash
Autobiography/Memoir, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction
Broad River Review

We publish fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. We also encourage visual artists to submit for possible cover art. In addition, we sponsor two contests, the Rash Awards, with $500 first prizes in fiction and poetry.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Aug 1 - Nov 15
Print
Contributor copies only
Autobiography/Memoir, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Regional
Broad!

Broad! is an online semiannual that publishes exclusively women (e.g. female-bodied or female-identified) writers, artists and photographers. We welcome both emerging and published writers.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Apr 1
Web
E-publication
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Political, Prose Poetry
The Brooklyner

The Brooklyner was founded to exhibit new narrative, from both emerging and established writers. We publish fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, reviews, interviews, sketches and translations. Also, audio and video. We're mediatelling.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Print
Audio
Video
Autobiography/Memoir, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Regional
Carolina Quarterly

The Carolina Quarterly has been publishing the work of established and emergent writers for 65 years. Works from the past two volumes have recieved Honorable Mentions in Best American Short Stories, Best American Essays, and Best American Non-Required Reading.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Print
Contributor copies only
Autobiography/Memoir, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Formal, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry, Translation
The Cat's Meow for Writers & Readers Magazine

To publish the poetry, short stories, haikus, flash fiction, and essays of new and established writers for my reading audience (10,000+ subscribers so far). Plus, bring helpful nonfiction articles to my readers and links to purchase authors' books in my Off The Press! section.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Contributor copies only
Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Flash Fiction, Healing/Health, Historical, Humor, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Love, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental
The Caterpillar Chronicles

The Caterpillar Chronicles is a fledgling nonprofit literary and arts magazine born in the liminal realm between text and image. Our magazine hopes to kindle experimental exercises in creative writing based on images. Each issue will propose first lines and images as starting points for texts of many forms, lengths, colours and complexions. We're also open to various other means of artistic expression such as photographs, paintings, drawings, collages, comics, videos, mixed media, etc. We value many-sidedness and embrace all forms of creative expression.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
No payment
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Graphic/Illustrated, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry
Cleaver Magazine

Cleaver shares cutting-edge art and literary work from a mix of established and emerging voices. We publish poetry, short stories, essays, flash prose, and visual art on a quarterly basis. We publish new book reviews weekly.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Autobiography/Memoir, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Pop Culture, Translation
Cobalt Review

Cobalt is a quarterly literary magazine published online. We also publish an annual print issue, and will be rolling out an all-baseball issue in July 2013. Each issue will feature fiction, non-fiction and poetry of the highest caliber, as well as interviews with some of the most influential writers in the literary community. We seek to publish quality creative work and promote the literary arts, as well as those who celebrate them.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Print
Contributor copies only
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Formal, Graphic/Illustrated, Historical, Humor, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Love, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Political, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Serialized Fiction, War
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