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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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Dead Flowers: A Poetry Rag

Bohemian Pupil Press' Poetry Rag takes its name from the Rolling Stones’ song on the 1971 album Sticky Fingers. This song is emblamatic of a quintessential irreverance: it portrays a most elegant “Fuck You.” Please, do not interpret this as meaning that Dead Flowers is a platform for sex, drugs, and rock ‘n roll. Dead Flowers is an extension of Bohemian Pupil Press’ tagline and motive: “Publishing for the Clear-Sighted Imbiber.” Please visit our About This Rag page to discover more.

Poetry, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
decomP

decomP (ISSN: 1947-0436) is an online literary magazine that is published monthly. We have existed since April 2004, and were originally called Decomposition Magazine. We publish prose, poetry, art, and solicited book reviews. Our e-mail address is decomp.magazine@gmail.com (no submissions to this address).

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Audio
Video
No payment
Autobiography/Memoir, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Humor, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Prose Poetry
Deep South Magazine

Deep South Magazine is committed to being a forum for Southern writers and showcasing Southern literature and accepts submissions of original fiction, nonfiction and poetry. The Deep South has a rich history in literature thanks to writers like Eudora Welty, Tennessee Williams and more recently Joshilyn Jackson and David Armand. We aim to help the next generation of Southern writers find their voice.

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

Our far-flung contributors have interpreted “defunctness” in their own often idiosyncratic ways and have brought back the dead, salvaged the past, revealed their obsessions as writers do. We’re looking for reviews of everything that has had its day: defunct technologies, theories, fads, foods, religions, civilizations, etiquette, customs, slang, assumptions, or even things we wish would become defunct. Imagine a review of the Aztecs. Or a review of the Dodo. Or a review of the Eight Track Player.

Creative Nonfiction Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
Autobiography/Memoir, Graphic/Illustrated, Historical, Humor, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Narrative Nonfiction, Political, Pop Culture, Regional
The Destroyer

The Destroyer is a biannual online publication of text, art, and cultural commentary. We seek poetry, prose, texts with no determinate genre, video, audio, short films, and new media. We believe in an infinite universe, not in limited real estate.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Audio
Video
No payment
Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Humor, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Political, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Translation
Devil's Lake

An online literary journal of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, visual art, interviews, and reviews at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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

DIAGRAM is an electronic journal of text and art. As our name indicates, we're interested in representations. In naming. In indicating. In schematics. In the labelling and taxonomy of things. In poems that masquerade as stories; in stories that disguise themselves as indices or obituaries.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Print
No payment
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Formal, Graphic/Illustrated, Humor, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Translation
Diode Poetry Journal

diode is looking for electropositive poetry! What is electropositive poetry? It’s poetry that excites and energizes. It’s poetry that uses language that crackles and sparks. We’re looking for poetry from all points on the arc, from formal to experimental (no light verse or erotic poetry, please). Simultaneous submissions are welcomed, but please notify us if they're accepted elsewhere. diode does not accept previously published work.

Poetry, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
Cross-genre, Experimental, Formal, Graphic/Illustrated, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Translation
drafthorse literary journal

drafthorse is a biannual online publication of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, visual narrative, and other media art where work, occupation, labor—or lack of the same—is in some way intrinsic to a narrative’s potential for epiphany.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Feb 1 - Apr 30
Web
No payment
The Drum Literary Magazine

The Drum is a literary magazine with a twist. You don't read The Drum. You listen to it. We publish short fiction, essays, and novel excerpts exclusively in audio form, read aloud by the author. The Drum is looking for work that pays close attention to language while never losing sight of the narrative drive. We want stories that really do tell a story. And essays that engage in the complexity of an idea.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Audio
No payment
Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction
Drunk Monkeys

We are looking for original, unpublished fiction and poetry with strong character arcs and immersive description. Build worlds and break hearts. For essays, we’re looking for factual, but not academic–keep the people in your story front and center.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
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Commercial Fiction, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Political, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Serialized Fiction
EOAGH: A Journal of the Arts

EOAGH: A Journal of the Arts is concerned with reading as a process, the productive chaos of investigative poetic work. These acts of attention explore the close listening inherent not just in writing but also in being written. Inspired by Whitman's assertion that "Reading is a gymnast's act," we see readings as embodied, interdisciplinary responses that engage with one's environment through ekphrasis, phenomenology, queering, conceptual multiplicity, density and difficulty.

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

escarp explores the potential for super-brief literatures, via the immediacy of text-messages, to provide both writers and the general public with a literary appetizer--a ringing, vibrating love-note from the world of words.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes No Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
No payment
Flash Fiction, Micro-poetry
Eunoia Review

Eunoia Review is an online literary journal committed to sharing the fruits of ‘beautiful thinking’. Each day, we publish two new pieces of writing for your reading pleasure. We believe that Eunoia Review can and should be a home for all sorts of writing, and we welcome submissions from writers of all ages and backgrounds.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
Extract(s): Daily Dose of Lit

Extract(s) features bite-sized literature in surprising forms. We don’t want to be your everything, but we do want to be one thing that makes your day more interesting. Drop by for a few minutes every day. We’ll give you something to think about.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Print
No payment
Autobiography/Memoir, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry
Feile-Festa

FEILE-FESTA is a multicultural journal of literary and visual arts, available only online, starting with the 2013 issue. Though our preference is for creative work related to Irish and Italian/Sicilian themes, we are open to other Mediterranean and Celtic cultures. We are also interested in writing that evokes life in NYC.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Oct 1 - Jan 1
Web
No payment
The Fictioneer

Literary fiction and poetry with NF essays and interviews. Illustrations/photos too

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Print
No payment
The Fiddleback

We look for writing that pushes the boundaries of language, for writers who would never be clichéd enough to use the phrasing “pushes the boundaries of language.” We believe that strong writers are mindful of the words they hire to represent them and understand that infinitudes can be built or lost within the slippery confines of the sentence. We are tired of stories and poems that don’t play for keeps. We are more inclined toward the outlandish, toward the unsayable, toward the spectacle.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Formal, Graphic/Illustrated, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry
Flycatcher

Through writing and visual art, Flycatcher strives to explore what it means—or what it might mean—to be native to this earth and its particular places. To that end, we are interested in work that engages the themes of empathy, ecology, and belonging, or that struggles with a lack of the same.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
Flyway Journal of Writing & Environment

Based out of Iowa State University, Flyway: Journal of Writing and Environment is an online journal publishing poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and visual art that explores the many complicated facets of the word environment – at once rural, urban, and suburban – and its social and political implications. We are open to all interpretations of "environment.” Flyway publishes on a rolling schedule.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Sep 1 - May 1
Web
No payment
Nature/Environmental
Forge

Without restricting ourselves to a particular genre, media, or theme, we aim to publish interesting, quality works, and every issue has a unique flavour. Each of our two General Editors takes ownership of at least one issue per year, acting as the chief editor (or Uber-editor) for a particular issue, and leaves one issue per year open for a Guest Editor to act as Uber-editor.  This is just one more way in which Forge celebrates the diversity of contributors while exercising our own unique style, issue by issue.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Print
No payment
Graphic/Illustrated, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry, Serialized Fiction
Former People: A Journal of Bangs and Whimpers

We aim to be pluralists in our exploration of things neo-modern. This is not a movement nor is it a pretense to a clear aesthetic criteria as much as a zeitgeist and a de-personalization of the arts. We are like the orphaned children of deposed nobility, walking in the aftermath of their advances and retreats; their hundred visions and revisions.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Audio
No payment
ForPoetry.com

ForPoetry is rated code II in Poet's Market: This means that we are not open to beginners' submissions. Poets interested in submitting to ForPoetry should be familiar with literary journals and magazines. Due to the large number of submissions, please do not send more than two poems. ForPoetry is now a proud sponsor of www.EnvironmentalPress.com

Poetry, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Sep 1 - May 1
Web
E-publication
No payment
Nature/Environmental
FORTH Magazine

Artists. Writers. Journalists. EXPOSING THE CREATORS JOURNEY.We have a weakness for regional art – writers and artists connected to Los Angeles County – but foremost we love great art from anywhere by well-known and emerging voices.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Audio
Video
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The Fox Chase Review

Our vision is to provide poets/ writers with a showcase for their work. The Review is published on line in order to provide a broad audience for the poets we publish. The Review is published three times a year. Submissions to the review are by invitation only. Queries welcome. Occasional book reviews, interviews, poetry news and our reading events are published at The Fox Chase Reading Series blog. http://foxchasereview.wordpress.com

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes No Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
From the Depths

Our goal is to bring to our readers engaging works in the forms of poetry, prose poetry, creative nonfiction, and short fiction. For our contributors, we focus on the presentation and promotion of each accepted work, and we strive to form lasting bonds with our writers. We are interested in stories that entertain us, stories that captivate us, but most of all, stories that haunt us.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - May 31
Web
E-publication
Print
No payment
Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Formal, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Prose Poetry
FEM_1_thumbnail.jpgFuture Earth Magazine

FEM has always prided itself in accepting the widest range of entertainment mediums and genres one can bring together in PDF form. Poetry, painting, fiction, memoir, lineart, screenplays and stageplays, photography and photo documentation of sculptures, jewelry, costuming, weaving, happenings, and anything else that happens to attract us, is welcome in the pages of Future Earth Magazine.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes
E-publication
No payment
fwriction : review

We accept works in all genres, as long as the writing either melts faces or rocks waffles. That is your mission.

Poetry, Creative Nonfiction, Fiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
No payment
Autobiography/Memoir, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry, Translation
Ginosko Literary Journal

literary innovation & concepts

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
No payment
Autobiography/Memoir, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Prose Poetry
Glasschord Magazine

Glasschord Magazine was founded by a community of emerging artists as an open forum for creative expression. Each bi-monthly issue explores a single theme from a variety of contemporary perspectives. The project invites open participation, whether as a contributor or viewer.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
Cross-genre
Glassworks Magazine

A magazine of literature, art, and new media.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Aug 1 - Jan 1
Web
E-publication
Print
Audio
Video
No payment
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Regional, Translation
Glassworks Magazine

A magazine of poetry, prose, new media, and art.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Aug 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Print
Audio
Video
No payment
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Humor, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Regional, Translation
Glint Literary Journal

Glint Literary Journal, a publication of the Department of English at Fayetteville State University,celebrates innovation in style and voice. We welcome submissions in poetry, short fiction, creative nonfiction, book reviews, and visual art from persons of diverse cultures, nationalities, and religions.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Oct 15 - Mar 15
E-publication
No payment
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Formal, Graphic/Illustrated, Historical, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry
Golden Walkman Magazine

GWM is a literary magazine in the form of a podcast aimed at giving the written word a voice. In that vein, all work accepted and published will be presented solely through that medium – which is audio. No printed words, online or otherwise (except the ones you’re reading right now.)

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Audio
No payment
Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Humor, Literary Fiction, Prose Poetry
Guernica Magazine

Guernica embraces its range of coverage and confluence of approaches—and our intersection of art beside politics and international affairs has become our hallmark. Our one criterion: writing of the highest quality.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
Translation
Gulf Stream Magazine

Gulf Stream Magazine, started in 1989, is a national literary magazine published by The Creative Writing Program at Florida International University. It is a bi-annual online journal dedicated to publishing great fiction, nonfiction, poetry and visual art. We also publish first-book reviews and interviews.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Sep 1 - Mar 1
Web
Audio
Video
No payment
Autobiography/Memoir, Flash Fiction, Micro-poetry
Halcyon

Uplifting seasonal-related content accompanied by beautiful images.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Print
No payment
Hamilton Stone Review

The Hamilton Stone Review is part of a movement of small, independent publishers and publications dedicated to distributing high quality fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. We intend to encourage writers, whether unpublished or established, by bringing their work to readers by way of this online literary magazine.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Aug 15 - Sep 20
Web
E-publication
No payment
HASH

HASH was born out of a specific purpose- to offer writers, artists, and creative enthusiasts of all variety from regions where creativity is under-appreciated an opportunity to get their works published and noticed alongside their counterparts from all over the world. That is how we aim to tap into raw potential and produce a unique journal with content that resonates in the soul of readers and contributors of almost any background and personality. We currently publish writings on two platforms: our literary blog (www.hashthemag.com) and quarterly e-zine.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Audio
Video
No payment
Cross-genre, Experimental, Graphic/Illustrated, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry, Translation
The Higgs Weldon

The Higgs Weldon is an online humor magazine that seeks to feature funny fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and opinion pieces as well as cartoons.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Print
No payment
Humor
Hippocampus Magazine

Hippocampus Magazine is an exclusively online publication set out to entertain, educate and engage writers and readers of creative nonfiction. Each monthly issue features memoir excerpts, essays, reviews, interviews and craft articles.  

Creative Nonfiction Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
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Autobiography/Memoir, Narrative Nonfiction
Hobo Pancakes

HOBO PANCAKES is an online humor journal that strives to present humor in many forms -- from absurdist to slapstick, poetry to prose, if it's funny, we'll print it.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
Hot Metal Bridge

Hot Metal Bridge, the literary magazine created by M.F.A. students at the University of Pittsburgh, publishes two issues annually: fall and spring. Hot Metal Bridge privileges no particular aesthetic or school of thought; we simply seek the most accomplished, surprising work in contemporary literature.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Sep 15 - Nov 15
Web
No payment
The Ilanot Review

The Ilanot Review is a journal of creative writing which publishes a stellar selection of poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and interviews. We put out two themed issues a year, and invite submissions from poets,writers and literary translators.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes
Web
No payment
Imitation Fruit Literary Journal

We are looking for fun and upbeat short stories, creative non-fiction, poetry and artwork. Send up to 5 poems or 15 pages of prose. We are an online only publication.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Sep 1 - Apr 1
Web
E-publication
No payment
Graphic/Illustrated
Indian Review

Our endeavor is to bring to you the best writings of writers from across India and the world over. We have a good online presence the past few years and look to make

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Audio
Video
No payment
Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Formal, Graphic/Illustrated, Historical, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Literary Fiction, Love, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Regional, Translation
Indiana Voice Journal

Indiana Voice Journal exists to promote the unheard voices of new writers alongside the more familiar voices of experienced authors. As a monthly online literary journal,IVJ considers fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, essays, visual art, and interviews. Always looking for regional stories and writers with an Indiana connection. Open to all writers. We believe that "good art" comes forth from the spirit to reveal,to comfort,to heal,to bring joy,to surprise!

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
Flash Fiction, Humor, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry, Regional, Religious/Spiritual
Inertia

Inertia is an electronic literary journal. Although our ultimate goal is to publish the best possible materials, we hope to seek out, discover and encourage new talent.

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

Ink Well is a collaborative online showcase for emerging talent in art, creative writing, and photography organized around a central theme. We publish on a rolling basis, six volumes a year.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes
Web
No payment
Autobiography/Memoir, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Humor, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Prose Poetry, Regional
Inlandia: A Literary Journey

Inlandia: A Literary Journey is currently seeking fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and images by writers and artists whose work is in some way grounded in Inland Southern California; works that will give readers around the globe a sense of the region and its people. Inlandia: A Literary Journey is the online literary journal for the Inlandia Institute. Inlandia provides free public readings, professional development seminars, creative writing workshops, and more, throughout the Inland Empire.

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