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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.

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The Creative Truth

The Creative Truth publishes creative non-fiction from new and established authors. Everyone has a story to tell, and we want to gather interesting, diverse and beautifully crafted true stories, whether they span weeks, months, or just a few moments. The journal includes short stories, personal essays and memoirs.

Creative Nonfiction Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
E-publication
Print
No payment
damselfly press

damselfly press seeks to promote exceptional writing by women. We welcome work from female writers of all experiences. We accept fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. We are interested in work that is honest and explores human nature. We think there is truth even in fiction.

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

We accept essays of 250 words or less, each focused on one task or series of related tasks as executed by people we’ve lost to death but still clearly see living. Each of these micro-essays can be thought of as an entry into a book on living well, or efficiently, or at the very least with particular methods.

Creative Nonfiction Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
Autobiography/Memoir, Experimental, Feminist, Graphic/Illustrated, Narrative Nonfiction
Dead King Magazine

We prioritise & showcase the work of writers who have experienced or continue to experience precariousness.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
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 Sep 1 - Feb 28
Web
E-publication
No payment
Regional
Deluge (Radioactive Moat Press)

Radioactive Moat Press began in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It is a nonprofit literary arts organization featuring a bi-annually published electronic journal and a press that specializes in print and electronic chapbooks. Its inaugural publication, Radioactive Moat, was founded in 2009 and concluded in the spring of 2013. In September of 2013, Radioactive Moat was succeeded by new online bi-annual publication called Deluge.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
E-publication
No payment
Translation
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
Devise Literary

Devise Literary was established in 2015 as a way to gather resources for writers. It has evolved to become a place for writers to submit their creative work and literary criticism.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
No payment
Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Humor, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry
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 Poetry Journal is looking for poetry that excites and energizes, 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, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry, Translation
District Lit

District Lit publishes quality, accessible, nuanced poetry, fiction, and visual art.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
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 Aug 1 - Oct 31
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
Duende

Duende aspires to represent the true beauty and diversity of the U.S. literary ecosystem. A majority of the work we publish will be from writers and artists who are queer, of color, differently abled, immigrant, working class, youth, elder, and / or otherwise from communities underrepresented in U.S. literary magazines and journals.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Oct 15 - Nov 30
Web
No payment
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
Web
E-publication
Print
Audio
Video
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
Exposition Review

Exposition Review is an independent, multi-genre literary journal that publishes narratives by new, emerging, and established writers in the genres of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, stage & screen, experimental, art & photography, and comics. Exposition Review creates opportunities for writers and artists to share their voices through our annual online issue and Flash 405 writing competitions as well as through our #ExpoPresents series of events, which includes staged readings, panels, and our signature micro-workshops in locations throughout Southern California.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Sep 15 - Dec 15
Web
E-publication
Audio
Video
No payment
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction
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 Fem Literary

The Fem is a magazine of inclusive, diverse, and feminist poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and spoken word. We practice intersectional feminism, and seek to act as a safe space for both readers and writers from marginalized groups.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes No Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
Feminist
First Class Lit

First Class is an online literary journal. We publish handwritten fiction, non-fiction, reviews, art, poetry, critical essays and other experimental forms that can fit on a postcard. Share your place, your language. Capture an illusive idea or intriguing memory. Speak to a new culture, city, landscape. Surprise us. You save a postcard because of the memory it triggers, because it carries meaning that extends far beyond its petite format. “I was thinking of you” becomes the origin of a story, the spot where the ordinary becomes epic, where the personal becomes shared.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
Experimental, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry, Translation
Five 2 One Magazine

Established in 2011, our goal will always be to give light to the voices that are normally hidden from the literary magazine scene. We're mostly dedicated works of art that step way from the norm; that jump into the strange, unique, and unexpected. Five 2 One Magazine thrives on the works by our contributors who could be seen as the freaks, weirdoes, black sheep, and free thinkers of society. We're very much looking forward to reading your work.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Print
No payment
Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Humor, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, 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, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Audio
No payment
Cross-genre, Flash Fiction, Prose Poetry
Four Ties Lit Review

Four Ties Lit Review is an online independent literary magazine. We are committed to the idea that creative writing and photographic arts are forms of expression that are essential to a thriving modern culture. We aim to publish writing and art that appeals to the widest range of readers, but is still intellectually stimulating and meaningful. We invite submissions of fiction, poetry, non-fiction, and art, as well as essays on the art and craft of creative writing, interviews, book reviews, and letters to the Editor.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes May 7 - Jun 24
Web
No payment
The Fox Chase Review

The Fox Chase Review was published (2008-2015).Our vision was to provide poets/ writers with a showcase for their work. The Review was published on line in order to provide a broad audience for the poets we publish. The Review was published three times a year. You can find past issues along the mast head at http://foxchasereview.wordpress.com

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

As the online journal of the Rocky Mountain Land Library, we publish work that connects people with the land and each other.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Regional
Gingerbread House Literary Magazine

We want quality fiction & poetry & creative nonfiction with a magical element. We lean toward the literary but are open to anything well written. Please read an issue and guidelines before submitting. Our visual art is generally solicited but please feel free to query us.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Oct 15
Web
No payment
Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Prose Poetry
Ginosko Literary Journal

between literary vision and spiritual realities

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

Glint Literary Journal celebrates innovation in style and voice. We welcome submissions in poetry, short fiction, creative nonfiction, hybrid genre, book reviews, and visual art from persons of diverse cultures, nationalities, and religions.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Nov 1 - Mar 30
Web
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. We like the immediate connection the listener can have with the art hearing it directly from the artist. Subscribe in iTunes or Stitcher to have issues downloaded automatically to your phone or computer.

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 Days

Halcyon Days is a publication that promotes the peaceful things in life. It compliments the phrase “Keep Calm.” Themes will focus on comfortable circumstances, fun, good things, times of plenty, prosperity, and content that quiets you down.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
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 Feb 15 - Mar 15
Web
E-publication
No payment
Experimental, Feminist, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Prose Poetry
HereComesEveryone

Our current theme: TOYS & GAMES. Deadline: 10 January 2017. Here Comes Everyone (HCE) is a quarterly literary magazine of poetry, fiction, articles and artwork based around topical and interesting themes. We provide an open and accessible platform for our readers and contributors. HCE is published by Silhouette Press, a not-for-profit publishing social enterprise. Silhouette Press aims to create a network of artists, writers and thinkers to create new and innovative content, as well as carry out community creative writing projects.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
E-publication
Print
No payment
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, flash CNF, reviews, interviews and craft articles. We publish a special theme issue each July (theme announced each January), and each year we host a creative nonfiction contest, The Remember in November Contest for Creative Nonfiction.  

Creative Nonfiction Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
Autobiography/Memoir, Narrative Nonfiction
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 and visual art. We also run [in brackets], a literary podcast in conjunction with WPTS.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
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 journal,IVJ publishes an eclectic mix of quality 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
Autobiography/Memoir, Flash Fiction, Humor, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, 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
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