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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
Blue Lyra Review

Blue Lyra Review aims to bring together the voices of writers and artists from a diverse array of backgrounds, paying special homage to Jewish writers and other communities that are historically underrepresented in literary magazines but we do NOT exclude anyone or any quality writing. We accept poems (long & short & prose), artistic images, nonfiction and translations, which you can submit through Submittable. Fiction is by invitation only.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Sep 30
Web
Print
Contributor copies only
Flash Fiction, Prose Poetry, Translation
Blue Mesa Review

Blue Mesa Review accepts previously unpublished work in Fiction (up to 6,000 words), Non-Fiction (up to 6,000 words), Poetry (3-5 poems), Book Reviews, Interviews, Graphic Novels, and Cover Art. With a rotating Editorial Board, each of our magazines is fresh and unique. In general, we are seeking strong voices and lively, compelling narrative with a fine eye for craft. We look forward to reading your best work!

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Sep 1 - May 31
Web
Graphic/Illustrated
Cover_issue_5.jpgBlue Moon Literary & Art Review

The Blue Moon Literary & Art Review publishes fiction and poetry of all genres, from serious fiction to murder mystery. We are especially interested in short stories and excerpts from novels in progress, and we are dedicated to high quality, interesting and unusual works.

Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Contributor copies only
Blueline

Blueline seeks poems, stories, and essays relating to the Adirondacks and regions similar in geography and spirit, or focusing on the shaping influence of nature. We also seek essays that interpret the literature and/or culture of the Adirondack region or surrounding areas, including New York State, New England, or eastern Canada. Ecocritical essays or short non-fictional memoirs based in the culture of the region are especially welcome.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes No Jul 1 - Nov 30
Print
Contributor copies only
Nature/Environmental
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
Bodega

Bodega releases digital issues on the first Monday of every month, featuring poetry, prose, and quarterly interviews by established and emerging writers. We’re here to give you a handful of essential pieces you can digest in one sitting.

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

Written, edited and produced by industry professionals and funded by those interested in the arts. Publishes writing which is unconventional and contains an edge, whether it be in style or subject matter.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Bombay Gin

Started in 1974, Bombay Gin is the literary journal of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics—co-founded by Allen Ginsberg and Anne Waldman—at Naropa University. Edited by program faculty and students, Bombay Gin publishes innovative poetry, prose, and hybrid texts as well as art, translations and interviews. Emerging from the “Outrider” or left-hand lineage, which operates outside the cultural mainstream, Bombay Gin honors a heritage of powerful scholarship and counter-poetics through the publication of work that challenges the boundaries of language, form, and genre.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Feb 1 - Sep 8
Print
Contributor copies only
Cross-genre, Experimental, Literary Fiction, Prose Poetry, Translation
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
Border Crossing

Founded in 2011, Border Crossing is a literary and arts journal published by the Lake Superior State University Creative Writing Program. Uniquely situated on the border of the United States and Canada, we're committed to publishing the best work submitted by emerging and established writers on both sides of the border and abroad. We're especially interested in writing that crosses boundaries in genre or geography, and voices that aren't often heard in mainstream publications.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Sep 15 - Feb 1
Web
Cash
Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Literary Fiction, Prose Poetry, Translation
Born Magazine

Born is an all-volunteer project that brings together writers, artists, and others from diverse fields to create multimedia artworks that explore the art of storytelling on the Web. Born was inspired by the creative process and nurtured through collaboration between various forms of literature, media, and emerging technologies.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes No Jan 1 - Dec 31
bosque (the magazine)

Now in its fourth year, bosque is committed to bringing quality fiction to print. We welcome submissions from previously unpublished as well as published writers.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jul 1 - Jul 31
Print
Contributor copies only
Boston Review

Boston Review is a nonpartisan magazine of ideas: animated by hope, committed to equality and reason, convinced that the imagination eludes political categories.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Sep 15 - Jun 15
Web
Print
Boulevard

We believe that creative and critical work should be presented in a magazine in a variegated yet coherent and balanced way. We seek writihg that both stimulates our minds and touches our hearts.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Oct 2 - Apr 30
Print
Bound Off: Literary Audio Magazine

Bound Off is an Iowa-based independent literary magazine. Our mission is to merge the oral tradition of storytelling with new technology to create a digital audio magazine.

Fiction Yes Yes Sep 1 - May 31
Web
Audio
Cash
Flash Fiction
Box of Jars

Box of Jars is a collection of words, music, art, and ideas. A space that promotes Auden's notion that poetry is 'memorable speech.' We could extend the idea to say that music is memorable sound, and painting is memorable imagery, and so forth. The three basic tenets we want to uphold are: sincerity, integrity, illumination. The work should be deeply felt and deeply considered; the form of each piece should be purposeful; the experience of each piece should linger.

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

We are a breakwater. We are both the literal space between ocean and shore and the virtual space between reader and writer. We want to read about other places like us: those liminal spaces in life.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Sep 1 - Dec 1
Web
Brink Magazine

Brink Magazine was founded in 2007 to bring good literature and art to light. What are we looking for? Simply put, writing and images that evoke an emotional response. We accept poetry, short stories, photography, and visual art.

Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
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 15 - 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
Broadsided Press

Broadsided Press publishes original, high-quality collaborations between writers and visual artists and gets them onto streets around the world. Broadsided modernizes the centuries-old tradition of the broadside and harnesses the invigorating spirit of guerilla art. Subscription to Broadsided is free. The publications are designed to be downloaded and printed on regular, letter-sized paper. “Vectors” around the world take the collaborations and post them in their communities: on notice boards, telephone poles, office doors…. anywhere people might encounter them as they go about their days.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Sep 15 - May 15
Web
No payment
Flash Fiction
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
Brooklyn Review

The Brooklyn Review is published annually by Brooklyn College of the City University of New York. Begun almost 30 years ago by John Ashbery, The Brooklyn Review has been overseen throughout its history by esteemed writers such as L.S. Asekoff, Amy Hempel, Josh Henkin, and Jonathan Baumbach. While traditionally having published only poetry, short fiction, plays, and visual art, The Brooklyn Review is expanding to include multimedia works as well as interviews with working writers and artists.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
No Yes Sep 1 - Nov 15
E-publication
Print
Audio
Video
Contributor copies only
Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Formal, Graphic/Illustrated, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Regional, Translation
Buffalo Almanack

Buffalo Almanack considers fiction of all styles and genres. We neither discriminate against the traditional nor the experimental, neither the “literary” nor the fantastic. Our interest in domestic micro-fiction is as great as our interest in space-travel novellas and we’ll always save a seat for the remarkable and unexpected.

Fiction Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Cash
burner_logo.jpgBurner Magazine

Burner is that girl. She's witty, pretty, and doesn't dumb herself down. By day, she's a kindergarten teacher and by night, dances gogo. Inspired by fellow revolutionaries from John Lennon to Virginia Woolf, she's a muse and amusing, compelling and never complacent. The Burner girl gets hot and bothered by the Marquis de Lafayette, aspires to redefine the zeitgeist like Nietzsche, and provokes thought like Margaret Atwood.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
No payment
Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Humor, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Love, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Political, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry
Burningword Literary Journal

Burningword Literary Journal (ISSN 2161-8992 print / ISSN 2157-7366 online) is a quarterly publication focusing on emerging writers of poetry, short fiction, and short nonfiction.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Print
No payment
Cross-genre, Flash Fiction, Prose Poetry
Cactus Heart

Cactus Heart is a metaphor for how we believe literature and art should be: the perfect combination of sharp and tender. We seek work that shocks and wounds and delights, that carries joy and terror and mystery.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
E-publication
Print
Contributor copies only
Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Translation
Cadillac Cicatrix

Cadillac Cicatrix publishes and promotes innovative emerging and established writers and artists on a semiannual basis with a special focus for each issue. Follow us: on Twitter.com/caddymag + on Facebook/caddymag + on Paper.li/caddymag

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Aug 15
Web
No payment
The Cafe Irreal

We publish a kind of fantastic fiction infrequently published in English. This fiction, which we would describe as irreal, rejects the tendency to portray people and places realistically and the need for a full resolution to the story; instead, it shows us a reality constantly being undermined.

Fiction Yes No Jan 1 - Dec 31
cahoodaloodaling

cahoodaloodaling is a collaborative publication. Our quarterly issues are shaped by an eclectic staff and a revolving guest editor. We also have varying calls for submissions, based on either a theme or a style, and we love to see how our collaborators interpret them. As such, our issues are ever-changing and our style ever-evolving. Feel free to send us cross-media work, push the envelope, or even suggest an idea for a future issue or feature. We especially love collaborative work, but it is not a requirement for submissions. We are what you make us.

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

Our interest is in bringing readers the very best in contemporary creative writing. Please visit our website to learn more.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
E-publication
Print
Contributor copies only
Calliope

Calliope is the official publication of the Writers' Special Interest Group (SIG) of American Mensa, Ltd. It is published four times a year with a circulation that spans six countries and nearly every state in the USA. Calliope is essentially a writer’s workshop by mail, providing a forum where writers can exchange ideas, learn more about their craft, and see their work in print. New writers are always welcome. Membership in Mensa is not required to subscribe or to submit works for publication. We accept Poetry and Nonfiction submissions all year, and Fiction on an irregular basis.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Print
Contributor copies only
CALYX, A Journal of Art and Literature by Women

CALYX Journal publishes fine art & literature, art, and book reviews by developing and emerging women authors and artists. CALYX is committed to publishing authors from diverse backgrounds. CALYX Journal is known for discovering many now well-known authors first or early in their careers.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Oct 1 - Dec 31
Camera Obscura Journal

Showcasing the work of both established and emerging artists, Camera Obscura Journal is a full-color volume of contemporary literature and photography, intended to be read and enjoyed, as well as displayed. The writing and photography is selected on the individual merit of each piece, creating an organic collaboration of art forms.

Fiction Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Print
Cash
Literary Fiction
Canary

Canary is a magazine of poetry, fiction, and essays, which address the environmental crisis with its heartbreaking loss of habitat and species. We are based on the premise that the literary arts can provide an understanding that humans are part of an integrated system.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
Nature/Environmental
Canteen

Canteen magazine admires what writers and artists do, and we want insight into how and why it’s done. We publish fiction, poetry, and essays that examine the creative processes of writers, artists, chefs, wine critics, and even a CIA agent. 

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Cardinal Sins

Our focus is on anything that moves us. We desire well-written poetry, flash fiction, fiction, and creative non-fiction that has a brain and a heart. We are not looking for dripping over-sentimentality. But often, even in the most high-brow of works, there is an identifiable pulse of energy and emotion. Cardinal Sins is not beholden by any specific aesthetic. Our only litmus test is that the work is good. Cardinal Sins is trying to push the boundaries of traditional lit mags. We are producing an audio version of our journal and will be placing the journal on the Kindle and Nook stores.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Print
Audio
Contributor copies only
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
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.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Nov 1 - Mar 1
Web
Cash
Graphic/Illustrated, Translation
Carve Magazine

Carve seeks to publish outstanding literary fiction and to promote the writers we publish, helping both new, emerging, and established authors reach a wider literary audience. This is achieved through sharing their stories across a variety of publication mediums: online, print, e-readers, and more.

Fiction Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Print
Cash
Experimental, Flash Fiction, LGBT, Literary Fiction
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
Catamaran Literary Reader

West Coast themes, writers and artists from everywhere.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Print
Cash
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
Cease, Cows

At Cease, Cows we want to explore the contemporary, the strange, the big questions. 

Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Flash Fiction, Prose Poetry
Cha: An Asian Literary Journal

CHA: An Asian Literary Journal is the first Hong Kong-based online literary quarterly journal dedicated to publishing quality poetry, short stories, creative non-fiction, drama, and reviews written in English, as well as photography and art. It has a strong focus on Asian-themed creative work or work done by Asian writers and artists. It also publishes established and emerging writers/artists from around the world.

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

We look for Fiction, Poetry and Creative Nonfiction that is well-crafted and lively, has an intelligent sense of form and language, assumes a degree of risk, and has consequence beyond the world of its speakers or narrators.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Print
Chagrin River Review

Founded in 2012 in Northeast Ohio, Chagrin River Review aims to publish the best contemporary short fiction and poetry available to readers today. Chagrin River Review seeks edgy short stories, flash fiction, and poetry that explore the human experience and reveal emotional truth. While Ohio connections are welcome, Chagrin River Review’s readers and contributors come to the online journal from around the world, and we offer quality writing no matter the region that inspires it.

Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes
Web
E-publication
Audio
No payment
The Chapbook

Wide open. We accept both traditional and experimental work. We prefer literature that takes risks.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
No Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Print
Contributor copies only
The Chariton Review

The Chariton Review showcases work that exhibits a strong sense of the craft and conventions of poetry, fiction, and essays. It includes literature that demonstrates an active familiarity with contemporary innovations and conversations in literary writing and exhibits mindfulness of various rich traditions.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
No Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Print
Contributor copies only
Translation
The Chattahoochee Review

Atlanta's oldest literary magazine publishing the best fiction, poetry, essays, and writing we can find. We appeal to the educated general public for our readership and over the years have expanded our focus to include international readers and writers.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
E-publication
Print
Translation
Chautauqua

The editors actively solicit writing that expresses the values of Chautauqua Institution broadly construed: a sense of inquiry into questions of personal, social, political, spiritual, and aesthetic importance, regardless of genre.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Feb 15 - Apr 15
Print
Contributor copies only
Chicago Literati

Founded by Abigail Sheaffer in November 2012, Chicago Literati aims to bring together novice and veteran writers not only in Chicago, but all over the world.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
Chicago Quarterly Review

The Chicago Quarterly Review is a nonprofit, independent literary journal publishing fiction, poetry, essays and translations from writers around the world. We hope to stimulate, entertain, and inspire.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Sep 1 - Jun 1
Print
Contributor copies only
Translation
Cimarron Review

One of the oldest quarterlies in the nation, Cimarron Review publishes work by writers at all stages of their careers, including Pulitzer prize winners, writers appearing in the Best American Series and the Pushcart anthologies, and winners of national book contests.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Print
Contributor copies only
Literary Fiction
The Cincinnati Review

Established in September 2003, The Cincinnati Review draws together within its pages the finest creative and critical work from across the country. We provide a venue for writers of any background, at any point in their literary careers, to showcase their best writing.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Sep 1 - May 31
Circa: A Journal of Historical Fiction

To increase your chances of acceptance, remember Circa loves anything that provides a fresh take on history and resists cliche. We love genre-crossing, speculative and alternative history, too. Be original, bold and striking!

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
Historical
City Lit Rag

City Lit Rag seeks the most innovative and surprising poetry, fiction and non-fiction from emerging and established writers. We serve not only our readers, but the larger community of writers and readers by showcasing our zine via readings at At the Inkwell reading series at KGB as well as our author interview series.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
Autobiography/Memoir, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Historical, Humor, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Love, Narrative Nonfiction
Clapboard House

Clapboard House publishes the finest stories and poetry written by established and emerging writers, including undergraduates. Dorothy Allison, acclaimed author of BASTARD OUT OF CAROLINA, recently judged our undergraduate short story contest. Included in Steve Almond’s 2008 BEST OF THE WEB, Clapboard House plans a best of the house print anthology for 2010. Whether we are considering the work of an award-winning, much published writer or the first submission of a fledgling writer, our expectation and only requirement of both is excellence.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Apr 18
E-publication
Print
Clarion

As editors, feel strongly that one of the primary purposes of running a literary journal is to support the work of writers just starting their career.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Print
Contributor copies only
Historical, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Translation
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
A Clean, Well-Lighted Place

The guiding aesthetic is cleanliness; we look for each work to display in its own way precision of thought and meticulous crafting of sound and language.

Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Print
Contributor copies only
Cross-genre, Flash Fiction, Prose Poetry, Translation
Clover, A Literary Rag

Clover comes from the Independent Writers' Studio--our purpose is to engage, express, and share the written word the very best way possible.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Print
Contributor copies only
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
Coe Review

Our staff of entirely undergraduate readers and editors selects from the hundreds of submissions we receive each semester for our semiannual issues. We strive to increase the accessibility of all forms of poetry and fiction, including flash fiction, prose poetry, and all other experimental forms, and move beyond the superficial bounds often set around published writing with respect to length, topic, form, and style. To delve into a unique and refreshing mind through one's written words is each of our reader's passion.

Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes Jun 1 - Mar 18
Web
Print
The Coffin Factory

The Coffin Factory serves as a nexus between readers, writers, and the book publishing industry. Our mission is to provide great literature and art to people who love books, including those who do not usually read literary magazines. We believe that quality literature and art are essential for the existence of an intelligent society. In order to perpetuate an intellectually engaged culture, The Coffin Factory publishes phenomenal fiction, essays, and art three times a year.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Print
Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Formal, Graphic/Illustrated, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry, Regional, Translation
The Collagist

The Collagist is a monthly journal published the 15th of each month since August 2009. Each issue contains short fiction, poetry, essays, book reviews, and one or more excerpts from novels forthcoming from (mostly) independent presses.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Audio
No payment
Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction
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.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Aug 1 - Apr 30
E-publication
Print
Cash
Autobiography/Memoir, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction
Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art

Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art is an annual publication that features the very best in poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and art. We were founded in 1977 and continue to be one of the few national literary journals entirely edited, designed, and produced by students. You’ll find that our minds are open, our interests diverse.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Sep 1 - May 1
Print
Contributor copies only
The Columbia Review

The Columbia Review is the old collegiate literary magazine in the country. Since its inception, it has published Pulitzer Prize winners, and a winner of the Nobel Prize. It is published twice a year and is available free on the Columbia campus and on the magazine’s website. Unlike other campus magazines, The Columbia Review does not specialize in the work of any particular gender, ethnic group, or university division. We accept and publish submissions from writers and artists not affiliated with Columbia University.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Sep 2 - Apr 15
Web
Print
Contributor copies only
Common Ground Review

We look for poems with strong imagery and interesting ideas that unfold or explode or explore new and unexpected places in 61 lines or less. We like publishing new poets or new work from more established poets. Please note: though we don't charge a reading fee for regular submissions, we do have a contest entry fee for the Spring/Summer Poetry contest.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Print
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The Commonline Journal

The Commonline Journal publishes accessible literature, critisism and art apropos the common line. Originally titled the "The Commonline Project," The Commonline Journal was developed in 2007 as an exploratory personal journal. Our central project is to approach the problems of the commons through expository writing, describe and produce catastrophe-- a trap set in hope that some reality might stumble into it.

Poetry, Creative Nonfiction, Fiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
Concho River Review

Begun in 1986 by novelist and short-story writer Dr. Terry Dalrymple, Concho River Review has national reach but regional focus, with most authors hailing from or writing about Texas, the Southwest, and the broader South. CRR prides itself on publishing some of the the region’s finest short fiction, non-fiction and poetry, submitted by both emerging and established authors.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
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Conclave: A Journal of Character

Conclave is an annual print journal that focuses on character-driven writing in short stories, flash fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and prose poems; we also print black and white photographs, and excerpts from plays: monologues, scenes, single acts, or one-act plays.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Apr 1 - Jul 1
Conduit

Conduit is a biannual literary journal that is at once direct, playful, inventive, irreverent, and darkly beautiful. Despite common sense and the laws of economics, Conduit has been thwarting good taste, progress, and consensus for over ten years.

Poetry, Fiction
No No Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Print
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Confrontation

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

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
No Yes Aug 16 - Apr 15
Web
Print
Cash
The Conium Review

The Conium Review publishes innovative fiction. We like bizarre settings, experimental language, and unconventional plots. We publish an annual print edition, we regularly post flash fiction online, and we occasionally release chapbooks.

Fiction Yes No Jan 1 - Apr 1
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Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction
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. Read dangerously!

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
No No Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Print
Cash
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry
Contraposition Magazine

Contraposition seeks to depart from the traditional elitism of the literary world. We would like to recognize the inherent value of all creativity, not just that which is established or follows a particular norm. We act as a platform for new and experienced creators alike, and enjoy finding gems from all walks of life. Our current body of publication can be viewed at Contrapositionmagazine.com And our previous printed editions can be viewed at http://www.lulu.com/shop/search.ep?keyWords=contraposition&categoryId=10...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Print
Audio
Video
No payment
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.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Cash
Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Prose Poetry
Conversations Across Borders

Strong, captivating writing.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes
Web
E-publication
Cash
Copper Nickel

Copper Nickel is about combination: the emerging writer with the established author, the student with the master, the traditional with the experimental. Copper Nickel is a journal with national interest edited through collaboration between students and professors at the University of Colorado Denver.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Sep 1 - Dec 1
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The Corner Club Press

Where Poetry and Fiction Converge

Poetry, Creative Nonfiction, Fiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
E-publication
No payment
Flash Fiction
The Cortland Review

The Cortland Review is an online magazine publishing both established and emerging writers from the print and online worlds. Using audio paired with text to complete the link between reader and writer, TCR provides regular and feature issues with poems and short fiction selected by staff as well as illustrious guest editors.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes No Jan 1 - Dec 31
The Cossack Review

We publish outstanding new fiction, poetry, and essays, with an emphasis on writing that is rich and revealing. We especially look for smart pieces that uncover new truths and emotions.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Print
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Cross-genre, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Prose Poetry, Translation
Cowboy Poetry Press

Cowboys and cowgirls, heifers, madams, rustlers, train robbers, drifters, grifters, and thieves: Dust off those boots and get out of the out house and back to the rustic life—because we want all western-related material published or unpublished on fellow like e-zines (no personal blogs or site work accepted; you must remove it before submitting, and please give us credit as first-time publisher when you do post on personal sites).

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Print
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Humor
Crab Creek Review

Celebrating over twenty-five years of publishing, Crab Creek Review is dedicated to introducing you to the best writing from the Pacific Northwest and beyond. We publish both national and international writers in the genres of poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction. Crab Creek Review is a perfect-bound print literary journal publishing established poets and writers as well as emerging writers.  

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Oct 5 - Dec 15
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Crack the Spine

Crack the Spine loves the written word. Some might say we're in love with the written word. But that's just a silly rumor. We seek to publish diverse and sharp literary works, including flash fiction, micro-fiction, poetry, short stories, personal essays, and book reviews. We don't care if it's four words or four thousand words, if it's charged with artistry, we want to publish it. Given the choice, we will always select madness over method.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Print
No payment
Experimental, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry
CRATE

CRATE is the literary magazine of the University of California, Riverside’s MFA program. CRATE recently made the switch from print to digital, and now seeks work by emerging and established writers for publication in our monthly online journal. CRATE accepts fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, and short dramatic works.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
No payment
Autobiography/Memoir, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry
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.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Sep 1 - May 31
Print
Cash
Cross-genre, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry, Translation
cream city review

We are devoted to publishing memorable and energetic fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. We also feature reviews of contemporary literature and criticism, as well as author interviews, artwork, and comics. CCR seeks to publish not only a broad range of writings, but a broad range of writers with diverse backgrounds as well. Both beginning and well-established writers are welcome.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
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Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Humor, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Love, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Political, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Regional, Religious/Spiritual, War
The Cupboard

We publish works of prose and prose collections between 5,000 and 10,000 words.

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes
Print
Cash
CURA: A Literary Magazine of Art and Action

CURA: A Literary Magazine of Art and Action is a multi-media magazine based at Fordham University committed to integrating the arts and social justice.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Oct 1 - Mar 31
Web
E-publication
Print
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Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry, Translation
Curbside Quotidian

Curbside Quotidian is a haven for the thoughts and ruminations of our fellow artists, writers and creatives of all backgrounds, who seek thoughtful and innovative outlooks on quotidian people, places and things. Read: we like oddities, off-beat, pretty ugly and the like.

Poetry, Creative Nonfiction, Fiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Prose Poetry
Curbside Splendor Publishing

We publish fiction, creative non-fiction, and poetry that celebrate art, urban life, and extraordinary voices

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes No Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Print
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Literary Fiction
CutBank

We publish two issues a year of compelling poetry, fiction, and literary nonfiction by established writers and new voices alike. We're global in scope, but with a regional bias.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Sep 15 - Feb 1
Web
Print
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CUTTHROAT, A JOURNAL OF THE ARTS

We have no regional, gender or cultural biases. Puveyors of fresh, original and meaningful work, we promote excellent literary fiction and poetry. We are also open to short book reviews of short story and poetry collections, especially from small presses.

Poetry, Fiction
No Yes Jul 15 - Oct 15
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
Danse Macabre - An Online Literary Magazine

We present a monthly buffet of writers from across the literary spectrum. Our contributors hail from around the world; we also showcase kunst und kunstler whose neglected works suffer the temperamental vicissitudes of the literatti from beyond the grave. Our mission is to further expand the imaginative landscape of the literary web. Our central criterion is the overall creative effort deployed to transcend prevailing orthodoxies. The narrative contours of magical realism, world poetry, and Mitteleuropean kunst und kultur are especially appreciated.

Poetry, Creative Nonfiction, Fiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
E-publication
No payment
Experimental
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