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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
Big Muddy: Journal of the Mississippi River Valley

Although we encourage topics related to the Mississippi River Valley, no direct relationship is required. We are also dedicated to reviewing books from independent, university, and small presses, but not self-published titles.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Print
Contributor copies only
Experimental, Historical, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Literary Fiction, Nature/Environmental, Pop Culture
The Bitchin' Kitsch

The Bitchin’ Kitsch is a zine for artists, poets, prose writers, or anyone else who has something to say. it exists for the purpose of open creativity.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Print
No payment
The Bitter Oleander

We are looking for poems that vault us to a new level of understanding an individual's true perception, and not one that falls under the customs of a dictated language which only obeys the known, the understood and the repetitive. Be imaginative, not fantastical which is never the same.

Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Black Elephant

We invite poetry, fiction, essay, and other art forms by new, emerging, and established literary and visual artists. We appreciate anything that transcends expectation and re-imagines the forms we may be accustomed to. We wish to explore, through your contributions, the newly forged path and the shifted boundary.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Print
Audio
Cash
Experimental, Humor, Prose Poetry
Black Fox Literary Magazine

The aim of Black Fox is to publish both established and new writers. We welcome all fiction, but we especially like fiction from under-represented genres and styles, including YA. We are also interested in creative nonfiction, poetry, black and white photography and art.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Sep 5 - Nov 28
Web
E-publication
Print
No payment
Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Historical, Humor, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Love, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction
Black Heart Magazine

Black Heart Magazine is an independent online literary magazine, transmitting tenacious text around the world at the speed of wifi. Since 2004, our site has been combating clichés and skipping straight to supercharged stories with a simple catchphrase: we heart art.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 1
Web
E-publication
No payment
Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Humor, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry
Black Warrior Review

Founded in 1974, Black Warrior Review publishes contemporary fiction, poetry, and nonfiction by award-winning writers alongside work by new and emerging voices. Each issue also features art, comics, and a poetry chapbook solicited by the editors.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Dec 1 - Mar 1
Web
Print
Cash
BLACKBERRY: a magazine

BLACKBERRY: a magazine aims to be a premier literary magazine featuring black women writers and artists. Its goal is to expose readers to the diversity of the black woman’s experience and strengthen the black female voice in both the mainstream and independent markets. We hope to illuminate the new generations and reach back to those whose words may have been ignored.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Print
No payment
Blackbird: an online journal of literature and the arts

While it is true that excellence can be differently defined and construed, our primary definition will be this: Beyond simple obvious criteria such as “well written in a variety of technical senses,” and “original in terms of subject and style,” excellent writing challenges traditions in profound ways, and is radical insofar as it is aware of its own origins in tradition and seeks to expand the boundaries of the realm of discourse of which it is a part.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Nov 1 - Apr 15
Web
E-publication
Print
Audio
Video
The Black Herald

The Black Herald is an international bilingual (English-French & other languages) literary magazine, based in Paris & London. Edited by Blandine Longre & Paul Stubbs, the magazine’s aim is to publish original world writers not necessarily linked in any way by ‘theme’ or ‘style’. Writing that we deem can withstand the test of time and resist popularization–the dangers of instant literature for instant consumption. Writing capable of escaping the vacuum of the epoch. Read an interview with editor Paul Stubbs in Bookslut http://www.bookslut.com/features/2012_10_019467.php

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes No Nov 15 - Feb 15
Print
Contributor copies only
Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry, Translation
Blank Spaces

Our mission is to celebrate and champion the work of Canadian creatives, bringing exposure and support to both new and established writers.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
E-publication
Print
Contributor copies only
Autobiography/Memoir, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction
Blast Furnace

Our mission is to publish refined poetry by "poets of place," with themes deeply rooted in place. We value refined poetry that is architecturally functional and distinctive on the page. We value poetry that is stripped--burnt down--to its purest state, in both form and context. We value brave poetry that takes risks and, therefore, resonates with a discriminating audience. We value soulful poetry from the core--recited or read aloud--as it was originally intended.

Poetry Yes Yes Jan 2 - Dec 30
Web
E-publication
Print
Audio
Video
No payment
Micro-poetry, Prose Poetry
BlazeVOX

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

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Print
Audio
Video
No payment
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Humor, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Regional, Translation, War
Blood and Thunder: Musings on the Art of Medicine

Blood and Thunder: Musings on the Art of Medicine is the student-run literary journal of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. We publish health care-related short stories, poems, and artwork annually.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Feb 1 - May 15
Print
Healing/Health
BLOOM

EDITORIAL POLICYBLOOM does not discriminate against the imagination. Gardeners must identify as Queer (LGBT), but the flora of their labor need not serve any pre-conceived notion of beauty. Peonies, sweet williams, ragweed, and gladiolas--every shade & shape of blossom--are all welcome. Let the garden grow.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes
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Contributor copies only
LGBT
Blotterature Literary Magazine

Blotterature's mission is to merge the creative academia with the underground, as there is value in both sides of the spectrum. We seek the nontraditional mixed with craft, detail, and process. Well-developed with an edge. Regionalism with a voice. Something with political intentions or just there to entertain. Thought-out. Thrilling. Intelligent.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Print
Contributor copies only
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Humor, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Political, Prose Poetry, Regional
The Blue Pencil Online

The Blue Pencil Online is edited and produced by the students in the Writing & Publishing Program at Walnut Hill School for the Arts, in Natick, Massachusetts. The magazine seeks to publish the best of literary work in English by young writers (12–18) around the world.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Oct 1 - May 1
The Blue Hour

The blue hour is the period of twilight each morning and evening where we move from day to night. There is neither full daylight nor complete darkness. This time is considered special because of its unique quality of light.The purpose of this magazine is to provide a place where artists and writers can gather, read and see each other’s work and allow their work to be found by others. It is also a place where we can publish valuable art and put it out into the world. There are very few things greater than finding new talent.

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

Blue Bonnet Review is a literary journal based in Houston, Texas featuring work from established and emerging writers around the globe. Our editorial team welcomes good writers and good poets onto our site -- as long as they're good. We accept poetry, fiction and nonfiction submissions year-round and publish online daily.

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

The Blue Collar Review is a quarterly journal of poetry and prose published by Partisan Press. Our mission is the preservation, expansion, and promotion of the literature of our working class, primarily poetry, which might not find a place in profit-driven publishing channels.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
No No Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Print
Contributor copies only
Blue Lake Review

Currently on hiatus, and not taking submissions, we are a web-based literary magazine looking for the best in fiction and poetry, literature that moves readers and makes us want to keep reading. FICTION: We are looking for literary, not genre, fiction. POETRY: We are looking for poetry of all types, on all topics.

Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction
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
Blue Monday Review

Note: Blue Monday Review is currently on a submissions hiatus. All categories are closed for the time being. Blue Monday Review is a quarterly literary magazine that publishes prose, poetry, and art that embodies the work of Kurt Vonnegut (you could say he's our spirit animal). We look for peculiar, off-center, and engaging work. Kurt Vonnegut was a man who knew how to craft great stories that celebrated truth and beauty while maintaining a sardonic wit that makes our hearts swell with bitterness and joy. If your work can stir up even a sliver of that feeling, we want to see it.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
E-publication
Print
Cash
Cross-genre, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry
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 Yes Jul 1 - Nov 30
Print
Contributor copies only
Nature/Environmental
The Blueshift Journal

The Blueshift Journal is a national literary magazine interested in creating and exploring that which binds us together.

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

Bluestockings is a Brown University-based feminist-minded multimedia publication. We write about issues from a gender-aware perspective. We hope to promote inclusivity of voices from writers and artists of all identities and orientations. We hope to create a community surrounding Bluestockings where creative production can lead to generative conversations that help develop a broader social impact.

Poetry, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
Autobiography/Memoir, Experimental, Feminist, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, LGBT
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
Print
Cash
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.

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

Founded in 1981, BOMB Magazine is dedicated to delivering the artist's voice. BOMB accepts submissions of previously unpublished poetry and short fiction. We only accept submissions through Submittable. Simultaneous submissions are allowed.

Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes Dec 1 - Dec 31
Web
Print
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, Formal, Graphic/Illustrated, Humor, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry, Translation
Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review

Borderlands is a literary journal based in Austin, Texas, that publishes poetry as well as reviews, essays and visual art series. We publish work of merit that exhibits social, political, geographical, historical or spiritual awareness. We are open to traditional and experimental forms.

Poetry Yes No Jan 15 - Dec 15
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Contributor copies only
BorderSenses Literary & Arts Journal

BorderSenses Literary and Arts Journal is an annual print publication that provides a venue for emerging and established writers/artists from the U.S.-Mexico border area and beyond to share their words and images. We seek poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and book reviews in both Spanish and English from every corner of the world. We also highlight a diversity of visual artists. Translations can be accepted, provided that the original author has consented to publication rights and reprinting.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 16 - Jun 16
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Contributor copies only
bosque (the magazine)

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 Literary Magazine

Boston Literary Magazine is dedicated to helping writers get published. We don't accept every submission we receive, but we offer feedback and encouragement, and you are always welcome to re-submit material after you've refined it.

Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Print
No payment
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
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
Boxcar Poetry Review

Interested in work that moves us. Transport us someplace new through lyric, narrative, image, and voice. Surprise us. Surprise yourself.

Poetry 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, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry
Breadcrumbs Mag

Breadcrumbs Mag is an exercise in motivation and shared inspiration, a chance to create when otherwise your professional life might not give you reason to, an outlet to plant the seeds of an idea and watch where they can go — through your own mind or someone else's. Pick a phrase or image from any of our preceding posts and create a piece of your own, no matter the genre or medium, and submit today! Follow the trail.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes No Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Print
Audio
Video
No payment
Cross-genre
Breakwater Review

Breakwater Review seeks to promote literature that doesn’t stand still. A Breakwater is “a barrier built out into a body of water to protect a coast or harbor from the force of waves.” But as a literary journal, we’re more interested in the waves than the barrier. We’re interested in publishing writers of all backgrounds and contributing to a literary culture that also doesn’t stand still, a culture of waves crashing against and breaking barriers, making way for new and exciting voices to be heard.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Bridge Eight Literary Magazine

Bridge Eight Literary Magazine publishes work that is fiercely human in that it speaks to the heart of who we are as a collective. We publish work that explores the deeper parts of our natures and have had the privilege to publish great writers throughout the southeast and beyond.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
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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
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Contributor copies only
Autobiography/Memoir, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Regional
Broad Street

Broad Street is an interdisciplinary non-profit magazine featuring the very best that creative non-fiction has to offer in an ever-expanding set of subgenres. We are an intersection where truth-telling prose, poetry, artwork, and interviews with storytellers in various media (e.g., sculpture, costume design, cgi, memoir), can converge to be enjoyed by readers and writers deeply engaged with the culture, though not necessarily through an academic lens. Your smart best friend should enjoy Broad Street as much as your theory-steeped professorial colleagues.

Poetry, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Print
Contributor copies only
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Formal, Graphic/Illustrated, Historical, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, LGBT, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Translation
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 (if selected for publication, a visual artist will respond to your writing) 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. “Vectors” around the post the collaborations 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
E-publication
Print
No payment
Flash Fiction
Brooklyn Quarterly

TBQ publishes literary fiction both in our themed quarterly issues and on our blog. Fiction pieces should have a sensibility that there is an outside world that affects the characters and their surroundings. Please send one piece at a time, double-spaced, max 4,000 words with a short hello and bio.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Autobiography/Memoir, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry, Translation
Buck Off Magazine

Founded in 2013 by a handful of Salem State University alumni, Buck Off Magazine accepts all works from all types of writers. We want the interesting, the weird, the horror, experimental, and the romantic. All genres. Including art. We publish both unpublished and published writers worldwide and find work that evokes raw emotion and strong imagery fit well in BOM. If you are unsure your work is for us, emails us. We don’t bite.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Erotica, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Historical, Humor, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Love, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Political, Prose Poetry, War
Buddhist Poetry Review

Buddhist Poetry Review is a quarterly online poetry magazine dedicated to publishing fresh and insightful Buddhist poetry. Our vision encompasses the full spectrum of Buddhism, and we welcome submissions from authors who write from any perspective.

Poetry Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
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
Burnside Review

We publish poetry, one interview, two pieces of fiction, poetry reviews and artwork.

Poetry Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
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Cash
By&By Poetry

“By and by” evokes the humid warmth of Southern hymns, the comfort of a grandmother or grandfather, the all-encompassing belief in the future. A term that once denoted a sense of immediacy, “by and by” now implies an eventual hereafter. By&By Poetry, founded in 2015, aims to provide an eclectic online showcase for both established and up-and-coming poets. We aspire to shape By&By into a celebration of poetry, a place where poets can congregate, read, and be heard. Join us.

Poetry Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
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
The Cafe Review

The Cafe Review is a quarterly journal of poetry, art and reviews that is based in Portland, Maine and has been published for over twenty years. We forever search for new, strong voices in poetry. And insist upon returning to those before and with us, presenting estimable works of the established literati. 

Poetry No Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
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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
Calamus Journal

Calamus Journal is a journal of poetry and flash fiction. Calamus is particularly interested in experimental work, as well as work by members of marginalized communities.

Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Humor, LGBT, Micro-poetry, Nature/Environmental, Political, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, War
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 Fiction submissions on an irregular basis, other submissions any time.

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
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
The Cape Rock

No restrictions on subjects or forms in this 51-year-old publication, but we prefer poems under 75 lines. Our criterion for selection is the quality of the work. No sentimental, didactic, or "cute" poems. Electronic submissions through Submittable only.

Poetry Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
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Contributor copies only
Caravel Literary Arts Journal
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Oct 1 - Nov 30
Web
No payment
Experimental, Feminist, Formal, Micro-poetry, Nature/Environmental, Political, Translation, War
Carcinogenic Poetry

Carcinogenic Poetry accepts a variety of types and styles of poetry. CP endeavors to present as many voices from the literary independent and underground, both new and established. Carcinogenic Poetry is not a poetry blog about cancer, but rather takes the stance, 'the truth is to lies like cancer;' that is to say, poetry that rings with the truth of a poet sheds light on the darkness of the soul. Sometimes that truth is beautiful; sometimes that truth is bleak. The aim of Carcinogenic Poetry is to capture the full-range of tones by which these truths are delivered.

Poetry Yes No Jan 1 - Nov 7
Web
E-publication
Print
No payment
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
Carnival Literary Magazine

Send us your work that is a little off, a little awkward. We want your strange. We want it well-written. We want your pieces that wouldn’t be at home in a more traditional literary magazine.

Poetry Yes Yes
Web
E-publication
No payment
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 literature, 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.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Print
Cash
Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry
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
Cave Wall

Cave Wall, published twice a year, is a national literary magazine dedicated to publishing the best in contemporary poetry. We are interested in poems of any length and style from both established and emerging poets. 

Poetry No Yes Feb 1 - Mar 15
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
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
dividedhwy_suburbia_inverse_small_.jpgChaparral

Chaparral is an online journal featuring poetry from and/or about Southern California.

Poetry Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
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
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Print
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Translation
The Charles Carter: a working anthology

We publish everything from poetry and fiction to non fiction and creative essay writings. Feel free to submit writings on any topic and at any time of year

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Audio
No payment
The Chattahoochee Review

Exporting the South. Importing the World. 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
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Cherry Tree: A National Literary Journal @ Washington College

The name Cherry Tree honors George Washington who, in 1782, gifted “the College at Chester” 50 guineas, consented to serve on its Board, and gave the educational institution permission to use his name. In the American imagination, George Washington is a figure who has come to represent both truth-telling and mythmaking. The famous story of the cherry tree—I can’t tell a lie, Pa; you know I can’t tell a lie. I did cut it with my hatchet.—reminds us that there is truth even in invention, that even apocrypha can convey the facts of life.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Aug 15 - Oct 15
Print
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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
The Christian Science Monitor

Since 1908, The Home Forum has been a section of The Christian Science Monitor dedicated to nonfiction and poetry. The object of the Monitor is (in the words of its founder, Mary Baker Eddy) "to injure no man, but to bless all mankind." The Monitor is a balanced news-gathering operation with its own network of reporters; it is not a church organ. The Home Form section attempts to amuse, educate, inspire, delight, engage, comfort, enlighten. It's a conversation with a well-educated and compassionate friend. The section also hosts the Monitor's single, clearly labeled, religious article.

Poetry, Creative Nonfiction
Yes No Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Print
Cash
Cimarron Review

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

Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Print
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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
Clade Song

Clade Song is a space dedicated to the literary examination of the animal world and all of its behavioral niches from the bacterial mat to the predation of the auk, all of which impact and interrelate with the humanosphere. At Clade Song we are interested in the evolution of poetry from the phoneme outwards, from raw, exclamatory yelping to the insect hymns sung to enshrine the concrete and the nonce.

Poetry Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Audio
Video
Experimental, Nature/Environmental, Prose Poetry, Translation
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
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Historical, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Translation
Claudius Speaks

Claudius Speaks is a platform for emerging voices to challenge the mind and move the heart. We seek personal essays, narrative nonfiction, poetry, photography, painting, and illustration. A central aspect of our mission is to shine a light on less-established writers and artists.

Poetry, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Autobiography/Memoir, Experimental, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry
Cleaver Magazine

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

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Autobiography/Memoir, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction
Clockwise Cat

Clockwise Cat is a progressive literary webzine that features verse, reviews, and invective (satire/polemics). Clockwise Cat prefers to receive poems that are in some way akin to the Symbolist, Dadaist, Surrealist, Beat, spoken word, and experimental genres. However, we will regard all well-crafted submissions that brashly flout conventions.

Poetry, Creative Nonfiction
Yes No Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Political, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, War
Clover, A Literary Rag

Clover comes from the Independent Writers' Studio--our purpose is to engage, express, and share fresh points of view in an iconic format.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Print
Contributor copies only
Coal Magazine

Coal Magazine is a multi-medium independent magazine driven by the odd, the overlooked, and the eccentric. Submissions are accepted year round.

Poetry Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Experimental, Feminist, LGBT, Micro-poetry, Nature/Environmental, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry
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 Sep 1 - Mar 18
Web
Print
Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing)

Coldnoon: Travel Poetics, International Journal of Travel Writing (CTPIJTW) is a refereed, international and interdisciplinary online and print journal that publishes poetry, research papers and nonfiction on the subjects of travel, literary and human geography, psychogeography, and new perspectives on spatiality and travel. It was started online on September 23, 2011. Presently it is published four times a year online, and twice a year in print.

Poetry, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Print
Experimental
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