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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
No Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Print
Contributor copies only
Experimental, Historical, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Literary Fiction, Nature/Environmental, Pop Culture
The Biscuit

We are a serial fiction website publishing a variety of novels across genres. We are particularly interested in broadly representative fiction, tell us a story we've never heard.

Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Feminist, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Nature/Environmental, Regional, Serialized Fiction
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
Audio
Video
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 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 Jan 1 - Dec 31
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 Jan 1 - Aug 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) literary magazine, based in Paris. 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 Oct 1 - Jan 1
Print
Contributor copies only
Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry, Translation
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
Blood Lotus

An online literary quarterly run by editors who refuse to believe everything has already been written, and who want to promote your best writing as proof.

Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
Bloodroot Literary Magazine

Bloodroot Literary Magazine is dedicated to publishing diverse voices through the adventure of poetry, short fiction, and creative nonfiction. Our aim is to provide a platform for the free-spirited emerging and established writer.

Poetry, Creative Nonfiction, Fiction
No No Apr 1 - Sep 1
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Contributor copies only
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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LGBT
The Bloomsbury Review

The Bloomsbury Review is a book magazine. Our focus is on reviewing books overlooked by mainstream review media that come from small, independent, university, as well as larger corporate publishers. We DO NOT publish short stories or fiction. See the magazine for submitting "Out-of-Bounds" Essays (300 words or less).

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes No Jan 1 - Dec 31
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Contributor copies only
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

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
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
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes
E-publication
Print
No payment
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
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

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
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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
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 Yes Jan 15 - Dec 15
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Borderline

BORDERLINE is the first literary journal of its kind, specializing in the genre of persona poetry. We accept submissions of page and performance poetry pieces, alike, that dare to step outside of their comfort zones and inhabit a whole new world, whether it be that of a character, object, idea, or what have you. The wilder the approach & the more innovative the perspective of the piece, the better. All that we ask of our authors is a willingness to live outside of boxes, and to hold fast in their faith in that little thing we like to call imagination.

Poetry Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Historical, Humor, LGBT, Love, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Political, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry
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 Dec 15 - May 15
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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)

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
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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
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, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction
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
Audio
No payment
Cross-genre
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
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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. At Broad Street, we are creating an intersection where truth-telling prose, poetry, and artwork 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 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
Print
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 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
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
Buck Off Magazine

The Buck Off Magazine staff prides itself in accepting new and interesting forms of creativity, whether through poems, prose or visual arts. We are open for submissions year round and personally get back to every submitter without sending some canned response. Surprise us.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Experimental, Graphic/Illustrated
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
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
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
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
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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 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
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
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
The Cape Rock

No restrictions on subjects or forms in this 50-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.

Poetry No Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
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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.

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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.

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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 May 1 - Oct 31
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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.

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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.

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Yes Yes Nov 1 - Mar 1
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Graphic/Illustrated, Translation
Cartys Poetry Journal

Rhyming poetry and also haiku are our main focus, but as you can see by reading our past issues we publish all forms of poetry. Our focus is to give a voice to the traditional poetry alongside the contemporary, as it's often lost or derided in the current mainstream. See our past issues for a sample.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Graphic/Illustrated, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry
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
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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.

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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.

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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.

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dividedhwy_suburbia_inverse_small_.jpgChaparral

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

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The Chapbook

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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
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Autobiography/Memoir, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Historical, Humor, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Love, Narrative Nonfiction
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.

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Experimental, Nature/Environmental, Prose Poetry, Translation
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.

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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.

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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, graphic narratives, and visual art on a quarterly basis. We publish new book reviews weekly and occasional craft essays.

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Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
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Autobiography/Memoir, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Translation
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