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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
The Antigonish Review

The Antigonish Review was founded by R.J. MacSween in 1970 and features poetry, fiction, reviews and critical articles from all parts of Canada, the US and overseas, using original graphics to enliven the format.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
No No Sep 1 - Jun 30
Antioch Review

The Antioch Review, founded in 1941, is one of the oldest, continuously publishing literary magazines in America, publishing fiction, essays, and poetry from both emerging as well as established authors. Our authors are consistently included in Best American anthologies & Pushcart.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
No Yes Sep 1 - May 31
E-publication
Print
Cash
Narrative Nonfiction
Antiphon Poetry Magazine

Antiphon Poetry Magazine provides an online showcase for British and international contemporary poetry. Now in our second year, we also publish reviews of new books and pamphlets from the major publishers and small presses, and articles about aspects of poetry.

Poetry Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
E-publication
No payment
Apeiron Review

We want something real, something beautiful, something ugly, or something that sings to the far reaches of our being. Make us laugh or make us cry, but we want something visceral. Free verse poems are generally favored over those that rhyme. Experimentation is encouraged.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes
E-publication
No payment
Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry
APIARY Magazine

We celebrate the best Philadelphia writing on the page, on stage, and in the street; we connect Philadelphians through the power of their own voice. We are seeking strong original work from writers who live in the Philadelphia area, or who have lived, loved, and been inspired in our great city.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Print
Contributor copies only
Apocrypha and Abstractions

All fiction genres are acceptable to us, but we prefer literary minded stories that are dark and psychological, firmly grounded in the surreal, and that make a statement in the abstract. We publish Flash Fiction of 500 words or fewer.

Fiction Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
No payment
Experimental, Flash Fiction
Apogee Journal

Apogee is a literary journal specializing in art and literature that engage with issues of identity politics: race, gender, sexuality, class, and hyphenated identities. We currently produce a biannual issue featuring fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and visual art. 

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes No Jun 1 - Jul 31
Web
E-publication
Print
Contributor copies only
Cross-genre, Experimental, LGBT, Political
Appalachian Heritage

In this age of information overload, Appalachian Heritage strives to be a literary sanctuary for the finest contemporary writing and visual art that we can find. Each quarterly issue showcases the work of emerging and established writers throughout Appalachia and beyond, offering readers literature that is thoughtful, innovative, and revelatory. Appalachian Heritage considers previously unpublished fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, writing for young adults, craft essays, book reviews, and visual art.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Aug 1 - Feb 28
Print
Contributor copies only
Autobiography/Memoir, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Prose Poetry, Regional
Apple Valley Review

The Apple Valley Review is an online literary journal. It is published twice annually, once in spring and once in fall. Each issue features a collection of poetry, short fiction, and essays. Our goal is to support and promote both emerging and established writers.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes No Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Humor, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Prose Poetry, Regional, Translation
apt

apt is a literary journal featuring challenging writing that combines the cerebral and the visceral. We publish an annual print issue, and our website is updated frequently with short fiction, poetry, reviews, and interviews.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Print
Contributor copies only
Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry
The Arava Review

Born in September 2009 at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT, The Arava Review is a contemporary art and poetry review. We are interested in poetry and art on the page. We also hold readings and curate shows.

Poetry No No Jan 1 - Dec 31
Arc Poetry Magazine

We feature poetry and poetry criticism from emerging and established writers to watch - in Canada and beyond. At Arc, we find the brave new voices; poetry that is woozy, cunning, shearing and wildlike, and prose that offers new perspectives on the verse you thought you knew.

Poetry Yes Yes Sep 1 - May 31
Cash
Arcadia

An independent literary endeavor that's published eclectic art and literature from our home in Oklahoma since 2009, we seek out and put in print the best, regardless of its origin. The work might come from a hardscrabble poet hiding out down some county road in Oklahoma or an award-winning essayist with a mile-long list of degrees and accolades. Our mission is to showcase work from our home state and beyond, work that speaks to and moves the heart and the head, regardless of form, medium, or place of birth.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Print
Audio
Cash
Aries: Journal of Art and Literature

Aries is a nonprofit journal of art and literature published annually by Southeastern Community College. Since 1969, Aries has showcased finely crafted works from North Carolina artists and writers. Also, can download our eText edition of the print journal for free right here: 2014-2015: http://issuu.com/allisonparker8/docs/ariesbooklet2014issu Spring 2013: http://issuu.com/allisonparker8/docs/aries2013?mode=mobile

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Oct 1 - May 31
Web
E-publication
Print
No payment
Autobiography/Memoir, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Humor, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry
Arkansas Review

Published three times a year, Arkansas Review is a journal of Delta studies. All materials must evoke or respond to the natural and/or cultural experience of the seven state Mississippi River Delta (IL, MO, KY, TN, AR, MS, LA). 

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

The intent of ArLiJo is to feature a variety of authors/poets/artists from around the globe whose work provokes readers to contemplate issues, etc. ArLiJo features poetry, fiction, nonfiction and artwork. Payment is any book published by Gival Press.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes May 15 - Aug 15
Web
E-publication
Contributor copies only
Armchair/Shotgun

At Armchair/Shotgun, we do not care about your bio. We read all submissions anonymously, and conceal even an author’s name until a piece has been selected for publication. We feel that good writing does not know one MFA program from another. It does not know a Ph.D. from a high school drop-out. Good writing knows only story. We accept poetry, fiction, non-fiction and visual arts submissions for publication on real honest-to-goodness paper.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes No Jan 30 - Mar 31
Print
Contributor copies only
Arroyo Literary Review

Arroyo Literary Review is a print-based publication produced annually by students and alumni of California State University, East Bay. Each issue reflects the creative diversity found in the San Francisco Bay Area literary scene, while bringing together material from an international array of poets, writers, and artists.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
No Yes Dec 1 - May 31
Web
E-publication
Print
Contributor copies only
Commercial Fiction, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry, Regional, Translation
Arsenic Lobster Poetry Journal

The Arsenic Lobster Poetry Journal is seeking eloquent emotion, articulate experiment; the charley horse hearted, heavily quirked, the harrowing. Honed lyricism, stripped narrative. Be compelled, compulsed, MOVED, to write.

Poetry Yes Yes Nov 1 - Apr 30
Web
Print
No payment
Artful Dodge

Artful Dodge has always been attracted to writing with a sense of place and cultural landscape. Besides new American fiction, poetry and narrative essay, we’re also interested in contemporary literature in translation from all over the globe. In fact, since 1990 we have run a special “Poets as Translators” section in each issue, in which prominent and emerging American poets present both their own poetry and translation work side by side. Our interview series has included conversations with Jorge Luis Borges, Gwendolyn Brooks, Terry Tempest Williams, and Czeslaw Milosz.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
No Yes Oct 1 - May 1
Artifact Nouveau

Artifact Nouveau is a magazine of works by students, faculty, alumni, and employees of San Joaquin Delta College published by the SJDC Writers’ Guild. Currently in its first year of publication, it is a re-branding of Artifact (2007-2014). With a new advisor, officers, and editors, the magazine was re-booted to reflect its new beginnings. Works by writers and artists unaffiliated with Delta College may be selected for publication for up to 15% of the overall content. We accept submissions year round. All genres and mediums are welcome. Submit to artifactsjdc@gmail.com.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Print
Arts & Letters

Arts & Letters is a literary magazine based at Georgia College. We’re open to both formal and experimental works, with the emphasis resting on craft. We look for work that compels us, above all. We nominate for the Pushcart Prize, Best New Poets, Best American Short Stories, Best American Essays, and Best American Nonrequired Reading.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Aug 1 - Jan 31
Print
Cash
Ascent Aspirations Magazine

Ascent accepts unsolicited manuscripts of short fiction (1,000 words or less), poetry, short philosophical essays on life and the human condition, and reviews of current published works and visual art.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
The Asian American Literary Review

The Asian American Literary Review is a space for those who consider the designation "Asian American" a fruitful starting point for artistic vision and community. In showcasing the work of established and emerging writers, the journal aims to incubate dialogues and, just as importantly, open those dialogues to regional, national, and international audiences of all constituencies. Published biannually, AALR features fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, translations, comic art, interviews, and book reviews.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jun 1 - Aug 31
Web
E-publication
Print
Contributor copies only
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Graphic/Illustrated, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Political, Prose Poetry, Regional, Religious/Spiritual, Serialized Fiction, Translation, War
Assaracus: A Journal of Gay Poetry

ASSARACUS (ISSN 2159-0478). Each issue of Assaracus (pronounced ASS-UH-RACK-US),  a quarterly publication, features a substantial collection of work by a small number of gay poets. Assaracus provides a grand stage for gay contemporary poetry. We want, decades from now, people to look back and see how we lived through how we wrote.

Poetry Yes Yes
Print
Contributor copies only
LGBT
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