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Connect your poems, stories, essays, and reviews to the right audiences by researching over eight hundred literary magazines in our database. Here, you’ll find editorial policies, submission guidelines, contact information—everything you need to direct your work to the publications most amenable to your vision.

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Inlandia: A Literary Journey

Inlandia: A Literary Journey is currently seeking fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and images by writers and artists whose work is in some way grounded in Inland Southern California; works that will give readers around the globe a sense of the region and its people. Inlandia: A Literary Journey is the online literary journal for the Inlandia Institute. Inlandia provides free public readings, professional development seminars, creative writing workshops, and more, throughout the Inland Empire.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
Regional
The James Franco Review

The James Franco Review is visibility of underrepresented and misrepresented artists. It's also an experiment where we are testing: What happens when writers' work is read through an anonymous submission system? What happens when editors change every two months, when there are no intermediary readers, and everything is chosen by the genre editor? Our hope is that the experiment will result in a diversity of literature and of writers.

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

jmww is an online quarterly accepting fiction, nonfiction, poetry, book reviews, and essays. We publish Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall issues in early January, April, July, and October, or thereabouts.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Sep 1 - Jun 1
Web
Print
No payment
JONAHmagazine

JONAHmagazine is comprised of stories. Stories of journeys, in space, in time, in the heart, or in the mind. Beginnings, endings, triumphs and frustrations, odysseys of the spirit. Poetry, prose, true stories, memoir. Tales humorous or not. Fish stories, big fish stories. Lies. Stories that come from the soul, or that steal it. Stories that derive from the sky or the deep blue sea, or from nothing and nowhere.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
E-publication
No payment
Autobiography/Memoir, Humor, Translation
Keyhole

We publish what we like. There are no guidelines. Shorter things are preferable, but it’s not a requirement.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Print
No payment
Commercial Fiction, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Humor, Literary Fiction, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry
Kudzu House Quarterly

Here at the Kudzu Review we look for savvy, sharp, well-polished literature that captures life in a post-natural world. We publish work, bi-annually, that is outstanding, and motivated by concerns with human’s place in the world. 

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Print
Audio
Video
No payment
Nature/Environmental
Lavender Wolves Literary Journal

Lavender Wolves Is published by authors, for authors. We are simply devoted to publishing voices within the literary realm with a distinct element of explosion and emphasis on life altering experiences. We want to make these life altering experiences coincide with work published here. Nevertheless, Authenticity is what we beg. Be real, show passion, show us that you truly genuinely love your craft, and you may just find yourself within our virtual pages.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
Limestone: Art. Prose. Poetry.

Limestone, a literary journal housed at the University of Kentucky, publishes original art, poetry, and prose from established and emerging writers.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Humor, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry
Lit.cat

The Lit.cat is an online literary journal that keeps each issue within a single, scrollable page at a reading length under half an hour, and the only publication in the world with a random issue generator. Poems, flash fiction, and any other short writings under 2000 words are permitted and given a unique web design for presentation.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes
Web
No payment
Experimental, Humor, Micro-poetry, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry
Loose Change

We want work that comes out of various traditions to move them forward, break them apart, reinvent or explode them, work that activates readers, loosening calcified habits of reading and writing, feeling and thinking. We are a journal of transformation; we want to change the word and world, one perception or affect or idea at a time. We want nuanced and sophisticated writing, however minimal or maximal, that makes art from the material of language in all its sonic, visual, associational, and semantic richness. We want familiar forms made new and strange modes that renew us.

Poetry, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
Cross-genre, Experimental, Literary Fiction
Lowestoft Chronicle

Founded in 2009, Lowestoft Chronicle is an online literary magazine, published quarterly, accepting flash fiction, short stories, poetry, interviews, and creative non-fiction. Preference is given to humorous submissions with an emphasis on travel. An anthology of the best work is published annually.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Print
No payment
Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Flash Fiction, Historical, Humor, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry, Translation
Lumen Magazine

Lumen is a project for (and by!) cis women, trans women, and nonbinary people. We are interested in poetry, fiction, personal essays, and interviews that examine how we move through the world, both as complex individuals and as members of larger communities. The conversations we are interested in are those that shed light on our stories—on our struggles, our triumphs, and all the in-betweens.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
No payment
Autobiography/Memoir, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Humor, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Love, Narrative Nonfiction, Political, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry
Luna Luna Magazine

We are the quiet conversations, the confession, the uncomfortable, the indulgent and the beautiful. We publish diverse voices, we are invested in intersectional feminism, and we are are confident in our ability to make conversation happen. We aren't soft.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Audio
Video
No payment
Autobiography/Memoir, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Pop Culture, Regional, Translation
Lunch Ticket

Literary magazine of the Creative Writing MFA Program at Antioch University Los Angeles

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

Madcap Review is a semiannual online journal of art and literature. As our name indicates, we embrace the impulsive, the reckless, and the lively, but we also have great respect for form and restraint. Founded in 2014 by a group of fiction writers, poets, and artists, Madcap is a platform for any and all forms of writing and art. We have no genre restrictions because we believe that great writing isn’t easily categorized.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Mar 1 - Apr 30
Web
No payment
Autobiography/Memoir, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Literary Fiction, Prose Poetry
Mason's Road

As a literary journal with an educational twist, Mason’s Road aims to focus each issue on a particular element of the writing craft.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Feb 1 - Apr 1
Web
E-publication
Audio
Video
No payment
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Formal, Graphic/Illustrated, Historical, Humor, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Literary Fiction, Love, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Political, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Regional, Religious/Spiritual, War
The Matador Review

We call ourselves an "alternative" magazine; that is to say: our purpose is to promote work that is thought-provoking and unconventional. We want the controversial and the radical, the unhinged and the bizarre; we want the obsessive, the compulsive, the pervasive, the combative, and the seductive. We believe that every work of quality art has a home where it belongs, and for the "alternative", The Matador Review is a home.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
No payment
Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Historical, Humor, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Love, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Political, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Regional, Religious/Spiritual, Serialized Fiction, Translation, War
The Merrimack Review

We're a undergrad magazine centered at Merrimack College. We only publish students, whether they're undergrad, grad, or doctoral. Send us art, and insight. We want to see your best work. We don't have one single genre that we publish, if the piece is good, then we'll publish it.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Sep 1 - Apr 30
Web
E-publication
No payment
Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Formal, Graphic/Illustrated, Historical, Humor, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Love, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Regional, Religious/Spiritual, Serialized Fiction, Translation, War
Midway Journal

Midway Journal accepts submissions of aesthetically ambitious work that occupies the realms between both the traditional and experimental.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - May 31
Web
No payment
Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry
Minola Review - A Journal of Women's Letters

Minola Review features the best in women's letters. The process of selection is rigorous. We are interested in the fearless and unsympathetic, featuring only work that goes where others are uncomfortable or afraid to go, collecting raw yet well-crafted work to create a space that is honest about the otherwise under-represented women's experience. We accept work from all women, femme-identifying, and non-binary individuals.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
Feminist, LGBT
The Miracle Monocle

Miracle Monocle, the University of Louisville’s online literary journal, is now accepting submissions for Issue Seven, forthcoming April 2015.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 2 - Mar 15
Web
No payment
Experimental, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Prose Poetry
Mixitini Matrix

Mixitini Matrix is a multigenre, multidisciplinary journal of creative collaboration. That means if you did something creative with someone else or even if you just watched, we want to know about it. If you are a participant or a voyeur, a collaborator or a critic, send us the details. Pictures would be nice. Mixitini publishes fiction, non-fiction, poetry, visual art, translation, correspondence, conversations and concoctions.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Aug 1 - Feb 28
Web
E-publication
No payment
Cross-genre, Translation
Monday Night

Monday Night has been bringing quality new literature to the airwaves since 2001. We seek to publish the best new and emerging writers from around the U.S. and are open to international submissions as well.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Sep 15 - Dec 15
Web
No payment
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry, Translation
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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes
Web
E-publication
Print
Audio
No payment
Humor, Narrative Nonfiction
The Montreal Review

The Montréal Review is a nonpartisan online magazine. We publish book and art reviews, literary criticism, and articles on politics, philosophy, theology, history, art, and music.

Creative Nonfiction Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
Formal, Historical, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Nature/Environmental, Political, Religious/Spiritual, Translation, War
The Montucky Review

The Montucky Review is an online poetry publication that seeks well crafted poetry from both established and novice writers alike. We hope to be the antithesis of all the snootiness and pretension that dominates the poetry publishing world. That is not to say that we will publish everything that comes our way, we won't. Well established writer or first submission, you have an equal chance of being published or rejected. We look for poetry we like, with "like" being very subjective, indeed.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
No payment
Mud City Journal

Mud City is an online literary journal promoting the ideals and vision of the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) Low Residency MFA Program. We publish in January and July of each year to coincide with our biannual MFA residency that occurs on the IAIA campus in Santa Fe, New Mexico. While Mud City is rooted in an Indigenous centered program, we look to publish writers from a diverse range of backgrounds, experiences, styles, and aesthetics.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes
Web
No payment
Mud Season Review

Mud Season Review is an international literary journal run by members of the Burlington Writers Workshop. We publish online monthly: one story, one portfolio of poems, one essay or piece of narrative nonfiction, and visual art. The online journal showcases these individual works with accompanying artwork, for a full month, and publishes interviews with the authors and featured artist. We aim to publish deeply human, fully realized work from far and wide, and hope always to include voices new to us and new to publication.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Print
No payment
MUSH/MUM

MUSH/MUM is an online journal of textual assets. There is no type of literary work MUSH/MUM is not willing to accept. MUSH/MUM welcomes and encourages the submission of experimental texts and literary transgression. If it involves an indifference to or anatomization of language, MUSH/MUM will accept it.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
No payment
Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Erotica, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Humor, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Love, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction
NAILED Magazine

NAILED magazine is designed and curated to publish and promote stories of human struggle and personal experience in an accessible medium. We are most interested in the personal stories of voices that are currently, and have been historically, marginalized. We are dedicated to pointing cultural focus towards issues that we believe are of most importance (and are so often pushed aside), such as: sexuality, gender, race, death, mental health, sex politics, trauma, identity, the body, abuse, etc. We are looking for writing with grit, heart, and a dignified, innovative head on its shoulders.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
Autobiography/Memoir, Feminist, Flash Fiction, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Prose Poetry
Nazar Look

Attitude and culture journal of Crimean Tatars in Romania.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Oct 1 - Nov 15
Web
E-publication
Print
No payment
Neutrons Protons

Neutrons Protons is a monthly literary project that operates with unfaltering belief in three primary things: the power of true and honest human stories; the importance of smart and purposeful humor; and the role great writing plays in both. We really do believe that well-written stories and a good dose of humor have the power to change the world.

Creative Nonfiction Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Print
No payment
Autobiography/Memoir, Feminist, Graphic/Illustrated, Humor, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental
New World Writing

New World Writing began life as Mississippi Review Online, a personal Web site that the editor (who was then also editor of Mississippi Review, the print magazine) put online in 1995.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
New York Dreaming

New York Dreaming features original work by people living, working, studying, or traveling in the New York metropolitan area—New Yorkers and honorary New Yorkers. The work can be related to New York or not at all. New as well as established writers and artists are welcome. We love discovering great new poetry and pairing it with photography or artwork, but we’re open to other creative forms, such as short fiction, essays, interviews, lists, and videos.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
Experimental, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Humor, Literary Fiction, Love, Micro-poetry, Prose Poetry, Regional
Niche Literary Magazine

Niche Magazine was created to be inclusive and we consider pieces that are well-crafted, original and previously unpublished. We will only accept pieces that are submitted through our Submission Manager powered by Submittable. Since we hope to publish experimental forms there is no required format. We publish any subject and within any genre. Pieces should be 4,500 words or less. In addition, we seek photography and artwork, submitted as JPEGs.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
No payment
The Ofi Press

To promote superb work from all over the world as well as translated work from Mexican poets.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes No Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
No payment
Experimental, Flash Fiction, Formal, Graphic/Illustrated, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Political, Prose Poetry, Regional, Translation
Olentangy Review

The Olentangy Review is a dream and like any dream it glows. Bend forward and take a closer look inside. We hope you'll like what you see well enough to want to try out the land for yourself. The invitation is open. We want to hear your stories, your hopes and visions. This is a place for all of us to speak through our favorite creative mediums, and share colors, ideas, thoughts and prayers.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes No Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Audio
No payment
Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Humor, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry
One Throne Magazine

One Throne is an online literary magazine published biannually. Our goal is to showcase the foremost in writing, spanning genres, and running the gamut from elegant prose to plot-driven stories to speculative fiction. And all this, of course, contemplates much poetry.

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

Origami Journal is an online publication founded by Lorna and Laura, two gals with one goal in mind: Celebrating and promoting original literature and photography that uniquely capture the human experience. As writers and avid enthusiasts of literature and visual art, they recognize the importance of publications that foster and support developing talent; and nothing brightens their days more than discovering fresh voices/lenses!

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
No payment
The Other Journal

The Other Journal welcomes the submission of critical essays, reviews, creative writing, and visual or performance art that encounter life through the lens of theology and culture; we seek pieces that consider the interaction of faith with contemporary life, art, politics, sexuality, technology, economics, and social justice. Although we primarily focus on perspectives within the Christian tradition, we invite dialogue with all who are interested in exploring the ongoing role of faith and spirituality in the world.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Print
No payment
Autobiography/Memoir, Feminist, Graphic/Illustrated, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Religious/Spiritual
Otis Nebula

An independent publishing project based in the western United States that is always looking for new voices. We are open to receiving all kinds of work as long as it is fresh and sparkling on the page, though we do tend to gravitate towards poetry.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Print
Audio
Video
No payment
Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Historical, Humor, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Translation
Oxford Magazine
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1
Web
No payment
Ozone Park Journal

We publish poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, plays, literary translation, and comics by emerging and established writers. The journal is edited and designed by the graduate students in the MFA Program in Creative Writing and Literary Translation at Queens College - CUNY. The cross-genre nature of our MFA curriculum, along with our location in an area known for ethnic and linguistic diversity, gives Ozone Park its editorial vision. Our contributors hail from all over the US and the world, and our editors represent a variety of cultural backgrounds and literary interests.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Sep 1 - May 10
Web
E-publication
No payment
Autobiography/Memoir, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry
Packingtown Review
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Audio
Video
No payment
Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Graphic/Illustrated, Historical, LGBT, Political, Pop Culture, Translation
Palaver Journal

At Palaver, we challenge and embrace the vintage definition of “an often prolonged parley usually between persons of different levels of culture and sophistication.” A palaver then encourages a dialogue of multiple perspectives. We showcase the distinct intellectual pursuits of contributors while merging those diverse academic endeavors into a forum that will give rise to a new dialogue. Palaver seeks submissions that defy the confines of a single discipline and explore multiple disciplinary influences. We publish creative and academic work that values the nonrestrictive...

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

Pastiche Magazine is a Yorkshire based literary ezine. We're committed to publishing anything to do with literature, including creative works by both established and up-and-coming writers.

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

So show us something we’ve seen a million times, make it unrecognizable; hijack our attention. Toy with form, tweak it and coax it out from its dusty, smoke-filled parlor; teach it new tricks, and if you must be arbitrary, at least make it beautiful.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Mar 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Audio
Video
No payment
Experimental, Flash Fiction, Formal, Graphic/Illustrated, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry, Serialized Fiction, Translation
phren-Z

phren-Z is a quarterly online magazine celebrating the community of Santa Cruz writers. We are interested in seeing your best work: surprise us, delight us, make us shed a tear. We accept and read submissions year-round from all adult (18 and over) writers from Santa Cruz County, both published and emerging. phren-Z accepts previously published work, as long as you hold the copyright. Simultaneous submissions are accepted: just let us know as soon as possible if a piece we are considering has been accepted elsewhere.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
Autobiography/Memoir, Flash Fiction, Humor, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry
Pithead Chapel

Pithead Chapel is looking for engaging stories told in honest voices. Most of all, we want to feel something. We want to reach the last word and immediately crave more. We want your work to leave a brilliant bruise.

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
Autobiography/Memoir, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction
Please Hold Magazine

Please Hold Magazine is a St. Louis based quarterly multimedia arts and literary magazine publishing experimental work from emerging and established artists around the world.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes No Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Audio
Video
No payment
Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Humor, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Political, Prose Poetry, Serialized Fiction
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