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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
PDXX Collective

PDXX Collective is a group of a dozen contributors that seeks great writing from emerging female-identified writers. Our contributors post 1-2 times per month and cover a variety of beats, from food writing to music reviews to short or serialized fiction to poetry, all in some way related to feminism and gender. We also accept one-time contributions from all writers, as long as the writing reflects our focus: literary feminism for the working writer. We are determined to support and promote the work of marginalized or underrepresented writers. http://pdxxcollective.com/about/contact

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Healing/Health, Humor, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Nature/Environmental, Political, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Serialized Fiction
Pennsylvania Literary Journal

Pennsylvania Literary Journal (ISSN#: 2151-3066) is a printed peer-reviewed journal that publishes critical essays, book-reviews, short stories, interviews, photographs, art, and poetry. PLJ is a member of CLMP.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Print
Contributor copies only
Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Feminist, Formal, Historical, Humor, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Political, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Regional, Serialized Fiction, War
Phantom Seed: a magazine of California desert poetry & prose

Be experimental, be fresh, be original and tell us about the California desert - in word, place, thought, metaphor, of "desert" in poetry and prose; non-fiction and news articles and interviews about the region also welcome.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Print
Contributor copies only
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Healing/Health, Historical, Humor, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Love, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Political, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Regional, Religious/Spiritual
Portland Review

Portland Review has been publishing exceptional local and international writing and art since 1956. Contributors range from the celebrated to the unknown. Editors at Portland Review comb through thousands of submissions annually to produce a journal of exceptional quality. Our mission to promote new authors while maintaining strict editorial standards allows us to bring our readers fresh and innovative works from Oregon and around the world with every issue. Portland Review is published three times a year by Portland State University English graduate-students.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Nov 1 - Dec 1
Web
E-publication
Print
Audio
Video
Contributor copies only
Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Formal, Graphic/Illustrated, Historical, Humor, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Political, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Regional, Translation
Pretty Owl Poetry

Pretty Owl Poetry is a quarterly online journal with big print dreams and its head in the sky. We publish poetry, flash fiction, and art.

Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Erotica, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Formal, Historical, Humor, LGBT, Love, Nature/Environmental, Political, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Regional, War
r.kv.r.y. quarterly

We look for a story to tell us something universal about the human condition. Just because our theme is "recovery" doesn't mean that all of what we publish is about successful recovery. Often it's not the recovery story that says the most about the process of recovering. We like work that shows heart and depth of character.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
Autobiography/Memoir, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Healing/Health, Humor, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Prose Poetry, War
Ragazine.CC

Ragazine is an on-line magazine of art, information and entertainment. It is an eclectic collaboration of artists, writers, poets, photographers, travelers and interested others. Most work is solicited, but we welcome unsolicited contributions for consideration. We look for the highest quality work we can find from both new and established artists, writers, poets, et al. "Nothing is sacred."

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes No Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Erotica, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Historical, Humor, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction
Raspa Magazine

Raspa Magazine is a response to the paucity of queer Latino literature readily available to readers. It is a biannual queer literary magazine that focuses on the Latino perspective. Raspa intends to showcase the experience of queer Latino artists, thereby providing a better understanding for ourselves as peers and for those outside of our community

Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes Feb 15 - Sep 15
Print
Contributor copies only
Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Love
Red Fez Publications

We obey no genre and take anything from limericks to fantasy to genres yet invented. Our key desires are originality, accessibility and quality. We like work with a point, something to say or some sort of inner majic that gives greater meaning to the pretty words and thrilling plots. That said, we're not really sure what we’re looking for until we've seen it, so give us a try. Published online monthly, Red Fez Publications features poetry and prose outside of the narrow, academic stream. Red Fez is committed to bringing light to underground and under-recognized writers and writing.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes No Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Erotica, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Formal, Graphic/Illustrated, Humor, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Love, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Political, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Regional, Religious/Spiritual, Serialized Fiction, War
Red Sky: A Literary Journal

Red Sky Journal is committed to publishing established and up-and-coming writers and artists. Established in 2010 by LA based poet, Zoe Etkin, and graphic designer, Amanda Gartman, Red Sky’s mission has always been to showcase excellent writing in a beautifully designed package. Red Sky represents a wide range of styles and forms, encouraging the experimental and the well-wrought. Find our print issues in bookstores and art spaces throughout Los Angeles, Santa Fe, and Memphis.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes
Web
E-publication
Print
Contributor copies only
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Graphic/Illustrated, Humor, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry
Red Wheelbarrow

Red Wheelbarrow (since 2000), formerly Bottomfish (from 1976)—published through De Anza College in Cupertino, CA. We believe that everything that crosses the transom merits deep attention. We believe that beauty and meaning will inhabit wildly varied and unexpected tones and styles. Our journal is well produced, eclectic, tough minded, open, lyrical, passionate—socio-politically engaged—and we value quiet & craft, the gaze into nature, the deft image, the startling leap, meditative consciousness—and great use of language. We honor and crave all of those qualities—in art—and in one another.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Sep 1 - Feb 15
Print
Contributor copies only
Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Formal, Humor, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Prose Poetry
Redivider

Formerly the Beacon Street Review, now in its 12th year as Redivider, we publish quality, often quirky and edgy work in all genres. Each issue includes approximately 40-50 pages of fiction, 20-25 pages poetry, 25-30 pages of nonfiction and 8-12 pieces of visual art. Redivider is now available in both print and eBook format. Certain pieces may also be published online (with author's permission).

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
E-publication
Print
Contributor copies only
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Formal, Healing/Health, Historical, Humor, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Love, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Political, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Religious/Spiritual, Translation, War
logo.pngThe Reprint

We're an electronic publication that reprints stories online that originally appeared in print magazines.

Creative Nonfiction, Fiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Humor, LGBT, Literary Fiction
RiverLit
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Print
Contributor copies only
Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Erotica, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Formal, Graphic/Illustrated, Healing/Health, 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
Rivet: The Journal of Writing That Risks

Rivet publishes writing that breaks from the mainstream to surprise, challenge, and delight. Each issue brings together poetry, fiction, and nonfiction that test the boundaries of form and content--a surrealist sestina followed by a lyric essay on multiracial identity then a flash fiction set in humanity’s far future, the intersections as intriguing as the works themselves. Rivet writers explore their craft fearlessly and thoughtfully, and our editors are dedicated to providing them with a professional venue for publishing experimental work.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Political, Prose Poetry, Translation
S/tick

S/tick is a lively new mag that appeared on the scene in April 2012. We aim to publish bright and touching work from both new and established authors. While work with a feminist consciousness that challenges the status quo and says things that are difficult to say may be hard to find a home for, it's exactly what we're looking for. S/tick provides a place for women and feminists to share their grief, anger, and joy.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
No payment
Experimental, Feminist, Political
Saranac Review

The Saranac Review is committed to dissolving boundaries of all kinds, seeking to publish a diverse array of emerging and established writers from Canada and the United States. The journal strives to be a textual clearing in which a space is opened for literary cross-pollination. We aim to publish diverse voices, a literal "cluster of stars," an illumination of the Iroquois roots of our namesake, the word, Saranac.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Print
Contributor copies only
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Historical, Humor, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Political, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Regional
scissors and spackle

Words in their purest form both cut and repair, sometimes simultaneously. We believe that words have not been given the credit they are due often enough. Scissors and spackle wants to slip back into the power of words and is searching for artists who string them together in ways that make us remember. We are not concerned with what box or title an artist's work fits into, or how many words it takes them to get there. We are only interested in the destination. We are interested in fiction without boundaries.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Print
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Humor, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry
Seltzer

Seltzer is an online collection of poetry, fiction, non-fiction, photography, and art. We strive to publish a balance between dark and light, either in a work itself or the issue as a whole.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Print
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Historical, Humor, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Love, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Political, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Religious/Spiritual, Serialized Fiction, Translation, War
Sequestrum

Sequestrum publishes new, emerging, and internationally-acclaimed writers of short fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and cross-genre. Averaging a new publication every two weeks, we pair all works with a unique visual component with the goal of fostering and exposing our writers to a large literary audience. We seek innovative contemporary literature with an honest voice which grows from a vision and passion for craft.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Cash
Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Erotica, 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, War
Skin to Skin

Skin to Skin is a coffee table magazine for women of the LGBT community, mixing poetry and prose with the artistry of the female art form. It is a platform that promotes unity, freedom of expression, and the sharing of ideas. Skin to Skin features poetry, prose, illustrations, and photographs from artists who identify as lesbian, queer, bisexual, transgender or allies.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Print
Contributor copies only
Erotica, Feminist, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Love, Prose Poetry
Sling Magazine

Sling Magazine is a bi-weekly themed online publication with focus on creating a safe environment for upcoming artists to learn tools and strategies for success from those who have achieved success. Sling Magazine also strives to highlight “ordinary artists who have become extraordinary” by means of battling giants using their unique talents and developed skills. Sling was inspired by New York Times Best Selling Author Malcolm Gladwell’s fifth book, David & Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, & The Art of Battling Giants.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Audio
Video
No payment
Autobiography/Memoir, Erotica, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Formal, Graphic/Illustrated, Healing/Health, Historical, Humor, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Love, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry
Small Po[r]tions

We publish work that minimizes, blurs, or exaggerates distinctions between genres and offer a shared space for experimental creative fiction and nonfiction, lyrical fiction, experimental poetry, and multimedia pieces. Small Po[r]tions issues have a print component with a focus on book arts and an online component featuring selections from the print issue along with media work.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Print
Audio
Video
Contributor copies only
Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Prose Poetry, Translation
Sonora Review

Since the magazine’s inception in 1980, editors and readers have worked to keep alive the journal’s tradition of publishing both established and emerging writers who uphold the highest standards of innovative prose and poetry.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Sep 1 - May 1
Print
Contributor copies only
Autobiography/Memoir, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Humor, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Political, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Regional, Translation
Still Point Arts Quarterly

STILL POINT ARTS QUARTERLY has a clear focus on art, artists, and artistry, as it explores issues of expression, imagination, and inspiration. Each issue includes extensive portfolios of contemporary artists as well as articles, essays, fiction, and poetry about art, artists, and artistry. STILL POINT ARTS QUARTERLY has been praised for its rich content, magnificent reproduction of artwork, and splendid layout and design. It is, quite simply, a beautiful publication. Intended for artists as well as art enthusiasts.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
E-publication
Print
Cash
Autobiography/Memoir, Feminist, Formal, Historical, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Prose Poetry, Regional, Religious/Spiritual
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