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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
Communion

Communion is not affiliated with any literary school or movement. We simply publish what moves us. Emotionally. Intellectually. While the magazine is not thematic as such, we lean toward work that in some way reflects the concept of communion – with others, self, the world at large etc.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Autobiography/Memoir, Flash Fiction, Prose Poetry
concīs

concīs is an online and e-pub journal devoted to brevity: the succinct, pithy, condensed, laconic, crisp, compressed and compendious. It’s simple in approach and simple in design…but not simple-minded. Genre—if you believe in such labels—is unimportant: poems, prose poems, flash fictions, micro-essays, reviews in miniature, sudden fictions, haiku, tanka, American Sentences, insights, epigrams, the unclassifiable…they’re all good.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Cash
Flash Fiction, Micro-poetry, Prose Poetry
The Conium Review

The Conium Review publishes innovative fiction. We like bizarre settings, experimental language, and unconventional plots. We are especially interested in work from women, LGBTQ authors, and writers of color. We publish an annual print edition, we regularly post flash fiction online, and we occasionally release chapbooks.

Fiction Yes Yes Jan 1 - Apr 1
Web
Print
Contributor copies only
Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction
Conjunctions

Conjunctions publishes innovative contemporary fiction, poetry, drama, art, and essays by established and emerging writers in America and abroad, providing a forum for the now over 1000 contributors whose work challenges accepted forms and modes of expression and experiments with language and thought. Read dangerously!

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
No No Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Print
Cash
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry
Contrapuntos

Digitus Independent Publishers specializes in Spanish, Portuguese, and English short story publications. We house the literary magazine Contrapuntos: A Live Anthology. Our guest editors put together annually the issue adding some of the best contemporary writers living in the US. Contrapuntos is a place where language is not the limit.

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
E-publication
No payment
Experimental, Flash Fiction, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Translation
Contrary

Contrary is a quarterly literary journal that publishes commentary, fiction, and poetry and especially specimens that defy those categories. Founded at the University of Chicago in 2003, it operates independently on the South Side of Chicago and publishes writers from throughout the world.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Cash
Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Prose Poetry
The Corner Club Press

Where Poetry and Fiction Converge

Poetry, Creative Nonfiction, Fiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
E-publication
No payment
Flash Fiction
The Cossack Review

We publish new fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction, with an emphasis on writing that is rich and revealing. We especially look for smart pieces that uncover new truths and emotions.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Print
Contributor copies only
Cross-genre, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Prose Poetry, Translation
Crab Fat Magazine

Crab Fat wants experimental, hybrid, awkward, queer, punk, and feminist work.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Print
No payment
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry, Regional
Crack the Spine

Crack the Spine loves the written word. Some might say we're in love with the written word. But that's just a silly rumor. We seek to publish diverse and sharp literary works, including flash fiction, micro-fiction, poetry, short stories, personal essays, and book reviews. We don't care if it's four words or four thousand words, if it's charged with artistry, we want to publish it. Given the choice, we will always select madness over method.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Print
No payment
Experimental, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry
Crazyhorse

Crazyhorse has been publishing the best established & emerging writers for over 50 years. General submissions accepted from Sept. 1 to May 31. For guidelines, visit our site. From Jan. 1 to Jan. 31, we hold the Crazyhorse Prizes. Make your entry online. The winning story, poem, & essay receive $2K & publication. From July 1 to July 31, we accept entries for Crazyshorts! our annual short-short fiction contest. Submit 1-3 short shorts of up to 500 words each online. Winner receives $1K & publication. 3 runners-up will be announced.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Sep 1 - May 31
Print
Cash
Cross-genre, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry, Translation
cream city review

We are devoted to publishing memorable and energetic fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. We also feature reviews of contemporary literature and criticism, as well as author interviews, artwork, and comics. CCR seeks to publish not only a broad range of writings, but a broad range of writers with diverse backgrounds as well. Both beginning and well-established writers are welcome.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Aug 1 - Apr 1
Print
Contributor copies only
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Humor, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Love, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Political, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Regional, Religious/Spiritual, War
CURA: A Literary Magazine of Art and Action

CURA: A Literary Magazine of Art and Action is a multi-media magazine based at Fordham University committed to integrating the arts and social justice.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Oct 15 - Mar 15
Web
E-publication
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry, Translation
december

Since 1958, december has been committed to distributing the work of emerging writers and artists and celebrating more seasoned voices through a semi-annual nonprofit literary magazine featuring fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and visual art.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes No Apr 1 - Dec 15
Print
Cash
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Flash Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Translation
decomP

decomP (ISSN: 1947-0436) is an online literary magazine that is published monthly. We have existed since April 2004, and were originally called Decomposition Magazine. We publish prose, poetry, art, and solicited book reviews. Our e-mail address is decomp.magazine@gmail.com (no submissions to this address).

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Audio
Video
No payment
Autobiography/Memoir, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Humor, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Prose Poetry
The Delmarva Review

The Delmarva Review publishes literary short fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry annually in print and electronic editions. Both are available worldwide via online booksellers. We welcome new literary work in English from all writers. Our standards are for memorable, compelling prose and poetry exhibiting skillful expression. Work should connect with readers on several levels.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Nov 1 - Feb 28
E-publication
Print
Contributor copies only
Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Prose Poetry
The Destroyer

The Destroyer is a biannual online publication of text, art, and cultural commentary. We seek poetry, prose, texts with no determinate genre, video, audio, short films, and new media. We believe in an infinite universe, not in limited real estate.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Audio
Video
No payment
Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Humor, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Political, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Translation
DIAGRAM

DIAGRAM is an electronic journal of text and art. As our name indicates, we're interested in representations. In naming. In indicating. In schematics. In the labelling and taxonomy of things. In poems that masquerade as stories; in stories that disguise themselves as indices or obituaries.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Print
No payment
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Formal, Graphic/Illustrated, Humor, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Translation
Digital Americana

Digital Americana is a modern literary magazine that publishes quality works of Americana in all forms. We accept fiction, poetry, nonfiction, art, and spoken word submissions year round. Issues are available in print or through our acclaimed iPad & iPhone apps.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
E-publication
Print
Audio
Video
Experimental, Flash Fiction, Prose Poetry
dislocate

dislocate is a Minnesota journal rooted in the local literary scene & attached to the University of Minnesota’s MFA program (ranked in the top 10 by P&W). dislocate benefits from contact with and access to nationally-acclaimed writers who visit the U of M, but we generally solicit & prioritize the innovative work of excellent local writers & artists, both well-known and lesser-known.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Sep 1 - Nov 1
Web
Print
Contributor copies only
Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry, Translation
The Doctor T. J. Eckleburg Review

The Doctor T. J. Eckleburg Review is a literary and arts journal housed at The Johns Hopkins University, M.A. in Writing Program. Our aesthetic is eclectic, literary mainstream to experimental. We appreciate fusion aesthetics including magical realist, surrealist, metarealist and realist works with an offbeat spin. We value character-focused storytelling and language and welcome both edge and mainstream with punch aesthetics. We like humor that explores the gritty realities of world and human experiences.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Print
Audio
Video
Cash
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Formal, Humor, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Translation
The Drum Literary Magazine

The Drum is a literary magazine with a twist. You don't read The Drum. You listen to it. We publish short fiction, essays, and novel excerpts exclusively in audio form, read aloud by the author. The Drum is looking for work that pays close attention to language while never losing sight of the narrative drive. We want stories that really do tell a story. And essays that engage in the complexity of an idea.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Audio
No payment
Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction
Drunk Monkeys

We are looking for original, unpublished fiction and poetry with strong character arcs and immersive description. Build worlds and break hearts. For essays, we’re looking for factual, but not academic–keep the people in your story front and center. We are also seeking in-depth articles on Film and Music.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Print
Contributor copies only
Commercial Fiction, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Literary Fiction, Political, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Religious/Spiritual, Serialized Fiction
Dukool

Dukool Magazine is an international news and culture magazine. Translating roughly as "Two Shores," Dukool is for Asian-Indian expatriates living in the United States, abroad, but its audience is even broader than that. We are housed and published in the USA, and our bi-lingual content form has both a Bengali language and English side. As such, Dukool is the only magazine of its kind. We are actively seeking writers to join as contributors in fiction, poetry, and non-fiction.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Print
Contributor copies only
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Historical, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Literary Fiction, Love, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Serialized Fiction, Translation
Ealaín

My literary & Art Magazine for art, poetry and stories. My goal is diversity. I want to showcase as many poets, artists, authors and photographers as possible. I want to make good poetry, stories and art accessible to as many people as I can, at a price that is affordable for all. I want plays, flash fiction, short stories, poetry of all forms

Poetry, Fiction
Yes No
Web
E-publication
Experimental, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Prose Poetry
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