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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
Dappled Things

Dappled Things is a Catholic literary magazine, and this raises the question of what Catholic literature is in the first place. Rather than give you a pat answer, we invite you as a contributor to help us explore that question. We especially value work that creatively engages Christianity’s rich tradition in art, thought, and practice, that is unflinchingly honest, that innovates in the light of tradition, and, in the words of J.F. Powers, has “one foot in this world and one in the next.”

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Print
Contributor copies only
DASH Literary Journal

First published in 2008, DASH publishes poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, micro literary criticism, hybrid texts, and artwork by authors and artists of all levels of experience, from first-time submitters through well-published creators. While the works themselves cover a diverse range of topics, themes, and styles, successful DASH submissions are brief, concentrated expressions of creativity, with an emphasis on brevity.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Mar 1
Print
Contributor copies only
Day One

Day One is looking for: · Original short fiction from debut and emerging writers (who have never before published a full-length novel or story collection). Up to 20,000 words · Poetry from emerging poets We offer competitive payment terms and there is no fee to submit.

Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
E-publication
Cash
Dead King Magazine

We prioritise & showcase the work of writers who have experienced or continue to experience precariousness.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
No payment
The Deadly Writers Patrol

The Deadly Writers Patrol (DWP) has published stories by and about veterans for over a decade. DWP is rooted in our belief that writing can reflect the deepest corners of our psyches, and can offer a vehicle to express the reality of war, survival, and healing.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Print
Cross-genre, Healing/Health, War
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
Deep South Magazine

Deep South Magazine is committed to being a forum for Southern writers and showcasing Southern literature and accepts submissions of original fiction, nonfiction and poetry. The Deep South has a rich history in literature thanks to writers like Eudora Welty, Tennessee Williams and more recently Joshilyn Jackson and David Armand. We aim to help the next generation of Southern writers find their voice.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Mar 1 - Oct 31
Web
E-publication
No payment
Regional
rip-sun1.gifDel Sol Review

Del Sol Review seeks to publish unsolicited work in the categories of poetry, prose poetry, creative non-fiction, short stories, and flash fiction. All forms and styles are considered. Please note that editors prefer fiction and cnf containing unique and interesting subject matter.

Poetry, Creative Nonfiction, Fiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
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
Deluge (Radioactive Moat Press)

Radioactive Moat Press began in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It is a nonprofit literary arts organization featuring a bi-annually published electronic journal and a press that specializes in print and electronic chapbooks. Its inaugural publication, Radioactive Moat, was founded in 2009 and concluded in the spring of 2013. In September of 2013, Radioactive Moat was succeeded by new online bi-annual publication called Deluge.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
E-publication
No payment
Translation
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
Devil's Lake

An online literary journal of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, visual art, interviews, and reviews at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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

Dewpoint is a production of the English honor society at the University of Alabama. We are an award-winning print journal publishing both emerging and established writers. Our only requirement is innovation: the pieces we publish either use old forms to present new ideas or use new forms to reinvigorate old thoughts; they either allow new voices to be heard or force old speakers to change topics. As a product of Tuscaloosa, AL, Dewpoint provides an opportunity for writers to publish their work in a print journal in conversation with some of the most exciting contemporary authors.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Sep 1 - Dec 1
Print
Contributor copies only
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
Digging Through The Fat

We like experiments and even failures. We relish in the avant-garde. We want to encourage risks and redefine narrative. We are not afraid to publish the cruel, the harsh, and the ugly. We love to laugh and bask in the unexpected joy of reading a well-developed, complex piece of literature. That said, don't try to Wow us. Show us your awesomeness.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes May 1 - Nov 30
Web
Print
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
District Lit

District Lit publishes quality, accessible, nuanced poetry, fiction, and visual art.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
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
E-publication
Print
Audio
Video
Cash
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Formal, Humor, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Translation
Dogwood: A Journal of Poetry and Prose

Now in its thirteenth year, Dogwood seeks work that connects directly with readers. Judges for the competition have included former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky, NEA Chairman Dana Gioia, and Oprah book club author A. Manette Ansay. Work from Dogwood has been selected for The Pushcart Prize Anthology and has been featured on Verse Daily.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Aug 1 - Oct 15
E-publication
Print
Contributor copies only
Dossier Journal

Dossier is a new independent arts and culture journal out of Brooklyn, New York whose concept is to bring together creative writing, photography, fashion and art.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
DoveTales, An International Journal of the Arts

DoveTales is an extension of our mission to promote writing that explores the many aspects of peace. Our purpose is to expose young writers to a diverse collection of thoughtful works by established and emerging writers. The journal will also feature works by the winners of our annual Young Writer Competition.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Aug 1 - Jan 15
E-publication
Print
Contributor copies only
drafthorse literary journal

drafthorse is a biannual online publication of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, visual narrative, and other media art where work, occupation, labor—or lack of the same—is in some way intrinsic to a narrative’s potential for epiphany.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Aug 1 - Oct 31
Web
No payment
Driftwood Press

John Updike once said, "Creativity is merely a plus name for regular activity. Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right, or better." At Driftwood Press, we are actively searching for artists who care about doing it right, or better. We are excited to receive your submissions and will diligently work to bring you the best in literary criticism, short fiction, poetry, graphic narrative, photography, art, and interviews. We're partial towards prose poetry and stream of consciousness prose, but open to all literary genres and styles.

Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Print
Cross-genre, Experimental, Graphic/Illustrated, Literary Fiction, Prose Poetry
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
Drunken Boat

Drunken Boat is an international journal of literature and the arts. We provide a platform for works of art that challenge conventions of form and format, of voice and genre. Drunken Boat is committed to actively seeking out and promoting the work of marginalized and underrepresented artists, including especially people of color, women, queer, differently abled, and gender nonconforming artists.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Apr 1 - Jul 31
Web
Audio
Video
Cross-genre, Experimental, Graphic/Illustrated, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry, Translation
Duende

Duende aspires to represent the true beauty and diversity of the U.S. literary ecosystem. A majority of the work we publish will be from writers and artists who are queer, of color, differently abled, immigrant, working class, youth, elder, and / or otherwise from communities underrepresented in U.S. literary magazines and journals.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes May 1 - Jun 1
Web
No payment
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
Earl of Plaid

Earl of Plaid is an online, flash fiction journal. In a short period of time please make us love or love to hate your protagonist.

Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Print
No payment
Flash Fiction
Eastlit

English literature from or connected to East and South East Asia.

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

The Economy is a bi-monthly literary journal that publishes a single poet, prose writer, and visual artist per issue.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Experimental, Formal
Ecotone: Reimagining Place

Each issue of Ecotone brings together the literary and scientific, the personal and biological, the urban and rural. Much of the writing we publish addresses the idea of place—overlapping habitats both real and aesthetic. We aim to bridge the gap between science and culture, to break out of the pen of the purely literary and wander freely among the disciplines.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Oct 1 - Apr 15
Web
Print
Cash
Nature/Environmental
El Portal

We want anything about the West. West is a bullet-riddled ‘85 Grand Marquis, a gleaming spaceship over Roswell, a cowboy paying for his latte with an Amex-card, an alien wondering where in the world to get the golden iPhone. West is where it hurts, West is the rattlesnake you didn’t hear, the dust storm sanding your car, the champagne underneath the Hollywood sign, the checkout line of a grocery store that doesn’t carry mandarin-orange segments in fruit juice, green-chile and cheese burritos from the 24-hour gas station. West is when there’s no West left. West is where you always wanted to be.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Aug 1 - Mar 31
Web
E-publication
Print
Contributor copies only
Electric Literature's Recommended Reading

Recommended Reading, a magazine by Electric Literature, publishes one story a week, each chosen by today’s best authors or editors. Each issue includes an editor’s note written by that week’s partner, introducing you to the work and their mission. In this age of distraction, we’re uncovering writing that’s worth slowing down and spending some time with. And in doing so, we’re giving great writers, literary magazines, and independent presses the recognition (and readership) they deserve.

Fiction Yes Yes May 1
Web
E-publication
Audio
Video
Cash
Literary Fiction
Eleven Eleven

Eleven Eleven is a biannual journal of literature and art based at California College of the Arts. The aim of the publication is to provide a forum for risk and experimentation and to serve as an exchange between writers and artists.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Sep 1 - Mar 15
Web
Print
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Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Formal, Graphic/Illustrated, LGBT, Micro-poetry, Nature/Environmental, Political, Prose Poetry, Translation
Eleventh Transmission

Eleventh Transmission believes art can play a powerful role in creating a better world. We publish socially engaged poetry, fiction, photography, visual art, and spoken word.

Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
Feminist, LGBT, Nature/Environmental, Political, Pop Culture
Embers Igniting

Embers Igniting does three things: 1. Publishes real, relevant, radical writing and art for the glory of Christ. 2. Provides resources and topics of discussion for writers and artists. 3. Engages in the community of creators, both locally and globally. In writing, we look for the light in the darkness and the darkness in the light; deep truths revealed through good old fashioned story-telling; and humor that doesn’t try too hard and wit that cuts.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes No Sep 12 - Oct 10
Web
Print
Contributor copies only
Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry, Religious/Spiritual
Emerge Literary Journal

We are a journal of print poetry and prose dedicated to emerging writers and their words now in our 4th year of publication. We aim to publish writers who are currently emerging on the literary scene. We recognize how hard it can be to get that first publishing credit and hope to be a foundation for the writers seeking to be published here. We love, prefer free verse and flash fiction–words with passion, voice, and place. We look for succinct images and dialogue that linger, narrative that we can take with us to bed at night, ideas used in magnificent ways. Bring us your castles.

Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes Aug 1 - Oct 1
Print
Contributor copies only
Experimental, Flash Fiction, Prose Poetry
Emrys Journal
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Aug 1 - Nov 1
Print
Contributor copies only
Autobiography/Memoir, Flash Fiction, Humor, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry
EOAGH: A Journal of the Arts

EOAGH: A Journal of the Arts is concerned with reading as a process, the productive chaos of investigative poetic work. These acts of attention explore the close listening inherent not just in writing but also in being written. Inspired by Whitman's assertion that "Reading is a gymnast's act," we see readings as embodied, interdisciplinary responses that engage with one's environment through ekphrasis, phenomenology, queering, conceptual multiplicity, density and difficulty.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes No Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Print
Audio
Video
No payment
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Erotica, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Nature/Environmental, Political, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Religious/Spiritual, Translation
Epiphany

Epiphany publishes fiction, nonfiction, poetry and visual media from both established and emerging writers and artists. We believe continuous study, practice, collaboration and careful editing all lead to good writing. Epiphany supports and honors the determination of writers and artists.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Dec 1 - Jun 1
E-publication
Print
Cash
Graphic/Illustrated
escarp

escarp explores the potential for super-brief literatures, via the immediacy of text-messages, to provide both writers and the general public with a literary appetizer--a ringing, vibrating love-note from the world of words.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes No Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
No payment
Flash Fiction, Micro-poetry
Eunoia Review

Eunoia Review is an online literary journal committed to sharing the fruits of ‘beautiful thinking’. Each day, we publish two new pieces of writing for your reading pleasure. We believe that Eunoia Review can and should be a home for all sorts of writing, and we welcome submissions from writers of all ages and backgrounds.

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

Euphony welcomes submissions of unpublished poetry, fiction, essays, reviews, creative non-fiction, and plays. Nearly all our writing comes from outside our staff, and ranges from University of Chicago students as well as authors around the country (and internationally), professional to first-time writers and everything in between.

Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes Oct 1 - Jun 1
Web
E-publication
Print
Evening Street Review

Evening Street Press is centered on Elizabeth Cady Stanton's 1848 revision of the Declaration of Independence: "that all men -- and women -- are created equal," with equal rights to "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." It focuses on the realities of experience, personal and historical, from the most gritty to the most dreamlike, including awareness of the personal and social forces that block or develop the possibilities of this new culture.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
E-publication
Print
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Literary Fiction
Every Day Fiction

Every Day Fiction is an online magazine that specializes in bringing you fine fiction in bite-sized doses. Every day, we publish a new flash fiction story (1000 words or fewer), perfect for your coffee break, your commute, or whenever you have a few minutes for yourself.

Fiction Yes No Jan 1 - Dec 31
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EXPERIMEMENTOS

EXPERIMEMENTOS is designed to create a place for writers to send things that aren’t easily understood--writing full of universal vagaries and experimentation. Publication works differently than other magazines: by submitting, if your work is deemed not experimental enough, you agree to the editors turning your work into an experimental piece. Take a chance--give us your weirdest writing that you thought nobody would ever publish.

Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Print
No payment
Experimental, Flash Fiction, Micro-poetry
Exposition Review

The Exposition Review is an annual, multi-genre independent literary journal brought to you by the former editors of the Southern California Review. We accept fiction, nonfiction, poetry, short dramatic forms for stage & screen, comics, and art & photography. The theme for our next volume is "IX Lives.” Echoing the mercurial nature of this life we live, IX Lives is a study in identity and transformation, encompassing the power we have to take control of our destiny and reshape our lives. To learn more, see our submission guidelines.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Sep 15 - Dec 15
Web
E-publication
No payment
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction
Extract(s): Daily Dose of Lit

Extract(s) features bite-sized literature in surprising forms. We don’t want to be your everything, but we do want to be one thing that makes your day more interesting. Drop by for a few minutes every day. We’ll give you something to think about.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Print
No payment
Autobiography/Memoir, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry
Fact-Simile

FACT-SIMILE publishes handmade books, trading cards, and a free, large-format annual magazine. We are driven by the unification of form and content. Through the physical performance of the text, we strive to expand the definition of and bringing awareness to the act of reading. In order to minimize our environmental impact, we primarily use recycled and reclaimed materials to make our books, trading cards, and magazine. FACT-SIMILE is also an 8.5 x 11 literary journal published annually.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes No Jan 1 - May 1
Web
E-publication
Print
Contributor copies only
Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Political, Prose Poetry, Translation
failbetter.com

failbetter.com publishes original fiction, poetry, and visual art. We seek that which is at once original and personal. When choosing work to submit, be certain that what you have created could only have come from you.

Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Fairy Tale Review

We publish poems, stories, and essays with a fairy-tale feel — mainstream to experimental, genre to literary, realist to fabulist.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Feb 15 - Jun 15
Print
Contributor copies only
Experimental, Literary Fiction, Nature/Environmental, Translation
Falling Star Magazine

Falling Star Magazine is a print quarterly featuring short fiction, poetry and art of all mediums. Founded in Winter 2000, Falling Star presents work from the world's emerging writers and established literary voices; recent contributors hail from Michigan and Poland, L.A. and the U.K. Our issues regularly circulate in the bookstores and art havens of Los Angeles, the San Fernando Valley, Ventura, and other national markets.

Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
E-publication
Print
Cash
Feile-Festa

FEILE-FESTA is a multicultural journal of literary and visual arts, available only online, starting with the 2013 issue. Though our preference is for creative work related to Irish and Italian/Sicilian themes, we are open to other Mediterranean and Celtic cultures. We are also interested in writing that evokes life in NYC.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Oct 1 - Jan 1
Web
No payment
Fickle Muses

Fickle Muses is an online journal of poetry, fiction and art engaged with myth and legend. We feature a poet or fiction writer each week, accompanied by featured artwork. Fiction and poetry submissions should creatively incorporate myth or legend, for example by retelling ancient myths in the context of the contemporary world, reimagining characters and events within earlier contexts, evoking mythologies underlying speculative genres, or otherwise cultivating new growth from our mythic roots. Art submissions are open to any theme or style.

Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes Jun 21 - Aug 2
Web
No payment
Cross-genre, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Historical, Humor, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Prose Poetry
The Fiction Desk Anthology Series

The Fiction Desk publishes a range of short stories from new and emerging authors, with a focus on strong plots and characters. We're based in the UK, but we accept submissions from authors around the world.

Fiction Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
E-publication
Print
Cash
Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction
The Fiction Week Literary Review

We are looking for innovative fiction, fiction that breaks new ground by finding new ways to tell a story. Any length fiction will be considered. Selections from novels will also be considered.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
The Fictioneer

Literary fiction and poetry with NF essays and interviews. Illustrations/photos too

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
E-publication
Print
No payment
Fiction Fix

Fiction Fix, the literary journal of the University of North Florida, publishes quarterly online issues. Our authors are both national and international, new and established. A partial list of the diverse types of works we include: experimental and traditional fiction, magical realism, graphic literature, graphic novellas, novellas, historical fiction, humor, flash fiction, novel excerpts, poetic prose. The Journal recognizes particularly creative cover letters and biographies with the Gypsy Sachet Award.

Fiction Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
No payment
Autobiography/Memoir, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Literary Fiction, Prose Poetry
Fiction International

Fiction International is the only literary journal in the United States emphasizing formal innovation and progressive politics. Each year, Fiction International selects a theme and accepts fiction, non-fiction, and indeterminate prose that addresses the theme. The journal is edited by Harold Jaffe.

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Oct 1 - Feb 15
E-publication
Print
Contributor copies only
Literary Fiction
Fiction Southeast

Our Mission Fiction Southeast is an online literary journal dedicated to short fiction. The mission of Fiction Southeast is to showcase fiction from today’s most promising writers, and to create an online literary journal that allows readers to quickly and easily access quality writing from their laptops, iPads, and cell phones. Since electronic reading devices (and to some extent laptops for that matter) make reading long pieces of writing less enjoyable, we have chosen to dedicate the journal to flash fiction.

Fiction Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Flash Fiction
Fiddleblack

We operate under a well-defined mission statement to serve the interests of our audience. Simply, we appreciate certain aesthetics. Our body of work is built from transgressive stories with a strong sense of self and place. We believe in mature cultural investigation. We sometimes look to the genre of horror for reference, through the lenses of metamodernism and neurosis. Our reading time is long and our selection process is fine, but we believe Fiddleblack is a kind of world's end community, and our published contributors are encouraged to reappear.

Fiction Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Print
Audio
Contributor copies only
Literary Fiction
The Fiddlehead

The Fiddlehead, Atlantic Canada’s international literary journal, is open to good writing in English from all over the world, looking always for freshness and surprise. Our editors are always happy to see new unsolicited works in fiction and poetry and are dedicated to discovering and promoting new writers. The Fiddlehead represents the Atlantic Canada’s lively cultural and literary diversity; and places the best of new and established Canadian writing in an international context.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
No Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
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Cash
Literary Fiction
fields

fields magazine is a print publication designed to spotlight writers, musicians, poets, painters, illustrators, and creative types of all stripes, with an emphasis on the up and coming and the unsung. We are interested in the everyday people who create and write and make and express themselves in multitudinous ways. fields magazine is about the idiosyncratic pursuits that occupy our time and enrich our lives. Our articles, interviews, and essays are an exploration and celebration of the myriad means by which the human spirit manifests itself. You can reach us at info@fieldsmagazine.com.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
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Contributor copies only
Autobiography/Memoir, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry, Regional
Fifth Wednesday Journal

FWJ publishes established and emerging writers. We use guest editors for each issue. Consult our guidelines for length considerations of both prose and poetry.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Aug 1 - Dec 1
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Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry
First Class Lit

First Class is an online literary journal. We publish handwritten fiction, non-fiction, reviews, art, poetry, critical essays and other experimental forms that can fit on a postcard. Share your place, your language. Capture an illusive idea or intriguing memory. Speak to a new culture, city, landscape. Surprise us. You save a postcard because of the memory it triggers, because it carries meaning that extends far beyond its petite format. “I was thinking of you” becomes the origin of a story, the spot where the ordinary becomes epic, where the personal becomes shared.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
Experimental, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry, Translation
The First Line

The purpose of The First Line is to jump start the imagination-to help writers break through the block that is the blank page. Each issue contains short stories that stem from a common first line; it also provides a forum for discussing favorite first lines in literature. The First Line is an exercise in creativity for writers and a chance for readers to see how many different directions we can take when we start from the same place.

Poetry, Fiction
Yes No Jan 1 - Dec 31
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Audio
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FishFood Magazine

FishFood Magazine is dedicated to all forms of creative expression and talent. FishFood Magazine encourages self-expression from daily life through art. Art tends to serve as a coping mechanism from regular shenanigans and obstacles, and FishFood's main goal is to create a community where artists can share their personal meditation through creativity. FishFood is an irregularly published magazine that features various literary and art pieces. The online platform also serves as a gateway for multimedia artists to become recognized for their music, films, etc.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Commercial Fiction, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Humor, Literary Fiction, Love, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry
Five 2 One Magazine

Established in 2011, our goal will always be to give light to the voices that are normally hidden from the literary magazine scene. We're mostly dedicated works of art that step way from the norm; that jump into the strange, unique, and unexpected. Five 2 One Magazine thrives on the works by our contributors who could be seen as the freaks, weirdoes, black sheep, and free thinkers of society. We're very much looking forward to reading your work.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
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E-publication
Print
No payment
Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Humor, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry
Five on the Fifth

Five on the Fifth publishes five short stories on the fifth of every month. General fiction, flash fiction, horror, fantasy, and science fiction are accepted.

Fiction Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
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Five Points

We seek work that's original, imaginative, and informed by craft. Generally prose pieces usually run no longer than 7,500 words, and we invite poetry in both closed and open forms.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes No Sep 1 - Dec 1
Five [Quarterly]

Founded in 2012, Five Quarterly is an online literary project that invites readers of all kinds to participate in our editorial process and offers writers a place where they can feel cool with and excited about submitting their most personal work. Each quarter, five new guest editors of varying backgrounds ultimately select five poems and five fiction pieces for online publication, a model we really hope will help to introduce fresh perspectives, diversify the face of publishing, and encourage an expanding literary community.

Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Fjords Review

Fjords publishes a number of styles, approaches, and voices.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
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E-publication
Print
Audio
Video
Cash
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Formal, Graphic/Illustrated, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Translation
The Flexible Persona

The Flexible Persona is an international magazine of music and writing that produces biannual print issues and a series of audio podcasts. We read for engaging, character-driven fiction & nonfiction in which something happens. Show us the story. We are open to all genres.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Print
Audio
Contributor copies only
Floodwall Magazine
Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes
Web
No payment
Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction
The Florida Review

We are looking for innovative, luxuriant, insightful human stories—and for things that might surprise us. We like writing that takes risks, affects us deeply, and yet also meets the highest standards of beautiful language and appropriate syntax.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Print
Graphic/Illustrated
Flycatcher

Through writing and visual art, Flycatcher strives to explore what it means—or what it might mean—to be native to this earth and its particular places. To that end, we are interested in work that engages the themes of empathy, ecology, and belonging, or that struggles with a lack of the same.

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

We strive to publish stories that are engaging and thought-provoking. We want to read stories that will linger in our minds long after we've put it down. We publish stories from both emerging writers and acclaimed authors.

Fiction Yes Yes Jan 1 - Jul 31
E-publication
Print
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Flyway Journal of Writing & Environment

Based out of Iowa State University, Flyway: Journal of Writing and Environment is an online journal publishing poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and visual art that explores the many complicated facets of the word environment – at once rural, urban, and suburban – and its social and political implications. We are open to all interpretations of "environment.” Flyway publishes on a rolling schedule.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Sep 1 - May 1
Web
No payment
Nature/Environmental
Folio

Folio is a journal of poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction. We look for work that ignites and endures, is artful and natural, daring and elegant.

Poetry, Fiction
No Yes Aug 15 - Mar 1
Forge

Without restricting ourselves to a particular genre, media, or theme, we aim to publish interesting, quality works, and every issue has a unique flavour. Each of our two General Editors takes ownership of at least one issue per year, acting as the chief editor (or Uber-editor) for a particular issue, and leaves one issue per year open for a Guest Editor to act as Uber-editor.  This is just one more way in which Forge celebrates the diversity of contributors while exercising our own unique style, issue by issue.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
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Print
No payment
Graphic/Illustrated, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry, Serialized Fiction
The Forge Literary Magazine

The Forge Literary Magazine was founded by volunteers from the Fiction Forge, an international online writers’ forum, which counts amongst its members and alumni winners of numerous literary awards, including the Commonwealth Short Story Prize, the Bridport Prize, the Bristol Short Story Prize and the Pinch Literary Award in Fiction. Former members’ novels have been published by Bloomsbury, Chatto & Windus, Sceptre, Headline and Little, Brown. Our staff share editorial duties equally, we pay our contributors, and our taste is wide-ranging and eclectic.

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
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Found Press Quarterly

Found Press is a digital short-story publisher. Our titles are available for purchase through Kobo, Kindle, and our website. Every three months we release a handful of stories in Found Press Quarterly. Unlike traditional short-writing collections, FPQ features pieces that are produced, promoted, and—most notably—sold as stand-alone works. We strongly feel that short-story writers deserve as much recognition as authors of full-length books, and our unique publishing model gives us the freedom to help our authors reach as broad an audience as possible.

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
E-publication
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Foundling_Review_Nov09.jpgFoundling Review

What makes Foundling Review different? Nothing much. We hold PhD and Masters degrees in areas that are totally unrelated to fine arts. But we love reading, writing, and have an overwhelming passion for the well-crafted word.

Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Four Chambers

Four Chambers is an independent community literary magazine and small press based in Phoenix, AZ whose mission is to give greater visibility to the literary arts and encourage their larger participation in the cultural scene. We don't have a specific aesthetic or agenda. There are a lot of different people involved in this; we like lots of different things. We don't even know what we like until someone makes us read it. We think of ourselves a heart: something organic, centralized, & part of a larger body; that connects, supports, & circulates life. We're trying to build community.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Sep 1 - Mar 31
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Four Ties Lit Review

Four Ties Lit Review is an online independent literary magazine. We are committed to the idea that creative writing and photographic arts are forms of expression that are essential to a thriving modern culture. We aim to publish writing and art that appeals to the widest range of readers, but is still intellectually stimulating and meaningful. We invite submissions of fiction, poetry, non-fiction, and art, as well as essays on the art and craft of creative writing, interviews, book reviews, and letters to the Editor.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes May 7 - Jun 24
Web
No payment
Four Way Review

Four Way Review accepts poetry and fiction from both established and emerging authors. We accept unsolicited submissions year-round through our submissions manager. We look for work that demonstrates fine attention to craft while retaining a powerful and compelling voice.

Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
Fourteen Hills: The SFSU Review

We look for the best quality manuscripts.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Sep 1 - Jun 1
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Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction
The Fourth River

The Fourth River is the literary journal of Chatham University’s MFA Program, printed annually. We welcome submissions of creative writing that explore the relationship between humans and their environments, both natural and built, urban, rural or wild. We are looking for writing that is richly situated at the confluence of place, space and identity--or that reflects upon or makes use of landscape and place in new ways.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Aug 15 - Dec 1
Contributor copies only
The Fox Chase Review

Our vision is to provide poets/ writers with a showcase for their work. The Review is published on line in order to provide a broad audience for the poets we publish. The Review is published three times a year. Submissions to the review are by invitation only. Queries welcome. Occasional book reviews, interviews, poetry news and our reading events are published at The Fox Chase Reading Series blog. http://foxchasereview.wordpress.com

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes No Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
Fractal Literary Magazine

Someone said art should "disturb the comfortable and comfort the disturbed." Fractal seeks work of that vein. We want stories and poems that will have us fighting the urge to plagiarize. Send us your best and your brightest—the work that will remind us why we first fell in love with language. Write about what keeps you up at night. Give us an adventure. Take us somewhere new.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
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Experimental, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Prose Poetry
freeze frame fiction

freeze frame fiction is a quarterly flash fiction publication. The idea: any genre, no content restrictions—just good flash fiction. We pay authors semi-pro rates to publish online and in illustrated ebooks, with an annual print volume in the works. Pieces remain online for three months, and are then published in illustrated ebooks, released at the start of the next quarter. We also publish semi-annual themed volumes, with themes such as experimental-form flash fiction. We aim to represent both new and established authors.

Fiction Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
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Flash Fiction
FreezeRay

Where poetry and pop culture collide.

Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
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E-publication
Pop Culture
From Sac

We are looking for well written, polished work. We accept all genres, so long as they address more than the genre itself. We are of the belief that there is no 'right' way to write a story. Be creative. Rethink what it means to tell a story. Shape is just as important as words. Do not want: Pornography, gratuitous violence, vampires, werewolves, Fan Fiction, political agendas, slice-of-life/autobiography, children's stories, etc.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
E-publication
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Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry
From the Depths

Thank you for considering Haunted Waters Press. We are an independent publisher located in the shadows of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia along the banks of the Shenandoah River. We publish works from new, emerging, and established writers. Our focus is on the presentation and promotion of each accepted work. We offer multiple paths to publication including writing competitions, expedited decision, and our no fee submission period. We are interested in stories that entertain us, stories that captivate us, but most of all, stories that haunt us. We look forward to reading your work!

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Nov 1 - Sep 20
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E-publication
Print
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Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Formal, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry
Front Range Review

We publish fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction from established and emerging writers. In our pages, work by Best American and Guggenheim Award winning authors has appeared alongside pieces from writers earning their first publication credit.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
No Yes Aug 15 - Dec 1
Fugue

Fugue is a journal of new literature edited by graduate students within the University of Idaho’s English and Creative Writing Programs. Fugue publishes fiction, nonfiction, poetry and experiment pieces. We look for writing that incorporates new ideas, themes, and structures. Fugue awards cash prizes and publication for prose and poetry in our annual spring contest. Past judges include Mark Doty, BH Fairchild, Jo Ann Beard, Ilya Kaminsky, Patricia Hampl, and Tony Hoagland.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Sep 1 - Apr 30
Print
Cash
Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Formal, Historical, Humor, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry
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