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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
Cordite Poetry Review

Cordite Poetry Review is a quarterly Australian journal of poetry and its criticism. International authors are most welcome. Each issue is themed (broadly), so please be sure to look at our submissions page. Cordite Scholarly is a fully refereed section of the journal, dedicated to research.

Poetry Yes No Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Audio
Video
Cash
Experimental, Flash Fiction, Formal, Graphic/Illustrated, LGBT, Micro-poetry, Nature/Environmental, Political, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Translation
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 Cortland Review

The Cortland Review is an online magazine publishing both established and emerging writers from the print and online worlds. Using audio paired with text to complete the link between reader and writer, TCR provides regular and feature issues with poems and short fiction selected by staff as well as illustrious guest editors.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes No Jan 1 - Dec 31
The Cossack Review

We publish outstanding new fiction, poetry, and essays, 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
Counterexample Poetics

The focus of Counterexample Poetics is on International displays of poetry, art, and photography which reside within the interpretational realms of philosophical, experimental, post-postmodern, esoteric, and the avant-garde. Reviews of poetic works will also be accepted.

Poetry Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Experimental
The Country Dog Review

The Country Dog Review is a journal of poetry, book reviews, and interviews. We are interested in the work of emerging and established poets. Despite our title, we are not a regional journal, rather we are interested in reading work from national and international writers who are committed to the genre of poetry. We are eclectic in our tastes, and are open to most styles and subjects.

Poetry Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
Cowboy Poetry Press

Cowboys and cowgirls, heifers, madams, rustlers, train robbers, drifters, grifters, and thieves: Dust off those boots and get out of the out house and back to the rustic life—because we want all western-related material published or unpublished on fellow like e-zines (no personal blogs or site work accepted; you must remove it before submitting, and please give us credit as first-time publisher when you do post on personal sites).

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Print
Contributor copies only
Humor
Crab Creek Review

Celebrating over twenty-five years of publishing, Crab Creek Review is dedicated to introducing you to the best writing from the Pacific Northwest and beyond. We publish both national and international writers in the genres of poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction. Crab Creek Review is a perfect-bound print literary journal publishing established poets and writers as well as emerging writers.  

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Oct 5 - Dec 15
Print
Contributor copies only
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
CRATE

CRATE is the literary magazine of the University of California, Riverside’s MFA program. CRATE recently made the switch from print to digital, and now seeks work by emerging and established writers for publication in our monthly online journal. CRATE accepts fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, and short dramatic works.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
No payment
Autobiography/Memoir, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry
Crazyhorse

Crazyhorse has been publishing the best established & emerging writers for over 50 years. We accept general submissions from Sept. 1 to May 31. For guidelines, visit our website. 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 Jan 1 - Dec 31
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
The Cresset

The Cresset, a journal of commentary on literature, the arts, and public affairs, explores ideas and trends in contemporary culture from a perspective grounded in the Lutheran tradition of scholarship, freedom, and faith while informed by the wisdom of the broader Christian community. We publish 4-6 poems per issue.

Poetry Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Print
Cash
Religious/Spiritual
CURA: A Literary Magazine of Art and Action

CURA: A Literary Magazine of Art and Action is a multi-media initiative based at Fordham University committed to integrating the arts and social justice. Featuring creative writing, visual art, new media and video, we seek to enable an artistic process that is rigorously engaged with the world at the present moment.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Oct 1 - Mar 31
Web
E-publication
Print
Contributor copies only
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry, Translation
Curbside Quotidian

Curbside Quotidian is a haven for the thoughts and ruminations of our fellow artists, writers and creatives of all backgrounds, who seek thoughtful and innovative outlooks on quotidian people, places and things. Read: we like oddities, off-beat, pretty ugly and the like.

Poetry, Creative Nonfiction, Fiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Prose Poetry
Curbside Splendor Publishing

We publish literary fiction and poetry based in contemporary urban (and sometimes sub-urban) settings. We have a free monthly e-zine, and a semi-annual print journal. We accept submissions for both year-round. We also publish books in print and digitally.  Our goal is to support the independent publishing process and to promote urban-themed writing.

Poetry, Creative Nonfiction, Fiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Print
Contributor copies only
Literary Fiction
CutBank

We publish two issues a year of compelling poetry, fiction, and literary nonfiction by established writers and new voices alike. We're global in scope, but with a regional bias.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Oct 1 - Feb 15
Web
Print
Contributor copies only
CUTTHROAT, A JOURNAL OF THE ARTS

We have no regional, gender or cultural biases. Puveyors of fresh, original and meaningful work, we promote excellent literary fiction and poetry. We are also open to short book reviews of short story and poetry collections, especially from small presses.

Poetry, Fiction
No Yes Jul 15 - Oct 15
Damazine - Literary Journal of the Muslim World

Damazine is an online literary journal publishing fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. We focus on authors based in or with ties to the Muslim world in the largest sense. At the same time, we strive to present a rainbow of themes and writing styles. Our biggest criterion is quality. We are looking for powerful, well-crafted pieces that throb with meaning.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Cash
Autobiography/Memoir, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Religious/Spiritual
damselfly press

damselfly press seeks to promote exceptional writing by women. We welcome work from female writers of all experiences. We accept fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. We are interested in work that is honest and explores human nature. We think there is truth even in fiction.

Poetry, Creative Nonfiction, Fiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
Danse Macabre - An Online Literary Magazine

We present a monthly buffet of writers from across the literary spectrum. Our contributors hail from around the world; we also showcase kunst und kunstler whose neglected works suffer the temperamental vicissitudes of the literatti from beyond the grave. Our mission is to further expand the imaginative landscape of the literary web. Our central criterion is the overall creative effort deployed to transcend prevailing orthodoxies. The narrative contours of magical realism, world poetry, and Mitteleuropean kunst und kultur are especially appreciated.

Poetry, Creative Nonfiction, Fiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
E-publication
No payment
Experimental
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
Dead Flowers: A Poetry Rag

Bohemian Pupil Press' Poetry Rag takes its name from the Rolling Stones’ song on the 1971 album Sticky Fingers. This song is emblamatic of a quintessential irreverance: it portrays a most elegant “Fuck You.” Please, do not interpret this as meaning that Dead Flowers is a platform for sex, drugs, and rock ‘n roll. Dead Flowers is an extension of Bohemian Pupil Press’ tagline and motive: “Publishing for the Clear-Sighted Imbiber.” Please visit our About This Rag page to discover more.

Poetry, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
Dear Sir,

Dear Sir, is a quarterly online journal created from the want to present innovative, unconventional or emerging voices in poetry.

Poetry Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
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 Yes May 1 - Jul 1
Print
Contributor copies only
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 Jan 1 - Dec 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 short fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry annually in print and digital editions. We welcome new literary work in English from all writers, regardless of place of residence. Our standards are for memorable, compelling prose and poetry exhibiting skillful expression.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Nov 1 - Mar 1
E-publication
Print
Contributor copies only
Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Prose Poetry
The Deronda Review

TDR seeks poetry with beauty, emotional and intellectual depth, commitment to subject matter as well as language. This is a multicultural magazine with a standing interest in work that sees Judaism as a source of values and/or reflects on the current situation of Israel and the West.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
No Yes Feb 14 - Mar 14
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
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
Diode Poetry Journal

diode is looking for electropositive poetry! What is electropositive poetry? It’s poetry that excites and energizes. It’s poetry that uses language that crackles and sparks. We’re looking for poetry from all points on the arc, from formal to experimental (no light verse or erotic poetry, please). Simultaneous submissions are welcomed, but please notify us if they're accepted elsewhere. diode does not accept previously published work.

Poetry, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
Cross-genre, Experimental, Formal, Graphic/Illustrated, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Translation
dirtcakes

dirtcakes offers space for international writers to illuminate shared global humanity by exploring diverse concepts suggested by the UN Millennium Goals to eradicate extreme poverty.

Poetry, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
E-publication
Print
Cash
Autobiography/Memoir, Graphic/Illustrated, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Narrative Nonfiction, Political, 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 high-quality, accessible, nuanced poetry, fiction, and visual art.

Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
Do Not Look at the Sun

Do Not Look at the Sun is an offbeat literary magazine based in London. It is published twice a year in print (spring & autumn), as well as weekly online. The idea behind Do Not Look at the Sun is 'Found Poetry/ Free Prose', an ethos made possible by a global network of volunteers. Each issue is put out in a different form that is in keeping with this ideal, from street walls to paper planes.

Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Print
Video
Contributor copies only
Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Literary Fiction, Prose Poetry
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
Dogwood: A Journal of Poetry and Prose

Now in its eleventh 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
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 Feb 1 - Apr 30
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. Driftwood Press is a quarterly literary magazine founded in Tampa, FL in 2013. We strive to provide our readers with the highest quality content. This includes fiction, poetry, photography, graphic narrative, literary criticism, and interviews.

Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes Apr 1 - Dec 31
Web
Print
Cash
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.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
No payment
Commercial Fiction, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Political, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Serialized Fiction
Drunken Boat

Drunken Boat, international online journal of the arts, publishes works of art endemic to the medium of the web, such as video, sound, hypertext, digital animation, alongside innovative works of prose, poetry, translation and photography. We like work that stretches form, irrespective of aesthetics.

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

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

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes 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 Aug 15 - Apr 15
Web
Print
Cash
Ekphrasis

Ekphrasis is a poetry journal looking for well-crafted poems. We publish poems that address a single work of art.

Poetry No No Jan 1 - Dec 31
Print
Contributor copies only
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 No
Web
E-publication
Print
Contributor copies only
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
Contributor copies only
Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Formal, Graphic/Illustrated, LGBT, Micro-poetry, Nature/Environmental, Political, Prose Poetry, Translation
Emerge Literary Journal

We are a journal of print poetry and prose dedicated to emerging writers and their words now in our 2nd 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
Cash
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 Sep 1 - May 30
Epiphany - epiphmag.com

Epiphany -epiphmag.com was started in 2010 soley to be an on-line Only venue in which writers and artists can display their works. We like to have a cross section of writing styles and content subjects.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
No payment
Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Humor, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry
Eratio Poetry Journal

Eratio publishes poetry in the postmodern idioms with an emphasis on the intransitive. Eratio publishes a pdf version of every issue. Eratio Editions, an e-chap publisher, is reading for poetry, innovative narrative prose and recollection, and critical and theoretical essays.  

Poetry, Creative Nonfiction
Yes No Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Contributor copies only
Autobiography/Memoir, Experimental, Micro-poetry, Prose Poetry, Translation
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
Essays & Fictions

About: Essays & Fictions publishes fictional essay, reflective essay, academic rhetorical essay, literary essay, narrative essay, linear fiction, non-linear fiction, essayistic fiction, cultural criticism, compositional criticism, or any blend thereof. (Our statement of purpose is too many characters for this space; please see website.)

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes No Sep 1 - May 31
Web
Print
Cross-genre, Experimental, Formal, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose 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
Contributor copies only
Literary Fiction
Exercise Bowler

Please read several issues to see what kind of poetry is published. No rhyming poetry, please.

Poetry Yes No Jan 1 - Dec 31
E-publication
No payment
Exit 13 Magazine

Exit 13 Magazine is a travelogue in poetry, a reflection of the world we see and a chronicle of the people and places encountered along the way. Since 1988, the emphasis has been on geography and the fertile ground of the imagination.

Poetry Yes Yes Jun 1 - Dec 31
Print
Contributor copies only
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 is a small independent publisher of mostly handmade books and book-objects. We strive to compose all of our products from recycled and reclaimed materials and to help further expand the physical definitions of literature wherever possible. FACT-SIMILE is also an 8.5 x 11 literary journal published annual in the summer months.

Poetry, Creative Nonfiction
Yes No Jan 1 - Mar 31
Web
E-publication
Print
Contributor copies only
Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Micro-poetry, 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
The Faircloth Review

Our mission is to provide a new outlet for artistic work ranging from poetry to sculpture and everything in between. The Faircloth Review has an “anything goes” attitude and seeks to showcase a variety of high-quality, interesting, and thought-provoking work–in a way that fully embraces contemporary internet and blog culture–while still focusing on the essentials of an artistic publication.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Autobiography/Memoir, Flash Fiction, Humor
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 and fiction engaged with myth and legend. A poet or fiction writer is featured each week, with new selections posted on Sundays. Art is updated monthly. Fickle Muses welcomes submissions of poetry, fiction and art. Submissions are considered year-round and are open to all mythic traditions. Simultaneous and previously published submissions will be considered. Please send no more than one submission per genre per year unless requested.

Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes
Web
No payment
Cross-genre, Flash Fiction, Historical, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry
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
Print
No payment
The Fiddleback

We look for writing that pushes the boundaries of language, for writers who would never be clichéd enough to use the phrasing “pushes the boundaries of language.” We believe that strong writers are mindful of the words they hire to represent them and understand that infinitudes can be built or lost within the slippery confines of the sentence. We are tired of stories and poems that don’t play for keeps. We are more inclined toward the outlandish, toward the unsayable, toward the spectacle.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Formal, Graphic/Illustrated, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry
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
No Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Print
Cash
Literary Fiction
FIELD: Contemporary Poetry and Poetics

FIELD combines fresh viewpoints, editorial discrimination, and attention to the best work being produced in the U.S. and abroad, regardless of allegiance to schools or categories or reputations.

Poetry Yes No Aug 15 - May 31
E-publication
Print
Cash
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 Mar 1 - Jun 15
Print
Contributor copies only
Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry
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
E-publication
Print
Audio
Cash
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 people who love to read to participate in our editorial process. Each quarter, five new guest editors ultimately select five poems and five pieces of fiction for online publication. We hope that this model will help to introduce fresh perspectives, diversify the face of publishing, and encourage an expanding literary community. Issues are published in January, April, July, and October. Our annual e-chapbook contest opens on Mar 1.

Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
The Five-Two

Each Monday, The Five-Two website features an original poem in text and audio/video on the subject of crime, which is open to poets' interpretation. Annual ebooks reprint each year's worth of poems (52).

Poetry Yes No Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Audio
Video
Contributor copies only
Five2One Magazine

The more unique the better. We like weird poems and stories. We like strange, odd, bizarre, even leaning towards psychotic. We are dedicated to those with creative minds and prefer that those who write about the dark things submit to us.

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

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

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Print
Audio
Video
Contributor copies only
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Formal, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry, Translation
The Flea

The intent of THE FLEA broadsheets is to serve the Soveraigne Muse, by publishing first-rate poems which accord with Her Ideal of poetic Delight, in an occasional Broadsheet, using cutting-edge Seventeenth Century Technology, & state-of-the-art Alchemy. THE FLEA is friendly to strong poems in Formal Verse, including poetry which might not, for sundry reasons, fit the Style and Orthodoxy of some prevailing Schools and Sects; poems which deploy difficult & bizarre Conceits, or (it may be) use abstruse language not found in every common inn or marketplace.

Poetry Yes Yes
Floodwall Magazine
Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction
Florida English

Aboard a boat in the middle of Lake Monroe in Sanford, Florida, the three who would become the associate editors discussed the idea of a journal that would showcase work from all over the country, but that would be selected by an editorial board of distinguished scholars from the state of Florida. Our board is comprised of professors from every post-secondary educational level and from different regions in Florida and is charged to evaluate each submission for literary greatness.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes No Jan 1 - Apr 30
Print
Contributor copies only
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
The Flying House Anthology

Flying House aims to discover, advocate, and elevate fine artists and writers by hand-picking twelve participants annually, from a pool of applicants, and inspiring them to create a brand new body of work for a public gallery event and reading. Participants learn to think widely about art’s relationship to literature, they learn to connect with new aesthetics, and they learn to present their work professionally while making good connections to further their artistic goals.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Mar 18
Print
No payment
Cross-genre, Experimental, Graphic/Illustrated, Humor, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry
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
Folly

Folly is an online publication featuring aesthetics, art, and poetry. We attempt to highlight the uniqueness and strengths of each artist, set of ideas, and organization presented.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
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
Web
Print
No payment
Graphic/Illustrated, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry, Serialized Fiction
Former People: A Journal of Bangs and Whimpers

We aim to be pluralists in our exploration of things neo-modern. This is not a movement nor is it a pretense to a clear aesthetic criteria as much as a zeitgeist and a de-personalization of the arts. We are like the orphaned children of deposed nobility, walking in the aftermath of their advances and retreats; their hundred visions and revisions.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Audio
No payment
ForPoetry.com

ForPoetry is rated code II in Poet's Market: This means that we are not open to beginners' submissions. Poets interested in submitting to ForPoetry should be familiar with literary journals and magazines. Due to the large number of submissions, please do not send more than two poems. ForPoetry is now a proud sponsor of www.EnvironmentalPress.com

Poetry, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Sep 1 - May 1
Web
E-publication
No payment
Nature/Environmental
FORTH Magazine

Artists. Writers. Journalists. EXPOSING THE CREATORS JOURNEY.We have a weakness for regional art – writers and artists connected to Los Angeles County – but foremost we love great art from anywhere by well-known and emerging voices.

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