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

Journal Genres Published Accepts Electronic Submissions? Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? Reading Period Format
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
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
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
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
Contributor copies only

FiveChapters was founded in October 2006 and is one of the pioneering online literary journals, publishing a new short story every week (in a five-part serial form). FC has published new work by some of today's best-known and award-winning writers -- including winners of the Pulitzer Prize, National Book Award and the PEN/Faulkner -- as well as the best emerging voices. Stories published by FC have appeared in several different Best American volumes.

Fiction Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
No payment
Literary Fiction
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