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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
BLOOM

EDITORIAL POLICYBLOOM does not discriminate against the imagination. Gardeners must identify as Queer (LGBT), but the flora of their labor need not serve any pre-conceived notion of beauty. Peonies, sweet williams, ragweed, and gladiolas--every shade & shape of blossom--are all welcome. Let the garden grow.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes
Print
Contributor copies only
LGBT
The Bloomsbury Review

The Bloomsbury Review is a book magazine. Our focus is on reviewing books overlooked by mainstream review media that come from small, independent, university, as well as larger corporate publishers. We DO NOT publish short stories or fiction. See the magazine for submitting "Out-of-Bounds" Essays (300 words or less).

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes No Jan 1 - Dec 31
Print
Contributor copies only
The Blue Pencil Online

The Blue Pencil Online is edited and produced by the students in the Writing & Publishing Program at Walnut Hill School for the Arts, in Natick, Massachusetts. The magazine seeks to publish the best of literary work in English by young writers (12–18) around the world.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Oct 1 - May 1
Blue Collar Review

The Blue Collar Review is a quarterly journal of poetry and prose published by Partisan Press. Our mission is the preservation, expansion, and promotion of the literature of our working class, primarily poetry, which might not find a place in profit-driven publishing channels.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
No No Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Print
Contributor copies only
Blue Lyra Review

Blue Lyra Review aims to bring together the voices of writers and artists from a diverse array of backgrounds, paying special homage to Jewish writers and other communities that are historically underrepresented in literary magazines but we do NOT exclude anyone or any quality writing. We accept poems, artistic images, nonfiction, translations and fiction, which you can submit through Submittable.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Oct 1
Web
Print
Flash Fiction, Translation
Blue Mesa Review

Blue Mesa Review accepts previously unpublished work in Fiction (up to 6,000 words), Non-Fiction (up to 6,000 words), Poetry (3-5 poems), Book Reviews, Interviews, Graphic Novels, and Cover Art. With a rotating Editorial Board, each of our magazines is fresh and unique. In general, we are seeking strong voices and lively, compelling narrative with a fine eye for craft. We look forward to reading your best work!

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Sep 1 - May 31
Web
Graphic/Illustrated
Blueline

Blueline seeks poems, stories, and essays relating to the Adirondacks and regions similar in geography and spirit, or focusing on the shaping influence of nature. We also seek essays that interpret the literature and/or culture of the Adirondack region or surrounding areas, including New York State, New England, or eastern Canada. Ecocritical essays or short non-fictional memoirs based in the culture of the region are especially welcome.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes No Jul 1 - Nov 30
Print
Contributor copies only
Nature/Environmental
Blunderbuss Magazine

We are Blunderbuss Magazine, a web magazine of arts, culture, and politics, an ordnance of fire and improvisation. What ties together these essays, stories, poems, photographs, comics, and other bits of aesthetic shrapnel is a common attitude of visceral humanism. We aim for earnest noise. We want to splash in the mud of lived experience, to battle for a radical empathy, and to provide a megaphone to howling assertions of human subjectivity.

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

Bodega releases digital issues on the first Monday of every month, featuring poetry, prose, and quarterly interviews by established and emerging writers. We’re here to give you a handful of essential pieces you can digest in one sitting.

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

The Boiler began in 2011 by a group of writers at Sarah Lawrence College. We publish poetry, fiction, and nonfiction on a quarterly basis. We read year-round. Send us your best stuff. Show us how it does under pressure. We pride ourselves in being advocates of the writing we publish.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
Autobiography/Memoir, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Formal, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Prose Poetry, Regional
BOMB Magazine

Written, edited and produced by industry professionals and funded by those interested in the arts. Publishes writing which is unconventional and contains an edge, whether it be in style or subject matter.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Bombay Gin

Started in 1974, Bombay Gin is the literary journal of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics—co-founded by Allen Ginsberg and Anne Waldman—at Naropa University. Edited by program faculty and students, Bombay Gin publishes innovative poetry, prose, and hybrid texts as well as art, translations and interviews. Emerging from the “Outrider” or left-hand lineage, which operates outside the cultural mainstream, Bombay Gin honors a heritage of powerful scholarship and counter-poetics through the publication of work that challenges the boundaries of language, form, and genre.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Feb 1 - Aug 15
Print
Contributor copies only
Cross-genre, Experimental, Literary Fiction, Prose Poetry, Translation
Booth

Established in 2009, Booth publishes two print issues a year, usually in winter and summer. We invite submissions of art, poetry, prose, lists, and literary comics. The editors welcome submissions by both emerging voices and established writers.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Sep 1 - Mar 31
Web
Print
Contributor copies only
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry
Border Crossing

Founded in 2011, Border Crossing is a literary and arts journal published by the Lake Superior State University Creative Writing Program. Uniquely situated on the border of the United States and Canada, we're committed to publishing the best work submitted by emerging and established writers on both sides of the border and abroad. We're especially interested in writing that crosses boundaries in genre or geography, and voices that aren't often heard in mainstream publications.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Aug 15 - Jan 15
Print
Contributor copies only
Born Magazine

Born is an all-volunteer project that brings together writers, artists, and others from diverse fields to create multimedia artworks that explore the art of storytelling on the Web. Born was inspired by the creative process and nurtured through collaboration between various forms of literature, media, and emerging technologies.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes No Jan 1 - Dec 31
bosque (the magazine)

Now in its fourth year, bosque is committed to bringing quality fiction to print. We welcome submissions from previously unpublished as well as published writers.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jul 1 - Aug 1
Print
Contributor copies only
Boston Review

Boston Review is a nonpartisan magazine of ideas: animated by hope, committed to equality and reason, convinced that the imagination eludes political categories.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Sep 15 - Jun 15
Web
Print
Boulevard

We believe that creative and critical work should be presented in a magazine in a variegated yet coherent and balanced way. We seek writihg that both stimulates our minds and touches our hearts.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Oct 2 - Apr 30
Print
Box of Jars

Box of Jars is a collection of words, music, art, and ideas. A space that promotes Auden's notion that poetry is 'memorable speech.' We could extend the idea to say that music is memorable sound, and painting is memorable imagery, and so forth. The three basic tenets we want to uphold are: sincerity, integrity, illumination. The work should be deeply felt and deeply considered; the form of each piece should be purposeful; the experience of each piece should linger.

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

Through essays, poetry, fiction and feature stories our writers provide their unique perspectives on being mothers. We aim to be down-to-earth, literary, commonsensical, funny, poignant, honest, respectful, irreverent, relevant and intelligent. We like to cover traditional and not-so-traditional parenting subjects; our writers are willing to address the big questions. Each issue of Brain, Child is packed with personal essays, in-depth features, a debate, a parody, fiction, and words from you: our community, our readers.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Print
Cash
Autobiography/Memoir, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction
Breakwater Review

We are a breakwater. We are both the literal space between ocean and shore and the virtual space between reader and writer. We want to read about other places like us: those liminal spaces in life.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Sep 1 - Dec 1
Web
Brick, A Literary Journal

Brick is an international literary magazine based in Toronto, Canada, and edited by Michael Redhill, Linda Spalding, Michael Helm, Rebecca Silver Slayter, and Laurie Graham. Published twice a year, the magazine is a beautifully produced keepsake filled with essays, interviews, memoirs, travelogues, belles lettres, and casual, idiosyncratic ephemera that can only be described as “Bricky.”

Creative Nonfiction No Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Print
Cash
Broad River Review

We publish fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. We also encourage visual artists to submit for possible cover art. In addition, we sponsor two contests, the Rash Awards, with $500 first prizes in fiction and poetry.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Aug 1 - Nov 15
Print
Contributor copies only
Autobiography/Memoir, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Regional
Broad!

Broad! is an online semiannual that publishes exclusively women (e.g. female-bodied or female-identified) writers, artists and photographers. We welcome both emerging and published writers.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Apr 1
Web
E-publication
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Political, Prose Poetry
Broadsided Press

Seeking poetry and prose that is evocative, riveting, and not too esoteric. The goal of Broadsided Press is to put literature and art on streets around the world. We publish monthly, original, high-quality collaborations between writers and visual artists as letter-size posters. These are distributed free of charge as pdfs for anyone to download and print. Volunteers called “vectors” post them in their own communities. Broadsided uses technology to revitalize an age-old art form, encourage grassroots public-arts activism, and create new spaces in our communities for literature and art.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Sep 15 - May 15
Web
No payment
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