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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
The Bangalore Review

As book-lovers from childhood, the editors grew up loving the written word, both contemporary as well as classic, and depended upon them for our intellectual nourishment. We owe the society we grew up in for the books we read and the knowledge we earned. Our purpose in launching The Bangalore Review is to give back, in our own way, to society what it lent us.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Video
No payment
Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Literary Fiction, Regional
Bare Fiction Magazine

We want our readers to discover genre-defying boldness from exciting writers in poetry, fiction and plays, literary review, interviews and commentary. To that end, we need prose, poetry and play texts that instantly grab our minds and take us on extraordinary literary journeys. We want you to make peoples eyes open wider and their minds race with excitement as they feast on your words.

Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Print
Contributor copies only
The Barefoot Review

The Barefoot Review publishes original written work by people who have or have had physical difficulties in their lives, from cancer to seizures, Alzheimer's to Lupus. It is also a place for caretakers, families, significant others and friends to write about their experiences and relationships to the person. They are a vital part to being able to live with an illness. Writing can be a tremendous source of healing and allow difficult feelings and ideas to be expressed, verbalizing feelings that may be subconscious.

Poetry Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
Healing/Health
Barely South Review

There is great complexity in any form or creative assertion of “here”, and it is in this spirit that BARELY SOUTH REVIEW embraces the opportunity to feature works from emerging as well as established writers. We are interested in great writing in its myriad forms. We seek to present many voices, especially those that defy easy regional, thematic, and stylistic categorization.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Sep 1 - Nov 30
Web
E-publication
No payment
Literary Fiction
Barking Sycamores

Barking Sycamores is a literary journal whose primary mission is to publish poetry and short fiction by emerging and established writers who are neurodivergent — this includes autism, the state of being currently known as AD(H)D, bipolar, synesthesia, and so on. We also seek to add positively to the public discussion about neurodivergence as a whole in the form of essays on literature and the interrelationship between alternative kinds of neurology and the creative process.

Poetry, Fiction
Yes No Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
Barnstorm

Barnstorm is an online literary magazine sponsored by the MFA Program in Creative Writing at the University of New Hampshire.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Bateau

BATEAU subscribes to no trend but serves to represent a wide cross-section of contemporary writing. For this reason, readers will most probably love and hate at least something in each issue. To us, this means Bateau is eclectic, open-ended and not mired in a particular strain. Each issue is an art piece: letterpress covers, great design, attention to detail. We consider the company your work keeps. We are also an environmentally conscious publisher.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Sep 1 - May 31
Print
Contributor copies only
Bayou Magazine

Bayou Magazine publishes short fiction, nonfiction, and poetry from established, award-winning authors as well as emerging writers. Bayou is especially interested in discovering and showcasing fresh literary voices. The journal awards yearly contests in both fiction and poetry.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Sep 1 - Jun 1
Print
Contributor copies only
Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry
Beatdom

Beatdom is a young magazine concerning, inspired by, and moving on from the Beat Generation.

Poetry, Creative Nonfiction, Fiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
E-publication
Print
No payment
Belle Rêve Literary Journal

Belle Reve Literary Journal is a southern literary experience. We are an online publication. We release new works weekly and publish issues throughout the year. We strive to capture everything that makes the South and its residents unique through the best contemporary literature we can find.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Belleville Park Pages

Our goal is to make writing affordable and frequent while connecting writing from around the world. The Pages are sold in 7 countries in shops such as Shakespeare & Co. (Paris), Foyles (London) and Powell's (Portland, OR)

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Print
Video
Contributor copies only
Experimental, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Political, Prose Poetry
Bellevue Literary Review

Bellevue Literary Review is a unique literary magazine that examines human existence through the prism of health and healing, illness and disease. We invite submissions of previously unpublished works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry that touch upon these themes.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Sep 15 - Jun 30
Print
Bellingham Review

Literature of palpable quality: poems, stories, and essays so beguiling they invite us to touch their essence. The Bellingham Review hungers for a kind of writing that nudges the limits of form, or executes traditional forms exquisitely.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Sep 15 - Dec 1
E-publication
Print
Contributor copies only
Beloit Poetry Journal

Since 1950, the BPJ has been publishing poetry that matters. We are open to a wide range of forms and styles in contemporary poetry. We are always watching for new poets, quickened language, and poems with a fresh purchase on the political or social landscape.

Poetry Yes No Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Print
Contributor copies only
Beltway Poetry Quarterly

We strive to showcase the richness and diversity of authors from the greater Washington, DC area in every issue, with poets from different backgrounds, races, ethnicities, ages, and sexual orientations represented. We have included Pulitzer Prize winners and those who have never previously published.

Poetry Yes No
Web
Cash
Regional
Berkeley Poetry Review

While we accept great poetry of any kind, we are particularly interested in work that complicates prevailing conceptions of race, gender, ecology, and even poetic form itself. Is your work attempting to start a dialogue? To enter into conversation? To push? Send it our way.

Poetry Yes Yes
Print
Contributor copies only
the Bicycle Review

The Bicycle Review is a print and electronic journal of contemporary literature and art. Our contributors range from the very well known to first time publications from new writers and artists. Anything is considered...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Print
Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Humor, Literary Fiction, Serialized Fiction
Big Lucks

Founded in 2009, Big Lucks publishes earnest, honest poetry and prose through a variety of online mediums.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Big Muddy: Journal of the Mississippi River Valley

Although we encourage topics related to the Mississippi River Valley, no direct relationship is required. We are also dedicated to reviewing books from independent, university, and small presses, but not self-published titles.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
No Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Print
Contributor copies only
Experimental, Historical, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Literary Fiction, Nature/Environmental, Pop Culture
The Bitter Oleander

We are looking for poems that vault us to a new level of understanding an individual's true perception, and not one that falls under the customs of a dictated language which only obeys the known, the understood and the repetitive. Be imaginative, not fantastical which is never the same.

Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Black Heart Magazine

Our objective can be summarized in 4 words: Reading. Writing. Literary rebellion. In brief, we publish fiction that breaks the rules. Join us, if you dare.

Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 1
Web
E-publication
No payment
Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Humor, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry
Black Warrior Review

Founded in 1974, Black Warrior Review publishes contemporary fiction, poetry, and nonfiction by award-winning writers alongside work by new and emerging voices. Each issue also features art, comics, and a poetry chapbook solicited by the editors.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Aug 1
Web
Print
Cash
BLACKBERRY: a magazine

BLACKBERRY: a magazine aims to be a premier literary magazine featuring black women writers and artists. Its goal is to expose readers to the diversity of the black woman’s experience and strengthen the black female voice in both the mainstream and independent markets. We hope to illuminate the new generations and reach back to those whose words may have been ignored.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Print
No payment
Blackbird: an online journal of literature and the arts

While it is true that excellence can be differently defined and construed, our primary definition will be this: Beyond simple obvious criteria such as “well written in a variety of technical senses,” and “original in terms of subject and style,” excellent writing challenges traditions in profound ways, and is radical insofar as it is aware of its own origins in tradition and seeks to expand the boundaries of the realm of discourse of which it is a part.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Nov 1 - Apr 15
Web
E-publication
Print
Audio
Video
The Black Herald

The Black Herald is an international bilingual (English-French) literary magazine, based in Paris. Edited by Blandine Longre & Paul Stubbs, the magazine’s aim is to publish original world writers not necessarily linked in any way by ‘theme’ or ‘style’. Writing that we deem can withstand the test of time and resist popularization–the dangers of instant literature for instant consumption. Writing capable of escaping the vacuum of the epoch. Read an interview with editor Paul Stubbs in Bookslut http://www.bookslut.com/features/2012_10_019467.php

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes No Oct 1 - Dec 31
Print
Contributor copies only
Experimental, Literary Fiction, Prose Poetry, Translation
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