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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
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
Web
E-publication
Print
Contributor copies only
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
Web
E-publication
Print
Cash
Flash Fiction
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 - Sep 30
Print
Contributor copies only
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Formal, Graphic/Illustrated, 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
Web
E-publication
Print
Cash
Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Formal, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry
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
The Furious Gazelle

The Furious Gazelle is striving to provide the best collection of original writing and art from across the World Wide Web. We’re furious because we can never have enough submissions. Before you submit to the Furious Gazelle, ask yourself the following about your submission: Does it have a good story? Is it compulsively readable? Are you a living human being who has written some words? If you answered “yes” to any of those questions, we encourage you to submit.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Humor, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Prose Poetry, Translation
Futures Trading

Futures Trading finds value in all manner of literary manifestations, especially if they're forward-facing in nature. We publish new writing and related content on a quarterly basis.

Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Print
No payment
Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Prose Poetry
fwriction : review

We accept works in all genres, as long as the writing either melts faces or rocks waffles. That is your mission.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
No payment
Autobiography/Memoir, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry, Translation
Garbanzo Literary Journal

A bean. The garbanzo bean...found throughout the world in nearly every culture’s cooking, and a staple of the vegan diet...is an amazingly diverse bean capable of being bread flour, one thousand flavors of hummus, is full of protein, can look (depending on one’s perspective) like a heart or a mooning buttocks, and is one of the elder crops of humankind. As such, it is the perfect mascot for a literary magazine.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
E-publication
Print
Contributor copies only
Experimental, Flash Fiction, Historical, Prose Poetry, Regional
The Gettysburg Review

Our interests are varied and our tastes eclectic. Our base requirement is that submissions be ambitious, intelligent, and deftly crafted.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
No Yes Sep 1 - May 31
E-publication
Print
Cash
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Formal, Historical, Humor, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Regional, Translation
GFT Presents: One in Four | Ground Fresh Thursday

Whether it's a journey through our priceless existence, a struggle to achieve personal contentment, a heart-wrenching brush with defeat, an intelligent observation on humanity, a deep desire for your voice to be heard, stirring inspiration, or just pure entertainment, we want it and will strive to share it. We publish new material online the first Thursday of each month (Ground Fresh Thursday) and in print semiannually (GFT Presents: One in Four). Our focus is not only to share remarkable work with the world but also to benefit mental health initiatives through doing so.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Print
Contributor copies only
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Formal, Graphic/Illustrated, Humor, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Prose Poetry, Religious/Spiritual, War
Ghost Ocean Magazine

Ghost Ocean Magazine is an online literary magazine that publishes short prose, fiction under 3,000 words, poetry, interviews, and reviews. With a diverse masthead and diverse tastes, we are committed to publishing writers from marginalized communities.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Audio
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Flash Fiction, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Prose Poetry, Regional
Gigantic Sequins

Gigantic Sequins is print-based and biannual. Our black & white journal is known for its quality writing and its unique design/aesthetic. We accept work from unpublished writers in addition to those who have an already established voice. We enjoy publishing writers who have their hands in various sorts of figurative creative cookie jars. We are interested in cultivating an artistic community over a widespread area through our uniquely designed journal and are known for promoting our past as well as our current contributors' achievements.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Mar 15
Print
Contributor copies only
Autobiography/Memoir, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Translation
Gingerbread House Literary Magazine

We want quality fiction & poetry & creative nonfiction with a magical element. We lean toward the literary but are open to anything well written. Please read an issue and guidelines before submitting. Our visual art is generally solicited but please feel free to query us.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Oct 15
Web
No payment
Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Prose Poetry
Ginosko Literary Journal

between literary vision and spiritual realities

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
No payment
Autobiography/Memoir, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry, Religious/Spiritual
Glassworks Magazine

A magazine of literature, art, and new media published by the Master of Arts in Writing program at Rowan University.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Aug 1 - Dec 15
Web
E-publication
Print
Audio
Video
Contributor copies only
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Regional, Translation
Glassworks Magazine

A magazine of poetry, prose, new media, and art.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Aug 1 - Dec 15
Web
E-publication
Print
Audio
Video
Contributor copies only
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Humor, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Regional, Translation
Glint Literary Journal

Glint Literary Journal celebrates innovation in style and voice. We welcome submissions in poetry, short fiction, creative nonfiction, hybrid genre, book reviews, and visual art from persons of diverse cultures, nationalities, and religions.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Nov 1 - Mar 30
Web
No payment
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Formal, Graphic/Illustrated, Historical, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry
Gloom Cupboard

Gloom Cupboard is an online litzine that seeks work of high artistic merit and purpose--poetry that stirs the senses, fiction that engages the finer faculties, and non-fiction that provokes discussion and debate.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Flash Fiction
The Golden Key

Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm chose “The Golden Key” to end their collection of fairy tales as a reminder that there is always more to come, an endless reserve of stories still yet untold. In the same spirit, The Golden Key seeks to publish poetry and fiction that is open to the strange and marvelous possibilities of the world around us. Each issue explores one of the wonderful things one might find upon opening the iron chest. Each celebrates the curiosity and enchantment of the Grimms’ tale with work that is odd, surprising, and unafraid to venture down the unknown path.

Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes Oct 17 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Cash
Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Prose Poetry
Golden Walkman Magazine

GWM is a literary magazine in the form of a podcast aimed at giving the written word a voice. We like the immediate connection the listener can have with the art hearing it directly from the artist. Subscribe in iTunes or Stitcher to have issues downloaded automatically to your phone or computer.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Audio
No payment
Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Humor, Literary Fiction, Prose Poetry
Gone Lawn

Gone Lawn seeks innovative, nontraditional and/or daring works, both narrative and poetic, that walk the difficult landscapes and break up the safe ones, works which incite surprising and unexpected feelings and thoughts.

Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Audio
Video
No payment
Experimental, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Literary Fiction, Prose Poetry
Gravel Literary Journal

UAM MFA students solicit intriguing writing, art, book reviews, and photography from emerging and established authors.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Aug 1 - Apr 20
Web
Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Prose Poetry
The Gravity of the Thing

The Gravity of the Thing is an independent, online literary magazine dedicated to the publication of new and innovative writing. We publish work that is aware of its literary form, writing that defamiliarizes and takes us on a journey.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Formal, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Political, Prose Poetry, War
Grist: A Journal of the Literary Arts

Grist: A Journal of the Literary Arts seeks high quality submissions from both emerging and established writers. We publish craft essays and interviews as well as fiction, nonfiction, and poetry—and we want to see the best work you have to offer, regardless of form, style, or subject matter. We prefer writing that is accessible, and experimental work that shows an awareness of what is being subverted and why. We value fiction and poetry that is aware of the history that has come before it.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jun 15 - Sep 15
Web
Print
Cash
Autobiography/Memoir, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry, Translation
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