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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
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
Grist: The Journal for Writers

A resource for the discussion and demonstration of the writer's craft, Grist: The Journal for Writers 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
Contributor copies only
Autobiography/Memoir, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry, Translation
Gulf Stream Magazine

Gulf Stream Magazine, started in 1989, is a national literary magazine published by The Creative Writing Program at Florida International University. It is a bi-annual online journal dedicated to publishing great fiction, nonfiction, poetry and visual art. We also publish first-book reviews and interviews.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Sep 1 - Mar 1
Web
Audio
Video
No payment
Autobiography/Memoir, Flash Fiction, Micro-poetry
Headmaster

Headmaster, the biannual art magazine for man-lovers, is published twice a year in an edition of 1,000. All work in Headmaster is assigned by the editors. While primarily a visual magazine, each issue of Headmaster features the work of 1-3 fiction and non-fiction writers. Headmaster publishes roughly five text-based pieces per year. Work published in the first four issues of Headmaster include erotica, film criticism, travel writing, literary fiction and memoir. The editors of Headmaster are open to other forms of writing as well, although poetry isn't really our thing. Sorry, poets.

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Print
Cash
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Erotica, Experimental, Flash Fiction, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction
Here Comes Everyone

Here Comes Everyone (HCE) is a bi-monthly literary magazine of poetry, fiction, articles and artwork based around topical and interesting issues that is open and accessible to everyone, from readers to contributors. HCE is published by Silhouette Press, a not-for-profit publishing social enterprise which aims to create a network of artists, writers and technologists to create new and innovative content, as well as carry out community creative writing projects, with HCE as a platform for their work. - See more at: www.herecomeseveryone.me

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Print
Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Literary Fiction, Prose Poetry
HOOT

HOOT is a magazine on postcards! We publish stand-alone, zestful nuggets of fewer than 150 words, with art to match. The idea is that current, quality literature can be shareable and accessible.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Print
Audio
Cash
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Formal, Graphic/Illustrated, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry, Translation
Indiana Voice Journal

Indiana Voice Journal exists to promote the unheard voices of new writers alongside the more familiar voices of experienced authors. As a monthly online literary journal,IVJ considers fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, essays, visual art, and interviews. Always looking for regional stories and writers with an Indiana connection. Open to all writers. We believe that "good art" comes forth from the spirit to reveal,to comfort,to heal,to bring joy,to surprise!

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
Flash Fiction, Humor, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry, Regional, Religious/Spiritual
InDigest Magazine

InDigest is an online literary magazine focused on creating a dialogue about and between the arts. Founded in 2007 by Dustin Luke Nelson and David Luke Doody the online 'zine has grown into a small press printing collections of poetry and fiction, as well as a reading series in New York city.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Print
Audio
Video
Contributor copies only
Experimental, Flash Fiction, Formal, Graphic/Illustrated, Humor, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Political, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Regional, Serialized Fiction, War
Ink Well Magazine

Ink Well is a collaborative online showcase for emerging talent in art, creative writing, and photography organized around a central theme. We publish on a rolling basis, six volumes a year.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes
Web
No payment
Autobiography/Memoir, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Humor, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Prose Poetry, Regional
Instigatorzine

Instigatorzine is a quarterly, literature and art magazine reinforcing a platform for writers and artists who have none. Founded in 2010 by Keith Chiappone and Narciso Espiritu Jr., and based in Bayonne and Jersey City, NJ, Instigatorzine features some of the top artists and writers in each discipline and receives submissions from all over the world and then some. Instigatorzine is also one of few magazines that creates illustrations for submitted literature.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Print
Contributor copies only
Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Historical, Humor, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Love, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Political, Prose Poetry, Religious/Spiritual, Serialized Fiction, War
Irish Pages

Irish Pages is a biannual journal, edited in Belfast and publishing, in equal measure, writing from Ireland and overseas. Its policy is to publish poetry, short fiction, essays, creative nonfiction, memoir, essay reviews, nature-writing, translated work, literary journalism, and other autobiographical, historical, religious and scientific writing of literary distinction.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
No No Jan 1 - Dec 31
Print
Contributor copies only
Autobiography/Memoir, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Prose Poetry
Jersey Devil Press

Jersey Devil Press is an online lit journal, born on the toll roads and raised in the diners of the great Garden State.

Fiction Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
No payment
Cross-genre, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Humor, Pop Culture
Jet Fuel Review

Jet Fuel Review is a student-run literary magazine geared towards publishing a diverse array of writing voices and styles. The Jet Fuel Review is, above all, looking for quality in writing. Take care in sending us what you think is the best of your work, whether it be in poetry, fiction, nonfiction, or artwork. Please refer to the submission guidelines page for more information on length of submissions and more.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Aug 1 - Oct 15
Web
Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry
Journal of Compressed Creative Arts

Matter Press is a community-based, non-profit 501(c)(3) literary press that publishes an online literary journal (The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts), manages an annual short fiction and poetry chapbook contest, and supports a regular reading series. Matter Press offers internships to graduate MFA and Publishing students as submission readers, literary editors, and publication designers. Matter Press focuses on supporting emerging and established authors working with condensed forms of fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, and visual arts.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Apr 15 - Aug 30
Web
Cash
Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Prose Poetry
Kansas City Voices

We publish an annual eclectic mix of fiction, essays, interviews, articles, poetry, and art from around the world. We seek exceptional written and visual creations from established and emerging voices.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Dec 15 - Mar 15
E-publication
Print
Cash
Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Humor, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry
Keyhole

We publish what we like. There are no guidelines. Shorter things are preferable, but it’s not a requirement.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Print
No payment
Commercial Fiction, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Humor, Literary Fiction, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry
Knockout Literary Magazine

We love the hell out of poetry. All different types. From pantoums to prose poems. We also publish about a 50/50 mix of GLBT and straight writers.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Print
Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Formal, Graphic/Illustrated, Humor, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry, Translation, War
Kweli Journal

Kweli celebrates cultural kinships and the role of the literary imagination. In our shared space, you will come to know the lived experience of people of color. Our memories are wrapped inside the music of the Muscogee, the blues songs of the South, the clipped patois of the Caribbean. In English and Spanish, Zulu and Tagalog, a useful past is lying down next to an ailing present. Listen. Grow. Lift. Kweli Journal is a quarterly literary publication.  We seek high quality literary work that is beautiful, sustaining, and profound.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Sep 1 - Mar 1
E-publication
Cash
Autobiography/Memoir, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry
The Lascaux Review

The Lascaux Review provides a showcase for emerging and established writers and artists. The Review conducts annual contests in flash fiction, short fiction, and poetry.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Humor, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Political, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Translation
The Literary Bohemian

Featuring top-notch travel-inspired poetry, postcard prose and travelogue, we make timely connections to Elsewhere. Also on offer: worldwide writer-friendly accommodations and links. Our writers have been featured in Best of the Web, and American Life in Poetry.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Formal, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Prose Poetry, Regional
Literary Juice

Literary Juice is dedicated to publishing both established and budding writers. We are open to all genres of fiction (fantasy, romance, mystery, &c); however, we do not publish content pornographic in nature.

Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
Experimental, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction
Lowestoft Chronicle

Lowestoft Chronicle is an online literary magazine published quarterly, accepting fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. Preference is given to humorous submissions with an emphasis on travel. An anthology of the best work is published annually.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Print
No payment
Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Flash Fiction, Humor, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry
The MacGuffin

The MacGuffin is an international publication based out of Schoolcraft College in Livonia, MI. Published three times a year, we strive to usher in the best poetry, fiction, and artwork that we receive to the literary community.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Print
Contributor copies only
Commercial Fiction, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Pop Culture, Translation
MadHat Lit

We’re particularly interested in risky, thematically broad (i.e., saying something about the world and its creatures), psychologically and philosophically sophisticated works. Humor, satire, irony, magical realism and surrealism are welcome. We look for originality, surprise, intellectual and emotional strength, lyricism and rhythm. We love writers who stretch their imaginations to the limits and challenge conventional notions of reality and style; we care little for categories. We also adore collaborative ventures, between/among writers, visual artists, and composers.

Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Prose Poetry
The Meadowland Review

The Meadowland Review is an online literary journal comprised of a small group of writers and editors who share a commitment to providing a public space for thoughtful and original material. We welcome and encourage both emerging and established writers of short fiction and poetry.

Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes Apr 1 - Jun 1
Web
E-publication
No payment
Flash Fiction
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