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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
Hanging Loose

Hanging Loose is celebrating 50 years of publishing new writers and older writers whose work deserves a larger audience. The first issue of Hanging Loose Magazine was published in 1966, and in 1968 it introduced a regular section devoted to work by talented high school writers.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
No No Jan 1 - Dec 31
Print
Cash
Autobiography/Memoir
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 six 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
Hippocampus Magazine

Hippocampus Magazine is an exclusively online publication set out to entertain, educate and engage writers and readers of creative nonfiction. Each monthly issue features memoir excerpts, essays, flash CNF, reviews, interviews and craft articles. We publish a special theme issue each July (theme announced each January), and each year we host a creative nonfiction contest, The Remember in November Contest for Creative Nonfiction.  

Creative Nonfiction Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
Autobiography/Memoir, Narrative Nonfiction
HOOT

HOOT is a magazine on postcards. We publish stand-alone, pieces of writing under 150 words, with art to match. The idea is that current, quality literature should be shareable, accessible, and that there is no reason why you can't read an excellent piece of literature in one sitting.

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

Our endeavor is to bring to you the best writings of writers from across India and the world over. We have a good online presence the past few years and look to make

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Audio
Video
No payment
Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Formal, Graphic/Illustrated, Historical, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Literary Fiction, Love, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Regional, 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 journal,IVJ publishes an eclectic mix of quality 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
Autobiography/Memoir, Flash Fiction, Humor, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Prose Poetry, Regional, Religious/Spiritual
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
James Dickey Review

Formerly the James Dickey Newsletter, the James Dickey Review is published twice yearly and is catalogued in the Library of Congress. The journal invites submissions of poetry, creative nonfiction (including Dickey reminiscences), scholarly articles, interviews, and book reviews. Of particular interest is work pertaining to the South and Appalachia. It need not be about the writer James Dickey.

Poetry, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Print
Contributor copies only
Autobiography/Memoir, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, War
JONAHmagazine

JONAHmagazine is comprised of stories. Stories of journeys, in space, in time, in the heart, or in the mind. Beginnings, endings, triumphs and frustrations, odysseys of the spirit. Poetry, prose, true stories, memoir. Tales humorous or not. Fish stories, big fish stories. Lies. Stories that come from the soul, or that steal it. Stories that derive from the sky or the deep blue sea, or from nothing and nowhere.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
E-publication
No payment
Autobiography/Memoir, Humor, Translation
Kindred

We lean towards strong narrative, humor, exquisite language, a balance of the stunning and the raw, revelation, delicacy, depth, possibility, larger than life characters, unique settings, seeing into the life of things, the full and the empty, the deep power of joy, witty banter, and the triumph of kindness.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Print
Contributor copies only
Autobiography/Memoir, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry
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
Lalitamba

Lalitamba is a contemporary journal of international writings for liberation. From page to page, you’ll find the writings of saints, wanderers, prison inmates, and award-winning novelists. These are the mystics of our time. They challenge us to live and to love without hesitation. Lalitamba was inspired by a pilgrimage through India. In early 2004, we traveled from village to village, seeking to alleviate the suffering of poverty, illness, and plain loss of hope. The name Lalitamba comes from a devotional song. It means Divine Mother.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
No Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Print
Contributor copies only
Autobiography/Memoir, Experimental, Literary Fiction, Translation
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
Cash
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 Letters Page

The Letters Page literary journal is published by the University of Nottingham School of English, and edited by writer in residence, Professor Jon McGregor. We’re interested in exploring what letter writing means to people - and has meant since writing was invented - in their literary cultures and their personal lives. We’ll be publishing essays, memoir, fiction, travelogue, reportage, poetry, criticism, interviews… any creative form of writing, so long as it comes to us framed as a letter.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
No No Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Print
Cash
Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Formal, Graphic/Illustrated, Healing/Health, Historical, Humor, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Love, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Political, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Regional, Religious/Spiritual, Serialized Fiction, Translation, War
Limestone: Art. Prose. Poetry.

Limestone, a literary journal housed at the University of Kentucky, publishes original art, poetry, and prose from established and emerging writers.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Humor, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry
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