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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
Clockwise Cat

Clockwise Cat is a progressive literary webzine that features verse, reviews, and invective (satire/polemics). Clockwise Cat prefers to receive poems that are in some way akin to the Symbolist, Dadaist, Surrealist, Beat, spoken word, and experimental genres. However, we will regard all well-crafted submissions that brashly flout conventions.

Poetry, Creative Nonfiction
Yes No Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Political, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, War
Clover, A Literary Rag

Clover comes from the Independent Writers' Studio--our purpose is to engage, express, and share fresh points of view in an iconic format.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Print
Contributor copies only
Cobalt Review

Cobalt is a quarterly literary magazine published online. We also publish an annual print issue, and will be rolling out an all-baseball issue in July 2013. Each issue will feature fiction, non-fiction and poetry of the highest caliber, as well as interviews with some of the most influential writers in the literary community. We seek to publish quality creative work and promote the literary arts, as well as those who celebrate them.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Print
Contributor copies only
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Formal, Graphic/Illustrated, Historical, Humor, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Love, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Political, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Serialized Fiction, War
The Coffin Factory

The Coffin Factory serves as a nexus between readers, writers, and the book publishing industry. Our mission is to provide great literature and art to people who love books, including those who do not usually read literary magazines. We believe that quality literature and art are essential for the existence of an intelligent society. In order to perpetuate an intellectually engaged culture, The Coffin Factory publishes phenomenal fiction, essays, and art three times a year.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Print
Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Formal, Graphic/Illustrated, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry, Regional, Translation
Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing)

Coldnoon: Travel Poetics, International Journal of Travel Writing (CTPIJTW) is a refereed, international and interdisciplinary online and print journal that publishes poetry, research papers and nonfiction on the subjects of travel, literary and human geography, psychogeography, and new perspectives on spatiality and travel. It was started online on September 23, 2011. Presently it is published four times a year online, and twice a year in print.

Poetry, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Print
Experimental
The Collagist

The Collagist is a monthly journal published the 15th of each month since August 2009. Each issue contains short fiction, poetry, essays, book reviews, and one or more excerpts from novels forthcoming from (mostly) independent presses.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Audio
No payment
Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction
Collision Literary Magazine

Founded in 2001, Collision Literary Magazine is a student-run publication that accepts poetry, creative non-fiction prose, literary criticism, art and photography by undergraduate students. Our goal is to represent a variety of young voices emerging from the contemporary body, as well as to extend the dialogue by providing constructive feedback to those writers we are unable to publish at the time. Additionally, the top three submissions in poetry and non-fiction prose are awarded cash prizes.

Poetry, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Sep 1 - Feb 1
Web
Print
Contributor copies only
Autobiography/Memoir, Experimental, Graphic/Illustrated, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Prose Poetry
Colorado Review

Colorado Review's only commitment is to the publication of serious poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. We do not publish genre fiction nor do we subscribe to a particular literary philosophy or school of poetry or fiction. We are determinedly eclectic and intend to stay that way. Note that we read nonfiction year-round.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Aug 1 - Apr 30
E-publication
Print
Cash
Autobiography/Memoir, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction
Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art

Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art is an annual publication that features the very best in poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and art. We were founded in 1977 and continue to be one of the few national literary journals entirely edited, designed, and produced by students. You’ll find that our minds are open, our interests diverse.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Sep 1 - May 1
Print
Contributor copies only
The Columbia Review

The Columbia Review is the oldest collegiate literary magazine in the country. Since its inception, it has published eight Pulitzer Prize winners, and a winner of the Nobel Prize. The Review publishes twice a year and is available for free on Columbia's campus and on the magazine’s website. Unlike other campus magazines, The Columbia Review does not specialize in the work of any particular gender, ethnic group, or university division. We accept and publish submissions from writers and artists not affiliated with Columbia University.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Sep 2 - Apr 15
Web
Print
Common Ground Review

We look for poems with strong imagery and interesting ideas that unfold or explode or explore new and unexpected places in 61 lines or less. We like publishing new poets or new work from more established poets. Please note: though we don't charge a reading fee for regular submissions, we do have a contest entry fee for the Spring/Summer Poetry contest.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Print
Contributor copies only
The Commonline Journal

The Commonline Journal publishes accessible literature, critisism and art apropos the common line. Originally titled the "The Commonline Project," The Commonline Journal was developed in 2007 as an exploratory personal journal. Our central project is to approach the problems of the commons through expository writing, describe and produce catastrophe-- a trap set in hope that some reality might stumble into it.

Poetry, Creative Nonfiction, Fiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
The Common

The Common is a print and digital literary journal published biannually, in the fall and spring. Inspired by the role of the town common, a public gathering place for the display and exchange of ideas, The Common seeks to deepen our individual and collective sense of place through bold, engaging literature and art. Issues of The Common include short stories, essays, poems, and images that embody a strong sense of place.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Sep 1 - Dec 1
Web
E-publication
Print
Audio
Video
Cash
Formal, Graphic/Illustrated, Historical, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Prose Poetry, Regional, Translation
Communion

Communion is not affiliated with any literary school or movement. We simply publish what moves us. Emotionally. Intellectually. While the magazine is not thematic as such, we lean toward work that in some way reflects the concept of communion – with others, self, the world at large etc.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Autobiography/Memoir, Flash Fiction, Prose Poetry
Concho River Review

Begun in 1986 by novelist and short-story writer Dr. Terry Dalrymple, Concho River Review has national reach but regional focus, with most authors hailing from or writing about Texas, the Southwest, and the broader South. CRR prides itself on publishing some of the the region’s finest short fiction, non-fiction and poetry, submitted by both emerging and established authors.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Print
Contributor copies only
concīs

concīs is an online and e-pub journal devoted to brevity: the succinct, pithy, condensed, laconic, crisp, compressed and compendious. It’s simple in approach and simple in design…but not simple-minded. Genre—if you believe in such labels—is unimportant: poems, prose poems, flash fictions, micro-essays, reviews in miniature, sudden fictions, haiku, tanka, American Sentences, insights, epigrams, the unclassifiable…they’re all good.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Cash
Flash Fiction, Micro-poetry, Prose Poetry
Conclave: A Journal of Character

Conclave is an annual print journal that focuses on character-driven writing in short stories, flash fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and prose poems; we also print black and white photographs, and excerpts from plays: monologues, scenes, single acts, or one-act plays.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Apr 1 - Jul 1
Confrontation

Literary material of high quality in various forms and genres. We are eclectic.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
No Yes Aug 16 - Apr 15
Web
Print
Cash
Conjunctions

Conjunctions publishes innovative contemporary fiction, poetry, drama, art, and essays by established and emerging writers in America and abroad, providing a forum for the now over 1000 contributors whose work challenges accepted forms and modes of expression and experiments with language and thought. Read dangerously!

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
No No Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Print
Cash
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry
Contraposition Magazine

Contraposition seeks to depart from the traditional elitism of the literary world. We would like to recognize the inherent value of all creativity, not just that which is established or follows a particular norm. We act as a platform for new and experienced creators alike, and enjoy finding gems from all walks of life. Our current body of publication can be viewed at Contrapositionmagazine.com And our previous printed editions can be viewed at http://www.lulu.com/shop/search.ep?keyWords=contraposition&categoryId=10...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Print
Audio
Video
No payment
Contrapuntos

Digitus Independent Publishers specializes in Spanish, Portuguese, and English short story publications. We house the literary magazine Contrapuntos: A Live Anthology. Our guest editors put together annually the issue adding some of the best contemporary writers living in the US. Contrapuntos is a place where language is not the limit.

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
E-publication
No payment
Experimental, Flash Fiction, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Translation
Contrary

Contrary is a quarterly literary journal that publishes commentary, fiction, and poetry and especially specimens that defy those categories. Founded at the University of Chicago in 2003, it operates independently on the South Side of Chicago and publishes writers from throughout the world.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Cash
Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Prose Poetry
Copper Nickel

Copper Nickel aspires toward diversity and eclecticism, printing work that appeals to us regardless of aesthetic affiliation—and we’re particularly (though by no means exclusively) interested in work that considers sociohiostorical context. We also feature two to four translation folios in each issue, such that work from other national literatures enters into conversation with that of our own.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Aug 1 - May 1
Print
Contributor copies only
Translation
The Corner Club Press

Where Poetry and Fiction Converge

Poetry, Creative Nonfiction, Fiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
E-publication
No payment
Flash Fiction
The Cortland Review

The Cortland Review is an online magazine publishing both established and emerging writers from the print and online worlds. Using audio paired with text to complete the link between reader and writer, TCR provides regular and feature issues with poems and short fiction selected by staff as well as illustrious guest editors.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes No Oct 1 - Jun 30
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