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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 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 Jan 1 - Dec 31
The Cossack Review

We publish outstanding new fiction, poetry, and essays, with an emphasis on writing that is rich and revealing. We especially look for smart pieces that uncover new truths and emotions.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Print
Contributor copies only
Cross-genre, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Prose Poetry, Translation
Cowboy Poetry Press

Cowboys and cowgirls, heifers, madams, rustlers, train robbers, drifters, grifters, and thieves: Dust off those boots and get out of the out house and back to the rustic life—because we want all western-related material published or unpublished on fellow like e-zines (no personal blogs or site work accepted; you must remove it before submitting, and please give us credit as first-time publisher when you do post on personal sites).

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Print
Contributor copies only
Humor
Crab Creek Review

Celebrating over twenty-five years of publishing, Crab Creek Review is dedicated to introducing you to the best writing from the Pacific Northwest and beyond. We publish both national and international writers in the genres of poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction. Crab Creek Review is a perfect-bound print literary journal publishing established poets and writers as well as emerging writers.  

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Oct 5 - Dec 15
Print
Contributor copies only
Crack the Spine

Crack the Spine loves the written word. Some might say we're in love with the written word. But that's just a silly rumor. We seek to publish diverse and sharp literary works, including flash fiction, micro-fiction, poetry, short stories, personal essays, and book reviews. We don't care if it's four words or four thousand words, if it's charged with artistry, we want to publish it. Given the choice, we will always select madness over method.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Print
No payment
Experimental, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry
CRATE

CRATE is the literary magazine of the University of California, Riverside’s MFA program. CRATE recently made the switch from print to digital, and now seeks work by emerging and established writers for publication in our monthly online journal. CRATE accepts fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, and short dramatic works.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
No payment
Autobiography/Memoir, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry
Crazyhorse

Crazyhorse has been publishing the best established & emerging writers for over 50 years. We accept general submissions from Sept. 1 to May 31. For guidelines, visit our website. From Jan. 1 to Jan. 31, we hold the Crazyhorse Prizes. Make your entry online. The winning story, poem, & essay receive $2K & publication. From July 1 to July 31, we accept entries for Crazyshorts! our annual short-short fiction contest. Submit 1-3 short shorts of up to 500 words each online. Winner receives $1K & publication. 3 runners-up will be announced.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Sep 1 - May 31
Print
Cash
Cross-genre, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry, Translation
Creative Nonfiction

Creative Nonfiction draws heavily from unsolicited submissions. Our editors believe that providing a platform for emerging writers and helping them find readers is an essential role of literary magazines, and it’s been our privilege to work with many fine writers early in their careers. A typical issue of CNF contains at least one essay by a previously unpublished writer. We’re open to all types of creative nonfiction, from immersion reportage to personal essay to memoir.

Creative Nonfiction Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
E-publication
Print
Cash
Autobiography/Memoir, Experimental, Graphic/Illustrated, Healing/Health, Historical, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Love, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Pop Culture, War
The Cupboard

We publish works of prose and prose collections between 5,000 and 10,000 words.

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes
Print
Cash
CURA: A Literary Magazine of Art and Action

CURA: A Literary Magazine of Art and Action is a multi-media initiative based at Fordham University committed to integrating the arts and social justice. Featuring creative writing, visual art, new media and video, we seek to enable an artistic process that is rigorously engaged with the world at the present moment.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Oct 1 - Mar 31
Web
E-publication
Print
Contributor copies only
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry, Translation
Curbside Quotidian

Curbside Quotidian is a haven for the thoughts and ruminations of our fellow artists, writers and creatives of all backgrounds, who seek thoughtful and innovative outlooks on quotidian people, places and things. Read: we like oddities, off-beat, pretty ugly and the like.

Poetry, Creative Nonfiction, Fiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Prose Poetry
Curbside Splendor Publishing

We publish literary fiction and poetry based in contemporary urban (and sometimes sub-urban) settings. We have a free monthly e-zine, and a semi-annual print journal. We accept submissions for both year-round. We also publish books in print and digitally.  Our goal is to support the independent publishing process and to promote urban-themed writing.

Poetry, Creative Nonfiction, Fiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Print
Contributor copies only
Literary Fiction
CutBank

We publish two issues a year of compelling poetry, fiction, and literary nonfiction by established writers and new voices alike. We're global in scope, but with a regional bias.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Oct 1 - Feb 15
Web
Print
Contributor copies only
Damazine - Literary Journal of the Muslim World

Damazine is an online literary journal publishing fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. We focus on authors based in or with ties to the Muslim world in the largest sense. At the same time, we strive to present a rainbow of themes and writing styles. Our biggest criterion is quality. We are looking for powerful, well-crafted pieces that throb with meaning.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Cash
Autobiography/Memoir, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Religious/Spiritual
damselfly press

damselfly press seeks to promote exceptional writing by women. We welcome work from female writers of all experiences. We accept fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. We are interested in work that is honest and explores human nature. We think there is truth even in fiction.

Poetry, Creative Nonfiction, Fiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
Danse Macabre - An Online Literary Magazine

We present a monthly buffet of writers from across the literary spectrum. Our contributors hail from around the world; we also showcase kunst und kunstler whose neglected works suffer the temperamental vicissitudes of the literatti from beyond the grave. Our mission is to further expand the imaginative landscape of the literary web. Our central criterion is the overall creative effort deployed to transcend prevailing orthodoxies. The narrative contours of magical realism, world poetry, and Mitteleuropean kunst und kultur are especially appreciated.

Poetry, Creative Nonfiction, Fiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
E-publication
No payment
Experimental
Dappled Things

Dappled Things is a Catholic literary magazine, and this raises the question of what Catholic literature is in the first place. Rather than give you a pat answer, we invite you as a contributor to help us explore that question. We especially value work that creatively engages Christianity’s rich tradition in art, thought, and practice, that is unflinchingly honest, that innovates in the light of tradition, and, in the words of J.F. Powers, has “one foot in this world and one in the next.”

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Print
Contributor copies only
DASH Literary Journal

First published in 2008, DASH publishes poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, micro literary criticism, hybrid texts, and artwork by authors and artists of all levels of experience, from first-time submitters through well-published creators. While the works themselves cover a diverse range of topics, themes, and styles, successful DASH submissions are brief, concentrated expressions of creativity, with an emphasis on brevity.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Mar 1
Print
Contributor copies only
Dead Flowers: A Poetry Rag

Bohemian Pupil Press' Poetry Rag takes its name from the Rolling Stones’ song on the 1971 album Sticky Fingers. This song is emblamatic of a quintessential irreverance: it portrays a most elegant “Fuck You.” Please, do not interpret this as meaning that Dead Flowers is a platform for sex, drugs, and rock ‘n roll. Dead Flowers is an extension of Bohemian Pupil Press’ tagline and motive: “Publishing for the Clear-Sighted Imbiber.” Please visit our About This Rag page to discover more.

Poetry, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
december

Since 1958, december has been committed to distributing the work of emerging writers and artists and celebrating more seasoned voices through a semi-annual nonprofit literary magazine featuring fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and visual art.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes May 1 - Jul 1
Print
Contributor copies only
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Flash Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Translation
decomP

decomP (ISSN: 1947-0436) is an online literary magazine that is published monthly. We have existed since April 2004, and were originally called Decomposition Magazine. We publish prose, poetry, art, and solicited book reviews. Our e-mail address is decomp.magazine@gmail.com (no submissions to this address).

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Audio
Video
No payment
Autobiography/Memoir, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Humor, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Prose Poetry
Deep South Magazine

Deep South Magazine is committed to being a forum for Southern writers and showcasing Southern literature and accepts submissions of original fiction, nonfiction and poetry. The Deep South has a rich history in literature thanks to writers like Eudora Welty, Tennessee Williams and more recently Joshilyn Jackson and David Armand. We aim to help the next generation of Southern writers find their voice.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
No payment
Regional
Defunct

Our far-flung contributors have interpreted “defunctness” in their own often idiosyncratic ways and have brought back the dead, salvaged the past, revealed their obsessions as writers do. We’re looking for reviews of everything that has had its day: defunct technologies, theories, fads, foods, religions, civilizations, etiquette, customs, slang, assumptions, or even things we wish would become defunct. Imagine a review of the Aztecs. Or a review of the Dodo. Or a review of the Eight Track Player.

Creative Nonfiction Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
Autobiography/Memoir, Graphic/Illustrated, Historical, Humor, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Narrative Nonfiction, Political, Pop Culture, Regional
rip-sun1.gifDel Sol Review

Del Sol Review seeks to publish unsolicited work in the categories of poetry, prose poetry, creative non-fiction, short stories, and flash fiction. All forms and styles are considered. Please note that editors prefer fiction and cnf containing unique and interesting subject matter.

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