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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
Five Points

We seek work that's original, imaginative, and informed by craft. Generally prose pieces usually run no longer than 7,500 words, and we invite poetry in both closed and open forms.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes No Sep 1 - Dec 1
Five [Quarterly]

Founded in 2012, Five Quarterly is an online literary project that invites readers of all kinds to participate in our editorial process and offers writers a place where they can feel cool with and excited about submitting their most personal work. Each quarter, five new guest editors of varying backgrounds ultimately select five poems and five fiction pieces for online publication, a model we really hope will help to introduce fresh perspectives, diversify the face of publishing, and encourage an expanding literary community.

Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
The Five-Two

Each Monday, The Five-Two website debuts the text and audio/video of a poem on the subject of crime, which is open to poets' interpretation. Annual ebooks reprint each year's worth of poems (52).

Poetry Yes No Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Audio
Video
Contributor copies only
Five2One Magazine

The more unique the better. We like weird poems and stories. We like strange, odd, bizarre, even leaning towards psychotic. We are dedicated to those with creative minds and prefer that those who write about the dark things submit to us.

Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Print
Fjords Review

Fjords publishes a number of styles, approaches, and voices.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Print
Audio
Video
Contributor copies only
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Formal, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry, Translation
The Flea

The intent of THE FLEA broadsheets is to serve the Soveraigne Muse, by publishing first-rate poems which accord with Her Ideal of poetic Delight, in an occasional Broadsheet, using cutting-edge Seventeenth Century Technology, & state-of-the-art Alchemy. THE FLEA is friendly to strong poems in Formal Verse, including poetry which might not, for sundry reasons, fit the Style and Orthodoxy of some prevailing Schools and Sects; poems which deploy difficult & bizarre Conceits, or (it may be) use abstruse language not found in every common inn or marketplace.

Poetry Yes Yes
Floodwall Magazine
Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction
Florida English

Aboard a boat in the middle of Lake Monroe in Sanford, Florida, the three who would become the associate editors discussed the idea of a journal that would showcase work from all over the country, but that would be selected by an editorial board of distinguished scholars from the state of Florida. Our board is comprised of professors from every post-secondary educational level and from different regions in Florida and is charged to evaluate each submission for literary greatness.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes No Jan 1 - Apr 30
Print
Contributor copies only
Flycatcher

Through writing and visual art, Flycatcher strives to explore what it means—or what it might mean—to be native to this earth and its particular places. To that end, we are interested in work that engages the themes of empathy, ecology, and belonging, or that struggles with a lack of the same.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
The Flying House Anthology

Flying House aims to discover, advocate, and elevate fine artists and writers by hand-picking twelve participants annually, from a pool of applicants, and inspiring them to create a brand new body of work for a public gallery event and reading. Participants learn to think widely about art’s relationship to literature, they learn to connect with new aesthetics, and they learn to present their work professionally while making good connections to further their artistic goals.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Mar 18
Print
Contributor copies only
Cross-genre, Experimental, Graphic/Illustrated, Humor, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry
Flyway Journal of Writing & Environment

Based out of Iowa State University, Flyway: Journal of Writing and Environment is an online journal publishing poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and visual art that explores the many complicated facets of the word environment – at once rural, urban, and suburban – and its social and political implications. We are open to all interpretations of "environment.” Flyway publishes on a rolling schedule.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Sep 1 - May 1
Web
No payment
Nature/Environmental
Folio

Folio is a journal of poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction. We look for work that ignites and endures, is artful and natural, daring and elegant.

Poetry, Fiction
No Yes Aug 15 - Mar 1
Folly

Folly is an online publication featuring aesthetics, art, and poetry. We attempt to highlight the uniqueness and strengths of each artist, set of ideas, and organization presented.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Forge

Without restricting ourselves to a particular genre, media, or theme, we aim to publish interesting, quality works, and every issue has a unique flavour. Each of our two General Editors takes ownership of at least one issue per year, acting as the chief editor (or Uber-editor) for a particular issue, and leaves one issue per year open for a Guest Editor to act as Uber-editor.  This is just one more way in which Forge celebrates the diversity of contributors while exercising our own unique style, issue by issue.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Print
No payment
Graphic/Illustrated, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry, Serialized Fiction
Former People: A Journal of Bangs and Whimpers

We aim to be pluralists in our exploration of things neo-modern. This is not a movement nor is it a pretense to a clear aesthetic criteria as much as a zeitgeist and a de-personalization of the arts. We are like the orphaned children of deposed nobility, walking in the aftermath of their advances and retreats; their hundred visions and revisions.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Audio
No payment
ForPoetry.com

ForPoetry is rated code II in Poet's Market: This means that we are not open to beginners' submissions. Poets interested in submitting to ForPoetry should be familiar with literary journals and magazines. Due to the large number of submissions, please do not send more than two poems. ForPoetry is now a proud sponsor of www.EnvironmentalPress.com

Poetry, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Sep 1 - May 1
Web
E-publication
No payment
Nature/Environmental
Found Poetry Review

The Found Poetry Review celebrates the poetry in the existing and the everyday. The journal is exclusively dedicated to found poetry such as blackouts, erasures, cut-ups and other forms.

Poetry Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Print
Contributor copies only
Experimental
Foundling_Review_Nov09.jpgFoundling Review

What makes Foundling Review different? Nothing much. We hold PhD and Masters degrees in areas that are totally unrelated to fine arts. But we love reading, writing, and have an overwhelming passion for the well-crafted word.

Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
4and20_Avatar_360.pngFour and Twenty

Four and Twenty is an online poetry journal that publishes the shortest of short form poetry.The guidelines are simple. All poems must be four lines or fewer in length and contain no more than twenty words (hence, Four and Twenty). All submissions are judged on the author’s ability to create a vivid picture, evoke an emotional response, and use creative wordplay. There is no set theme for the journal. A new issue of the journal is released the third Tuesday of each month.

Poetry Yes No Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Four Chambers

Four Chambers is an independent community literary magazine based in Phoenix, AZ. We don't have an aesthetic. We don't know what we like. We like so many things. We're publishing contemporary literature. We don't know what that means. Isn't everything contemporary literature? That means so many things. We just love writing. We love reading. Our lives would be less meaningful without them. We wouldn't know anybody. We wouldn't do anything. We're a heart: something organic, centralized, & part of a larger body; that connects, supports, & circulates life. We're publishing work to build community.

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

Four Way Review accepts poetry and fiction from both established and emerging authors. We accept unsolicited submissions year-round through our submissions manager. We look for work that demonstrates fine attention to craft while retaining a powerful and compelling voice.

Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
Fourteen Hills: The SFSU Review

We look for the best quality manuscripts.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Sep 1 - Jun 1
Print
Contributor copies only
Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction
The Fourth River

The Fourth River is the literary journal of Chatham University’s MFA Program, printed annually. We welcome submissions of creative writing that explore the relationship between humans and their environments, both natural and built, urban, rural or wild. We are looking for writing that is richly situated at the confluence of place, space and identity--or that reflects upon or makes use of landscape and place in new ways.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Aug 15 - Dec 1
Contributor copies only
The Fox Chase Review

Our vision is to provide poets/ writers with a showcase for their work. The Review is published on line in order to provide a broad audience for the poets we publish. The Review is published three times a year. Submissions to the review are by invitation only. Queries welcome. Occasional book reviews, interviews, poetry news and our reading events are published at The Fox Chase Reading Series blog. http://foxchasereview.wordpress.com

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes No Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
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
Free Verse: A Journal of Contemporary Poetry & Poetics

Free Verse is a bi-annual electronic journal that focuses on publishing the finest free verse being written today. Free Verse is looking for eclectic, sophisticated, accomplished poetry possessed by a sense of poetic intelligence and power. Free Verse is especially interested in non-narrative lyrics--but we will also consider narrative poems. Translations are welcome.

Poetry Yes Yes Sep 1 - Apr 1
Web
No payment
Frogpond: Journal of the Haiku Society of America

We seek to publish the best haiku and related forms in the English language as well as the most insightful articles and reviews. Our purpose is to remain the haiku journal with the largest circulation outside Japan. It is listed in the MLA International Bibliography and Humanities International Complete.

Poetry Yes No Feb 15 - Apr 15
Web
Print
No payment
From Sac

We publish writers that reside in Northern California. 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 - Dec 31
E-publication
Print
Contributor copies only
From the Depths

Our goal is to bring to our readers engaging works in the forms of poetry, prose poetry, creative nonfiction, and short fiction. For our contributors, we focus on the presentation and promotion of each accepted work, and we strive to form lasting bonds with our writers. We are interested in stories that entertain us, stories that captivate us, but most of all, stories that haunt us.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - May 31
Web
E-publication
Print
No payment
Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Formal, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Prose Poetry
Front Range Review

We publish fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction from established and emerging writers. In our pages, work by Best American and Guggenheim Award winning authors has appeared alongside pieces from writers earning their first publication credit.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
No Yes Aug 15 - Dec 1
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
Fuselit

Fuselit is a UK-based multi-format magazine which publishes poetry, prose, artwork and sounds (and other format - try us!) responding to each issue's keyword. We like quirky, experimental and outright strange work, as long as it's new.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes No Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Print
Audio
Contributor copies only
FEM_1_thumbnail.jpgFuture Earth Magazine

FEM has always prided itself in accepting the widest range of entertainment mediums and genres one can bring together in PDF form. Poetry, painting, fiction, memoir, lineart, screenplays and stageplays, photography and photo documentation of sculptures, jewelry, costuming, weaving, happenings, and anything else that happens to attract us, is welcome in the pages of Future Earth Magazine.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes
E-publication
No payment
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, Creative Nonfiction, Fiction
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
Gargoyle Magazine

Gargoyle Magazine has always been a scallywag magazine, a maverick magazine, a bit too academic for the underground and way too underground for the academics. We are a writer's magazine in that we are read by other writers and have never worried about reaching the masses.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Feb 1 - Feb 15
E-publication
Print
Audio
Contributor copies only
Geist

Geist is a magazine of ideas and culture made in Canada with a strong literary focus and a sense of humour. The Geist tone is intelligent, plain-talking, inclusive and offbeat. Each issue represents a convergence of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, photography, art, reviews, little-known facts of interest, cartography, and the legendary Geist crossword puzzle.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Print
Cash
Georgetown Review

There are no particular guidelines on style, content, or form. We're simply looking for quality work.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
No Yes Sep 1 - Dec 31
Print
Contributor copies only
The Georgia Review

THE GEORGIA REVIEW seeks memorable and distinctive poems, short stories, and essays, whether from Pulitzer Prize winners or previously unpublished writers. Thesis-oriented interdisciplinary essays are especially welcome. Occasional special features on topics or individual writers.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes No Aug 15 - May 15
E-publication
Print
Cash
Cross-genre
Gertrude

Gertrude is the biannual arts and literary publication of Gertrude Press, a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization showcasing and developing the creative talents of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer-identified, and allied individuals. 

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Print
Video
Contributor copies only
Cross-genre, LGBT
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
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, Serialized Fiction, Translation
Ghost Ocean Magazine

Ghost Ocean Magazine is an online literary magazine publishing short prose, fiction under 3,000 words, and poetry, with occasional interviews and reviews. Our editors have varied tastes, but tend to lean toward energetic and skillful writing that shows command of voice, tension, and language. We like non-boring writing that beckons to be read.

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 with a magical element. We lean toward the literary but are open to anything well written. Please read an issue before submitting. Our visual art is generally solicited but please feel free to query us.

Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Prose Poetry
Ginosko Literary Journal

literary innovation & concepts

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
No payment
Autobiography/Memoir, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Prose Poetry
Glass: A Journal of Poetry

We are not bound by any specific aesthetic; our only mission is to present high quality writing. We like poems that show a careful understanding of language, sound, passion and creativity and poems that surprise us.

Poetry Yes Yes
Web
No payment
Glasschord Magazine

Glasschord Magazine was founded by a community of emerging artists as an open forum for creative expression. Each bi-monthly issue explores a single theme from a variety of contemporary perspectives. The project invites open participation, whether as a contributor or viewer.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
Cross-genre
Glassworks Magazine

A magazine of literature, art, and new media.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Aug 1 - Jan 1
Web
E-publication
Print
Audio
Video
No payment
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
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