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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
Pour Vida Zine

Pour Vida was established in the fall of 2013 by writers and friends, Adam and Danny, during their time in grad school, as a platform to foster a writerly community. The intention with Pour Vida zine is to help foster writers' experiences of publishing and the process of submitting and workshopping. This zine is about helping writers polish and be proud of their voices so please, don't think about it too much. Just submit!

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Healing/Health, Historical, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Love, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Regional, Religious/Spiritual, Serialized Fiction
Prick of the Spindle

Prick of the Spindle is a literary journal that is open to forms in both traditional and experimental modes, with a special bent toward fresh and innovative voices using language in unique ways.

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

PRISM international is a quarterly magazine whose mandate is to publish the best in contemporary writing and translation from Canada and around the world. Writing from PRISM has been featured in Best American Stories, Best American Essays and The Journey Prize Stories, amongst other noted publications. Though best known for its fiction and poetry, PRISM does not neglect the other literary arts. Creative non-fiction, drama and translation are regular features.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Print
Cash
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry, Translation
Prodigal

We curate each issue around a theme. While we use these to guide the overall shape of each issue and what it explores, we don't do so pedantically. And If you feel you have a piece that fits only obliquely with what we're 'consciously' asking for, we're still happy to read it.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes
Web
Print
Contributor copies only
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Political, Prose Poetry, Translation
Prose & Lore: Memoir Stories About Sex Work

Prose & Lore collects memoir stories about sex work in two issues per year. We strive to provide a space for people in the sex trades to share their stories. The journal is published by the Red Umbrella Project, a NYC-based nonprofit that amplifies the voices of people in the sex trades through media, storytelling, and advocacy programs. Many of the authors are previously unpublished and most have been supported in their pursuit of writing through our memoir writing workshops.

Creative Nonfiction Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
E-publication
Print
Contributor copies only
Autobiography/Memoir
Proximity | a quarterly collection of true stories

At Proximity, we’re curious about the shape-shifting nature of our proximity to one another. We believe that tangible connections—the kind that root us in a specific place, time, or culture—are living wells of fresh ideas. We hope the stories we publish will expand our readers’ views of the world while grounding readers in their own communities. We choose stories that encourage reflection, laughter, conversation, difficult-but-important questions, and, on occasion, a really good cry. Each theme-based issue pulls together personal and documentary storytelling, diverse in form and length.

Creative Nonfiction Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Autobiography/Memoir, Experimental, Graphic/Illustrated, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Prose Poetry
r.kv.r.y. quarterly

We look for a story to tell us something universal about the human condition. Just because our theme is "recovery" doesn't mean that all of what we publish is about successful recovery. Often it's not the recovery story that says the most about the process of recovering. We like work that shows heart and depth of character.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
Autobiography/Memoir, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Healing/Health, Humor, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Prose Poetry, War
Ragazine.CC

Ragazine is an on-line magazine of art, information and entertainment. It is an eclectic collaboration of artists, writers, poets, photographers, travelers and interested others. Most work is solicited, but we welcome unsolicited contributions for consideration. We look for the highest quality work we can find from both new and established artists, writers, poets, et al. Eclectic content for a global audience.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes No Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Erotica, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Historical, Humor, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction
Rawboned

Distilled. Succinct. Terse. Cut the fat–give us the marrow of your story. Rawboned publishes nonfiction shorts, flash fiction, poetry, and hybrids up to 750 words. Unsolicited submissions are rolling for the monthly online magazine. Biannual contests for 500 word essays and flash fiction.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
No Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
Print
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry
Red Fez Publications

We obey no genre and take anything from limericks to fantasy to genres yet invented. Our key desires are originality, accessibility and quality. We like work with a point, something to say or some sort of inner majic that gives greater meaning to the pretty words and thrilling plots. That said, we're not really sure what we’re looking for until we've seen it, so give us a try. Published online monthly, Red Fez Publications features poetry and prose outside of the narrow, academic stream. Red Fez is committed to bringing light to underground and under-recognized writers and writing.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes No Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
No payment
Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Erotica, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Formal, Graphic/Illustrated, Humor, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Love, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Political, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Regional, Religious/Spiritual, Serialized Fiction, War
Redivider

Published twice a year, Redivider welcomes art, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry submissions from new, emerging, and established artists and writers. We strive to showcase the very best previously unpublished art and literature we can find; to actively engage the broader literary community, and to support and nurture that community in our pages and beyond; to welcome and serve historically underrepresented voices, including those marginalized due to class, gender, race, and sexuality; and, above all, to give good art and literature a good home.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
E-publication
Print
Contributor copies only
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Formal, Graphic/Illustrated, Humor, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Translation
Relief: A Christian Literary Expression

Our goal is to embrace real, gritty, painful, wonderful, this-side-of-heaven life. Too many Christian publications opt for clichés and placating expressions of the ideal. Relief seeks to bridge the gap between mainstream publishing and cotton-candy Christianity.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
E-publication
Print
Contributor copies only
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Flash Fiction, Formal, Graphic/Illustrated, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry, Religious/Spiritual
River Teeth: A Journal of Nonfiction Narrative

A journal combining the best of creative nonfiction, including narrative reportage, essays & memoir, with critical essays that examine the emerging genre & that explore the impact of nonfiction narrative on the lives of its writers, subjects, & readers. Where good writing counts and facts matter.

Creative Nonfiction Yes Yes Sep 1 - May 1
E-publication
Print
Contributor copies only
Autobiography/Memoir, Historical, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Political, Religious/Spiritual, War
RiverLit
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Web
E-publication
Print
Contributor copies only
Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Erotica, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Formal, Graphic/Illustrated, Healing/Health, Historical, Humor, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Love, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Political, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Regional, Religious/Spiritual, Serialized Fiction, Translation, War
Rivet: The Journal of Writing That Risks

Rivet publishes writing that breaks from the mainstream to surprise, challenge, and delight. Each issue brings together poetry, fiction, and nonfiction that test the boundaries of form and content--a surrealist sestina followed by a lyric essay on multiracial identity then a flash fiction set in humanity’s far future, the intersections as intriguing as the works themselves. Rivet writers explore their craft fearlessly and thoughtfully, and our editors are dedicated to providing them with a professional venue for publishing experimental work.

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