Sky Island Journal

Basic Information
New Mexico
United States
Contact Information
Jason
Splichal
Co-Founder and Co-Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
No payment
Year Founded: 
2017
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Representative Authors: 
B.J. Hollars, Meg Pokrass, Noriko Nakada, Richard Martin, Rob Carney, Jeannie Roberts, Mary Rogers-Grantham, Linda H.Y. Hegland, Shane Griffin, Oz Hardwick, Tara Kun, Craig Barker, Britany Jean Golden, Laura Passin, Nicholas Claro, Bria Fey Servoss, Lauren Villa
Issues per Year: 
4
Subscription Price: 
Free
Issue Price: 
Free
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
15-30

Sky Island Journal is an independent, international, free-access literary journal; we are dedicated to discovering and publishing the finest original poetry, flash fiction, and creative nonfiction. We publish accomplished, well-established authors—side by side—with fresh, emerging voices. We provide our readers with a powerful, focused, advertising-free literary experience that transports them: one that challenges them intellectually and moves them emotionally.

We want to be the first publication to give your writing a clean, powerful, international platform with a diverse readership. What are we looking for? We don’t want to limit our readers; therefore, we don’t want to limit you. We know quality work when we experience it. We don’t mean to be coy, but you need to know that we’re not interested in making your art conform to some preconceived aesthetic. We’re neither presumptuous enough, nor pretentious enough, to proclaim what "won’t fit" before we even try it on. Send us your best. We have over 75,000 readers in 145 countries, and they are hungry for the best new writing.

The Dark Sire

Basic Information
Ohio
United States
Contact Information
Bre
Stephens
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Formats: 
E-publication
Print
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
No payment
Year Founded: 
2019
Distributors: 
BSC Publishing Group
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
6% to 10%
Issues per Year: 
4
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Subscription Price: 
$16-24/year
Issue Price: 
$6-10
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
10-12

Publishing gothic, horror, fantasy, and psychological fiction, poetry, and art, especially work that has had a difficult time finding publication opportunities. There is a special interest in darker short fiction and poetry, as well as in abstract art.

Authors should check their grammar, punctuation, and other English mechanics before submitting, while also following specific submission guidelines, including the bio and synopsis requested on the submission form and the use of a cover letter when sending work.

Flora Fiction Literary Magazine

Basic Information
St. Augustine
Florida
United States
32084
Contact Information
Flora
Ashe
Editor-in-Chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Formats: 
Web
E-publication
Print
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
No payment
Distributors: 
https://issuu.com/florafiction/docs/issuu_copy_flora_fiction_summer_2020, https://www.amazon.com/s?i=stripbooks&rh=p_27%3AFlora+Fiction&s=relevancerank&text=Flora+Fiction&ref=dp_byline_sr_book_1
Year Founded: 
2020
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Representative Authors: 
Poetry: Abra Heritage, Ashley Wilson, Eduard Schmidt-Zorner, Genna Edwards, Gentry Hale, Ikechukwu Iwuagwu, Jack Dempster, Jagari Mukherjee, Karin Bruckner, Kelli J Gavin, Kieron P. Baird, Leela Doherty, Lorraine Caputo, Lynn White, Melanie Han, Michaelle Gaffney, Nhylar, Paul Edward Costa, Rachel Miller-Shaked, Rae Rozman, Roy Ingamells, S.T. Otlowski, Sal Quickly, Shiela Scott, Sydney Schoone, Tali Cohen Shabtai, Thu Anh Nguyen, Tiffany Lindfield, William Doreski, Yong Takahashi, Fiction: Anindita Sarkar, Christina Cintron, Cole R. Christie, DC Diamondopolous, Inês Lampreia, Jennie Noonkester, Jessica Frelow, Monte-Angel Richardson, Thomas Elson, Zach Murphy,
Issues per Year: 
4
Circulation: 
1,000 to 2,500
Subscription Price: 
Free
Issue Price: 
12.95
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
40-80

Flora Fiction is dedicated to artists of all types: poets, writers, photographers, and illustrations. We're here to provide a platform for emerging creatives to showcase their work. Our literary magazine comes out every quarter. We are diverse, innovative, eclectic, and different. We are a collective. 

Please read the requirements and format correctly. 

Small Print Magazine

Basic Information
P. O. Box 71956
Richmond
Virginia
United States
23255-1956
Contact Information
Steve
Brannon
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
E-publication
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Year Founded: 
2013
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Representative Authors: 
✍ Jorie Graham ∙ Nick Lowe ∙ Wallace Stegner ∙ Steven Millhauser ∙ Ron Rash ∙ David Sedaris ∙ William Carlos Williams ∙ E. L. Doctorow ∙ Miriam Toews ∙ Marilynne Robinson ∙ Charles Portis ∙ Bill Bryson ∙ Joan Didion ∙ James Gleick ∙ Rebecca Solnit ∙ Jared Diamond ∙ Kim Addonizio ∙ Barbara Kingsolver ∙ Stephen Jay Gould ∙ William Gibson ∙ Annie Dillard ∙ Carl Sagan ∙ Anne Lamont ∙ Richard Dawkins ∙ Terry Pratchett ∙ T.S. Eliot ∙ e.e. cummings ∙ W.H. Auden ∙ Robert Frost ∙ Lawrence Ferlinghetti ∙ Emily Dickinson ∙ Allen Ginsberg ∙ Kurt Vonnegut ∙ Joseph Mitchell ∙ John O'Hara ∙ Flannery O'Connor ∙ Tom Sharpe ∙ Pete Dexter ∙ Kenneth Rexroth ∙ Dawn Powell ∙ Art Spiegelman ∙ Robert Crumb ∙ Harvey Pekar ∙ Franz Kafka ∙ Anton Chekhov ∙ David Lodge ∙ Katherine Mansfield ∙ Annie Proulx ∙ Hester Kaplan ∙ Nicole Krauss ∙ Katherine Anne Porter ∙ E.B. White ∙ John Cheever ∙ Raymond Carver ∙ Donald Hall ∙ John Updike ∙
Issues per Year: 
Varies / Article-based & Annual Issues
Circulation: 
2,500 to 5,000
Subscription Price: 
N/A
Issue Price: 
Website Free, No Paywalls. Ebook edition varies.
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
Varies

Small Print Magazine, a resource and showcase for writers and artists, features contemporary fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry thoughtfully presented alongside beautiful photography and artwork from new and established artists. You’ll also find engaging interviews with authors and other industry professionals, cartoons, craft book reviews, as well as articles on writing, writing tools, writing & publishing news, and more.

Read Small Print Magazine online. Submit only finished material. See our website for guidelines: https://smallprintmagazine.com/submissio...

Exclusive submissions are read first. We make no response-time guarantee for simultaneous submissions.

Ananke Press

Basic Information
178 Columbus Ave.
#230137
City: 
New York
State: 
New York
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
10023
Contact Information
Cate
Hendrisckson
Acquisitions Editor
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Fiction
Book Types: 
Short story collections
Novel
Formats: 
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
No
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Reading Period: 
Jun 1 to Aug 30
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months

Ananke Press is a small, independent press in New York City with the focus on smart speculative fiction. We welcome odd and unexpected stories, masterfully crafted with the love of language in mind. Ananke Press is a member of IBPA; we offer a traditional contract.

Ananke Press is a selective press. Number of previous publications is unimportant; what matters is the quality of the work. We like intelligent and unconventional projects. If you are finding it difficult to fit your novel on a prescribed shelf, it might find a home with us.

Representative Authors: 

E. V. Svetova, Julie Anne Stratton, Roberta-Leigh Boud

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
2-3
Titles per Year: 
1 to 5
Distributors: 
Ingram
Publishing type: 

The Racket Journal

Basic Information
1536 Alabama Street
San Francisco
California
United States
94110
Contact Information
Noah
Sanders
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
E-publication
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Contributor copies only
Year Founded: 
2020
Distributors: 
Online
Representative Authors: 
James Cagney, Tomas Moniz, Ann Sherman, Chelsea Davis, Christine No, Preeti Vangani
Issues per Year: 
40
Circulation: 
1,000 to 2,500
Subscription Price: 
0
Issue Price: 
0
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
5-7

The Racket Journal is a weekly online literary journal. We want to promote the work of up-and-coming, emerging, established and the never-before-seen writers from around the country. We like a little grit in our submissions, something that’ll stick in your teeth long after you’re done reading it. It is our ongoing mission to publish a wide-ranging selection of work from diverse writers and artists in an effort to expose more and more readers to amazing writing.

Please follow the very simple guidelines on our submission page. We aren’t looking for lengthy bios. Just a short, sweet encapsulation of what you’re submitting.

After Happy Hour

Basic Information
Pittsburgh
Pennsylvania
United States
15213
Contact Information
Jess
Simms
Managing Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
E-publication
Reading Period: 
Oct 1 to Feb 28
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
No payment
Year Founded: 
2014
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Representative Authors: 
The ones we've published in our prior issues. Go read them if you want a sense of our aesthetic. They're free!
Issues per Year: 
2
Circulation: 
1,000 to 2,500
Subscription Price: 
N/A
Issue Price: 
Free
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
3-5

After Happy Hour isn't limited to any particular genre. In fact, we're not big fans of the whole idea of genre. Whether you write sci-fi poetry, graphic memoirs, historical flash fiction, or straight up literary--if it has strong characters and tight language, we want to read it. We're based in Pittsburgh, PA and have a particular affinity for writers with a connection to the city. Don't take that as a limit to our demographic, however. We welcome submissions from anywhere in the world.

The editorial crew is a weird bunch. We count among us a Klingon-speaking demigirl, a poet who carves words into food, and the author of a cannibal comedy. We would love to publish more genre, genre-bending, and experimental work but get unfortunately little of publishable quality. Be that writer, and you’ll make our little oddball hearts happy.  

Longship Press

Basic Information
Lawrence Tjernell
Editor, Longship Press
1122 4th Street
City: 
San Rafael
State: 
California
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
94901
Contact Information
Lawrence
Tjernell
Managing Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Book Types: 
Chapbook
Short story collections
Memoir
Poetry collections
Formats: 
Paperback
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
No
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Reading Period: 
Aug 15 to Nov 1
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months

Longship Press publishes the literary journal Nostos once each year. Through Nostos, we publish poetry, short fiction, and art usually on a theme. We hope to print several pieces by any one author in order to offer readers a sample of an author's voice, style, point of view, etc. Additionally, we publish chapbooks and full poetry collections by individual authors, including Meryl Natchez, Lisa Rappoport, David Rollison, and Terry Lucas. 

Check the website www.longshippress.com for information regarding solicitations. Check the theme description especially.

Representative Authors: 

B. H. Fairchild, Louise Glück, Robert Hass, Javier Zamora, Rebecca Foust, James Tipton, Troy Jollimore, Meryl Natchez

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
4-6
Titles per Year: 
1 to 5
Distributors: 
None
Publishing type: 

Eastern Iowa Review

Basic Information
6332 33rd Avenue Drive
Shellsburg
Iowa
United States
52332
Contact Information
Chila
Woychik
Managing Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Print
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
No payment
Distributors: 
Ingram
Year Founded: 
2014
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Representative Authors: 
Stephanie Dickinson, many others.
Issues per Year: 
2-3
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Subscription Price: 
N/A
Issue Price: 
9.00
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
12

Lyric essays. Some hybrid/experimental. Some creative nonfiction.

Prose poetry.

Occasional themed issues, usually in the summer.

Please check our guidelines for specifics. We have rolling submission dates.

 

We especially enjoy lyricism, realism, the light breaking through the darkness. Beautiful prose poetry is sought.

Loud Coffee Press

Basic Information
2102 Kimberton Road
PO Box #168
Kimberton
Pennsylvania
United States
19422
Contact Information
Fred
Charles
Loud Coffee Press
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Formats: 
Web
E-publication
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
No payment
Year Founded: 
2019
Distributors: 
N/A
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Issues per Year: 
4
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Subscription Price: 
Free

Loud Coffee Press is a quarterly unpretentious and unapologetic literary journal that focuses on three things we love: flash fiction, coffee, and music. We look for writing that hovers in that perfect brew spot of 195 to 205 degrees Fahrenheit, where the entire piece rocks us to our core. Give us something that keeps us up at night and leaves our ears ringing the next day.

We have unique submission guidelines so we encourage submitters to read them. If you catch us in a good mood, we might be willing to overlook some guideline mistakes for the sake of a fantastic piece. However, our most significant turn-offs come in the form of bland, generic stories, pieces that don’t contain a story arc, or topics that are derivative of current trends. We love music-focused submissions, but we often have to deny a great piece because it could potentially violate copyright law with quoted song lyrics.
 

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