We publish Speculative Fiction (including Fantasy), Historical Fiction, and Gothics, as well as poetry collections.
Rune Bear is a digital literary magazine devoted to the Strange, Surreal, Supernatural, and Speculative. This includes all horror, science-fiction, slipstream, all-the-punks, fantasy, myth, and strange thoughts, as long as the content is under 300-words and forms some kind of narrative.
We are looking for stories in concentrate, although with a little pulp, too. All pieces, whether they are prose or poetry, should be under three hundred words. We find this allows writers to explore clever ideas without having to expand them beyond their natural limits, to diminish potency by stretching out a strange writ or dream-put-to-paper. In three hundreds, we want a glimpse of another world, perhaps some freak or fate or finish that stays in our thoughts all day and keeps us up all at night.
Mount Island is dedicated to supporting rural LGBTQ and POC writers and artists, whether rural by birth or at heart. We seek:
- Prose and poems that buck the standard. Any genre, whether traditional or invented.
- Art that liberates vision. Any medium, whatever can be displayed digitally.
- Interviews, reviews, and articles that follow passion and further connection.
Big Other welcomes submissions in poetry, fiction, nonfiction, lyric essay, art, video, drama, cross-genre, reviews, interviews, book excerpts, and craft essays. We are especially interested in innovative art, literary and otherwise. Big Other seeks to publish diverse voices, including works by women, people of color, and people who are transgender, disabled, indigenous, international, and/or other artists and writers underrepresented in literary magazines.
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 45,000 readers in 145 countries, and they are hungry for the best new writing.
Speculative City is a bi-annual magazine featuring literary works that explore themes, characters, and landscapes exclusive to urban environments and that highlight voices often unheard. Each magazine issue is relevant to the magazine mission and issue theme (please see http://www.speculativecity.com/submissions).
The Stonecoast Review is a literary arts journal edited by students and alumni from Stonecoast’s MFA program in Creative Writing. We welcome writing in the genres of creative nonfiction, fiction, dramatic works, and poetry. The editorial staff of Stonecoast Review seeks exciting work from both new and established writers. We also accept art submissions for the journal, but keep in mind the majority of accepted art will be published in black and white.
The main genres we accept are Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Poetry, Dramatic Works, and Visual Art. Please do not feel limited by these categories. We are happy to look at anything you want to send us, including experimental and hybrid work.
Furthermore, we offer feedback on 10% of declined submissions. Contributors will receive a complimentary copy of the issue in which their work appears. Happy submitting! We can’t wait to see your best pieces.
PS) Read the guidelines listed on our website (stonecoastreview.org) and follow us on Instagram and Twitter, @StonecoastRev
Lyric essays. Some hybrid/experimental. Some creative nonfiction.
Occasional themed issues, usually in the summer.
Please check our guidelines for specifics. We especially enjoy lyricism, realism, the light breaking through the darkness.