Founded in 2000, Empty Mirror publishes new work every Friday. Each issue typically includes one or two poetry features along with a personal essay and a book review or critical essay.
We are a coalition of editors and publishing professionals working together to make our authors successful, and our goal is to grow slowly but steadily by publishing books we love.
We support our authors with quality editing and commercial covers, and partner with them to market their books. We work to bridge the gap between traditional and self-publishing by publishing our authors in both digital and print simultaneously while offering higher royalties than the Big 5. We truly believe in a publisher / author partnership. Our authors’ successes are our successes.
New Texas seeks to feature the voices of those questing, questioning, and envisioning the possibilities of and coming from Texas in fiction, poetry, critical and creative non-fiction, photography and multi-media.
Written submissions should generally range from 1000 to 5000 words and be double-spaced. Use MLA style.
We consider poetry, art, fiction, photography, and other art forms.
For art and photography, consider submitting several works that hang together thematically, and please propose a title for the collection.
Please read the site first to see what kind of work we prefer. Also, please register at the site. Registration will allow you to upload and update your author picture and bio.
We typically respond quickly, often within a few days.
Meet the editors: https://openartsforum.com/editors/
We’re big readers, so we admire pieces that make the old new. We also dig aesthetic competence and a knowledge of genre and literary tradition. That said, we admire experimentation and blurred genres as well, so long as the writer brings the heat.
Our only criteria for poetry or micro prose: your writing is alive on the page, has urgency and has something at stake.
Explore the current issue and find guidelines, themes, and deadlines for future issues there. We are also accepting manuscripts and proposals for prospective books, both literary and visual.
Coal Hill publishes an online, multi-genre literary journal in February, June, and November of each year. Each issue features 8-10 poets, 4-5 prose writers, and 2 in-depth book reviews. At least 30% of the journal is comprised of Pittsburgh writers. (Our definition of Pittsburgh writer is simply that you live or have spent a significant time in the city. The pieces submitted do not need to be Pittsburgh themed.) We’re looking for a wide range of voices; we hope you’ll be one of them.
Founded in 1952, Grub Street is Towson University’s literary journal. Produced annually, we publish works of fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, and visual art.