Open Arts Forum

Basic Information
PO Box 584
Glen Echo
Maryland
United States
20812-0584
Contact Information
Jay
Dougherty
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: 
No payment
Year Founded: 
2018
Distributors: 
Web
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
6% to 10%
Representative Authors: 
Charles Bukowski, Lyn Lifshin, Gerald Locklin, Marcel Herms, Tom Riordan, Sara Clancy, John Yamrus, Greg Grummer, Mike Casetta, Steve Klepetar, John Hansen, Subhadeep De, Buku Sarkar, Mark Preier, Kim Toft, Frank Doorhof
Issues per Year: 
Continuous: 365 days per year
Circulation: 
Greater than 10,000
Subscription Price: 
Free
Issue Price: 
Free
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
One per day

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/

Bear Review

Basic Information
4211 Holmes Street
Kansas City
Missouri
United States
64110
Contact Information
Marcus
Myers
Co-founding co-editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
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: 
2014
Distributors: 
N/A
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
6% to 10%
Representative Authors: 
Hadara Bar-Nadav, Chen Chen, Adam Clay, Chelsea Dingman, Sean Thomas Dougherty, Stephen Dunn, John Gallaher, Arielle Greenberg, Ruth Madievsky, Randall Mann, Shane McCrae,Wayne Miller, Rusty Morrison, Simone Muench, Eric Pankey, DA Powell, Carl Phillips, Dean Rader, Justin Phillip Reed, Lisa Russ Spaar, Nomi Stone, Mathias Svalina, Monica Youn
Issues per Year: 
two
Circulation: 
5,000 to 10,000
Subscription Price: 
N/A
Issue Price: 
free
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
1-3

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. 

Window

Basic Information
216 E. Maple Ave.
Denver
Colorado
United States
80209
Contact Information
Grant
Souders
Managing Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Audio
Video
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
Year Founded: 
2015
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
26% to 50%
Issues per Year: 
4
Circulation: 
1,000 to 2,500
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
5-15

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 Review

Basic Information
5530 Penn Avenue
PITTSBURGH
Pennsylvania
United States
15206
Contact Information
Christine
Stroud
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: 
2007
Issues per Year: 
3
Circulation: 
1,000 to 2,500
Subscription Price: 
free
Issue Price: 
free
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
1-10

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.

Shannon Hassan

Marsal Lyon Literary Agency, LLC
P.O. Box 6051
Boulder, CO 80306

Grub Street

Basic Information
Grub Street | c/o Department of English | CLA Building | 8000 York Rd
Towson
Maryland
United States
21252
Contact Information
Grub Street
Editors
Grub Street Editors
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
E-publication
Print
Reading Period: 
Sep 1 to Jan 28
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: 
1952
Distributors: 
Towson University
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Representative Authors: 
Aimee Parkison, Robert Morgan, Randall Brown
Issues per Year: 
1
Circulation: 
1,000 to 2,500
Subscription Price: 
free
Issue Price: 
free
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
40

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.

Waxwing

Basic Information
United States
Contact Information
W. Todd
Kaneko
Co-Editor, Poetry Co-Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Reading Period: 
Sep 1 to May 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: 
2013
Distributors: 
Web
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Representative Authors: 
Poetry: Kelli Russell Agodon, Kaveh Akbar, Sherwin Bitsui, Victoria Chang, Franny Choi, Tarfia Faizullah, Vievee Francis, Ross Gay, Joan Naviyuk Kane, Ada Limón, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Natalie Scenters-Zapico, Diane Seuss, Danez Smith, Maggie Smith | Fiction: Caitlin Horrocks, Michael Martone, Kevin McIlvoy, Tiffany Midge, David Rutschman, Tiphanie Yanique, and C. Dale Young | Nonfiction: Marcia Aldrich, Michael Copperman, Katie Cortese, Paul Crenshaw, Heidi Czerwiec, Natanya Ann Pulley, Anjoli Roy, Sejal Shah, Nicole Walker, and Erika T. Wurth | Translation: Eloisa Amezcua, Fady Joudah, Jesse Lee Kercheval, Derek Mong and Anne O. Fisher, and Tomás Q. Morín
Issues per Year: 
3
Circulation: 
Greater than 10,000
Subscription Price: 
N/A
Issue Price: 
Free

Waxwing is a literary journal promoting the tremendous cultural diversity of contemporary American literature, alongside international voices in translation. We believe that American voices are, at their cores, both multicultural and multinational, and so the editors’ mission is to include American writers from all cultural identities — in terms of race, ethnicity, indigenous tribe, gender, class, sexuality, age, education, ability, language, religion, and region — alongside international voices, published bilingually. 

Waxwing publishes poetry, fiction, essays, interviews, reviews, art, and music, as well as international literature in translation. Waxwing currently accepts submissions of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and translations; all other content is solicited.

Due to the high number of submissions and Submittable’s fees for magazines, Waxwing caps submissions at 300/month—submitting at the beginning of the month improves your chances of catching us before we hit the limit. If you are unable to submit due to closure, please come back and submit the next month.

Taylor Haggerty

Root Literary
617 South Olive Street
Suite 1207
Los Angeles, CA 90014

Holly Root

Root Literary
617 South Olive Street
Suite 1207
Los Angeles, CA 90014

Utterance: A Journal

Basic Information
902 NW Carlon
Bend
Oregon
United States
97702
Contact Information
Caitlin Vestal & Brigitte
Lewis
Co-Founding Editors
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
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
Year Founded: 
2018
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
26% to 50%
Representative Authors: 
TC Tolbert,Yanara Friedland, Lacy Johnson, Bhanu Kapil, Wendy C. Ortiz, Beth Alvarado
Issues per Year: 
54
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Subscription Price: 
N/A
Issue Price: 
N/A
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
0-1

We want to share the stories you’ve been told not to tell.

We publish poetry, non-fiction, and hybrid work by people who identify as or alongside female/trans/non-binary, and who write about existing in a world that tells you your stories are not worthy of art. We believe that your stories are worthy, and we believe in the importance of telling them.

We’re looking for work that is raw and real and good. Tell us the stories you worry aren’t cool enough to be literature. The ones someone in workshop called “too confessional.” The ones that show us what it means to live in your body and in this world. We want to weep with you and cheer for you and rage with you. We know that deeply personal work can be and is art of the highest form, and we’re excited that you want to share yours with us.

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