Waxing & Waning: A Literary Journal

Basic Information
4969 Algonquin Trl
Antioch
Tennessee
United States
37013
Contact Information
Lance
Umenhofer
Editor-in-Chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Print
Video
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: 
6% to 10%
Issues per Year: 
1 print / 1 online
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Issue Price: 
$15 (print) $0 (online)
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
2-6

Waxing & Waning is a literary journal that seeks what’s on the fringe. Whatever is deep and true. The moon represents this idea: what is dark, what is brooding, what is wild. We want to feed the beast in you, the one buried beneath layers of manners and anxiety and Banana Republic. Work submitted to Waxing & Waning should be honest and well executed. It should scream coherently; it should drag something out of us that we haven’t seen before; it should rip out our black hearts and show them to us. Bring us the work everyone else (including you) is afraid of.

Proper manuscript format will get you bonus points. If your fiction/creative nonfiction is longer than 5,000 words, it must merit the space it will take. For poetry, we're already a little skeptical about your Howl-long epic.

All the Sins

Basic Information
London
England
Contact Information
Sinead
Keegan
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: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
No payment
Year Founded: 
2016
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
11% to 25%
Representative Authors: 
Rachel Plummer, Alex Hales, Lucy Furlong, Lanna Joffrey, Michael Loveday
Issues per Year: 
4
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
10-20

all the sins is a quarterly digital magazine that encourages writers and artists to have courage and to sin against staid storytelling. Break rules, push boundaries and tell new stories in new ways. Just tell a good story. It was conceived as a blend of visual, digital and written art that takes storytelling to new limits, asks questions and explores the worlds in which art is made. Responses, challenges and reinventions welcome. We also publish regular features on arts-related topics and encourage submissions for these.

We are particularly interested in work that uses the internet and digital media for the opportunities they present. By 'sinful' we mean art that represents voices and stories that have not traditionally been represented in literary arts magazines - we don't mean erotica, though sex may have a role to play in a given work.

Arcturus

Basic Information
Chicago
Illinois
United States
Contact Information
Sara
Cutaia
Editor-in-chief
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: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
No payment
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Representative Authors: 
<p>Berit Ellingsen, Scott Blackwood, Allegra Hyde, Kristine Ong Muslim, Daniel Peña, Maryse Meijer, Ranbir Singh Sidhu, Michelle Pretorious, Sam Weller, Ting Gou.</p>
Issues per Year: 
4 (one per season)
Circulation: 
5,000 to 10,000
Subscription Price: 
Free
Issue Price: 
Free
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
5-6

We have no restrictions on the content we publish, except that we’re passionate about publishing new perspectives — new ideas, new voices, new worlds, new challenges, new ways of seeing, etc.— a theme that can take an infinite number of shapes, including speculative fiction, experimental poetry, political essays, narrative reportage, and virtually everything else.

To submit your work, email the editors at arcturusmag@gmail.com. Please address the appropriate editor (see the masthead at the bottom of the About page) and use the subject line: GENRE: Title of Work (ex. FICTION: My Story). Provide a brief introduction and attach your work as either a Word Doc or PDF. We normally respond to submissions within one (1) month.

The Scriblerus

Basic Information
The Scriblerus
Greenville College
315 E. College Ave
Greenville
Illinois
United States
62246
Contact Information
Alexandria
LaFaye
Advising Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
E-publication
Audio
Video
Reading Period: 
Sep 1 to Apr 30
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: 
11% to 25%
Issues per Year: 
1
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
5

Scrib seeks work that explore the human experience with honesty & authenticity. Spirituality permeates our experiences and is therefore an inherent element in our art. We look for unique work that will connect on a personal level, provoke reflection about our lives, & linger in the viewer’s mind after reaching the end. Your work need not have tidy Sunday School answers or easy resolutions to be published; struggles, complexity, and ambiguity are part of the human experience, too.

Scrib desires to provide authentic art and writing while maintaining Christian values. Any artist or writer might need to portray a variety of beliefs and worldviews to accurately represent the diversity of our world. Scrib draws the line at work that doesn’t show clear respect for the basic tenets of the Christian faith. The topic of sexuality is not off-limits, but we don’t publish graphic sexual content or work that condones sexual activity outside marriage. Swearing should be artistically essential, if used.

Whiskey Tit

Basic Information
PO Box 264
City: 
Rochester
State: 
Vermont
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
05767
Contact Information
Miette
Gillette
Publisher
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
No
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months

Whiskey Tit attempts to restore degradation and degeneracy to the literary arts. We’re pretty sure we are succeeding here. This is usually because the works don’t fit neatly into genre/length/media packages. We proudly publish books that are too long or too short, books in which the authors insist upon no back cover blurbs, books whose best genre descriptions might be “comedy of terror,” “memnoir,” “randy seafaring misadventure,” or “low-tech noir.”

Please be uncompromising in your vision, unwavering in your standards, and exacting in your vision.

Representative Authors: 

Marianne Hauser, Jim Strahs, Jon Frankel, Joey Truman

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
3

Speculative 66

Basic Information
640 W Red Barberry Dr
Oro Valley
Arizona
United States
85755
Contact Information
L.L.
Madrid
EIC
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Formats: 
Web
Audio
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: 
No
Payment: 
No payment
Year Founded: 
2016
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
11% to 25%
Issues per Year: 
12
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Issue Price: 
free
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
15-20

Seeking micro stories and poetry from the speculative realm. Send prose or poetry at 66 words. No more, no less. 
Multiple and simultaneous submissions are welcome, but please let me know ASAP if you accept publication elsewhere.  

Stretch the possibilities of 66 words. Inspire envy. Break hearts with your prose. Scare readers into sleeping with the lights on. Send universes in raindrops, magical realism, dragons that slay, potions and toadstools, spaceships, other dimensions, grit and butterfly wings, alternate history, and the indefinable.

Surprise us. 

Whale Road Review

Basic Information
3900 Lomaland Drive
San Diego
California
United States
92106
Contact Information
Katie
Manning
Founder & Editor-in-Chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Reading Period: 
Dec 1 to Jan 1
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
Representative Authors: 
<p>Allison Joseph, Diane Glancy, Luci Shaw, Barbara Crooker, Ace Boggess, Anthony Frame</p>
Issues per Year: 
4

Whale Road Review will publish poetry, flash fiction, and micro essays that don’t demand too much time up front, but somehow leave readers changed. We hope readers of all sorts will enjoy these short pieces in stolen moments—waiting in line, using the restroom, riding a train, steeping tea. Whale Road Review will also be a resource for writing teachers and a venue for reviews. We will publish quarterly.

Eye to the Telescope

Basic Information
PO BOX 2472
Dublin
California
United States
94568
Contact Information
Shannon
Connor Winward
SFPA Secretary
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
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
Payment: 
Cash
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Issues per Year: 
4
Circulation: 
1,000 to 2,500
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
varies

Speculative poetry

Each issue is guest-edited and features a different theme. Submission guidelines will vary for each issue.

Subgenres: 

Foglifter

Basic Information
1200 Clay Street
#4
San Francisco
California
United States
94108
Contact Information
Luiza
Flynn-Goodlett
Editor-in-Chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Print
Reading Period: 
Sep 1 to Nov 1
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Cash
Year Founded: 
2015
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Representative Authors: 
<p>Christina Quintana Yana Calou Kazim Ali</p>
Issues per Year: 
2
Subscription Price: 
$25 per year
Issue Price: 
$15

Foglifter is a biannual compendium of the most dynamic, urgent queer writing today. It’s a spacewhere queer writers celebrate, mourn, rage, and embrace.

Foglifter welcomes daring and thoughtful queer work, in all forms, and we are especially interested in cross-genre, intersectional, marginal, and transgressive work. We want the pieces that challenged you as a writer, what you poured yourself into and risked the most to make. But we also want your tenderest, gentlest work, what you hold closest to your heart. Whatever you’re working on now that’s keeping you alive and writing, Foglifter wants to read it.

Territory

Basic Information
57 Elmwood Place Apt. A
Athens
Ohio
United States
45701
Contact Information
Thomas
Mira y Lopez
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Reading Period: 
Aug 1 to Nov 1
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
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
26% to 50%
Representative Authors: 
<p>Ramona Ausubel, Micah Dean Hicks, Miles Klee, Kelly Luce, Ander Monson, Nick Neely, Sarah Minor</p>
Issues per Year: 
3-4
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
1-2

Territory is a literary project about territories and the maps that will always fail to capture them. We want to understand the paradoxes created by these maps by understanding what inspires them. We invite writers, musicians, and other artists to respond to maps and the fallacies they engender, in turn creating secondary maps. We then present these two maps side-by-side as a means of getting at, but still failing to capture, the underlying territory.

Please pair your submission with a map, either one we provide on our website or one you would like to use. If you provide the map, make sure it's a high-res image and available for fair use. In the case that your submission is not paired with a map but is sufficiently "map-like" in some way, we look for your suggestions of what maps to use and why to use them.

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