What Are Birds?

Basic Information
Richmond
Virginia
United States
Contact Information
Bennett
Nieberg
Co-Founding Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Print
Reading Period: 
Dec 1 to Feb 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
Year Founded: 
2018
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
11% to 25%
Issues per Year: 
4

What Are Birds? is a literary journal looking for work that enthralls us. We are especially excited about hybrid work that crosses genre boundaries or exists outside of genre altogether. We understand the dire need for representation and diversity and strive to be changing the trends in publishing. We strongly encourage queer, trans, nonbinary, POC, femme, neurodivergent, disabled, (and any other writers who lack representation) to submit to our journal.

Stephanie Delman

Sanford J. Greenburger Associates, Inc.
55 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10003

IHRAF Publishes

Basic Information
Online
New York
New York
United States
Contact Information
Leah
Block
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
Year Founded: 
2018
Distributors: 
International Human Rights Art Festival
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
26% to 50%
Representative Authors: 
Dubbs Weinblatt, Dr. Sarah Sayeed, Rabbi Abie Ingber, Mbizo Chirasha
Circulation: 
2,500 to 5,000

IHRAF Publishes is a growing platform for writers to submit poetry, creative nonfiction, short fiction, essays or any other format that focuses on activism. We base our work on the values of beauty, sincerity, vulnerability and engagement.

All submissions should be under 500 words each. You may submit up to four pieces for consideration at one time. We are currently accepting submissions via email (ihrafpublishes@gmail.com). 

IHRAF Publishes is a platform for optimism, hope, and love -- not anger or hate. Consider our values as themes: beauty, sincerity, vulnerability, and engagement. The focus of your work should be on activism. 

Big Other

Basic Information
Brooklyn
New York
United States
11223
Contact Information
John
Madera
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: 
2009
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
26% to 50%
Representative Authors: 
We have published or are soon publishing work by stellar writers and artists, among them Cole Swensen, Norman Lock, Kim Chinquee, J. A. Tyler, Joe Milazzo, Peter Markus, Curtis White, Michael Joyce, Margo Berdeshevksy, Pedram Navab, Lynn Crawford, Sarah Blackman, Shome Dasgupta, John Domini, Gabriel Blackwell, Paula Bomer, Ryan W. Bradley, Jeff Bursey, Matty Byloos, Elaine Castillo, Paul Griffin, j/j hastain, Tim Horvath, A D Jameson, Tim Jones-Yelvington, Aya Karpińska, Paul Kincaid, Brian Kubarycz, Michael Leong, Edward Mullany, Stacy Muszynski, Nick Francis Potter, Davis Schneiderman, Rachel Swirsky, John Dermot Woods, Danielle Adair, Mel Bosworth, Luca Dipierro, Nicolle Elizabeth, Molly Gaudry, Roxane Gay, Christopher Higgs, Kristen Iskandrian, Lily Hoang, Jac Jemc, Sean Lovelace, Shya Scanlon, and Leni Zumas, and more.
Circulation: 
5,000 to 10,000

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.

Scribble

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7137 Cedar Hollow Circle
Bradenton
Florida
United States
34203
Contact Information
Jade
McGowan
Editor-In-Chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Fiction
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: 
2018
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Representative Authors: 
JG Sarmiento, Cavin Gonzalez, Julieanna Blackwell, Matthew Talamini, Kate Spitzmiller, JP Sortland, Tyler Phelps
Issues per Year: 
6
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Subscription Price: 
Free
Issue Price: 
Free
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
1-3

Scribble is an exciting online venue for exceptional flash and short fiction. This eclectic journal is open to literary fiction and all fiction genres with a literary approach.We accept unsolicited submissions all year long and publish 3-5 short stories bi-monthly (every two months).

Rather than beautifully-written vignettes, the editors of Scribble enjoy beautifully-written literary and general fiction stories that feature a character or characters who change somehow, for some reason, by the end of the story, or a character who does or experiences something unexpected. Please note that we publish pieces that are 2,000 words or less.

Laura Gross

Laura Gross Literary Agency
P.O. Box 610326
Newton Highlands, MA 02461

Empty Mirror

Basic Information
2218 Michigan St
Suite 2
Bellingham
Washington
United States
98229
Contact Information
Denise
Enck
Editor
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
Payment: 
No payment
Year Founded: 
2000
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Representative Authors: 
Amee Nassrene Broumand, Amy Fusselman, Beth Spencer, Bobbi Lurie, Chris Turnbull, Drew Gardner, Gloria Avner, Grzegorz Wróblewski, Heather Derr-Smith, Irène Mathieu, Jeff Bagato, Larry Beckett, Line Toftsø, Marcus Slease, Mark Terrill, Maya Jewell Zeller, Michael Begnal, Neeli Cherkovski, Robert Creeley, Steve Dalachinsky, Ted Joans, Teresa K. Miller, Zachary Lavoie
Issues per Year: 
52
Circulation: 
5,000 to 10,000
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
2-3

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.

 

Literary Wanderlust

Basic Information
City: 
Aurora
State: 
Colorado
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
80014
Contact Information
Susan
Brooks
Editor-in-Chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Book Types: 
Short story collections
Novel
Formats: 
Paperback
E-book
Audio
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

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.

Publishing type: 

New Texas: A Journal of Literature and Culture

Basic Information
East Hwy 90
Alpine, TX 79832
Alpine
Texas
United States
79830
Contact Information
Dr. Francine K.
Richter
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
E-publication
Print
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to May 1
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Contributor copies only
Year Founded: 
1996
Distributors: 
Sul Ross State University
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Representative Authors: 
We have hosted important writers such as National Book Award finalist, Dennis Covington and Jill Patterson, editor or the national literary journal, Iron Horse Literary Review, for readings, which give students, faculty, and area residents an opportunity to meet and enjoy nationally recognized and award-winning writers in classrooms and lecture venues.
Issues per Year: 
One
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
eight-ten

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.

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
Distributors: 
N/A
Year Founded: 
2014
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. 

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