Eastern Iowa Review

Basic Information
6332 33rd Avenue Drive
Shellsburg
Iowa
United States
52332
Contact Information
Chila
Woychik
Managing Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Print
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
Distributors: 
Ingram
Year Founded: 
2014
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Representative Authors: 
Stephanie Dickinson, many others.
Issues per Year: 
2-3
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Subscription Price: 
N/A
Issue Price: 
9.00
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
12

Lyric essays. Some hybrid/experimental. Some creative nonfiction.

Prose poetry.

Occasional themed issues, usually in the summer.

Please check our guidelines for specifics. We have rolling submission dates.

 

We especially enjoy lyricism, realism, the light breaking through the darkness. Beautiful prose poetry is sought.

Loud Coffee Press

Basic Information
2102 Kimberton Road
PO Box #168
Kimberton
Pennsylvania
United States
19422
Contact Information
Fred
Charles
Loud Coffee Press
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
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: 
2019
Distributors: 
N/A
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Issues per Year: 
4
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Subscription Price: 
Free

Loud Coffee Press is a quarterly unpretentious and unapologetic literary journal that focuses on three things we love: flash fiction, coffee, and music. We look for writing that hovers in that perfect brew spot of 195 to 205 degrees Fahrenheit, where the entire piece rocks us to our core. Give us something that keeps us up at night and leaves our ears ringing the next day.

We have unique submission guidelines so we encourage submitters to read them. If you catch us in a good mood, we might be willing to overlook some guideline mistakes for the sake of a fantastic piece. However, our most significant turn-offs come in the form of bland, generic stories, pieces that don’t contain a story arc, or topics that are derivative of current trends. We love music-focused submissions, but we often have to deny a great piece because it could potentially violate copyright law with quoted song lyrics.
 

The Zodiac Review

Basic Information
Colorado
United States
Contact Information
Daniel
VanTassel
Editor and Publisher
Details
Genres Published: 
Fiction
Formats: 
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: 
2011
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
6% to 10%
Representative Authors: 
<p>Joe Giordano, Charles Hayes, Tricia Fields, Will Dixon, Doug Johnson, Donald Dewey, William Doreski, Milton Erlich, Rebecca Clay Haynes, George Masters, Gale Tanner, Heide Kraay</p>
Issues per Year: 
3
Circulation: 
1,000 to 2,500
Subscription Price: 
N/A
Issue Price: 
N/A
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
1 or 2

The Zodiac Review was launched in 2011 to provide a quality venue for readers and new, emerging and established writers of "literary/genre" fiction—the merger of literary fiction and (nearly) any genre that joins it. Here new and emerging writers will find a writing studio of sorts as well as a receptive venue for publication. Editors provide free, personal feedback for all submissions. We also facilitate reader/writer communications, and expect to submit Pushcart nominations.

Please see our website (thezodiacreview.com)for the latest information on our submission periods. When we are open for submissions, please follow our guidelines! (Remarkably few writers do!) And of course read some of our published stories and prose poems.

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.

 

Petigru Review

Basic Information
Columbia
South Carolina
United States
29201
Contact Information
Vivian
Bikulege
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Reading Period: 
Apr 1 to Jul 31
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
No payment
Year Founded: 
print- 2006, online- 2018
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Issues per Year: 
1
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
~ half

Submissions open April 1st and close July 31st in the following areas:

  • Short Fiction – up to 5000 words; or 3 flash pieces up to 1000 words.
  • Novel Chapter- up to 5000 words.
  • Creative Nonfiction –  up to 5000 words; or 3 flash essays up to 1000 words.
  • Poetry – up to 3 poems per document.
  • Cover-art- high resolution please.

We are also interested in essays on the writing life and/or critical essays to include on the TPR blog.

Assure Press

Basic Information
1034 Hollow Creek Dr.
City: 
Cedar Hill (Dallas-Ft. Worth area)
State: 
Texas
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
75104
Contact Information
Aerial
Hobson
Acquisitions Editor
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Book Types: 
Chapbook
Novella
Short story collections
Essay collections
Novel
Memoir
Poetry collections
Formats: 
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book
Audio
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
No
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months

Assure Press connects authors and artists with the world through inspirational and enlightening poetry, non-fiction, motivational, and educational literature that is mostly, but not only, in the English language.

  • We seek original ideas.
  • The work does not have to be entirely in English
  • Simultaneous submissions are encouraged. If the work is accepted elsewhere, just add a note through Submittable. Please withdraw your work if it is accepted elsewhere. In the case of poetry, if part of your submission has been accepted by another publication, please notify us at ahobson@assurepress.org. 
Representative Authors: 

Ann Howells, Zoë Luh, Kenneth Pobo, Darius Frasure,

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
3-5
Titles per Year: 
1 to 5
Distributors: 
Lightning Source (Print and Electronic) ACX (For Audible)
Publishing type: 

Novel Noctule

Basic Information
Uniondale
New York
United States
11553
Contact Information
Jacqueline
Dyre
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Formats: 
Web
E-publication
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: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Cash
Year Founded: 
2019
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Representative Authors: 
Dan Fields, Macy Harrison, Oliver Smith
Issues per Year: 
12
Subscription Price: 
Free
Issue Price: 
Free
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
3

Novel Noctule is a horror magazine that seeks to blur the lines between speculative and literary fiction. We use the horror genre as a vehicle for reflection and sociopolitical examination.

We publish horror that sheds light on the human condition. Writers should read past issues of the magazine before submitting to gain a better understanding of our mission.  

Palooka

Basic Information
No Mailing Address
Corvallis
Oregon
United States
97330
Contact Information
Jonathan
Starke
Founding Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
E-publication
Print
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: 
Contributor copies only
Year Founded: 
2010
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Issues per Year: 
1
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Issue Price: 
$3 - $8
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
10-20

"I decided some years ago that I wanted to create a space for people taking on the struggle, a venue to give those writers and artists a truly fair shot at publication and the chance to be seen, read, and recognized—no connections, no solicitations, and only blind reading. Here, the quality of work is all that matters, not who you know or where you come from or what you've already accomplished. A fair chance and an open hand for everyone—the underdogs, the in-betweeners, and the already established." —Jonathan Starke, Editor

Stoneboat

Basic Information
PO Box 1254
Sheboygan
Wisconsin
United States
53082-1254
Contact Information
Signe
Jorgenson
Co-Editor in Chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Print
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: 
Contributor copies only
Year Founded: 
2010
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
6% to 10%
Representative Authors: 
<p>Robert Vivian, Philip Dacey, Mariko Nagai, Simon Perchik, Joyce Dyer, Karl Elder, James Grabill</p>
Issues per Year: 
2
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Subscription Price: 
$20/year
Issue Price: 
$10

Stoneboat is an independent biannual journal of literature and arts that is dedicated to publishing quality fiction, nonfiction, memoir, poetry, artwork, and graphic literature. We strive to showcase outstanding and diverse work from both emerging and established artists. Ours is a larger format publication compared to traditional journals since we believe in giving contributors’ work room to breathe.

Bombay Gin

Basic Information
Jack Kerouac School
Naropa University
Boulder
Colorado
United States
80302
Contact Information
Jade
Lascelles
Editor-in-Chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Print
Reading Period: 
Feb 1 to Sep 8
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Contributor copies only
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
11% to 25%
Representative Authors: 
<p>CA Conrad, Rebecca Brown, Chris Martin, Reed Bye, Ed Sanders, Amiri Baraka, Joanne Kyger, Akilah Oliver, Alice Notley, Vanessa Place, Lily Hoang, Dodie Bellamy, Ronaldo Wilson, Bhanu Kapil, DJ Spooky, Colin Frazer, Lara Durback, Julia Seko, Wesley Tanner, Christina Mengert, Erin Morrill, Thurston Moore, Ana Božičević</p>
Issues per Year: 
1
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Subscription Price: 
1 year- $10; 3 years-$21; 5 years-$35
Issue Price: 
$12 / Back Issues $8
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
30-35

Started in 1974, Bombay Gin is the literary journal of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics—co-founded by Allen Ginsberg and Anne Waldman—at Naropa University. Edited by program faculty and students, Bombay Gin publishes innovative poetry, prose, and hybrid texts as well as art, translations and interviews.

We have one call for open submissions a school year. Please check our website, blog or facebook for specifics. We recommend reading our magazine before submitting. We do not respond to submissions sent outside of the reading period.

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