Border Crossing

Basic Information
650 W. Easterday Ave, Dept. of English
Sault Sainte Marie
Michigan
United States
49783
Contact Information
Julie Brooks Barbour, Mary McMyne,
and Jillena Rose
Co-editors
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Reading Period: 
Sep 15 to Feb 1
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Cash
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Representative Authors: 
<p>Recent issues have featured Colleen Abel, Paul David Adkins, Cathleen Bailey, Mary Buchinger, Paul Crenshaw, Dawn Davies, Richard Dokey, Ronlyn Domingue, E.A. Durden, Jeannine Hall Gailey, Joseph D. Haske, Mark Jacobs, Sally Rosen Kindred, Kathleen Kirk, Geeta Kothari, Al Maginnes, Marilyn Martin, Lori A. May, Robert McGuill, Lisa Pacenza, Ron Riekki, Curtis Smith, Andrew F. Sullivan, Robert Vivian, and more.</p>
Issues per Year: 
1
Subscription Price: 
Annual
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
3-5

Founded in 2011, Border Crossing is a literary and arts journal published by the Lake Superior State University Creative Writing Program. Uniquely situated on the border of the United States and Canada, we're committed to publishing the best work submitted by emerging and established writers on both sides of the border and abroad. We're especially interested in writing that crosses boundaries in genre or geography, and voices that aren't often heard in mainstream publications.

Fugue

Basic Information
200 Brink Hall
University of Idaho
Moscow
Idaho
United States
83844-1102
Contact Information
Warren
Bromley-Vogel
Editor-in-Chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Print
Reading Period: 
Sep 1 to Apr 30
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Cash
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
6% to 10%
Representative Authors: 
<p>Since 1990, Fugue has been promoting diverse literary voices of new and established writers. Past contributors have included Steve Almond, Charles Baxter, Stephen Dobyns, Denise Duhamel, Stephen Dunn, Michael Martone, Campbell McGrath, W.S. Merwin, Sharon Olds, Jim Shepard, David Shields, Pete Fromm, Natasha Trethewey, Rick Bass, Robert Wrigley, Dean Young, and B.H. Fairchild.</p>
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000

Fugue is a journal of new literature edited by graduate students within the University of Idaho’s English and Creative Writing Programs. Fugue publishes fiction, nonfiction, poetry and experiment pieces. We look for writing that incorporates new ideas, themes, and structures. Fugue awards cash prizes and publication for prose and poetry in our annual spring contest. Past judges include Mark Doty, BH Fairchild, Jo Ann Beard, Ilya Kaminsky, Patricia Hampl, and Tony Hoagland.

Poetry, nonfiction, and Experiment submissions are accepted September 1 through May 1; fiction is accepted September 1 through March 1 (Online submissions only). All material received outside of this period will be unread. Please mark your submission with the appropriate genre & submit using Submishmash. All contributors receive payment and two complimentary copies of the journal. Please send no more than five poems, two short-shorts, one story, or one essay at a time. Submissions in more than one genre should be submitted separately. We will consider simultaneous submissions, but we will not consider multiple submissions.

Bourbon Penn

Basic Information
PO Box 7764
Myrtle Beach
South Carolina
United States
29572
Contact Information
Erik
Secker
Editor / Publisher
Details
Genres Published: 
Fiction
Formats: 
Web
E-publication
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: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Cash
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Representative Authors: 
<p>Recent issues have included fiction from Alan DeNiro, Stephen Graham Jones, Paul Tremblay, Benjamin Parzybok, Nancy Hightower and more.</p>
Issues per Year: 
2
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
1-2

Bourbon Penn is a print and online magazine featuring stories of imagination and the odd.

Send us highly imaginative stories with a healthy dose of the odd. Odd characters, odd experiences, odd realities. We want character. For us, stories live and die by their characters. We’re looking for fully drawn characters who surprise us with their honesty, complexity, and contradictions. We want mysterious. We’re looking for stories that grab the reader, make them ask, “what the hell is going on?” and then deliver on the tease. We want ideas and action. We love exploring big, philosophical ideas, but we revel in suspenseful plotting. If you’re adept at blending these elements, we can't wait to read your work. We want fresh voices and exciting prose. We want to be surprised. We want to be inspired. We want to find stories that we can’t wait to publish, promote, and evangelize.

Quarterly West

Basic Information
University of Utah
255 S. Central Campus Dr.
Salt Lake City
Utah
United States
84112
Contact Information
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Reading Period: 
Sep 1 to Apr 30
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
Issues per Year: 
3
Circulation: 
5,000 to 10,000
Issue Price: 
Free
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
Several

Quarterly West looks for writing that is: Exciting. Challenging. Risky. Unpredictable.

And Different.

Different stomps in. Maybe it seeps in. Sometimes, and in our favorite works, different is always already there and it strikes flint and blazes. This is what we look for.

Please submit electronically; we no longer read print submissions.

Rivet: The Journal of Writing That Risks

Basic Information
P.O. Box 591104
San Francisco
California
United States
94159
Contact Information
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: 
Cash
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Representative Authors: 
Junot Díaz, Octavia E. Butler, Karen Russell, Jonathan Lethem, Kelly Link, Haruki Murakami, Anne Carson, Italo Calvino, Rikki Du Cornet, J.G. Ballard, Bruno Schulz, Richard Brautigan, Ursula K. Le Guin, David Mitchell, Angela Carter, Neil Gaiman, Margaret Atwood
Issues per Year: 
3
Circulation: 
1,000 to 2,500
Subscription Price: 
na
Issue Price: 
free
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
10-30%

Rivet publishes writing that breaks from the mainstream to surprise, challenge, and delight. Each issue brings together poetry, fiction, and nonfiction that test the boundaries of form and content--a surrealist sestina followed by a lyric essay on multiracial identity then a flash fiction set in humanity’s far future--the intersections as intriguing as the works themselves. Rivet writers explore their craft fearlessly and thoughtfully, and our editors are dedicated to providing them with a professional venue for publishing experimental work.

We are interested in: surreal, fabulist, and remix aesthetics; political and controversial topics; hybrid and multimedia things that play well online; literary takes on popular genres; reviews of books/media and interviews of people that would be of interest to our audience. We are not interested in: shock value alone; middle class ennui. Most of all, surprise us with something we’ve never seen before, that moves and reveals. We believe in the author-editor relationship, and we work with each writer to fully realize their vision. If that’s something you are as excited about as we are, then we want to read your work.

Talking Writing

Basic Information
Online only
Cambridge
Massachusetts
United States
02138
Contact Information
Martha
Nichols
Editor in Chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Reading Period: 
Sep 1 to May 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
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
11% to 25%
Representative Authors: 
Essays by Aimee Phan, Richard Zimler, and Ron MacLean; poetry by Alicia Ostriker, Katharine Harer, and JP Howard; fiction by Sean Ennis, Andrew Lam, and Kathryn Gahl; comics by Theresa Williams; interviews with Mark Vonnegut, Jennifer Egan, Connie Willis, and Robert Olen Butler.
Issues per Year: 
4
Circulation: 
Greater than 10,000
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
2 or 3

Talking Writing is a nonprofit digital magazine that publishes four issues a year, featuring stories, poetry, and journalism. Every issue of Talking Writing is devoted to a theme, such as "Distraction" or "Writing and Faith." TW's mission is to promote passionate writing and reading in the new media world—and we welcome provocative essays, serious talk about literature, and engaging personal stories.

Please read our submissions guidelines for different sections of the magazine. Writers are encouraged to query us about writing commentaries for issue themes, which can be previewed on our "TW's Editorial Calendar" page. TW also awards one or two Talking Writing Prizes annually. The submission deadline for contests is usually October 1. Check the TW site for contest details.

CURA: A Literary Magazine of Art and Action

Basic Information
113 W. 60th Street, Room 924
Fordham University
New York
New York
United States
10023
Contact Information
Sarah
Gambito
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
E-publication
Reading Period: 
Oct 15 to Mar 15
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
26% to 50%
Representative Authors: 
Brenda Hillman, Robert Bly, Evie Shockley, Lia Purpura, Rigoberto Gonzalez, Patricia Smith
Circulation: 
1,000 to 2,500

CURA: A Literary Magazine of Art and Action is a multi-media magazine based at Fordham University committed to integrating the arts and social justice.

BlazeVOX

Basic Information
131 Euclid Ave
Kenmore
New York
United States
14217
Contact Information
Geoffrey
Gatza
Publisher
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
E-publication
Print
Audio
Video
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
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Representative Authors: 
<p>Please see our fifteen years of work: http://www.blazevox.org/index.php/journal</p>
Issues per Year: 
2
Circulation: 
Greater than 10,000
Issue Price: 
free online
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
15 - 20

BlazeVOX is a haven for undervalued writers to convene with readers worldwide, delivering the contemporary through books-in-hand and ebooks-in-a-minute. Articles of submission depend on many criteria, but overall items submitted must conform to one ethereal trait, your work must not suck. This put plainly, bad art should be punished; we will not promote it. However, all submissions will be reviewed and the author will receive feedback. We are human too. Please send your work.

Please see our online submission policy.

Crab Fat Magazine

Basic Information
www.crabfatmagazine.com
Columbus
Georgia
United States
31907
Contact Information
Caseyrenee
Lopez
Editor-in-Chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
E-publication
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: 
No payment
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Issues per Year: 
4
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000

Crab Fat wants experimental, hybrid, awkward, queer, punk, and feminist work.

Please read the magazine and submission guidelines. Please use 12pt font and standard formatting.

Posit

Basic Information
245 Sullivan Street
New York
New York
United States
10012
Contact Information
Susan
Lewis
Editor and Publisher
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Formats: 
Web
Reading Period: 
Sep 1 to May 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: 
11% to 25%
Representative Authors: 
<p>Amy King, Seth Abramson, Anne Waldman, Norma Cole, Sharon Mesmer, Joanna Penn Cooper, Sheila Murphy, Simeon Berry, Joanna Fuhrman, Joe Pan, Deborah Poe</p>
Issues per Year: 
4
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
none so far

Posit publishes finely crafted contemporary poetry, very short fiction, hybrid literary forms, and visual art. We consider submissions between September 1st and May 31st. We are looking for innovation, aesthetic vision, and accomplished craftsmanship. Our tastes are broad, with an interest in the experimental.

Please read our past issues before submitting!

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