Solstice (SolLit): A Magazine of Diverse Voices

Basic Information
PO Box 920653
Needham
Massachusetts
United States
02492
Contact Information
Lee
Hope
editor-in-chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Print
Reading Period: 
Sep 1 to Jun 1
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: 
1% to 5%
Representative Authors: 
<p>Poets: Stephen Dunn, Martha Collins, Major Jackson, Diane Glancy, Kurt Brown, Daniel Tobin, Theodore Deppe, Dzvnia Orlowsky, Betsy Sholl. Nonfiction: Jabari Asim, Sven Birkerts, Richard Hoffman, Michael Steinberg, Baron Wormser. Fiction: David Huddle, Robert Lopez, Kim McLarin, Roland Merullo, Pablo Medina, Nahid Rachlin.</p>
Issues per Year: 
3
Circulation: 
1,000 to 2,500
Subscription Price: 
free
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
varies

Solstice is committed to publishing works by diverse authors, and writers-on-the margins. We are a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit.

Please go to www.solsticelitmag.org for submission guidelines and do read the magazine. We have a Blog for which we accept guest submissions, also book reviews and interviews. We are a Best of the Net award- winning mag.

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Wordgathering

Basic Information
7507 Park Ave.
Pennsauken
New Jersey
United States
08109
Contact Information
Michael
Northen
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
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
26% to 50%
Representative Authors: 
<p>Sheila Black, Jim Ferris, Jennifer Bartlett, Kobus Moolman, Anne Finger, Jillian Weise</p>
Issues per Year: 
4
Subscription Price: 
None
Issue Price: 
None
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
15-20

Wordgathering provides a venue for those whose talent in writing poetry converges with an interest in the growing field of disabilities literature. We seek writing that counters stereotypes of disabilities. In addition to poetry, we publish books reviews, literary essays, fiction, drama and art related to disability.

We do not use "inspirational" work or stories of overcoming. We seek poetry, fiction and literary essays that make a genuine contribution to the field of disability literature. We appreciate poetry that provides fresh insights about what a disabilities perspective can provide and avoids clichés. Please read sample poetry before submitting. We discourage submissions by pdf file or other formats that can not be interpreted by a screen reader. Audio files will be requested or created for poems accepted. We do review books.

Yalobusha Review

Basic Information
Leavell Hall 302
University of Mississippi
Oxford
Mississippi
United States
38655
Contact Information
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
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
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Representative Authors: 
<p>Cathy Wagner, Danielle Pafunda, Danniel Schoonebeek, D.A. Powell, Melissa Broder, Dan Beachy-Quick, Amy King, Noelle Kocot, G.C. Waldrep, Jesmyn Ward, George Singleton, Jack Pendarvis, Carmen Maria Machado, John Brandon.</p>

Yalobusha Review is a journal of new writing, founded in 1995 and operated by the graduate writing program at the University of Mississippi. We seek to showcase work that alters or subverts mainstream forms of expression–work that is, in a broad sense, experimental, though that takes many forms. We believe the reading experience should be a kinetic one, and to that end, we favor art that has its own source of energy, drawn from tonal individuality, linguistic texture, and above all, a sense of exploration.

We accept simultaneous submissions. Please familiarize yourself with our aesthetic before submitting.

Glassworks Magazine

Basic Information
Writing Arts Department
Bozorth Hall
Glassboro
New Jersey
United States
08028
Contact Information
Katie
Budris
Editor in Chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
E-publication
Print
Audio
Video
Reading Period: 
Aug 1 to Dec 15
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: 
1% to 5%
Representative Authors: 
<p>Oliver de la Paz, Thomas Lynch, Robert Wrigley, Carlos Ramos, Paul Lisicky</p>
Issues per Year: 
2
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
20-25

A magazine of literature, art, and new media published by the Master of Arts in Writing program at Rowan University.

Please read past issue for a sense of aesthetic and follow submission guidelines carefully.

pioneertown.

Basic Information
main street
Chicago
Illinois
United States
60601
Contact Information
Brenna
Kischuk
Founder and 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: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Cash

pioneertown is an online literary journal publishing both traditional and genre-bending work. Named after an old western movie town in the southern California desert, pioneertown aims to establish a collection of work new and needed on the literary scene.

Border Crossing

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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.

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.

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