Shift: A Journal of Literary Oddities

Basic Information
Creative Writing
Ringling College of Art and Design
2700 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota
Florida
United States
34232
Contact Information
Sylvia
Whitman
managing editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Print
Reading Period: 
Apr 15 to Sep 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
Distributors: 
Ringling College of Art and Design
Year Founded: 
2018
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Representative Authors: 
Dorothy Chan, Jordan Charlton, Magda Montiel Davis, Joel Fishbane, Sarah Gerard, Julia Horwitz, Choya Randolph, dave ring
Issues per Year: 
1
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Subscription Price: 
10
Issue Price: 
10
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
several

We welcome new, emerging, and established writers to submit fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, graphic texts, or artwork.

  • We want to see your best work, regardless of style, form, subject matter, or genre.
  • We’re especially interested in literary oddities–language-based creations that defy easy categorization.

Eratio Poetry Journal

Basic Information
72 Orange Street
Apt 5B
Brooklyn Heights
New York
United States
11201
Contact Information
Gregory
St.Thomasino
Founding Editor
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: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
No payment
Year Founded: 
2003
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Representative Authors: 
Alan Halsey, Carey Scott Wilkerson, Linda Russo, Carolyn Guinzio, Barbara Tomash, Marcia Arrieta, Trace Peterson
Issues per Year: 
As works are accepted, so they will appear.
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
2

Poetic discourse idioms. Eratio has a new look and a new policy: Eratio no longer publishes issues. Rather, as works are accepted, so they will appear. New work appears two or three times a week or as accepted.

Please send cover letter, bio, and poems together in one attachment.  No simultaneous submissions.  Be professional.  Presentation matters. 

The Gravity of the Thing

Basic Information
xxx xxx xxxx
Portland
Oregon
United States
97236
Contact Information
Thea
Prieto
Editor-in-Chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
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: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
No payment
Year Founded: 
2013
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Representative Authors: 
<p>Alex Behr, Jesi Bender, Yvonne Conza, Tracy Daugherty, Łukasz Drobnik, Stephanie Glazier, Joseph Harms, Janice Lee, Karen An-hwei Lee, Carlo Matos, Peg Alford Pursell, Diana Wagman.</p>
Issues per Year: 
4
Circulation: 
1,000 to 2,500
Subscription Price: 
Starts at $1 a month
Issue Price: 
Free
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
4

The Gravity of the Thing is an independent literary magazine dedicated to the publication of innovative and defamiliarized writing. We publish work that is aware of its literary form, writing that defamiliarizes in craft or content for an enhanced rendering of reality.

Please visit thegravityofthething.com/about before submitting, as your writing should reflect our desired criteria. For more information about defamiliarized writing and our publishing practices, please visit our Baring the Device column at thegravityofthething.com/catalog/baring-the-device.

Lucky Jefferson

Basic Information
1240 4th St NE
Washington
District of Columbia
United States
20002
Contact Information
NaBeela
Washington
Founder, Editor-in-Chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
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
Year Founded: 
2018
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
26% to 50%
Issues per Year: 
4
Issue Price: 
7
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
29

Readers can expect literature that highlights refreshing contemporary perspectives and promotes cultural diversity while fostering inclusive creativity.

Lucky Jefferson isn't your typical literary journal—we generate constructive and interactive conversations around poetry, art, and publishing and rethink the way journals are produced and shared with readers and writers.

Review our submission guidelines. Get lost in our 365 Collection and check out what we share on social media. Try to understand who Lucky Jefferson is and what we publish before submitting your work.

We look past the traditional for things more exciting.

34MAG

Basic Information
Contact Information
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
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: 
2007
Distributors: 
The 34thParallel Magazine ISSN 1938-9329 is published monthly in digital and print editions at Lulu Press Inc, Morrisville, North Carolina, US, and online at Inmotion, El Segundo, California, US.
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Issues per Year: 
12
Circulation: 
1,000 to 2,500
Issue Price: 
$14.50

Your story, your poetry meets glossy litmag in digital and print.

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.

Better Than Starbucks

Basic Information
146 Lake Constance
West Palm Beach
Florida
United States
33411
Contact Information
Anthony
Watkins
Founder
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
Distributors: 
Lulu, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, etc.
Year Founded: 
2016
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
26% to 50%
Representative Authors: 
Visit https://betterthanstarbucks.org and see for yourself! Our online archives include thirty issues to read, and we are up to 10-12 categories of poetry and creative writing per issue.
Issues per Year: 
6
Circulation: 
5,000 to 10,000
Subscription Price: 
none
Issue Price: 
free online, regular print copy $8, premium print copy $15, pdf $3, ebook $2
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
10 - 15, over 70 unique contributors per issue

Outstanding poetry and fiction in many genres and many voices. Poetry includes free verse, haiku, formal poetry, prose poetry, form poetry, experimental poetry, sentimental poetry, and international poetry. Fiction from flash or micro to full length. Creative non-fiction. Monthly interview with a poet, author or artist. Occasional poetry book review. Occasional art (online or print cover.) 70+ authors per bi-monthly issue. Semi-pro payment for five featured poems per issue.

Submit your work in the body of an email. Include short bio (around 30 words) and the name you want listed. We DO accept previously published work. Five Featured Poems (or a work of Fiction) monthly each receive payment of $20.  All contributors receive choice of free pdf or eBook version. We usually respond in 60 days. Submit no more than once every 4 months. Submission in more than one category is welcome. We rarely publish long poems. We have a soft spot for limericks and haiku. We aren't prudes, we accept sex, violence or crude language if they are key to a good story, but won't publish anything hateful. We love a good story and a great poem.

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.
 

Invisible City

Basic Information
University of San Francisco
MFA in Writing Program
San Francisco
California
United States
94117
Contact Information
Sara
Fan
Editor in Chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
E-publication
Reading Period: 
Mar 5 to May 10
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>Elena Passarello, Shane McCrae, Ana Menéndez</p>
Issues per Year: 
2
Circulation: 
1,000 to 2,500

Invisible City publishes fiction, creative non-fiction, and poetry.

Invisible City accept pieces that have not been previously published. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable, although please inform us if you have sent your piece elsewhere. Shorter pieces are preferred. Submissions should be sent in Microsoft Word format (preferred) or an RTF format. Art submissions should be in jpeg or gif format. We will accept up to three poems per writer or one fiction or nonfiction submission per writer. Do not include your name on the piece itself.

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.

 

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