No Tokens is a journal celebrating work that is felt in the spine. We are run entirely by women, queer, trans, and non-binary individuals, dedicated to featuring the words and artwork of all voices of the past, present, and future. We are here to keep stories alive. We are paying attention.
We want your fiction, poetry, art, criticism—you name it—that pushes against complacent taxonomies and finds itself well off the beaten path. We define ourselves as an “isthmus,” a space of crossings and connectivity, between histories, articulations, media—making of these frontiers a site of play and revitalization.
A “speculative essay” concerns itself with the figurative over the literal, ambiguity over knowing, meditation over reportage. Thus we propose the lens of speculative nonfiction. With this journal we hope to begin a new dialogue about this exciting corner of literary activity; we aim to set aside that tired dog of truth vs. fiction and consider afresh the literary territories nonfiction is charting in the 21st century.
We aim to encourage conversations by amplifying diverse perspectives. We appreciate authors who illuminate unconventional and unnoticed aspects of existence, and we endeavor to connect them with eager, receptive readers. We uplift the unusual and the overlooked, the complex and the hybrid. We insist on being heard.
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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. All subs receive a prompt reply! Electronic submissions only! Be professional. Presentation matters.
Ang(st) focuses on feminist bodies and physical experiences. It is a space for marginalized voices and identities: bodies that are considered outside the realm of ‘normal’ and ‘able’. They publish BIPOC, LGBTQ+, differently abled, and other underrepresented feminist voices.
We publish themed issues and projects throughout the year. Check our website for the current call for submissions.
Started in 2016, The Wire’s Dream is a semi-annual magazine that values your story, your life perspective, and your worldview. An extension of The Black Lion Journal, The Wire’s Dream features creative work in Fiction, Poetry, Art, Creative Nonfiction, Photography, and Combined Work.
Genuine stories, differing worldviews, contemporary voices.
Permafrost, the farthest north literary journal for writing and the arts, publishes original work in all genres, including fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and hybrid. We publish two issues annually, one print and one online. Our journal also includes interviews with prominent authors, original artwork, and reviews. Permafrost is affiliated with the University of Alaska Fairbanks and the UAF MFA Program.
The Carolina Quarterly has been publishing the work of established and emergent writers for 65 years. Works from the past two volumes have recieved Honorable Mentions in Best American Short Stories, Best American Essays, and Best American Non-Required Reading.
Diode Editions is looking for poetry that excites and energizes, that uses language that crackles and sparks. We’re looking for poetry from all points on the arc, from formal to experimental (no light verse or erotic poetry, please). Simultaneous submissions are welcomed, but please notify us if they're accepted elsewhere. Diode does not accept previously published work. Submissions are welcome during contest periods. Check our website for contest dates. www.diodeeditions.com