Timeless, Infinite Light

Basic Information
4799 Shattuck Avenue
City: 
Oakland
State: 
California
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
94609
Contact Information
Zoe
Tuck
Publicist
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Creative Nonfiction
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
No
Reading Period: 
Jun 1 to Jul 31
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months

Our books are spells for unraveling capitalism. We have a heavy West Coast lean towards the experimental / radical / mystical.

Please note that we are not currently accepting general submissions except through our full length book contest.

Representative Authors: 

Emji Spero, Ivy Johnson, Emerson Whitney, Amy Berkowitz, Olive Blackburn, Zoe Tuck, Paul Ebenkamp

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
4

Mortar Magazine

Basic Information
40 Norris St
Unit 302
Cambridge
Massachusetts
United States
02140-1864
Contact Information
Alison
Lanier
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
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
Year Founded: 
2017
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Issues per Year: 
2
Circulation: 
2,500 to 5,000
Subscription Price: 
N/A
Issue Price: 
N/A
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
Roughly two or three

MORTAR MAGAZINE evolves the idea that writing can and should be incisive, coming in at the edges, doing that elusive something that makes us question motive, genre, meaning, or narrative itself.

While we accept any prose or poetry submissions, we have a soft spot in our hearts for of-the-moment writing, in the sense of experimental forms and new voices. 

We are very much a new publication and as such, we are flexible in terms of content and open-minded in terms of submissions. We hope to discover work that will define the magazine, not the other way around. 

SWWIM Every Day

Basic Information
Miami Beach
Florida
United States
33140
Contact Information
Catherine
Esposito Prescott
Co-Founder/Co-Editor-in-Chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Formats: 
Web
E-publication
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: 
No payment
Year Founded: 
2017
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Representative Authors: 
Paula Bohince, Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello, Denise Duhamel, Allison Joseph, Jennifer L. Knox, Mia Leonin, Mary Meriam, Maureen Seaton, Catherine Staples, LB Thompson
Issues per Year: 
SWWIM Every Day publishes a poem every weekday (about 256 per year)
Circulation: 
1,000 to 2,500
Subscription Price: 
free
Issue Price: 
free
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
5 percent per year

Founded by Catherine Esposito Prescott and Jen Karetnick, SWWIM Every Day publishes one poem every weekday from women and women-identifying/femme-presenting writers of all ages, races, ethnicities, cultures, orientations, expressions and experience (emerging to internationally acclaimed). Poems are also delivered to in-boxes via subscription. The editors enjoy everything from prose poems to free verse to prosody; however, the digital platform excludes formatting some highly visual or extremely experimental pieces.

We welcome poems on a variety of themes or subjects. We especially like to see work that, despite its excellence, has been overlooked or excluded by the patriarchy. SWWIM stands for Supporting Women Writers in Miami, where we run a reading series, but we publish writers from all over the world. We nominate for all award anthologies and prizes. Subscribe for a poem delivered to your in-box every weekday to get a sense of our aesthetic and follow/like us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook @swwimmiami where we re-post all the work and announce fee-free submission periods. 

Blood Tree Literature

Basic Information
903 W. Alameda Ste. #1 P.O. Box 202
Santa Fe
New Mexico
United States
87501
Contact Information
Brantlee
Reid
Editor-in-Chief
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
Year Founded: 
2017
Representative Authors: 
Quintan Ana Wikswo, Michael J. Wilson, Darryl Lorenzo Wellington
Issues per Year: 
Around 10
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Subscription Price: 
Free
Issue Price: 
Free
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
Around 12

At Blood Tree Literature, we look for lyrical and resonant works of flash fiction and nonfiction, poetry, experimentals and hybrids that take linguistic risks to push the boundaries of conventional language and genre. So send along the box under your bed marked UNSHARABLE; the orphan poem or black-sheep fiction. Jar, arrest us.

Dark Matter: Women Witnessing

Basic Information
1028 Laurier E.
Montreal
Quebec
Canada
H2J 1G6
Contact Information
Lise
Weil
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
No payment
Year Founded: 
2014
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Representative Authors: 
Deena Metzger, Melissa Kwasny, Kathleen Moore, Naomi Shihab Nye, Robin Kimmerer, Debra Magpie Earling, Beverly Naidus
Issues per Year: 
so far 1-2, will be increasing to 4, with fewer articles per issue
Circulation: 
2,500 to 5,000
Subscription Price: 
free
Issue Price: 
free
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
20-25

WE publish writing and visual art created in response to an age of massive species loss and ecological collapse. It is a home for dreams, visions, and communications with the nonhuman world, especially those with messages for how we might begin to heal our broken relationship to the earth.

 

 

Theme for issue #6 is: WHAT DOES IT MEAN, TO HEAL?  please see our submission guidelines.

 

 

Prachya Review

Basic Information
Chittagong
Bangladesh
4000
Contact Information
Shafinur Shafin
Anika Shah
Editors, Prachya Review
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
E-publication
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: 
No
Payment: 
No payment
Year Founded: 
2015
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Issues per Year: 
4
Circulation: 
5,000 to 10,000
Subscription Price: 
N/A
Issue Price: 
N/A
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
maximum three

Prachya Review is a cross cultural webzine published from Bangladesh. It is not a magazine that will portray the literature of only a particular place or people. Rather we are trying to build a bridge between writers, poets, playwrights, artists, photographers... basically anyone from any corner of the world who uses any form of literature and/or art as a medium to express themselves. The key is to connect. We focus mainly on new ideas, new forms, and exploration of new concepts that are related to the theme announced for the issues. 

Write hard, edit harder. And especially before sending your work to a magazine, edit as much as you can. If and when your work gets rejected, never be disheartened or discouraged. See it as an opportunity to grow, feel more inspired and encouraged, and start working again. 

Another Chicago Magazine

Basic Information
1301 W. Byron St.
Chicago
Illinois
United States
60613
Contact Information
Sandi
Wisenberg
editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
E-publication
Reading Period: 
Jan 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
Year Founded: 
1977
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Representative Authors: 
ACM was a print magazine from 1977 to 2016, publishing writers from Charles Bukowski to Samantha Irby. We published the work of a visual artist who was beginning his writing career. His name is David Sedaris.
Issues per Year: 
2 but we plan to refresh the issue with writing by various authors on our blog
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Subscription Price: 
free
Issue Price: 
free
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
0 first-time authors

We want work that is urgent and beautiful, that was written with lightning and a sense that tomorrow may never come. We want work that pushes edges and tells us something new. We love work that is personal and political—political in the largest sense, as in awareness of who has the power and how it is they came to have it. We publish interviews and book reviews and review-essays.

Tattered Press

Basic Information
1919 N. Summit Avenue
Unit 10B
City: 
Milwaukee
State: 
Wisconsin
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
53202
Contact Information
Amanda Ngoho
Reavey
Managing Editor
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Creative Nonfiction
Book Types: 
Chapbook
Novella
Short story collections
Essay collections
Novel
Memoir
Poetry collections
Formats: 
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
No
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Mar 1
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months

We are interested in creating conversational spaces, and pieces that provoke thought-change. We want to hear from new voices and emerging voices as well as our literary mentors, established writers, and ancestors.

Please take a look at the website, read the submissions guidelines, what we've previously published, and deeply consider whether your work engages with our mission. We want manuscripts that work on a cellular level. We are a hands-on, collaborative press, from editing to layout and design, to getting your work seen.

Representative Authors: 

Alicia Cahalane Lewis, Luisa A. Igloria, Freesia McKee, Lynne DeSilva-Johnson

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
3-12
Titles per Year: 
1 to 5
Publishing type: 

BLF Press

Basic Information
P.O. Box 833
City: 
Clayton
State: 
North Carolina
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
27520
Contact Information
Stephanie
Allen
Publisher and Editor-in-Chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Book Types: 
Short story collections
Essay collections
Novel
Memoir
Poetry collections
Formats: 
Paperback
E-book
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
No
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
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

BLF Press is an independent Black feminist press dedicated to amplifying the work of women of color.

Please see our submissions guidelines.

Representative Authors: 

Krystal A. Smith, Penny Mickelbury

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
1-2
Titles per Year: 
1 to 5
Distributors: 
Ingram
Publishing type: 

Virga

Basic Information
536 Tulipan Way
apt. A
Talent
Oregon
United States
97540
Contact Information
Laura
Page
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
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: 
No payment
Year Founded: 
2017
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
11% to 25%
Representative Authors: 
Lindsay Illich, Jenna Le, Cal Freeman, Bryan Parys, Devon Balwit, Stephanie Bryant Anderson
Issues per Year: 
2
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Subscription Price: 
None
Issue Price: 
None
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
18-20

Virga is rain that takes some cloud down with it–precipitation with parachute.

Virga is also a poetry journal. Here, we hope to publish poems that take some of the sky down to the page.

Our tastes are eclectic, but we would like to see poems that demonstrate elegance, empathy, and experimentation. This is to say, we want content that is well-crafted, that pays reverent attention to detail; content that keeps humanity at its center; content that innovates.

To get a sense of what we like to publish, read a recent issue of Virga.
 

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