Ponder Review

Basic Information
1100 College St., MUW-1634
Mississippi University for Women
Columbus
Mississippi
United States
39701
Contact Information
Kendall
Dunkelberg
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Print
Reading Period: 
Jun 15 to Sep 15
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Contributor copies only
Year Founded: 
2017
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
6% to 10%
Representative Authors: 
Kali Lightfoot, Randolph Thomas, Juyanne James, Sonny Brewer, Robin Scofield, Robin Eisner, Claire Scott, Hisham Bustani, JC Reilly, Jami Kimbrell, and Ace Boggess
Issues per Year: 
2
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Subscription Price: 
$20
Issue Price: 
$12
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
1-5

We seek stories that challenge, stories that shift our view, ignite our imaginations, spark conversations, and linger with us long after our eyes leave the page. We invite you to explore, expound, and inspire through short plays, fiction, flash fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry,  new media, and visual art.

Required Format: Times New Roman 12pt. All prose should be double-spaced. Poetry should be single-spaced. Drama should follow standard play manuscript formatting. Ponder Review does not accept previously published material nor does it accept multiple submissions per issue. Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but contact Ponder Review if your work has been accepted elsewhere.

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
Year Founded: 
2014
Distributors: 
Ingram
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.

The Zodiac Review

Basic Information
Colorado
United States
Contact Information
Daniel
VanTassel
Editor and Publisher
Details
Genres Published: 
Fiction
Formats: 
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: 
2011
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
6% to 10%
Representative Authors: 
<p>Joe Giordano, Charles Hayes, Tricia Fields, Will Dixon, Doug Johnson, Donald Dewey, William Doreski, Milton Erlich, Rebecca Clay Haynes, George Masters, Gale Tanner, Heide Kraay</p>
Issues per Year: 
3
Circulation: 
1,000 to 2,500
Subscription Price: 
N/A
Issue Price: 
N/A
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
1 or 2

The Zodiac Review was launched in 2011 to provide a quality venue for readers and new, emerging and established writers of "literary/genre" fiction—the merger of literary fiction and (nearly) any genre that joins it. Here new and emerging writers will find a writing studio of sorts as well as a receptive venue for publication. Editors provide free, personal feedback for all submissions. We also facilitate reader/writer communications, and expect to submit Pushcart nominations.

Please see our website (thezodiacreview.com)for the latest information on our submission periods. When we are open for submissions, please follow our guidelines! (Remarkably few writers do!) And of course read some of our published stories and prose poems.

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.

 

Hypertext Magazine & Hypertext Review

Basic Information
1821 WEST MELROSE STREET
1821 WEST MELROSE STREET
CHICAGO
Illinois
United States
60657
Contact Information
Christine
Rice
Founder & Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Print
Reading Period: 
Sep 1 to May 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
Year Founded: 
2009
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Representative Authors: 
<p>Ana Castillo, John McNally, Peter Ferry, Yen Ha, Karen Halvorsen Schreck, Christine Sneed, Jillian Lauren, Joe Meno, Sheree L. Greer, Colin Channer, Brian Alan Ellis, Bud Smith, Tony Bowers, René Steinke, Peggy Shinner, Megan Stielstra, Nina Revoyr, Patricia Ann McNair, Eric Charles May, Jessie Ann Foley, Cyn Vargas, Corey Mesler, and others.</p>
Issues per Year: 
2
Circulation: 
Greater than 10,000
Subscription Price: 
NA
Issue Price: 
NA
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
20

Chelsea Laine Wells says: "As fiction editor what I'm looking for above all else are affecting moments of beauty and/or discomfort, and if I'm not finding those and being struck by them, then I'm not apt to take the piece. If I do find those affecting moments, I’ll work with an author as much as is needed if there is editing to be done. So those scenes, those characters, those emotional moments that ring with you in both good and bad ways--or both--that's what our authors have in common. They are leaping off the page in undeniable ways."

We publish online at HypertextMag.com and in our print literary journal Hypertext Review. Please read our magazine before submitting.

A VELVET GIANT

Basic Information
New York
United States
Contact Information
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: 
Cash
Year Founded: 
2018
Issues per Year: 
2-3
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
9-12

A Velvet Giant is a collective space for work that exists outside the boundaries of genre. We recognize that it can feel impossible to talk about writing without categorizing it. When we say genreless, we don’t mean apolitical. Writing that resists binary categories such as fiction/nonfiction or poetry/prose is inherently queer and inherently political. We want writing that exists in the world, that resists tradition and expectations to build towards new ways of creating, feeling, and being.

We love ambiguity: flash pieces, found pieces, cross-genre experiments, the "poem" that thinks it might be a story, the "story" that thinks it might be a poem. Retellings and reimaginings. Works that chips away at institutional structures. Work that breaks everything down so that it can build.

Radix Media

Basic Information
522 Bergen Street
City: 
Brooklyn
State: 
New York
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
11217
Contact Information
Meher
Manda
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Book Types: 
Chapbook
Novella
Short story collections
Essay collections
Novel
Memoir
Poetry collections
Formats: 
Paperback
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: 
Less than 3 months

Radix Media publishes new ideas and fresh perspectives, prioritizing the voices of typically marginalized communities to get to the root of the human experience. We are looking for work that is experimental, a bit weird perhaps, timely and audacious in its questioning. 

As a print shop, we pride ourselves on the production of superior quality, purposefully designed books. All accepted authors get to work with in-house designers to conceptualise their covers and layout.

Representative Authors: 

Alex Difrancesco, Ashley Shelby, John Dermot Woods, Ganzeer, Elliott Colla

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

Owen Wister Review

Basic Information
1000 E. University Ave
Dept. 3625
Laramie
Wyoming
United States
82071
Contact Information
Katelyn Moorman and Kristen Cheser
Editors
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Print
Reading Period: 
Sep 1 to Apr 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
Year Founded: 
1978
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Representative Authors: 
<p>G.C Waldrep, Virgil Suarez, Denise Duhamel, Samuel Western, Robert Roriphaugh, Alyson Hagy, and Jon Billman</p>
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000

The Owen Wister Review is the University of Wyoming’s Arts and Literary Journal produced through the Student Media department. The editorial staff is comprised entirely of undergraduate and graduate students who have nuanced yet supportive tastes in art and writing and strive to publish the best quality creative non-fiction, poetry, fiction, and art submitted from both emerging and established authors and artists. We encourage work that challenges itself, that is naturally surprising.

While we have strong roots in promoting western-themed writing, we do not make it our primary focus. We encourage submissions of quality work regardless of theme or location. Please read our submission guidelines before submitting, and please do give us plenty of notice if you are submitting simultaneously. Since we publish only unpublished work, we do need to know if the piece is accepted elsewhere. We highly recommend submitting online for these reasons. Thank you!

Sojourners

Basic Information
408 C Street NE
Washington
District of Columbia
United States
20002
Contact Information
Rose
Berger
Poetry Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Formats: 
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
Year Founded: 
1971
Distributors: 
subscription and newsstand sales
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Representative Authors: 
E. Ethelbert Miller, Marjory Wentworth, Denise Levertov, Kim Stafford, Jeanne Murray Walker, Brian G. Gilmore, Joseph Ross, Annie Deppe, Joseph Bathanti, Betsy Sholl, Carol Hamilton
Issues per Year: 
11
Circulation: 
Greater than 10,000
Subscription Price: 
$39.95/year
Issue Price: 
$5.95
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
one

Sojourners magazine sits at the intersection of faith, politics, and culture. Our call to prophetic interrogation means we seek the truth as informed by our biblical roots. Sojourners' three key commitments are racial and social justice, life and peace, and environmental stewardship.

No more than three submissions. Poem lengths no more than 30 lines. Must fit on one print magazine page with art. We are looking for skilled poets working at the intersection of Christianity and social justice, faith and politics, spirituality and life to serve a greater common good through art and justice.

C&R Press

Basic Information
500 West 4th Street
Suite 201-C
City: 
Winston-Salem
State: 
North Carolina
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
27101
Contact Information
Andrew
Sullivan
Director
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Book Types: 
Chapbook
Short story collections
Essay collections
Novel
Memoir
Poetry collections
Formats: 
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
No
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Reading Period: 
Aug 31 to Apr 30
Reporting Time: 
Greater than 6 months

C&R Press began in 2006 as a literary press committed to publishing books from new and emerging poets whose work might otherwise be ignored by commercial publishers. We were interested in supporting authors whose thoughtful and imaginative contribution to contemporary literature deserved recognition and support. We've since expanded our catalog to include exciting new fiction and creative nonfiction and reportage/journalism, too.

Do understand that we get more submissions per month than we could ever publish in a lifetime. Please don't take rejections personally. We frequently reject books that are picked up at other presses!

Representative Authors: 

Kristina Marie Darling, Xu Xi, John Reed, Sybil Baker, Martin Ott, Annie Christain, An Tran, Earl Braggs, Meredith Nnoka, Chris Campanioni, Michelle Bitting, Stacey Lynn Brown, David Slavit, Jason Koo

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
2-5
Titles per Year: 
11 to 20
Distributors: 
SPD, Ingram
Publishing type: 

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