WomenArts Quarterly Journal

Basic Information
University of Missouri-St. Louis
153 JC Penney Building
St. Louis
Missouri
United States
63121
Contact Information
Lauren
Wiser
Managing Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
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
Payment: 
Contributor copies only
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Representative Authors: 
<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;"><span><span style="font-size: small;">Erin McGraw, Antonya Nelson, Val Britton, Jacinda Townsend, Peregrine Honig, Traci Brimhall, Erin Ekiss, Amy Monticello, Vanessa Woods </span></span></p> <p><span><span style="font-size: small;"> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;"> </p>  </span></span></p>
Issues per Year: 
4
Subscription Price: 
One-Year Individual: $30; One-Year Institutional: $45
Issue Price: 
$5.95
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
5+

WomenArts Quarterly Journal (WAQ), an initiative of Women in the Arts, aspires to nurture, provide support, and challenge women-identified artists of all cultures, ethnicities, backgrounds, and abilities in their role in the arts and seeks to heighten the awareness and understanding of the achievements of women creators, by providing audiences with historical and contemporary examples of the work of women writers, composers, and artists.

WAQ provides readers with contemporary examples of the work of women-identified creators, and therefore, seeks submissions by women-identified creators only. We do not wish to publish work that exclusively addresses the experience or concept of womanhood. Furthermore, it is not necessary for the subject matter of work submitted to pertain to womanhood at all.

Vagabonds: Anthology of the Mad Ones

Basic Information
4214 Norton Dr.
Manvel
Texas
United States
77578
Contact Information
Weasel
Editor-in-Chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
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: 
No
Payment: 
Contributor copies only
Issues per Year: 
2
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Issue Price: 
$8-$10
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
roughly 30 or Less

Vagabonds is a literary journal that is published twice a year. We harbor the mad ones. People who are dedicated to their work to the point that they become misunderstood, or seen as a hot mess of crazy. Our journal does not seek to break boundaries, we want to break boundaries and go farther. We want the shameless—the deep dark, cigarettes and dirty words combo. Although there is not a set theme of what we’re looking for, we often look at slice-of-life works.

Newfound

Basic Information
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Austin
Texas
United States
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Contact Information
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Reading Period: 
Aug 15 to May 15
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: 
2013
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
26% to 50%
Issues per Year: 
2 web issues
Circulation: 
Greater than 10,000
Subscription Price: 
Available for our chapbooks
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
~24

Our work explores how place shapes identity, imagination, and understanding. The journal is published bi-annually online and features fiction, poetry, nonfiction, visual arts, reviews, and more. We also publish poetry chapbooks through our Gloria E. Anzaldúa Poetry Prize and Emerging Poet Submissions and prose chapbooks through our Newfound Prose Prize.

Whiskey Island

Basic Information
2121 Euclid Ave
English Department
Cleveland
Ohio
United States
44115-2214
Contact Information
Michael
Credico
Editor-in-Chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Print
Reading Period: 
Aug 15 to May 1
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>Steve Almond, Melissa Broder, Denise Duhamel, Roxane Gay, Anne Germanacos, Bob Hicok, Dora Malech, Karyna McGlynn, John McNally, Alissa Nutting, Aurelie Sheehan, Leni Zumas. </p>
Issues per Year: 
Two
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Subscription Price: 
$7/year
Issue Price: 
$4
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
1-5

Whiskey Island is a nonprofit literary journal that has been published by Cleveland State University for over thirty years. We welcome poetry and fiction submissions. We look to publish exciting new voices as well as established authors.

No multiple submissions.

Tusculum Review

Basic Information
60 Shiloh Road
P. O. Box 5113
Greeneville
Tennessee
United States
37743
Contact Information
H. M.
Patterson
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: 
No
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Contributor copies only
Representative Authors: 
For a look at who we’ve published, go to: http://web.tusculum.edu/tusculumreview/authorartist-index/
Issues per Year: 
one
Subscription Price: 
$12
Issue Price: 
$12

We want writing that takes risks while still paying attention to craft. We are happy to see prose poems, stories that burst into poems, poems that burst into stories, etc. Mixing genres doesn’t scare us. Of course boring, self-involved, over-inflated pap turns us off. We publish poems, fiction, nonfiction, and plays.

We also host a yearly contest for poetry and/or prose. The prize is a $1,000 purse and publication. For contest guidelines, visit the website.

Literary Mama

Basic Information
Contact Information
Amanda
Jaros
Editor in Chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Reading Period: 
Jan 1
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: 
2003
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Issues per Year: 
10

Literary Mama believes that all mothers have a story worth sharing and honors the many faces of motherhood by publishing work that celebrates the journey as well as the job. We celebrate the physical, psychological, intellectual, and spiritual processes of motherhood through words and images that may be so stark it hurts. 

Each issue features creative nonfiction, fiction, poetry, columns, essays, book reviews, and profiles.

Read our blog series, Tips from the Editors, to find out what we look for in submissions. http://www.literarymama.com/tag/tips

Red Wheelbarrow

Basic Information
De Anza College
21250 Stevens Creek Boulevard
Cupertino
California
United States
95014
Contact Information
Ken
Weisner
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Print
Reading Period: 
Sep 1 to Feb 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: 
1975 (originally, as Bottomfish)
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
6% to 10%
Representative Authors: 
Recent editions include among many others—Partridge Boswell, Stephanie Dickinson, Lynne Ellis, Jeff Friedman, Stephen Kuusisto, Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs, Juan Felipe Herrera, Gretchen Primack, Paul Skenazy, Doren Robbins, Danusha Laméris, James McCorkle, Naomi Shihab Nye, Lisa Allen Ortriz, Matthew Siegel, David Allen Sullivan, Evelyn So, Karen Tei Yamashita, and inmate writers from Salinas Valley State Prison. We usually feature 30+ writers per issue.
Issues per Year: 
one
Subscription Price: 
$25 two years
Issue Price: 
$15.00
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
several

Red Wheelbarrow (since 2000), formerly Bottomfish, believes that everything that crosses the transom merits deep attention. We believe that beauty and meaning will inhabit wildly varied and unexpected tones and styles. Our journal is well produced, eclectic, tough minded, open, lyrical, passionate-socio-politically engaged-and we value quiet & craft, the gaze into nature, the deft image, the startling leap, meditative consciousness—and great use of language. We honor and crave all of those qualities-in art-and in one another.

Send us your good stuff. E-mail submissions to weisnerken@fhda.edu. Then if we publish your work, join us at WORKS/ San Jose in fall to read at our publication celebration. Also, submit to annual Red Wheelbarrow Poetry Prize, redwheelbarrow.submittable.com/submit. (2019 Contest Judge: Marilyn Chin)

 

Matador Review

Basic Information
Chicago
Illinois
United States
Contact Information
JT
Lachausse
Editor-in-chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
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
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Issues per Year: 
4
Circulation: 
2,500 to 5,000
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
28

We call ourselves an “alternative” magazine; that is to say: our purpose is to promote work that is thought-provoking and unconventional. We want the controversial and the radical, the unhinged and the bizarre; we want the obsessive, the compulsive, the pervasive, the combative, and the seductive. We believe that every work of quality art has a home where it belongs, and for the “alternative,” the Matador Review is a home.

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. 

April Gloaming Publishing

Basic Information
City: 
Nashville
State: 
Tennessee
Country: 
United States
Contact Information
Lance
Umenhofer
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
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

April Gloaming Publishing is a Nashville-based independent press that aims to capture and better understand the Southern soul, Southern writing, and the Southern holler. 

In the words of William Faulkner, to be Southern is to, "Tell about the South. What do they do there. How do they live there. Why do they live at all." April Gloaming seeks to arrive at the conclusions to these questions through amplifying the voices of the unbridled holler.

Representative Authors: 

Jay Sheets, Pam Jones, Kailey Tedesco, Moriah Claud, & Lorcán Black

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
3-4
Titles per Year: 
6 to 10
Distributors: 
Ingram
Publishing type: 

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