We love work that is linguistically, intellectually, and emotionally demanding of the reader. We want literary fiction that grows in complexity upon each visitation; we enjoy ornate, cerebral, and voluptuous prose executed with thematic intent. Writers we admire are Zadie Smith, Virginia Woolf, Tom Wolfe, Charles Dickens, Thomas Mann, Robert Musil, Tom Stoppard, Vladimir Nabokov and James Baldwin.
Every piece published in AZURE appears alongside a customized black & white sketch that is devised and executed by our in-house illustrator.
We accept literary fiction, novel excerpts, creative non-fiction, screenplays, stageplays, fragments, meanderings, philosophy and poetry. We are not concerned with genre distinctions; we want only for it to be thoughtful, intelligent, and beautiful. All writers tend to develop a scrap heap of brilliant writing - sharp dialogue that has been cut in service of a plot, a philosophical tirade that can't quite be couched in a narrative, a stunning imagistic landscape of linguistic pyrotechnics that deserves an audience... literary beauty that cannot necessarily be expressed in more than bursts and fragments.
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.) 60+ authors per bi-monthly issue. Semi-pro payment for three 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. Three Featured Poems monthly each receive payment of $20. All contributors receive choice of free pdf or eBook version. We usually respond in 30-60 days. Submit no more than once every 3 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.
A magazine of poised prose, precarious poetry, and photography to pilot our own realms again.
Read our back issues (available through our website to download for free) to get a feel for our aesthetic and what we are seeking.
Into the Void is an award-winning literary magazine that publishes world-class fiction, flash, creative nonfiction, poetry, and visual art from people of all kinds all over the world. Into the Void strives to be a home where diversity is valued and art is treasured, its editors reading only submissions that have identification information removed to further our mission of fairness and equality. We publish work that which we feel is honest, heartfelt, and screaming to be seen, and are committed to giving writers and artists of all experience levels an opportunity.
The Harpoon Review is dedicated to publishing fine works of poetry, prose, and short fiction. We take submissions on a rolling basis and publish monthly.
The Deadly Writers Patrol seeks writing by veterans and others affected by war that addresses the challenges of understanding, witnessing, and homecoming. We believe writing can be a mirror reflecting the deepest corners of our spirits and psyches, express the reality of suffering, explore the possibility of healing, help us resolve problems, and achieve a deeper understanding of our common humanity. It also can bring us face to face with the parts of life that always will remain a mystery.
The Deadly Writers Patrol (DWP) has published fiction, poetry, and memoir by and about veterans for over a decade. We look for writers with all ranges of publication experience, including previously unpublished writers and those who have not been affiliated with an MFA program. DWP is open to writing by veterans on any topic, but we are also open to writing by non-veterans that is directly concerned with issues related to war, survival, and healing.
Spilled Milk Magazine is an online literary magazine for fiction and nonfiction, poetry, art and photography. We are eager to publish work that surprises us—that disregards boundaries and borders. Spilled Milk strives to be a home from unheard voices.
The work that we like pushes the boundaries of our expectations and takes us into a mental place that we have never imagined, yet feel as though it were written specifically for us. We’ve noticed in our brief time of running this magazine that many authors don’t push their work as far as they could. In that, they have the beginnings or inklings of something very adventurous and innovative but then shield away from the precipice. We encourage writers submitting to us to hang out in those weird rooms they’re drawn to and keep digging.