Inkwell Journal

Basic Information
2900 Purchase St.
Purchase
New York
United States
10577
Contact Information
Lori
Soderlind
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Print
Reading Period: 
Aug 1 to Nov 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
Distributors: 
Itasca, Ingram
Year Founded: 
1995
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Representative Authors: 
Recent issues have included prose, poetry, and cross-genre work from Anne Kat Alexander, Jeanne Althouse, Glen Armstrong, Daniel Borzutzky, Jordan Brown, Meghan Daum, Janet DeSaulnier, Jeffrey DeVries, Elizabeth Eslami, Alan Felsenthal, Rich Furman, Breia Gore, Tzivia Gover, Madeline Grigg, Alex Vartan Gubbins, Pingmei Lan, Alex Lindquist, Alonso Llerena, Kayleigh Marinelli, Dan Masterson, Michael N. McGregor, Christopher Overfelt, Hannah Pelletier, Alex Pickens, Kevin Pilkington, Kenneth Pobo, Bridget Potter, Jeffrey Rotter, Aria Beth Sloss, Hannah Tennant-Moore, Melissa Tuckey, Bridget Williquette, Emily Woodworth. Translations by Åke Edwardson / Laurie Thompson, Hideo Oguma/Marissa Skeels.
Issues per Year: 
1
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Subscription Price: 
$10
Issue Price: 
$10
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
n/a

Inkwell Journal, a yearly anthology published through the MFA program at Manhattanville College, seeks submissions in English of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction/memoir, graphic novel/memoir excerpts, visual art, and genre-blurring work, as well as translations. We are interested in both established and new voices, including voices that have been historically under-represented. 

Send us your best work! We emerged from a creative writing program that found its community in artists from all disciplines, from literary fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction to dramatic arts to graphic storytelling. If it works on the page, we may just publish it. 

Digging Through the Fat

Basic Information
130 W. Pleasant Avenue
Suite 307
Maywood
New Jersey
United States
07607
Contact Information
Gessy
Alvarez
Founder & Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
E-publication
Print
Audio
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: 
Contributor copies only
Year Founded: 
2014
Distributors: 
Digging Press, LLC
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
6% to 10%
Issues per Year: 
1
Circulation: 
2,500 to 5,000
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
10 - 20

We like experiments and even failures. We relish in the avant-garde. We want to encourage risks and redefine narrative. We are not afraid to publish the cruel, harsh, and ugly. We love to laugh and bask in the unexpected joy of reading a well-developed, complex piece of literature. That said, don't try to Wow us. Show us your awesomeness.

Fiction and Poetry: This is a blind submission process. Do not include your name or any identifying information within the attachment. Please do not insert a header or footer containing your name, and do not include your name and contact information at the top of the document. Doing so will disqualify your submission.

Flatbush Review

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Flatbush Review
341 E. 19th St. Apt. 5D
Brooklyn
New York
United States
11226
Contact Information
Eben
Wood
Co-Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Reading Period: 
Sep 1 to Aug 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
Distributors: 
We are online only.
Year Founded: 
2017
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
26% to 50%
Representative Authors: 
As a startup, we began with word of mouth and the reach of new media. Both editors have been teaching at the City University of New York for over a decade, and see our influence inflected by the work of our colleagues at the university—as diverse a constituency as can be imagined—as well as by our students themselves, some of whom have published with us. We are interested in writers from Borges to Lafcadio Hearn to Esmeralda Santiago, Ariel Dorfman to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie to you, threading a diaspora of difference.
Issues per Year: 
2
Circulation: 
1,000 to 2,500
Subscription Price: 
None (we are solely online at this point, but hope to move to print in the near future)
Issue Price: 
None
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
So far, a majority of writers we've published have been first-time writers, in keeping with our editorial mission.

Please see our complete editorial statement here: http://www.flatbushreview.com/editorial-statement.html. We welcome all arts and approaches, and strive to be as inclusive and diverse in our approaches as the words linked through our namesake avenue in Brooklyn, although we are not limited to that physical landscape. It's a Coney Island of the mind, after all.

See our editorial focus, and look over our online issues at flabushreview.com. We're open to anything, not bounded by the literal geography of Brooklyn but by the conceptual complexity represented by its internal artery, Flatbush Avenue. Each issue has a kind of theme, always loosely and imaginatively interpreted, or ignored altogether (although it might inform our decision-making on a particular issue, and we will always consider all submissions for future issues). The point is to be as searching and challenging, reflective and reaching as possible, connecting worlds, geographies, topographies of the mind, spirit, and body as widely as we can, with that O'Haraean grace to live as variously as possible. We want to open dialogues, not foreclose possibilities.

Wrath-Bearing Tree

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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: 
No payment
Year Founded: 
2014
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
26% to 50%
Representative Authors: 
David Abrams, Daniel Ford, Ben Fountain, Jerri Bell, Roy Scranton, Peter Molin, Amy Waldman
Issues per Year: 
12
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
1-3

Established by combat veterans and maintained by a diverse board of veterans, military spouses, and writers compelled by themes of social justice and human resilience, the Wrath-Bearing Tree publishes essays, reviews, fiction, and poetry on military, economic, and social violence written by those who have experienced military, economic, and social violence or their consequences. 

We seek to expand the conversation around violence, conflict, and war. We especially like work that is thoughtful and balanced when it comes to questions of diversity.

Dan Kirschen

ICM Partners
65 East 55th Street
New York, NY 10022

Impossible Task

Basic Information
2207 W Walton St
Chicago
Illinois
United States
60622
Contact Information
Bill
Ripley
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
Year Founded: 
2019
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Representative Authors: 
emilie kneifel, Irene Han, Frank G. Karioris, Ingrid M. Calderon-Collins, v.f. thompson, Liana Kapelke-Dale, Rachel Tanner, Neha Maqsood, Rick Henry, Paulette Guerin, Robyn Detterline, Steph Castor, Michael Akuchie, Kayla King, Jay Besemer, Tom Snarsky, Kristin Garth, Howie Good, Annabel Mahoney, Tucker Lieberman, Benjamin Niespodziany, Grace Covill-Grennan, Karissa Lang
Issues per Year: 
Another New Calligraphy hopes to produce Impossible Task on a quarterly to bimonthly basis.
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
Varies

Another New Calligraphy's online journal publishes short works connected in its exploration of conflict, a term open to interpretation though ever present in these increasingly challenging times.

As in ANC's other endeavors, Impossible Task is always on the lookout for further opportunities to broaden the inclusivity of its community. Marginalized creators are highly encouraged to consider Another New Calligraphy and Impossible Task as a home for their work.

Another New Calligraphy seeks work exploring the human experience, our internal worlds, and life among others; these complex systems are often clearest in our slightest moments.

Another New Calligraphy has published printed works since 2009. Commonalities include mental health, identity, culture, ecology, and personal reflection. Please familiarize yourself with recent projects for a general sense of these themes and their past expression.

Bluestem

Basic Information
Coleman Hall
Eastern Illinois University
Charleston
Illinois
United States
61920
Contact Information
Bess
Winter
Editor-in-Chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Reading Period: 
Sep 10 to Dec 15
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Cash
Year Founded: 
1966
Issues per Year: 
3
Issue Price: 
$10 new/ $5 back issue

Bluestem, a nationally recognized literary journal that publishes the brightest new, emerging, and established literary voices, has been published since 1966 and is produced by the English Department at Eastern Illinois University. The journal has largely been run by women of perception and talent for the past several decades, and continues to feature excellent work by women and female-identifying writers. Bluestem finds and publishes impactful work by writers who are quietly creating beauty in their respective corners of the world.

Museum of Americana

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Contact Information
Please see our submissions page
for contact information of each department editor.
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Audio
Reading Period: 
Dec 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: 
2012
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
6% to 10%
Representative Authors: 
Tony Barnstone, Cornelius Eady, Tabitha Blankenbiller, Alison Stine, Karen Llagas, Ace Boggess, Todd Kaneko, Octavio Quintanilla, Amorak Huey, Grant Clauser, Olga Zilberbourg, Christopher Merkner, Peg Alford Pursell, Jon Tribble, James Tate Hill.
Issues per Year: 
3-4
Circulation: 
1,000 to 2,500
Subscription Price: 
Free
Issue Price: 
Free
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
Varies

The Museum of Americana is an online literary review dedicated to fiction, poetry, nonfiction, photography, music, and artwork that revives or repurposes the old, the dying, the forgotten, or the almost entirely unknown aspects of Americana. It is published purely out of fascination with the big, weird, wildly contradictory collage that is our nation’s cultural history. Issues appear three times a year, in the winter, summer, and fall.

We seek work that engages or repurposes America's complex cultural history—original & unpublished fiction, nonfiction, poetry, book/chapbook reviews, interviews, music, photography, & art. Give us fiction that dramatizes old folk songs or steals their characters. Give us love poetry with language cribbed from The Federalist Papers. Recent features: fiction on the 2008 financial crisis via Bartleby the Scrivener; essay on the family legacy of tomato-growing.

Minetta Review

Basic Information
60 Washington Square S
Suite 210, 2nd Floor
New York
New York
United States
10012
Contact Information
Alex Cullina & Elliot Williams
Co-Editors-In-Chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
E-publication
Print
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: 
Contributor copies only
Year Founded: 
1974
Distributors: 
New York University
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Issues per Year: 
2
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Issue Price: 
$0

Established in 1974, we are the oldest surviving literary publication at New York University. If you are a poet, proser, prose-poet, painter, sculptor, photographer, digital illustrator—otherwise an experimenter of combining word and visual art—Minetta Review staff encourages you to submit your work. Though we are an undergraduate-managed journal, we welcome contributors from all around the world and of all ages.

If you would like to submit poetry, prose, or visual art, please read our submission guidelines thoroughly.

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