Call + Response Journal

Basic Information
4023 Sommers Avenue
Drexel Hill
Pennsylvania
United States
19026
Contact Information
Veronica
Thomas
Founder and Lead Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
E-publication
Print
Reading Period: 
Feb 15 to May 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: 
2018
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
26% to 50%
Issues per Year: 
1
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Issue Price: 
$20

Call + Response is a literary and arts journal providing a creative hub for new and emerging artists of color. We aim to introduce fresh and creative voices to the world through diverse and original art, poetry, fiction, essays, and reviews.

This journal is a celebration and an exploration made by POC, for POC.

This is a safe place for creatives to be, well, creative. But this is also a hate-free zone. Although we will accept political and mature work with topics like sexuality, gender identity, racism, colorism, sexism, reproductive rights, etc. We will not accept work that explicitly details rape, murder and/or bodily or self-harm.

An Ornery Quarterly

Basic Information
957 N Oakley, Apt 3
Chicago
Illinois
United States
60622
Contact Information
William
Eckley-Kilcullen
Poetry Editor/Fiction Analyst
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: 
2012
Distributors: 
Independent
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Representative Authors: 
We represent our own publication, as we are not being run out of a corporation or endowment of the systemic fence that inhibits the progression of literary writing.
Issues per Year: 
2-4
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Issue Price: 
$24 for earlier print issues
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
At least five

We are a non-institutional aggregator of mediocre literature. We aren't as off the wall as we are on the floor. While our editors continue their efforts to undermine each other, we're on a hunt for beavers eager to usurp the traps and give the literary world a bathetic run for its money. 

Be crass if you think we can't handle your genius.

If you send a fish sandwich with your hard copy submission, you will be moved to the top of the pile. However, doing so does not guarantee publication.

Foliate Oak Literary Magazine

Basic Information
University of Arkansas at Monticello
562 University Drive
Monticello
Arkansas
United States
71656
Contact Information
Diane
Payne
Faculty Advisor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Reading Period: 
Aug 1 to Apr 15
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: 
1974
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
26% to 50%
Representative Authors: 
Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, Tony Hoagland, Molly Giles, and Chelsey Clammer.
Issues per Year: 
8
Circulation: 
5,000 to 10,000
Subscription Price: 
free
Issue Price: 
free
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
30-40

UAM undergraduates  solicit enticing writing from emerging and established authors, art and photography, and graphic literature.

Please read us before submitting and read the guidelines.  We like to publish people we haven't previously published.

Ellen Geiger

Frances Goldin Literary Agency, Inc.
214 West 29th Street
Suite 410
New York, NY 10001

Nōd Magazine

Basic Information
2500 University Dr. NW
Calgary
Alberta
Canada
T2N 1N4
Contact Information
Amy
LeBlanc
Editor-in-Chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
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: 
No payment
Year Founded: 
2005
Issues per Year: 
2
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Subscription Price: 
17$
Issue Price: 
10$

Nōd Magazine is the sole creative writing publication at the University of Calgary. The journal is a creative publication emerging out of an academic environment. The magazine is run by wayward undergraduates who cannot be subdued by essays. We publish innovative work intersecting between the literary and visual arts communities, and seek work that blurs the boundaries of convention.

Push against the borders between genres, mediums, and ideas. Defamiliarize yourself.

Brown Orient

Basic Information
Block 10 Lot 62 Eagle St. Camella Homes Woodhills
San Pedro, Laguna
Philippines
4023
Contact Information
Elizabeth Ruth
Deyro
Founding Editor-in-Chief & Creative Director
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
E-publication
Print
Reading Period: 
Jan 15 to Aug 30
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: 
Lulu.com (print), Payhip.com (digital)
Year Founded: 
2018
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Representative Authors: 
Nizwa Knox-Jones, Archana Sridhar, Irteqa Khan, Leigh Dispo, Anuja Ghimire, Isabel Theodore, Divya Iyer, Andrea Salvador, Barbara Jane Reyes, Leena Aboutaleb, Kaya Lattimore, Kailee Haong, Charita Gil, Ruchira Khanna, Janelle Marie Salanga, Samannaz Rohanimanesh, Areeba Nasir, Elise Ofilada, Anna Vangala Jones, Anita Goveas, Christina Yoseph, Sweta Vikram, Zarine Mohideen, Gita Ralleigh, Synequeen Alasa-as, Saquina Karla C. Guiam, Ankita Podder, Hema Nataraju, Umang Kalra, Namrata, Elle Blue, Iris Orpi, Arian Farhat, Faiza Bokhari, Rimsha N. Syed
Issues per Year: 
2 (starting in 2019)
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Subscription Price: 
None
Issue Price: 
Online version - free; digital copy - $2.00; print copy - TBA
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
20-25

The Brown Orient exclusively publishes women and LGBTQ+ writers and artists from local and diasporic South Asia, Southeast Asia, Southwest Asia, and Central Asia.

We believe that what you create reveals so much about your soul, may it be weaved from figments or based on fragments of real experiences. Give us stories that give us a glimpse of your world, poems that speak your truth.

Teach. Write.

Basic Information
19 CANDOR DR
FLETCHER
North Carolina
United States
28732
Contact Information
Katie
Winkler
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
E-publication
Print
Reading Period: 
May 18 to Nov 19
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Cash
Distributors: 
heymrswinkler.com, lulu.com
Year Founded: 
2017
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Representative Authors: 
Jane Smiley, Robert Morgan, Maya Angelou, John Updike, Kurt Vonnegut, Kathryn Stripling Byer, Fred Chappell, Clyde Edgerton, Lee Smith
Issues per Year: 
2
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Subscription Price: 
NA
Issue Price: 
$0.00 for online $5.00 for print
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
5-6

SUBMISSIONS ARE OPEN TO ALL, although I prefer writing that is either written by composition teachers and writing students OR about teaching and learning. I believe that writing students (virtually everyone has been a writing student) need to have a voice in Teach. Write. However, I do request that in your required third-person bio you include your composition teacher experience, if you have any, or explain the impact writing instruction has had on you.

Do not feel that the subject of your piece needs to be about teaching, although I am not opposed to teaching as a theme. I am open to any quality, polished writing. No gratuitous sex, violence or profanity, please. 

Levee Magazine

Basic Information
Sacramento
California
United States
95816
Contact Information
Samantha
Daniels
Editorial Director
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
E-publication
Print
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: 
Contributor copies only
Distributors: 
Blurb
Year Founded: 
2018
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Representative Authors: 
All of our representative authors are listed here: https://www.leveemag.com/issues.html
Issues per Year: 
2
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Subscription Price: 
N/A
Issue Price: 
Varies depending on the size of the magazine.
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
5

We at Levee aim to physically publish quality fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry from both emerging and established authors. We ask for First North American Serial Rights upon acceptance, but after that the rights revert back to you. Please send prose pieces (fiction and nonfiction) up to 8,000 words, and up to 5 poems at a time. Overall, we won't know what we'll love or hate until we see it, so show us what you got!

WE ENJOY:

  • Poems written in meter
  • Literary Fiction
  • Surrealism
  • Magical Realism
  • Lyric Essays
  • Braided Essays
  • Experimental works
  • Contemporary takes on traditional poetic forms
  • Environmental Writing
  • Prose Poetry
  • Flash Fiction

WE SKIM:

  • Poems that are centered on the page
  • Shape Poetry
  • Genre Fiction
  • YA Fiction
  • Academic Essays
  • Stories that spell out the moral
  • Abundant similes
  • "Ode for ____" when it is not actually in ode form

If your piece is something not listed on either of these lists, it’s fair game.

Deep Overstock

Basic Information
75-5919 Alii Drive P-22
Kailua-Kona
Hawaii
United States
96740
Contact Information
Robert
Eversmann
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Print
Reading Period: 
Sep 1 to Oct 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: 
2018
Distributors: 
Powell's Books, Ingram Spark
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Representative Authors: 
Jonathan Van Belle, Joe Galvan, Ariel Kusby, Zachary Cosby, Kaveh Akbar, Ocean Vuong, Aimee Bender, George Saunders, Kelly Link, Lydia Davis, Herodotus
Issues per Year: 
4
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Issue Price: 
$8
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
1-5

Deep Overstock is the International Booksellers' Journal. In our sixth issue, we will publish HORROR. Short stories under 2500, flash fiction, mircofiction, poetry, comics, photography, images of any kind in black and white. If you're an illustrator, please submit a westerns-themed color image for our Cover Art Contest. 

In your bio, please include any bookselling experience you might have had in the past. Mention if you worked at a library or bookstore, or if you have ever had any stewardship for a library you yourself did not own.

Our prose editors are Mickey Collins and Z.B. Wagman. Our poetry editor is Ariel Kusby. 

Cold Mountain Review

Basic Information
225 Locust St
ASU Box 32052
Appalachian State University
Boone
North Carolina
United States
28608
Contact Information
Katherine
Abrams
Managing Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Print
Reading Period: 
Aug 15 to May 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: 
1972
Distributors: 
Appalachian State University
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Issues per Year: 
2
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Subscription Price: 
22.00
Issue Price: 
12.00

Eco-justice, social and economic issues. 

Multi-genre and multi-perspective; local, regional, and international; featuring the established, the neglected, and the emerging: Cold Mountain Review aims to recapture strands of its founding vision as well as to offer new and innovating ideas about place, sustainability, writing, and art. 

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