Book Smuggler's Den

Basic Information
PO Box 235811
Encinitas
California
United States
92023
Contact Information
Dani
Watkins
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
E-publication
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
No
Year Founded: 
2019
Issues per Year: 
12
Subscription Price: 
N/A
Issue Price: 
N/A
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
10 - 12

The Book Smuggler’s Den is an online literary platform that publishes book reviews, author interviews, flash fiction, short stories, personal essays, and poetry. We publish new and emerging writers in all walks of life.

Blue Lyra Press

Basic Information
275 W Main St
City: 
Forsyth
State: 
Georgia
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
31029
Contact Information
Matthew E.
Silverman
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Book Types: 
Chapbook
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 Jan 31
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months

We love a strong sense of line and imagery. We love narratives and a strongly-linked series. When we read, we are drawn to poems about nature and science imagery, persona and historical poems, magical realism, and poems about or by minorities in all sense of the word.  If the poems don’t reveal a strong voice, we are not interested. As far as form, we prefer free verse but love a few form poems thrown in. Prose poems and poems a few pages long are also interesting to our ears. For flash, it is not much different.

Read the guidelines. Please. To find out what the press likes, buy one of the books. Support the Arts!

Representative Authors: 

Joy Ladin, Ting Gou, Aaron Bauer, Tasha Cotter, Claire Zoghb, Diane Payne, Allison Blevins, and more!

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
2-3
Titles per Year: 
1 to 5
Distributors: 
KDP and Amazon as well as bookstores
Publishing type: 
Subgenres: 

Museum of Americana

Basic Information
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: 
Aug 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
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 with or repurposes the complex cultural history of America—original and previously unpublished fiction, nonfiction, poetry, book/chapbook reviews, writer interviews, music, photography, and art. Give us fiction that dramatizes weird old folk songs or steals their characters. Give us love poetry that mixes language cribbed from The Federalist Papers with language cribbed from WWII propaganda posters.

PromptPress

Basic Information
511 Iowa Avenue
Iowa City
Iowa
United States
52245
Contact Information
Jennifer
Colville
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: 
Contributor copies only
Year Founded: 
2014
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Representative Authors: 
Michael Martone, Peter Turchi, Bethany Schultz-Hearst, Paula Cisewski, Melanie Rae Thon, Francesca Abbate, Frances Cannon, Rachel Yoder, Nicole Walker, Kim Chinquee
Issues per Year: 
2
Subscription Price: 
95$ for two artist books

Prompt is an online and book arts journal for writing inspired by visual art and visual art inspired by writing. Every six months we showcase an exciting new work from a visual artist or writer on our website. We then invite others to use this work as a prompt, springboard, or source of inspiration.

 

Barren Magazine

Basic Information
United States
Contact Information
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
No payment
Year Founded: 
2018
Subscription Price: 
$0
Issue Price: 
$0

Barren Magazine is a literary publication that features fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and photography for hard truths, long stares, and gritty lenses. We revel in the shadow-spaces that make up the human condition, and aim to find antitheses to that which defines us: light in darkness; beauty in ugliness; peace in disarray. We invite you to explore it with us.

Rune Bear Magazine

Basic Information
18189 Mainstreet
PARKER
Colorado
United States
80134-XXXX
Contact Information
Jared
White
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
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: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Year Founded: 
2018
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Issues per Year: 
0
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Subscription Price: 
n/a
Issue Price: 
n/a
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
We publish an author a week

Rune Bear is a digital literary magazine devoted to the Strange, Surreal, Supernatural, and Speculative. This includes all horror, science-fiction, slipstream, all-the-punks, fantasy, myth, and strange thoughts, as long as the content is under 300-words and forms some kind of narrative. 

We are looking for stories in concentrate, although with a little pulp, too. All pieces, whether they are prose or poetry, should be under three hundred words. We find this allows writers to explore clever ideas without having to expand them beyond their natural limits, to diminish potency by stretching out a strange writ or dream-put-to-paper. In three hundreds, we want a glimpse of another world, perhaps some freak or fate or finish that stays in our thoughts all day and keeps us up all at night.

Levitate Magazine

Basic Information
The Chicago High School for the Arts
2714 W. Augusta
Chicago
Illinois
United States
60622
Contact Information
Susanna
Lang
Managing Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Print
Reading Period: 
Oct 8 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
Distributors: 
Chicago bookstores including Women & Children First, The Book Cellar, Volumes, Quimby's and Roscoe Books; Creative Writing Department at The Chicago High School for the Arts
Year Founded: 
2016
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
6% to 10%
Representative Authors: 
Tim Hunt, Tori Morrow, Gail Goepfert, Dawn Wilson
Issues per Year: 
1
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Subscription Price: 
$14.00
Issue Price: 
$14.00
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
5-10

We strive to have a collection of literature and art designed and written with purpose and demonstrating passion for the work. We are open to unconventional work, while still appreciating the traditional. We strive for a collection that is inclusive of diverse identities, perspectives, and crafts. We encourage new voices, but accept work from established artists and writers as well.

Read the guidelines carefully, and follow them.

Mount Island Magazine

Basic Information
118 Elliot Street
Brattleboro
Vermont
United States
05301
Contact Information
Desmond
Peeples
Editor in Chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
E-publication
Print
Audio
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
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: 
2014
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
26% to 50%
Representative Authors: 
Jamie Mortara, Heather Madden, Simeon Berry, Jennifer Hu, Robert Vivian
Issues per Year: 
One annual print anthology; monthly content published online.
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
1-5

Mount Island is dedicated to supporting rural LGBTQ and POC writers and artists, whether rural by birth or at heart. We seek:

  • Prose and poems that buck the standard. Any genre, whether traditional or invented.
  • Art that liberates vision. Any medium, whatever can be displayed digitally.
  • Interviews, reviews, and articles that follow passion and further connection.

Dream Noir

Basic Information
Las Vegas
Nevada
United States
89156
Contact Information
Day
Sibley (ToWednesday Sibley)
Founding Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
E-publication
Audio
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
Year Founded: 
2018
Representative Authors: 
Toi Sibley, Elancharan Gunasekaran, Stephanie Valente, Gerard Sarnat, Jason Graff, Catherine Zickgraf, Kelly Stacy, Katie Pukash, Glen Armstrong, Gabriel Ricard

This magazine is looking for the in-depth authenticity of what the artist can create by dishing out their ideas and feelings. Our team is looking for a diverse spectrum of essays, prose, short fiction, art, poetry and more! We want pieces that will knock us to our feet — in a good way.

Midnight Oil

Basic Information
1918 S. Harvard Blvd.
10
Los Angeles
California
United States
90018
Contact Information
Seth
Luke
Editorial Team
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Reading Period: 
May 15 to Sep 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: 
2018
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
6% to 10%
Representative Authors: 
Amit Majmudar, Robert Gibb, Steve Heighton, John Gallaher, Lisa Knopp, Alessandra Lynch, Tina Kelley, David Koehn, Brian Simoneau, Keat Meads
Issues per Year: 
4
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000

We love literature. We love reading it, we love writing it, and we love talking about it. We also love delving into the "deep shelf" material of favorite authors and discovering exciting new voices. At the Midnight Oil, we seek to provide a venue where new and emerging writers can be published alongside established masters of their craft, where old favorites and new favorites collide, and you’ll find writing that will keep you reading into the wee hours of the morning, even when you know that you really should be getting to bed.

We do not provide book reviews, pull quotes, or endorsements of any kind. We do not subscribe to any mailing lists. We do not accept submissions via e-mail. Any e-mails that fall into these categories will be deleted unread, if you would like to submit, please follow the procedures outlined on our Submit page.

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