The Nonconformist is a literary magazine dedicated to publishing fiction, poetry, experimental fiction and poetry, book reviews, literary criticism, and various culture-related articles. We believe in reconfiguring the world using pens, typewriters, and word processors. At The Nonconformist, we aim to create, encourage, and support a community of both emerging and established writers who will find their long-sought literary home here. We nominate for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net.
Fugue is a journal of new literature edited by graduate students within the University of Idaho’s English and Creative Writing Programs. Fugue publishes fiction, nonfiction, poetry and experiment pieces. We look for writing that incorporates new ideas, themes, and structures. Fugue awards cash prizes and publication for prose and poetry in our annual spring contest. Past judges include Mark Doty, BH Fairchild, Jo Ann Beard, Ilya Kaminsky, Patricia Hampl, and Tony Hoagland.
Poetry, nonfiction, and Experiment submissions are accepted September 1 through May 1; fiction is accepted September 1 through March 1 (Online submissions only). All material received outside of this period will be unread. Please mark your submission with the appropriate genre & submit using Submishmash. All contributors receive payment and two complimentary copies of the journal. Please send no more than five poems, two short-shorts, one story, or one essay at a time. Submissions in more than one genre should be submitted separately. We will consider simultaneous submissions, but we will not consider multiple submissions.
Sky Island Journal is an independent, international, free-access literary journal; we are dedicated to discovering and publishing the finest original poetry, flash fiction, and creative nonfiction. We publish accomplished, well-established authors—side by side—with fresh, emerging voices. We provide our readers with a powerful, focused, advertising-free literary experience that transports them: one that challenges them intellectually and moves them emotionally.
We want to be the first publication to give your writing a clean, powerful, international platform with a diverse readership. What are we looking for? We don’t want to limit our readers; therefore, we don’t want to limit you. We know quality work when we experience it. We don’t mean to be coy, but you need to know that we’re not interested in making your art conform to some preconceived aesthetic. We’re neither presumptuous enough, nor pretentious enough, to proclaim what "won’t fit" before we even try it on. Send us your best. We have over 80,000 readers in 145 countries, and they are hungry for the best new writing.
Digitus Independent Publishers specializes in Spanish, Portuguese, and English literature publications. We house the literary magazine Contrapuntos: A Live Anthology. Our guest editors put together annually the issue adding some of the best contemporary writers in foreign languages within the US. Contrapuntos is a place where the language is not the limit.
Stoneboat is an online, independent journal of literature and arts dedicated to publishing quality fiction, nonfiction, memoir, poetry, artwork, and graphic literature. We strive to showcase outstanding and diverse work from both emerging and established artists.
We are seeking: vivid imagery and the balance of abstract to concrete imagery, the capacity to surprise, an elastic syntax, pace, and music, thematic cohesiveness and the emotional range and maturity, deft handling of highly charged emotion, use of wit, humor, and self-implication, choice and use of extended metaphor, skillfully juxtaposing the micro and the macro, and more.
All comers welcome.
Please note an important update to our guidelines: a strong confident voice is no longer essential.
We host writing contests in fiction and poetry and welcome international submissions. We juxtapose tradition with experiment, the up-and-comer with the established writer, and create a new dialogue.
**The Writer’s Hotel NYC Writer’s Conference is the editorial arm of the New Guard. More info at www.writershotel.com and www.writershotelweekends.com. We support writers in practice and in print. Write better, publish smarter. Get inspired.
The New Guard Vol. X contest judges TNG Editors Shanna McNair and Scott Wolven, judging both contests. Contest rules: Machigonne Fiction Contest: 5,000 words max, any genre. Knightville Poetry Contest: 150 lines max, any form. Winners in Poetry and Fiction each get a $1,500 prize and publication. Finalists are also published. Final judging is blind. We pay strict attention to word and line count. Unpublished work only. Simultaneous submissions accepted. Fee is $22 per entry. Deadline is January 11, 2021. Our online segment, BANG! is open for submissions year-round. BANG! is a showcase for very short work. Submit: www.newguardreview.com/bang. All other material is published in print, only in The New Guard.
We publish fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. We also encourage visual artists to submit for possible cover art. In addition, we sponsor two contests, the Rash Awards, with $500 first prizes in fiction and poetry.
In general, we do not publish genre work. Please follow the suggested length and submission requirements.
Chiron Review presents the widest possible range of contemporary creative writing – fiction and non-fiction, traditional and off-beat, in a perfect-bound, softcover format, including art and photography. We have published many well-known writers, but our focus is on up-and-coming new writers. We look for unpretentious literature that is accessible beyond the ivory towers of academia and outside the bounds of religious or politically correct restrictions. We celebrate ecclectism, diversity, honesty and humor.
Be familiar with the market and follow submission guidelines.
We welcome poetry, short story and art submissions from all people and places. Send us your most oneiric, moonlit work.
We enjoy writing that’s dream-like but tactile—something that lets one feel the moonbeams between the fingertips.
To submit, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line Fiction Submission, Poetry Submission or Art Submission. Please include a brief third-person bio. No graphic violence or gratuitous sex, please. We accept simultaneous submissions, but please notify us if your work is accepted elsewhere. We do not accept previously published fiction or poetry. After submitting, please wait one month before submitting again. We accept Russian language submissions; they will be translated into English for publication.