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.
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!
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We seek work that engages with or repurposes the complex cultural history of America—original and previously unpublished fiction, nonfiction, poetry, book/chapbook reviews, writer interviews, music, photography, and art.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.
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 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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.