IHRAF Publishes

Basic Information
Online
New York
New York
United States
Contact Information
Leah
Block
Editor
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: 
2018
Distributors: 
International Human Rights Art Festival
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
26% to 50%
Representative Authors: 
Dubbs Weinblatt, Dr. Sarah Sayeed, Rabbi Abie Ingber, Mbizo Chirasha
Circulation: 
2,500 to 5,000

IHRAF Publishes is a growing platform for writers to submit poetry, creative nonfiction, short fiction, essays or any other format that comes from the heart, and focuses on social and activist themes. We base our work on the values of beauty, sincerity, vulnerability and engagement.

All submissions should be under 500 words each. You may submit up to four pieces for consideration at one time. We are currently accepting submissions via email (ihrafpublishes@gmail.com). 

IHRAF Publishes is a platform for optimism, hope, and love -- not anger or hate. Consider our values as themes: beauty, sincerity, vulnerability, and engagement.

Big Other

Basic Information
Brooklyn
New York
United States
11223
Contact Information
John
Madera
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: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
No payment
Year Founded: 
2009
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
26% to 50%
Representative Authors: 
We have published or are soon publishing work by stellar writers and artists, among them Cole Swensen, Norman Lock, Kim Chinquee, J. A. Tyler, Joe Milazzo, Peter Markus, Curtis White, Michael Joyce, Margo Berdeshevksy, Pedram Navab, Lynn Crawford, Sarah Blackman, Shome Dasgupta, John Domini, Gabriel Blackwell, Paula Bomer, Ryan W. Bradley, Jeff Bursey, Matty Byloos, Elaine Castillo, Paul Griffin, j/j hastain, Tim Horvath, A D Jameson, Tim Jones-Yelvington, Aya Karpińska, Paul Kincaid, Brian Kubarycz, Michael Leong, Edward Mullany, Stacy Muszynski, Nick Francis Potter, Davis Schneiderman, Rachel Swirsky, John Dermot Woods, Danielle Adair, Mel Bosworth, Luca Dipierro, Nicolle Elizabeth, Molly Gaudry, Roxane Gay, Christopher Higgs, Kristen Iskandrian, Lily Hoang, Jac Jemc, Sean Lovelace, Shya Scanlon, and Leni Zumas, and more.
Circulation: 
5,000 to 10,000

Big Other welcomes submissions in poetry, fiction, nonfiction, lyric essay, art, video, drama, cross-genre, reviews, interviews, book excerpts, and craft essays. We are especially interested in innovative art, literary and otherwise. Big Other seeks to publish diverse voices, including works by women, people of color, and people who are transgender, disabled, indigenous, international, and/or other artists and writers underrepresented in literary magazines.

Scribble

Basic Information
7137 Cedar Hollow Circle
Bradenton
Florida
United States
34203
Contact Information
Jade
McGowan
Editor-In-Chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Fiction
Formats: 
Web
Reading Period: 
Jan 1
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: 
Greater than 50
Representative Authors: 
JG Sarmiento, Cavin Gonzalez, Julieanna Blackwell, Matthew Talamini, Kate Spitzmiller, JP Sortland, Tyler Phelps
Issues per Year: 
6
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Subscription Price: 
Free
Issue Price: 
Free
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
1-3

Scribble is an exciting online venue for exceptional flash and short fiction from emerging writers and debut writers. This eclectic journal is open to literary fiction and all fiction genres with a literary approach.We accept unsolicited submissions all year long and publish 3-5 short stories bi-monthly (every two months).

Rather than beautifully-written vignettes, the editors of Scribble enjoy beautifully-written literary and general fiction stories that feature a character or characters who change somehow, for some reason, by the end of the story, or a character who does or experiences something unexpected. Please note that we publish pieces that are 2,000 words or less.

Protocols

Basic Information
United States
Contact Information
Cady
Vishniac
Literary Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Video
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: 
2017
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Representative Authors: 
Menachem Kaiser, Devon Spier
Issues per Year: 
4
Subscription Price: 
free
Issue Price: 
free
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
0-4

Protocols is an online quarterly for Jews to create, express, transform, organize, resist, and rebel as Jews. We come together as writers, artists, thinkers, and activists committed to meaningful practices of radical creativity and change as well as the endurance and dynamism of Jewish life and culture. Read our introductory letter from the editor here.

500-7000 words of fiction, no limits to poetry. Send five shorts or poems in each email. Simultaneous submissions and multiples accepted. All work read with individual commentary and suggestions by literary editor.

Zizzle Literary

Basic Information
P.O. Box 8507, General Post Office, Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Contact Information
Yuetting Cindy
Lam
Publisher
Details
Genres Published: 
Fiction
Formats: 
Print
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: 
2018
Distributors: 
Small Changes, Seattle WA
Representative Authors: 
Merrill Joan Gerber, David Galef, Cheryl Pappas, Jennifer Moore, Sudha Balagopal, Karen Rigby
Issues per Year: 
3
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Issue Price: 
$18 (US); $21 (International)

At Zizzle we look for stories that will surprise, move, and amuse both young and mature imaginative minds. We like fiction that dives deep into meaning and resists banality. We believe the moral, if any, of a great story should evolve naturally from within and not be imposed from without. We embrace new perspectives to the nuanced joys and tensions in kids’ daily lives and imaginations. We are open to pieces that defy traditional storytelling. Tasteful humor and a strong voice always appeal to us.

Read our submission guidelines carefully before submitting to us.

Devil's Party Press

Basic Information
204 Sundance Lane
City: 
Milton
State: 
Delaware
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
19968
Contact Information
Dianne
Pearce
Publisher
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Book Types: 
Novella
Short story collections
Essay collections
Novel
Memoir
Formats: 
Paperback
E-book
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
No
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months

At Devil's Party Press we publish exclusively work by poets, fiction writers, and memoirists who are over the age of 40.

We truly value the older writer.

We strive to bring to the public excellent authors who can not find a voice through traditional publishing.

We are interested in work that grabs us by the heart, or the guts.

We want to promote and showcase writers in their second act, who are old enough to know better, and old enough to not give a rat's ass about knowing better.

We value women, diversity, LGBTQ, and damn good writing.

No torture porn, regular porn, bigoted/racist, or religious texts. 

Reading fee $10 for anthologies only. Those published receive free copy, value $14.99. Top 3 submissions get prize.

The very small reading fee helps us keep publishing. No charge for proofreading, editing, graphics, etc.

1 entry = story/memoir of 1,000 – 8,000 words or 1- 3 poems of no more than 1,000 words total. Submit 2 entries & 3rd is free.

No fees ever for full-length books. Currently seeking books for publication in 2021 and beyond.

Authors 40years + only.

Representative Authors: 

David Dutton, David Yurkovich, Tom Barlow, Monte Anderson, Heidi Hewett, Phyllis Humby, Tara Elliot, Roberto Sabas, Kari Ebert, Carrie Sz Keane, Sharon Berg

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
80-100%
Titles per Year: 
6 to 10
Distributors: 
Amazon Barnes and Noble Kindle Browseabout Books Biblion Books
Publishing type: 

Wax Paper

Basic Information
856 N. Marshfield Ave.
Chicago
Illinois
United States
60622
Contact Information
Hans
Hetrick
Editor-in-Chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Print
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
Greater than 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Contributor copies only
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Representative Authors: 
Studs Terkel Charles Rafferty Nick Healy
Issues per Year: 
3-4
Circulation: 
1,000 to 2,500
Subscription Price: 
$25
Issue Price: 
N/A
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
1-5

The Wax Paper is a broadsheet publication open to all forms of written word, imagery and collected conversation. The first priority of the Wax Paper is to expand our understanding of the people we share the world with, and in doing so, expand our understanding of ourselves. Pieces will be selected on their ability to illuminate the humanity and significance of the subjects that inhabit the work. The Wax Paper is inspired by the life of Louis “Studs” Terkel. 

Please read our mission statement and send work that corresponds with our mission

Open Arts Forum

Basic Information
PO Box 584
Glen Echo
Maryland
United States
20812-0584
Contact Information
Jay
Dougherty
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
E-publication
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
Distributors: 
Web
Year Founded: 
2018
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
6% to 10%
Representative Authors: 
Charles Bukowski, Lyn Lifshin, Gerald Locklin, Marcel Herms, Tom Riordan, Sara Clancy, John Yamrus, Greg Grummer, Mike Casetta, Steve Klepetar, John Hansen, Subhadeep De, Buku Sarkar, Mark Preier, Kim Toft, Frank Doorhof
Issues per Year: 
Continuous: 365 days per year
Circulation: 
Greater than 10,000
Subscription Price: 
Free
Issue Price: 
Free
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
One per day

We consider poetry, art, fiction, photography, and other art forms.

For art and photography, consider submitting several works that hang together thematically, and please propose a title for the collection. 

Please read the site first to see what kind of work we prefer. Also, please register at the site. Registration will allow you to upload and update your author picture and bio.

We typically respond quickly, often within a few days.

Meet the editors: https://openartsforum.com/editors/

Bear Review

Basic Information
4211 Holmes Street
Kansas City
Missouri
United States
64110
Contact Information
Marcus
Myers
Co-founding co-editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
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
Distributors: 
N/A
Year Founded: 
2014
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
6% to 10%
Representative Authors: 
Hadara Bar-Nadav, Chen Chen, Adam Clay, Chelsea Dingman, Sean Thomas Dougherty, Stephen Dunn, John Gallaher, Arielle Greenberg, Ruth Madievsky, Randall Mann, Shane McCrae,Wayne Miller, Rusty Morrison, Simone Muench, Eric Pankey, DA Powell, Carl Phillips, Dean Rader, Justin Phillip Reed, Lisa Russ Spaar, Nomi Stone, Mathias Svalina, Monica Youn
Issues per Year: 
two
Circulation: 
5,000 to 10,000
Subscription Price: 
N/A
Issue Price: 
free
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
1-3

We’re big readers, so we admire pieces that make the old new. We also dig aesthetic competence and a knowledge of genre and literary tradition. That said, we admire experimentation and blurred genres as well, so long as the writer brings the heat.

Our only criteria for poetry or micro prose: your writing is alive on the page, has urgency and has something at stake. 

Coal Hill Review

Basic Information
5530 Penn Avenue
PITTSBURGH
Pennsylvania
United States
15206
Contact Information
Christine
Stroud
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: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
No payment
Year Founded: 
2007
Issues per Year: 
3
Circulation: 
1,000 to 2,500
Subscription Price: 
free
Issue Price: 
free
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
1-10

Coal Hill publishes an online, multi-genre literary journal in February, June, and November of each year. Each issue features 8-10 poets, 4-5 prose writers, and 2 in-depth book reviews. At least 30% of the journal is comprised of Pittsburgh writers. (Our definition of Pittsburgh writer is simply that you live or have spent a significant time in the city. The pieces submitted do not need to be Pittsburgh themed.) We’re looking for a wide range of voices; we hope you’ll be one of them.

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