Blue Light Press

Basic Information
1563 - 45th Avenue
City: 
San Francisco
State: 
California
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
94122
Contact Information
Diane
Frank
Chief Editor
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
No
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
No
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Reading Period: 
Sep 1 to Jun 30
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months

We publish poetry that is imagistic, inventive, emotionally honest, and pushes the language to a deeper level of insight. We are all poets, and our books are artistically designed. As a cooperative press, we rely on the poets we publish to actively promote their books, send out review copies, and set up readings at bookstores, universities, and reading series.

I love to see the transformation of experience into art, and art always requires a transformation. The best poems speak to body, mind, heart and soul. Be sure to include a SASE, as we like to make personal comments. Our new anthology, River of Earth and Sky: Poems for the Twenty-First Century, showcases more than 100 poets we deeply admire. This book was a top bestseller on Amazon.

Representative Authors: 

Stephen Dunn, Jane Hirshfield, Rustin Larson, Kim Addonizio, Mary Kay Rummel, Philip Dacey, June Rachey Brindel,Daniel J. Langton, Robert Scotellaro, Robin Lim, Christopher Seid.

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
3 - 5
Subgenres: 

Waxwing

Basic Information
United States
Contact Information
W. Todd
Kaneko
Co-Editor, Poetry Co-Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Reading Period: 
Aug 1 to May 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: 
2013
Distributors: 
Web
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Representative Authors: 
Poetry: Kelli Russell Agodon, Kaveh Akbar, Sherwin Bitsui, Victoria Chang, Franny Choi, Tarfia Faizullah, Vievee Francis, Ross Gay, Joan Naviyuk Kane, Ada Limón, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Natalie Scenters-Zapico, Diane Seuss, Danez Smith, Maggie Smith | Fiction: Caitlin Horrocks, Michael Martone, Kevin McIlvoy, Tiffany Midge, David Rutschman, Tiphanie Yanique, and C. Dale Young | Nonfiction: Marcia Aldrich, Michael Copperman, Katie Cortese, Paul Crenshaw, Heidi Czerwiec, Natanya Ann Pulley, Anjoli Roy, Sejal Shah, Nicole Walker, and Erika T. Wurth | Translation: Eloisa Amezcua, Fady Joudah, Jesse Lee Kercheval, Derek Mong and Anne O. Fisher, and Tomás Q. Morín
Issues per Year: 
3
Circulation: 
Greater than 10,000
Subscription Price: 
N/A
Issue Price: 
Free

Waxwing is a literary journal promoting the tremendous cultural diversity of contemporary American literature, alongside international voices in translation. We believe that American voices are, at their cores, both multicultural and multinational, and so the editors’ mission is to include American writers from all cultural identities — in terms of race, ethnicity, indigenous tribe, gender, class, sexuality, age, education, ability, language, religion, and region — alongside international voices, published bilingually. 

Waxwing publishes poetry, fiction, essays, interviews, reviews, art, and music, as well as international literature in translation. Waxwing currently accepts submissions of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and translations; all other content is solicited.

Due to the high number of submissions and Submittable’s fees for magazines, Waxwing caps submissions at 300/month—submitting at the beginning of the month improves your chances of catching us before we hit the limit. If you are unable to submit due to closure, please come back and submit the next month.

Raising Mothers

Basic Information
Contact Information
Sherisa
de Groot
Editor in Chief
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: 
2015
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
26% to 50%

Raising Mothers is an online literary magazine created by and for femme identifying and NBPOC writers who parent. We exist at the intersection of art, scholarship, and community. We aim to elevate our voices, share our stories, talk about our issues, represent our culture, cultivate community, preserve our history, and celebrate our joy. 

Raising Mothers publishes original, previously unpublished work that explores life and in turn how that affects us as parents and people. Work is accepted on an ongoing basis. Writing should be strong and engaging without being academic in tone. Please read our submissions guide carefully to be considered.

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: 

S/tick

Basic Information
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Canada
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Contact Information
Sarah-Jean
Krahn
Managing Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
E-publication
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: 
2012
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
26% to 50%
Representative Authors: 
Elaine Woo, Elisabeth Blair, Catherine Lee, Vanane Borian, Heather Lee Rogers, Rachael Z. Ikins, merlin flower, M. E. Gallucci, Anastasia Walker, Julie Jordan Avritt, Sarah Bigham, Jade Ramsey, Clara A. B. Joseph, luke kurtis, Ebony Williams, Stephanie Dickinson
Issues per Year: 
2
Circulation: 
2,500 to 5,000

S/tick is a vibrant mag with a lively community that appeared on the scene in April 2012. We aim to publish bright and touching work from both new and established authors. While work with a feminist consciousness that challenges the status quo and says things that are difficult to say may be hard to find a home for, it's exactly what we're looking for. S/tick provides a place for women and feminists to share their grief, anger, and joy.

Please send submissions of your art and creative writing with a biting feminist bent! Ensure your submission is related somehow to issues of interest to women, unless a themed issue specifies otherwise.

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.

 

Willow Springs

Basic Information
668 N. Riverpoint Blvd.
#259
Spokane
Washington
United States
99202
Contact Information
Kimberly
Sheridan
Managing Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
E-publication
Print
Reading Period: 
Sep 1 to May 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: 
1977
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Representative Authors: 
<p>Kim Addonizio, Erin Belieu, Matt Bell, Blake Butler, Denver Butson, Matthew Dickman, Russell Edson, Mark Halliday, Bob Hicok, Tony Hoagland, Diana Joseph, Melissa Kwasny, Robert Lopez, Thomas Lux, Cate Marvin, Lydia Millet, Lucia Perillo, Paisley Rekdall, Stacey Richter, Alberto Ríos, Aurelie Sheehan, David Shields, Alexandra Teague, Jess Walter</p>
Issues per Year: 
2
Circulation: 
1,000 to 2,500
Subscription Price: 
$18.00
Issue Price: 
$10.00

Since 1977 Willow Springs has published the finest in contemporary fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, as well as interviews with notable authors including Marilynne Robinson, Stuart Dybek, Aimee Bender, Robert Wrigley, Joyce Carol Oates, Yusef Komunyakaa, and Kim Addonizio, to name a few. Affiliated with The MFA at EWU in Spokane. Willow Springs publishes work by unknown and up and coming writers, and by U.S. Poet Laureates and Pulitzer Prize winners, engaging our readers in an ongoing discussion of art, ideas, and the human experience.

 

Steel Toe Review

Basic Information
2024 2nd Avenue N
Unit 2102
Birmingham
Alabama
United States
35203
Contact Information
David
Hornbuckle
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Print
Audio
Video
Reading Period: 
Jul 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
Year Founded: 
2010
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Representative Authors: 
Ashley M. Jones Tina Mozelle-Braziel Jim Murphy Michael Farris Smith Larry Levis Michael Hofmann Sarah Manguso Claudia Emerson Louis Bourgois Zachary C. Bush James Valvis Melissa Studdard Karla Linn Merrifiend Tobi Cogswell
Issues per Year: 
4, more or less
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Subscription Price: 
N/A
Issue Price: 
Print issue varies
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
10-12

We publish interesting fiction, poetry, essays, and multimedia work from all over the world. However, preference is given to writers, artists, and subject matter with some connection to the South. We are particularly interested in work that uses conventions of traditional genres in new and interesting ways.

We don't want "traditional" Southern lit. We want literary and experimental work that touches on themes of interest to Southerners. Interpret that however you like, but DON'T assume this limits you to talking about trailers, hunting/fishing, fried food, and race relations. In fact, avoid talking about those things unless you have something really original to say about them. We get a lot more poetry submissions than fiction. Fiction has a better shot at being selected simply because it's more in demand. It should go without saying, but please read our submission guidelines, and use our online submission tracker. Also, please include a bio statement in your cover letter.

Swamp Ape Review

Basic Information
Boca Raton
Florida
United States
33431
Contact Information
Natalie
Rowland
Managing Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Print
Audio
Video
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Year Founded: 
2015
Issues per Year: 
1

The Swamp Ape is a legend that reflects Florida—its mythology, its weirdness—as well as the human desire to create a narrative around that which we can’t explain. Submissions to the Swamp should defy form to the extent that the piece’s creator might be unsure of where it belongs. Across all genres, we encourage pieces with a hybrid or non-traditional nature—works that subvert our expectations of both content and form and unsettle our assumptions of what is possible.

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