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.
We at Levee aim to physically publish quality fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry from both emerging and established authors. We ask for First North American Serial Rights upon acceptance, but after that the rights revert back to you. Please send prose pieces (fiction and nonfiction) up to 8,000 words, and up to 5 poems at a time. Overall, we won't know what we'll love or hate until we see it, so show us what you got!
- Poems written in meter
- Literary Fiction
- Magical Realism
- Lyric Essays
- Braided Essays
- Experimental works
- Contemporary takes on traditional poetic forms
- Environmental Writing
- Prose Poetry
- Flash Fiction
- Poems that are centered on the page
- Shape Poetry
- Genre Fiction
- YA Fiction
- Academic Essays
- Stories that spell out the moral
- Abundant similes
- "Ode for ____" when it is not actually in ode form
If your piece is something not listed on either of these lists, it’s fair game.
Collective Unrest is an underground resistance magazine. The art, writings, stories, reports, and illustrations contained herein are meant to produce a feeling of humanity, social unity, unrest, and urgency. This space exists as a sounding board, driven to better the existence of all humans.
All work must somehow relate to our message of political resistance, unrest, and unity. Share your human experience. Don’t filter yourself, but we also don’t want vitriolic and hateful submissions. Hate is the reason we are here, the very force we’re fighting against.
For over a decade, Relief has helped shape the landscapes of faith and imagination for readers around the world. We feature fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, graphic narrative, and reviews by some of today’s finest literary practitioners, alongside emerging voices.
Relief eschews tidy “inspirational” writing that represses the troublesome and complex dimensions of our lives. Instead we are dedicated to human flourishing through literature.
Above all, we want to be surprised, even thrilled, by work of artistic excellence—writing that shows the highest embodiment of craft while having something of deep importance to say.
Founded in January of 2006, Rose Metal Press is an independent, 501(c)(3) nonprofit publisher whose mission is to produce beautiful books in hybrid genres, by which we mean short short stories, prose poetry, flash nonfiction, novels-in-verse, book-length linked narrative poems, image and text collaborations and other literary works that move beyond the traditional genres of poetry, fiction, and essay to find new forms of expression.
Please see our website for submission periods. We tend not to have them very often since we only put out 2 books a year, but we will likely have one in Summer 2020.
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.
The A3 Press publishes work that is lyrical and intense, a bit weird, perhaps, hybrid, experimental. Prose, poetry, illustration, photography and comics that are urgent and say something about what it's like to be alive at this point in history.
Our first five titles were published in March 2019. All A3 Press titles have our signature A3 map-fold format. That's 42 x 29.7cm (approx 16.5" x 11.5").
We encourage you to visualise how you work will appear in our A3 map-fold format. Do consider the format of our publications when sending us work. Our chapbooks will look like maps, so you might want to send us work structured around a journey, or work about getting lost (or found). Each chapbook has about 14 panels, some of which may be taken up by images. If you have work that divides well into 12 sections, we want to see it! A series of 12 sonnets, for example, or a story told in 12 chapters?
We focus on many different themes and styles but we stay close to our goal of establishing exceptional faith inspired work.
We are a quarterly literary journal that showcases the pain, beauty, turmoil, peace and emotional fire of faith and life. We are a nonprofit organization which means we cannot pay contributors but we display and rejoice in each piece of literary gold we find in the labyrinth of life and support those who go steadfast through that imminent path.
A place-based literary and technical journal published on a rolling basis and using editorials, poetry, essays, fiction, articles, reviews, interviews, artwork, videos, and case studies to explore the nexus between our built and natural environments.
Please use our online submission tool at sub.terrain.org. We also have an annual contest in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.
Mom Egg Review publishes an annual print journal and a quarterly online magazine, MER VOX, featuring sharp, articulate, inventive work by mother writers and by others about mothers and motherhood. MER writers explore diverse experiences of mothering—pregnancy, the body, nurture—and its interplay with other roles, woman, worker, artist, member of cultures and communities. The stories and poems cast light on the multifaceted life experience of motherhood. Mom Egg Review is a proud member of the CLMP and adheres to their ethical guidelines.
Please read our publication and website, www.momeggreview.com. Please follow our submission guidelines.