Mount Island Magazine

Basic Information
118 Elliot Street
Brattleboro
Vermont
United States
05301
Contact Information
Desmond
Peeples
Editor in Chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
E-publication
Print
Audio
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: 
2014
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
26% to 50%
Representative Authors: 
Jamie Mortara, Heather Madden, Simeon Berry, Jennifer Hu, Robert Vivian
Issues per Year: 
One annual print anthology; monthly content published online.
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
1-5

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.

KERNPUNKT Press

Basic Information
Route 12B
City: 
Hamilton
State: 
New York
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
13346
Contact Information
Jesi
Buell
Editor
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Fiction
Book Types: 
Novella
Short story collections
Novel
Memoir
Formats: 
Paperback
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

KERNPUNKT is an independent publisher of experimental writing. We enjoy symbolism, non-traditional form, unique characters, and taboo. We like "challenging". ​In short, we value art over entertainment.

Please do not submit work in languages other than English, poetry manuscripts, or previously published or self-published materials.

Representative Authors: 

Matthew K. Burnside, Chelsea Biondolillo, Patrick Parks, Claire Akebrand

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
2-5
Titles per Year: 
1 to 5
Distributors: 
Small Press Distribution

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
Audio
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: 
Cash
Year Founded: 
2018
Distributors: 
Small Changes, Seattle WA
Representative Authors: 
O. Henry Award winners: Merrill Joan Gerber, Karen Heuler
Issues per Year: 
3
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Subscription Price: 
Annual subscription: $49 for 3 issues
Issue Price: 
$18 (US); $21 (International)

At Zizzle we look for literary flash fiction that will surprise, move, and amuse both young and older 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.

Before submitting, listen to a selection of our short stories. Subscribe to Zizzle's newsletter at zizzlelit.com/sign-up to enjoy FREE access to our audiobooks.

Pretty Owl Poetry

Basic Information
Pittsburgh
Pennsylvania
United States
15213
Contact Information
Kelly
Andrews
Editor in Chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
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: 
2013
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Representative Authors: 
<p>Please visit past issues to get a feel for what we are looking to publish.</p>
Issues per Year: 
4
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Subscription Price: 
0
Issue Price: 
We are an online journal and do not charge a subscription fee.
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
10-15

Pretty Owl Poetry is a feminist quarterly journal that publishes the visual arts, traditional and nontraditional forms, fiction masquerading as poetry, and work that does not snugly fit into a specific genre, all with a lyrical quality. We’re especially interested in work centered around the bodily experiences of womxn, nonbinary, and trans folx. We’re committed to publishing underrepresented and marginalized voices and encourage submission from such artists.

Please visit our submit page for a full list of guidelines: https://prettyowlpoetry.submittable.com/...

Saranac Review

Basic Information
Dept of English, SUNY Plattsburgh
101 Broad Street
Plattsburgh
New York
United States
12901
Contact Information
Aimee
Baker
Executive Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Print
Reading Period: 
Aug 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: 
2004
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Representative Authors: 
<p>Jennifer Givhan; Donald Revell; Katherine Heiny; Julia Alvarez; Marilyn Nelson; Roger Mitchell; Karen Bender; Xu Xi; Gregory Pardlo; Myfanwy Collins; William Giraldi.</p>
Issues per Year: 
Annual
Circulation: 
1,000 to 2,500
Subscription Price: 
NA
Issue Price: 
$15 US print; $2.95 Digital
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
0-2

The Saranac Review is committed to dissolving boundaries of all kinds, seeking to publish a diverse array of emerging and established writers from the United States, Canada and the rest of the world. The journal strives to be a textual clearing in which a space is opened for literary cross-pollination. We aim to publish diverse voices, a literal "cluster of stars," an illumination of the Iroquois roots of our namesake, the word, Saranac.

Our editorial scope is eclectic, and open to all styles, but we are looking for work that is literary, engaging, well crafted and has resonance. We are not interested in genre fiction (e.g. Sci fiction; horror, etc.) or light verse. We suggest that any writer interested in submitting work read a copy of the journal. Buy a digital copy for $4.95 from our website or obtain a sample issue for $5.95. The Saranac Review is an annual so there is a relatively long time between acceptance and publication.

Gravel Literary Journal

Basic Information
562 University Drive
Arts and Humanities
Monticello
Arkansas
United States
71656
Contact Information
Diane
Payne
Faculty Advisor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Reading Period: 
Aug 1 to Apr 20
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
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
6% to 10%
Representative Authors: 
Amy Minton, Max Orkis, Rebecca Elliot, Ha Kiet Chau, and Susan L. Lin
Issues per Year: 
12
Subscription Price: 
Online
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
25

UAM MFA students solicit intriguing writing, art, book reviews, and photography from emerging and established authors.

Please read us before submitting.

MORIA

Basic Information
7500 Glenoaks Boulevard
Woodbury University
College of Liberal Arts / Professional Writing Department
Burbank
California
United States
91510
Contact Information
Linda
Dove
Faculty Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Reading Period: 
Aug 1 to Oct 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: 
2017
Distributors: 
online
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
11% to 25%
Representative Authors: 
Lena Khalaf Tuffaha, Cathy Ulrich, Jill Alexander Essbaum, Sarah Blake, Karen An-hwei Lee, Amorak Huey, Lynne Thompson, Kelli Russell Agodon, Martha Silano, Naoko Fujimoto, Brendan Constantine, Tanya Grae, Angela Narciso Torres
Issues per Year: 
2
Subscription Price: 
free
Issue Price: 
free
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
1-2

MORIA is a national online literary magazine with an all-student editorial board, based at Woodbury University in greater Los Angeles. We accept poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction from emerging and established writers in the United States and across the world. We publish twice-a-year, in the late fall and late spring.

While we accept all styles — including experimental, hybrid, and conventional forms — we aren’t interested in submissions of light verse, genre fiction, and any piece that references gratuitous violence or exploitative sexual imagery. We’re committed to publishing a diverse range of poets and writers. In our debut issue (2017), 73% of our authors were women and 24% were writers of color. We also published pieces from writers in their 20s to writers in their 70s — and every decade in between. We welcome work from traditionally under-represented groups, including women writers, indigenous writers, writers of color, writers who identify as LGBTQ, and writers with disabilities.

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 focuses on activism. 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. The focus of your work should be on activism. 

Pour Vida Zine

Basic Information
24 A Kendall Street
Redlands
California
United States
92373
Contact Information
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
Payment: 
No payment
Year Founded: 
2013
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Issues per Year: 
2
Subscription Price: 
N/A
Issue Price: 
Free
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
at least 2

Pour Vida was established in the fall of 2013 by writers and friends, Adam and Danny, during their time in grad school, as a platform to foster a writerly community. The intention with Pour Vida zine is to help foster writers' experiences of publishing and the process of submitting and workshopping. This zine is about helping writers polish and be proud of their voices so please, don't think about it too much. Just submit!

Writing: Poetry - 5 max; Fiction/creative non-fiction - 1,500 words max. .doc. Images: High-res .jpg (preferably B&W). SUBMIT: pourvidazine@gmail.com Subject: Genre & title of work. Body: Brief bio/social media. DON'T PASTE WORK IN BODY. Allow 3-6 months for response. Submit only ONCE per issue. Follow: twitter: @pourvidazine, instagram: pour_vida, faceboook: @PourVida, issuu.com/pourvida

Dream Noir

Basic Information
Las Vegas
Nevada
United States
89156
Contact Information
Day
Sibley (ToWednesday Sibley)
Founding Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
E-publication
Audio
Video
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: 
2018
Representative Authors: 
Toi Sibley, Elancharan Gunasekaran, Stephanie Valente, Gerard Sarnat, Jason Graff, Catherine Zickgraf, Kelly Stacy, Katie Pukash, Glen Armstrong, Gabriel Ricard

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.

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