Ekphrastic Review

Basic Information
Toronto
Ontario
Canada
M4V1K6
Contact Information
Lorette C.
Luzajic
founder and 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
Payment: 
No payment
Year Founded: 
2015
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
6% to 10%
Representative Authors: 
Tricia Marcella Cimera. Devon Balwit. Alarie Tennille. Alexis Rhone Fancher.
Issues per Year: 
daily
Circulation: 
2,500 to 5,000
Subscription Price: 
free
Issue Price: 
free
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
We publish many first time or emerging poets.

Ekphrastic writing. All of the poetry and prose we publish in inspired by visual art. 

Read the journal! We love diverse styles of quality writing from all over the world, but if your work doesn't respond to works of visual art, we can't use it. 

If you are someone who loves visual art and loves writing about visual art, we'd love to hear from you.

Surprise us. We want nothing less than to expand and redefine exkphrasis by stretching the concept to its limits. Show us artworks we've never seen, or show us our familiar favourites from a whole new perspective.  

 

Blue Marble Review

Basic Information
P.O. Box 165
Excelsior
Minnesota
United States
55331
Contact Information
Molly
Hill
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
Payment: 
Cash
Year Founded: 
2015
Issues per Year: 
4—plus two shorter poetry supplements in January and July

Blue Marble Review is an online literary journal showcasing the creative work of young writers ages 13-21. We are looking for poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, personal essays, as well as art and photography. The goal of our journal is to assemble in each issue, a broad range of voices, perspectives, and life experiences.

We publish young writers ages 13-21—check out our submission guidelines.

Tusculum Review

Basic Information
60 Shiloh Road
P. O. Box 5113
Greeneville
Tennessee
United States
37743
Contact Information
H. M.
Patterson
Editor
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: 
No
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Contributor copies only
Representative Authors: 
For a look at who we’ve published, go to: http://web.tusculum.edu/tusculumreview/authorartist-index/
Issues per Year: 
one
Subscription Price: 
$12
Issue Price: 
$12

We want writing that takes risks while still paying attention to craft. We are happy to see prose poems, stories that burst into poems, poems that burst into stories, etc. Mixing genres doesn’t scare us. Of course boring, self-involved, over-inflated pap turns us off. We publish poems, fiction, nonfiction, and plays.

We also host a yearly contest for poetry and/or prose. The prize is a $1,000 purse and publication. For contest guidelines, visit the website.

Red Wheelbarrow

Basic Information
De Anza College
21250 Stevens Creek Boulevard
Cupertino
California
United States
95014
Contact Information
Ken
Weisner
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Print
Reading Period: 
Sep 1 to Feb 15
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Contributor copies only
Year Founded: 
1975 (originally, as Bottomfish)
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
6% to 10%
Representative Authors: 
Recent editions include among many others—Partridge Boswell, Stephanie Dickinson, Lynne Ellis, Jeff Friedman, Stephen Kuusisto, Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs, Juan Felipe Herrera, Gretchen Primack, Paul Skenazy, Doren Robbins, Danusha Laméris, James McCorkle, Naomi Shihab Nye, Lisa Allen Ortriz, Matthew Siegel, David Allen Sullivan, Evelyn So, Karen Tei Yamashita, and inmate writers from Salinas Valley State Prison. We usually feature 30+ writers per issue.
Issues per Year: 
one
Subscription Price: 
$25 two years
Issue Price: 
$15.00
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
several

Red Wheelbarrow (since 2000), formerly Bottomfish, believes that everything that crosses the transom merits deep attention. We believe that beauty and meaning will inhabit wildly varied and unexpected tones and styles. Our journal is well produced, eclectic, tough minded, open, lyrical, passionate-socio-politically engaged-and we value quiet & craft, the gaze into nature, the deft image, the startling leap, meditative consciousness—and great use of language. We honor and crave all of those qualities-in art-and in one another.

Send us your good stuff. E-mail submissions to weisnerken@fhda.edu. Then if we publish your work, join us at WORKS/ San Jose in fall to read at our publication celebration. Also, submit to annual Red Wheelbarrow Poetry Prize, redwheelbarrow.submittable.com/submit. (2019 Contest Judge: Marilyn Chin)

 

Thirty West Publishing House

Basic Information
2622 Swede Rd
Apt. C8
City: 
Norristown
State: 
Pennsylvania
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
19401
Contact Information
Josh
Dale
Editor-in-chief
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Book Types: 
Chapbook
Novella
Short story collections
Memoir
Poetry collections
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: 
Sep 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months

Thirty West covers primarily poetry,  yet have indulged in fiction and nonfiction. We've published literary work as well as speculative, cross-genre, and work derived from mental illness and recovery.

Aside from our annual chapbook contest (typically runs between Mar-Apr), we accept unsolicited manuscripts from September until the end of the year. 80% of our authors come from unsolicited submissions and are both first-time and established.

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
1-2
Titles per Year: 
6 to 10
Distributors: 
In-house distribution.
Publishing type: 

Matador Review

Basic Information
Chicago
Illinois
United States
Contact Information
JT
Lachausse
Editor-in-chief
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
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Issues per Year: 
4
Circulation: 
2,500 to 5,000
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
28

We call ourselves an “alternative” magazine; that is to say: our purpose is to promote work that is thought-provoking and unconventional. We want the controversial and the radical, the unhinged and the bizarre; we want the obsessive, the compulsive, the pervasive, the combative, and the seductive. We believe that every work of quality art has a home where it belongs, and for the “alternative,” the Matador Review is a home.

Burningword Literary Journal

Basic Information
Burrdowning Press
PO Box 6215
Kokomo
Indiana
United States
46904-6215
Contact Information
Erik
Deerly
Managing Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
E-publication
Print
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
Greater than 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Contributor copies only
Year Founded: 
2000
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
6% to 10%
Representative Authors: 
Contributors include Sam Barbee, John Sweet, Arthur Plotnik, Changming Yuan, George Perreault, Janet Buck, Bill Wunder, Rich Ives, Michelle Bowdler, Mark Belair, John Kristofco, Sean Murphy, Donna Emerson, and many more; all of whom equally represent the voice of Burningword. Representative authors include featured writers of the best anthologies, editors of major periodicals, award-winning authors, and numerous emerging and first-time writers.
Issues per Year: 
4
Circulation: 
5,000 to 10,000
Issue Price: 
$15
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
1-2

Burningword Literary Journal is a quarterly international publication of poetry, short fiction, short nonfiction, and photography. Burningword has been published continuously since June 2000.  

Accepted works: Poetry in any form or style, flash fiction, flash nonfiction, along with photography and digital art. Issues are published Jan 5, April 5, July 5, and Oct 5. The cut-off date for submissions is the 10th day of the prior month for each quarter. (https://burningword.submittable.com). This journal uses blind review, which means that both the reviewer and author identities are concealed throughout the review process. In addition to the regular issues, end-of-year award nominations culminate in an annual "best-of" issue and nominations to both the Pushcart and Best of Net awards. 

April Gloaming Publishing

Basic Information
City: 
Nashville
State: 
Tennessee
Country: 
United States
Contact Information
Lance
Umenhofer
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Book Types: 
Chapbook
Novella
Short story collections
Essay collections
Novel
Memoir
Poetry collections
Formats: 
Paperback
E-book
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 Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months

April Gloaming Publishing is a Nashville-based independent press that aims to capture and better understand the Southern soul, Southern writing, and the Southern holler. 

In the words of William Faulkner, to be Southern is to, "Tell about the South. What do they do there. How do they live there. Why do they live at all." April Gloaming seeks to arrive at the conclusions to these questions through amplifying the voices of the unbridled holler.

Representative Authors: 

Jay Sheets, Pam Jones, Kailey Tedesco, Moriah Claud, & Lorcán Black

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
3-4
Titles per Year: 
6 to 10
Distributors: 
Ingram
Publishing type: 

Sleet Magazine

Basic Information
n/a
St. Paul
Minnesota
United States
55116
Contact Information
Susan
Solomon
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: 
No
Payment: 
No payment
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Representative Authors: 
Richard Jarrette, Louis Jenkins, Jim Moore, Deborah Keenan, Mark Doty, Jamie Buehner.
Issues per Year: 
2.5
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
typically around 3

Sleet publishes writers in all phases of their careers. We are always looking for love (!) and beauty in its various forms.

Please do not send a synopsis of the work. Do send some type of introductory email. Do not use the word "buttocks" in your submission or we will reject it instantly. DO NOT send multiple submissions.

Paper Nautilus

Basic Information
P.O. Box 540
City: 
Lemont
State: 
Pennsylvania
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
16851
Contact Information
Lisa
Mangini
Founding Editor
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Book Types: 
Chapbook
Formats: 
Paperback
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
Yes
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Reading Period: 
Jan 20 to Apr 20
Reporting Time: 
Greater than 6 months

We like the experimental as well as the accessible; we love prose poems and erasures, but also sonnets and sestinas. Many people associate chapbooks with only poetry, but we're very interested in flash fiction, "literary" essays (broadly defined), memoir, novelettes/a long short story, lyric essays, and manuscripts that blend all kinds of genres together. And we love emerging writers, offering a concurrent chapbook contest just for folks who have yet to publish a chap/book, to make sure there's room for their writing in this often-competitive publishing landscape.

We are often surprised by what manuscripts we are most drawn to. We like to produce a range of different titles, and are often excited when we receive something that's a bit different in style or genre or theme than the books we already sell. We prefer the work to be thematically linked in some way.

Representative Authors: 

Emily Moore, Jason McCall, Charles Rafferty, Allie Marini, Pamela Gross, Oriana Ivy, Bernard Grant.

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
1-5
Titles per Year: 
1 to 5
Publishing type: 

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