Shift: A Journal of Literary Oddities

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Creative Writing
Ringling College of Art and Design
2700 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota
Florida
United States
34232
Contact Information
Sylvia
Whitman
managing editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Print
Reading Period: 
Apr 15 to Oct 5
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
Distributors: 
Ringling College of Art and Design
Year Founded: 
2018
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Representative Authors: 
Dorothy Chan, Jordan Charlton, Magda Montiel Davis, Joel Fishbane, Sarah Gerard, Julia Horwitz, Choya Randolph, dave ring
Issues per Year: 
1
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Subscription Price: 
10
Issue Price: 
10
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
several

We welcome new, emerging, and established writers to submit fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, graphic texts, or artwork.

  • We want to see your best work, regardless of style, form, subject matter, or genre.
  • We’re especially interested in literary oddities–language-based creations that defy easy categorization.

After Happy Hour

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Pittsburgh
Pennsylvania
United States
15213
Contact Information
Jess
Simms
Managing Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
E-publication
Reading Period: 
Oct 1 to Feb 28
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: 
2014
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Representative Authors: 
The ones we've published in our prior issues. Go read them if you want a sense of our aesthetic. They're free!
Issues per Year: 
2
Circulation: 
1,000 to 2,500
Subscription Price: 
N/A
Issue Price: 
Free
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
3-5

After Happy Hour isn't limited to any particular genre. In fact, we're not big fans of the whole idea of genre. Whether you write sci-fi poetry, graphic memoirs, historical flash fiction, or straight up literary--if it has strong characters and tight language, we want to read it. We're based in Pittsburgh, PA and have a particular affinity for writers with a connection to the city. Don't take that as a limit to our demographic, however. We welcome submissions from anywhere in the world.

The editorial crew is a weird bunch. We count among us a Klingon-speaking demigirl, a poet who carves words into food, and the author of a cannibal comedy. We would love to publish more genre, genre-bending, and experimental work but get unfortunately little of publishable quality. Be that writer, and you’ll make our little oddball hearts happy.  

The Museum of Americana

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Contact Information
Please see our submissions page
for contact information of each department editor.
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Audio
Reading Period: 
Aug 1 to Aug 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: 
2012
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
6% to 10%
Representative Authors: 
Tony Barnstone, Cornelius Eady, Tabitha Blankenbiller, Alison Stine, Karen Llagas, Ace Boggess, Todd Kaneko, Octavio Quintanilla, Amorak Huey, Grant Clauser, Olga Zilberbourg, Christopher Merkner, Peg Alford Pursell, Jon Tribble, Erica Soon Olsen, James Tate Hill, Yash Seyedbagheri.
Issues per Year: 
3-4
Circulation: 
1,000 to 2,500
Subscription Price: 
Free
Issue Price: 
Free
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
Varies

The Museum of Americana is an online literary review dedicated to fiction, poetry, nonfiction, photography, music, and artwork that revives or repurposes the old, the dying, the forgotten, or the almost entirely unknown aspects of Americana. It is published purely out of fascination with the big, weird, wildly contradictory collage that is our nation’s cultural history. Issues appear three times a year, in the winter, summer, and fall.

We seek work that engages or repurposes America's complex cultural history—original & unpublished fiction, nonfiction, poetry, book/chapbook reviews, interviews, music, photography, & art. Give us fiction that dramatizes old folk songs or steals their characters—give us love poetry with language cribbed from The Federalist Papers. Recent features: fiction on the 2008 financial crisis via Bartleby the Scrivener; essay on the family legacy of tomato-growing, and a personal essay on Annie Ross and "Twisted."

No Tokens Journal

Basic Information
1736 Bay Blvd
Atlantic Beach
New York
United States
11509
Contact Information
T Kira Mahealani
Madden
Editor-in-Chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Print
Reading Period: 
Jun 1 to Aug 1
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: 
<p>Joy Williams, Okwiri Odour, Rick Moody, Claire Vaye Watkins, Lenelle Moïse, Michael Klein, Mary Gaitskill.</p>
Issues per Year: 
1

No Tokens is a journal celebrating work that is felt in the spine. We are run entirely by women, queer, trans, and non-binary individuals, dedicated to featuring the words and artwork of all voices of the past, present, and future. We are here to keep stories alive. We are paying attention.

CHILLFILTR Review

Basic Information
PO Box 460
Ashland
Oregon
United States
97520
Contact Information
Krister
Axel
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: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Cash
Year Founded: 
2020
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
6% to 10%
Issues per Year: 
1
Issue Price: 
10

Our scope is wide, but in general we are looking for work that explores the nexus between humanity, spirituality, and life experience. We do not deny the validity of the basic categories of physics, biology, psychology, and the other sciences: we claim only that human beings cannot be fully understood in terms of them. Thus, art.

Gulf Stream Magazine

Basic Information
FIU, Biscayne Bay Campus
Gulf Stream Magazine / English Department
North Miami
Florida
United States
33181
Contact Information
Paul
Christiansen
Editor-in-Chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Audio
Video
Reading Period: 
Sep 1 to Mar 1
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
Representative Authors: 
<p>Among the writers Gulf Stream has published are Sherman Alexie, David Kirby, Steve Almond, Rick Blanco, Dennis Lehane, Ha Jin, Ann Hood Naomi Shihab Nye, Cathy Bowman Daniels, and Stuart Dybek.
Issues per Year: 
2

Gulf Stream Magazine, started in 1989, is a national literary magazine published by The Creative Writing Program at Florida International University. It is a bi-annual online journal dedicated to publishing great fiction, nonfiction, poetry and visual art. We also publish first-book reviews and interviews.

We read submissions from September 1st to November 1st and January 1st through March 1st. Please only send work during these reading periods. We do not read paper submissions. Submit one short story, one creative nonfiction piece or up to five poems.

Eratio Poetry Journal

Basic Information
290 Old Montauk Highway
Montauk
New York
United States
11954
Contact Information
Gregory
St.Thomasino
Founding Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
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: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
No payment
Year Founded: 
2003
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Representative Authors: 
Jack Foley, Alan Halsey, Carey Scott Wilkerson, Linda Russo, Carolyn Guinzio, Barbara Tomash, Marcia Arrieta, Trace Peterson
Issues per Year: 
As works are accepted, so they will appear.
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
2

Poetic discourse idioms. Eratio has a new look and a new policy: Eratio no longer publishes issues. Rather, as works are accepted, so they will appear. New work appears two or three times a week or as accepted.

Please send cover letter, bio, and poems together in one attachment.  No simultaneous submissions.  All subs receive a prompt reply!  Electronic submissions only!  Be professional.  Presentation matters. 

Ang(st) Zine

Basic Information
United States
Contact Information
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
E-publication
Reading Period: 
Apr 1 to Mar 31
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
No payment
Year Founded: 
2019
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Issues per Year: 
2

Ang(st) focuses on feminist bodies and physical experiences. It is a space for marginalized voices and identities: bodies that are considered outside the realm of ‘normal’ and ‘able’. They publish BIPOC, LGBTQ+, differently abled, and other underrepresented feminist voices.

We publish themed issues and projects throughout the year. Check our website for the current call for submissions. 

Infection House - a litmag of COVID-19

Basic Information
1326 Bartholomew St
1326 Bartholomew St
New Orleans
Louisiana
United States
70117
Contact Information
Cameron
Lovejoy
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Reading Period: 
Mar 30 to Dec 31
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
No payment
Year Founded: 
2020
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Representative Authors: 
Megan Burns, Cate Root, Betsy Housten, Clare Harmon, Daiquiri Rene Jones, Charlie Brice, Ben Nardolilli, Shooooz, Clare Welsh, Kari Gunter-Seymour, Colleen Rothman.
Issues per Year: 
Ongoing
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
Ongoing

Infection House is an online journal of COVID-19 and its real-time effects on the world around us. It’s a platform for artists and writers, trained or untrained, to share their experiences of this world-historical event. 

Infection House gives readers the option to donate to our contributors directly. 

Infection House covers the pandemic’s effects through poetry, journalism, narrative, art, and photography. If any of those genres appeal to you, please get in touch.

We accept poetry, stories, journalism, photography, and visual art. 

Specific topics we want to include:

  • voices/experiences from countries outside the USA
  • self-care and mental health during crisis & quarantine
  • low-budget DIY guides (think Whole Earth Catalogue)
  • the changing role of the internet in daily life
  • ecology, climate change, the natural world
  • hustles/informal economies post-“gig economy”
  • cyberpunk/tech futures
  • experiences from within hospitals
  • researched, informative articles/tutorials for quarantine success

Manzano Mountain Review

Basic Information
University of New Mexico - Valencia
English Department
280 La Entrada Road
Albuquerque
New Mexico
United States
87108
Contact Information
Justin
Bendell
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Reading Period: 
Feb 1 to Sep 15
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: 
6% to 10%
Representative Authors: 
Lana Bella, Michelle Brooks, Darrah Cloud, William Cordiero, Carol Samson
Issues per Year: 
2
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
10%

Flash fiction, poetry, short fiction, nonfiction, image.

Brevity, lyric, place, experiment.

Submissions windows:

Prose: Year-round

Poetry: Aug 1- Oct 1

Art/Image: Aug 1 - Oct 1

 

We like writing that is honest, gritty, and vulnerable. We like plot, but not too much. We want characters like us—complicated, flawed, human. 

Our reading periods: 

Prose (F & NF) is accepted February 1 through September 15 

Poetry / Art / Image is accepted August 1 through September 15 

 

 

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