We are looking for original, unpublished fiction and poetry with strong character arcs and immersive description. Build worlds and break hearts. For essays, we’re looking for factual, but not academic–keep the people in your story front and center. We are also seeking in-depth articles on Film and Music.
“Strong Words for a Polite Nation” subTerrain Magazine was founded in 1988 to publish writers from the other side of the tracks. Each issue features progressive and sometimes controversial writing, alongside timely book reviews and contemporary visual art. Praised by both writers and readers for featuring work that might not find a home in more conservative periodicals, subTerrain seeks to expand the definition of literary and artistic culture by showcasing the best in progressive writing and ideas.
Please DON'T send us formulaic genre fiction (eg. Romance, Mystery, Sci-fi etc.)
Please DO read a copy of the magazine. If you can't find one on the newsstand, we will send you a copy for $5 (and we pay the postage!).
Please DO read our Writer's Guidelines before submitting (at www.subterrain.ca).
We now accept electronic submissions via Submittable (we do NOT accept emailed submissions). Electronic submissions are charged a $3 fee to help pay for our Submittable account and thereby allow us to continue accepting electronic submissions; mailed submissions come with no charge (though you will have to pay for postage).
Traditional and alternative fiction and art.
Submissions are only accepted through the Submittable link on our submissions page. Any material sent via email will not be opened. We read 3 times a year.
Star 82 Review is a full-color, online and print magazine. We are especially open to writers who make art and artists who write but are interested excellent work, whatever it may be. Each issue features microfiction and creative nonfiction, erasure texts, narrative art, postcard lit, and poetic storytelling. We like works filled with humility, humanity and humor that merge the strange with the familiar, include the displaced person, and highlight the oddness of everyday life.
Please include a print ready 50-100 word bio that contains what you do, 3-5 publications max, if applicable (no long lists!), your geographical location, website, and one outside area of interest. Cover letter not necessary.
12 pt. standard typeface (Times, Georgia, Arial, Helvetica), double-spaced for prose, single for poetry.
Written works under 1000 words only.
Versal, the literary & arts journal out of Amsterdam, seeks work that is urgent, involved, and unexpected. A publication celebrating translocal intersections and cross-cultural dialogue, Versal is internationally renowned for the quality of work published by up-and-coming as well as established writers, and for its strong attention to design and production values. Versal has been featured many times in Poets & Writers Magazine, including being named among the "top indie innovators" (November/December 2010).
We especially encourage works from outside of the US, works that blend genre, works in translation, works from writers and artists of color, works from writers and artists with disabilities, and works from writers and artists of marginalized orientations, backgrounds, and gender identities.