Assisi: An Online Journal of Arts & Letters

Basic Information
Saint Joseph's College
278 Whites Bridge Road
Standish
Maine
United States
04084
Contact Information
Wendy
Galgan
Dr.
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
Greater than 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
No payment
Year Founded: 
2010
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
26% to 50%
Representative Authors: 
<p>Lesley Wheeler, J. P. Dancing Bear, Diana Woodcock, Barbara Crooker, Tade Ipadeola, Robert West</p>
Issues per Year: 
2
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000

Assisi’s mission is, first and foremost, to publish works of literature and art that are thoughtful, engaging, and well written/composed. We look for work that examines the human condition, that helps the reader view things from a slightly different angle, and that provokes an emotional response not for mere shock value but rather as a way to open up new ways of thinking about or relating to the world. 

Please make sure that you follow the submission guidelines, especially the requirement for submissions to be blind.

Brooklyn Arts Press

Basic Information
154 N 9th Street, #1
City: 
Brooklyn
State: 
New York
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
11249
Contact Information
Joe
Pan
Publisher
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
No
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Reading Period: 
Jun 1 to Jun 30
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months

Brooklyn Arts Press (BAP) is a literary press devoted to publishing chapbooks and full-length collections of poetry, novels, lyrical short fiction, and art monographs by emerging artists. We believe we serve our community best by publishing great works of varying aesthetics side by side, subverting the notion that writers & artists exist in vacuums, apart from the culture in which they reside and outside the realm & understanding of other camps & aesthetics.

We receive 800 manuscripts a year, many of them of high quality, & publish maybe 1% of those submissions. Competition is steep, so send us your very best work.

Representative Authors: 

Anselm Berrigan, Daniel Borzutzky, Anais Duplan, Noah Eli Gordon, Carol Guess, Debora Kuan, Seth Landman, Joe Pan, Lauren Russell, Paige Taggart, Wendy Xu

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
4-6

Relief: A Journal of Art & Faith

Basic Information
236 W. Reade Ave.
Upland
Indiana
United States
46989
Contact Information
Daniel
Bowman Jr
Editor-in-Chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Print
Reading Period: 
Oct 1 to Mar 31
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Contributor copies only
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Representative Authors: 
<p>Scott Cairns, Thom Caraway, Susanna Childress, Kelcey Parker Ervick, D.L. Mayfield, Kyle Minor, Natasha Oladokun, Charnell Peters, Tania Runyan, Luci Shaw, Jeddie Sophronius, Daniel Tobin, Prasanta Verma, Jeanne Murray Walker, Jeremiah Webster, Sara Zarr, Addie Zierman</p>
Issues per Year: 
1
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Subscription Price: 
$12/1-year; $22/2-year; $32/3-year
Issue Price: 
$12.00
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
1-3

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.

Labyrinthine Passages

Basic Information
12409 W Corrine Drive
El Mirage
Arizona
United States
85335
Contact Information
Alex R.
Encomienda
Editor-in-Chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
E-publication
Reading Period: 
Mar 3 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
Year Founded: 
2017
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
6% to 10%
Representative Authors: 
Faith based, catholic, christian and indigenous authors are welcome.
Issues per Year: 
3
Circulation: 
2,500 to 5,000
Subscription Price: 
Free
Issue Price: 
Free

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.
 

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/...

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.

Newfound

Basic Information
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Austin
Texas
United States
--
Contact Information
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Reading Period: 
Aug 15 to May 15
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Cash
Year Founded: 
2013
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
26% to 50%
Issues per Year: 
2 web issues
Circulation: 
Greater than 10,000
Subscription Price: 
Available for our chapbooks
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
~24

Our work explores how place shapes identity, imagination, and understanding. The journal is published bi-annually online and features fiction, poetry, nonfiction, visual arts, reviews, and more. We also publish poetry chapbooks through our Gloria E. Anzaldúa Poetry Prize and Emerging Poet Submissions and prose chapbooks through our Newfound Prose Prize.

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)

 

SWWIM Every Day

Basic Information
Miami Beach
Florida
United States
33140
Contact Information
Catherine
Esposito Prescott
Co-Founder/Co-Editor-in-Chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Formats: 
Web
E-publication
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: 
No payment
Year Founded: 
2017
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Representative Authors: 
Paula Bohince, Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello, Denise Duhamel, Allison Joseph, Jennifer L. Knox, Mia Leonin, Mary Meriam, Maureen Seaton, Catherine Staples, LB Thompson
Issues per Year: 
SWWIM Every Day publishes a poem every weekday (about 256 per year)
Circulation: 
1,000 to 2,500
Subscription Price: 
free
Issue Price: 
free
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
5 percent per year

Founded by Catherine Esposito Prescott and Jen Karetnick, SWWIM Every Day publishes one poem every weekday from women and women-identifying/femme-presenting writers of all ages, races, ethnicities, cultures, orientations, expressions and experience (emerging to internationally acclaimed). Poems are also delivered to in-boxes via subscription. The editors enjoy everything from prose poems to free verse to prosody; however, the digital platform excludes formatting some highly visual or extremely experimental pieces.

We welcome poems on a variety of themes or subjects. We especially like to see work that, despite its excellence, has been overlooked or excluded by the patriarchy. SWWIM stands for Supporting Women Writers in Miami, where we run a reading series, but we publish writers from all over the world. We nominate for all award anthologies and prizes. Subscribe for a poem delivered to your in-box every weekday to get a sense of our aesthetic and follow/like us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook @swwimmiami where we re-post all the work and announce fee-free submission periods. 

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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