Slant

Basic Information
P.O. Box 5063
University of Central Arkansas
Conway
Arkansas
United States
72035-5000
Contact Information
Sonya
Fritz
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Formats: 
Web
Print
Reading Period: 
Aug 15 to Nov 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: 
1986
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
6% to 10%
Representative Authors: 
<p>Judith Askew, Shirley J. Brewer, Jack Cooper, Elton Glaser, Vicki Mandell-King, Marjorie Power, Charles Harper Webb</p>
Issues per Year: 
1
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Subscription Price: 
$12
Issue Price: 
$12
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
c. 20

Slant publishes well-crafted work (formal or free verse) from all parts of the U.S. and beyond. While open to experimentation, its editorial readers generally prefer plainsong: concrete, resonant, accessible poems written by humans for other humans.

Send up to 5 poems of moderate length, typed, name (and e-mail if available) at the top of each page. No single haiku or translations. No multiple submissions. No previously published poems. Please include SASE if submitting by post.

Subgenres: 

LIT

Basic Information
LIT
The New School MFA Creative Writing Program
66 West 12th Street, Room 503
New York
New York
United States
10011
Contact Information
Virginia Valenzuela (Editor-in-Chief),
Olivia Tejeda and Joshua LeMay (Prose Editors)
Darren Lyons (Poetry Editor)
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Print
Reading Period: 
Sep 1 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: 
Contributor copies only
Year Founded: 
1999
Issues per Year: 
2
Subscription Price: 
1-year subscription (2 issues): $14 Save 13% off the cover price; 2-year subscription (4 issues): $25 Save 22% off the cover price
Issue Price: 
$8

LIT is a biannual literary magazine published by The New School Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program, which promotes innovative writing and art via print and digital publishing.

Please see the submission guidelines on our website. Our reading periods are from September to December and January to May.

White Violet Press

Basic Information
502 S 1040 E
A119
City: 
American Fork
State: 
Utah
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
84003
Contact Information
Karen
Kelsay
Editor
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Book Types: 
Chapbook
Poetry collections
Formats: 
Paperback
Hardcover
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: 
Less than 3 months

White Violet Press is an imprint of Kelsay Books, a publishing company that aims to showcase the literary work of accomplished formalist poets. Response time is two weeks. We offer 12% royalties.

For mid-career poets with manuscripts that contain a large number of previously published poems from quality journals and formalist magazines.

Representative Authors: 

Kim Bridgford,Gail White, William Baer, Catherine Chandler, Michael Burch, Annabelle Moseley, Philip Quinlan, Sally Cook, David Landrum, Janet Kenny, Joseph S. Salemi, Jeff Holt, Philip Quinlan, Bryce Christensen, Peter Austin, E.M Schorb, Myrna Stone, Barbara Lydecker Crane, David Landrum, Paul Bussan, CB Anderson

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
0
Titles per Year: 
Greater than 20
Subgenres: 
Publishing type: 

Portland Review

Basic Information
PO Box 751
Portland
Oregon
United States
97207
Contact Information
Jessica Fonvergne,
Kathleen Levitt
Editors-in-Chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
E-publication
Print
Reading Period: 
Jul 1 to Sep 30
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: 
1956
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Representative Authors: 
Kristen Arnett, Robert Crumb, Brian Doyle, Keith Flynn, Tess Gallagher, Martha Grover, Ursula K. Le Guin, Christopher Howell, Richard Hugo, David Ignatow, William Kittredge, Joanna Klink, Yusef Komunyakaa, Shayla Lawson, Margaret Malone, Ted Mathys, Valzhyna Mort, Carol Muske-Dukes, Lance Olsen, Hannah Sanghae Park, Kevin Sampsell, Peter Sears, Ed Skoog, William Stafford, Primus St. John, Brian Turner, Natasha Vargas-Cooper, Lidia Yuknavitch, and Matthew Zapruder.
Issues per Year: 
1
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Subscription Price: 
$18 for a two-year subscription
Issue Price: 
$16 for the current issue, $8 for past issues

Portland Review has been publishing exceptional prose, poetry, and art since 1956. The journal is produced by the graduate students in Portland State University’s English Department, and for over sixty years Portland Review has promoted the works of emerging writers and artists alongside the works of well-established authors.

Please follow all of our submission guidelines on our Submittable page

Waxing & Waning: A Literary Journal

Basic Information
4969 Algonquin Trl
Antioch
Tennessee
United States
37013
Contact Information
Lance
Umenhofer
Editor-in-Chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Print
Video
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: 
6% to 10%
Issues per Year: 
1 print / 1 online
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Issue Price: 
$15 (print) $0 (online)
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
2-6

Waxing & Waning is a literary journal that seeks what’s on the fringe. Whatever is deep and true. The moon represents this idea: what is dark, what is brooding, what is wild. We want to feed the beast in you, the one buried beneath layers of manners and anxiety and Banana Republic. Work submitted to Waxing & Waning should be honest and well executed. It should scream coherently; it should drag something out of us that we haven’t seen before; it should rip out our black hearts and show them to us. Bring us the work everyone else (including you) is afraid of.

Proper manuscript format will get you bonus points. If your fiction/creative nonfiction is longer than 5,000 words, it must merit the space it will take. For poetry, we're already a little skeptical about your Howl-long epic.

Badlands Literary Journal

Basic Information
37500 Cook Street
Palm Desert
California
United States
92211
Contact Information
Stephen
Lehigh
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Print
Reading Period: 
Jan 15 to Apr 30
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: 
2010
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Representative Authors: 
Very hard to specify representative authors. Please see previous editions (on our website) for a sample.
Issues per Year: 
1
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Issue Price: 
$10
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
No fewer than 15

Badlands is aesthetically open, publishing work from a broad spectrum of genres and styles. Although we publish work of all kinds, we have an abiding interest in the following kinds of writing:

  • Poetry and prose in Spanish, and in translation from Spanish or any other Language,
  • Literature of Place, including, but not limited to, imigrant and indigenous voices,
  • Work exploring settings, narratives, lyric utterances, etc., that can be construed as a kind of Badlands--broadly understood,
  • Work invested in the wild.

We are always searching for the next cover, and for (mostly) Black and White artwork and photography for the interior.

Eastern Structures

Basic Information
P. O. Box 111
Moreton's Harbour
Newfoundland and Labrador
Canada
A0G 3H0
Contact Information
R. W.
Watkins
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Formats: 
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: 
Contributor copies only
Year Founded: 
2016
Distributors: 
Amazon.com
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
11% to 25%
Representative Authors: 
Steffen Horstmann, Denver Butson, William Dennis, John Philip Drury, Eric Torgersen, Norma Jenckes, R. W. Watkins, Mindy Watson, L. J. McDowall, Tamara K. Walker, Chi Holder, Priscilla Lignori, James Lignori, Clark Strand, Mark Redfearn, Michael Lustbader, Nancy Rullo, Jim Wilson, Pat Geyer, Ann Hills, Lance Nizami, Gareth Writer-Davies, R. K. Singh, and many others.
Issues per Year: 
2 to 3
Circulation: 
1,000 to 2,500
Issue Price: 
$5.99 to $6.50
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
2 to 4

Eastern Structures picks up where Contemporary Ghazals left off, publishing English-language examples of the Middle Eastern form, but now in addition to Korean sijo and Japanese forms such as haiku and tanka – rendered exclusively in the 5-7-5 and 5-7-5-7-7 syllabic structures.

We would advise that potential contributors make themselves familiar with the style and protocols of Eastern Structures before submitting. The best way to familiarise oneself with the magazine, of course, is by purchasing and reading an issue. Issues 1 through 5 and The Complete Eastern Structures / Volume One omnibus are readily available at Amazon.com.

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Muse/A Journal

Basic Information
417 Woodward Ave SE
Atlanta
Georgia
United States
30312
Contact Information
Gregg
Murray
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
E-publication
Print
Reading Period: 
Mar 1 to Mar 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
Distributors: 
Be Well Studio
Year Founded: 
2015
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Representative Authors: 
Yusef Komunyakaa, Julie Doxsee, Brandon Courtney, Rebecca Hazelton, John Matthias, Patty Paine, Adam Vines, Ryo Yamaguchi, Matt Schumacher, Kimberly Ann Southwick.
Issues per Year: 
3 (2 online, 1 print)
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Subscription Price: 
$12.00/year
Issue Price: 
$12.00
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
1-3

Muse /A Journal (myoo-zay) seeks to curate a museum-esque experience by pairing the best in lyric essays, poetry, and experimental cross-genre verse. We seek to publish meaningful poetry that affects the reader in a way which expands our understanding of life, the natural world, and human nature. 

Muse /A Journal (myoo-zay) seeks lyrical, playful, moving, linguistically-inventive, unique, experimental, moving, honest, diction-sensitive, perhaps collaborative, economical, attentive, vested, clever, touching, REAL work. If this describes your work in any way, we’d love to see it.

Bombaykala Books

Basic Information
1st floor, Surbala,
287, SV Road, Bandra West
City: 
Mumbai
Country: 
India
Zip / Postal Code: 
400050
Contact Information
Ishaan
Jajodia
Publisher
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Book Types: 
Novella
Short story collections
Essay collections
Novel
Memoir
Poetry collections
Formats: 
Paperback
Hardcover
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: 
Less than 3 months

Please read our submissions guidelines carefully, and feel free to write to us with questions!

Representative Authors: 

Mrinalini Harchandrai
Anuradha Vijayakrishnan
William Doreski
Michael Brett
P.K. Das
Gurbir Singh
Ritu Dewan

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
15
Titles per Year: 
Greater than 20
Publishing type: 

IthacaLit

Basic Information
18321 Jupiter Landings Drive
Jupiter
Florida
United States
33458-3359
Contact Information
Michele
Lesko
Founding Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
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: 
Yes
Payment: 
No payment
Year Founded: 
2011
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Representative Authors: 
Kwame Dawes, Julie Kane, Remica L. Bingham, Dawn Lundy Martin, Santee Frazier, Jeannine Hall-Gailey, & Renee Ashley.
Issues per Year: 
4
Circulation: 
Greater than 10,000
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
12

IthacaLit's annual Difficult Fruit Poetry Prize awards the winning poet $1,000.00. We publish & promote the best writing we find, chosen from among the many submissions sent our way, by emerging & established writers. We seek to bridge differences by publishing poets whose voices represent the myriad experiences we encounter in this life. 

We greatly appreciate poetry that connects with the human condition in all its adversity & diversity. Non-fiction grounded in the larger concept of process in poetry, visual art, or music, or innovative theses about writing and education in lit & art, are the essays we value. We are keen on author & artist interviews. Drop us a line, if you have questions.

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