Sky Island Journal

Basic Information
New Mexico
United States
Contact Information
Jason
Splichal
Co-Founder and Co-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: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
No payment
Year Founded: 
2017
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Representative Authors: 
We've published over 600 writers: emerging voices and well-established authors who hail from countries around the world. We consider our contributors family.
Issues per Year: 
4
Subscription Price: 
Free
Issue Price: 
Free
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
15-30

Sky Island Journal is an independent, international, free-access literary journal; we are dedicated to discovering and publishing the finest original poetry, flash fiction, and creative nonfiction. We publish accomplished, well-established authors—side by side—with fresh, emerging voices. We provide our readers with a powerful, focused, advertising-free literary experience that transports them: one that challenges them intellectually and moves them emotionally.

We want to be the first publication to give your writing a clean, powerful, international platform with a diverse readership. What are we looking for? We don’t want to limit our readers; therefore, we don’t want to limit you. We know quality work when we experience it. We don’t mean to be coy, but you need to know that we’re not interested in making your art conform to some preconceived aesthetic. We’re neither presumptuous enough, nor pretentious enough, to proclaim what "won’t fit" before we even try it on. Send us your best. We have over 100,000 readers in 145 countries, and they are hungry for the best new writing.

Ron Luce

My interests lie in telling stories that challenge people's assumptions about one another. I am currently working on a number of projects, including playwrighting, short stories and a novel. I like work that is daring, that pushes boundaries, that isn't afraid of tackling difficult human issues, that incorporates the humor as well as the tragedies of human existence--being honest about the things humans are too often uncomfortable saying.

I would like to work with an eclectic group of people who will give honest feedback, are willing to accept honest feedback, and who enjoy talking about writing and enjoy encouraging and supporting others. I am not interested in being with people who feel it is their duty to tear others down in order to make themselves feel powerful. I like constructive criticism offered with kindness and caring for the person whose work is being critiqued and has invested much emotional energy and time in creating what they bring to the table. 

I'll be up-front and add that I have written poetry and enjoy doing so, but I have difficulty with--and many misgivings about--what has become mainstream poetry currently being published. I would prefer to focus on prose.

Pronouns: 
He/Him
Location: 
Athens, OH
United States
Ohio
Genres: 
Fiction, LGBTQ Voices, Literary Fiction
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Attend(ed) a PhD program, Published in literary journal, Have workshop experience
How I choose to identify myself: 
American, LGBTQ
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online, Meets In Person.
has a maximum group size of 6.
meets for
Workshop, Discussion, Reading.

meets
Weekly.

warning lines

Basic Information
Stockholm
Sweden
Contact Information
Charlie
D'Aniello
Editor in Chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
E-publication
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
Year Founded: 
2021
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
11% to 25%
Issues per Year: 
3
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000

warning lines publishes work exclusively from queer and/or neurodivergent creators.

Gravity of the Thing

Basic Information
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Portland
Oregon
United States
97236
Contact Information
Thea
Prieto
Editor-in-Chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
E-publication
Print
Audio
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: 
Greater than 50
Representative Authors: 
<p>Daneen Bergland, Tracy Daugherty, Janice Lee, Karen An-hwei Lee, Kristi Maxwell.</p>
Issues per Year: 
4
Circulation: 
2,500 to 5,000
Subscription Price: 
Starts at $1 a month
Issue Price: 
Free
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
3

The Gravity of the Thing is an independent literary magazine dedicated to the publication of innovative and defamiliarized writing. We publish work that is aware of its literary form, writing that defamiliarizes in craft or content to achieve an enhanced rendering of reality.

Please visit thegravityofthething.com/about before submitting, as your writing should reflect our desired criteria. For more information about defamiliarized writing and our publishing practices, please visit our Baring the Device column at thegravityofthething.com/catalog/baring-the-device.

Museum of Americana

Basic Information
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 a 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."

Concision Poetry Journal

Basic Information
1971 9th St
White Bear Lake
Minnesota
United States
55110
Contact Information
Haley
Lasche
Founder and Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
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: 
2021
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Representative Authors: 
Ching-In Chen, Paula Cisewski, Lightsey Darst, Brenda Hillman, Rusty Morrison and Vi Khi Nao
Issues per Year: 
3
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
30%

Experimental poetry and visual art.

Poems published demonstrate how sharp and flexible language can be. The focus is on experiments in line (and sometimes form). Includes reflections on experiments and book recommendations from the authors published in each issue.

Santa Ana River Review

Basic Information
900 University Avenue
Riverside
California
United States
92521
Contact Information
Sarah
Helms
Editor-in-Chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
E-publication
Reading Period: 
Nov 22 to Dec 21
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%
Representative Authors: 
Susan Straight, Michael Jayme, Juan Felipe Herrera, Marilyn Chin, Kimiko Hahn, Brenda Hillman, Tom Lutz, Oliver de la Paz, Hiroshi Watanabe, Laila Lalami, Katie Ford, Allison Benis White
Issues per Year: 
2-3
Circulation: 
1,000 to 2,500
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
1-5

Santa Ana River Review is the literary magazine of the University of California, Riverside’s MFA program. Santa Ana River Review accepts fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, visual art, and short dramatic works.

Please follow the submission guidelines listed on the website. https://sarreview.ucr.edu/submit/

Activist/Lesbian/South Asia

I am a white lesbian and social justice advocate who grew up in Tamilnadu, South India.  I've been writing for about 20 years, not much published because my focus has been on becoming a damn good writer and enjoying that challenging and nourishing journey!  My current project is a literary novel set in contemporary Chennai about a young lesbian law student who faces the caste-related "honor killing" of her beloved cousin, police corruption, pressures to marry, and intense confusion about her sexual identity.  I have a full draft and am now on the 5th revision, with many more to go.  I'm almost ready for scene and line editing.  hope to get published in India....

folks I'm looking for: 

  • working on book-length projects
  •  who have significant dedication to getting published and strong literary skills
  • and are keenly aware of cultural appropriation and sensitivity issues
  • and are able/willing to give and receive thorough feedback
Location: 
Ashland, OR
United States
Oregon
Genres: 
Feminist, Fiction, LGBTQ Voices, Literary Fiction
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Published in literary journal
How I choose to identify myself: 
European American
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.
has a maximum group size of 8.
meets for
Encouragement.

meets
Weekly.

Novel Slices

Basic Information
136 Muriel St
Ithaca
New York
United States
14850
Contact Information
Hardy
Griffin
Founding Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Fiction
Formats: 
E-publication
Print
Reading Period: 
Dec 17 to Feb 28
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Cash
Year Founded: 
2020
Distributors: 
IngramSpark
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
6% to 10%
Representative Authors: 
Madalyn Aslan, Betty J. Cotter, Laura Ruth Loomis, Eric Roe, Jonathan Segol, Damyanti Biswas, Lori Johnson, Devon Capizzi, Iris Gershon, JoeAnn Hart, Jim Hanas, Prarthana J.A., Lucy Ferriss, Rebecca Keller, Liza Monroy
Issues per Year: 
2
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Subscription Price: 
$20
Issue Price: 
$12
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
6

We are dedicated solely to novel excerpts. These pieces should feel like they come from novels we want to read—they may pop us into the action and leave us hanging at the end. Each issue includes 6 winning excerpts from our two annual contests (January to February, and October to November).

Each issue has a guest judge. Look at their novel(s) for an idea of styles they may be most interested in, but remember that we also push our judges to look at all genres and styles!

Lori Cassels

Hello

I am a poet and playwritght and songwriter.  I am involved with Alameda Library WRtiers Group and wild writers prompts from 27 Powers.

I am seeking a place to share work and assistance with critique.

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Alameda, CA
United States
California
Genres: 
Humor, LGBTQ Voices, Poetry
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.
meets for
Submissions.

meets
Weekly.

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