Timeless, Infinite Light

Basic Information
4799 Shattuck Avenue
City: 
Oakland
State: 
California
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
94609
Contact Information
Zoe
Tuck
Publicist
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Creative Nonfiction
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
No
Reading Period: 
Jun 1 to Jul 31
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months

Our books are spells for unraveling capitalism. We have a heavy West Coast lean towards the experimental / radical / mystical.

Please note that we are not currently accepting general submissions except through our full length book contest.

Representative Authors: 

Emji Spero, Ivy Johnson, Emerson Whitney, Amy Berkowitz, Olive Blackburn, Zoe Tuck, Paul Ebenkamp

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
4

Juke Joint Magazine

Basic Information
801 Arlington St.
Jackson
Mississippi
United States
39202
Contact Information
Dean
Julius
Founding 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: 
2017
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Representative Authors: 
Christine Taylor, C.T. Salazar, Esteban Rodríguez, Jim Whiteside, Kate Gaskin, Gloria Muñoz
Issues per Year: 
4
Subscription Price: 
Free
Issue Price: 
Free
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
9 - 15

The juke joint has always been a place beyond the margin, somewhere along the line. Barrelhouses of the South, juke joints served as a place for sharecroppers & plantation workers to socialize & celebrate counterculture in a society marred by Jim Crow. Today, there are hardly a handful left, most of them in the Mississippi Delta. At Juke Joint, we aim to uphold this spirit of defiance, striving to find unconventional Southern (& non-Southern) voices in poetry. Send us your lyrical, your narrative, your found, your erased, your not-quite-sure-it's-a-poem poem(s).

Read every day, if you can, & read past issues. If we don't jive with your work the first time around, take it in stride & try again. The process is so inherently fickle. Don't give up on your work or us. 

Mount Island Magazine

Basic Information
118 Elliot Street
Brattleboro
Vermont
United States
05301
Contact Information
Desmond
Peeples
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: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Cash
Year Founded: 
2014
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
26% to 50%
Representative Authors: 
Jamie Mortara, Heather Madden, Simeon Berry, Jennifer Hu, Robert Vivian
Issues per Year: 
One annual print anthology; monthly content published online.
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
1-5

Mount Island is dedicated to supporting rural LGBTQ and POC writers and artists, whether rural by birth or at heart. We seek:

  • Prose and poems that buck the standard. Any genre, whether traditional or invented.
  • Art that liberates vision. Any medium, whatever can be displayed digitally.
  • Interviews, reviews, and articles that follow passion and further connection.

Dream Noir

Basic Information
Las Vegas
Nevada
United States
89156
Contact Information
Day
Sibley (ToWednesday Sibley)
Founding Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
E-publication
Audio
Video
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
Year Founded: 
2018
Representative Authors: 
Toi Sibley, Elancharan Gunasekaran, Stephanie Valente, Gerard Sarnat, Jason Graff, Catherine Zickgraf, Kelly Stacy, Katie Pukash, Glen Armstrong, Gabriel Ricard

This magazine is looking for the in-depth authenticity of what the artist can create by dishing out their ideas and feelings. Our team is looking for a diverse spectrum of essays, prose, short fiction, art, poetry and more! We want pieces that will knock us to our feet — in a good way.

Bloomsday Literary

Basic Information
City: 
Houston
State: 
Texas
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
77077
Contact Information
Kate
Martin Williams
Founding Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Book Types: 
Novella
Short story collections
Essay collections
Novel
Poetry collections
Formats: 
Paperback
Hardcover
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
No
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Reading Period: 
Jun 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months
Titles per Year: 
1 to 5
Distributors: 
Ingram
Publishing type: 

Thirty West Publishing House

Basic Information
2622 Swede Rd
Apt. C8
City: 
Norristown
State: 
Pennsylvania
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
19401
Contact Information
Josh
Dale
Editor-in-chief
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Book Types: 
Chapbook
Novella
Short story collections
Memoir
Poetry collections
Formats: 
Paperback
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
No
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Reading Period: 
Sep 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months

Thirty West covers primarily poetry,  yet have indulged in fiction and nonfiction. We've published literary work as well as speculative, cross-genre, and work derived from mental illness and recovery.

Aside from our annual chapbook contest (typically runs between Mar-Apr), we accept unsolicited manuscripts from September until the end of the year. 80% of our authors come from unsolicited submissions and are both first-time and established.

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
1-2
Titles per Year: 
6 to 10
Distributors: 
In-house distribution.
Publishing type: 

What Are Birds?

Basic Information
Boulder
Colorado
United States
Contact Information
Bennett
Nieberg
Co-Founding Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Print
Reading Period: 
Mar 1 to May 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: 
2018
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Issues per Year: 
4

What Are Birds? is a literary journal looking for work that enthralls us. We are especially excited about hybrid work that crosses genre boundaries or exists outside of genre altogether. We understand the dire need for representation and diversity and strive to be changing the trends in publishing. We strongly encourage queer, trans, nonbinary, POC, femme, neurodivergent, disabled, (and any other writers who lack representation) to submit to our journal.

April Gloaming Publishing

Basic Information
City: 
Nashville
State: 
Tennessee
Country: 
United States
Contact Information
Lance
Umenhofer
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Book Types: 
Chapbook
Novella
Short story collections
Essay collections
Novel
Memoir
Poetry collections
Formats: 
Paperback
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: 
3 to 6 months

April Gloaming Publishing is a Nashville-based independent press that aims to capture and better understand the Southern soul, Southern writing, and the Southern holler. 

In the words of William Faulkner, to be Southern is to, "Tell about the South. What do they do there. How do they live there. Why do they live at all." April Gloaming seeks to arrive at the conclusions to these questions through amplifying the voices of the unbridled holler.

Representative Authors: 

Jay Sheets, Pam Jones, Kailey Tedesco, Moriah Claud, & Lorcán Black

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
3-4
Titles per Year: 
6 to 10
Distributors: 
Ingram
Publishing type: 

Stephanie Delman

Sanford J. Greenburger Associates, Inc.
55 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10003

IHRAF Publishes

Basic Information
Online
New York
New York
United States
Contact Information
Leah
Block
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: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Year Founded: 
2018
Distributors: 
International Human Rights Art Festival
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
26% to 50%
Representative Authors: 
Dubbs Weinblatt, Dr. Sarah Sayeed, Rabbi Abie Ingber, Mbizo Chirasha
Circulation: 
2,500 to 5,000

IHRAF Publishes is a growing platform for writers to submit poetry, creative nonfiction, short fiction, essays or any other format that focuses on activism. We base our work on the values of beauty, sincerity, vulnerability and engagement.

All submissions should be under 500 words each. You may submit up to four pieces for consideration at one time. We are currently accepting submissions via email (ihrafpublishes@gmail.com). 

IHRAF Publishes is a platform for optimism, hope, and love -- not anger or hate. Consider our values as themes: beauty, sincerity, vulnerability, and engagement. The focus of your work should be on activism. 

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