The Wire’s Dream Magazine

Basic Information
401 W LEXINGTON AVE #1911
EL CAJON
California
United States
92020
Contact Information
Christina
Lydia
Editor In Chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
E-publication
Reading Period: 
Jul 1 to Sep 1
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Cash
Year Founded: 
2016
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Issues per Year: 
2
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
12

Started in 2016, The Wire’s Dream is a semi-annual magazine that values your story, your life perspective, and your worldview. An extension of The Black Lion Journal, The Wire’s Dream features creative work in Fiction, Poetry, Art, Creative Nonfiction, Photography, and Combined Work.

Genuine stories, differing worldviews, contemporary voices.

Longship Press

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Lawrence Tjernell
Editor, Longship Press
1122 4th Street
City: 
San Rafael
State: 
California
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
94901
Contact Information
Lawrence
Tjernell
Managing Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Book Types: 
Chapbook
Short story collections
Memoir
Poetry collections
Formats: 
Paperback
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
No
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Reading Period: 
Aug 15 to Nov 1
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months

Longship Press publishes the literary journal Nostos once each year. Through Nostos, we publish poetry, short fiction, and art usually on a theme. We hope to print several pieces by any one author in order to offer readers a sample of an author's voice, style, point of view, etc. Additionally, we publish chapbooks and full poetry collections by individual authors, including Meryl Natchez, Lisa Rappoport, David Rollison, and Terry Lucas. 

Check the website www.longshippress.com for information regarding solicitations. Check the theme description especially.

Representative Authors: 

B. H. Fairchild, Louise Glück, Robert Hass, Javier Zamora, Rebecca Foust, James Tipton, Troy Jollimore, Meryl Natchez

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
4-6
Titles per Year: 
1 to 5
Distributors: 
None
Publishing type: 

Diode Editions

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Diode Editions
c/o Zoe Donald, Managing Editor
PO BOX 5585
City: 
Richmond
State: 
Virginia
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
23220
Contact Information
Patty
Paine
Founder, Chief-Editor
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Book Types: 
Chapbook
Poetry collections
Formats: 
Paperback
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
Yes
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Reading Period: 
Apr 15 to Sep 1
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months

Diode Editions is looking for poetry that excites and energizes, that uses language that crackles and sparks. We’re looking for poetry from all points on the arc, from formal to experimental (no light verse or erotic poetry, please). Simultaneous submissions are welcomed, but please notify us if they're accepted elsewhere. Diode does not accept previously published work. Submissions are welcome during contest periods. Check our website for contest dates. www.diodeeditions.com

Representative Authors: 

Allison Joseph, Julia Cohen, Zeeshan Khan Pathan, Nancy Chen Long, Gregory Donovan, Michele Poulos, Randall Mann, KC Trommer, Jehanne Dubrow, Dorothy Chan, Ricky Ray, Simone Person, Philip Metres, Emilia Phillips, Peter E. Murphy, Paul Guest, Catherine Bresner, Jared Harél, Adam Falkner, Hazem Fahmy, Elizabeth O'Brien, Daniel Blokh, Alison Pelegrin, Remica Bingham-Risher, Paula Cisewski, Seema Yasmin, Shelley Wong, Tina Schumann, sam sax, Vandana Khanna, Kai Carlson-Wee, Anders Carlson-Wee, Peter E. Murphy, Sandy Gingras, Traci Brimhall, Brynn Saito, Philip Metres, Joshua Poteat, T.R. Hummer.

Titles per Year: 
6 to 10
Publishing type: 

Ponder Review

Basic Information
1100 College St., MUW-1634
Mississippi University for Women
Columbus
Mississippi
United States
39701
Contact Information
Kendall
Dunkelberg
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Print
Reading Period: 
Jun 15 to Sep 15
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
Year Founded: 
2017
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
6% to 10%
Representative Authors: 
Kali Lightfoot, Randolph Thomas, Juyanne James, Sonny Brewer, Robin Scofield, Robin Eisner, Claire Scott, Hisham Bustani, JC Reilly, Jami Kimbrell, and Ace Boggess
Issues per Year: 
2
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Subscription Price: 
$20
Issue Price: 
$12
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
1-5

We seek stories that challenge, stories that shift our view, ignite our imaginations, spark conversations, and linger with us long after our eyes leave the page. We invite you to explore, expound, and inspire through short plays, fiction, flash fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry,  new media, and visual art.

Required Format: Times New Roman 12pt. All prose should be double-spaced. Poetry should be single-spaced. Drama should follow standard play manuscript formatting. Ponder Review does not accept previously published material nor does it accept multiple submissions per issue. Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but contact Ponder Review if your work has been accepted elsewhere.

Blue Mesa Review

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c/o UNM Department of English Language and Literature
MSC03 2170 Humanities, Second Floor
Albuquerque
New Mexico
United States
87131-0001
Contact Information
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Reading Period: 
Sep 1 to May 31
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Issues per Year: 
2

Blue Mesa Review accepts previously unpublished work in Fiction (up to 6,000 words), Non-Fiction (up to 6,000 words), Poetry (3-5 poems), Book Reviews, Interviews, Graphic Novels, and Cover Art. With a rotating Editorial Board, each of our magazines is fresh and unique. In general, we are seeking strong voices and lively, compelling narrative with a fine eye for craft. We look forward to reading your best work!

Simultaneous Submission: We do accept simultaneous submissions, but ask to be informed immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere. Also, please do not send multiple submissions; wait for us to respond to your manuscript before sending another. Format: typed, double-spaced, numbered pages, and brief cover letter. Please make sure your name is on the first page of your manuscript. Reply: Response time is two to six months. Rights: We purchase first North American serial rights and non-exclusive electronic rights for our website, if we choose. Blue Mesa Review does not consider work that has been previously published in print or online. Rights revert to the author upon publication.

Lucky Jefferson

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1240 4th St NE
Washington
District of Columbia
United States
20002
Contact Information
NaBeela
Washington
Founder, Editor-in-Chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Formats: 
Web
E-publication
Print
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
Year Founded: 
2018
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
26% to 50%
Issues per Year: 
4
Issue Price: 
7
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
29

Readers can expect literature that highlights refreshing contemporary perspectives and promotes cultural diversity while fostering inclusive creativity.

Lucky Jefferson isn't your typical literary journal—we generate constructive and interactive conversations around poetry, art, and publishing and rethink the way journals are produced and shared with readers and writers.

Review our submission guidelines. Get lost in our 365 Collection and check out what we share on social media. Try to understand who Lucky Jefferson is and what we publish before submitting your work.

We look past the traditional for things more exciting.

Empty Mirror

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2218 Michigan St
Suite 2
Bellingham
Washington
United States
98229
Contact Information
Denise
Enck
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
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
Payment: 
No payment
Year Founded: 
2000
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Representative Authors: 
Amee Nassrene Broumand, Amy Fusselman, Beth Spencer, Bobbi Lurie, Chris Turnbull, Drew Gardner, Gloria Avner, Grzegorz Wróblewski, Heather Derr-Smith, Irène Mathieu, Jeff Bagato, Larry Beckett, Line Toftsø, Marcus Slease, Mark Terrill, Maya Jewell Zeller, Michael Begnal, Neeli Cherkovski, Robert Creeley, Steve Dalachinsky, Ted Joans, Teresa K. Miller, Zachary Lavoie
Issues per Year: 
52
Circulation: 
5,000 to 10,000
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
2-3

Founded in 2000, Empty Mirror publishes new work every Friday. Each issue typically includes one or two poetry features along with a personal essay and a book review or critical essay.

 

Palooka

Basic Information
No Mailing Address
Corvallis
Oregon
United States
97330
Contact Information
Jonathan
Starke
Founding Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
E-publication
Print
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: 
Contributor copies only
Year Founded: 
2010
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Issues per Year: 
1
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Issue Price: 
$3 - $8
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
10-20

"I decided some years ago that I wanted to create a space for people taking on the struggle, a venue to give those writers and artists a truly fair shot at publication and the chance to be seen, read, and recognized—no connections, no solicitations, and only blind reading. Here, the quality of work is all that matters, not who you know or where you come from or what you've already accomplished. A fair chance and an open hand for everyone—the underdogs, the in-betweeners, and the already established." —Jonathan Starke, Editor

A VELVET GIANT

Basic Information
New York
United States
Contact Information
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
Payment: 
Cash
Year Founded: 
2018
Issues per Year: 
2-3
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
9-12

A Velvet Giant is a collective space for work that exists outside the boundaries of genre. We recognize that it can feel impossible to talk about writing without categorizing it. When we say genreless, we don’t mean apolitical. Writing that resists binary categories such as fiction/nonfiction or poetry/prose is inherently queer and inherently political. We want writing that exists in the world, that resists tradition and expectations to build towards new ways of creating, feeling, and being.

We love ambiguity: flash pieces, found pieces, cross-genre experiments, the "poem" that thinks it might be a story, the "story" that thinks it might be a poem. Retellings and reimaginings. Works that chips away at institutional structures. Work that breaks everything down so that it can build.

Vincent Brothers Review

Basic Information
Contact Information
Kimberly
Willardson
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Print
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: 
1988
Distributors: 
Vincent Brothers Publishing
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
26% to 50%
Representative Authors: 
Rafael Alvarez. Benjamin Pryor. MJ Werthman White. Carmine DiBiase. Mark Morelli. Alana O'Koon. Wendy Winn. Deanna Pickard.
Issues per Year: 
4 online; 1 hard copy
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Subscription Price: 
not set yet
Issue Price: 
$16.95 (including shipping) for latest hard cover; free online
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
1-3

TVBR publishes poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, photography, and visual art that memorably express what it means to be human. Our editorial focus is on authentic voices and evocative images. We seek work that haunts us. The best way to learn what we seek in manuscripts is to read our current on-line issues, as well as our hard copy back issues. We publish both established and emerging writers. We approach all submissions with respect. We expect writers to get to know our work before approaching us.

We accept online submissions only. Be a careful reader. Study the markets and give them the thoughtful attention you seek for your own work. Read your work out loud, maybe even record it to catch the weak spots before sending it out.

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