Maudlin House is a literary experience that curates the best in experimental lit by both emerging, and established authors. We encourage you to write weird, life's too short not to. Belong to where you don’t belong. Stay up all night and drip fever sweat poetry. Create flash fiction from yelp pages. Write prose from Facebook. And always push the limit of what literature is and could be.
Since the magazine’s inception in 1980, editors and readers have worked to keep alive the journal’s tradition of publishing both established and emerging writers who uphold the highest standards of innovative prose and poetry.
We have eyes for work that is both innovative in form/content and heart-wrenching in theme. Send good lit!
Poetry and Prose that leave us excited and wanting more.
Please follow submission guidelines and check back periodically for open periods
Pennsylvania Literary Journal (ISSN#: 2151-3066) is a printed peer-reviewed journal that publishes critical essays, book-reviews, short stories, interviews, photographs, art, and poetry.
Professional, well-structured and executed and academic submissions are preferred.
Territory is a literary project about territories and the maps that will always fail to capture them. We want to understand the paradoxes created by these maps by understanding what inspires them. We invite writers, musicians, and other artists to respond to maps and the fallacies they engender, in turn creating secondary maps. We then present these two maps side-by-side as a means of getting at, but still failing to capture, the underlying territory.
Please pair your submission with a map, either one we provide on our website or one you would like to use. If you provide the map, make sure it's a high-res image and available for fair use. In the case that your submission is not paired with a map but is sufficiently "map-like" in some way, we look for your suggestions of what maps to use and why to use them.
The aim of Black Fox is to publish both established and new writers. We welcome all fiction, but we especially like fiction from under-represented genres and styles, including YA. We are also interested in creative nonfiction, poetry, black and white photography and art.
Please read submission guidelines carefully.
Popshot is an illustrated literary magazine that publishes short stories, flash fiction, and poetry from the literary new blood. The magazine is published bi-annually, releasing a new issue every April and October. Each issue is themed, with poems and short stories illustrated by some of the world's finest contemporary illustrators.
Phoebe prides itself on supporting up-and-coming writers, whose style, form, voice, and subject matter demonstrate a vigorous appeal to the senses, intellect, and emotions of our readers. We choose our writers because we believe their work succeeds at its goals, whether its goals are to uphold or challenge literary tradition.
Phoebe seeks to publish quality writing. Please do not send formulaic writing, romance fiction, or greeting-card poetry. We do not consider previously published work. We insist on openness, which means we welcome both experimental and conventional prose and poetry, and we insist on being entertained, which means the work must capture and hold our attention, whether it be the potent language of a poem or the narrative mechanics of a short story.
Ploughshares is a journal of new writing, and two out of three issues per year are guest-edited by prominent writers who explore different personal visions, aesthetics, and literary circles, with each year's Winter issue staff-edited. 50% of each issue is directly solicited by the guest editor, and the remaining 50% is selected from unsolicited manuscripts. Ploughshares Solos, a series launched in 2012, digitally publishes long stories and novella length work as standalone singles. The series is staff edited. See submission guidelines for details.
Please note that we charge a $3 service fee for online submissions (subscribers may submit online free of charge). This is not a reading fee. Mail submissions are still accepted free of charge.
Please read our submission guidelines online at pshares.org/submit.
We publish short fiction, poetry, personal essay/memoir, visuals, book reviews and scholarly essays for a general audience. From the Iliad to The Hurt Locker to The Things They Carried, war and art have reflected one another. It is this intersection of war and art that WLA seeks to illuminate.
Quality is the sole determining factor for acceptance in WLA. At its best, WLA is witness to the power of word and image and for the human craving for meaning. If one of the functions of art is to disturb the status quo, to force us to view the world anew, to consider our capacities to build or tear down, then we welcome those disturbances.