Better Than Starbucks

Basic Information
146 Lake Constance
West Palm Beach
Florida
United States
33411
Contact Information
Anthony
Watkins
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
E-publication
Print
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
Distributors: 
Lulu, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, etc.
Year Founded: 
2016
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
26% to 50%
Representative Authors: 
Visit https://betterthanstarbucks.org and see for yourself! Our online archives include thirty issues to read, and we are up to 10-12 categories of poetry and creative writing per issue.
Issues per Year: 
6
Circulation: 
5,000 to 10,000
Subscription Price: 
none
Issue Price: 
free online, regular print copy $8, premium print copy $15, pdf $3, ebook $2
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
10 - 15, over 70 unique contributors per issue

Outstanding poetry and fiction in many genres and many voices. Poetry includes free verse, haiku, formal poetry, prose poetry, form poetry, experimental poetry, sentimental poetry, and international poetry. Fiction from flash or micro to full length. Creative non-fiction. Monthly interview with a poet, author or artist. Occasional poetry book review. Occasional art (online or print cover.) 70+ authors per bi-monthly issue. Semi-pro payment for five featured poems per issue.

Submit your work in the body of an email. Include short bio (around 30 words) and the name you want listed. We DO accept previously published work. Five Featured Poems (or a work of Fiction) monthly each receive payment of $20.  All contributors receive choice of free pdf or eBook version. We usually respond in 60 days. Submit no more than once every 4 months. Submission in more than one category is welcome. We rarely publish long poems. We have a soft spot for limericks and haiku. We aren't prudes, we accept sex, violence or crude language if they are key to a good story, but won't publish anything hateful. We love a good story and a great poem.

34thParallel Magazine

Basic Information
Contact Information
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: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Contributor copies only
Year Founded: 
2007
Distributors: 
The 34thParallel Magazine ISSN 1938-9329 is published monthly in digital and print editions at Lulu Press Inc, Morrisville, North Carolina, US, and online at Inmotion, El Segundo, California, US.
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Issues per Year: 
12
Circulation: 
1,000 to 2,500
Issue Price: 
$12.50

Your story, your poetry meets glossy litmag in digital and print.

Your story as fiction, or reality aka creative non-fiction, short story or long story, doco, straight-out journalism, essay, memoir or memo, screenplay or stage play, novel excerpt, greatest tweets etc.

Your poetry aka your story that isn't prose, Nobel prize-winning lyrics, hip-hop, Instagram memes, that kind of thing.

True Story

Basic Information
607 College Ave
Pittsburgh
Pennsylvania
United States
15232
Contact Information
Hattie
Fletcher
Managing Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
E-publication
Print
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: 
Cash
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Representative Authors: 
<p>Cheryl Strayed, Phillip Lopate, John Edgar Wideman, Lauren Slater, Stefan Fatsis, Robin Hemley, Judith Barrington</p>
Issues per Year: 
12
Circulation: 
1,000 to 2,500
Subscription Price: 
$18/12 issues; $32/24 issues
Issue Price: 
$3
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
0-1

Published monthly by the editors of Creative Nonfiction magazine, each issue of True Story showcases one exceptional essay by one exceptional writer. From issue to issue, this new mini-magazine features the widest possible variety of voices and styles and subjects. Our editors believe that providing a platform for emerging writers and helping them find readers is an essential role of literary magazines. We’re open to all types of creative nonfiction, from immersion reportage to personal essay to memoir.

Please do send work that blends style with substance, and reaches beyond the personal to tell us something new about the world. We're drawn to stories that balance a strong narrative (i.e. something happens) with a teaching or reflective element (i.e. the something that happens matters for some reason). Please do include your complete contact information and keep us informed of the status of simultaneous submissions. Please don't send poetry.

Owen Wister Review

Basic Information
1000 E. University Ave
Dept. 3625
Laramie
Wyoming
United States
82071
Contact Information
Katelyn Moorman and Kristen Cheser
Editors
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Print
Reading Period: 
Sep 1 to Apr 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: 
1978
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Representative Authors: 
<p>G.C Waldrep, Virgil Suarez, Denise Duhamel, Samuel Western, Robert Roriphaugh, Alyson Hagy, and Jon Billman</p>
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000

The Owen Wister Review is the University of Wyoming’s Arts and Literary Journal produced through the Student Media department. The editorial staff is comprised entirely of undergraduate and graduate students who have nuanced yet supportive tastes in art and writing and strive to publish the best quality creative non-fiction, poetry, fiction, and art submitted from both emerging and established authors and artists. We encourage work that challenges itself, that is naturally surprising.

While we have strong roots in promoting western-themed writing, we do not make it our primary focus. We encourage submissions of quality work regardless of theme or location. Please read our submission guidelines before submitting, and please do give us plenty of notice if you are submitting simultaneously. Since we publish only unpublished work, we do need to know if the piece is accepted elsewhere. We highly recommend submitting online for these reasons. Thank you!

Yellow Arrow Journal

Basic Information
335 S Conkling Street
Baltimore
Maryland
United States
21224
Contact Information
Kapua
Iao
Editor-in-Chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
E-publication
Print
Reading Period: 
Mar 1 to Apr 14
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
No
Payment: 
Cash
Year Founded: 
2016
Representative Authors: 
Raga Ayyagari, Linda M. Crate, Margie Deeb, Stephanie Garon, Kimberly Knowle-Zeller, Martha McLaughlin, Rissa Miller, Meesh Montoya, Sarah Nelson, Ann Quinn, Ariele Sieling, Mindy Stokes, Gina Strauss, Taína, Claire Taylor, Naomi Thiers, Gail Thomas, Roz Weaver
Issues per Year: 
2
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Subscription Price: 
25.00
Issue Price: 
9.99 hand-bound copy, 1.99 pdf, also available on eReaders for 1.99
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
10

Accepted submissions include creative nonfiction, poetry, and cover art by authors that identify as women and must relate to the issue theme, as interpreted by the author, with an optimistic, hopeful vibe.

The theme is chosen in-house by editorial staff and will be announced when submissions open. Accepted authors will receive a limited edition, hand-bound copy of the issue they are in as well as $10.00 USD. Whether accepted to the issue or not, all authors will receive an email.

Stonecoast Review

Basic Information
PO Box 9300
Portland
Maine
United States
04104
Contact Information
Delaney S.
Saul
Editor-in-Chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Print
Reading Period: 
Feb 4 to Apr 15
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: 
2013
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Issues per Year: 
2
Issue Price: 
$14.99

The Stonecoast Review is a literary arts journal edited by students and alumni from Stonecoast’s MFA program in Creative Writing. We welcome writing in the genres of creative nonfiction, fiction, dramatic works, poetry, and experimental. The editorial staff of Stonecoast Review seeks exciting work from both new and established writers. We also accept art submissions for the journal, but keep in mind the majority of accepted art will be published in black and white.

Issue #13 is set to be published in June of 2020. The theme of this issue will be Superstition. Please go to stonecoastreview.org for more information. We offer feedback on 10% of declined submissions.

PS) Follow us on Instagram and Twitter, @StonecoastRev!

Creative Nonfiction

Basic Information
607 College Ave
Pittsburgh
Pennsylvania
United States
15232
Contact Information
Hattie
Fletcher
Managing Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
E-publication
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
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Representative Authors: 
<p>Cheryl Strayed, Phillip Lopate, John Edgar Wideman, Lauren Slater, Stefan Fatsis, Robin Hemley, Judith Barrington</p>
Issues per Year: 
4
Circulation: 
5,000 to 10,000
Subscription Price: 
$50/8 issues; $32/4 issues
Issue Price: 
$10
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
on average 2-3

Creative Nonfiction draws heavily from unsolicited submissions. Our editors believe that providing a platform for emerging writers and helping them find readers is an essential role of literary magazines, and it’s been our privilege to work with many fine writers early in their careers. A typical issue of CNF contains at least one essay by a previously unpublished writer. We’re open to all types of creative nonfiction, from immersion reportage to personal essay to memoir.

Please do send work that blends style with substance, and reaches beyond the personal to tell us something new about the world. We're drawn to stories that balance a strong narrative (i.e. something happens) with a teaching or reflective element (i.e. the something that happens matters for some reason). Please do include your complete contact information and keep us informed of the status of simultaneous submissions. Please don't send poetry.

Sky Island Journal

Basic Information
New Mexico
United States
Contact Information
Jason
Splichal
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: 
B.J. Hollars, Meg Pokrass, Noriko Nakada, Richard Martin, Rob Carney, Jeannie Roberts, Mary Rogers-Grantham, Linda H.Y. Hegland, Shane Griffin, Oz Hardwick, Tara Kun, Craig Barker, Britany Jean Golden, Laura Passin, Nicholas Claro, Bria Fey Servoss, Lauren Villa
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 55,000 readers in 145 countries, and they are hungry for the best new writing.

Little Red Tree Publishing

Basic Information
509 W 3rd Street
City: 
North Platte
State: 
Nebraska
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
69101
Contact Information
Michael
Linnard
CEO
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
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: 
3 to 6 months

Our goal is to publish books that are accessible to everyone, combining our desire to educate and our love of quality books with an interest in fiction, non-fiction, poetry, music, art, design, history and photography. We are enthused about our books, as we hope others would be, to read them and own them as lovely books.

Please view our website for complete submission guidelines. We appreciate a profession presentation of the project with photo, bio, synopsis of manuscript, and previous publishing history... hardcopy or digital version.

Representative Authors: 

Ruth Brennan Cathleen Calbert Arthur Dean Joanie DiMartino David Fisher Charles Ipcar (ed) Leland James Thomas Kirlin Mary Elizabeth Lang W.F. Lantry Ann Lauinger Lyubomir Levchev Michael Linnard (ed) Jack London Lily Iona MacKenzie Tamara Martin Tony Maude William Meredith Jon Norman Nikoletta Nousiopoulos Suzanne Ondrus Helen R Peterson Mary Vallas Possner Jendi Reiter James Saville (ed) Cecily Fox Smith Jean-Yves Solinga James Stidfole (ed) Daniel J. Wichlan (Ed) A.D. Winans Diane Woodcock

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
3-6

Black Heart Magazine

Basic Information
blackheartmagazine.com
Sacramento
California
United States
Contact Information
Laura
Roberts
Editor-in-Chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Fiction
Formats: 
Web
E-publication
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Mar 1
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: 
2004
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
11% to 25%
Representative Authors: 
Indie, Up-and-coming
Issues per Year: 
1
Circulation: 
5,000 to 10,000
Subscription Price: 
N/A
Issue Price: 
$2.99
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
Most

Black Heart Magazine is an independent literary magazine, now publishing annually. Since 2004, we have been publishing art with heart. Join us as we continue to publish short fiction from writers all around the world.

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