Bridge: The Bluffton University Literary Journal

Basic Information
c/o Bluffton University Dept. of English
1 University Circle
Box 125
Bluffton
Ohio
United States
45817
Contact Information
Jamie Lyn
Smith
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: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Contributor copies only
Year Founded: 
2016
Distributors: 
Bluffton University
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Issues per Year: 
2
Circulation: 
1,000 to 2,500
Subscription Price: 
8.00
Issue Price: 
8.00
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
12 +/-

Welcome to Bridge: The Bluffton University Literary Journal. We are committed to young writers- so committed in fact, that we only publish work by writers age 14-24. We are looking for writing that demonstrates virtuosity and wonder, original writing that delights us and challenges us. We publish a print edition in the Spring, and an online edition in the fall. 

We publish original fiction, poetry, drama, and a wide range of creative nonfiction, including student journalism. All submissions are reviewed by a team of at least three readers.  

Please note that we only publish writers and artists age 14-24.

The Sun

Basic Information
107 N Roberson St
Chapel Hill
North Carolina
United States
27516
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: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Cash
Year Founded: 
1974
Issues per Year: 
12
Circulation: 
Greater than 10,000
Subscription Price: 
$42.00
Issue Price: 
$5.95

The Sun is an independent, ad-free magazine that for more than forty years has used words and photographs to evoke the splendor and heartache of being human. Each monthly issue celebrates life, but not in a way that ignores its complexity. The personal essays, short stories, interviews, poetry, and photographs that appear in The Sun’s pages explore the challenges we face and the moments when we rise to meet them.

True Story

Basic Information
5119 Coral Street
Pittsburgh
Pennsylvania
United States
15224
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.

Waxing & Waning: A Literary Journal

Basic Information
4969 Algonquin Trl
Antioch
Tennessee
United States
37013
Contact Information
Lance
Umenhofer
Editor-in-Chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Print
Video
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: 
6% to 10%
Issues per Year: 
1 print / 1 online
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Issue Price: 
$15 (print) $0 (online)
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
2-6

Waxing & Waning is a literary journal that seeks what’s on the fringe. Whatever is deep and true. The moon represents this idea: what is dark, what is brooding, what is wild. We want to feed the beast in you, the one buried beneath layers of manners and anxiety and Banana Republic. Work submitted to Waxing & Waning should be honest and well executed. It should scream coherently; it should drag something out of us that we haven’t seen before; it should rip out our black hearts and show them to us. Bring us the work everyone else (including you) is afraid of.

Proper manuscript format will get you bonus points. If your fiction/creative nonfiction is longer than 5,000 words, it must merit the space it will take. For poetry, we're already a little skeptical about your Howl-long epic.

Sick Lit Magazine

Basic Information
7851 Brook Meadow Ln
Fort Worth
Texas
United States
76133
Contact Information
Kelly
Coody
Editor in Chief, CEO
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
E-publication
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: 
2015
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
26% to 50%
Representative Authors: 
<p>Prerna Bakshi, C.C. O'Hanlon, Rebecca Harrison, Kate Murdoch, Kate Jones, Ron Gibson Jr., Simon Pinkerton, Chumki Sharma, Annabel Banks, Grace Black, Penny Barratt, Nick Black, Paul Beckman, Mickie Bolling-Burke, Holly Daffurn, Lauren Dallas, Dan Diehn, Jen Ellerson, Rebecca Dutsar, Gene Farmer, Monica Flegg, Dan Flore, Sera Flynn, Georgene Smith Goodin, Paul Alex Gray, Paul Taylor, Paul Tristram, Jeffrey H Toney, PhD, Richard Green, Camille Griep, Christopher Grosso, Amy Acre, Tom Gumbert, Lee Hamblin, Bibi Hamblin, G.J. Hart, T.R. Healy, Jason Jackson, S.E. Sanders, R.L Black, S. Kay, Colin James, Peter Jordan, Avrina Joslin, Gavin Hedaux, Jamie Andrews, Sheikha A., Christopher Iacono, Kanika Katyal, Ani Keaten, Ani King, Pete Langman, Katie Lewington, E.N. Loizis, Jayne Martin</p>
Issues per Year: 
12
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Subscription Price: 
No fee
Issue Price: 
No cost
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
Anywhere from 20-50

What a Literary Magazine is Supposed to be About: The Writers, Artists and Above All, YOUR Voice!We strongly, passionately believe that instead of being taught what to think, we should be teaching each other how to think, and also be taught how to think. Only then will we discover the capabilities of our own individual cognitive abilities. It’s another step toward shattering the mold. WRITE WHAT YOU WRITE, not what you think we want you to write.

What we WON’T TOLERATE or ACCEPT:-Racism -Misogyny -Vulgarity for vulgarity’s sake (i.e., think: an endless, nonsensical urban dictionary. No, no and no.) -Deeply disturbing ideals and/or fantasies *Important thing to note here: This is not to say in any way, shape or form that we won’t accept something dark, edgy, thought-provoking or writing containing violence or profanities–there’s a line, however. You’ll know when you’ve crossed it. As for concepts or stories about the existence of racism and misogyny, that’s different. I mean that I won’t accept or tolerate literature perpetuating or stating overt racist ideals or sexism.

Better Than Starbucks

Basic Information
7711 Ashwood Lane
Lake Worth
Florida
United States
33467
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.) 60+ authors per bi-monthly issue. Semi-pro payment for three 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. Three Featured Poems monthly each receive payment of $20.  All contributors receive choice of free pdf or eBook version. We usually respond in 30-60 days. Submit no more than once every 3 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.

Harpoon Review

Basic Information
HC 77 Box 200-6
Royalton
Kentucky
United States
41464
Contact Information
Gary
Lovely
Editor in Chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
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: 
2014
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Representative Authors: 
<p>Anis Mojgani, Jeremy Radin, Kathy Fish, Simon Perchik, Davon Loeb, Stelth Ulvang (The Lumineers)</p>
Issues per Year: 
12
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
4-8

The Harpoon Review is dedicated to publishing fine works of poetry, prose, and short fiction. We take submissions on a rolling basis and publish monthly.

Bedfellows Magazine

Basic Information
Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia
Pennsylvania
United States
19106
Contact Information
Jackee Sadicario & Alina Pleskova
bedfellows editors
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Formats: 
Web
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: 
Contributor copies only
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
11% to 25%
Representative Authors: 
<p>http://www.bedfellowsmagazine.com/old-lovers.html</p>
Issues per Year: 
2
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Issue Price: 
$10

​bedfellows is a thematic, philadelphia-based literary magazine that seeks to catalog contemporary discussions of desire & intimacy, with a particular focus on underrepresented & marginalized voices. we publish work that we feel subverts (or confronts) the stigmas that are often attached to sex-focused writing.

while bedfellows publishes exclusively sex, intimacy, & desire-themed work, please note that we are not interested in traditional erotica writing.

Matador Review

Basic Information
Chicago
Illinois
United States
Contact Information
JT
Lachausse
Editor-in-chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
E-publication
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
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Issues per Year: 
4
Circulation: 
2,500 to 5,000
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
28

We call ourselves an “alternative” magazine; that is to say: our purpose is to promote work that is thought-provoking and unconventional. We want the controversial and the radical, the unhinged and the bizarre; we want the obsessive, the compulsive, the pervasive, the combative, and the seductive. We believe that every work of quality art has a home where it belongs, and for the “alternative,” the Matador Review is a home.

Merrimack Review

Basic Information
315 Turnpike Street
North Andover
Massachusetts
United States
01845
Contact Information
Jacques
Denault
Head Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
E-publication
Reading Period: 
Sep 1 to Apr 30
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: 
Greater than 50
Issues per Year: 
2

We’re a undergrad magazine centered at Merrimack College. We only publish students, whether they’re undergrad, grad, or doctoral. Send us art, and insight. We want to see your best work. We don’t have one single genre that we publish, if the piece is good, then we’ll publish it.

When submitting, please make sure that the piece is finalized, and edited.

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