Not Your Mother's Breast Milk

Basic Information
Chicago
Illinois
United States
60201
Contact Information
William
Grant
Editor-In-Chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Audio
Video
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: 
2016
Distributors: 
N/A
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Representative Authors: 
N/A
Issues per Year: 
We publish constantly throughout the year.
Subscription Price: 
Free
Issue Price: 
Free
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
Many, we work more as an art blog.

 

  Not Your Mothers Breast Milk is an art blog dedicated to sharing stories about the human experience, connecting with one another, and giving artists an outlet to express their struggles and successes on this journey through life.

     We're looking for something that makes us feel. It can make us feel joy, sadness, anger, silliness, etc, etc. Just make us feel something. 

     Have a piece that you love that maybe needs a little more work? Send it in! Our editing team will look it over and give you feedback about how you could make it stronger! When submitting, put "Tweak" in the subject line to let us know you want feedback on it!

Transcendent Zero Press

Basic Information
16429 El Camino Real Apt. 7
City: 
Houston
State: 
Texas
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
77062
Contact Information
Dustin
Pickering
Editor, Owner
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Book Types: 
Chapbook
Novella
Essay collections
Poetry collections
Formats: 
Paperback
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
No
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
No
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months

Poetry of social protest. I like poetry that "misappropriates" ancient spiritual wisdom. I like risque poetry. Think Neruda, Lorca. I like troubled lives that heal.

Please send a representative sample of poems (5-10) before sending an entire manuscript. Send an inquiry and a bio that tells me who you are, your accomplishments, your journey.

Representative Authors: 

Marcie Eanes, Ken Jones, henry 7. reneau, Donella M. Dornwell, Weasel Patterson

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
at least two
Titles per Year: 
6 to 10
Distributors: 
Ingram Spark, Createspace
Publishing type: 

Harbinger Asylum

Basic Information
16429 El Camino Real Apt 7
Houston
Texas
United States
77062
Contact Information
Dustin
Pickering
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Formats: 
Web
Print
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
No payment
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Representative Authors: 
Marcie Eanes, Ken Jones, henry 7. reneau, jr., PW Covington, Richard Kostelanetz
Issues per Year: 
4
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Subscription Price: 
$35.00
Issue Price: 
$10.00, contributors can order for $7.00 with code
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
1-5

We publish poetry with mystical undertones, making religious imagery your own. We publish protest poems from the frontlines. We don't want timid or ranting verse. We want your heart, your love, your tenderness. We want you to learn to be honest with yourself in your art because art is the only place a being can be true perfectly. Don't shirk that responsibility in the craft. And don't feel obliged to impress me as an editor. Your submission has already impressed me! Send 3-5 poems max. Start now.

Be sure to read guidelines carefully, and explore the archives. We no longer provide physical copies but offer a PDF version and a discount code to order the edition we feature you in, and future editions also.

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.

Writing Knights

Basic Information
PO Box 9364
City: 
Canton
State: 
Ohio
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
44711
Contact Information
Azriel
Johnson
Director
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

Focused on words and quality. We do not ascribe to nepotism.

We are currently only considering FOURPLAY submissions OR submissions to 'The Wayward Sword' litmag.

We accept full length, chapbook and mixed-media/visual submissions from November 1 to December 31 ONLY! If you submit outside of these times, we might respond with correction, or we might just ignore your submission entirely, depending on the urgency of the projects we are working on.

Please read through ALL GUIDELINES thoroughly.

Do NOT send snail mail submissions.

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
1-12
Titles per Year: 
11 to 20
Publishing type: 

Gazing Grain Press

Basic Information
4400 University Drive
MSN 3E4
City: 
Fairfax
State: 
Virginia
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
22030
Contact Information
M
Mack
Co-editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
Yes
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Reading Period: 
Mar 15 to Jun 1
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months

Gazing Grain Press is an inclusive feminist chapbook series edited by alumni of George Mason University’s MFA program and sponsored by the Fall for the Book literary festival. We promote and publish feminist work by writers of all genders and sexualities. We publish chapbooks, miniatures, and our blog features book reviews, interviews, and a feminist writing resource database. We believe that inclusive feminism should make available a space for celebrating poetry that comes from a diversity of writerly identities.

We are interested in socially conscious work that explores ideas of identities as connected to gender, sexuality, race and ethnicity, culture, and ability. We adhere to no one “definition” of feminism–we encourage a broad and diverse range of approaches. Challenge us!

Representative Authors: 

Meg Day, Laura Neuman

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
We published Laura Neuman's first chapbook.

Lines + Stars

Basic Information
34 East Preston Street
Suite 2
Baltimore
Maryland
United States
21202
Contact Information
Rachel
Adams
Editor-in-Chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
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
Payment: 
No payment
Year Founded: 
2006
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
6% to 10%
Representative Authors: 
Diana Smith Bolton, Michael Salcman, Jessica Lynn Dotson, Mark DeCarteret, Emma Sovich, Kay Middleton, Megan Atwood, J. Elyse Kihlstrom, Elizabeth Savage
Issues per Year: 
3
Circulation: 
1,000 to 2,500
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
8-13

Lines + Stars began as a means of establishing a new creative forum in Washington, D.C., a city that all-too-often coasts solely on its more mechanistic pursuits. While many of our contributors hail from the D.C. area, we've also expanded our writer-base to include national and international voices. L+S Press is our chapbook-publishing arm.

Sequestrum

Basic Information
The Editors
Iowa City
Iowa
United States
52240
Contact Information
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: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Cash
Representative Authors: 
<p>Early contributors include Brian Doyle, Jacob M. Appel, R.T. Smith, Eric Pankey, Rebecca Cook, Laurie Frankel, Devin Murphy, Adam Mcomber, Judy Kronenfeld, Sandra Kohler, Ken Fifer, Charles Rafferty, Emma Bolden, and many more; all of whom equally represent the unique voice of Sequestrum. Featured writers of the Best American anthologies, Guggenheim Fellows, Pulitzer Prize nominees, editors of major periodicals, award-winning novelists, and many emerging and even first-time writers. </p>
Issues per Year: 
4
Circulation: 
1,000 to 2,500
Subscription Price: 
$2.50
Issue Price: 
$2.50
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
1-2

Sequestrum publishes new, emerging, and internationally-acclaimed writers of short fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and cross-genre. All publications are paired with a unique visual component with the goal of fostering and exposing our writers to a large literary audience. We seek innovative contemporary literature with an honest voice which grows from a vision and passion for craft.

We seek concise, evocative writing without regard to any particular school of poetry or fiction. Visit our archives for an idea of editorial focus. Successful writers are prolific readers.

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.

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