We are a volunteer, quarterly print publication based in Portland, Maine that has been publishing art, poetry and book reviews for over 25 years. We forever search for new, strong voices in poetry and art, both in Maine and beyond Maine's borders. Occasionally we create special tribute issues (such as our Sumac magazine and Auerhahn Press Issue) and do special collaborations with poets from other parts of the world (Russian/American Issue, Irish Issue and Scottish among others). Our roots are with the great beat poets such as Allen Ginsberg, Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Diane Di Prima.
The Lark firmly believes that the ubiquity of the internet is not a reason to accept diminished quality in publications, or to skip supporting contributors. We seek to publish what's risky, critical, musical, philosophical, playful, experimental, sexy, or deadly serious. Sometimes we publish the bells and blossoms, and sometimes we publish the dark underbelly.
Above all, we seek to be moved.
We recommend that you look through our previous issues to get a sense of The Lark. Our guidelines are left intentionally expansive, but we take craft seriously and are drawn to work that feels honest in some way.
We’re seeking work that’s energetic, imaginative, and original. Send us fiction with strong, idiosyncratic voices, creative nonfiction that honestly and eloquently strips all pretenses away, and poetry that uses language with power and precision.
To get a feeling for the work we publish, we encourage you to consult the issues available on our website. When you feel ready, please read our submission guidelines and then send us your best work, along with a third-person bio of 100 words or less.
Bridge Ink focuses on young adult creative writers, ages 13 to 18. All genres are accepted with a focus on poetry.
Our editors yearn to see something different, to learn from a piece of work, or to discover a new point of view. We are looking for young, honest voices daring enough to share those stories. How can a poem reveal an observation, emotion, or experience in a new or unique way? How can a story change a reader’s way of thinking? We want stories that open our minds to new possibilities.
Poetry (1-2 pages) primarily and some short prose (500 words max) that is beautiful and/or strange. Open to all styles and forms.
Prefer the concrete to the abstract. Left-justify the text of your work unless you have a good reason not to.
TL;DR: unconventional, genre-expanding art/lit so that we might pour out the branded-content-over-saturated spaces of our lives and refill them with the avant garde. New voices, new literature. TRUE LIVING, DOCUMENTED RELENTLESSLY
The more out-of-the-box the submission is, the better. TL;DR is dedicated to literature that expands literature and challenges pre-concieved notions about the boxes we write and creatively present our documented realities and histories in.
indicia seeks to showcase a dynamic collage of passionate and profound voices hungry to produce art and write primarily in the English language. indicia enjoys feeling out the lengths to which language can be stretched, whether to convey a feeling, an experience, a humorous observation, a dire lesson, or whatever else a literary spirit needs to say.
steel bellow is a home for poets in & around Buffalo, NY. we seek to publish poetry that recalls the past while responding to the present. poetry that reminds us of who we are and directs where we’re going. poetry of place and of the local. poetry that blurs the boundaries, that pushes the limits, that questions unashamedly and never accepts to sit quietly.
We only read & accept submissions from poets who are in some way affiliated with Buffalo, NY in any way & for any length of time. Please include your affiliation to Buffalo in your cover letter or bio.
Gathering Storm Magazine (GSM) publishes fictional short stories of 2,000 words or less based on the themes for that issue, always an old saying, proverb, or maxim. All genres accepted, but preference to horror, sic-fi, and fantasy.
See Submission Guidelines for Best Possible Outcome because the instructions are very important.
39 West Press publishes books of art, poetry, literary fiction, and creative non-fiction. We are looking for innovative and well-crafted, high-quality works by new and established authors. Our desire is to promote and publish a diverse range of experiences and voices, including but not limited to people of color, gender diversity, people with disabilities, LGBTQIA, as well as ethnic and cultural minorities.
From 1 January - 30 March, we accept open submissions for full-length poetry volumes only; at this time, we do not accept unsolicited manuscripts in any other genre or category.