Utterance: A Journal

Basic Information
902 NW Carlon
Bend
Oregon
United States
97702
Contact Information
Caitlin Vestal & Brigitte
Lewis
Co-Founding Editors
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Creative Nonfiction
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: 
2018
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
26% to 50%
Representative Authors: 
TC Tolbert,Yanara Friedland, Lacy Johnson, Bhanu Kapil, Wendy C. Ortiz, Beth Alvarado
Issues per Year: 
54
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Subscription Price: 
N/A
Issue Price: 
N/A
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
0-1

We want to share the stories you’ve been told not to tell.

We publish poetry, non-fiction, and hybrid work by people who identify as or alongside female/trans/non-binary, and who write about existing in a world that tells you your stories are not worthy of art. We believe that your stories are worthy, and we believe in the importance of telling them.

We’re looking for work that is raw and real and good. Tell us the stories you worry aren’t cool enough to be literature. The ones someone in workshop called “too confessional.” The ones that show us what it means to live in your body and in this world. We want to weep with you and cheer for you and rage with you. We know that deeply personal work can be and is art of the highest form, and we’re excited that you want to share yours with us.

Foliate Oak Literary Magazine

Basic Information
University of Arkansas at Monticello
562 University Drive
Monticello
Arkansas
United States
71656
Contact Information
Diane
Payne
Faculty Advisor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Reading Period: 
Aug 1 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: 
No payment
Year Founded: 
1974
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
26% to 50%
Representative Authors: 
Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, Tony Hoagland, Molly Giles, and Chelsey Clammer.
Issues per Year: 
8
Circulation: 
5,000 to 10,000
Subscription Price: 
free
Issue Price: 
free
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
30-40

UAM undergraduates  solicit enticing writing from emerging and established authors, art and photography, and graphic literature.

Please read us before submitting and read the guidelines.  We like to publish people we haven't previously published.

Kansas City Voices

Basic Information
c/o Whispering Prairie Press
P.O. Box 410661
Kansas City
Missouri
United States
64141
Contact Information
Tom
Sullivan
Executive Board President
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
E-publication
Print
Reading Period: 
Dec 15 to Mar 15
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: 
Greater than 50
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Issue Price: 
$12.99

We want to feel something when we encounter a piece. We want to be excited, surprised, thoughtful, and interested. We want to have a reaction. We want to share the best voices we find. Send us that one.

Portland Review

Basic Information
PO Box 751
Portland
Oregon
United States
97207
Contact Information
Jessica Fonvergne,
Kathleen Levitt
Editors-in-Chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
E-publication
Print
Reading Period: 
Jul 1 to Sep 30
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: 
1956
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Representative Authors: 
Kristen Arnett, Robert Crumb, Brian Doyle, Keith Flynn, Tess Gallagher, Martha Grover, Ursula K. Le Guin, Christopher Howell, Richard Hugo, David Ignatow, William Kittredge, Joanna Klink, Yusef Komunyakaa, Shayla Lawson, Margaret Malone, Ted Mathys, Valzhyna Mort, Carol Muske-Dukes, Lance Olsen, Hannah Sanghae Park, Kevin Sampsell, Peter Sears, Ed Skoog, William Stafford, Primus St. John, Brian Turner, Natasha Vargas-Cooper, Lidia Yuknavitch, and Matthew Zapruder.
Issues per Year: 
1
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Subscription Price: 
$18 for a two-year subscription
Issue Price: 
$16 for the current issue, $8 for past issues

Portland Review has been publishing exceptional prose, poetry, and art since 1956. The journal is produced by the graduate students in Portland State University’s English Department, and for over sixty years Portland Review has promoted the works of emerging writers and artists alongside the works of well-established authors.

Please follow all of our submission guidelines on our Submittable page

Crack the Spine

Basic Information
6449 Sea Isle
Galveston
Texas
United States
77554
Contact Information
Kerri
Farrell Foley
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
E-publication
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: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
No payment
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
6% to 10%
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000

Crack the Spine loves the written word. Some might say we’re in love with the written word.  But that’s just a silly rumor. We publish diverse and sharp literary works, including flash fiction, micro-fiction, poetry, short stories, and creative non-fiction. We don’t care if it’s four words or four thousand words, if it’s charged with artistry, we want to publish it. Given the choice, we will always select madness over method.

Crack the Spine publishes an online digital magazine every other week. Works published online are automatically eligible to be selected for later publication in our print “best of” anthologies. We also publish one themed print anthology and one retrospective anthology yearly. If you are interested in submitting to Crack the Spine, review our submission guidelines.

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.

Badlands Literary Journal

Basic Information
37500 Cook Street
Palm Desert
California
United States
92211
Contact Information
Stephen
Lehigh
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Print
Reading Period: 
Jan 15 to Apr 30
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: 
2010
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Representative Authors: 
Very hard to specify representative authors. Please see previous editions (on our website) for a sample.
Issues per Year: 
1
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Issue Price: 
$10
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
No fewer than 15

Badlands is aesthetically open, publishing work from a broad spectrum of genres and styles. Although we publish work of all kinds, we have an abiding interest in the following kinds of writing:

  • Poetry and prose in Spanish, and in translation from Spanish or any other Language,
  • Literature of Place, including, but not limited to, imigrant and indigenous voices,
  • Work exploring settings, narratives, lyric utterances, etc., that can be construed as a kind of Badlands--broadly understood,
  • Work invested in the wild.

We are always searching for the next cover, and for (mostly) Black and White artwork and photography for the interior.

Atticus Review

Basic Information
623 Eagle Rock Avenue #154
West Orange
New Jersey
United States
07052
Contact Information
David
Olimpio
Publisher, Editor-in-Chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Print
Audio
Video
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: 
6% to 10%
Circulation: 
5,000 to 10,000

MISSION: Our aim at Atticus Review is to provoke and encourage conversation through the publishing of art and literature from under-represented artists and writers. We seek to give visibility to our contributors by promoting, nurturing, and supporting them, even after they’ve been published in our pages. We also aim to serve and help build the wider literary community.

The writing in Atticus Review is unashamed, unadorned, and unafraid. We want our contributors to dig deep into wounds to uncover words that touch the heart of the heartache — not to wallow, but rather to transcend despair through art and arrive at something hopeful. The stories we love are often lonely, and sometimes ugly, but we’re also deeply attracted to the bright, bold, and hope-infused.

We like hybrid, unconventional work that pushes boundaries, elevates and edifies on an intellectual level, that investigates the inscrutable essence of a thing, that avoids artifice to stand firmly in its unique voice. We are a platform, but not a pulpit. Moralizing is best kept at Sunday School. Judgement is best kept in court.

Aura Literary Arts Review

Basic Information
1400 University Blvd.
#153
Birmingham
Alabama
United States
35205
Contact Information
Taylor
Stewart
Editor-in-Chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
E-publication
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: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Contributor copies only
Year Founded: 
1967
Distributors: 
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Representative Authors: 
Ashley Jones (former Editor-in-Chief)
Issues per Year: 
2-3
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Subscription Price: 
N/A
Issue Price: 
$10
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
25-40

Our goal is to promote creative artists and give them the recognition they deserve. We also seek to provide opportunities for growth and learning for artists. We host events throughout the school year, feature artists’ work online, and release a literary magazine each fall and spring semester.

We accept entries of the following types: art, essay, music lyrics, photography, plays, poetry, and short story (fiction and non-fiction).

Now that you know about us, #ShareYourAura.

With Aura the potential is limitless. This literary arts magazine is about celebrating human experiences and cultivating passionate artists from across the world. We connect poets and artists, writers and digital illustrators, to create a cohesive narrative. The power of art is something that inspires all of us, when we share our aura through writing we are are affecting others without even realizing it. We accept submissions throughout the year, you can learn more by following us on social media (Insta: aura_uab) (twitter: AuraUAB) and (Aura Literary Arts Review on Facebook).

Switchback Books

Basic Information
PO Box 478868
City: 
Chicago
State: 
Illinois
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
60647
Contact Information
Whitney
Holmes
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
No
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Reading Period: 
Apr 15 to Jun 15
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months

The Gatewood Prize is Switchback Books' annual competition for a first or second full-length (48-80 pp.) collection of poems by a woman writing in the English language. It is named after Emma Gatewood, the first woman to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail. 2012 Judge: Brenda Shaughnessy

Representative Authors: 

Monica de la Torre, Kathleen Rooney, Jessica Bozek, Marisa Crawford, Jennifer Tamayo, Cynthia Arrieu-King

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
1-2

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