Poets Reading the News

Basic Information
P.O. Box 264
Big Sur
California
United States
93920
Contact Information
J
Spagnolo
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Formats: 
Web
E-publication
Print
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
Payment: 
No payment
Year Founded: 
2016
Distributors: 
Online
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Representative Authors: 
To date, we’ve published hundreds of original poems and featured poet laureates, award-winning journalists, emergent writers and poetic activists.
Issues per Year: 
The digital publication keeps pace with the news cycle
Circulation: 
5,000 to 10,000
Subscription Price: 
Free
Issue Price: 
Free
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
We regularly update our digital publication

Poets Reading the News is a digital platform that publishes original poetry about current events. We believe in the power of poetry to transform the world and how we see each other. We call it journalism in verse.

We are, at heart, a newspaper – the revelation being that our copy is pure verse, produced by a diverse staff of poet-journalists from around the world, spanning disciplines, views, and geographies. What it comes down to is gripping writing about the world around us and in us.

Poets Reading the News publishes unsolicited and original poetry and prose about current events. Whenever possible, include links to news stories regarding the topic of your work. If you are integrating quotes or data into your writing, you must provide links to your sources.

We encourage writers of all backgrounds to submit their writing, especially poets of color, women poets, LGBTQI+ poets, and poets from countries and regions near and far.

To get more information and submit your writing, please visit our website. Thank you for your interest. We look forward to reading your poetry!

akinoga press

Basic Information
440 E Oliver ST
UNIT 3G
City: 
Baltimore
State: 
Maryland
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
21202
Contact Information
mychael
zulauf
founder/everything else
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Book Types: 
Chapbook
Short story collections
Essay collections
Memoir
Poetry collections
Formats: 
Paperback
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
No
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
No
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months

akinoga press is a Baltimore-based micro-press that specialzes in hand-bound chapbooks of a spacious/minimalist/austere flavor, though we're on the lookout for anything small, quiet, odd, and easily-missed.
We're also dedicated to creating a space for voices that need to be heard and works that 100% need to be read.

akinoga press generally does not accept unsolicited manuscripts; all manuscript acquisitions are done under the direction/discretion of mychael zulauf (if akinoga wants to publish you, you'll hear from him).

However, if you are familiar with the press and catalogue, and you feel like you have a manuscript/project that meshes with akinoga's aesthetics and mission, please send an email (not the manuscript or project) to akinogapress@gmail.com to begin that discussion.

Representative Authors: 

Anothny Moll, Dayana Stecto, Tracy Dimond, Alyse Richmond, Stanford Cheung

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
1-2
Titles per Year: 
1 to 5
Publishing type: 

Mystic Illuminations

Basic Information
Mystic Illuminations
2120 S Grand Blvd
St. Louis
Missouri
United States
63104
Contact Information
Dawn Leslie
Lenz
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Reading Period: 
Jan 1
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: 
2014
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
26% to 50%
Representative Authors: 
Ben Moeller-Gaa, Tom Cowan, Philip Carr-Gomm, Eva Langston, Tawni Vee Waters
Issues per Year: 
4
Circulation: 
1,000 to 2,500
Subscription Price: 
Free
Issue Price: 
Free
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
10

Magic exists all around us. We all possess magical power, creative power. All we need to do is look inside ourselves and believe in our own truth. Mystic Illuminations is the voice of mystics and creators who dare to see beyond the scope of the mundane. The literature cultivated in this literary journal will make you think as you journey there and back again.

What we are looking for in work to include in our journal is exceptional quality writing and a touch of magic, which can mean a lot of different things. So, use your imagination and send us your best work.

Cold Mountain Review

Basic Information
225 Locust St
ASU Box 32052
Appalachian State University
Boone
North Carolina
United States
28608
Contact Information
Katherine
Abrams
Managing Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Print
Reading Period: 
Aug 15 to May 15
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Contributor copies only
Year Founded: 
1972
Distributors: 
Appalachian State University
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Issues per Year: 
2
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Subscription Price: 
22.00
Issue Price: 
12.00

Eco-justice, social and economic issues. 

Multi-genre and multi-perspective; local, regional, and international; featuring the established, the neglected, and the emerging: Cold Mountain Review aims to recapture strands of its founding vision as well as to offer new and innovating ideas about place, sustainability, writing, and art. 

Midwest Review

Basic Information
Division of Continuing Studies
University of Wisconsin-Madison
21 N. Park St, Suite 7101
Madison
Wisconsin
United States
53715
Contact Information
Christopher
Chambers
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Print
Reading Period: 
Apr 15 to Dec 1
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Contributor copies only
Year Founded: 
2013
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
6% to 10%
Representative Authors: 
Bonnie Jo Campbell, Nicholas Gulig, Robert Hedin, Jayson Iwen, George Kalamaras, Dylan Krieger, Michael Martone, Agate Nesaule, Rita Mae Reese, Catie Rosemurgy, Sam Savage, Vincent Wixon
Issues per Year: 
1
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Subscription Price: 
$20
Issue Price: 
$20
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
5-6

We look for well-crafted, thoughtful, and thought-provoking writing and visual art that examines, interprets, and redefines the full spectrum of life, past and present, in the Midwest. The Midwest is the region of the north central United States that includes the Great Lakes area and the upper Mississippi River valley (according to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Midwest is comprised of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Kansas, and Missouri). Of course, the Midwest is also a state of mind.

Revise your work, proofread, and be professional, patient, and persistent.

Scoundrel Time

Basic Information
Scoundrel Time
P.O. Box 396
Glen Echo
Maryland
United States
20812
Contact Information
Paula
Whyman
Founder & 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: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
No payment
Year Founded: 
January 2017
Distributors: 
(online)
Representative Authors: 
Our contributors include emerging and established artists from around the world. Some authors we've published include Reginald Dwayne Betts, Cynthia Dewi Oka, Eleanor Wilner, Alissa Quart, Tony Hoagland, Fady Joudah, Rachel Hadas, Dana Sachs, Donna Hemans, W. Ralph Eubanks, Elizabeth Rosner, Paul Lisicky, Carolyn Ferrell, David Ulin, Matthew Olzmann, Peg Alford Pursell, Jennifer Sears, Joan Silber, Tracy O'Neill, and Maria Saba.
Issues per Year: 
We publish new work weekly.
Subscription Price: 
Online/free. Can sign up for weekly email updates to be informed of new work we're publishing.
Issue Price: 
Online/Free

Scoundrel Time is a nonprofit online literary journal launched in response to the 2016 U.S. presidential election. We publish creative works--fiction, essays, poetry, humor, music, and visual art -- that respond to the threats against freedom and democracy, people and cultures, posed by the current world/political situation. We believe stories told in any form can remind us of our humanity, encourage understanding, embrace empathy, and reject hate.

Please take a look at our site, and read what we've published so far. Note that we are not looking for venting or diatribes. We're interested in works that tell stories, in whatever form. Please see additional guidelines on our site from our fiction editor, Karen Bender, and our poetry editor, Daisy Fried. Fiction and poetry can be submitted via Submittable. All other genres (creative nonfiction, humor, music, and art) should be queried first by email.

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).

Et Alia Press

Basic Information
PO Box 7948
City: 
Little Rock
State: 
Arkansas
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
72217
Contact Information
Erin
Wood
Owner/Publisher
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Creative Nonfiction
Book Types: 
Chapbook
Short story collections
Essay collections
Memoir
Poetry collections
Formats: 
Paperback
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: 
Less than 3 months
  • Local Histories: preserves and expands cultural memory in its diversity, especially valuing neglected and alternative histories.
  • Health and Wellness: places special emphasis on physical, spiritual, and environmental well-being; the series also gives voice to practitioners of holistic and alternative medicine.
  • Emerging Artists: gives voice to talented first-book authors.

We are especially interested in considering manuscripts with close ties to Arkansas.

Query by email about your complete manuscript only. No novels, please. Primarily interested in nonfiction (especially memoir), poetry, and children's titles. Will consider anthologies, photo essays, chapbooks, and experimental forms. 

Representative Authors: 

Philip Martin, Dennis Vannatta, Courtney Butler, Grace Vest, Bruce Snow, Sayantani DasGupta, Jill Christman, Kelli Dunham, Aimee Ross, Marcus Cafagna, David Jay, Andrea Zekis, Maurcie Carlos Ruffin, Scott Huler, Chelsey Clammer

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
2-3
Titles per Year: 
1 to 5
Distributors: 
Ingram
Publishing type: 

Bombaykala Books

Basic Information
1st floor, Surbala,
287, SV Road, Bandra West
City: 
Mumbai
Country: 
India
Zip / Postal Code: 
400050
Contact Information
Ishaan
Jajodia
Publisher
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Book Types: 
Novella
Short story collections
Essay collections
Novel
Memoir
Poetry collections
Formats: 
Paperback
Hardcover
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: 
Less than 3 months

Please read our submissions guidelines carefully, and feel free to write to us with questions!

Representative Authors: 

Mrinalini Harchandrai
Anuradha Vijayakrishnan
William Doreski
Michael Brett
P.K. Das
Gurbir Singh
Ritu Dewan

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
15
Titles per Year: 
Greater than 20
Publishing type: 

Toyon Literary Magazine

Basic Information
1 Harpst St
Arcata
California
United States
95521
Contact Information
Janelle
Adsit
Toyon Faculty Advisor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Print
Audio
Video
Reading Period: 
Oct 18 to Nov 18
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: 
1954
Distributors: 
Humboldt State University
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Representative Authors: 
Jim Dodge, Raymond Craver
Issues per Year: 
1
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Subscription Price: 
n/a
Issue Price: 
n/a

Toyon publishes distinguished literary and art work, with particular interest in promoting environmental and social justice.

We seek diverse voices from around the world and welcome submissions in all languages.

​We recognize that the texts we encounter sometimes challenge us, and that can be a sign of merit and value. We make it a practice to interrogate our readerly biases and tastes.

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