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.

MORIA

Basic Information
7500 Glenoaks Boulevard
Woodbury University
College of Liberal Arts / Professional Writing Department
Burbank
California
United States
91510
Contact Information
Linda
Dove
Faculty Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Reading Period: 
Mar 30 to Aug 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
Year Founded: 
2017
Distributors: 
online
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Representative Authors: 
Jill Alexander Essbaum, Sarah Blake, Karen An-hwei Lee, Amorak Huey, Lynne Thompson, Kelli Russell Agodon, Neil Aitken, Martha Silano, Michael Schmeltzer, Naoko Fujimoto
Issues per Year: 
1
Subscription Price: 
free
Issue Price: 
free
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
1-2

MORIA is a national online literary magazine with an all-student editorial board, based at Woodbury University in greater Los Angeles. We accept poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction from emerging and established writers in the United States and across the world. We publish once-a-year, in the late fall.

While we accept all styles — including experimental, hybrid, and conventional forms — we aren’t interested in submissions of light verse, genre fiction, and any piece that references gratuitous violence or exploitative sexual imagery. We’re committed to publishing a diverse range of poets and writers. In our debut issue (2017), 73% of our authors were women and 24% were writers of color. We also published pieces from writers in their 20s to writers in their 70s — and every decade in between. We welcome work from traditionally under-represented groups, including women writers, indigenous writers, writers of color, writers who identify as LGBTQ, and writers with disabilities.

In Layman's Terms

Basic Information
Tacoma
Washington
United States
98407
Contact Information
Brit
Barnhouse
Editor-in-chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
E-publication
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: 
2017
Issues per Year: 
2
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Subscription Price: 
Free
Issue Price: 
Free

In Layman's Terms publishes poetry, creative nonfiction, and interviews from around the world with the intention of bridging the gap between academia and the average person, or even the gap between different branches of academia itself. It is meant to inspire a curiosity for learning about science, the natural world, and technology.

Please pay attention to the submission guidelines and the current theme. We suggest reading past issues to get a feel for what we're going for, but also because we think there are some pretty neat pieces of writing and art, and our contributors deserve some attention.  

Apricity Press

Basic Information
United States
Contact Information
Mira
Mason-Reader
Founder & Editor-in-Chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
E-publication
Video
Reading Period: 
Aug 1 to 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: 
2015
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Issues per Year: 
1
Subscription Price: 
None
Issue Price: 
None

Embodying the obsolete word it was named after, Apricity aims to manifest the feeling of the warmth of the sun in the winter in all that it publishes. Established in 2015, Apricity Press was created to fill an immense void in the publishing world. While there are a myriad of presses, literary journals and magazines, many lack the ability to publish multi-genre works, especially dance works. Because of this, Apricity constructed a space where incredible literary, art and dance works could be published side by side, showcasing the tremendous connections between the forms. 

When submitting to Apricity, please follow our submission guidelines carefully!

SWWIM Every Day

Basic Information
Miami Beach
Florida
United States
33140
Contact Information
Catherine
Esposito Prescott
Co-Founder/Co-Editor-in-Chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
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: 
No payment
Year Founded: 
2017
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Representative Authors: 
Paula Bohince, Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello, Denise Duhamel, Allison Joseph, Jennifer L. Knox, Mia Leonin, Mary Meriam, Maureen Seaton, Catherine Staples, LB Thompson
Issues per Year: 
SWWIM Every Day publishes a poem every weekday (about 256 per year)
Circulation: 
1,000 to 2,500
Subscription Price: 
free
Issue Price: 
free
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
5 percent per year

Founded by Catherine Esposito Prescott and Jen Karetnick, SWWIM Every Day publishes one poem every weekday from women and women-identifying/femme-presenting writers of all ages, races, ethnicities, cultures, orientations, expressions and experience (emerging to internationally acclaimed). Poems are also delivered to in-boxes via subscription. The editors enjoy everything from prose poems to free verse to prosody; however, the digital platform excludes formatting some highly visual or extremely experimental pieces.

We welcome poems on a variety of themes or subjects. We especially like to see work that, despite its excellence, has been overlooked or excluded by the patriarchy. SWWIM stands for Supporting Women Writers in Miami, where we run a reading series, but we publish writers from all over the world. We nominate for all award anthologies and prizes. Subscribe for a poem delivered to your in-box every weekday to get a sense of our aesthetic and follow/like us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook @swwimmiami where we re-post all the work and announce fee-free submission periods. 

Blood Tree Literature

Basic Information
903 W. Alameda Ste. #1 P.O. Box 202
Santa Fe
New Mexico
United States
87501
Contact Information
Brantlee
Reid
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: 
No
Payment: 
No payment
Year Founded: 
2017
Representative Authors: 
Quintan Ana Wikswo, Michael J. Wilson, Darryl Lorenzo Wellington
Issues per Year: 
3-4
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Subscription Price: 
Free
Issue Price: 
Free
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
10-20

At Blood Tree Literature, we look for lyrical and resonant works of flash fiction and nonfiction, poetry, experimentals and hybrids that take linguistic risks to push the boundaries of conventional language and genre. So send along the box under your bed marked UNSHARABLE; the orphan poem or black-sheep fiction. Jar, arrest us.

Please review our submission guidelines before submitting.

Dark Matter: Women Witnessing

Basic Information
1028 Laurier E.
Montreal
Quebec
Canada
H2J 1G6
Contact Information
Lise
Weil
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
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: 
Greater than 50
Representative Authors: 
Deena Metzger, Melissa Kwasny, Kathleen Moore, Naomi Shihab Nye, Robin Kimmerer, Debra Magpie Earling, Beverly Naidus
Issues per Year: 
so far 1-2, will be increasing to 4, with fewer articles per issue
Circulation: 
2,500 to 5,000
Subscription Price: 
free
Issue Price: 
free
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
20-25

WE publish writing and visual art created in response to an age of massive species loss and ecological collapse. It is a home for dreams, visions, and communications with the nonhuman world, especially those with messages for how we might begin to heal our broken relationship to the earth.

 

 

Theme for issue #6 is: WHAT DOES IT MEAN, TO HEAL?  please see our submission guidelines.

 

 

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