Appalachia

Basic Information
10 City Square
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02129
Contact Information
Christine
Woodside
Editor-in-Chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Print
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Cash
Year Founded: 
1876
Distributors: 
Appalachian Mountain Club
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
11% to 25%
Representative Authors: 
We published Mary Oliver's work for many years. Poetry: Wally Swist, Francis Blessington, John Smelcer, Todd Davis. Prose: Elissa Ely, Ben Montgomery, W.D. Wetherell, Sandy Stott, Lisa Densmore Ballard, Stephen Kurczy, Blair Braverman, Sally Manikian.
Issues per Year: 
2
Circulation: 
5,000 to 10,000
Subscription Price: 
$18 for one year. $32 for two years. $42 for three years.
Issue Price: 
$10
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
2

Appalachia welcomes narrative, historical, and science essays on the following topics: mountain, wilderness, and backcountry adventure; technical climbing; canoeing and kayaking; nature and climate change; and land ethics. We work far ahead and publish twice a year. Submit to Christine.woodside@gmail.com.

Enter our Waterman Fund Essay Contest by mid-winter each year. Appalachia  cosponsors this with the Waterman Fund (Waterman fund.org). Emerging writers (have not published major work nationally) may submit 2,000 to 3,000-word essays on the role and place of wilderness in the modern world. First prize, $1500. Second prize $500. Both will be published online and  in Appalachia.  Essay winners will be selected and announced by midsummer. An emerging writer is considered someone who has a solid writing background or interest, but has not yet published a major work of prose on this topic or been featured in national publications. Submit to essays@watermanfund.org.

Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built + Natural Environments

Basic Information
P.O. Box 41484
Tucson
Arizona
United States
85717
Contact Information
Simmons
Buntin
Editor-in-Chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Audio
Video
Reading Period: 
Sep 3 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: 
No payment
Year Founded: 
1997
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Representative Authors: 
<p>Jane Hirshfield, Scott Russell Sanders, Camille Dungy, Joe Wilkins, Robert Wrigley, Kurt Caswell, Naomi Shihab Nye, Alison Hawthorne Deming, Ana Maria Spagna, Juan Morales, Wendell Berry, Aisha Sabatini Sloan, Amanda Hawkins, Kathryn Miles, Elizabeth Dodd, Lauret Savoy, and Taylor Brorby</p>
Issues per Year: 
N/A
Circulation: 
Greater than 10,000
Subscription Price: 
Free
Issue Price: 
Free
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
8 per year

A place-based literary and technical journal published on a rolling basis and using editorials, poetry, essays, fiction, articles, reviews, interviews, artwork, videos, and case studies to explore the nexus between our built and natural environments.

Please use our online submission tool at sub.terrain.org. We also have an annual contest in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.

Mount Island Magazine

Basic Information
118 Elliot Street
Brattleboro
Vermont
United States
05301
Contact Information
Desmond
Peeples
Editor in Chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
E-publication
Print
Audio
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Cash
Year Founded: 
2014
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
26% to 50%
Representative Authors: 
Jamie Mortara, Heather Madden, Simeon Berry, Jennifer Hu, Robert Vivian
Issues per Year: 
One annual print anthology; monthly content published online.
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
1-5

Mount Island is dedicated to supporting rural LGBTQ and POC writers and artists, whether rural by birth or at heart. We seek:

  • Prose and poems that buck the standard. Any genre, whether traditional or invented.
  • Art that liberates vision. Any medium, whatever can be displayed digitally.
  • Interviews, reviews, and articles that follow passion and further connection.

Pretty Owl Poetry

Basic Information
Pittsburgh
Pennsylvania
United States
15213
Contact Information
Kelly
Andrews
Editor in Chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
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: 
2013
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Representative Authors: 
<p>Please visit past issues to get a feel for what we are looking to publish.</p>
Issues per Year: 
4
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Subscription Price: 
0
Issue Price: 
We are an online journal and do not charge a subscription fee.
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
10-15

Pretty Owl Poetry is a feminist quarterly journal that publishes the visual arts, traditional and nontraditional forms, fiction masquerading as poetry, and work that does not snugly fit into a specific genre, all with a lyrical quality. We’re especially interested in work centered around the bodily experiences of womxn, nonbinary, and trans folx. We’re committed to publishing underrepresented and marginalized voices and encourage submission from such artists.

Please visit our submit page for a full list of guidelines: https://prettyowlpoetry.submittable.com/...

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: 
Aug 1 to Oct 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: 
2017
Distributors: 
online
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
11% to 25%
Representative Authors: 
Lena Khalaf Tuffaha, Cathy Ulrich, Jill Alexander Essbaum, Sarah Blake, Karen An-hwei Lee, Amorak Huey, Lynne Thompson, Kelli Russell Agodon, Martha Silano, Naoko Fujimoto, Brendan Constantine, Tanya Grae, Angela Narciso Torres
Issues per Year: 
2
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 twice-a-year, in the late fall and late spring.

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.

Vagabonds: Anthology of the Mad Ones

Basic Information
4214 Norton Dr.
Manvel
Texas
United States
77578
Contact Information
Weasel
Editor-in-Chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
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: 
No
Payment: 
Contributor copies only
Issues per Year: 
2
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Issue Price: 
$8-$10
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
roughly 30 or Less

Vagabonds is a literary journal that is published twice a year. We harbor the mad ones. People who are dedicated to their work to the point that they become misunderstood, or seen as a hot mess of crazy. Our journal does not seek to break boundaries, we want to break boundaries and go farther. We want the shameless—the deep dark, cigarettes and dirty words combo. Although there is not a set theme of what we’re looking for, we often look at slice-of-life works.

Newfound

Basic Information
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Austin
Texas
United States
--
Contact Information
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Reading Period: 
Aug 15 to May 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
Year Founded: 
2013
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
26% to 50%
Issues per Year: 
2 web issues
Circulation: 
Greater than 10,000
Subscription Price: 
Available for our chapbooks
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
~24

Our work explores how place shapes identity, imagination, and understanding. The journal is published bi-annually online and features fiction, poetry, nonfiction, visual arts, reviews, and more. We also publish poetry chapbooks through our Gloria E. Anzaldúa Poetry Prize and Emerging Poet Submissions and prose chapbooks through our Newfound Prose Prize.

Matador Review

Basic Information
Chicago
Illinois
United States
Contact Information
JT
Lachausse
Editor-in-chief
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
Payment: 
No payment
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Issues per Year: 
4
Circulation: 
2,500 to 5,000
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
28

We call ourselves an “alternative” magazine; that is to say: our purpose is to promote work that is thought-provoking and unconventional. We want the controversial and the radical, the unhinged and the bizarre; we want the obsessive, the compulsive, the pervasive, the combative, and the seductive. We believe that every work of quality art has a home where it belongs, and for the “alternative,” the Matador Review is a home.

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. 

April Gloaming Publishing

Basic Information
City: 
Nashville
State: 
Tennessee
Country: 
United States
Contact Information
Lance
Umenhofer
Contact E-mail: 
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

April Gloaming Publishing is a Nashville-based independent press that aims to capture and better understand the Southern soul, Southern writing, and the Southern holler. 

In the words of William Faulkner, to be Southern is to, "Tell about the South. What do they do there. How do they live there. Why do they live at all." April Gloaming seeks to arrive at the conclusions to these questions through amplifying the voices of the unbridled holler.

Representative Authors: 

Jay Sheets, Pam Jones, Kailey Tedesco, Moriah Claud, & Lorcán Black

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
3-4
Titles per Year: 
6 to 10
Distributors: 
Ingram
Publishing type: 

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