Ecotone: Reimagining Place

Basic Information
Department of Creative Writing
University of North Carolina Wilmington
Wilmington
North Carolina
United States
28403-5938
Contact Information
Aurora
Shimshak
Managing Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Print
Reading Period: 
Oct 1 to Apr 15
Reporting Time: 
Greater than 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Cash
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Representative Authors: 
<p>Denis Johnson, Ron Rash, Annie Proulx, David Means, Ben Fountain, Marisa Silver, Rick Bass, Nick Flynn</p>
Issues per Year: 
2
Circulation: 
2,500 to 5,000
Subscription Price: 
$16.95
Issue Price: 
$12.95

Each issue of Ecotone brings together the literary and scientific, the personal and biological, the urban and rural. Much of the writing we publish addresses the idea of place—overlapping habitats both real and aesthetic. We aim to bridge the gap between science and culture, to break out of the pen of the purely literary and wander freely among the disciplines.

Broad Street

Basic Information
Susann Cokal / Broad Street / English Department
P.O. Box 842005
Richmond
Virginia
United States
23284-2005
Contact Information
Susann
Cokal
Editorial Director
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Print
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: 
Contributor copies only
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
6% to 10%
Representative Authors: 
<p>Paisley Rekdal, Alan Cheuse, Thomas E. Kennedy, Chad Hunt (photojournalism), Glenn Shepard, D. J. Lee, Maggie Messitt, Yehuda Amichai (Robert Alter translator), Dawn Whitmore (photo essay), Joshua Poteat, Lea Marshall, Richard Peabody, Tama Janowitz, Josh George (art), Lee Strasburger (art), Paloma Young (interview), Jeanette Winterson (interview).</p>
Issues per Year: 
2
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Subscription Price: 
$14/2 or $22/4
Issue Price: 
$7.99
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
2 to 3 and growing

Broad Street is an interdisciplinary non-profit magazine featuring the very best that creative non-fiction has to offer in an ever-expanding set of subgenres. We are an intersection where truth-telling prose, poetry, artwork, and interviews with storytellers in various media (e.g., sculpture, costume design, cgi, memoir), can converge to be enjoyed by readers and writers deeply engaged with the culture, though not necessarily through an academic lens. Your smart best friend should enjoy Broad Street as much as your theory-steeped professorial colleagues.

Dare to push yourself in new ways. We want beautifully crafted, risky, previously unpublished non-fiction narratives: reflective essays, reportage, experimental truth-telling, poetry, prose poetry, photo essays, original artwork, and interviews (query first). Memoirs should be about more than "me"--offer insight into cultural phenomena, etc. We CRAVE reportage and researched essays, but no academic bluster, please! Think NPR. Think New Yorker. Think Broad Street. And please read a copy to be sure you write what we publish.
Each issue has a theme broadly applied; we appreciate fresh approaches. Follow directions on our online submissions page.
We give each piece painstaking editorial attention that rivals that of any book publisher.
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Fourth Genre

Basic Information
434 Farm Ln., Rm. 235
Michigan State University
East Lansing
Michigan
United States
48824
Contact Information
Laura
Julier
editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Print
Reading Period: 
Aug 30 to Nov 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
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Representative Authors: 
<p>Jill Talbot, Sheryl St. Germain, Patrick Madden, Matthew Gavin Frank, Julie Marie Wade, Nick Neeley, Pablo Pinero Stillman, Kathryn Winograd, Dawn Davies, Kate Carrol de Gutes</p>
Issues per Year: 
2
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Subscription Price: 
$42 USD
Issue Price: 
$22 USD
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
Roughly 50%

Fourth Genre is devoted to publishing notable, innovative work in literary (creative) nonfiction, and are especially looking to provide space to voices less seldom heard from in literary publications. We think of the genre as flexible, fluid, and expansive, and so we’re looking for essays in any variety–lyrical, familiar, personal, nature, environmental, travel, and especially graphic. We're especially interested in essays that reflect intersections of race, ethnicity, class, sexuality, dis/ability, among others. See the editor's note in issue 18.1 for more about this.

Please write for sample back issues in order to become familiar with the journal. We accept only previously unpublished work. Please go to fourthgenre.submittable.com.

Indiana Voice Journal

Basic Information
3038 E Clem Rd
Anderson
Indiana
United States
46017
Contact Information
Janine
Pickett
Editor-In-Chief
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
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
11% to 25%
Representative Authors: 
Recently published work includes Raymond Greiner, Tom Sheehan, DB Cox, David J. Thompson,Jim Warren,Cecilia Soprano, Dina Friedman, and many others.
Issues per Year: 
12
Circulation: 
2,500 to 5,000
Subscription Price: 
Online Free
Issue Price: 
Free
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
10-20+

Indiana Voice Journal exists to promote the unheard voices of new writers alongside the more familiar voices of experienced authors. As a monthly online journal,IVJ publishes an eclectic mix of quality fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, essays, visual art, and interviews. Always looking for regional stories and writers with an Indiana connection. Open to all writers. We believe that "good art" comes forth from the spirit to reveal,to comfort,to heal,to bring joy,to surprise!

Please read the guidelines and read/subscribe to the journal before submitting. Please do not send porn, hate, racism, or grocery lists. We do not accept postal mail submissions. Read our About page to learn more about us and the topics of interest we like to publish. Keep an eye out for special themed issues and submission calls by visiting our Editorial News page or "like" us for updates via Facebook.

Caravel Literary Arts Journal

Basic Information
4875 N Magnolia Ave
Apt 402
Chicago
Illinois
United States
60640
Contact Information
Eric Allen
Yankee
Co-editor in chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Reading Period: 
Oct 1 to Nov 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
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
6% to 10%
Issues per Year: 
2
Circulation: 
1,000 to 2,500
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
20-25

Up the Staircase Quarterly

Basic Information
http://www.upthestaircase.org
Minot
North Dakota
United States
58701
Contact Information
April Michelle
Bratten
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Formats: 
Web
E-publication
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
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Representative Authors: 
Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib, Karissa Morton, Emily Jungmin Yoon, Stevie Edwards, Cortney Lamar Charleston, Ginger Ko, Megan Peak, Mahogany L. Browne, Meggie Royer, Philip Schaefer, Heather Fowler, Cynthia Manick, Tim Peeler, Siaara Freeman.
Issues per Year: 
4
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
12-15

Up the Staircase Quarterly publishes unique, eclectic, and quality poetry that is vivid in imagery and idea. We are seeking difference-makers, writers going in new directions, originals. We also publish artwork: paintings, drawings, photography, comics, short films, music.

Please read Up the Staircase Quarterly before you submit. Please read submission guidelines.

Versal

Basic Information
Vegastraat 164
Amsterdam
Netherlands
1033JA
Contact Information
Megan M.
Garr
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Formats: 
Print
Reading Period: 
Dec 5 to Jan 15
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
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
26% to 50%
Representative Authors: 
<p>Cody-Rose Clevidence, Erin Costello, Neil de la Flor, Julie Doxsee, Russel Edson, Sandy Florian, Roxane Gay, Noah Eli Gordon, Marilyn Hacker, Ish Klein, Joanna Klink, Dora Malech, Tony Mancus, Mary Miller, Trey Moody, Laura Mullen, Sawako Nakayasu, Alice Notley, Naomi Shihab Nye, Selah Saterstrom, Maureen Seaton</p>
Issues per Year: 
1
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Issue Price: 
€10-€20

Versal, the literary & arts journal out of Amsterdam, seeks work that is urgent, involved, and unexpected. A publication celebrating translocal intersections and cross-cultural dialogue, Versal is internationally renowned for the quality of work published by up-and-coming as well as established writers, and for its strong attention to design and production values. Versal has been featured many times in Poets & Writers Magazine, including being named among the "top indie innovators" (November/December 2010).

We especially encourage works from outside of the US, works that blend genre, works in translation, works from writers and artists of color, works from writers and artists with disabilities, and works from writers and artists of marginalized orientations, backgrounds, and gender identities.

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