Wayfarer Magazine

Basic Information
PO Box 1442
Pawcatuck
Connecticut
United States
06379
Contact Information
L.M.
Browning
Editor-in-chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Online
Digital
Print
Reading Periods: 
Sep 1 to Jan 31
Feb 1 to Jul 1
Response Time: 
Greater than 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Contributor copies only
Year Founded: 
2012
Distributors: 
Ingram
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
26% to 50%
Issues per Year: 
2
Circulation: 
5,000 to 10,000
Issue Price: 
E-version: 2.99 | Print: $12.99
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
Up to 10

Since 2012, The Wayfarer has been offering literature, interviews, and art with the intention to inspire its readers, enrich their lives, and highlight the power of agency and change-making that each individual holds.

By our definition, a wayfarer is one whose inner compass is ever-oriented to truth, wisdom, healing, and beauty in their own wandering. The Wayfarer’s mission as a publication is to foster a community of contemplative voices and provide readers with resources and perspectives that support them in their own journey.

As we move into our 7th year, in the face of these frightening times we must endure, we renew our commitment to our readers to be a space of solace and our pledge to advocate for marginalized communities, the arts, and environmental conservation.

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: 
Online
Digital
Audio
Video
Reading Periods: 
Jan 1 to Mar 15
May 1 to Dec 10
Response Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous 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. It seeks writers going in new directions, originals. It also publishes artwork: paintings, drawings, photography, comics, short films, music.

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

Sonora Review

Basic Information
Department of English
University of Arizona
Tucson
Arizona
United States
85721
Contact Information
Samuel Rafael Barber &
Danielle Geller
Editors in Chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Print
Reading Period: 
Sep 1 to Apr 1
Response Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Contributor copies only
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Representative Authors: 
<p>Kellie Wells, Michael Martone, Jim Shepard, Aimee Bender, Alberto Urrea, G.C. Waldrep, Lia Purpura, Amelia Gray, Anna Maria Hong, Nick Flynn, Beth Alvarado, Kate Bernheimer, Brent Hendricks, Brandon Shimoda, Nicole Walker, Steve Tomasula, Wendy Xu, Caitlin Horrocks, Jacob Appel</p>
Issues per Year: 
2
Circulation: 
1,000 to 2,500
Subscription Price: 
$28/year
Issue Price: 
$8-14
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
15-25

Since the magazine’s inception in 1980, editors and readers have worked to keep alive the journal’s tradition of publishing both established and emerging writers who uphold the highest standards of innovative prose and poetry.

We have eyes for work that is both innovative in form/content and heart-wrenching in theme. Send good lit!

Tikkun

Basic Information
2342 Shattuck Avenue, Suite 1200
Berkeley
California
United States
94704
Contact Information
Joshua
Bernstein
Fiction Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Online
Digital
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Response Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Contributor copies only
Year Founded: 
1986
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Representative Authors: 
We've published poems by Naomi Shihab Nye, Alicia Ostriker, Bruce Smith, Stephanie Burt, Peter Balakian and C. K. Williams, among others, and we've run stories by Joyce Carol Oates, Grace Paley, Francine Prose, and Leslie Epstein, among others.
Circulation: 
Greater than 10,000

We especially like stories, poems, and non-fiction pieces that deal with the spiritual, progressive, regenerative, and transformative elements of life. We’re also highly drawn to works about religion, Israel/Palestine, the Mideast conflicts, and social justice. Please also keep in mind that ours is a global, multi-faith readership.

Works must be under 3,000 words to be published in the print magazine. While we have no set lengths for web pieces, works over 5000 words will have to be especially impressive to warrant publication. Novel excerpts are fine provided that they can stand alone. All works will be considered for both the print edition and online. We also welcome simultaneous submissions provided we’re notified in the cover letter and informed immediately if the work is accepted elsewhere. We do not accept previously published work, and we require that all submissions be made through our online system. Please submit only one story at a time and no more than three per year.

Fourth Genre: Explorations in Nonfiction

Basic Information
4198 JFSB
Brigham Young University
Provo
Utah
United States
84602
Contact Information
Patrick Madden and
Joey Franklin
Editors in Chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Print
Reading Period: 
Sep 1 to Nov 30
Response Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Cash
Year Founded: 
1999
Distributors: 
Michigan State University Press
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Representative Authors: 
<p>Jill Talbot, Sheryl St. Germain, Matthew Gavin Frank, Julie Marie Wade, Nick Neeley, Pablo Pinero Stillman, Kathryn Winograd, Dawn Davies,</p>
Issues per Year: 
2
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Subscription Price: 
$45 USD ($40 digital, $26 Student)
Issue Price: 
$34 USD
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
Roughly 20-40%

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.

Please write for sample back issues (or check out samples on our website) in order to become familiar with the journal. We accept only previously unpublished work. Please go to fourthgenre.org.

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. 

Bitingduck Press

Basic Information
1262 Sunnyoaks Circle
City: 
Altadena
State: 
California
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
91001
Contact Information
Jay
Nadeau
Editor-in-Chief
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Book Types: 
Short story collections
Essay collections
Novel
Formats: 
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
No
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Response Time: 
Less than 3 months

Established in 2012, Biting Duck Press are an indie press with the goal of providing high-quality, low-cost, highly accessible electronic and print books for anyone interested in science, mathematics, and the lives of scientists.

Please submit a detailed cover letter describing yourself and your project, along with approximately 50 pages of the completed manuscript (fiction) or one chapter plus an outline (non-fiction). Electronic submissions only. Please no phone calls or snail mail.

We are currently focusing on science fiction and "science in fiction," but will eventually bring you a wide range of quality non-fiction and textbooks.

Representative Authors: 

Bill Bunn Phillip Gardner Michael Aye Susy Gage Nicole Wolverton M. E. Roufa

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
4
Titles per Year: 
1 to 5
Distributors: 
Ingram, IPG
Publishing type: 

SOILED

Basic Information
Chicago
Illinois
United States
60613
Contact Information
Joseph
Altshuler
Editor-in-Chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Online
Digital
Print
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Temporarily closed to submissions
Response Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
No payment
Issues per Year: 
2
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Issue Price: 
$20-30

SOILED is a periodical of architectural stories. Positioned between a literary journal and a design magazine, it is an independent, artist-led project produced by Joseph Altshuler, Hollen Reischer, Matthew Harlan, and Mariel Tishma, and published by the Chicago-based design practice Could Be Architecture.

SOILED investigates latent issues in the built environment and the politics of space. It operates at the interstices of architecture, urbanism, and the pedosphere, providing a venue for dialogue and exploration. SOILED investigates collective issues, documenting hidden systems and in-between spaces. SOILED curates ideas from the arable to the obscene, decentering the conventional categories used to define the built environment. SOILED employs narratives, manifestoes, mappings, ephemera and live events.

Please see our current call for submissions, and submissions guidelines, at http://soiledzine.org/submit/.

William Clark

William Clark Associates
54 West 21st Street
Suite 809
New York, NY 10010

Torrid Literature Journal

Basic Information
PO Box 152933
Tampa
Florida
United States
33684
Contact Information
Alice
Saunders
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Formats: 
Online
Digital
Print
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Response Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Contributor copies only
Year Founded: 
2012
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Issues per Year: 
4
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Issue Price: 
10.00
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
30

Torrid Literature Journal is published by TL Publishing Group LLC, an independent publisher of poetry and fiction.

We also publish articles, interviews, and book reviews. 

Storm Cellar

Basic Information
601 E Washington St #4
Greencastle
Indiana
United States
46135
Contact Information
Benjamin
Goodney
Managing Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Translation
Formats: 
Digital
Print
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Response Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Cash
Year Founded: 
2011
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Issues per Year: 
2–3
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Subscription Price: 
$20
Issue Price: 
$10

Storm Cellar curates writing that is surprising, formally and affectively innovative, and represents the highest quality of various literary traditions. Each issue reflects the current tastes of the editorial team. It actively prefers authors in under-represented demographics, particularly Black and Indigenous, POC, LGBTIA+, gender-nonconforming, neuroatypical, disabled, fat, poor, and border-straddling writers. Storm Cellar also emphasizes works connected to its home in the American Midwest, and includes  striking visual art.

A full read of our genre-specific guidelines is always appreciated. Please do write stories that matter. Do go beyond elaborate anecdotes in your CNF. Do surprise us with the form, diction, manner, or subject of your poetry. Do create safety. Do create danger.

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