Night Picnic

Basic Information
P.O. Box 3819
New York
New York
United States
10163-3819
Contact Information
Igor
Zaitsev
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: 
Yes
Payment: 
Contributor copies only
Distributors: 
Amazon, Amazon Kindle
Year Founded: 
2018
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Representative Authors: 
Edward Ahern, Penel Alden, Samuel J. Allen, Douglas Balmain, Tori Bryl, Mads Bohan, A. C. Bohleber, Natalie Kaia Christiansen, Robert Ciesla, Kalynn Michelle Cotten, Kaier Curtin, Alex Dako, RC de Winter, Leslie Dianne, Karen Downs-Barton, E. W. Farnsworth, Fayette Fox, Rich Glinnen, Max Halper, Bryan E. Helton, Laura E. Hoffman, Briley D. Jones, Steve Karamitros, Harry Kidd, Alyona Kondratyeva, Andrew Lafleche, Matthew Lane, Aaron Laughlin, Jamie Leondaris, James M. Lindsay, Susie Little, LindaAnn LoSchiavo, Paul Luikart, Simina Lungu, Davey Maloney, Laura Manuelidis, Eric McLaughlin, Kamran Muthleb, Josiah Olson, Vincent Oppedisano, Jaime Paniagua, Rachel Anne Parsons, Elizabeth Paxson, Kristopher Pendleton, Frank Rivera, Brian Rosten, Evan James Sheldon, Liza Sofia, Alex Stearns, Travis Stephens, Gordon Stumpo, Patrick ten Brink, Simon Tertychniy, Caryl Gobin Ulrich, Jason Wallace, Jack Wildern, Sybil Wilen, Christopher Williams, Mariah Woodland, Robin Vigfusson, Igor V. Zaitsev
Issues per Year: 
3
Circulation: 
1,000 to 2,500
Subscription Price: 
$35 and $45 for libraries
Issue Price: 
print copies $15 and digital versions $5
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
20-24

Night Picnic is a bilingual journal of literature and art which publishes work in both English and Russian. We translate our authors' work into Russian. We accept novels, novellas, plays, short and flash stories, fairytales for adults, poetry, interviews, essays (including popular science essays), letters to the editors, and artwork. 

We encourage authors to submit all that is strange, dark, jubilant, complex, confusing, scary, mystical, and multidimensional. We do NOT publish memoirs, heavy science fiction, political essays, and pornography. We do NOT publish manuscripts with chauvinistic and fascistic tendencies. You must be at least 18 years old to submit.

Vestiges

Basic Information
Brooklyn
New York
United States
Contact Information
Jared
Fagen
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Formats: 
Print
Reading Period: 
Oct 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: 
2015
Issues per Year: 
1
Issue Price: 
$12.00 (US); $16.50 (International)
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
25-35

Black Sun Lit is the publisher of Vestiges, an irregularly printed journal of prose, poetry, essay, translation, and art that envelops a specific idea or theme unique to each issue.

Themes, submission guidelines, and open reading periods for Vestiges vary: Subscribe to the BSL mailing list or follow @BlackSunLit for announcements and related information.

digital vestiges

Basic Information
Brooklyn
New York
United States
Contact Information
Jared
Fagen
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Formats: 
Web
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: 
2014

digital vestiges is an online series of fragments and ephemera. Black Sun Lit's longest running publishing platform, digital vestiges seeks poetry, prose, works in translation, hybrid works, interviews with writers and artists, and/or short works of drama.

Bluestem

Basic Information
Coleman Hall
Eastern Illinois University
Charleston
Illinois
United States
61920
Contact Information
Bess
Winter
Editor-in-Chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Reading Period: 
Sep 10 to Dec 15
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: 
1966
Issues per Year: 
3
Issue Price: 
$10 new/ $5 back issue

Bluestem, a nationally recognized literary journal that publishes the brightest new, emerging, and established literary voices, has been published since 1966 and is produced by the English Department at Eastern Illinois University. The journal has largely been run by women of perception and talent for the past several decades, and continues to feature excellent work by women and female-identifying writers. Bluestem finds and publishes impactful work by writers who are quietly creating beauty in their respective corners of the world.

Chestnut Review

Basic Information
213 N. Tioga Street #6751
Ithaca
New York
United States
14850
Contact Information
James
Rawlings
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Print
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Cash
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Issues per Year: 
4
Subscription Price: 
free
Issue Price: 
free

We seek storytellers—not just for fiction, but in all the genres we publish. We love clarity in art, but that doesn’t necessarily mean simplicity. Tell us a story. It could be a story in a poem, an essay, an image, but it is still a story. You tell it because it needs to be told. If you can make us feel the same way, we’ll work together to bring that story to the world.

Nicki Richesin

Wendy Sherman Associates, Inc.
138 West 25th Street
Suite 1018
New York, NY 10001

Impossible Task

Basic Information
2207 W Walton St
Chicago
Illinois
United States
60622
Contact Information
Bill
Ripley
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
Year Founded: 
2019
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Representative Authors: 
emilie kneifel, Irene Han, Frank G. Karioris, Ingrid M. Calderon-Collins, v.f. thompson, Liana Kapelke-Dale, Rachel Tanner, Neha Maqsood, Rick Henry, Paulette Guerin, Robyn Detterline, Steph Castor, Michael Akuchie, Kayla King, Jay Besemer, Tom Snarsky, Kristin Garth, Howie Good, Annabel Mahoney, Tucker Lieberman, Benjamin Niespodziany, Grace Covill-Grennan, Karissa Lang
Issues per Year: 
Another New Calligraphy hopes to produce Impossible Task on a quarterly to bimonthly basis.
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
Varies

Another New Calligraphy's online journal publishes short works connected in its exploration of conflict, a term open to interpretation though ever present in these increasingly challenging times.

As in ANC's other endeavors, Impossible Task is always on the lookout for further opportunities to broaden the inclusivity of its community. Marginalized creators are highly encouraged to consider Another New Calligraphy and Impossible Task as a home for their work.

Another New Calligraphy seeks work exploring the human experience, our internal worlds, and life among others; these complex systems are often clearest in our slightest moments.

Another New Calligraphy has published printed works since 2009. Commonalities include mental health, identity, culture, ecology, and personal reflection. Please familiarize yourself with recent projects for a general sense of these themes and their past expression.

Book Smuggler's Den

Basic Information
PO Box 235811
Encinitas
California
United States
92023
Contact Information
Dani
Watkins
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
E-publication
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
No
Year Founded: 
2019
Issues per Year: 
12
Subscription Price: 
N/A
Issue Price: 
N/A
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
10 - 12

The Book Smuggler’s Den is an online literary platform that publishes book reviews, author interviews, flash fiction, short stories, personal essays, and poetry. We publish new and emerging writers in all walks of life.

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