NELLE

Basic Information
The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Department of English
HB 215
1720 2nd Ave. South
Birmingham
Alabama
United States
35294
Contact Information
Lauren
Slaughter
Editor-in-Chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Print
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Mar 30
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Contributor copies only
Year Founded: 
2001
Distributors: 
Ingram
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Representative Authors: 
Erika Dawson, Keetje Kuipers, Amina Gautier, Caitlyn Horrocks, Maria Hummel, Sarah Blackman
Issues per Year: 
1
Circulation: 
1,000 to 2,500
Subscription Price: 
$15.00
Issue Price: 
$10.00

NELLE proudly publishes the best, most exciting poetry, short fiction, and nonfiction written exclusively by women.

If your writing is daring, fresh, smart, cohesive, full of killer imagery and language that makes your reader want to linger in each line or sentence, please . . . send us your very best work!

The Wire's Dream Magazine

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San Diego
California
United States
Contact Information
Christina
Lydia
Editor In Chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
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
Year Founded: 
2016
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Issues per Year: 
2
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000

Started in 2016, The Wire’s Dream is a semi-annual magazine that values your story, your life perspective, and your worldview. An extension of The Black Lion Journal, The Wire’s Dream features creative work in Fiction, Poetry, Art, Creative Non-Fiction, Photography, and Mixed Graphics/Combinación, a combination. 

The Wire's Dream is a welcoming magazine and is friendly to both new and established writers. Creative work in Fiction, Poetry, Art, Creative Non-Fiction, Photography, or Mixed Graphics/Combinación — a combination is welcomed. Work can vary in whimsical, genre-blending, experimental, traditional, and/or minimalistic approaches. Submissions are open: January 1st – June 1st & July 1st – December 1st.

The Brooklyn Rail

Basic Information
The Brooklyn Rail
253 36th Street, Ste. C304
Unit 20
Brooklyn
New York
United States
11232
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
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: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
No
Year Founded: 
2000
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Representative Authors: 
Rae Armantrout, John Ashbery, Sherman Alexie, Seamus Heaney, Mark Strand, Kathy Acker, Paul Auster, Anne Carson, Jesse Ball, Harold Pinter, Rick Moody, Charles Bernstein, Susan Daitch, Samuel R. Delany, William H. Gass, Leo Steinberg, Pierre Joris, Jhumpa Lahiri, Clayton Eshleman, Anthea Bell, Arthur Danto, Robert Pinget, Richard Sieburth, Susan Bernofsky, John Hollander, Jerome Rothenberg, Anne Waldman
Issues per Year: 
10
Circulation: 
Greater than 10,000
Issue Price: 
Free

Founded in October 2000 and currently published 10 times annually, the Brooklyn Rail provides an independent forum for arts, culture, and politics throughout New York City and far beyond.  Our journal, in addition to featuring local reporting; criticism of music, dance, film, and theater; and original fiction and poetry, covers contemporary visual art in particular depth.

Arkana

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Conway
Arkansas
United States
Contact Information
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Audio
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: 
2016
Distributors: 
Arkansas Writers MFA Program
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Representative Authors: 
J. D. Schraffenberger, Shawn(ta) Smith-Cruz, Marko Pogacar, Andrea Jurjevic, CL Bledsoe
Issues per Year: 
2
Circulation: 
5,000 to 10,000

Arkana is the journal of mysteries and marginalized voices. We seek and foster a sense of shared wonder by privileging art that asks questions, explores mystery, and works to discover and uncover the overlooked, the misunderstood, and the silent.

Send us polished, insightful work that follows our guidelines, using our Submittable page. We value work that uses voices we haven't heard before or haven't heard from enough, work that asks tough questions about the world and about what it means to be human, and work that blurs the boundaries of genre. We accept work from writers with fancy MFA degrees and writers still in high school, writers from our home base in Arkansas to writers from the universe at large.

Left Hooks

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Left Hooks
Coon Rapids
Minnesota
United States
55433
Contact Information
Brett
Ortler
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
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: 
Cash
Year Founded: 
2016
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Issues per Year: 
Published at least monthly, usually weekly or daily
Subscription Price: 
Free
Issue Price: 
Free
  • well-researched political pieces, especially pertaining to timely issues (If you have a direct connection to an issue, all the better)
  • poetry, very short fiction, prose poems
  • personal essays
  • parenting pieces
  • feminism
  • education
  • humor writing
  • weird/strange history
  • sports writing (especially pertaining to wrestling/boxing/MMA, soccer, baseball)

Brevity

Basic Information
Brevity c/o Dinty W. Moore
265 E. State St.
Athens
Ohio
United States
45701
Contact Information
Dinty W.
Moore
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Reading Period: 
Sep 1 to Apr 1
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Cash
Year Founded: 
1997
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Representative Authors: 
Abigail Thomas, Sherman Alexie, Lia Purpura, Roxane Gay, Diane Seuss, Jennifer Finney Boylan, Steven Barthelme, Joe Mackall, Ander Monson, Caitlin Horrocks, Jon Pineda, Brenda Miller, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Robin Hemley, Matthew Gavin Frank, Lee Martin, Rebecca McClanahan, Robin Behn, Abby Frucht, Barbara Hurd, Bret Lott, Ira Sukrungruang, Rigoberto González, Judith Kitchen, Michael Martone, and Jenny Boully.
Issues per Year: 
3
Circulation: 
Greater than 10,000
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
1 or 2

Brevity publishes well-known and emerging writers working in the extremely brief (750 words or less) essay form. We have featured work from two Pulitzer prize finalists, many NEA fellows, Pushcart winners, Best American authors, and writers from India, Egypt, Ireland, Spain, Malaysia, Qatar, and Japan. We have also featured numerous previously unpublished authors, and take a special joy in helping to launch a new literary career.

Everything is dialed up in a shorter piece. You need to move in and out of scene quickly, you need to introduce language, diction, and rhythm immediately, and you need to establish place, character, and conflict right away – usually in the first sentence. The first paragraph of a brief essay has to do what the first chapter of a memoir does. 

Blue Earth Review

Basic Information
230 Armstrong Hall
Minnesota State University, Mankato
Mankato
Minnesota
United States
56001
Contact Information
Andrew
Nye
Poetry Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
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: 
No payment
Year Founded: 
2003
Distributors: 
Minnesota State University, Mankato
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Representative Authors: 
Steve Almond, Nicelle Davis, Alex Lemon, Jennifer Whitaker, Kristen N. Arnett, Charles Baxter, Stephen Burt, Brian Doyle, Thomas Mira y Lopez, José Araguz, Paige Lewis, Richard Jones, John Jodzio, Sheila O’Connor, Sean Dougherty, Allegra Hyde, Gary Dop, Dobby Gibson, Matthew Guenette, and Sarah Gerard
Issues per Year: 
2
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Subscription Price: 
10.00
Issue Price: 
6.50
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
Varies

We consider poetry and fiction in any style. Please limit poetry submissions to no more than five poems at a time and place all poems in a single document. We are interested in creative nonfiction (memoir and personal essay) with contemporary themes. No literary criticism. Though there is no specific word or page count for fiction or creative nonfiction, Blue Earth Review is most interested in works that are under 3,000 words.

Mark Gottlieb

Trident Media Group
41 Madison Avenue
36th Floor
New York, NY 10010

The Ginger Collect

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2160 Fontaine Rd
Apt 319
Lexington
Kentucky
United States
40503
Contact Information
Lauren
Hamm
Co-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: 
Yes
Payment: 
No payment
Year Founded: 
2017
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
11% to 25%
Issues per Year: 
4
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
4-20

The Penn Review

Basic Information
3805 Locust Walk
Philadelphia
Pennsylvania
United States
19104
Contact Information
Daniel
Finkel
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
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: 
No payment
Year Founded: 
1966
Representative Authors: 
Gregory Djanikian, Peter LaBerge, Deborah Burnham, Rachel Gogel, Michael Gamer, David Morgan O'Connor, and Corey Mesler.
Issues per Year: 
2
Circulation: 
Greater than 10,000
Subscription Price: 
Free
Issue Price: 
Free
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
5

We’re seeking work that’s energetic, imaginative, and original.  Send us fiction with strong, idiosyncratic voices, creative nonfiction that honestly and eloquently strips all pretenses away, and poetry that uses language with power and precision.

To get a feeling for the work we publish, we encourage you to consult the issues available on our website.  When you feel ready, please read our submission guidelines and then send us your best work, along with a third-person bio of 100 words or less.  

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