The Ocotillo Review

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1801 E.51st Street #365-246 Austin TX 78723 (Contact & Editorial)
PO Box 220 (Production & shipping)Davilla TX 76523
Austin
Texas
United States
78723
Contact Information
Anthony (Tony)
Burnett
Managing Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Print
Reading Period: 
Jan 15 to Oct 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
Distributors: 
website and independent bookstores
Year Founded: 
2016
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
6% to 10%
Representative Authors: 
Stephen Lyons, Khanh Ha, Scott Wiggerman, Nancy Cook, Rebecca Oxley, Elizabeth Vrenios, Allyson Whipple, Waed Hasan,
Issues per Year: 
2
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Subscription Price: 
$20.00 / year
Issue Price: 
$12.95
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
we publish 35 to 48 per issue - about 90% are first time in our journal

We are a nonprofit literary organization supporting writers at all stages of their careers. Although we welcome experimental or unusual approaches to literature, our goal is to promote finely crafted work with an expressive and meaningful voice. We pay our contributors upon publication because we feel that too much art is taken for granted. We encourage submissions from under-served communities.

Please carefully adhere to our submission guidelines.

MORIA

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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: 
Mar 30 to Aug 30
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: 
Greater than 50
Representative Authors: 
Jill Alexander Essbaum, Sarah Blake, Karen An-hwei Lee, Amorak Huey, Lynne Thompson, Kelli Russell Agodon, Neil Aitken, Martha Silano, Michael Schmeltzer, Naoko Fujimoto
Issues per Year: 
1
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 once-a-year, in the late fall.

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.

Apricity Press

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United States
Contact Information
Mira
Mason-Reader
Founder & Editor-in-Chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
E-publication
Video
Reading Period: 
Aug 1 to Jan 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: 
2015
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Issues per Year: 
1
Subscription Price: 
None
Issue Price: 
None

Embodying the obsolete word it was named after, Apricity aims to manifest the feeling of the warmth of the sun in the winter in all that it publishes. Established in 2015, Apricity Press was created to fill an immense void in the publishing world. While there are a myriad of presses, literary journals and magazines, many lack the ability to publish multi-genre works, especially dance works. Because of this, Apricity constructed a space where incredible literary, art and dance works could be published side by side, showcasing the tremendous connections between the forms. 

When submitting to Apricity, please follow our submission guidelines carefully!

Blue Mountain Review

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55 Brer Rabbit Trail
Jasper
Georgia
United States
30143
Contact Information
Clifford
Brooks
Founder of The Southern Collective Experience
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
E-publication
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: 
Yes
Payment: 
No payment
Year Founded: 
2015
Issues per Year: 
Four
Circulation: 
Greater than 10,000

There are no lofty goals to meet, only the expectation that all submissions of poetry, prose, and photography/visual arts are carefully thought-out, thoroughly edited, and sent in by the appropriate deadline. The Blue is a Southern publication, but we do not define the boundaries of that interpretation. That is up to you, the artist, to consider and reflect upon when you give your material that final once-over before you do us the honor of reviewing the phrases and imagery.

Submissions for poetry: Any style is accepted. Any length is accepted. Please limit your submissions of poetry to 3 per issue.

Book reviews: Please submit a request, background information, and publisher of the work in question.

Submissions for prose: Please submit prose (non-fiction, fiction, or essay) to the same email provided on our website. Limit your prose to no more than 2,500 words. Send only one prose piece per issue.

Flash fiction: We honor this flavor of prose as well. With flash fiction, as is indicated by the title, make it short. The shorter, the sweeter. You are free to submit up to 3 pieces of flash fiction at a time. 

Letters Journal

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409 Prospect Street
New Haven
Connecticut
United States
06511
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: 
2013
Distributors: 
Yale Institute of Sacred Music
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
11% to 25%
Issues per Year: 
2
Circulation: 
1,000 to 2,500

Letters Journal is a semi-annual review of literature and the arts. The editors seek to engage creative expression with religion, spirituality, and belief, and connect the life of faith to contemporary art practice.

Mortar Magazine

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40 Norris Street
Unit 302
Cambridge
Massachusetts
United States
02140-1864
Contact Information
Alison
Lanier
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Audio
Video
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: 
2017
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Issues per Year: 
2
Circulation: 
2,500 to 5,000
Subscription Price: 
N/A
Issue Price: 
N/A
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
Roughly two or three

Mortar Magazine evolves the idea that writing can and should be incisive, coming in at the edges, doing that elusive something that makes us question motive, genre, meaning, or narrative itself.

While we accept any prose or poetry submissions, we have a soft spot in our hearts for of-the-moment writing, in the sense of experimental forms and new voices. 

We are very much a new publication and as such, we are flexible in terms of content and open-minded in terms of submissions. We hope to discover work that will define the magazine, not the other way around. 

COAST|noCOAST

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Seattle
Washington
United States
98108
Contact Information
Erich
Schweikher
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Print
Reading Period: 
Jan 15 to May 1
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
Distributors: 
Small Changes Inc.
Year Founded: 
2015
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
26% to 50%
Representative Authors: 
Mary Margaret Alvarado, cris cheek, Micah Freeman, Adrian Kien, EJ Koh Megan Martin, Sasha Steensen, Cathy Wagner, Joshua Marie Wilkinson, Tyrone Williams, Jane Wong
Issues per Year: 
1
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Subscription Price: 
N/A
Issue Price: 
$10.00
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
3-5

COAST|noCOAST is an annual print journal and chapbook press of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, poetics, and art with "offices" in Cincinnati, Ohio and Seattle, Washington. While our literary interests are diverse in form and content, we are looking for the bridges between the works we love. We publish COAST|noCOAST as an interrogation of our aesthetics as well as an exploration of our regions' poetry and art. A portion of each issue is dedicated to the writers and artists of Southwest Ohio and the Puget Sound. 

We seek work that is self-concious (potentially experimental) in form and context (literary, historical, or otherwise).

Memoir Magazine

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United States
Contact Information
Mary
McBeth
Editor-in-Chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
E-publication
Print
Audio
Video
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: 
Contributor copies only
Year Founded: 
2017
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
6% to 10%
Issue Price: 
0

We seek your most raw emotionally intense and intimate essays, work you hesitate to send elsewhere, but that you know deep down is the realest deal of all. We want to share your story, know what it's like to be you--to wear your shoes, and be grateful for it. Writers & visual artists of all kinds are encouraged to submit. Reprints are accepted.  New and emerging writers, writers of color, LGBT and other marginalized voices and given thoughtful consideration.

We Accept Unsolicited Submissions of:

  • Flash Memoir: up to 500 words
  • Memoir, Personal Essay, Creative Nonfiction, Excerpts: up to 3,000 words on any subject or theme.
  • Reviews and Interviews: up to 2,000 words. 
  • Craft Essays: up to 3000 words
  • Visual Art: fine art, illustrations, comics, photography, graphic storytelling and visual narratives

Prachya Review

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Chittagong
Bangladesh
4000
Contact Information
Shafinur Shafin
Anika Shah
Editors, Prachya Review
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
E-publication
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: 
No payment
Year Founded: 
2015
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Issues per Year: 
4
Circulation: 
5,000 to 10,000
Subscription Price: 
N/A
Issue Price: 
N/A
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
maximum three

Prachya Review is a cross cultural webzine published from Bangladesh. It is not a magazine that will portray the literature of only a particular place or people. Rather we are trying to build a bridge between writers, poets, playwrights, artists, photographers... basically anyone from any corner of the world who uses any form of literature and/or art as a medium to express themselves. The key is to connect. We focus mainly on new ideas, new forms, and exploration of new concepts that are related to the theme announced for the issues. 

Write hard, edit harder. And especially before sending your work to a magazine, edit as much as you can. If and when your work gets rejected, never be disheartened or discouraged. See it as an opportunity to grow, feel more inspired and encouraged, and start working again. 

Sky Island Journal

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Contact Information
Jason
Splichal
Founder and Co-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: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
No payment
Year Founded: 
2017
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Representative Authors: 
B.J. Hollars, Meg Pokrass, Noriko Nakada, Richard Martin, Rob Carney, Jeannie Roberts, Mary Rogers-Grantham, Linda H.Y. Hegland, Shane Griffin, Oz Hardwick, Tara Kun, Craig Barker, Britany Jean Golden, Laura Passin, Nicholas Claro, Bria Fey Servoss, Lauren Villa
Issues per Year: 
4
Subscription Price: 
Free
Issue Price: 
Free
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
15-35

Sky Island Journal is an independent, international, free-access literary journal; we are dedicated to discovering and publishing the finest original poetry, flash fiction, and creative nonfiction. We publish accomplished, well-established authors—side by side—with fresh, emerging voices. We provide our readers with a powerful, focused, advertising-free literary experience that transports them: one that challenges them intellectually and moves them emotionally.

We want to be the first publication to give your writing a clean, powerful, international platform with a diverse readership. What are we looking for? We don’t want to limit our readers; therefore, we don’t want to limit you. We know quality work when we experience it. We don’t mean to be coy, but you need to know that we’re not interested in making your art conform to some preconceived aesthetic. We’re neither presumptuous enough, nor pretentious enough, to proclaim what "won’t fit" before we even try it on. Send us your best. We are an international journal, and the world has much to offer our readers.

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