Poetry Northwest

Basic Information
2000 Tower Street
Everett
Washington
United States
98201
Contact Information
Keetje
Kuipers
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Print
Reading Period: 
Oct 1 to Mar 1
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: 
TNG, Small Changes
Year Founded: 
1959
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Representative Authors: 
Helene Achanzar, Rae Armantrout, Taneum Bambrick, Cyrus Cassells, Camille T. Dungy, Sean Hill, Mark Irwin, Amit Majmudar, Shara McCallum, Dominica Phetteplace, Joy Priest, Dujie Tahat, Daneen Wardrop, Shelley Wong
Issues per Year: 
2
Circulation: 
1,000 to 2,500
Subscription Price: 
$22 / year
Issue Price: 
$12
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
20-30

After more than 60 years, we remain committed to publishing the best in contemporary poetry, especially work willing to take risks and push readers to the emotional and intellectual edge of what poetry makes possible. Edited and published on the lip of the Pacific Rim, adjacent to the border with Canada, and smack in the middle of a 10,000 year old site of intense human migration, our magazine is a place where poems, visual arts, and cultural commentary are orchestrated to bring to the printed page a robust awareness and investigation of this complex and interwoven life.

Current editor Keetje Kuipers has said, "I'm interested in accepting poems that I struggle with, that I don't understand, that I might even fundamentally disagree with in terms of either their craft or simply the argument they're making about the state of the world." Founding editor Carolyn Kizer placed a special emphasis on encouraging the "raw, emerging talents, the neglected and overlooked." Our dedication to employing equitable editorial practices that emphasize the rich diversity of today's poets enhances our mission of publishing the most exciting work we can find.

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Please See Me

Basic Information
Saint Charles
Illinois
United States
60175
Contact Information
Tracy
Granzyk
Editor In Chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
E-publication
Audio
Video
Reading Period: 
Jul 21 to Oct 1
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: 
2018
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Representative Authors: 
Chaya Buvenashwar, Alex Kotlowitz, Victoria Chang, Brenda Arthur, Rachel Stone, Seth Grindstaff, Mia Wright, Paul Rousseau, Jill Jennings, Hilton Koppe
Issues per Year: 
3
Circulation: 
1,000 to 2,500
Subscription Price: 
$0
Issue Price: 
$0
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
5%

Please See Me is an online literary journal that features health-related stories. The mission of the publication is to elevate voices and stories of vulnerable and underserved populations and those who care for them. At the heart of this publication is the cultivation of meaningful patient–provider partnerships in the spirit of wellness. To that end, we will publish work written by patients, family members, creatives, caregivers, and providers; anyone with a health-related tale to tell is invited to submit.

Each issue of Please See Me has a theme, though we consider any health-related story during this inflection point in time, and we encourage diverse voices to submit. Our Winter 2020 Issue #6 theme is "Bias" reflecting the need to curate narratives engendering empathy and understanding of those marginalized. Bias is widespread, touches all of us, and includes race, religion, physical appearance, age, mental/physical illness, social status and more.

Lowestoft Chronicle

Basic Information
www.lowestoftchronicle.com
Cambridge
Massachusetts
United States
02140 - 1401
Contact Information
Nicholas
Litchfield
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: 
2009
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Representative Authors: 
Vanessa Blakeslee, Linda Boroff, Suzanne Brøgger, Scott Dominic Carpenter, Tim Conley, Mickey J. Corrigan, Jennine Capó Crucet, Rob Dinsmoor, Mary Donaldson-Evans, William Doreski, Joan Frank, James Gallant, Ivy Goodman, Marc Harshman, David Havird, Charles Holdefer, Dietrich Kalteis, Michael C. Keith, Barth Landor, Robert Mangeot, Matt Mason, Matthew P. Mayo, Robert Garner McBrearty, Valerie Nieman, Dorene O'Brien, Jay Parini, Nicholas Rombes, James Sale, Knud Sønderby, Allister Timms, and Robert Wexelblatt.
Issues per Year: 
4
Circulation: 
2,500 to 5,000

Founded in 2009, Lowestoft Chronicle is an online literary magazine, published quarterly, accepting flash fiction, short stories, poetry, interviews, and creative non-fiction. Preference is given to humorous submissions with an emphasis on travel. An anthology of the best work is published annually.

Read our submission guidelines for details. Email submissions only. Does not accept previously published work.

West Trade Review

Basic Information
801 West Trade St.
Charlotte
North Carolina
United States
28202
Contact Information
Ken
Harmon
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Formats: 
Web
Print
Reading Period: 
Apr 1 to Jan 1
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
Year Founded: 
2005
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
6% to 10%
Representative Authors: 
<p>Dylan Krieger, Arisa White, Sonya Vatomsky, John Amen, Treasure Sheilds Redmond, Kitty Shields, Krista Kreel, & Sean Jackson</p>; We have recently featured art by Julie Heffernan, Duy Huynh, Alyssa Monks, Raina Gentry, & Carlos Estevez as well as photography by Karina Juarez.
Issues per Year: 
1
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Subscription Price: 
No subscription. Sell single issues only. http://www.westtradereview.com/subscription.html
Issue Price: 
Each Individual Issue = $10
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
New authors make up 10% or less of each issue, but don't let that discourage you. We are interested in passionate new voices whose words and ideas hit us in the gut and leave us thinking about their work days after reading.

West Trade Review strives to put forth the best contemporary poetry, fiction, artwork, and photography and publishes a mix of established and up and coming writers. Our mission is to perpetuate the work of artists both well known and yet-to-be-known, simultaneously enriching our world through the written word and visual arts. We strive to reflect diversity in style, content and perspective throughout prose, poetry, photography and other artwork. Our goal is to simply present to you the best art possible by both emerging and established creative minds.

 

We embrace diversity and like works that are edgy and affect us intellectually and emotionally.   

We want poems and stories that make the reader think and feel, work that humbles us with its joy, humor, embarrassment, anger, hope, grief, or all of the above. We gravitate toward exquisitely crafted writing that has something important to teach us--something that readers really need to know, but might not have understood this was a need until the last word of the work.  Quality of writing, style, and characterization are important to us.

Please don't send us poems that rhyme, slam-style works, or dogmatically religious pieces.

Have a question abour our journal?  Don't hesitate to ask.

Yellow Arrow Journal

Basic Information
P.O. Box 12119
Baltimore
Maryland
United States
21281
Contact Information
Kapua
Iao
Editor-in-Chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
E-publication
Print
Reading Period: 
Sep 1 to Oct 14
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
No
Payment: 
Cash
Year Founded: 
2016
Representative Authors: 
Raga Ayyagari, Linda M. Crate, Margie Deeb, Stephanie Garon, Kimberly Knowle-Zeller, Martha McLaughlin, Rissa Miller, Meesh Montoya, Sarah Nelson, Ann Quinn, Ariele Sieling, Mindy Stokes, Gina Strauss, Taína, Claire Taylor, Naomi Thiers, Gail Thomas, Roz Weaver
Issues per Year: 
2
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Issue Price: 
$9.99 paperback, $1.99 electronic
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
10-20

Accepted submissions include creative nonfiction, poetry, book reviews, and cover art by authors that identify as women and must relate to the issue theme and guiding questions, as interpreted by the author. See Submissions Guidelines for more information.

The theme is chosen in-house by the editorial staff and will be announced when submissions open. Submissions are anonymously voted on by staff during the reading period. Accepted authors will receive $10.00 USD and a PDF of the issue they are featured in.

Better Than Starbucks

Basic Information
146 Lake Constance
West Palm Beach
Florida
United States
33411
Contact Information
Anthony
Watkins
Founder
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
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
Distributors: 
Lulu, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, etc.
Year Founded: 
2016
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
11% to 25%
Representative Authors: 
Visit https://betterthanstarbucks.org and see for yourself! Our online archives include thirty issues to read, and we are up to 10-12 categories of poetry and creative writing per issue.
Issues per Year: 
4
Circulation: 
5,000 to 10,000
Subscription Price: 
none
Issue Price: 
free online, regular print copy $8, premium print copy $15, pdf $3, ebook $3
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
10 - 15, average of 80 unique contributors per issue

Outstanding poetry and fiction in many genres and many voices. Poetry includes free verse, haiku, formal poetry, prose poetry, form poetry, experimental poetry, sentimental poetry, and international poetry. Fiction from flash or micro to full length. Creative non-fiction. Monthly interview with a poet, author or artist. Occasional poetry book review. Occasional art (online or print cover.) 70+ authors per bi-monthly issue. Semi-pro payment for five featured poems per issue.

Submit your work in the body of an email. Include short bio (around 30 words) and the name you want listed. We DO accept previously published work. Six Featured Poems (or a work of Fiction) monthly each receive payment of $20.  All contributors receive choice of free pdf or eBook version. We usually respond in 60 days. Submit no more than once every 4 months. Submission in more than one category is welcome. We rarely publish long poems. We have a soft spot for limericks and haiku. We aren't prudes, we accept sex, violence or crude language if they are key to a good story, but won't publish anything hateful. We love a good story and a great poem.

Deep Overstock

Basic Information
9428 N Haven Ave.
Portland
Oregon
United States
97203
Contact Information
Mickey
Collins
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Print
Reading Period: 
Sep 1 to Nov 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: 
2018
Distributors: 
Powell's Books, Ingram Spark
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Representative Authors: 
Joe Galvan, Mark Savage, Jason Squamata, Zachary Cosby, Desmond Everest Fuller, Kummam Al Maadeed, Ariel Kusby, Jonathan Van Belle
Issues per Year: 
4
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Issue Price: 
$8
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
1-5

Deep Overstock is the International Booksellers' Journal. For our eleventh issue we will publish ANIMALS. Short stories under 2500, flash fiction, mircofiction, poetry, comics, photography, images of any kind in black and white. If you're an illustrator, please submit a Animals-themed color image for our Cover Art Contest. 

In your bio, please include any bookselling experience you might have had in the past. Mention if you worked at a library or bookstore, or if you have ever had any stewardship for a library you yourself did not own.

Our prose editors are Mickey Collins, Michael Santiago, & Z.B. Wagman. Our poetry editor is Ariel Kusby. 

The Racket Journal

Basic Information
1536 Alabama Street
San Francisco
California
United States
94110
Contact Information
Noah
Sanders
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
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: 
Contributor copies only
Year Founded: 
2020
Distributors: 
Online
Representative Authors: 
James Cagney, Tomas Moniz, Ann Sherman, Chelsea Davis, Christine No, Preeti Vangani
Issues per Year: 
40
Circulation: 
1,000 to 2,500
Subscription Price: 
0
Issue Price: 
0
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
5-7

The Racket Journal is a weekly online literary journal. We want to promote the work of up-and-coming, emerging, established and the never-before-seen writers from around the country. We like a little grit in our submissions, something that’ll stick in your teeth long after you’re done reading it. It is our ongoing mission to publish a wide-ranging selection of work from diverse writers and artists in an effort to expose more and more readers to amazing writing.

Please follow the very simple guidelines on our submission page. We aren’t looking for lengthy bios. Just a short, sweet encapsulation of what you’re submitting.

Fecund

Basic Information
Portland
Oregon
United States
Contact Information
Meg
Cook
Co-EIC
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
E-publication
Audio
Video
Reading Period: 
Jul 1 to Sep 15
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Cash
Year Founded: 
2019
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
11% to 25%
Representative Authors: 
Chloe M. Blog (poetry), Cypress Marrs (creative nonfiction), After School Special Theatre Co.(experimental theatre), Amy Epperson (new media).
Issues per Year: 
3
Subscription Price: 
N/A
Issue Price: 
N/A
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
2-10

Fecund highlights exceptional works of new abundance. The magazine is a medium through which writers and visual artists are exquisitely showcased and paid for their work. Fecund publishes fiction, nonfiction, poetry, theory, criticism, fashion writing, and visual art via interdisciplinary media (text, audio, video, new media).

Although we don’t conform to one aesthetic, we respond to work that challenges traditional forms or embraces liminality.

Disquiet Arts

Basic Information
Pomona
California
United States
91766-5363
Contact Information
Natalie
Sierra
Editor-in-Chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
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: 
Jide Badmus, Linda McMullen, Madeline Brzeczek, Gisselle Monique Leiva, Mydhili Varma
Issues per Year: 
12
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Subscription Price: 
N/A
Issue Price: 
N/A
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
7-12

Disquiet Arts is a POC-led magazine, focusing on gothic literature and erotica. We seek poetry, flash fiction, photography, and art from authors and artists in all stages of their careers, especially those from the BIPOC and LGBTQ+ community. 

We think of ourselves as a home for those odd and beautiful poems and stories that just don't quite fit anywhere else. We love a good horror story, and many a sad love poems have found a home within our pages.

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