Barren Magazine

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United States
Contact Information
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
No payment
Year Founded: 
2018
Subscription Price: 
$0
Issue Price: 
$0

Barren Magazine is a literary publication that features fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and photography for hard truths, long stares, and gritty lenses. We revel in the shadow-spaces that make up the human condition, and aim to find antitheses to that which defines us: light in darkness; beauty in ugliness; peace in disarray. We invite you to explore it with us.

Marya Spence

Janklow & Nesbit Associates
285 Madison Avenue
21st Floor
New York, NY 10017

Pen + Brush in Print

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29 East 22nd Street
New York City
New York
United States
10010
Contact Information
Lisbeth
Redfield
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Formats: 
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: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Cash
Year Founded: 
2018
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Issues per Year: 
2
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Issue Price: 
$15
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
8

Pen + Brush in Print publishes poetry and literary fiction by women and nonbinary writers. We are looking for strong and original voices especially from emerging or debut authors, with an eye for the experimental and unconventional. A 124-year old non-profit, P+B provides a platform to showcase the work of artists and writers to a broader audience with the ultimate goal of effecting real change within the marketplace. We believe that art and literature created by women deserves to be recognized and valued on its merit—not judged by the gender of the maker.

Please use our online submission system rather than emailing the editor directly.

Juke Joint Magazine

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801 Arlington St.
Jackson
Mississippi
United States
39202
Contact Information
Dean
Julius
Founding Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
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: 
Greater than 50
Representative Authors: 
Christine Taylor, C.T. Salazar, Esteban Rodríguez, Jim Whiteside, Kate Gaskin, Gloria Muñoz
Issues per Year: 
4
Subscription Price: 
Free
Issue Price: 
Free
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
9 - 15

The juke joint has always been a place beyond the margin, somewhere along the line. Barrelhouses of the South, juke joints served as a place for sharecroppers & plantation workers to socialize & celebrate counterculture in a society marred by Jim Crow. Today, there are hardly a handful left, most of them in the Mississippi Delta. At Juke Joint, we aim to uphold this spirit of defiance, striving to find unconventional Southern (& non-Southern) voices in poetry. Send us your lyrical, your narrative, your found, your erased, your not-quite-sure-it's-a-poem poem(s).

Read every day, if you can, & read past issues. If we don't jive with your work the first time around, take it in stride & try again. The process is so inherently fickle. Don't give up on your work or us. 

Mount Island Magazine

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118 Elliot Street
Brattleboro
Vermont
United States
05301
Contact Information
Desmond
Peeples
Editor in Chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
E-publication
Print
Audio
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: 
Cash
Year Founded: 
2014
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
26% to 50%
Representative Authors: 
Jamie Mortara, Heather Madden, Simeon Berry, Jennifer Hu, Robert Vivian
Issues per Year: 
One annual print anthology; monthly content published online.
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
1-5

Mount Island is dedicated to supporting rural LGBTQ and POC writers and artists, whether rural by birth or at heart. We seek:

  • Prose and poems that buck the standard. Any genre, whether traditional or invented.
  • Art that liberates vision. Any medium, whatever can be displayed digitally.
  • Interviews, reviews, and articles that follow passion and further connection.

Idaho Review

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Boise State University/The Idaho Review
Department of Theatre, Film, and Creative Writing
MS: 1545
Boise
Idaho
United States
83725
Contact Information
Mitch
Wieland
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Print
Reading Period: 
Sep 15 to Mar 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
Distributors: 
Web orders via Boise State University Bookstore and website. Local bookstores.
Year Founded: 
1998
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Representative Authors: 
Joy Williams, Rick Moody, Ann Beattie, T.C. Boyle, Joyce Carol Oates, Charles Baxter, Rick Bass, Pam Houston, Richard Bausch, Kali-Fajardo-Anstine, Madison Smart Bell, Edith Pearlman, Melanie Rae Thon, Ed Bok Lee, Padgett Powell, Alyson Hagy, Lee K. Abbott, Jennifer Haigh, Brett Lott, Doris Betts, Ron Carlson, Lee Upton, and Stephen Dixon.
Issues per Year: 
One
Circulation: 
1,000 to 2,500
Subscription Price: 
$30 for three years.
Issue Price: 
$15.00
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
At least one.

We are open to a wide range of literary work. No genre fiction please.

Read a copy of our magazine before submitting.

Midnight Oil

Basic Information
1918 S. Harvard Blvd.
10
Los Angeles
California
United States
90018
Contact Information
Seth
Luke
Editorial Team
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Reading Period: 
May 15 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: 
No payment
Year Founded: 
2018
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
6% to 10%
Representative Authors: 
Amit Majmudar, Robert Gibb, Steve Heighton, John Gallaher, Lisa Knopp, Alessandra Lynch, Tina Kelley, David Koehn, Brian Simoneau, Keat Meads
Issues per Year: 
4
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000

We love literature. We love reading it, we love writing it, and we love talking about it. We also love delving into the "deep shelf" material of favorite authors and discovering exciting new voices. At the Midnight Oil, we seek to provide a venue where new and emerging writers can be published alongside established masters of their craft, where old favorites and new favorites collide, and you’ll find writing that will keep you reading into the wee hours of the morning, even when you know that you really should be getting to bed.

We do not provide book reviews, pull quotes, or endorsements of any kind. We do not subscribe to any mailing lists. We do not accept submissions via e-mail. Any e-mails that fall into these categories will be deleted unread, if you would like to submit, please follow the procedures outlined on our Submit page.

Blue Marble Review

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P.O. Box 165
Excelsior
Minnesota
United States
55331
Contact Information
Molly
Hill
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: 
Cash
Year Founded: 
2015
Issues per Year: 
4—plus two shorter poetry supplements in January and July

Blue Marble Review is an online literary journal showcasing the creative work of young writers ages 13-21. We are looking for poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, personal essays, as well as art and photography. The goal of our journal is to assemble in each issue, a broad range of voices, perspectives, and life experiences.

We publish young writers ages 13-21—check out our submission guidelines.

Catholic Poetry Room

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885 Woodstock Rd., Ste. 430 # 225
Roswell
Georgia
United States
30075
Contact Information
Tim
Bete
Poetry Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Formats: 
Web
Video
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
Distributors: 
IntegratedCatholicLife.org gets tens of thousands of readers each month.
Year Founded: 
2013
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
11% to 25%
Representative Authors: 
Catholic poets including: Paul Mariani, Sally Read, James Matthew Wilson, Sally Thomas, A.M. Juster, Tim Bete, Dan Gioia
Issues per Year: 
52
Circulation: 
Greater than 10,000
Subscription Price: 
$0
Issue Price: 
$0
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
We publish 52 poems each year; one per week in the Catholic Poetry Room feature.

Catholics, many of whom are new to poetry.

We accept both new and previously-published poetry and are looking for poems that are accessible to the average Catholic and show a strong connection between faith and everyday life, or break open Scripture in a new way for the reader. Many readers will not have read any poetry since high school. As you consider poems that might fit on the site, consider them through the eyes of someone new to poetry.

There's no compensation for poetry published on the site, although we will include a 200-word bio that includes a link to your website. We can also include attribution for where the poem was originally published. The reach and readership of IntegratedCatholicLife.org is significant.

Literary Mama

Basic Information
Contact Information
Amanda
Jaros
Editor in Chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Reading Period: 
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: 
2003
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Issues per Year: 
10

Literary Mama believes that all mothers have a story worth sharing and honors the many faces of motherhood by publishing work that celebrates the journey as well as the job. We celebrate the physical, psychological, intellectual, and spiritual processes of motherhood through words and images that may be so stark it hurts. 

Each issue features creative nonfiction, fiction, poetry, columns, essays, book reviews, and profiles.

Read our blog series, Tips from the Editors, to find out what we look for in submissions. http://www.literarymama.com/tag/tips

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