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.
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.
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 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.
We are open to a wide range of literary work. No genre fiction please.
Read a copy of our magazine before submitting.
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 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.
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 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