JuxtaProse Literary Magazine

Basic Information
Contact Information
Seth
Luke
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: 
Cash
Year Founded: 
2015
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Representative Authors: 
Lydia Davis, Rae Armantrout, Stephen Dunn, Bruce Smith, John Kinsella, Denise Duhamel, Alberto Rios, Dick Allen, Bruce Weigl, Sydney Lea, Erin McGraw, Troy Jollimore, Patricia Foster, Lance Larsen
Issues per Year: 
4
Circulation: 
5,000 to 10,000

JuxtaProse is an online literary journal that publishes fiction, nonfiction and poetry from around the world. Our contributors have included Pulitzer Prize, National Book Award, and Man Booker Prize winners, and other acclaimed authors from fifteen different countries. Alongside these established voices, we make a concentrated effort to publish the work of emerging authors -- including students and previously unpublished authors. Each of our quarterly issues reaches over 10,000 readers.

We believe that good storytelling begins with character. While we will consider any story that possesses literary merit, genre fiction is not our emphasis and will be a particularly difficult sell.

We currently publish approximately 3% of the fiction submissions, 4% of the nonfiction submissions, and less than 1% of the poetry submissions we receive.

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.

Call + Response Journal

Basic Information
4023 Sommers Avenue
Drexel Hill
Pennsylvania
United States
19026
Contact Information
Veronica
Thomas
Founder and Lead Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
E-publication
Print
Reading Period: 
Feb 15 to May 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: 
2018
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
26% to 50%
Issues per Year: 
1
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Issue Price: 
$20

Call + Response is a literary and arts journal providing a creative hub for new and emerging artists of color. We aim to introduce fresh and creative voices to the world through diverse and original art, poetry, fiction, essays, and reviews.

This journal is a celebration and an exploration made by POC, for POC.

This is a safe place for creatives to be, well, creative. But this is also a hate-free zone. Although we will accept political and mature work with topics like sexuality, gender identity, racism, colorism, sexism, reproductive rights, etc. We will not accept work that explicitly details rape, murder and/or bodily or self-harm.

Assisi: An Online Journal of Arts & Letters

Basic Information
Saint Joseph's College
278 Whites Bridge Road
Standish
Maine
United States
04084
Contact Information
Wendy
Galgan
Dr.
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
Greater than 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
No payment
Year Founded: 
2010
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
26% to 50%
Representative Authors: 
<p>Lesley Wheeler, J. P. Dancing Bear, Diana Woodcock, Barbara Crooker, Tade Ipadeola, Robert West</p>
Issues per Year: 
2
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000

Assisi’s mission is, first and foremost, to publish works of literature and art that are thoughtful, engaging, and well written/composed. We look for work that examines the human condition, that helps the reader view things from a slightly different angle, and that provokes an emotional response not for mere shock value but rather as a way to open up new ways of thinking about or relating to the world. 

Please make sure that you follow the submission guidelines, especially the requirement for submissions to be blind.

Obsidian: Literature & Arts in the African Diaspora

Basic Information
Obsidian: Literature & Arts in the African Diaspora
Illinois State University
Campus Box 4241
Normal
Illinois
United States
61790-4241
Contact Information
Duriel E.
Harris
Editor-in-Chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Formats: 
Web
Print
Audio
Video
Reading Period: 
Sep 15 to Jan 15
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: 
1975
Distributors: 
Publications Unit, Illinois State University
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
26% to 50%
Representative Authors: 
Since its inception, Obsidian has featured a range of acclaimed writers and critics including Elizabeth Alexander, Houston A. Baker, Abena John Brown, Octavia Butler, Wanda Coleman, Thadious Davis, Melvin Dixon, Gerald Early, C.S. Giscombe, Terrance Hayes, Essex Hemphill, Gayl Jones, Yusef Komunyakaa, Brenda Marie Osbey, Claudia Rankine, Jerry Ward, and Gloria Wade Gayles among others.
Issues per Year: 
2
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Subscription Price: 
$25
Issue Price: 
$15

Obsidian supports—through publication and critical inquiry—the contemporary poetry, fiction, drama/performance, visual and media art of Africans globally. 

Submission guidelines at https://obsidianlit.org/how-to-submit/

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 Sep 1
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
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 Bangalore Review

Basic Information
Bangalore
India
560100
Contact Information
Suhail
Rasheed
Managing Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
E-publication
Video
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: 
Cash
Year Founded: 
2013
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Representative Authors: 
Meena Alexander, Chaya Bhuvaneswar, Tanuj Solanki, Ram Govardhan, Sudeep Sen, Sumana Roy, and even young budding writers.
Issues per Year: 
N/A
Circulation: 
2,500 to 5,000
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
N/A

The world of literature holds no boundaries and we at the Bangalore Review are committed to publishing exemplary writing from all over. We publish literary fiction and non-fiction, reviews, poetry, art and photographic essays. If you happen to be in love with life and think that your words can generate a vision, send us a shout—we’ll probably like your work.

Follow the submission guidelines, strictly.

An Ornery Quarterly

Basic Information
957 N Oakley, Apt 3
Chicago
Illinois
United States
60622
Contact Information
William
Eckley-Kilcullen
Poetry Editor/Fiction Analyst
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: 
2012
Distributors: 
Independent
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Representative Authors: 
We represent our own publication, as we are not being run out of a corporation or endowment of the systemic fence that inhibits the progression of literary writing.
Issues per Year: 
2-4
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Issue Price: 
$24 for earlier print issues
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
At least five

We are a non-institutional aggregator of mediocre literature. We aren't as off the wall as we are on the floor. While our editors continue their efforts to undermine each other, we're on a hunt for beavers eager to usurp the traps and give the literary world a bathetic run for its money. 

Be crass if you think we can't handle your genius.

If you send a fish sandwich with your hard copy submission, you will be moved to the top of the pile. However, doing so does not guarantee publication.

Waxwing

Basic Information
United States
Contact Information
W. Todd
Kaneko
Co-Editor, Poetry Co-Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Reading Period: 
Aug 1 to May 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: 
2013
Distributors: 
Web
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Representative Authors: 
Poetry: Kelli Russell Agodon, Kaveh Akbar, Sherwin Bitsui, Victoria Chang, Franny Choi, Tarfia Faizullah, Vievee Francis, Ross Gay, Joan Naviyuk Kane, Ada Limón, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Natalie Scenters-Zapico, Diane Seuss, Danez Smith, Maggie Smith | Fiction: Caitlin Horrocks, Michael Martone, Kevin McIlvoy, Tiffany Midge, David Rutschman, Tiphanie Yanique, and C. Dale Young | Nonfiction: Marcia Aldrich, Michael Copperman, Katie Cortese, Paul Crenshaw, Heidi Czerwiec, Natanya Ann Pulley, Anjoli Roy, Sejal Shah, Nicole Walker, and Erika T. Wurth | Translation: Eloisa Amezcua, Fady Joudah, Jesse Lee Kercheval, Derek Mong and Anne O. Fisher, and Tomás Q. Morín
Issues per Year: 
3
Circulation: 
Greater than 10,000
Subscription Price: 
N/A
Issue Price: 
Free

Waxwing is a literary journal promoting the tremendous cultural diversity of contemporary American literature, alongside international voices in translation. We believe that American voices are, at their cores, both multicultural and multinational, and so the editors’ mission is to include American writers from all cultural identities — in terms of race, ethnicity, indigenous tribe, gender, class, sexuality, age, education, ability, language, religion, and region — alongside international voices, published bilingually. 

Waxwing publishes poetry, fiction, essays, interviews, reviews, art, and music, as well as international literature in translation. Waxwing currently accepts submissions of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and translations; all other content is solicited.

Due to the high number of submissions and Submittable’s fees for magazines, Waxwing caps submissions at 300/month—submitting at the beginning of the month improves your chances of catching us before we hit the limit. If you are unable to submit due to closure, please come back and submit the next month.

Book Smuggler's Den

Basic Information
PO Box 235811
Encinitas
California
United States
92023
Contact Information
Dani
Watkins
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
E-publication
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
No
Year Founded: 
2019
Issues per Year: 
12
Subscription Price: 
N/A
Issue Price: 
N/A
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
10 - 12

The Book Smuggler’s Den is an online literary platform that publishes book reviews, author interviews, flash fiction, short stories, personal essays, and poetry. We publish new and emerging writers in all walks of life.

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