The Fiddlehead

Basic Information
Campus House, 11 Garland Court
P.O. Box 4400
Fredericton
New Brunswick
Canada
E3B 5A3
Contact Information
Kathryn
Taglia
Managing Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
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: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Cash
Year Founded: 
1945
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Representative Authors: 
Bipin Aurora, Gwen Benaway, Paige Cooper, Norman Dubie, Steven Heighton, Travis Lane, Mona'a Malik, Eden Robinson, Erin Soros, Joshua Whitehead
Issues per Year: 
4
Circulation: 
2,500 to 5,000
Subscription Price: 
$30 CAD Canada; $36 USD elsewhere
Issue Price: 
$10 for fall, winter, spring; $15 for summer
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
2 to 8

The Fiddlehead is open to good writing in English or translations into English from all over the world and in a variety of styles, including experimental genres. We are always happy to see new unsolicited works in short fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. We also publish reviews, and occasionally other selected creative work such as excerpts from novels and plays. We particularly welcome submissions from Indigenous writers, writers of colour, writers with disabilities, LGBTQQIA+ writers, and writers from other intersectional and under-represented communities.

If you are serious about submitting, read an issue or two to get a sense of the journal. Mailed submissions are accepted all year around; for Submittable, we have two submission periods, Jan. 1st – April 30th and Sept. 1st – Nov. 30th. Simultaneous submissions are okay, but writers may only submit once per calendar year per genre. Please take the time to check out the full submission guidelines.

Wax Paper

Basic Information
856 N. Marshfield Ave.
Chicago
Illinois
United States
60622
Contact Information
Hans
Hetrick
Editor-in-Chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Print
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: 
Contributor copies only
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Representative Authors: 
Studs Terkel Charles Rafferty Nick Healy
Issues per Year: 
3-4
Circulation: 
1,000 to 2,500
Subscription Price: 
$25
Issue Price: 
N/A
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
1-5

The Wax Paper is a broadsheet publication open to all forms of written word, imagery and collected conversation. The first priority of the Wax Paper is to expand our understanding of the people we share the world with, and in doing so, expand our understanding of ourselves. Pieces will be selected on their ability to illuminate the humanity and significance of the subjects that inhabit the work. The Wax Paper is inspired by the life of Louis “Studs” Terkel. 

Please read our mission statement and send work that corresponds with our mission

Edify Fiction

Basic Information
Helena
Alabama
United States
35080
Contact Information
Angela
Meek
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
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: 
No payment
Year Founded: 
2017
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
11% to 25%
Issues per Year: 
12
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Subscription Price: 
Free
Issue Price: 
Free
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
About 20% of our contributors are previously unpublished.

Publishes short stories, flash fiction, poetry, and photography / digital art that promote the uniquely positive and edifying. 

Read the submission guidelines and published issues to get an idea of the content we accept. We are adamant about no vulgarity/no cursing. Follow our social media for announcements of special needs/shortages in each category.

The Wire’s Dream Magazine

Basic Information
401 W LEXINGTON AVE #1911
EL CAJON
California
United States
92020
Contact Information
Christina
Lydia
Editor In Chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
E-publication
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Apr 1
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: 
2016
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Issues per Year: 
2
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
24

Started in 2016, The Wire’s Dream is a semi-annual magazine that values your story, your life perspective, and your worldview. An extension of The Black Lion Journal, The Wire’s Dream features creative work in Fiction, Poetry, Art, Creative Nonfiction, Photography, and Combined Work.

Started in 2016, The Wire’s Dream is a semi-annual magazine that values your story, your life perspective, and your worldview. An extension of The Black Lion Journal, The Wire’s Dream features creative work in Fiction, Poetry, Art, Creative Nonfiction, Photography, and Combined Work.

New Texas: A Journal of Literature and Culture

Basic Information
East Hwy 90
Alpine, TX 79832
Alpine
Texas
United States
79830
Contact Information
Dr. Francine K.
Richter
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
E-publication
Print
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to May 1
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Contributor copies only
Year Founded: 
1996
Distributors: 
Sul Ross State University
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Representative Authors: 
We have hosted important writers such as National Book Award finalist, Dennis Covington and Jill Patterson, editor or the national literary journal, Iron Horse Literary Review, for readings, which give students, faculty, and area residents an opportunity to meet and enjoy nationally recognized and award-winning writers in classrooms and lecture venues.
Issues per Year: 
One
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
eight-ten

New Texas seeks to feature the voices of those questing, questioning, and envisioning the possibilities of and coming from Texas in fiction, poetry, critical and creative non-fiction, photography and multi-media.

Written submissions should generally range from 1000 to 5000 words and be double-spaced. Use MLA style.

Seattle Star

Basic Information
The Seattle Star
10110 Greenwood Avenue North #103
Seattle
Washington
United States
98133-9170
Contact Information
Omar
Willey
Editor
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: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
No payment
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Representative Authors: 
Robert Lashley, Omar Willey, Rayn Roberts, Pam Carter, Gary Corsen, Malya Hirshkowitz, Lisa Alvarado, Kevin J. O'Conner, Max Reif, Goirick Brahmachari, Priscilla Long, Leonore Wilson, Barbara Newman, Tenzin Tsundue & many others.
Circulation: 
Greater than 10,000
Subscription Price: 
Free, but we take donations
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
We've lost track!

Bridge: The Bluffton University Literary Journal

Basic Information
c/o Bluffton University Dept. of English
1 University Circle
Box 125
Bluffton
Ohio
United States
45817
Contact Information
Jamie Lyn
Smith
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
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: 
Contributor copies only
Year Founded: 
2016
Distributors: 
Bluffton University
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Issues per Year: 
2
Circulation: 
1,000 to 2,500
Subscription Price: 
8.00
Issue Price: 
8.00
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
12 +/-

Welcome to Bridge: The Bluffton University Literary Journal. We are committed to young writers- so committed in fact, that we only publish work by writers age 14-24. We are looking for writing that demonstrates virtuosity and wonder, original writing that delights us and challenges us. We publish a print edition in the Spring, and an online edition in the fall. 

We publish original fiction, poetry, drama, and a wide range of creative nonfiction, including student journalism. All submissions are reviewed by a team of at least three readers.  

Please note that we only publish writers and artists age 14-24.

American Chordata

Basic Information
Brooklyn
New York
United States
11225
Contact Information
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
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
Payment: 
Cash
Year Founded: 
2015
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Issues per Year: 
2
Circulation: 
5,000 to 10,000
Subscription Price: 
32
Issue Price: 
16

American Chordata is a biannual magazine of bright voices in fiction, nonfiction essay, and poetry, as well as art and photography. We are founded on the belief that a good literary magazine can celebrate sophisticated design and earnest expression on the same 5.5 by 8.5 page.

American Chordata seeks to publish short works of original fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and translation. There are no formal world limits or stylistic constraints. We're looking for work that is brave, illuminating, and emotionally detailed. 

Arkana

Basic Information
Conway
Arkansas
United States
Contact Information
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Audio
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: 
2016
Distributors: 
Arkansas Writers MFA Program
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Representative Authors: 
J. D. Schraffenberger, Shawn(ta) Smith-Cruz, Marko Pogacar, Andrea Jurjevic, CL Bledsoe
Issues per Year: 
2
Circulation: 
5,000 to 10,000

Arkana is the journal of mysteries and marginalized voices. We seek and foster a sense of shared wonder by publishing inclusive art that asks questions, explores mystery, and works to make visible the marginalized, the overlooked, and those whose voices have been silenced.

Send us polished, thought-provoking literary work that follows our guidelines, using our Submittable page. We value work that uses voices we haven't heard before or haven't heard from enough, work that asks tough questions about the world and about what it means to be human, and work that blurs the boundaries of genre. We accept work from writers with MFA degrees and writers still in high school, writers from our home base in Arkansas to writers from the universe at large.

Arcturus

Basic Information
Chicago
Illinois
United States
Contact Information
Sara
Cutaia
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: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
No payment
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Representative Authors: 
<p>Berit Ellingsen, Scott Blackwood, Allegra Hyde, Kristine Ong Muslim, Daniel Peña, Maryse Meijer, Ranbir Singh Sidhu, Michelle Pretorious, Sam Weller, Ting Gou.</p>
Issues per Year: 
4 (one per season)
Circulation: 
5,000 to 10,000
Subscription Price: 
Free
Issue Price: 
Free
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
5-6

We have no restrictions on the content we publish, except that we’re passionate about publishing new perspectives — new ideas, new voices, new worlds, new challenges, new ways of seeing, etc.— a theme that can take an infinite number of shapes, including speculative fiction, experimental poetry, political essays, narrative reportage, and virtually everything else.

To submit your work, email the editors at arcturusmag@gmail.com. Please address the appropriate editor (see the masthead at the bottom of the About page) and use the subject line: GENRE: Title of Work (ex. FICTION: My Story). Provide a brief introduction and attach your work as either a Word Doc or PDF. We normally respond to submissions within one (1) month.

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