Mid-American Review

Basic Information
Contact Information
Abigail
Cloud
Editor-in-Chief
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
Representative Authors: 
Carl Dennis, Rita Dove, Stephen Dunn, Linda Gregg, Yusef Komunyakaa, Philip Levine, Mary Oliver, Richard Russo, William Stafford, James Tate, Melanie Rae Thon, David Foster Wallace, C.K. Williams

The people of Mid-American Review seek to publish works of fine literary art from a diverse body of artists. We are on the lookout for work that has the power to move and astonish us while displaying the highest level of craft.

We dedicate ourselves to encouraging, nurturing, teaching, and learning from the writers we meet through careful consideration of their work and meaningful dialogue. The writers in each issue shall include both well established poets and authors and brand new voices.

Protocols

Basic Information
United States
Contact Information
Cady
Vishniac
Literary Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
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
Year Founded: 
2017
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Representative Authors: 
Menachem Kaiser, Devon Spier
Issues per Year: 
4
Subscription Price: 
free
Issue Price: 
free
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
0-4

Protocols is an online quarterly for Jews to create, express, transform, organize, resist, and rebel as Jews. We come together as writers, artists, thinkers, and activists committed to meaningful practices of radical creativity and change as well as the endurance and dynamism of Jewish life and culture. Read our introductory letter from the editor here.

500-7000 words of fiction, no limits to poetry. Send five shorts or poems in each email. Simultaneous submissions and multiples accepted. All work read with individual commentary and suggestions by literary editor.

Empty Mirror

Basic Information
2218 Michigan St
Suite 2
Bellingham
Washington
United States
98229
Contact Information
Denise
Enck
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
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: 
2000
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Representative Authors: 
Amee Nassrene Broumand, Amy Fusselman, Beth Spencer, Bobbi Lurie, Chris Turnbull, Drew Gardner, Gloria Avner, Grzegorz Wróblewski, Heather Derr-Smith, Irène Mathieu, Jeff Bagato, Larry Beckett, Line Toftsø, Marcus Slease, Mark Terrill, Maya Jewell Zeller, Michael Begnal, Neeli Cherkovski, Robert Creeley, Steve Dalachinsky, Ted Joans, Teresa K. Miller, Zachary Lavoie
Issues per Year: 
52
Circulation: 
5,000 to 10,000
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
2-3

Founded in 2000, Empty Mirror publishes new work every Friday. Each issue typically includes one or two poetry features along with a personal essay and a book review or critical essay.

 

Thimble Literary Magazine

Basic Information
Philadelphia
Pennsylvania
United States
19144
Contact Information
Phil
Cerroni
Managing 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: 
No payment
Year Founded: 
2018
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Issues per Year: 
4
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Subscription Price: 
Free
Issue Price: 
Free

Thimble Literary Magazine is based on the belief that poetry is like armor. Like a thimble, it may be small and seem insignificant, but it will protect us when we are most vulnerable.

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.

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

Open Arts Forum

Basic Information
PO Box 584
Glen Echo
Maryland
United States
20812-0584
Contact Information
Jay
Dougherty
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: 
No payment
Distributors: 
Web
Year Founded: 
2018
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
6% to 10%
Representative Authors: 
Charles Bukowski, Lyn Lifshin, Gerald Locklin, July Westhale, Lisa Summe, Marcel Herms, Tom Riordan, Sara Clancy, John Yamrus, Greg Grummer, Mike Casetta, Steve Klepetar, Subhadeep De, Buku Sarkar, Mark Preier, Kim Toft, Frank Doorhof, Jenn Zed, Douglas Goodwin, David Lohrey, Ann Kammerer, Martin Slavin, Amanda Villafranco
Issues per Year: 
Continuous: 365 days per year
Circulation: 
Greater than 10,000
Subscription Price: 
Free
Issue Price: 
Free
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
One per day

We consider poetry, art, fiction, photography, and other art forms.

You can also submit work to several other partner publications through the Open Arts Forum submission area. Register at the site for details.

For art and photography, consider submitting several works that hang together thematically, and please propose a title for the collection. 

Please read the site first to see what kind of work we prefer. Also, please register at the site. Registration will allow you to upload and update your author picture and bio.

We typically respond quickly, often within a few days.

Meet the editors: https://openartsforum.com/editors/

Bear Review

Basic Information
4211 Holmes Street
Kansas City
Missouri
United States
64110
Contact Information
Marcus
Myers
Co-founding co-editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
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
Distributors: 
N/A
Year Founded: 
2014
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
6% to 10%
Representative Authors: 
Hadara Bar-Nadav, Chen Chen, Adam Clay, Chelsea Dingman, Sean Thomas Dougherty, Stephen Dunn, John Gallaher, Arielle Greenberg, Ruth Madievsky, Randall Mann, Shane McCrae,Wayne Miller, Rusty Morrison, Simone Muench, Eric Pankey, DA Powell, Carl Phillips, Dean Rader, Justin Phillip Reed, Lisa Russ Spaar, Nomi Stone, Mathias Svalina, Monica Youn
Issues per Year: 
two
Circulation: 
5,000 to 10,000
Subscription Price: 
N/A
Issue Price: 
free
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
1-3

We’re big readers, so we admire pieces that make the old new. We also dig aesthetic competence and a knowledge of genre and literary tradition. That said, we admire experimentation and blurred genres as well, so long as the writer brings the heat.

Our only criteria for poetry or micro prose: your writing is alive on the page, has urgency and has something at stake. 

Window

Basic Information
216 E. Maple Ave.
Denver
Colorado
United States
80209
Contact Information
Grant
Souders
Managing Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Audio
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
Year Founded: 
2015
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
26% to 50%
Issues per Year: 
4
Circulation: 
1,000 to 2,500
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
5-15

Explore the current issue and find guidelines, themes, and deadlines for future issues there. We are also accepting manuscripts and proposals for prospective books, both literary and visual.

The Nasiona

Basic Information
San Francisco
California
United States
94115
Contact Information
Julián Esteban
Torres López
Editor-in-Chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
E-publication
Print
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: 
No
Payment: 
No payment
Year Founded: 
2018
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Representative Authors: 
John Z. Guzlowski, Stephen Gutierrez, Deborah Taffa, Judith Kalman, Carl Boon, Robin Gow, Mireya S. Vela.
Issues per Year: 
12
Circulation: 
1,000 to 2,500
Subscription Price: 
n/a
Issue Price: 
n/a
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
About 8

The Nasiona is a volunteer-led nonfiction storytelling organization that amplifies the marginalized, undervalued, overlooked, silenced, and forgotten, as well as stories that glimpse into foreign, at times extraordinary, worlds.

Be familiar with our content and submit pieces that fit what we're about. Though we are a nonficiton magazine, we lean toward creative nonfiction, narrative nonfiction, and nonfiction poetry. We try to steer away from position essays that try to persuade the reader to take a side on an issue. Instead, we look to disclose new worlds through the lens of personal experiences.

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