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.

Poets Reading the News

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P.O. Box 264
Big Sur
California
United States
93920
Contact Information
J
Spagnolo
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Formats: 
Web
E-publication
Print
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
Payment: 
No payment
Distributors: 
Online
Year Founded: 
2016
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Representative Authors: 
To date, we’ve published hundreds of original poems and featured poet laureates, award-winning journalists, emergent writers and poetic activists.
Issues per Year: 
The digital publication keeps pace with the news cycle
Circulation: 
5,000 to 10,000
Subscription Price: 
Free
Issue Price: 
Free
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
We regularly update our digital publication

Poets Reading the News is a digital platform that publishes original poetry about current events. We believe in the power of poetry to transform the world and how we see each other. We call it journalism in verse.

We are, at heart, a newspaper – the revelation being that our copy is pure verse, produced by a diverse staff of poet-journalists from around the world, spanning disciplines, views, and geographies. What it comes down to is gripping writing about the world around us and in us.

Poets Reading the News publishes unsolicited and original poetry and prose about current events. Whenever possible, include links to news stories regarding the topic of your work. If you are integrating quotes or data into your writing, you must provide links to your sources.

We encourage writers of all backgrounds to submit their writing, especially poets of color, women poets, LGBTQI+ poets, and poets from countries and regions near and far.

To get more information and submit your writing, please visit our website. Thank you for your interest. We look forward to reading your poetry!

Nōd Magazine

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2500 University Dr. NW
Calgary
Alberta
Canada
T2N 1N4
Contact Information
Amy
LeBlanc
Editor-in-Chief
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: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
No payment
Year Founded: 
2005
Issues per Year: 
2
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Subscription Price: 
17$
Issue Price: 
10$

Nōd Magazine is the sole creative writing publication at the University of Calgary. The journal is a creative publication emerging out of an academic environment. The magazine is run by wayward undergraduates who cannot be subdued by essays. We publish innovative work intersecting between the literary and visual arts communities, and seek work that blurs the boundaries of convention.

Push against the borders between genres, mediums, and ideas. Defamiliarize yourself.

Levee Magazine

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Sacramento
California
United States
95816
Contact Information
Samantha
Daniels
Editorial Director
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
E-publication
Print
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: 
Contributor copies only
Distributors: 
Blurb
Year Founded: 
2018
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Representative Authors: 
All of our representative authors are listed here: https://www.leveemag.com/issues.html
Issues per Year: 
2
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Subscription Price: 
N/A
Issue Price: 
Varies depending on the size of the magazine.
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
5

We at Levee aim to physically publish quality fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry from both emerging and established authors. We ask for First North American Serial Rights upon acceptance, but after that the rights revert back to you. Please send prose pieces (fiction and nonfiction) up to 8,000 words, and up to 5 poems at a time. Overall, we won't know what we'll love or hate until we see it, so show us what you got!

WE ENJOY:

  • Poems written in meter
  • Literary Fiction
  • Surrealism
  • Magical Realism
  • Lyric Essays
  • Braided Essays
  • Experimental works
  • Contemporary takes on traditional poetic forms
  • Environmental Writing
  • Prose Poetry
  • Flash Fiction

WE SKIM:

  • Poems that are centered on the page
  • Shape Poetry
  • Genre Fiction
  • YA Fiction
  • Academic Essays
  • Stories that spell out the moral
  • Abundant similes
  • "Ode for ____" when it is not actually in ode form

If your piece is something not listed on either of these lists, it’s fair game.

Deep Overstock

Basic Information
75-5919 Alii Drive P-22
Kailua-Kona
Hawaii
United States
96740
Contact Information
Robert
Eversmann
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Print
Reading Period: 
Sep 1 to Oct 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
Distributors: 
Powell's Books, Ingram Spark
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Representative Authors: 
Jonathan Van Belle, Joe Galvan, Ariel Kusby, Zachary Cosby, Kaveh Akbar, Ocean Vuong, Aimee Bender, George Saunders, Kelly Link, Lydia Davis, Herodotus
Issues per Year: 
4
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Issue Price: 
$8
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
1-5

Deep Overstock is the International Booksellers' Journal. In our fifth issue, we will publish WESTERNS. Short stories under 2500, flash fiction, mircofiction, poetry, comics, photography, images of any kind in black and white. If you're an illustrator, please submit a westerns-themed color image for our Cover Art Contest. 

In your bio, please include any bookselling experience you might have had in the past. Mention if you worked at a library or bookstore, or if you have ever had any stewardship for a library you yourself did not own.

Our prose editors are Mickey Collins, Z.B. Wagman, Caroline McCulloch, and Amanda Peroca. Our poetry editor is Ariel Kusby. 

Poesis

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Regele Ferdinand 6
Sibiu, Romania
550200
Contact Information
Silviu/Sanulis
Craciunas/Vucilis
dr.
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Formats: 
Web
E-publication
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Oct 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
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
8-15

Poesis is an independent, international, free-access literary journal. We are an online journal, exclusively. It’s like a desert where you can build your literary home. Because the acceptance rate for almost all literary journals is about 5%, we decide to open our house for quality work but without quantitative limitations. We prefer expressive poems that give us a feeling and affect our soul. 

We are dedicated to discovering and publishing the finest original poetry. We prefer expressive poems that give us a feeling and affect our soul. We are not interested in porn, racial slurs, excessive gore, or obscenity. We publish quarterly, and we accept submissions year-round.

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Cold Mountain Review

Basic Information
225 Locust St
ASU Box 32052
Appalachian State University
Boone
North Carolina
United States
28608
Contact Information
Katherine
Abrams
Managing Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Print
Reading Period: 
Aug 15 to May 15
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: 
1972
Distributors: 
Appalachian State University
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Issues per Year: 
2
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Subscription Price: 
22.00
Issue Price: 
12.00

Eco-justice, social and economic issues. 

Multi-genre and multi-perspective; local, regional, and international; featuring the established, the neglected, and the emerging: Cold Mountain Review aims to recapture strands of its founding vision as well as to offer new and innovating ideas about place, sustainability, writing, and art. 

Free State Review

Basic Information
3222 Rocking Horse Lane
Aiken
South Carolina
United States
29801
Contact Information
Anniebelle
Quattlebaum
Author Liaison
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Print
Audio
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: 
Contributor copies only
Year Founded: 
2011
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Representative Authors: 
James Robison, Elizabeth Spires, Meg Pokrass, Rupert Wondolowski, Chris Toll, Elizabeth Carothers Herron, Edgar Gabriel Silex
Issues per Year: 
2
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Subscription Price: 
$20
Issue Price: 
$10
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
1-4

Totally Limited Omniscience

Strange is not always better. Simple and clear are not always memorable.

Collective Unrest

Basic Information
San Diego
California
United States
Contact Information
Marisa
Crane
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

Collective Unrest is an underground resistance magazine. The art, writings, stories, reports, and illustrations contained herein are meant to produce a feeling of humanity, social unity, unrest, and urgency. This space exists as a sounding board, driven to better the existence of all humans.

All work must somehow relate to our message of political resistance, unrest, and unity. Share your human experience. Don’t filter yourself, but we also don’t want vitriolic and hateful submissions. Hate is the reason we are here, the very force we’re fighting against.

Midwest Review

Basic Information
Division of Continuing Studies
University of Wisconsin-Madison
21 N. Park St, Suite 7101
Madison
Wisconsin
United States
53715
Contact Information
Christopher
Chambers
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Print
Reading Period: 
Apr 15 to Dec 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: 
2013
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
6% to 10%
Representative Authors: 
Bonnie Jo Campbell, Nicholas Gulig, Robert Hedin, Jayson Iwen, George Kalamaras, Dylan Krieger, Michael Martone, Agate Nesaule, Rita Mae Reese, Catie Rosemurgy, Sam Savage, Vincent Wixon
Issues per Year: 
1
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Subscription Price: 
$20
Issue Price: 
$20
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
5-6

We look for well-crafted, thoughtful, and thought-provoking writing and visual art that examines, interprets, and redefines the full spectrum of life, past and present, in the Midwest. The Midwest is the region of the north central United States that includes the Great Lakes area and the upper Mississippi River valley (according to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Midwest is comprised of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Kansas, and Missouri). Of course, the Midwest is also a state of mind.

Revise your work, proofread, and be professional, patient, and persistent.

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