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.

Sisyphus

Basic Information
5 Del Mar Court
Orinda
California
United States
94563
Contact Information
Charles
Entrekin
Managing 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: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
No payment
Year Founded: 
2011
Representative Authors: 
Luke Wallin, Alicia Ostriker, Dr. Claire Bown, Wes "Scoop" Nisker, Dr. Jeff Kane, Grace Grafton, Eric K. Ward, Thomas Metzinger, Herbert Woodward Martin
Issues per Year: 
3
Circulation: 
2,500 to 5,000
Subscription Price: 
free

We seek pieces with a point of view that might not be easily published elsewhere (hence Sisyphus with his rock and his hill). While we aren’t trying to convert opposing points of view, we do hope to offer important contributions that will further discussion and even sway some people. We are looking for a high level of craft, the specific rather than the general, the instance that makes a powerful statement rather than broad political diatribe.

Chronotope Magazine

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Contact Information
Matt
Wille
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: 
Yes
Payment: 
No payment
Year Founded: 
2018
Distributors: 
Issuu
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
26% to 50%

We want to share queerness in its infinite artistic forms; in stories and poems and prose and photos and drawings and paintings (and in art that doesn’t fit into a category, too).

We want to share art that explores the construction of gender and sexuality and identity and how that affects individuals & groups; but also queer hopes, queer traditions & families, queer politics, queer art and queer history and queer bodies.

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Swamp Ape Review

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Boca Raton
Florida
United States
33431
Contact Information
Natalie
Rowland
Managing Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Print
Audio
Video
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Year Founded: 
2015
Issues per Year: 
1

The Swamp Ape is a legend that reflects Florida—its mythology, its weirdness—as well as the human desire to create a narrative around that which we can’t explain. Submissions to the Swamp should defy form to the extent that the piece’s creator might be unsure of where it belongs. Across all genres, we encourage pieces with a hybrid or non-traditional nature—works that subvert our expectations of both content and form and unsettle our assumptions of what is possible.

Barren Magazine

Basic Information
United States
Contact Information
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
No payment
Year Founded: 
2018
Subscription Price: 
$0
Issue Price: 
$0

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.

Levee Magazine

Basic Information
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.

Collective Unrest

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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.

Marya Spence

Janklow & Nesbit Associates
285 Madison Avenue
21st Floor
New York, NY 10017

Labyrinthine Passages

Basic Information
12409 W Corrine Drive
El Mirage
Arizona
United States
85335
Contact Information
Alex R.
Encomienda
Editor-in-Chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
E-publication
Reading Period: 
Mar 3 to Apr 20
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: 
6% to 10%
Representative Authors: 
Faith based, catholic, christian and indigenous authors are welcome.
Issues per Year: 
3
Circulation: 
2,500 to 5,000
Subscription Price: 
Free
Issue Price: 
Free

We focus on many different themes and styles but we stay close to our goal of establishing exceptional faith inspired work.

We are a quarterly literary journal that showcases the pain, beauty, turmoil, peace and emotional fire of faith and life. We are a nonprofit organization which means we cannot pay contributors but we display and rejoice in each piece of literary gold we find in the labyrinth of life and support those who go steadfast through that imminent path.
 

Pen + Brush in Print

Basic Information
29 East 22nd Street
New York City
New York
United States
10010
Contact Information
Lisbeth
Redfield
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
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: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Cash
Year Founded: 
2018
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Issues per Year: 
2
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Issue Price: 
$15
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
8

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.

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