We share work that stems from a sense of wonder, delight in experiment, and concern for humanity, and believe that a publication so informed acts as a cultural balm against the literal-minded, commercially-driven objectives of modern media.
steel bellow is a home for poets in & around Buffalo, NY. we seek to publish poetry that recalls the past while responding to the present. poetry that reminds us of who we are and directs where we’re going. poetry of place and of the local. poetry that blurs the boundaries, that pushes the limits, that questions unashamedly and never accepts to sit quietly.
We only read & accept submissions from poets who are in some way affiliated with Buffalo, NY in any way & for any length of time. Please include your affiliation to Buffalo in your cover letter or bio.
Muse /A Journal (myoo-zay) seeks to curate a museum-esque experience by pairing the best in lyric essays, poetry, and experimental cross-genre verse. We seek to publish meaningful poetry that affects the reader in a way which expands our understanding of life, the natural world, and human nature.
Muse /A Journal (myoo-zay) seeks lyrical, playful, moving, linguistically-inventive, unique, experimental, moving, honest, diction-sensitive, perhaps collaborative, economical, attentive, vested, clever, touching, REAL work. If this describes your work in any way, we’d love to see it.
39 West Press publishes books of art, poetry, literary fiction, and creative non-fiction. We are looking for innovative and well-crafted, high-quality works by new and established authors. Our desire is to promote and publish a diverse range of experiences and voices, including but not limited to people of color, gender diversity, people with disabilities, LGBTQIA, as well as ethnic and cultural minorities.
We accept open submissions for full-length poetry volumes only; at this time, we do not accept unsolicited manuscripts in any other genre or category.
Calamus Journal is a journal of poetry and flash fiction. Calamus is particularly interested in experimental work, as well as work by members of marginalized communities.
Please read the submission guidelines before submitting.
Jazz Cigarette is a journal of dank, dank poetry. If it gets us high, we'll take it. Love. Pain. Death. And sestinas. In our book, all poems are decriminalized.
Traditional verse is discouraged, but not prohibited. Make sure all files are .rtf. Do not double space your manuscript. No need for cover letter. Just send a bio.
Alternating Current is a boutique independent press dedicated to publishing and promoting incredible literature that challenges readers and has an innate sense of self, timelessness, and atmosphere. We love science, history, homebound roots, rural landscapes, poetic literary fiction, diverse voices, quirky thematic concepts, and all that is electric in the literary world.
You can find out in-depth tips from our editors in our submission guidelines and on our F.A.Q. page.
The Beautiful Losers are the people that live at the margins. The ones that dare to try, to live, to sing. The ones that aren’t afraid of failure, that pursue the beauty of it all. The ones that aren’t rebels, special, normal, alternative, crazy, underdogs, established; the only thing that they want is to find, once again, that perfect moment. This is a place where real literature happens; think of it as a double shot on the rocks, in a world of whiskey neats.
Lit.cat is a literary journal published twice a month and the literature box of the internet. We publish fiction, non-fiction, poetry, reddit comments, reader bookmarks, and any other form that online writing exists in.
1. Title and author name in subject line
2. Writing attached in a non-pdf format
3. A four option multiple choice question from your writing
You may submit as many pieces as you like, provided that each work is submitted in its own email. Previously published and simultaneous submissions are allowed -- just let us know if someone else snatches up your piece before we do.
Preference: Writing between 200 - 2000 words
Words Apart is a literary magazine dedicated to social justice issues. We highlight frequently overlooked issues—political, social, or cultural—affect humankind. Our authorship and readership span the globe, and include emerging writers, as well as pieces from and interviews with more established artists. We encourage you to use art—written and visual—to explore the ways that discourse can shape the world and change it for the better.
We welcome any subject matter, but give priority to work that focuses on social justice or marginalized perspectives. We are accepting unpublished fiction, poetry, essays, investigative journalism, interviews, photography, (photos of) artwork, recordings of slam poetry, and short films. Work that doesn't relate to our theme is welcome. Please review the guidelines on our website for more information.