"I decided some years ago that I wanted to create a space for people taking on the struggle, a venue to give those writers and artists a truly fair shot at publication and the chance to be seen, read, and recognized—no connections, no solicitations, and only blind reading. Here, the quality of work is all that matters, not who you know or where you come from or what you've already accomplished. A fair chance and an open hand for everyone—the underdogs, the in-betweeners, and the already established." —Jonathan Starke, Editor
Stoneboat is an independent biannual journal of literature and arts that is dedicated to publishing quality fiction, nonfiction, memoir, poetry, artwork, and graphic literature. We strive to showcase outstanding and diverse work from both emerging and established artists. Ours is a larger format publication compared to traditional journals since we believe in giving contributors’ work room to breathe.
Started in 1974, Bombay Gin is the literary journal of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics—co-founded by Allen Ginsberg and Anne Waldman—at Naropa University. Edited by program faculty and students, Bombay Gin publishes innovative poetry, prose, and hybrid texts as well as art, translations and interviews.
We have one call for open submissions a school year. Please check our website, blog or facebook for specifics. We recommend reading our magazine before submitting. We do not respond to submissions sent outside of the reading period.
The Malahat Review is among Canada’s leading literary journals. Published quarterly, it features contemporary works of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction by emerging and established writers from around the world. TMR is a multiple National Magazine Award, Western Magazine Award, and Journey, O. Henry, and Pushcart Prize recipient.
Literary magazines are time-intensive operations often run by or with the assistance of volunteers. Please help us all save time, energy, and eyesight by preparing submissions thoughtfully and carefully.
A Velvet Giant is a collective space for work that exists outside the boundaries of genre. We recognize that it can feel impossible to talk about writing without categorizing it. When we say genreless, we don’t mean apolitical. Writing that resists binary categories such as fiction/nonfiction or poetry/prose is inherently queer and inherently political. We want writing that exists in the world, that resists tradition and expectations to build towards new ways of creating, feeling, and being.
We love ambiguity: flash pieces, found pieces, cross-genre experiments, the "poem" that thinks it might be a story, the "story" that thinks it might be a poem. Retellings and reimaginings. Works that chips away at institutional structures. Work that breaks everything down so that it can build.
A mindful awareness of space is at the core of our attention to art. To us, poetry—composition, experience, news of the universe—is fundamental to the study of the placement of people on earth. The question “where are you?" initiates a poetic topology that infuses ideas of interrelation & arrangement with compassion.
If one is interested in publishing with LuNaMoPoLiS, one is encouraged to reach out to either The Lune (poetsonearth.com) or The Little Door (thelittledoorpress.com).
TVBR publishes poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, photography, and visual art that memorably express what it means to be human. Our editorial focus is on authentic voices and evocative images. We seek work that haunts us. The best way to learn what we seek in manuscripts is to read our current on-line issues, as well as our hard copy back issues. We publish both established and emerging writers. We approach all submissions with respect. We expect writers to get to know our work before approaching us.
We accept online submissions only. Be a careful reader. Study the markets and give them the thoughtful attention you seek for your own work. Read your work out loud, maybe even record it to catch the weak spots before sending it out.
Into the Void is an award-winning literary magazine that publishes world-class fiction, flash, creative nonfiction, poetry, and visual art from people of all kinds all over the world. Into the Void strives to be a home where diversity is valued and art is treasured, its editors reading only submissions that have identification information removed to further our mission of fairness and equality. We publish work that which we feel is honest, heartfelt, and screaming to be seen, and are committed to giving writers and artists of all experience levels an opportunity.
Welter is an annual print literary magazine--originated in 1965--now produced by the MFA program at the University of Baltimore. Additional content is published online. As our name implies, we are looking for work that is provocative, exciting, relevant and full of heat. We accept fiction, poetry, and varieties of nonfiction from seasoned and emerging writers. Submit to our 55th anniverary issue by March 2 via welter2017.submittable.com.
Send us your best work--we're looking for writing that honors craft while bringing the news.
The Owen Wister Review is the University of Wyoming’s Arts and Literary Journal produced through the Student Media department. The editorial staff is comprised entirely of undergraduate and graduate students who have nuanced yet supportive tastes in art and writing and strive to publish the best quality creative non-fiction, poetry, fiction, and art submitted from both emerging and established authors and artists. We encourage work that challenges itself, that is naturally surprising.
While we have strong roots in promoting western-themed writing, we do not make it our primary focus. We encourage submissions of quality work regardless of theme or location. Please read our submission guidelines before submitting, and please do give us plenty of notice if you are submitting simultaneously. Since we publish only unpublished work, we do need to know if the piece is accepted elsewhere. We highly recommend submitting online for these reasons. Thank you!