Contrary

Basic Information
PO Box 806363
Do not send submissions to this address
Chicago
Illinois
United States
60680
Contact Information
Jeff
McMahon
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: 
Cash
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Issues per Year: 
4
Circulation: 
Greater than 10,000
Subscription Price: 
free
Issue Price: 
free
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
1

Contrary is a quarterly literary journal that publishes commentary, fiction, and poetry and especially specimens that defy those categories. Founded at the University of Chicago in 2003, it operates independently on the South Side of Chicago and publishes writers from throughout the world.

Put your name on your paper. One space between sentences. Proofread. Read submission guidelines.

Work Literary Magazine

Basic Information
PO Box 17431
Portland
Oregon
United States
97217
Contact Information
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
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
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Representative Authors: 
Previous attendees include [in no particular order] Matt Love, Doug Spangle, M.F. McAuliffe, Ileanna Portillo, T. Luke Strahota, Jonathan Harris, Sean Davis, Melodie Barker, Emilie Lindemann, William Conable, Dr. Johnny Wow, Spey Rod, Molly Gloss, Bennett Huffman, Evelyn Sharenov, Dan Mancilla, Gary Beck, Robert Shmigelsky, Valentina Gnup, Daniel Romo, Ron Bloodworth, Adrienne Christian, Benjamin Nardolilli, Chris Kerr, Jason Longwell, William Doreski, Joseph Reich, Peycho Kanev, Mark Jenkins, Michael Constantine McConnell, Ric Vrana, Harry Calhoun, Mike Berger, Alex Gagne-Hawes, Kendra Lyris, Dog Poet Laureate Susie DeFord, Calogero Grodecki, John Blackard, Laura Lehew, Ernest Williamson III, Ryan Bradley, Robert Neuteboom, Kate Baggott, Bruce Greene, Bryen Kaynash Kufa, Ilana Long, Perry Genovesi, Jan Priddy, Lisa Miles, Calla Devlin, Holly Day, Leslie Mitchell, Moriah Erickson, Carolyn Gregory, Kenneth Pobo, Lauren Henley, Jean Rover, Ray Succre, Gabriel Welsch, Jennifer McLean, Monique Roussel, Laura Lehew, Eliezra Schaffzin, Patty Somlo, Kristen LaRue, John Grey, Brett Stout, Alan Elyshevitz, Steve De France, Anthony Jones, Dennis McBride, David Harris Ebenbach, iDrew, Marc Swan, Rhoda Greenstone, Lindsey R. Loucks, Deja Earley, Adam Matcho, Lynn Pattison, Al Simmons, Nancy Brown, Alissa Nielsen, Jennifer Barton, Becca Deysach, Steve Theme, Denise Emanuel Clemens, Louis Bourgeois, Lauren Henley, Timothy Dyson, Judith Arcana, Brandon Bell, Tim W. Boiteau, Pavel Ruben, Mary Slocum, Jason Preu, Mary Slocum, Michael Casey, Julie A. Jacobs, Clint Walker, Jan Priddy, Ronald Roy, Karen Swartz, Jerred Jolin, Ric Vrana, Nathan Floom, Jonathan Anthony Bockhold, Lowell Hamilton, Jim Daniels, Mike Berger, Changming Yuan, George Thomas, Mike Sharlow, Jen Ferguson, Randy Simons, Deborah Hauser, Rachel Voss, Charles Deemer, Carolyn Gregory, Shay Belisle, Mark J. Mitchell, Mary Slocum, Moriah Erickson, Max West, Rosemary Douglas Lombard, Mike Berger, Raymond Philip Asaph, Jerred Jolin, W. F. Lantry, Thomas Cannon, Robert A Bak, Mike Jurkovick, David Frazier, Denise Emanuel Clemen, Emily Strauss, Ronald Steiner, Ann Neuser Lederer, Philip Kao, Sara Greenwald, Russell Koharchick, Tom Larsen, Gregg Williard. And WORK thrills to have interviewed Mary Preis the art professor, professional musician daylighting as a professional house painter Jonathan Drews, Jason Longwell the movie projectionist, Matt McCormack the typewriter repair man, John S. the HAZWOPER/OSHA instructor, Tawanda the job coach, Nicole Perretta the bird call lady, Wayne the Project Manager of ODOT, Thomas Tremain the breeder of snakes.
Issues per Year: 
52
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
1 - 2

Mission: To publish the best writing, thought and information about work, or lack thereof, while providing a forum for readership to connect and respond.

WORK is dedicated to celebrating the daily grind: white collar, blue collar, pink collar, sex work, food service, freelancing and more.

WORK has an intentionally bland format, so that it can be enjoyed while you’re still on the clock. WORK is subversive, so you can be subversive at work.

Please be previously unpublished. Feel free to submit WORD or RTF docs via WORK's online submission form. If submitting via email, please use the word submission in the subject line. Please attach .doc format. No PDFs.

Red Savina Review

Basic Information
40Florence
Silver City
New Mexico
United States
88061
Contact Information
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
E-publication
Audio
Video
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Representative Authors: 
<p>William Aarnes, Charles Bane Jr,Melanie J. Cordova, Lynn Doiron,Michelle Bonczek Evory, Jeanne Lyet Gassman, Stephen D. Gutierrez, Khanh Ha, James Hanna, Dini Karasik, Jessica Kluthe,Sandra Kolankiewicz,Len Krisak, R.K. Marfurt, Gleah Powers, Claire Scott Rubin, Stan Sanvel Rubin, Sharman Apt Russell, Frank Scozzari, Mary McLaughlin Slechta,Jennifer MacBain -Stephens, Shelby Stephenson,Elizabeth Kate Switaj, Robert Vivian,
Issues per Year: 
Two
Circulation: 
1,000 to 2,500
Subscription Price: 
No
Issue Price: 
Free Online & Free PDF / $3.00 Kindle Magazine Edition
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
around 18-20

How does one judge authenticity in the literary arts? Intuition. And, if Heidegger was correct in his assumption that language is the house of Being, intuition, not logic, is the impetus of art and authenticity. Before we can come to either, it seems, we must purge those definitions attached to us like artificial appendages in public school, through mass media, in the university. The purpose of Red Savina Review is to record the writer’s struggle to wrest themselves from the bizarre marketplace of modernity in the quest to claim authenticity and thereby take a stand on Being.

RSR is on the lookout for fresh, genuine voices that explore what it means to be human in the house of Being. It is our belief, and against the grain as of late, that individualism trumps groupthink and political correctness has often suppressed creative expression. We believe in the potential of Gen X, in concepts such as existential noir, depth, and spirit. RSR promotes original work from authentic voices. We like writing that challenges you, the writer: writing that drags you out of your comfort zone, writing that DARES you to let it have its say. Send us polished but evocative work.

Apeiron Review

Basic Information
n/a
Philadelphia
Pennsylvania
United States
17268
Contact Information
Lisa
Andrews
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
E-publication
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
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Issues per Year: 
3
Subscription Price: 
no
Issue Price: 
0
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
3-4

We want something real, something beautiful, something ugly, or something that sings to the far reaches of our being. Make us laugh or make us cry, but we want something visceral. Free verse poems are generally favored over those that rhyme. Experimentation is encouraged.

Electronic submissions only. Please read our submission guidelines. We do not accept attachments. We're always open to pushing boundaries.

Booth

Basic Information
Butler University
4600 Sunset Ave
Indianapolis
Indiana
United States
46208
Contact Information
Robert
Stapleton
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Print
Reading Period: 
Sep 1 to Mar 31
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 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: 
1% to 5%
Representative Authors: 
<p>Kevin Wilson, Roxane Gay, Michael Martone, Erin McGraw, John McNally, Kim Addonizio, Aubrey Ryan.</p>
Issues per Year: 
Two print. New material online every Friday.
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Subscription Price: 
$15/year
Issue Price: 
$10
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
4-8

Established in 2009, Booth publishes two print issues a year, usually in winter and summer. We invite submissions of art, poetry, prose, lists, and literary comics. The editors welcome submissions by both emerging voices and established writers.

Simultaneous submissions are welcomed as long as we are notified immediately if your work is accepted for publication elsewhere. No multiple submissions, and we do not accept previously published work. We no longer accept submissions by mail.

Clockwise Cat

Basic Information
666 Clockwise Cat Blvd.
Atlanta
Georgia
United States
30316
Contact Information
Alison
Ross
Editor and Publisher
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: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
No payment
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
26% to 50%
Representative Authors: 
Felino Soriano, Octavio Paz, Arthur Rimbaud, Emily Dickinson, Sheila Murphy, Tristan Tzara, e.e. cummings
Issues per Year: 
3-4
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
1

Clockwise Cat is a progressive literary webzine that features verse, reviews, and invective (satire/polemics). Clockwise Cat prefers to receive poems that are in some way akin to the Symbolist, Dadaist, Surrealist, Beat, spoken word, and experimental genres. However, we will regard all well-crafted submissions that brashly flout conventions.

READ THE GUIDELINES.

Poetry Super Highway

Basic Information
15522 Stagg Street
Van Nuys
California
United States
91406
Contact Information
Rick
Lupert
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
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
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Issues per Year: 
52
Circulation: 
5,000 to 10,000
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
Usually 2

The mission of the Poetry Super Highway is to expose as many people to as many other people's poetry as possible. There are no content or style restrictions. We publish a wide variety of styles, form and otherwise. Read past issues for an idea of the range.

Please follow submission guidelines on website. Web only publication.

AGNI

Basic Information
236 Bay State Road
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02215
Contact Information
William
Pierce
Senior Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Print
Reading Period: 
Sep 1 to May 31
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Cash
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Representative Authors: 
<p>Fiction: Michael Mejia, William T. Vollmann, Girija Tropp, Brock Clarke, Magdalena Tulli. Nonfiction: Lia Purpura, Ben Miller, Wendy Rawlings, Scott Diel, Joan Wickersham. Poetry: Steve Gehrke, Patricia Goedicke, Rita Dove, Kate Northrop, Matt Donovan, C. K. Williams.</p>
Issues per Year: 
2 print issues. We also post new work at AGNI Online twice monthly.
Circulation: 
2,500 to 5,000
Subscription Price: 
For individuals, $20 per year, $5 add'l postage to Canada, $10 add'l for other int'l
Issue Price: 
$11.95
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
Approx. 30 authors and translators appear in each print issue. Six authors appear each month at AGNI Online.

We see literature and the arts as part of a broad, ongoing cultural conversation that every society needs to remain vibrant and alive. We look for the honest voice, the idiosyncratic signature, experimental where necessary but not willfully so. Writing that grows from a vision, a perspective, and a passion will interest us, regardless of structure or approach.

Please read our submission guidelines online. Support what you care about by subscribing to several literary magazines!

Rock & Sling

Basic Information
300 W. Hawthorne Road
Spokane
Washington
United States
99251
Contact Information
Thom
Caraway
Editor-in-chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Print
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: 
Contributor copies only
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Representative Authors: 
Christopher Howell, Ricardo Pau-Llosa, Ray Amorosi, Kevin Goodan, Barbara Crooker, Nancy Mairs, Jessi van Eerden, Gerry LaFemina, Simon Perchik, Melanie Rae Thon, Amy McCann, Benjamin Myers.
Issues per Year: 
2
Subscription Price: 
$18
Issue Price: 
$10

The editors of Rock & Sling want to be surprised, more than anything. Surprised at the solidity of your work, the beauty of it, the tension in it, the argument of it, the freshness of it, the experiment of it. We live in a mysterious, challenging, fraught world, and we look for work that engages, challenges, or extends those realities. Work that puts us in peril.

Engage difficulty.
Avoid adverbs.
Surprise us.
Risk failure.
Do not dwell in abstraction; engage the senses.

Great Lakes Review

Basic Information
2050 Kingsborough Dr.
Painesville
Ohio
United States
44077
Contact Information
Rob
Jackson
editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Print
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Mar 31
Reporting Time: 
3 to 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: 
Stuart Dybek, Robin Metz, Yoko Morgenstern
Issues per Year: 
2
Issue Price: 
13.95
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
10

Great Lakes Review publishes fiction, nonfiction, drama,
and poetry from Toronto, Chicago, Cleveland, Milwaukee,
Buffalo, Hamilton and the rest of the Great Lakes region.

Please be from or be writing about the region.

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