The Common

Basic Information
Frost Library
Amherst College
Amherst
Massachusetts
United States
01002-5000
Contact Information
Emily
Everett
Managing Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
E-publication
Print
Audio
Video
Reading Period: 
Mar 1 to Jun 1
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Cash
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Representative Authors: 
To name a few: Lauren Groff, Don Share, Major Jackson, Mary Jo Salter, Phillip Lopate, Terese Svoboda, Claire Messud, Ted Conover, David Lehman, Suketu Mehta, Teju Cole, Ilan Stavans, Sara London, Valerie Duff, Hisham Bustani, and more emerging and established authors.
Issues per Year: 
2
Circulation: 
1,000 to 2,500
Subscription Price: 
$24.00 for print; $12 for digital
Issue Price: 
$14.00
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
Roughly 1 in 35 authors is debuted in each issue.

The Common is a print and digital literary journal published biannually, in the fall and spring. Inspired by the role of the town common, a public gathering place for the display and exchange of ideas, the Common seeks to deepen our individual and collective sense of place through bold, engaging literature and art. Issues of the Common include short stories, essays, poems, and images that embody a strong sense of place.

Please DO: Read issues of the Common before submitting; Send us your very best work; Make sure that place/location is significant in your piece before submitting. Please DO NOT: Submit conventional travel logs that simply recount travel experiences. We are looking for more thoughtful, reflective pieces in which place greatly informs the character(s)’/narrator(s)’ thoughts, decisions, perspective, etc.

Brown Orient

Basic Information
Block 10 Lot 62 Eagle St. Camella Homes Woodhills
San Pedro, Laguna
Philippines
4023
Contact Information
Elizabeth Ruth
Deyro
Founding Editor-in-Chief & Creative Director
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
E-publication
Print
Reading Period: 
Jan 15 to Aug 30
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: 
Lulu.com (print), Payhip.com (digital)
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Representative Authors: 
Nizwa Knox-Jones, Archana Sridhar, Irteqa Khan, Leigh Dispo, Anuja Ghimire, Isabel Theodore, Divya Iyer, Andrea Salvador, Barbara Jane Reyes, Leena Aboutaleb, Kaya Lattimore, Kailee Haong, Charita Gil, Ruchira Khanna, Janelle Marie Salanga, Samannaz Rohanimanesh, Areeba Nasir, Elise Ofilada, Anna Vangala Jones, Anita Goveas, Christina Yoseph, Sweta Vikram, Zarine Mohideen, Gita Ralleigh, Synequeen Alasa-as, Saquina Karla C. Guiam, Ankita Podder, Hema Nataraju, Umang Kalra, Namrata, Elle Blue, Iris Orpi, Arian Farhat, Faiza Bokhari, Rimsha N. Syed
Issues per Year: 
2 (starting in 2019)
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Subscription Price: 
None
Issue Price: 
Online version - free; digital copy - $2.00; print copy - TBA
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
20-25

The Brown Orient exclusively publishes women and LGBTQ+ writers and artists from local and diasporic South Asia, Southeast Asia, Southwest Asia, and Central Asia.

We believe that what you create reveals so much about your soul, may it be weaved from figments or based on fragments of real experiences. Give us stories that give us a glimpse of your world, poems that speak your truth.

Boiler Journal

Basic Information
Denton
Texas
United States
76201
Contact Information
Sebastian
Paramo
Editor in Chief
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: 
No payment
Year Founded: 
2012
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Representative Authors: 
<p>Thomas Lux, Cynthia Cruz, Paul Lisicky, Amorak Huey, Natalie Eilbert, Tara Betts, Rigoberto González, Mary Quade, Daniel Chacón, Suzanne Parker, and others.</p>
Issues per Year: 
4
Circulation: 
1,000 to 2,500

The Boiler began in 2011 by a group of writers at Sarah Lawrence College. We publish poetry, fiction, and nonfiction on a quarterly basis. We read year-round.

Please read our guidelines before submitting. We prefer our writing succinct and attention-grabbing. Paper submissions will not be read.

Please use our online submission manager, do not e-mail submissions. 

Asian American Literary Review

Basic Information
9903 Traverse Way
Fort Washington
Maryland
United States
20744
Contact Information
Lawrence-Minh
Davis
editor-in-chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
E-publication
Print
Reading Period: 
Jun 1 to Aug 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: 
6% to 10%
Representative Authors: 
<p>Chang-rae Lee, Maxine Hong Kingston, Joy Kogawa, Karen Tei Yamashita, Cathy Song, Kimiko Hahn, David Mura, Pico Iyer, Rishi Reddi, Eric Gamalinda, Miguel Syjuco, Hiromi Ito, Ru Freeman, Alexander Chee, David Woo, Hasanthika Sirisena.</p>
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000

The Asian American Literary Review is a space for those who consider the designation "Asian American" a fruitful starting point for artistic vision and community. In showcasing the work of established and emerging writers, the journal aims to incubate dialogues and, just as importantly, open those dialogues to regional, national, and international audiences of all constituencies. Published biannually, AALR features fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, translations, comic art, interviews, and book reviews.

Simultaneous submissions are okay, but please indicate if you are submitting the same work elsewhere, and please notify us immediately if you place it elsewhere. Please submit work as a Microsoft Word compatible document attachment. Title the document in the following fashion: last name, first name, genre, title (e.g. Far.SuiSin.Fiction.IntheLandoftheFree). Include a brief biographical note with your query letter. Previously unpublished material only. Standard response time is 4-6 weeks, but please bear with us if we take longer to reply. Please limit submissions to 1 per calendar year.

Slag Review

Basic Information
457 Zaicek Road
Ashford
Connecticut
United States
06278
Contact Information
Carleton
Whaley
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
Year Founded: 
2016
Representative Authors: 
Meghan Barret, Linda Wojtowick, Emma Dolan, T.O. Davis, Darren C. Demaree
Issues per Year: 
4
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Subscription Price: 
$24
Issue Price: 
$8

We adore the strange, new, and off-kilter, but above all we want work that speaks to something real. This doesn't mean we only like realistic prose and narrative poetry-far from it. We want you to look beyond the real to the truth buried beneath, then smuggle that truth back to us in your words.

We are, in some ways, a craft-oriented magazine. When we accept work, we also love to publish earlier drafts and notes that went into making it. To us, the process is just as important as the result.

Take risks. We believe it is the goal of small magazines to not only publish great work, but to work with writers and give them the necessary criticism to grow and shape their voices. A brilliant failure is always more exciting than a poor imitation of good art.

Bedfellows Magazine

Basic Information
Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia
Pennsylvania
United States
19106
Contact Information
Jackee Sadicario & Alina Pleskova
bedfellows editors
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
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: 
Contributor copies only
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
11% to 25%
Representative Authors: 
<p>http://www.bedfellowsmagazine.com/old-lovers.html</p>
Issues per Year: 
2
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Issue Price: 
$10

​bedfellows is a thematic, philadelphia-based literary magazine that seeks to catalog contemporary discussions of desire & intimacy, with a particular focus on underrepresented & marginalized voices. we publish work that we feel subverts (or confronts) the stigmas that are often attached to sex-focused writing.

while bedfellows publishes exclusively sex, intimacy, & desire-themed work, please note that we are not interested in traditional erotica writing.

Word Fountain: The Literary Magazine of the Osterhout Free Library

Basic Information
71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre
Pennsylvania
United States
17801
Contact Information
David
Bauman
Editorial Advisor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Formats: 
Web
Print
Reading Period: 
Sep 24 to Oct 29
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
Year Founded: 
2010
Distributors: 
The Osterhout Free Library and Luzerne County Libraries. Can be shipped by ordering online: https://osterhout.info/support-the-library/donate/ Suggested donation of $5 to $10, and mention in the notes that you would like a current issue shipped to you.
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Representative Authors: 
Jonathan Greenhause, Jerry Wemple, Marjorie Maddox, Joe Baumann, David Chin, Brian Fanelli, Dawn Least, Ace Boggess, Raymond Luczak, Brian Fanelli, Dawn Leas, Michelle Reale, Steve Deutsch
Issues per Year: 
2
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Subscription Price: 
Per Issue
Issue Price: 
$5 to $10 as Donation to the Library
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
2 to 4

Word Fountain is the literary magazine of the Osterhout Free Library. Our goal is to feature 40 to 60 pages of the best writing we can find, with an emphasis on poetry and fiction. We feature a broad range of styles from emerging and established authors. While we do aim for a portion of our magazine to reflect some local or regional flavor, we enjoy publishing writers from all across North America and the globe. 

Our submission window is open from Sept. 24 to Oct. 29 of 2018.

We update our call for submissions twice a year, so please see the current call and full submission guidelines at https://wordfountain.net/submissions/

All the Sins

Basic Information
London
England
Contact Information
Sinead
Keegan
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: 
2016
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
11% to 25%
Representative Authors: 
Rachel Plummer, Alex Hales, Lucy Furlong, Lanna Joffrey, Michael Loveday
Issues per Year: 
4
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
10-20

all the sins is a quarterly digital magazine that encourages writers and artists to have courage and to sin against staid storytelling. Break rules, push boundaries and tell new stories in new ways. Just tell a good story. It was conceived as a blend of visual, digital and written art that takes storytelling to new limits, asks questions and explores the worlds in which art is made. Responses, challenges and reinventions welcome. We also publish regular features on arts-related topics and encourage submissions for these.

We are particularly interested in work that uses the internet and digital media for the opportunities they present. By 'sinful' we mean art that represents voices and stories that have not traditionally been represented in literary arts magazines - we don't mean erotica, though sex may have a role to play in a given work.

Spartan Press

Basic Information
PO Box 84
City: 
Belle
State: 
Missouri
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
65013
Contact Information
Jason
Ryberg
Editor in Cheif
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Book Types: 
Poetry collections
Formats: 
Paperback
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
No
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
No
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
No
Reading Period: 
Jan 1
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months

Missouri and Kansas poets

Representative Authors: 

John Dorsey

Kevin Rabas

Denise Low

Caryn Merriam-Goldberg

Jeanette Powers

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
12
Titles per Year: 
Greater than 20
Distributors: 
Prospero's Books, Belle Book and Candle, online at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, etc
Publishing type: 
Subgenres: 

Poets Reading the News

Basic Information
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
Year Founded: 
2016
Distributors: 
Online
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!

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