Better Than Starbucks

Basic Information
146 Lake Constance
West Palm Beach
Florida
United States
33411
Contact Information
Anthony
Watkins
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
E-publication
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
Distributors: 
Lulu, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, etc.
Year Founded: 
2016
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
26% to 50%
Representative Authors: 
Visit https://betterthanstarbucks.org and see for yourself! Our online archives include thirty issues to read, and we are up to 10-12 categories of poetry and creative writing per issue.
Issues per Year: 
6
Circulation: 
5,000 to 10,000
Subscription Price: 
none
Issue Price: 
free online, regular print copy $8, premium print copy $15, pdf $3, ebook $2
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
10 - 15, over 70 unique contributors per issue

Outstanding poetry and fiction in many genres and many voices. Poetry includes free verse, haiku, formal poetry, prose poetry, form poetry, experimental poetry, sentimental poetry, and international poetry. Fiction from flash or micro to full length. Creative non-fiction. Monthly interview with a poet, author or artist. Occasional poetry book review. Occasional art (online or print cover.) 70+ authors per bi-monthly issue. Semi-pro payment for five featured poems per issue.

Submit your work in the body of an email. Include short bio (around 30 words) and the name you want listed. We DO accept previously published work. Five Featured Poems (or a work of Fiction) monthly each receive payment of $20.  All contributors receive choice of free pdf or eBook version. We usually respond in 60 days. Submit no more than once every 4 months. Submission in more than one category is welcome. We rarely publish long poems. We have a soft spot for limericks and haiku. We aren't prudes, we accept sex, violence or crude language if they are key to a good story, but won't publish anything hateful. We love a good story and a great poem.

Santa Fe Literary Review (SFLR)

Basic Information
SFLR, 6401 Richards Avenue
Department of English
Santa Fe
New Mexico
United States
87508
Contact Information
Kate
McCahill
SFLR Managing Editor and Faculty Advisor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
E-publication
Print
Reading Period: 
Jun 1 to Nov 1
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
No
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Contributor copies only
Distributors: 
Santa Fe Community College
Year Founded: 
2004
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Representative Authors: 
<p>Tommy Orange, Layli Long Soldier, Manny Loley, Miriam Sagan, Tony Luebberman, Richard Hartshorn, Kate Braverman, David Wagoner, John Brandi, Joan Logghe, Caitlin Downey, Margaret Randall, Emily Brisse, Robin MacArthur</p>
Issues per Year: 
1
Circulation: 
2,500 to 5,000
Subscription Price: 
By donation only
Issue Price: 
By donation only
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
50 percent

An in-print and online literary journal, SFLR features work by local, national, and international writers and artists. Each issue of SFLR has a suggested theme; the 2020-2021 SFLR theme is "Tapestry: Diversity, Culture, and Common Ground." SFLR is committed to promoting a diverse range of writers and artists from New Mexico and beyond.

The Santa Fe Literary Review invites mailed submissions of dramatic writing/screenplay excerpts, creative nonfiction, fiction, and poetry. This year’s theme is “Tapestry: Diversity, Culture, and Common Ground.” Submit typed, double-spaced submissions of 2000 words or less + SASE. Mail to SFLR, 6401 Richards Avenue, Santa Fe, NM 87508 between June 1 and November 1, 2020.

Lowestoft Chronicle

Basic Information
www.lowestoftchronicle.com
Cambridge
Massachusetts
United States
02140 - 1401
Contact Information
Nicholas
Litchfield
Editor
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: 
No payment
Year Founded: 
2009
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Representative Authors: 
Vanessa Blakeslee, Linda Boroff, Suzanne Brøgger, Scott Dominic Carpenter, Tim Conley, Jennine Capó Crucet, Rob Dinsmoor, Mary Donaldson-Evans, William Doreski, Joan Frank, James Gallant, Ivy Goodman, David Havird, Charles Holdefer, Dietrich Kalteis, Michael C. Keith, Barth Landor, Robert Mangeot, Matt Mason, Matthew P. Mayo, Robert Garner McBrearty, Valerie Nieman, Dorene O'Brien, Jay Parini, Nicholas Rombes, James Sale, Knud Sønderby, and Robert Wexelblatt.
Issues per Year: 
4
Circulation: 
2,500 to 5,000

Founded in 2009, Lowestoft Chronicle is an online literary magazine, published quarterly, accepting flash fiction, short stories, poetry, interviews, and creative non-fiction. Preference is given to humorous submissions with an emphasis on travel. An anthology of the best work is published annually.

Read our submission guidelines for details. Email submissions only. Does not accept previously published work.

Bombay Gin

Basic Information
Jack Kerouac School
Naropa University
Boulder
Colorado
United States
80302
Contact Information
Jade
Lascelles
Editor-in-Chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Print
Reading Period: 
Feb 1 to Sep 8
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>CA Conrad, Rebecca Brown, Chris Martin, Reed Bye, Ed Sanders, Amiri Baraka, Joanne Kyger, Akilah Oliver, Alice Notley, Vanessa Place, Lily Hoang, Dodie Bellamy, Ronaldo Wilson, Bhanu Kapil, DJ Spooky, Colin Frazer, Lara Durback, Julia Seko, Wesley Tanner, Christina Mengert, Erin Morrill, Thurston Moore, Ana Božičević</p>
Issues per Year: 
1
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Subscription Price: 
1 year- $10; 3 years-$21; 5 years-$35
Issue Price: 
$12 / Back Issues $8
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
30-35

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

Basic Information
University of Victoria, McPherson Library
Box 1800, Station CSC
Victoria
British Columbia
Canada
V8W 3H5
Contact Information
L'Amour
Lisik
Managing Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
E-publication
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: 
Cash
Distributors: 
Magazines Canada
Year Founded: 
1967
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Representative Authors: 
D. A. Lockhart, John Elizabeth Stintzi, Arleen Paré, Yusuf Saadi, Conor Kerr, Carolyn Nakagawa
Issues per Year: 
4
Circulation: 
1,000 to 2,500
Subscription Price: 
Canada: $35; US: $40; Elsewhere: $45
Issue Price: 
$11.95
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
15-20

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

Basic Information
New York
United States
Contact Information
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: 
Cash
Year Founded: 
2018
Issues per Year: 
2-3
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
9-12

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.

LuNaMoPoLiS

Basic Information
City: 
Davis
State: 
California
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
95618
Contact Information
Methuselah & Mudd
Editors
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Creative Nonfiction
Book Types: 
Chapbook
Essay collections
Memoir
Poetry collections
Formats: 
Paperback
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
No
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
No
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31

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).

Representative Authors: 

Reed Bye, Jack Collom, Anne Waldman, Maureen Seaton, Jaime Robles, Joanna Ruocco, David Mutschlecner, Alex Kilgore, Eric Fischman, Ella Longpre

Titles per Year: 
6 to 10
Distributors: 
Ingram Book Group
Publishing type: 

Rhino

Basic Information
P.O. Box 591
Evanston
Illinois
United States
60204
Contact Information
Ralph
Hamilton
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Formats: 
Web
Print
Audio
Reading Period: 
Apr 15 to Jul 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
Year Founded: 
1976
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
6% to 10%
Representative Authors: 
Check our current and past journals (online) to see all our writers.
Issues per Year: 
1
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Subscription Price: 
16.00
Issue Price: 
16.00
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
5-10

RHINO is a high-quality, perfect-bound annual journal with online content including poems, event updates, and monthly e-zine RHINO Reviews. We invite traditional or experimental work reflecting passion, originality, artistic conviction, and a love affair with language. We encourage emerging and established writers throughout the US and around the world. Submissions are read by multiple editors with various tastes; we are “eclectic” in the best sense of the word. Founders' Prize submissions Sep. 1 - Oct. 15 ($15 fee) + considered for publication.

Online submissions strongly preferred. We consider: Poetry (up to 5 poems or 5 pages); Translations of poetry; Flash fiction (500 words max). We do not consider: Work that has been previously published on any website or in any print publication; unsolicited reviews or interviews. General submissions April 15 - Aug. 31. Founders' Prize submissions Sept. 1 - Oct. 15 (w reading fee) + all entries considered for publication. All submissions considered for our Editors' Prize. We're an active contributor to the Chicago literary scene and coordinate several Chicago-area readings and workshops a year; we'd love to see you!

Sky Island Journal

Basic Information
New Mexico
United States
Contact Information
Jason
Splichal
Founder and Co-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: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
No payment
Year Founded: 
2017
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Representative Authors: 
B.J. Hollars, Meg Pokrass, Noriko Nakada, Richard Martin, Rob Carney, Jeannie Roberts, Mary Rogers-Grantham, Linda H.Y. Hegland, Shane Griffin, Oz Hardwick, Tara Kun, Craig Barker, Britany Jean Golden, Laura Passin, Nicholas Claro, Bria Fey Servoss, Lauren Villa
Issues per Year: 
4
Subscription Price: 
Free
Issue Price: 
Free
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
15-30

Sky Island Journal is an independent, international, free-access literary journal; we are dedicated to discovering and publishing the finest original poetry, flash fiction, and creative nonfiction. We publish accomplished, well-established authors—side by side—with fresh, emerging voices. We provide our readers with a powerful, focused, advertising-free literary experience that transports them: one that challenges them intellectually and moves them emotionally.

We want to be the first publication to give your writing a clean, powerful, international platform with a diverse readership. What are we looking for? We don’t want to limit our readers; therefore, we don’t want to limit you. We know quality work when we experience it. We don’t mean to be coy, but you need to know that we’re not interested in making your art conform to some preconceived aesthetic. We’re neither presumptuous enough, nor pretentious enough, to proclaim what "won’t fit" before we even try it on. Send us your best. We have over 55,000 readers in 145 countries, and they are hungry for the best new writing.

Tiger Moth Review

Basic Information
Contact Information
Esther
Vincent
Editor-in-chief & Founder
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: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
No payment
Year Founded: 
October 2018
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Issues per Year: 
2
Subscription Price: 
NA
Issue Price: 
NA
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
Varies

The Tiger Moth Review publishes poetry, prose, art and photography that engage with the themes of nature, culture, the environment and ecology. Send us work that is eco-conscious and critical, work that celebrates the beauty/ bounty of nature, work that is cognisant, curious and contemplative of the relationships between humanity, modernity, cultures and the environments in which we live in or imagine ourselves to inhabit.

Read previous issues to find out the style of work we publish.

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