The Lune

Basic Information
City: 
Fort Collin
State: 
Colorado
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
80526
Contact Information
Publisher
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

Named after the “American haiku” co-invented by Jack Collom and Robert Kelly, and inspired by the sense of “poetry as correspondence”—between persons, planets, symbols, etc.—The Lune's first editions were unbound chapbooks housed in pre-stamped envelopes and sold at bookstores along the Front Range.

With an emphasis on contemplative and collaborative poetics, our catalogue is shaped around the sense of wonder, delight in experiment, and concern for humanity reflected in the work of contemporary poets.

Representative Authors: 

Reed Bye, Jack Collom, Laura Cesarco Eglin, Anne Waldman, Ella Longpre, Maureen Seaton, Joanna Ruocco, David Mutschlecner, Jaime Robles, Jonathan Simkins, &c.

Titles per Year: 
6 to 10
Distributors: 
Direct / Ingram
Publishing type: 

Ponder Review

Basic Information
1100 College St., MUW-1634
Mississippi University for Women
Columbus
Mississippi
United States
39701
Contact Information
Kendall
Dunkelberg
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Print
Reading Period: 
Jun 15 to Sep 15
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Contributor copies only
Year Founded: 
2017
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
6% to 10%
Representative Authors: 
Kali Lightfoot, Randolph Thomas, Juyanne James, Sonny Brewer, Robin Scofield, Robin Eisner, Claire Scott, Hisham Bustani, JC Reilly, Jami Kimbrell, and Ace Boggess
Issues per Year: 
2
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Subscription Price: 
$20
Issue Price: 
$12
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
1-5

We seek stories that challenge, stories that shift our view, ignite our imaginations, spark conversations, and linger with us long after our eyes leave the page. We invite you to explore, expound, and inspire through short plays, fiction, flash fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry,  new media, and visual art.

Required Format: Times New Roman 12pt. All prose should be double-spaced. Poetry should be single-spaced. Drama should follow standard play manuscript formatting. Ponder Review does not accept previously published material nor does it accept multiple submissions per issue. Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but contact Ponder Review if your work has been accepted elsewhere.

Maine Review

Basic Information
Dresden
Maine
United States
04342
Contact Information
Rosanna
Gargiulo
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: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Cash
Year Founded: 
2014
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Representative Authors: 
Robert Vivian, Natasha Sajé, Dennis Hinrichsen, Jennifer Lang, Ron Riekki
Issues per Year: 
3

Send us writing that you’re excited about. Send us work that took courage to begin and tenacity to complete. Send us your proudest personal essay, your classic short story, your reboot of the villanelle, or your weirdest experimental text. Send us your flash fiction or nonfiction. Send your epistle, erasure, hybrid, prose poem, or micro memoir. Send us the story of your life lived in your body.

We read all submissions anonymously. No personal information (such as name, email, social media handles, etc.) should appear on your submission, in the title field, or file name. Submissions with identifying personal information will be returned unread. We understand that nonfiction submissions sometimes contain the writer’s name and ask that you use your best judgment in these circumstances.

Poet Lore

Basic Information
The Writer's Center
4508 Walsh Street
Bethesda
Maryland
United States
20815
Contact Information
Emily
Holland
Managing Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Formats: 
Print
Reading Period: 
Apr 1 to May 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: 
1889
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Representative Authors: 
<p>Ai, Julie Agoos, David Baker, John Balaban, R. Dwayne Betts, James Doyle, Sandra Gilbert, Jeffrey Harrison, Terrance Hayes, Frannie Lindsay, Pablo Medina, Melissa Morphew, D. Nurkse, Mary Oliver, Gregory Pardlo, Linda Pastan, Carl Phillips, Leslie Ullmann, Ronald Wallace</p>
Issues per Year: 
2
Circulation: 
1,000 to 2,500
Subscription Price: 
$18 for one year (two issues)
Issue Price: 
$10

Established in 1889, Poet Lore is the oldest continuously published poetry magazine in the United States. Poet Lore publishes semi-annual installments of the finest contemporary poetry both by established writers and those breaking into print. We have a mission of discovery at Poet Lore; therefore, every submission is read without regard to reputation by the Executive Editor.

Submit up to 5 poems. Please wait 4 months before entering another submission. We limit the submissions to 5 poems or less because we have a small staff and we make it a priority to have each set of poems reach the hands of our executive editors. Please do not staple manuscripts. Please do let us know if we have met and/or published you before. If submitting simultaneously, please also let us know the moment your poems are accepted elsewhere, via e-mail, so we can move on to other fine work.

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Empty Mirror

Basic Information
2218 Michigan St
Suite 2
Bellingham
Washington
United States
98229
Contact Information
Denise
Enck
Editor
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: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
No payment
Year Founded: 
2000
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Representative Authors: 
Amee Nassrene Broumand, Amy Fusselman, Beth Spencer, Bobbi Lurie, Chris Turnbull, Drew Gardner, Gloria Avner, Grzegorz Wróblewski, Heather Derr-Smith, Irène Mathieu, Jeff Bagato, Larry Beckett, Line Toftsø, Marcus Slease, Mark Terrill, Maya Jewell Zeller, Michael Begnal, Neeli Cherkovski, Robert Creeley, Steve Dalachinsky, Ted Joans, Teresa K. Miller, Zachary Lavoie
Issues per Year: 
52
Circulation: 
5,000 to 10,000
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
2-3

Founded in 2000, Empty Mirror publishes new work every Friday. Each issue typically includes one or two poetry features along with a personal essay and a book review or critical essay.

 

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
Year Founded: 
1967
Distributors: 
Magazines Canada
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.

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!

Sakura Review

Basic Information
Contact Information
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
Payment: 
Contributor copies only
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Representative Authors: 
Safia Elhillo, J.P. Dancing Bear, Kamden Hilliard, E. Ethelbert Miller; Merrill Feitell, Sally Houtman, Ted Weesner, Jr., Erin Stalcup; Zackary Sholem Berger translating Avrom Sutzkever, Nancy Naomi Carlson translating René Char
Issues per Year: 
1
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Subscription Price: 
$2.00
Issue Price: 
$2 digital, $5 print
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
1

We at Sakura Review consider the page as a site of singularity and belonging, that threshold for history-weaving. We prize deft and thoughtful craft, writing that communicates with a sure sense of its own form. We seek pieces with charisma that endear and entertain us — voices that call on us to stay and listen. We’re committed to publishing writing from diverse voices and experiences, including work in translation. Writing that is brave, however quietly or radically.

See our website for featured work.

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