True Story

Basic Information
607 College Ave
Pittsburgh
Pennsylvania
United States
15232
Contact Information
Hattie
Fletcher
Managing Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
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
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Representative Authors: 
<p>Cheryl Strayed, Phillip Lopate, John Edgar Wideman, Lauren Slater, Stefan Fatsis, Robin Hemley, Judith Barrington</p>
Issues per Year: 
12
Circulation: 
1,000 to 2,500
Subscription Price: 
$18/12 issues; $32/24 issues
Issue Price: 
$3
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
0-1

Published monthly by the editors of Creative Nonfiction magazine, each issue of True Story showcases one exceptional essay by one exceptional writer. From issue to issue, this new mini-magazine features the widest possible variety of voices and styles and subjects. Our editors believe that providing a platform for emerging writers and helping them find readers is an essential role of literary magazines. We’re open to all types of creative nonfiction, from immersion reportage to personal essay to memoir.

Please do send work that blends style with substance, and reaches beyond the personal to tell us something new about the world. We're drawn to stories that balance a strong narrative (i.e. something happens) with a teaching or reflective element (i.e. the something that happens matters for some reason). Please do include your complete contact information and keep us informed of the status of simultaneous submissions. Please don't send poetry.

Waxing & Waning: A Literary Journal

Basic Information
4969 Algonquin Trl
Antioch
Tennessee
United States
37013
Contact Information
Lance
Umenhofer
Editor-in-Chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Print
Video
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: 
6% to 10%
Issues per Year: 
1 print / 1 online
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Issue Price: 
$15 (print) $0 (online)
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
2-6

Waxing & Waning is a literary journal that seeks what’s on the fringe. Whatever is deep and true. The moon represents this idea: what is dark, what is brooding, what is wild. We want to feed the beast in you, the one buried beneath layers of manners and anxiety and Banana Republic. Work submitted to Waxing & Waning should be honest and well executed. It should scream coherently; it should drag something out of us that we haven’t seen before; it should rip out our black hearts and show them to us. Bring us the work everyone else (including you) is afraid of.

Proper manuscript format will get you bonus points. If your fiction/creative nonfiction is longer than 5,000 words, it must merit the space it will take. For poetry, we're already a little skeptical about your Howl-long epic.

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.

Jerry Magazine

Basic Information
648 Felton Street
San Francisco
California
United States
94134
Contact Information
Emily
Wolahan
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
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
26% to 50%
Representative Authors: 
<p>Timothy Donnelly, Gregory Pardlo, Jane Gregory, Lynn Melnick, Laynie Browne, Rachel B. Glaser, Sara Majka.</p>
Issues per Year: 
2

We accept work in all shapes and sizes with an aim to keep track of new, interesting material. We are interested in the cacophony of voices that exist in emerging and established writers alike. These several voices can be disparate, but given the right opportunity—not necessarily a common subject or genre, but a consistent investigation of beauty, form and imagination—they can reach harmony. Jerry strives to provide an opportunity for a wide array of voices to be brought together because of their strength of purpose, conception, and realization.

Please have a look at our past issues to get a sense of what we are looking for. That said, quality and new voices are what we prize over everything else.

Caravel Literary Arts Journal

Basic Information
4875 N Magnolia Ave
Apt 402
Chicago
Illinois
United States
60640
Contact Information
Eric Allen
Yankee
Co-editor in chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Reading Period: 
Oct 1 to Nov 30
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: 
6% to 10%
Issues per Year: 
2
Circulation: 
1,000 to 2,500
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
20-25

The Transnational

Basic Information
Sattlerstr. 27
Potsdam
Germany
14469
Contact Information
Sarah Katharina
Kayß
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
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
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Representative Authors: 
<p>Kyle Austin [USA], Kristian Goldmund Aumann [Austria], Arndt Britschgi [Finland], Himanshu Goel [India], Aurélien Huyghe [France], Jonathan Jones [Italy], Wolfdietrich Jost [Germany], Anthony Keating [United Kingdom], Darian Lane [USA], Makings of Maniac [United Kingdom], Karin Monteiro-Zwahlen [Spain], Weam Namou [Iraq], Thomas Ország-Land [Hungary], Saïdeh Pakravan [USA], Henry Whittlesey [USA]</p>
Issues per Year: 
2
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Subscription Price: 
no
Issue Price: 
EUR 13,99/ £14.50/ $22.90 (print); $7.75 (e-book/Kindle)
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
30-40

We publish poetry and essays from authors from around the world. The magazine is bilingual: all English texts will be translated into German (& vice versa). We publish texts which offer a new approach to the political and social landscape of the present day, texts that can dissolve existing boundaries or suggest new ones. They can make us question our beliefs, champion social justice and human rights, war and psychological violence, giving rise to provocative or soothing thoughts. We believe that all great literature is revolutionary and necessary.

Please read the guidelines and our FAQ

Deadly Writers Patrol

Basic Information
Madison
Wisconsin
United States
Contact Information
Bruce
Meredith
Managing Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
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
Year Founded: 
2006
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
11% to 25%
Representative Authors: 
<p>W.D. Ehrhart, Roberta Hill, Doug Bradley, Craig Werner, John Balaban, Susan O'Neill, Maurice Decaul, Gerald McCarthy, Randy Brown a.k.a. "Charlie Sherpa", Lisa Stice, Eric Chandler, Sylvia Bowersox, Barbara Zimmerman</p>
Issues per Year: 
2
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Subscription Price: 
$25 annual (includes postage)
Issue Price: 
$10 per issue, plus postage
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
5

The Deadly Writers Patrol seeks writing by veterans and others affected by war that addresses the challenges of understanding, witnessing, and homecoming. We believe writing can be a mirror reflecting the deepest corners of our spirits and psyches, express the reality of suffering, explore the possibility of healing, help us resolve problems, and achieve a deeper understanding of our common humanity. It also can bring us face to face with the parts of life that always will remain a mystery.

The Deadly Writers Patrol (DWP) has published fiction, poetry, and memoir by and about veterans for over a decade. We look for writers with all ranges of publication experience, including previously unpublished writers and those who have not been affiliated with an MFA program. DWP is open to writing by veterans on any topic, but we are also open to writing by non-veterans that is directly concerned with issues related to war, survival, and healing.

Matador Review

Basic Information
Chicago
Illinois
United States
Contact Information
JT
Lachausse
Editor-in-chief
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
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Issues per Year: 
4
Circulation: 
2,500 to 5,000
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
28

We call ourselves an “alternative” magazine; that is to say: our purpose is to promote work that is thought-provoking and unconventional. We want the controversial and the radical, the unhinged and the bizarre; we want the obsessive, the compulsive, the pervasive, the combative, and the seductive. We believe that every work of quality art has a home where it belongs, and for the “alternative,” the Matador Review is a home.

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, 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 2019-2020 SFLR theme is "The Spaces Between." 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 “The Spaces Between” 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, 2018.

Merrimack Review

Basic Information
315 Turnpike Street
North Andover
Massachusetts
United States
01845
Contact Information
Jacques
Denault
Head Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
E-publication
Reading Period: 
Sep 1 to Apr 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
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Issues per Year: 
2

We’re a undergrad magazine centered at Merrimack College. We only publish students, whether they’re undergrad, grad, or doctoral. Send us art, and insight. We want to see your best work. We don’t have one single genre that we publish, if the piece is good, then we’ll publish it.

When submitting, please make sure that the piece is finalized, and edited.

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