Literary Magazines

Find a home for your poems, stories, essays, and reviews by researching the publications vetted by our editorial staff and listed in the Literary Magazines database. Here you’ll find editorial policies, submission guidelines, and contact information—everything you need to determine which publications match your vision for your writing and your writing life. Use the filters below to find magazines with reading periods that are open now or opening soon (within the next thirty days), accept unsolicited submissions, and match all of your criteria for the perfect publisher of your work.

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  • Founded in October 2000 and currently published 10 times annually, the Brooklyn Rail provides an independent forum for arts, culture, and politics throughout New York City and far beyond.  Our journal, in addition to featuring local...

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    Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
  • The Brooklyn Review is looking for innovative new poetry, fiction, performance texts, nonfiction and visual art, particularly by BIPOC voices and perspectives.

    Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
    Subgenres: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Brush Talks publishes compelling nonfiction, along with photographs and occasional poetry, about China. This can take many forms: general essays, travel essays, profiles, memoir, and narrative nonfiction. We seek submissions about places...

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    Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
  • Bryant Literary Review is an international magazine of poetry and fiction published annually in May. Since our first issue in 2000, we have actively sought to expand our audience. We provide writing that is sophisticated, informed, and...

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    Reading Period: Sep 1 to Dec 1
    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
  • Burningword Literary Journal is a quarterly international publication of poetry, short fiction, short nonfiction, and photography. Burningword has been published continuously since June 2000.  

    Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
  • Burnside Review publishes poetry, one interview, two pieces of fiction, poetry reviews and artwork.

    Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
    Genre: Poetry
  • We are a bi-annual e-journal publishing poetry and other micro texts each February and September. While our focus is what it is to live with poor or good mental health, we are very interested in where this intersects with such priorities as:...

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    Reading Period: Oct 1 to Dec 20
    Genre: Poetry

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