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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  • Oxford Magazine, casually known as Oxmag, is a literary+arts magazine edited and published by creative writing MFA students at Miami University. Since our premiere in 1984, our magazine has received Pushcart Prizes for both fiction and...

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    Reading Period: Feb 15 to Mar 15, Sep 15 to Oct 15
    Temporarily Closed to Submissions
  • The Oyez Review is the literary magazine of the creative writing program at Roosevelt University in Chicago. It is published annually, edited by a staff of MFA candidates under the direction of a faculty member with professional...

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    Reading Period: Jan 20 to Mar 1
  • Note: In 2023, Oyster River Pages will only accept submissions for its "Soundings" column, which features reviews, interviews, profiles, commentary, or other innovative forms (including multimedia) that seek to highlight or critically...

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    Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31