Literary Magazines

Connect your poems, stories, essays, and reviews to the right audiences by researching over twelve hundred literary magazines in our database. Here, you’ll find editorial policies, submission guidelines, contact information—everything you need to direct your work to the publications most amenable to your vision.

  • Our goal is to become a subscription-driven tri-annual journal. The issues will be glossy-cover and perfect-bound, containing 100-200 pages of poetry. We hope our website will become a virtual gathering place for all of Pittsburgh poetry,...

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    Reading Period: Dec 1 to Dec 31
    Genre: Poetry
  • Plath Profiles is an international, interdisciplinary journal of studies on Sylvia Plath.  Peer-reviewed.  International Board of Directors, Plath scholars.  We accept essays, book reviews, notes, teacher-reactions, poetry, memoirs,...

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    Reading Period: Jan 1 to Apr 1
    Genre: Poetry
  • Pleiades: Literature in Context publishes the best poetry, fiction, and essays that come across our desk. In addition, the Pleiades Book Review, which comprises a 100-150 supplement to the magazine, prints detailed book reviews of recent small-...

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    Reading Period: Jul 1 to Dec 31
  • Ploughshares is a journal of new writing, and two out of three issues per year are guest-edited by prominent writers who explore different personal visions, aesthetics, and literary circles, with each year's Winter issue staff-edited. 50% of each...

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    Reading Period: Jun 1 to Jan 15
  • A provisional indication of our tastes – “what we are looking for” — may be inferred from the quoted passages (which will change often):  a sense of the uncanny, foremost, and of the fineness of language, the huge absences to which it points and...

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    Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
    Genre: Poetry
  • Each issue focuses on a specific kind of poetry. Check the guidelines to view our current call for submisions.

    Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
    Genre: Poetry
  • We enjoy poetry from accomplished as well as emerging poets. Each issue has a unique theme and we encourage unique perspectives and interpretations of each theme. We like all forms of poetry, but tend to shy away from sing-songy forced rhyme. We...

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    Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
    Genre: Poetry
    Subgenres: Poetry
  • Poesis is an independent, international, free-access literary journal. We are an online journal, exclusively. It’s like a desert where you can build your literary home. Because the acceptance rate for almost all literary journals is about...

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    Reading Period: Jan 1 to Oct 31
    Genre: Poetry
    Subgenres: Poetry
  • 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...

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    Reading Period: Mar 1 to Jun 30
    Genre: Poetry
    Subgenres: Poetry, Translation
  • Poetica Magazine accepts works centered on the Jewish experience. All writers of all backgrounds are encouraged to submit. We offer an annual poetry contest (Anna Davidson Rosenberg Award), and chapbook publishing services.

    Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
  • POETRY embraces the "open-door policy" set forth by founding editor, Harriet Monroe. As she put it, we "desire to print the best English verse which is being written today, regardless of where, by whom, or under what theory of art it is written...

    Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
    Genre: Poetry
  • Poetry East, edited by Richard Jones, is committed to an art that is immediate, accessible, and universal. Poetry East is described by Choice as “one of the best current journals of poetry” and ranked by London’s Poetry Review as one of the top...

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    Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
    Genre: Poetry
  • Poetry International is a celebration of poetry on a global scale. Each issue is a unique collection of original works, translations, and reviews, with every issue showcasing the contemporary poetry of one nation. Some recent examples include:...

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    Genre: Poetry
  • We publish the best in contemporary poetry — exploring the intersection of poetry and the other arts and sciences, enhancing the role that poetry plays in enriching public discourse and maintaining a purposeful quality of life. As the Northwest's...

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    Reading Period: Sep 15 to Mar 15
    Genre: Poetry
  • Poetry Pacific functions to publish and promote ‘the Best Contemporary Poetry in English’ it can find.

    Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
    Genre: Poetry
  • The Poetry Porch is a magazine on the Internet for poets, teachers, and their students. First appearing online in 1997, it is only published on the Internet (so far). We are interested in original unpublished poems, essays, reviews, memoirs, and...

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    Reading Period: Jan 15 to Mar 31
  • Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
    Genre: Poetry
  • Poetry Quarterly is a poetry journal with a focus on modern poetic style. We accept submissions of all subject matter.

    The purpose of Poetry Quarterly is to publish great poetry. That’s it. We do not care about the popularity of a poet, or...

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    Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
    Genre: Poetry
  • Poetry South is a national journal that considers all kinds of poetry. Though we pay particular attention to writers from the South (born, raised, or living here), all poetry within our covers has a claim to the South because it is published here...

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    Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
    Genre: Poetry
  • The mission of the Poetry Super Highway is to expose as many people to as many other people's poetry as possible. There are no content or style restrictions. We publish a wide variety of styles, form and otherwise. Read past issues for an idea...

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    Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
    Genre: Poetry
  • Poets Reading the News is a digital platform that publishes original poetry about current events. We believe in the power of poetry to transform the world and how we see each other. We call it journalism in verse.

    We are,...

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    Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
    Genre: Poetry
  • Polaris publishes in the categories of fiction, nonfiction, poetry and visual art. We want to see the best that the undergraduate student has to offer and showcase the unique voice of the developing and emerging writer.

    Reading Period: Sep 1 to Feb 1
  • Our mission is to create a high-quality literary magazine written, edited, and published by high school students. We strive to build respectful, mutually beneficial, writer-editor relationships that form a community devoted to improving students...

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    Reading Period: Jul 1 to May 30
  • Poor Yorick brings back into light the skeletons hidden in our cultural closets.  The free, online journal welcomes writing and other creative productions about lost objects and images of material culture: sculptures and paintings in the...

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    Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
  • Popshot is an illustrated literary magazine that publishes short stories, flash fiction, and poetry from the literary new blood. The magazine is published bi-annually, releasing a new issue every April and October. Each issue is themed, with...

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    Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
    Genre: Poetry, Fiction

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