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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  • Unbroken is a quarterly online journal that seeks to showcase prose poems and poetic prose, both from established and emerging voices.

    Reading Period: Feb 1 to Mar 15, May 1 to Jun 15, Aug 1 to Sep 15, Nov 1 to Dec 15
    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
  • Palaver is UNCW’s online interdisciplinary journal housed in the Graduate Liberal Studies program.

    Reading Period: Feb 15 to Sep 14
  • Under a Warm Green Linden is a biannual digital journal featuring original poetry, reviews, and interviews. Each issue is accompanied by a selection of broadsides signed by the authors. The journal is a project of Green Linden Press,...

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    Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
    Genre: Poetry
  • Underwater New York is a prompt and a platform for new creative work inspired by the waterways that surround New York City and the objects submerged within them. 

    Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
    Temporarily Closed to Submissions
  • Unlost is an extension of Unbroken Journal that publishes found poetry in all its forms.

    Reading Period: May 1 to Jun 30, Nov 1 to Dec 31
    Genre: Poetry
  • Up the Staircase Quarterly publishes unique, eclectic, and quality poetry that is vivid in imagery and idea. It seeks writers going in new directions, originals. It also publishes artwork: paintings, drawings, photography, comics, short...

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    Reading Period: Jan 1 to Mar 15, May 1 to Jul 1
    Genre: Poetry
  • upstreet is an independently owned and published, nationally distributed magazine. It was founded in 2005 by Vivian Dorsel, formerly Managing Editor of The Berkshire Review for eight years, who selected the members of the...

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    Reading Period: Sep 1 to Mar 1