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.

  • We publish a vast expanse of obscure mischief, necro-style, organic phenomenon, decay and fragmentation of reanimation, sci-fi, dream like, fantasy, horror, thriller, dark, comedy/humorous—how many more words can we use? We publish all/most...

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    Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Subgenres: Humor
  • The Zodiac Review was launched in 2011 to provide a quality venue for readers and new, emerging and established writers of "literary/genre" fiction -- the merger of literary fiction and (nearly) any genre that joins it. Here new and emerging...

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    Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
    Genre: Fiction
  • We consider unsolicited submissions of short stories and one-act plays no longer than 7,000 words. Excerpts from larger works, screenplays, treatments, and poetry will be returned unread. We do not accept unsolicited revisions nor respond to writers... Read more
    Reading Period: Jan 1 to Aug 31
    Genre: Fiction
  • Outsider, Outlaw, surrealist, and dadaist. Now also printing Outsider Art and photography.

    Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Subgenres: Experimental
  • Zone 3 publishes fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction in a wide variety of aesthetics from both emerging and established writers.

    Reading Period: Aug 1 to Apr 1
  • ZYMBOL is the literary and art magazine of symbolism and surrealism. Presenting fiction, art, journalism, poetry, memoir and translation from around the world. Literature sprawls in contemporary, eye-catching layouts, accompanied by crisp...

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    Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
  • ZYZZYVA is a San Francisco literary journal publishing fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and visual art by the best writers, poets, translators, and artists working on the West Coast—and beyond. Since the magazine’s inception over thirty years ago,...

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    Reading Period: Sep 1 to May 31
    Subgenres: Literary Fiction