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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  • Zaum is a student-run print and web literary magazine out of the English Department at Sonoma State University, publishing dynamic and innovative works by emerging student writers from across the country and beyond. To submit, you must...

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    Reading Period: Sep 1 to Oct 15
  • 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
  • ZYZZYVA is an award-winning independent San Francisco literary journal publishing fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and visual art by the best writers, poets, translators, and artists from the Bay Area, California, the West Coast—and beyond....

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    Reading Period: Jan 1 to May 31, Sep 1 to Nov 30
    Temporarily Closed to Submissions
    Subgenres: Literary Fiction