Carve Magazine

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Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Translation
Representative Authors: 
Sarah Terez Rosenblum, Kem Joy Ukwu, Colette Sartor, Wendy Oleson, Adrienne Celt, Mark Farrington, Leesa Cross-Smith, David Cameron, Mark Brazaitis, Soma Mei Sheng Frazier, Nicholas Hogg, Elizabeth Baines, Maire Cooney, Gillian King, Stephanie Dickinson, Shaun Hamill, Judith Slater, Melanie Kokolios, L. Annette Binder, Jodi Paloni, Kathy Flann, and many more.
Online, Digital, Print
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Response Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
Issues per Year: 
Issue Price: 
Subscription Price: 
$39.95/year (4 issues)
5,000 to 10,000

Editorial Focus

Carve, named in honor of Raymond Carver, publishes fiction, poetry, and nonfiction that respects the power of language and craft and elicits genuine emotional truths. The editors also strive to foster a sense of camaraderie among all writers and readers. Carve values the power of good writing—to challenge, heal, educate, disturb, and transform. With its borderless, inclusive, and diverse community, it looks forward to sharing in the empathic spaces that literature creates.

Tips From the Editor

We love work that subverts expectations and surprises—but never in clever, cutesy, or "gotcha" ways. Our tag line is "honest fiction" but this applies to our aesthetic in the poetry and nonfiction we publish too. What is honest fiction? It's work that reveals emotional truths and moments of grace, catharsis, or transformation.

Contact Information

Matthew Limpede, Publisher
46 Bradford St.
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Last updated: Mar 20, 2023