See writers who are published in this journal
Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Representative Authors: 
Lena Khalaf Tuffaha, Cathy Ulrich, Jill Alexander Essbaum, Sarah Blake, Chekwube Danladi, Amorak Huey, Lynne Thompson, Kelli Russell Agodon, Martha Silano, Naoko Fujimoto, Brendan Constantine, Tanya Grae, Angela Narciso Torres, Hema Nataraju, Heidi Seaborn, Toni Ann Johnson, Douglas Manuel, Richard Garcia, Teresa Mei Chuc
Online, Digital
Reading Periods: 
Aug 30 to Oct 1
Jan 15 to Mar 1
Response Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
No payment
Issues per Year: 

Editorial Focus

MORIA is a national online literary magazine with an all-student editorial board, based at Woodbury University in greater Los Angeles. It accepts poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction from emerging and established writers in the United States and across the world. It publishes twice a year, in the late fall and late spring.

Tips From the Editor

While we accept all styles — including experimental, hybrid, and conventional forms — we aren’t interested in submissions of light verse, genre fiction, and any piece that references gratuitous violence or exploitative sexual imagery. We’re committed to publishing a diverse range of poets and writers. We also published pieces from writers in their 20s to writers in their 70s — and every decade in between. We welcome work from traditionally under-represented groups, including women writers, indigenous writers, writers of color, writers who identify as LGBTQIA+, and writers with disabilities.

Contact Information

Linda Dove, Faculty Editor
7500 Glenoaks Boulevard
Woodbury University
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences / Professional Writing Department
Please note: The information provided in this database is provided by the publishers listed in it.
Last updated: Oct 22, 2023