Literary Magazines

Connect your poems, stories, essays, and reviews to the right audiences by researching over eight 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 wholeheartedly welcome unsolicited submissions for our annual Nomadic Journal. We also welcome unsolicited book manuscripts of the following genres: children's, poetry, fiction, non-fiction, or adult.

    Reading Period: Jan 1 to Mar 31
  • We are particularly interested in essays that challenge established norms for the genre or that don’t seem to fit in easy categories of classification. Genre fiction is very unlikely to suit us, but if you think you can sell us on it, well, then...

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    Reading Period: Sep 1 to Dec 1
  • Published five times each year, the NAR is well-known for its early discovery of young, talented fiction writers and poets. But it also publishes creative nonfiction, with emphasis on increasing concerns about environmental and ecological matters...

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    Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
  • A cross between a scholarly journal
    and a literary magazine, NCLR publishes creative writing by
    and interviews with North Carolina writers and essays about NC writers,
    literature, and literary history...

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    Subgenres: Regional
  • North Dakota Quarterly is a literary journal whose roots extend back to the early days of the University of North Dakota. One of the famous “little magazines” that have been the traditional seed beds of talented writers, it puts UND on the...

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    Reading Period: Sep 1 to May 1
  • Northern New England Review is published as a creative voice for the Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine region. If you live here, were once from here, lost or found your heart here, or are currently searching for it among the green hills,...

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    Reading Period: Sep 1 to Dec 31
  • Founder and editor Porter Fox has worked as a travel journalist for 17 years. He created Nowhere with a group of like-minded writers, editors, producers, and designers to create a new kind of travel magazine—something more engaging, authentic,...

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  • Nude Bruce Review is a nonprofit publication. Simply put, we strive to publish compelling and high-quality work and to allow emerging and existing writers from the United States and beyond the opportunity to establish face and to showcase their...

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    Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
  • NYSAI Press publishes Staten Island based literary journals featuring artists and writers with distinct voices from all over the world. We are city, we are suburbia; we are deformed, we are beautiful; we are America, and we are forever cut from...

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  • Every veteran and every military family member has a story. This site is where those stories get told. Sure, there are other places to hear or read the stories: around the bar, on a road trip, in some other journal. But like the man says, “This...

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    Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
  • Our purpose is to publish the best contemporary poetry from around the world from submissions to our contest. Judged anonymously, there is a $1,000 prize offered annually.

    Reading Period: Jan 1 to May 31
    Genre: Poetry
  • Oblong is an online and print publication founded in London in 2012. All themes are welcome; the only restriction is the word limit (< 1000 words). The online edition features a new piece of writing every Tuesday. An 8" x 5" print edition is...

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    Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
    Genre: Fiction
  • Obsidian supports—through publication and critical inquiry—the contemporary poetry, fiction, drama/performance, visual and media art of Africans globally. 

    Reading Period: Sep 15 to Jan 15
    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Subgenres: Experimental, Fiction, Poetry
  • OccuPoetry collects and publishes poetry about economic justice/injustice, greed, protest, activism, and opportunity. OccuPoetry is an independent project inspired by the Occupy movement.

    Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
    Genre: Poetry
    Subgenres: Political
  • We are : The someones and the no ones. We are : The magazine for anyone who isn’t anything. We are : For the dreamer in a nightmare. We are : The poem you never meant to finish. We are : The people who wash(ed) your dishes. We are : People with...

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    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
  • The Oddville Press is actively seeking submissions. We publish both new and established authors, and we are looking for the highest quality in fiction, poetry and art work/photography. Send us your literary, your bizarre, your wickedly witty and...

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    Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
  • In every issue of Off the Coast we publish poems that speak to each other and offer excellence on their own terms: through perfect images, stunning narrative or well-crafted form. Our tastes are eclectic and we publish any subject and style. We...

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    Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
    Genre: Poetry
  • The Offending Adam is an online journal publishing the best in new writing, essays on poetics, book reviews, and feature projects. We believe that the journal is a bridge between writer and reader, and we take that responsibility seriously...

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    Reading Period: Mar 18 to Jun 30
    Genre: Poetry
  • To promote superb work from all over the world as well as translated work from Mexican poets.

    Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
  • The Olentangy Review is a dream and like any dream it glows. Bend forward and take a closer look inside. We hope you'll like what you see well enough to want to try out the land for yourself. The invitation is open. We want to hear your stories,...

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    Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
  • One

    We publish the best poetry from the highly celebrated(Pulitzer Prize & Macarthur genius winners, National Book Award finalists) to the unknown. International(Ireland, Scotland, Lebanon, Nigeria, Ghana, India) but English language. Poems we'...

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    Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
    Genre: Poetry
  • One Throne is an online literary magazine published biannually. Our goal is to showcase the foremost in writing, spanning genres, and running the gamut from elegant prose to plot-driven stories to speculative fiction. And all this, of course,...

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    Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
  • We strive for poems with striking images and thought-provoking style.

    Reading Period: Nov 1 to Jan 15
    Genre: Poetry
  • ABOUT Open Road Review: 3 million+ page-views | 300+ writers | 24+ countries | 4 dedicated staff | Founded 2012 | 18 Issues | Annual writing contests | leading literary magazine in Asia.
    Genre fiction with a literary slant preferred. No...

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    Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
  • The Opiate grew from a dissatisfaction with the current landscape in the world of literary magazines. Why has literature been relegated to the blog? Why are chap-books and zines the extent of what people are willing to publish when their work...

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    Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
    Genre: Poetry, Fiction

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