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.

  • pioneertown is an online literary journal publishing both traditional and genre-bending work. Named after an old western movie town in the southern California desert, pioneertown aims to establish a collection of work new and needed on the...

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    Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
  • Pirene's is an eclectic poetry journal that celebrates diverse writing styles, schools and topics.

    Reading Period: May 1 to Aug 1
    Genre: Poetry
  • Pismire is an audio journal for experimental poetry.

    Pismire wants to fill a niche in contemporary poetry: it wants to exhibit poems that--without the auditory experience--other journals might overlook.

    Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
    Genre: Poetry
    Subgenres: Experimental
  • Pithead Chapel is looking for engaging stories told in honest voices. Most of all, we want to feel something. We want to reach the last word and immediately crave more. We want your work to leave a brilliant bruise.

    Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
  • Our goal is to become a subscription-driven tri-annual journal. The issues will be glossy-cover and perfect-bound, containing 100-200 pages of poetry. We hope our website will become a virtual gathering place for all of Pittsburgh poetry,...

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    Reading Period: Dec 1 to Dec 31
    Genre: Poetry
  • Plath Profiles is an international, interdisciplinary journal of studies on Sylvia Plath.  Peer-reviewed.  International Board of Directors, Plath scholars.  We accept essays, book reviews, notes, teacher-reactions, poetry, memoirs,...

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    Reading Period: Jan 1 to Apr 1
    Genre: Poetry
  • Please Hold Magazine is a St. Louis based quarterly multimedia arts and literary magazine publishing experimental work from emerging and established artists around the world.

    Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
  • Pleiades: Literature in Context publishes the best poetry, fiction, and essays that come across our desk. In addition, the Pleiades Book Review, which comprises a 100-150 supplement to the magazine, prints detailed book reviews of recent small-...

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    Reading Period: Jul 1 to Dec 31
  • Ploughshares is a journal of new writing, and two out of three issues per year are guest-edited by prominent writers who explore different personal visions, aesthetics, and literary circles, with each year's Winter issue staff-edited. 50% of each...

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    Reading Period: Jun 1 to Jan 15
  • A provisional indication of our tastes – “what we are looking for” — may be inferred from the quoted passages (which will change often):  a sense of the uncanny, foremost, and of the fineness of language, the huge absences to which it points and...

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    Genre: Poetry
  • Poecology is an online literary journal for contemporary writing about place, ecology, and the environment. We publish poetry, fiction, and nonfiction that meditates human responses to ecological and place-based themes from various perspectives...

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    Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
  • Each issue focuses on a specific kind of poetry. Check the guidelines to view our current call for submisions.

    Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
    Genre: Poetry
  • Poesy is based in Santa Cruz with a Boston editor, Doug Holder, covering the Boston area. We publish inspirational poetry, reviews, interviews, articles, readings, and whatever fits best. Poesy is published seasonally... with the change of climate... Read more
    Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
    Genre: Poetry
  • Established in 1889, Poet Lore is the oldest continuously published poetry magazine in the United States. Poet Lore publishes semi-annual installments of the finest contemporary poetry both by established writers and those breaking into print....

    Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
    Genre: Poetry
  • Poetica Magazine accepts works centered on the Jewish experience. All writers of all backgrounds are encouraged to submit. We offer an annual poetry contest (Anna Davidson Rosenberg Award), and chapbook publishing services.

    Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
  • POETRY embraces the "open-door policy" set forth by founding editor, Harriet Monroe. As she put it, we "desire to print the best English verse which is being written today, regardless of where, by whom, or under what theory of art it is written."
    Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
    Genre: Poetry
  • Poetry East, edited by Richard Jones, is committed to an art that is immediate, accessible, and universal. Poetry East is described by Choice as “one of the best current journals of poetry” and ranked by London’s Poetry Review as one of the top...

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    Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
    Genre: Poetry
  • Poetry International is a celebration of poetry on a global scale. Each issue is a unique collection of original works, translations, and reviews, with every issue showcasing the contemporary poetry of one nation. Some recent examples include:...

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    Genre: Poetry
  • Unique, long-running, bilingual & multi-cultural international venue for exciting poetry in English and Japanese poetry in English translation, Poetry Kanto offers an in-depth look at featured poets from all sides of the cultural and...

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    Reading Period: Dec 1 to Jun 15
    Genre: Poetry
  • We publish the best in contemporary poetry — exploring the intersection of poetry and the other arts and sciences, enhancing the role that poetry plays in enriching public discourse and maintaining a purposeful quality of life. As the Northwest's...

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    Reading Period: Sep 15 to Mar 15
    Genre: Poetry
  • Poetry Pacific functions to publish and promote 'the Best Contemporary Poetry in English' it can find.

    Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
    Genre: Poetry
  • The Poetry Porch is a magazine on the Internet for poets, teachers, and their students. First appearing online in 1997, it is only published on the Internet (so far). We are interested in original unpublished poems, essays, reviews, memoirs, and...

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    Reading Period: Jan 15 to Mar 31
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    Genre: Poetry
  • Poetry Quarterly is a poetry journal with a focus on modern poetic style. We accept submissions of all subject matter.

    The purpose of Poetry Quarterly is to publish great poetry. That’s it. We do not care about the popularity of a poet, or...

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    Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
    Genre: Poetry
  • The mission of the Poetry Super Highway is to expose as many people to as many other people's poetry as possible. There are no content or style restrictions. We publish a wide variety of styles, form and otherwise. Read past issues for an idea...

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    Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
    Genre: Poetry

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