Literary Journals

March 23, 2017

Mortar: Now Seeking Submissions

Mortar is a brand new online literary magazine seeking of-the-moment poetry, fiction, and nonfiction spoken from the cultural outskirts. They want to broadcast the voices of women, those who identify as gender-nonconforming, those who are non-heteronormative, and all others who identify with the mortar: the often-unnoticed margins around the big brick. They are looking for…

March 16, 2017

Oyster River Pages: Now Seeking Submissions

Oyster River Pages is a new online literary journal formed by four literary connoisseurs who hope to showcase good literature that’s gone unnoticed. Frustrated by the amount of thoughtful writing that never gets read, the editors of Oyster River Pages want to create an online literary community that redefines “publishable” and celebrates newly discovered work….

March 9, 2017

8 Literary Magazines Seeking Translations / Essays on Translations

Given the fragmented and divided nature of the world today, understanding and seeing other worldviews suddenly assumes more significance than it ever did. Translations and translators form an important part of this. Here is a list of literary journals accepting translations or translated works, or essays on translations, for which submissions are now open. Exchanges,…

March 1, 2017

Tinderbox Poetry Journal: Now Seeking Submissions

Tinderbox Poetry Journal, an online journal that’s fee-free in the months the seasons change—March, June, September, and December—is seeking poetry from both emerging and established writers.  To promote the writers they publish, they nominate poets for the Pushcart Prize, Best New Poets, and Best of the Net Anthology. Tinderbox publishes poetry in all forms and…

February 23, 2017

Bottlecap Press: Now Seeking Submissions

Founded in 2014 in Skagway, Alaska, Bottlecap Press publishes poetry and fiction that explores our alarming humanity with unflinching honesty and artistry. They seek visionary literature, work that is both surprising and deeply meaningful. And, they continually strive to explore the unlimited possibilities of literary multimedia through their online content. Bottlecap is dedicated to promoting…

February 16, 2017

Grey Borders Magazine: Now Seeking Submissions

Grey Borders Magazine publishes poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and artwork that challenges social norms. Founded in 2002, this Canadian magazine has been published in print and online for over a decade. They seek work that invites discussion about untold stories, stories about mental illness, race, sexuality, radicalism, and social justice. They like work that considers these…

February 9, 2017

Every Pigeon: Now Seeking Submissions

Every Pigeon is a brand new online magazine of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, art, and photography celebrating the beauty in the banal. Every mundane pigeon is welcome there, that is, everything ordinary is invited to showcase its extraordinary subtleties. At Every Pigeon, minutia is a meditation. To get a sense of what they like, you can…

February 2, 2017

Theme of Absence: Now Seeking Speculative Fiction

Theme of Absence publishes speculative flash fiction and the occasional longer piece. All styles are welcome, including humor, as long as the story includes elements of horror, science fiction, or fantasy.  Spine tingling ghost stories are just as welcome as robots and spaceships. Theme of Absence is an online literary journal that is approachable. They…

January 26, 2017

Fairy Tale Review: Accepting Submissions

Fairy Tale Review is a yearly journal in search of new spins on old fairy tales. They opened for submissions on January 1, and they close to submissions on March the 31st 2017. Since 2005, Fairy Tale Review has sought fiction and nonfiction stories, essays, and translations. The journal is edited through the University of Arizona’s…

January 19, 2017

WOLVES: Now Accepting Submissions

WOLVES is for you and me, the living and the dead. WOLVES is for suckers, WOLVES is for lovers. WOLVES is for the lazy.  WOLVES is about exploring, creating, touching. WOLVES wants to leave you weak in the knees with your heart swelling while you’re gasping for air and falling back on the bed to say “Hot damn!” WOLVES knows…

January 12, 2017

400 and Falling Press: Now Seeking Submissions from Emerging Authors

A brand new journal founded by two students hoping to showcase emerging authors from around the world, 400 and Falling Press is seeking poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and visual art, as well as literary and art criticism. They are searching for the next wave of artistic expression, voices that drown us in the oceanic realm of…

January 5, 2017

DIAGRAM: Open to Submissions

As our name indicates, we’re interested in representations. In naming. In indicating. In schematics. In the labeling and taxonomy of things. In poems that masquerade as stories; in stories that disguise themselves as indices or obituaries. DIAGRAM is an online literary journal that has over a million visitors per month. They have a reputation for…

December 19, 2016

Slamchop Journal: Now Seeking Poetry Submissions

Slamchop is a new online poetry journal and podcast that will be published monthly. They are seeking emotive, in-the-moment poems, poems that resonate with the immediacy of the spoken word, slam, and open-mic traditions. Their podcast will feature a group of poets exploring the process of making art by workshopping a poem together. Right now…

December 15, 2016

The Perch: Now Seeking Submissions

Produced by the Yale Program for Recovery and Community Health, The Perch is a non-academic literary journal dedicated to publishing poetry, prose, visual art, and music related to mental health. They see The Perch as a place from which readers can gain perspective, and then fly off to new altitudes. They are interested in work…

December 8, 2016

Wildness: Now Seeking Submissions

Wildness is an online literary magazine based in the United Kingdom, founded in 2015. They publish poetry and prose that explores the unknown, evokes the far-away voice of all that’s lost. They seek work by both emerging and established writers, and they showcase a wide variety of styles and literary forms. To get a sense…

December 1, 2016

Belletrist: Now Seeking Submissions

Belletrist is an online and print journal produced by the students at Bellevue College. They are looking for poetry, fiction, nonfiction, playwriting, graphic literature, and art that wants to get noticed. They publish work by both emerging and established writers from around the country, as well as work by the students at Bellevue College. They…

November 17, 2016

Mandala Journal: Now Seeking Submissions

Mandala Journal is an online, multicultural literary arts journal launched in 2009, produced by the students at the University of Georgia’s Institute for African American Studies. They publish poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and visual art, as well as experimental and cross-genre work such as graphic literature. They are especially interested in literature that examines movements within…

November 9, 2016

LitMag: Now Seeking Submissions

LitMag is a biannual journal currently seeking fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for print and online editions. According to their submissions page, they are most interested in “big minds, large hearts, and sharp pens.” The first online and print issues will be available in the winter and spring of 2017, respectively. Submission Process: Regardless of format,…

October 31, 2016

Ten Wonderful New Literary Journals

The following is a list of 10 very new literary journals. There are many reasons to seek publication in these journals. In my experience, the benefits can be greater than publishing in a well established journal. When a literary journal is new the editors tend to be a lot more passionate. I have gotten handwritten…

October 27, 2016

Banshee: Now Seeking Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction

Banshee, a print literary journal from Ireland, is now seeking submissions of poetry, fiction, flash fiction, and creative nonfiction for their fourth issue, to be published in the spring of 2017. The deadline for submissions is October 31, and all authors published in the journal will receive payment, as well as a copy of the…

October 20, 2016

Long Exposure Magazine: Now Accepting Submissions

Founded in 2014, Long Exposure is an online magazine exploring the interaction between writing and visual media by way of publishing poetry, flash fiction, photography, and art. They are interested in studying the new dimensions that arise when language interacts with visual aesthetics. Long Exposure publishes a wide variety of writing and art, and they…

October 17, 2016

The Rush: Now Seeking Submissions

The Rush is a new online literary magazine produced by the students of Mount Saint Mary’s University in Los Angeles. They pay writers, and they are seeking poetry, fiction, nonfiction, visual art, and photography in all forms and styles. They hope to publish high-velocity work that captures the rush of human experience. Any topic is…

October 13, 2016

Lady: Now Seeking Submissions by Female Authors

Lady is an online literary magazine of fiction, young adult fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry written by women. They publish writing by authors of all ages and backgrounds, showcasing the infinite nuances of female experience. At Lady, they hope to give all women the opportunity to share their stories—sad and happy, pretty and ugly, fun,…

October 6, 2016

Hermeneutic Chaos Press: Now Accepting Submissions for Milk Teeth, An Anthology

Milk Teeth is an anthology forthcoming from Hermeneutic Chaos Press, an independent, queer-friendly, feminist press based in Australia. Eclectic and evocative, the work published by Hermeneutic Chaos Press questions the boundaries of awareness and thought, and its expression in language. Right now, they are seeking submissions for their upcoming anthology, Milk Teeth, a collection of…

September 23, 2016

Visitant: Now Accepting Submissions

Visitant is an online literary magazine seeking flash fiction, serialized fiction, nonfiction essays, multimedia essays, poetry, art, and interviews. Born from the collaborative efforts of the online writers group, PDXX Collective, Visitant hopes to cultivate a homestead for the unexpected visitors of the creative process: the strangers that appear on the page when authors experiment….

September 22, 2016

Highlights for Children: Now Seeking Submissions

I learned to read in my pediatrician’s waiting room with Highlights for Children Magazine. To this day, Highlights graces nearly every pediatric and dentist office I have ever visited, so it is no surprise that they have over one billion copies in print. Highlights is a magazine for children (motto: Fun with a Purpose!) and…

September 15, 2016

The Wanderer: Now Accepting Poetry Submissions

The Wanderer is an online poetry journal, launched in April 2016 as a weekly feature in Harlot Magazine. Now, as Harlot has evolved into a monthly e-zine, The Wanderer has also evolved into a new online magazine, distinct from Harlot. The Wanderer aims to publish excellent poetry, and to pay the poets who contribute their…

September 8, 2016

Territory: Now Seeking Submissions

Territory is a new online literary project that seeks to explore and defy the conceptual boundaries of maps. Though maps appear to be objective representations of the observable world, invariably they are crafted through the subjective lens of the mapmaker. What is revealed? What is concealed? What was never seen at all? Territory hopes to…

August 24, 2016

Escape Pod: An Audio Science Fiction Magazine

Escape Pod publishes all of its stories in audio and text formats. They are a science fiction market but as they say in their submission guidelines “our mandate is fun.” They allow some flexibility to exist within the genre and they have published the occasional steampunk or superhero tale. But they are not interested in…

August 11, 2016

The Slag Review: Now Accepting Submissions

The Slag Review is a new print and online journal of poetry, fiction, essays, and art, bravely exploring the perils and triumphs of the creative process. The creators of The Slag Review are metallurgists, artists engaged in the science of metal crafting, which they see as a metaphor for the transformative process of artistic creation….

August 3, 2016

Poetry Magazine: Always Seeking Poetry Submissions

Poetry Magazine was founded in Chicago by Harriet Monroe in 1912. The magazine established a reputation early on by publishing many important poems of T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Marianne Moore, Wallace Stevens, William Carlos Williams, and many others. Since then it has presented, sometimes for the first time, poems by almost every significant poet of…

Clarkesworld Magazine: Accepting Science Fiction and Fantasy

Clarkesworld Magazine is a Hugo and World Fantasy Award-winning science fiction and fantasy magazine that publishes short stories, interviews, articles and audio fiction on a monthly basis. Electronic issues are available to read online or through subscription on their website.  All original fiction is also published in paperback. They are currently accepting art, nonfiction, and…

August 1, 2016

10 Literary Journals Open to Other Art Forms

Most literary journals publish poetry and fiction. Many also publish creative non-fiction, essays, reviews, and visual art (largely paintings, drawings, and photography). Most do not publish anything else. However, all of the journals linked to here are interested in a variety of mediums. Some want you to submit your songs, others your short videos. These…

July 28, 2016

Forage: Now Seeking Submissions

Forage is a brand new online journal of poetry, creative essays, and reviews. Accessible, honest, and thoughtful—the work in Forage invites all eager readers. They publish writing that grapples with the particularities of individual human experience, and they welcome the endless nuances of expression that give these experiences form. Publishing both traditional and experimental work,…

July 21, 2016

Sweater Weather Magazine: Now Seeking Submissions

Sweater Weather Magazine is a new online magazine of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, visual art, and reviews. Hailing from Upstate New York, the editors of Sweater Weather Magazine are well acquainted with the optimal conditions for becoming lost in a literary wonder: a blizzard outside, an overstuffed chair, a warm blanket, a huge sweater, and…

July 5, 2016

Dime Show Review: Now Accepting Submissions

Dime Show Review is a new online magazine of fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and literary audio. Inspired by the intrigue of the old-time traveling circus, Dime Show Review publishes writing that prompts readers to peak through the tent flap of the mind into the wild world of imagination. Both emerging and established writers are invited to…

June 16, 2016

Wising Up Press: Now Seeking Submissions for “The Kindness of Strangers: A Wising Up Anthology”

Wising Up Press publishes fiction, memoir, and creative nonfiction exploring topics of social concern. They are committed to, “finding the we in them, the us in you.” They hope to deepen the reader’s inter-relational experience by presenting insightful writing spoken by a variety of voices. Right now, they are seeking submissions for their upcoming print…

June 15, 2016

Two Anthologies Seeking Submissions

These two anthologies are seeking very specific submissions from authors on two very different themes. Just A Little More Time They are now closed to submissions. “The Beiging of America” 2 Leaf Press is accepting submissions to their anthology “The Beiging of America”: Personal Narratives about Being Mixed Race in the Twenty First Century. Submissions…

Garo: Now Seeking Submissions

Garo is an online magazine of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, interviews, and artwork published by the Rocky Mountain Land Library. Named after a Colorado rancher who built a town around a railroad stop, Garo publishes work that helps people feel close to the land, and close to one another. They like writing that reveals something new…

June 3, 2016

The Quiet Circle: Now Accepting Submissions

The Quiet Circle is a brand new online journal of subtle, meditative writing. They publish fiction, poetry, and nonfiction that other literary journals might call “too quiet.” The Quiet Circle is a place where quiet writing can be heard, where brash, crass, and staunchly-realist voices are left at the door. They are especially interested in…

June 2, 2016

Sonic Boom: Now Seeking Poetry Submissions

Sonic Boom, a new online journal of poetry and flash fiction, publishes “writing that explodes.”  That is, they publish writing that makes an impact, shakes the reader’s senses, and breaks the boundaries of genre. Avant-garde, conceptual, postmodern—like a sonic boom–their publication is a phenomenon of the moment. They publish various contemporary forms of poetry—experimental, free…

May 26, 2016

Three Themed Calls for Submissions

The following two literary journals and one anthology are all seeking submissions. All are interested in creative writing focused on very different themes. Hopefully one will connect with a theme you already write about. All three publications close to submissions on June 15th Fiolet and Wing This anthology will collect domestic fabulism poems by female…

Horsethief Magazine: Now Seeking Submissions

Horsethief is a new online magazine of poetry. At Horsethief, they believe every poem has a life of its own. As Dean Young says, “What I know of form can fill a thimble, but what form knows of me will be the end of me.” Horsethief aims to create a digital space that honors each…

May 19, 2016

Swamp Ape Review: Now Seeking Submissions

Swamp Ape Review is a brand new online journal of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and visual art. What’s a swamp ape? In Floridian lore, a swamp ape is a hybrid creature, existing on the margins of land and water, fact and fiction, ordinariness and obscurity. Like its namesake, Swamp Ape Review aims to reflect the unexplainable….

May 12, 2016

Verbatim Poetry: Now Seeking Submissions

Verbatim is an online magazine of found poetry. What’s found poetry? It’s poetry found in everyday language—in newspapers, magazines, advertisements, window signs, restaurant menus, text messages, instruction manuals, cookbooks, and anywhere else with words. The language found there is used verbatim, broken into lines and stanzas to craft poetic verse. Verbatim Poetry poses the question:…

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