Literary Journals Publishing Creative Non Fiction

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….

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…

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 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 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 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,…

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 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 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

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…

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…

June 15, 2016

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…

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 9, 2016

19 Magazines that Publish Writing for Children and Teens

Most children’s book authors and young adult authors struggle with creating a history of previous publications – a useful task when trying to find an agent or publisher for their work.  The following list of publishers are all looking for work aimed at teens and children. So, not only do you create a history of…

April 14, 2016

Door is a Jar Magazine: Now Accepting Submissions

An emerging online and print magazine founded in 2015, Door is a Jar publishes poetry, fiction, nonfiction, drama, and art. With a preference for simple language and engaging voices, Door is a Jar Magazine aims to be an open book (or door): a publication accessible to all readers. They honor the diversity of both readers…

April 5, 2016

Black Elephant: Now Accepting Submissions

Black Elephant is a new online and soon-to-be print journal hoping to shake up the literary landscape with boundary-breaking new writing. They want to showcase voices that challenge convention and defy form. They want to celebrate stories, poems, essays, spoken word pieces, photographs, and short films that speak subtly and viscerally, with textured layers of…

April 4, 2016

11 Literary Journals Always Open To Submissions

Most literary journals are open only for a window of time each year. Sometimes it is a very long window. Sometimes it is more than one window. But it can be frustrating to visit their website and realize that they just closed to submissions. It can be particularly hard during the summer when the majority…

March 17, 2016

Memoryhouse Magazine: Now Seeking Submissions

Memoryhouse is an online magazine dedicated to documenting personal narratives. They publish all genres of writing—poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and everything in-between—as long as the work presents a personal story. At Memoryhouse, they love all forms of over-sharing—diary entries, autobiographies, personal tragedies, ego-trips, and neurotic exposés. Produced by students at the University of Chicago, the Memoryhouse…

March 8, 2016

Anomaly: Now Seeking Submissions

Anomaly is a new online journal of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and art, created with the aim of publishing only the most promising up-and-coming authors. Tired of reading literary journals comprised mostly of filler, the creators of Anomaly decided to curate a carefully honed journal in which each word is thoughtfully selected. They want to promote…

February 25, 2016

Half Mystic: Now Accepting Submissions

Half Mystic is a new online journal dedicated to exploring the intersection of language and music. They are interested in all forms of writing that pertain to music and express musicality by exploring the ineffable. They like writing that grapples with paradox, grey space, the incomprehensible in-between, harmonious dissonance, and infinite finitude. In addition to…

February 17, 2016

200 CCs: Now Accepting Submissions

A new online publication, 200 CCs publishes one 200-word story each week. Though short, the stories in 200 CCs aren’t vignettes. Rather, they’re complete, condensed narratives. Like concentrated juice, the micro-stories in 200 CCs are punchy and impactful. They’re easy to read but hard to forget; they’re small stories that make a big entrance and…

February 11, 2016

Strangelet: Now Accepting Submissions

Exploring universal truths from the decks of starships, the mouths of dragons, and the kitchen sinks of miraculously ordinary humans, Strangelet is a unique literary universe. From the collision of literary art and entertaining genre, Strangelet emerges. Their stories are made of magical realism, fantasy, and science fiction—anything that takes us to another world or…

February 4, 2016

Guernica: Now Accepting Submissions

Guernica is a thoughtful magazine. They like thoughtful ideas—from everyone and everywhere—so they publish fiction, nonfiction, poetry, interviews, and art from around the world. Their authors come from dozens of countries and write in as many languages. Full editions of Guernica are published online twice a month, and additionally, smaller issues called Guernica Daily are…

January 28, 2016

Michigan Quarterly Review: Now Seeking Submissions

Michigan Quarterly Review is an interdisciplinary journal publishing poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as critical essays addressing social, cultural, political, and literary topics. Eclectic, thought provoking, and refined, Michigan Quarterly Review aims to spark the intellect of its bright-minded readers. They publish work by contemporary cornerstones—Joyce Carol Oats, John Updike, Margaret Atwood, Carol…

December 17, 2015

Southern Indiana Review: Now Accepting Submissions

Southern Indiana Review, a print publication of Southern Indiana University, is a biannual journal of poetry, fiction, drama, nonfiction, interviews, reviews, and art. While they showcase well-known contributors from across the nation, they also devote pages to local and emerging writers. They publish many styles of writing—literary, experimental, personal, humorous, critical, and the like—on many…

December 3, 2015

The Malahat Review: Submission Guidelines

The Malahat Review is a Canadian literary quarterly publishing poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, reviews, interviews, and essays from Canada and abroad. Established in 1967, this long-running journal is among Canada’s most essential reads. The Malahat Review publishes all styles of writing—they simply seek to promote excellent literature.  They aim to support emerging writers, especially those…

November 19, 2015

Image: Submission Guidelines

Image, a print and online quarterly, publishes poetry, fiction, and nonfiction inspired by religious faith. They seek work that engages with Western spiritual traditions—Judaism, Islam, and Christianity—with the sincere spirit of a seeker, transcending dogma. Through the smallness of everyday humdrum and havoc, the authors of Image open readers to the big, broad questions of…

November 12, 2015

Alaska Quarterly Review: Now Accepting Submissions

Alaska Quarterly Review, hailed by many as one of the nation’s top literary journals, has made an indelible impression on our culture by publishing fresh, cutting-edge literary art. It all started 30 years ago when editor Ronald Spatz, wanting to revitalize the literary culture of Alaska, launched the magazine, housing Alaskan voices with both new…

October 29, 2015

The Journal: Now Open To Submissions

Founded in 1973, The Journal is a longstanding print and online publication produced by Ohio State University. Debuting emerging writers alongside established authors like Mary Jo Bang, Brenda Hillman, and Linda Bierds, The Journal contributes substantially to the literary culture in its home state and beyond. Recently, poems appearing in The Journal were reprinted the…

October 22, 2015

The Gravity of the Thing: Submission Guidelines

The Gravity of the Thing is an online literary magazine devoted to publishing original fiction, narrative nonfiction, and poetry. Their journal aims to present everyday objects in uncommon ways, to defamiliarize the reader with the ordinary, making it new and strange. They want their readers to be taken on a journey, to experience transformation that…

October 15, 2015

Cream City Review: Now Accepting Submissions

Hailing from “The Cream City”—Milwaukee, Wisconsin—Cream City Review is a print journal dedicated to publishing poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, visual art, comics, contemporary literary reviews, and author interviews. Founded in 1975, Cream City Review offers both new and established writers a stable and enduring home for their work. Publishing poet laureates alongside literary unknowns, they…

August 31, 2015

Blue Bonnet Review

UPDATE: The Blue Bonnet Review is temporarily closed to new submissions. We apologize for the inconvenience. Blue Bonnet Review is a literary journal based out of Houston, Texas. They are based out of Texas but they encourage individuals around the world to submit.  They publish poetry, nonfiction, and fiction. They also publish works in Spanish,…

July 2, 2015

The Missouri Review: Accepting Submissions

The Missouri Review is a literary journal that has been around for over 30 years and they publish four quality print issues a year. Digital editions are now also available. They publish short stories, poetry, and non-fiction. Work that first appeared in The Missouri Review has been anthologized in Best American Short Stories, Best American…

The Collagist: Now Accepting Submissions

The Collagist is a literary journal published by Dzanc Books. They are an electronic publication. They publish short fiction, poetry, non-fiction, and excerpts from longer works. They are open to submissions until July 31st. They reopen to submissions in October. They publish one issue on the 15th of every month. They are a highly respected…

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