Literary Journals Publishing Poetry

June 27, 2018

The Brooklyn Review: Now Seeking Submissions

UPDATED: They are currently closed to submissions. I apologize for the inconvenience. From Brooklyn College of The City University of New York—where John Ashbery and Allen Ginsberg once taught—The Brooklyn Review has offered almost 30 years of exceptional poetry, fiction, and performance texts. They’ve published work by literary cornerstones such as Ann Lauterbach, Wayne Koestenbaum,…

May 30, 2018

Barrelhouse: Now Accepting Submissions from Unpublished Writers

Barrelhouse is a respected and prestigious literary journal that accepts very few of the submissions it receives. They are primarily a biannual print publication, but they also have an online edition that publishes different work as well.  They publish poetry, short fiction, non-fiction, and flash fiction. They like to publish well crafted writing with a…

May 23, 2018

The Apple Valley Review: Now Seeking Submissions

Launched in 2006, The Apple Valley Review is a well-established and selective journal of poetry, fiction, and essays. Published twice a year online, in the spring and fall, the journal features finely crafted writing with both mainstream and literary appeal. They prefer work that is accessible and at the same time skillfully honed. To get…

April 26, 2018

Landfill (Ursus Americanus Press): Now Seeking Submissions

A project of Ursus Americanus Press, Landfill is an online journal of poetry and hybrid forms.  Helmed in Chicago and New York, they publish a wide range of “beautiful weirdos,” from bizarre to banal. Their only guideline is: “Show us your teeth.” Landfill has been published bimonthly for about a year now. They usually publish…

April 19, 2018

Ascent: Now Seeking Submissions

Helmed at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota, Ascent is a literary journal of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and photography. Since 1975, they’ve curated a collection of the best work from select emerging and established writers. Previously a print publication, they transitioned to an online format in 2009. Since then, they’ve published and archived the work of…

April 5, 2018

Soft Cartel: Now Seeking Submissions of Poetry and Prose

Soft Cartel, an online magazine of poetry and prose, believes that literature can have a life—and that it can even have fun. They like playful experiments and heartfelt dashes into the unknown. They’re tired of worn-out stories and exclusionary, high-fiving cliques. They’re open—to brand new experiences and submissions to match. Soft Cartel accepts submissions all…

March 22, 2018

Taxicab Magazine: Now Seeking Submissions

Born out of a craving for more literature to love, Taxicab Magazine was, according to its makers, “thrown into a frying pan with the hesitancy of all great things.” It’s an American venture by creed, pioneering and accepting all corners of our shared and partitioned selves. They like novelties, shake-ups, and progress. They believe in…

March 14, 2018

Kingdoms in the Wild: Now Seeking Submissions

Kingdoms in the Wild, an online literary magazine launched in 2016, is seeking poetry and fiction that moves readers beyond popular issues to the underlying heart of communication, which mends all fractures. They want to showcase writing that represents the broad spectrum of our meaning-making systems, writing from all of our vast human fields: histories,…

March 8, 2018

Arkana: Now Seeking Submissions

Launched in 2016 by the students of the Arkansas Writers’ MFA Program at the University of Central Arkansas, Arkana is an online magazine of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, scriptwriting, translations, book reviews, illustrated narratives, and artwork. They aim to give a voice to the silent, a light to the mysterious, and a home to the…

February 22, 2018

Mookychick—Now Seeking Submissions of Stories, Essays, and Reviews

Launched in 2005, Mookychick—an online publisher of fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and reviews—has evolved into a community forum for just about everything. Eclectic and inclusive, they aim to connect like minds of all varieties. From fashion to faith and everything beyond, upside-down, and in-between—Mookychick wants to know about it. The best way to get a sense…

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