Six Great Journals That Re-Opened to Submissions

Written by Emily Harstone | November 5, 2015

This November a number of great literary journals reopened their doors to submissions. Below are mini reviews and links to six wonderful literary journals that just started considering submissions again.

The list is in no particular order.

1. Arsenic Lobster

A weird and wonderful poetry journal that is associated with a small press. They publish print issues once a year and electronic issues thrice a year. They have a slow response time and a low acceptance rate. Most of the rejections they send out are personal. They have been around for a decade. To learn more or to submit visit their website here.

2. Abyss & Apex

This Hugo nominated speculative fiction magazine does a great job publishing fiction and poetry. They are an electronic publisher. They publish four issues a year and they pay their writers. To learn, more visit their website here.

3. Blackbird

One of the oldest and most respected electronic literary journals around. Learn more at their website here.

4. Up The Staircase

Up The Staircase is a respected electronic poetry journal that has reopened to submissions. Our full review is here. To learn, more visit their website here.

5. Kestrel
Kestral is a great, established, and artistic literary magazine. They even have a fairly reasonable acceptance rate of over 5%. The one hitch with submitting to them is that they do not accept electronic submissions. You have to mail your work to them the old fashioned way. They generally respond to submissions with three months, which is a fair response time. To learn more visit their website here.

6. Sugared Water

A respected print journal that is open to prose and poetry of all genres. To learn more visit their website here.