Literary Journals

December 13, 2018

Poetry East: Now Seeking Poetry Submissions

Established in 1979, Poetry East is a respected print journal affiliated with DePaul University and helmed in Chicago. They publish accessible poetry, translations, interviews, and criticism with universal appeal and page-turning immediacy. Poetry East has been edited by well-known poet Richard Jones from its first issue published almost 40 years ago. The journal has received…

December 6, 2018

Paper Darts: Now Seeking Submissions

Paper Darts is an online and print platform for flashes–fiction and nonfiction–that push boundaries, challenge beliefs, and showcase underrepresented perspectives. They pair unexpected flashes from unheard voices with custom artwork, and sometimes dabble like artistic outlaws in deviant endeavors like pop-up shops, art museums, readings, short story collections, vinyl records, and other such obsessions. You…

November 29, 2018

Belle Ombre: Now Accepting Submissions

Belle Ombre is a UK-based literary journal that publishes a wide variety of writing. They publish fiction, poetry, and memoir, all rather standard, as well as portraits of established artists/authors, scientific and academic writing, travel writing, and journalism. Belle Ombre was founded in 2017, so they are still relatively new. They are an online literary…

November 21, 2018

Plainsongs Poetry Magazine: Now Seeking Submissions

In print since 1980, Plainsongs is an established poetry journal produced by Hastings College Press in Hastings, Nebraska. They are looking for poetry composed of living language as vital and expansive as the great plains. And, they prefer verse that lives in the present while honoring its modernist and post-modernist heritage. Plainsongs publishes both free…

November 15, 2018

Barnstorm: Now Seeking Submissions

A well-established online journal of creative nonfiction, poetry, and short stories, Barnstorm is always seeking submissions. Founded in 2009 and produced by the MFA program in Creative Writing at the University of New Hampshire, Barnstorm has been publishing literature in a wide range of forms and styles for almost a decade. They accept submissions from…

November 8, 2018

Levitate: Now Seeking Submissions of Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction

A brand new print journal produced by the Chicago High School for the Arts, Levitate is seeking poetry, fiction, and nonfiction in all forms and styles, experimental and traditional. They hope to curate a collection of literary art that showcases authorial passion and inspires confidence in writers of all ages and backgrounds. They especially want…

November 1, 2018

Meow Meow Pow Pow: Now Seeking Submissions

Meow Meow Pow Pow is an online guerrilla lit press publishing short form literature on printable broadsides with original artwork. Launched by a group of graffiti lovers and cat admirers, Meow Meow Pow Pow hopes to wheatpaste the world with micro lit. They want their free, shareable broadsides to give a microphone to unheard voices….

October 25, 2018

Foundry: Now Seeking Poetry Submissions

Foundry is an online poetry journal exploring the concept of the poem as a made object. They publish poetry from both emerging and established poets, and poems published in Foundry have received the Pushcart Prize, appeared on Verse Daily, and have been selected for Bettering American Poetry. Since 2016, Foundry has been published quarterly in…

October 18, 2018

Metafore Magazine: Now Seeking Submissions

Founded in 2016 by students of Maharishi University’s BFA in Creative and Professional Writing program, Metafore is a new electronic journal of metamodern transcendental literature. They publish poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and hybrid form writing that speaks with the ancient wisdom of the modern, workaday mystic. They’re looking for literature that touches the unfathomable depths of…

October 3, 2018

SmokeLong Quarterly: Now Seeking Flash Fiction Submissions

SmokeLong Quarterly is a respected online journal established in 2003 dedicated exclusively to flash fiction. They take their name from the Chinese moniker for flash fiction–smokelong story–a tale that can be read in the time it takes to smoke a cigarette. They are looking for uncommon flashes that employ surprising language, purposeful fiction arising from…

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