Literary Journals

August 22, 2019

Déraciné: Now Seeking Submissions

Déraciné is an online journal of dark fiction, poetry, and art. A déraciné  is a person who feels displaced, and Déraciné magazine hopes to raise awareness of psychological issues and feelings of displacement. Using elements of the literary gothic, horror, and fantasy, Déraciné explores the shadow of the psyche. To get a sense of what they…

August 15, 2019

Philosophical Idiot: Now Seeking Submissions

Philosophical Idiot is an online journal for weirdos. It’s a creative playspace featuring work that’s easy to read but hard to digest. They like writing that’s odd, angsty, and/or hilarious. They don’t have rules. To get a sense of their style, you can read past issues online. Launched in July 2017, Philosophical Idiot has published…

August 7, 2019

Lamplit Underground: Now Seeking Submissions

Lamplit Underground is an online journal of strange beauty. Named after the image of children hiding by lamplight in an underground fort, Lamplit Underground features eerie adventure and unexpected fear. They publish both new and established authors, and they accept all forms and styles of writing—though they prefer eccentricity. You can get a sense of…

August 1, 2019

Dunes Review: Now Seeking Submissions

A print journal established in 1996, Dunes Review has been publishing poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction for 22 years. Helmed in Northern Michigan, Dunes Review is the area’s foremost independent literary journal. Work published in Dunes Review has been reprinted in the Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses anthology. To get a sense of…

July 19, 2019

Full Bleed: Now Seeking Submissions

A beautifully designed print and online annual from Maryland Institute College of Art, Full Bleed is seeking poetry, fiction, graphic essays, and nonfiction. Their eclectic aesthetic reflects the broad range of voices that inform contemporary art and design. They welcome conflicting perspectives and evolving ideas, essential to progress. To get a sense of their style,…

July 17, 2019

Tinfish Press: Now Seeking Submissions

Reopening after 10-year hiatus, Tinfish press is seeking experimental poetry and essays of the Pacific. They are particularly interested in work exploring rage and hope, and they especially like submissions that express a dialogue between these two themes. They value formal ingenuity and extraordinary surprise. Tinfish Press was established in 1995, and since then they’ve…

July 10, 2019

Juke Joint: Now Seeking Submissions

A gathering place for unconventional poetry, Juke Joint lives up to its namesake. Like the juke joints of the South—structures marking the margins of society, gathering sharecroppers and plantation owners after working hours—Juke Joint magazine celebrates the spirit of rebellion. They’re looking for Southern and non-Southern voices: lyrical, narrative, found, erased, and unclassified. To get…

July 8, 2019

Seven Exciting New Literary Journals

The following is a list of 7 new literary journals. All of these journals have been around for less than six months. In my experience, there are many reasons to seek publication in these journals. When a literary journal is new, the editors tend to be a lot more passionate. I have gotten handwritten thank…

July 3, 2019

Third Point Press: Now Seeking Submissions

Founded by a trio of writers hoping to connect their local writing community with the broader literary world, Third Point Press is an international magazine with strong hometown roots. Each issue showcases writers from Lancaster, York, and Harrisburg, PA, alongside authors from around the globe. To get a sense of what they publish, you can…

June 27, 2019

Backchannels: Now Seeking Submissions

A brand-new online quarterly dedicated to creating a network of reciprocity between writers and readers, Backchannels is seeking submissions for their Fall issue. A backchannel is a hidden information pathway; in linguistics, it’s also gesture intended to encourage another to continue speaking. Backchannels literary magazine aims to serve both purposes. They hope to create a…

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