Literary Journals Publishing Creative Non Fiction

February 18, 2021

Spartan: Now Seeking Submissions

Spartan is an established journal of minimalist prose and prose poetry. They only publish writing that’s 1,500 words or fewer. You can get a sense of what they publish by reading past issues online. Spartan has been published quarterly online since 2012. From their home base in Seattle, they also produce short-run print editions occasionally….

February 11, 2021

Flypaper Lit: Now Seeking Submissions

Born as a subculture hip-hop zine in the 90’s, Flypaper Lit publishes poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction alongside articles about music, fashion, sports, and culture. You can get a sense of what they publish by reading the journal online. A selection of Flypaper’s online content is also collected in a yearly anthology, released each December….

February 4, 2021

Claw & Blossom: Now Seeking Submissions

Claw & Blossom is an online literary journal of poetry and prose that explores the human experience in relation to the natural world. They’re looking for deep, thoughtful writing on life’s challenges and complexities. They prefer carefully crafted language and profound, resonant imagery. Since 2019, Claw & Blossom has published four seasonal issues each year….

January 21, 2021

Awakened Voices Magazine: Now Seeking Submissions

Awakened Voices Magazine is a digital publication of literary and visual art made by survivors of sexual violence. The magazine is part of a program in Chicago that makes survivor art visible through both a gallery showcase and an online presence.  The program provides, “a safe space and supportive community for survivors who wish to…

December 23, 2020

Air/Light: Now Seeking Submissions

Published by The University of California, Air/Light is an international literary journal with a West Coast aesthetic. They take their name from a Lawrence Weschler article titled, “L.A. Glows,” which talks about the idea of “airlight”: a clarity of light that comes from oversized particles in the air. They see “airlight” as a metaphor for…

November 19, 2020

Volney Road Review: Now Seeking Submissions

Volney Road Review is a paying online publisher of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry based in Youngstown, Ohio. They aim to showcase the unpublished treasures of both emerging and established authors. “Send us the work that you think will change the world,” they say. They pay $10 per published piece. Volney Road Review accepts submissions twice…

November 12, 2020

Blue Mesa Review: Now Seeking Submissions

Blue Mesa Review is an established publisher of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. Helmed at the University of New Mexico, Blue Mesa Review has been published since 1989. Each issue is edited by a fresh team of students in the university’s creative writing department, so the journal’s aesthetic is always evolving. They publish a wide…

October 29, 2020

Aromatica Poetica: Now Seeking Submissions

Aromatica Poetica publishes writing that celebrates smell and taste. They welcome fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, and they publish around half of the submissions they receive that follow their submission guidelines. Editor Dr. M. Leona Godin experiences a heightened sense of smell and taste because of blindness. She also loves literature, and so Aromatica Poetica was…

October 22, 2020

THINK Journal: Now Seeking Submissions

THINK is an established print journal housed at Western Colorado University. They focus on publishing poetry, but the journal also includes fiction, creative nonfiction, and screenwriting. THINK features poetry that demonstrates awareness of craft. They like metrical poetry, meaningful rhymes, and inventive forms. They also publish free verse that’s clearly and thoughtfully arranged. To get…

October 15, 2020

Moxy: Now Seeking Submissions

Moxy is a UK based literary journal founded in 2018, with a focus on creative nonfiction. They have a beautiful and easy to navigate website. They publish criticism, essays, travel writing, and personal essays as well as art and cartoons. They were inspired in part by the autofiction movement, although much of what they publish…

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