Literary Journals Publishing Fiction

March 14, 2019

Blue River: Now Seeking Submissions

Produced and published by Creighton University’s MFA students, Blue River is an online journal of fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry written by emerging and established authors. MFA students working on the publication under faculty supervision gain experience that gives them a foothold in the publishing industry. Blue River reaches a broad audience and boasts literary…

March 7, 2019

Pithead Chapel: Now Seeking Submissions

An established monthly online journal, Pithead Chapel publishes writing to remember. They like meaningful, honest literature that leaves a taste readers crave. They publish daring fiction, nonfiction, and prose poetry in a wide variety of forms and styles from both emerging and established authors. The best way to get a sense of what they like…

February 27, 2019

Scum: Now Seeking Submissions

An established online literary journal with “filthy feminist leanings,” Scum is seeking poetry, fiction, nonfiction, rants, memoirs, and whatever else you want to send. Since 2013, they’ve published new writing year-round a couple times a week, and they don’t care what anyone thinks about it. They publish writing of all varieties, and the best way…

February 14, 2019

Storyscape: Now Seeking Submissions

An established online journal, Storyscape sorts all its stories into three categories: “Truth,” “Untruth,” and “We Don’t Know and They Won’t Tell Us.” They’re interested in stories of all kinds—from overheard snippets to carefully crafted masterworks—in all forms and styles. They especially like genre-bending work and stories that employ unexpected storytelling modalities, such as audio…

February 12, 2019

Five on the Fifth: Now Seeking Submissions

Five on the Fifth is a monthly online journal that publishes five short pieces of writing—horror, fantasy, science fiction, general fiction, flash fiction, and nonfiction—on the fifth of every month. They aim to help emerging authors get their voices heard by maintaining a frequent publication schedule and responding quickly to submissions. Their journal reaches a…

January 31, 2019

Booth: Now Seeking Submissions

Established in 2009 by the MFA students at Butler University’s writing program, Booth publishes one new piece every Friday online as well as two aesthetically arresting print editions each year. They like rich stories and impactful poems in both experimental and traditional packaging. Booth publishes unique voices—both emerging and established—from all backgrounds. You can get…

January 17, 2019

MARY: Now Seeking Submissions

MARY: A Journal of New Writing, is a thoughtfully designed online journal sponsored by the MFA in creative writing program at Saint Mary’s College of California. MARY is buzzing with daring, strange fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and hybrid writing from both new and established authors. They’ve published work by D.A. Powell, Dorathea Lasky, Peter Orner, Bruce…

January 9, 2019

Laurel: Now Seeking Submissions

A brand-new online journal based in South Africa, Laurel is seeking powerful poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and artwork. Authentic, brave, and honest, the literature featured in Laurel explores the full face of the human condition. They publish skillfully crafted writing in which authors express truth without pretense. Laurel often pairs writing with original visual artwork, creating…

January 3, 2019

Five Journals Open to Submissions this January

All of these literary journals just re-opened to submissions on January 1st. As always, all of the literary journals do not have a reading fee. The literary journals are in no particular order. Naugatuck River Review This print journal focuses exclusively on publishing narrative poetry. Narrative poetry is poetry that tells a story or has…

December 19, 2018

Root & Star: Now Seeking Submissions

Root & Star is a thoughtfully curated, high-quality literary magazine for children. Each gorgeously designed print volume provides children, parents, and authors with a space to honor the sacredness of childhood. Root & Star is seeking beautifully crafted poetry, fiction, and nonfiction to nourish the whole child: “the wise, the wild, the strange, and the…

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