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April 2, 2020

The Clearing: Now Seeking Submissions

The Clearing is an established online journal published by Little Toller Books, a well-loved independent press committed to reviving old nature classics and books about rural living in the British Isles. They’ve received numerous accolades, and The Independent calls them “a small but discerning press.” The Clearing is an online space for authors and artists…

January 9, 2020

Flint Hills Review: Now Seeking Submissions

Flint Hills Review is a well-established print annual produced at Emporia State University. Published and distributed nationally for 24 years, Flint Hills Review has made its mark by redefining “regional writing.” They have a particular interest in writing that explores the Midwest—especially the ways in which ethnicity, gender, and relationships appear in Midwestern culture. Flint…

August 30, 2018

Small Orange: Now Seeking Submissions

A new online poetry journal, Small Orange is seeking aesthetically pleasing, meaningful verse in all forms and styles. Published three times a year in October, January, and April, each issue of Small Orange showcases seven poets and one visual artist, and includes one interview. Small Orange also occasionally considers creative nonfiction for publication. The visual…

August 9, 2018

Cotton Xenomorph: Now Seeking Submissions

A new, fast-growing online literary journal offering brilliant poetry and fiction as an alternative to the language of oppression. Cotton Xenomorph hopes to broadcast new voices and contribute to conversations on social justice. You can get an idea of what they publish by reading the journal online. Cotton Xenomorph is published online on a rolling…

March 14, 2018

Kingdoms in the Wild: Now Seeking Submissions

Kingdoms in the Wild, an online literary magazine launched in 2016, is seeking poetry and fiction that moves readers beyond popular issues to the underlying heart of communication, which mends all fractures. They want to showcase writing that represents the broad spectrum of our meaning-making systems, writing from all of our vast human fields: histories,…

January 18, 2018

Longleaf Review: Now Seeking Submissions

A new online journal, Longleaf Review, just released their first publication of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. They take their name and inspiration from Zora Neale Hurston’s work gathering the stories of the women and men who lived and worked in the longleaf pine forests of Florida in the 1930’s. The turpentine camps of the…

July 4, 2017

Dodging the Rain: Now Seeking Submissions

Dodging the Rain is a new blogazine publishing all genres of literature and artwork. Helmed in Galway, Ireland, Dodging the Rain is founded and edited by a multinational group of graduate students based at the National University of Ireland: Galway’s Masters in Writing Programme and Uversity’s Creative Process Masters of the Arts. They aim to…

April 27, 2017

Blue Earth Review: Accepting Submissions

Blue Earth Review is published by Minnesota State University. They are a print publication and generally have excellent covers. They are highly selective and publish very little of what is submitted to them. They are open to submissions year round which is unusual for a journal published by a university. They publish fiction, creative nonfiction,…

January 5, 2017

DIAGRAM: Open to Submissions

As our name indicates, we’re interested in representations. In naming. In indicating. In schematics. In the labeling and taxonomy of things. In poems that masquerade as stories; in stories that disguise themselves as indices or obituaries. DIAGRAM is an online literary journal that has over a million visitors per month. They have a reputation for…

October 31, 2016

Ten Wonderful New Literary Journals

The following is a list of 10 very new literary journals. There are many reasons to seek publication in these journals. In my experience, the benefits can be greater than publishing in a well established journal. When a literary journal is new the editors tend to be a lot more passionate. I have gotten handwritten…

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