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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…

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…

September 13, 2018

Trigger Warning: Now Seeking Fiction Submissions

Trigger Warning is an online zine of pulpy short fiction published with pictures. They aim to capture the feel of the cheap rag digests of the 70’s and 80’s with two-tone illustrations. They’re looking for science fiction, horror, fantasy, and noir, or anything else that would fit in on The Twilight Zone. John Skewes, a…

August 22, 2018

Cherry Tree: Now Seeking Submissions

Since its debut in 2015, Cherry Tree—a print journal of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction—has received many accolades. Poems published in Cherry Tree have gone on to be featured in The Best American Poetry and Verse Daily. Produced by Washington College, Cherry Tree is published under the imprint of Literary House Press, the publishing branch…

June 1, 2017

Frontier Poetry: Now Seeking Submissions

A new limb of The Masters Review, Frontier Poetry is an online platform for emerging poets. Highly selective yet ecumenical, Frontier Poetry is a quality journal for new poets of all types, as well as a resource for other writers, publishers, and literary agents. They are looking for work that pushes the boundaries of language,…

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…

October 17, 2016

The Rush: Now Seeking Submissions

The Rush is a new online literary magazine produced by the students of Mount Saint Mary’s University in Los Angeles. They pay writers, and they are seeking poetry, fiction, nonfiction, visual art, and photography in all forms and styles. They hope to publish high-velocity work that captures the rush of human experience. Any topic is…

August 3, 2016

Poetry Magazine: Always Seeking Poetry Submissions

Poetry Magazine was founded in Chicago by Harriet Monroe in 1912. The magazine established a reputation early on by publishing many important poems of T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Marianne Moore, Wallace Stevens, William Carlos Williams, and many others. Since then it has presented, sometimes for the first time, poems by almost every significant poet of…

May 9, 2016

19 Magazines that Publish Writing for Children and Teens

Most children’s book authors and young adult authors struggle with creating a history of previous publications – a useful task when trying to find an agent or publisher for their work.  The following list of publishers are all looking for work aimed at teens and children. So, not only do you create a history of…

April 4, 2016

11 Literary Journals Always Open To Submissions

Most literary journals are open only for a window of time each year. Sometimes it is a very long window. Sometimes it is more than one window. But it can be frustrating to visit their website and realize that they just closed to submissions. It can be particularly hard during the summer when the majority…

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