Five Journals Open to Submissions this February

Written by Emily Harstone

All of these literary journals just re-opened to submissions on February 1st. As always, all of the literary journals do not have a reading fee. The literary journals are in no particular order.

Switchback

Switchback Journal is an online publication of the MFA in Writing Program at the University of San Francisco.  They publish a variety of creative writing every Friday. They are accepting submissions through April.

CARPE BLOOM

This online journal want to showcase the artistic products of talented youth and people below the age of 35, all around the world. They are open to submissions from February through April.

So It Goes

A publication of the Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library. Over fifty percent of each issue’s contents come from veteran artists and authors. They close to submissions on May 1st.

The Citron Review

An online journal of brief literature. They publish fiction, prose, and non-fiction. They don’t publish anything over 1,000 words in length. They do not close to submissions till November 1st.

Sonic Boom

Sonic Boom publishes Poetry, Japanese short-forms, flash fiction/hybrids, and visual art. They are open to submissions till March 1st.


Emily Harstone is the pen name of an author whose work has been published internationally by a number of respected journals. She is a professional submissions adviser and spends much of her time researching manuscript publishers. You can follow her on Facebook.