Literary Magazines

Browse the literary magazines listed in NewPages to find short stories and longer fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, essays, literary criticism, book reviews, author interviews, art and photography. The magazine editor's description for each sponsored literary magazine gives you an overview of editorial styles—what writers they have published and what they are looking for (with contact information, subscription rates, submission guidelines, and more).

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The Chariton Review coverThe Chariton Review

The Chariton Review showcases work exhibiting a strong sense of the writer’s craft, familiarity with contemporary innovations and conversations, and mindfulness of various rich traditions.

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Fiction Southeast coverFiction Southeast

Fiction Southeast is an online literary journal dedicated to flash fiction. The mission of Fiction Southeast is to showcase fiction from today's most promising writers and to create an online literary journal that allows readers to quickly and easily access quality writing from their laptops, iPads, and cell phones. [o]

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New Madrid coverNew Madrid

New Madrid is the national journal of the low-residency MFA program at Murray State University. It takes its name from the New Madrid seismic zone, which falls within the central Mississippi Valley and extends through western Kentucky.

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Story coverStory

Story is a biannual magazine devoted to stories of any shape or form, focusing on a single theme each issue.

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2River online literary magazine2River View

Since 1996, an online site of poetry, art, and theory, quarterly publishing The 2River View and occasionally publishing individual authors in the 2River Chapbook Series, as well as podcasting 2River authors from the Muddy Bank blog. [o]

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Able Muse coverAble Muse

A semiannual review of poetry prose and art. With featured poet and artist /photographer with interview. Includes poems, fiction, essays and book reviews.

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A “workshop of literature where wonderful, audacious and strange things come into being.” —Bernhard Schlink, author of The Reader

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 Alaska Quarterly Review

One of America's premier literary magazines and a source of powerful, new voices. AQR is "one of the nation's best literary magazines," The Washington Post Book World.

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American Literary Review coverAmerican Literary Review

American Literary Review has been published since 1990 through the Creative Writing Program of the department of English at the University of North Texas. [o]
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American Poetry Review coverAmerican Poetry Review

The widest range of distinguished poets, exciting new writers, controversial reviews, essays, columns, and interviews.

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The Antioch Review coverThe Antioch Review

The Antioch Review is a distinguished, well-established literary journal that publishes lively and cogent essays, fiction, poetry and book reviews.

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Apple Valley Review coverApple Valley Review

The Apple Valley Review is an online literary journal established in 2005 and published in the spring and fall. Each issue features a collection of beautifully crafted poetry, short fiction, and essays. [o]

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Arcadia coverArcadia Magazine

Arcadia wants your best. Fiction, poetry, painting, photograph, stand-up comedy routine, mockumentary, whatever. We want to see it, read it, hear it, and love it.

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Arroyo Literary Review coverArroyo Literary Review

Each issue reflects the creative diversity found in the San Francisco Bay Area literary scene, while bringing together material from an international array of poets, writers, and artists.

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Ascent screencapAscent

"Simply and unobtrusively one of the best."

Literary Magazine Review [o]

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The Aurorean coverThe Aurorean

Upbeat New England poetry journal. Small Press Review-recommended; profiled in Poet’s Market. Proudly welcomes newer poets alongside the biggest names in the small press.

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The Baltimore Review coverThe Baltimore Review

Publishing since 1996, The Baltimore Review is an online and print journal of fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry, as well as visual and video arts. [o]

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Bellevue Literary Review coverBellevue Literary Review

Bellevue Literary Review is a unique literary magazine that examines human existence through the prism of health and healing, illness and disease.

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Bellingham Review coverBellingham Review

The Bellingham Review publishes “literature of palpable quality.” We showcase works of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction.

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Beloit Poetry Journal coverBeloit Poetry Journal

For over 60 years, the Beloit Poetry Journal has been distinguished for the extraordinary range of its poetry and its discovery of strong new poets.

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Big Muddy coverBig Muddy

Multidisciplinary issues and events, especially but not solely concerning the 10-state area that borders the Mississippi River, from the Canadian border to the Gulf Coast

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 The Bitter Oleander

The Bitter Oleander endeavors to publish imaginative poetry, short fiction, interviews, essays & translations of living poets from every corner of the world.

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Black Denim Lit logoBlack Denim Lit

Black Denim Lit provides approachable literary science fiction and fantasy grounded in characterizations of human experience that is at once dark and inspiring, disturbing and longing and always irreverent. [o/p][e-pub]

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Black Warrior Review coverBlack Warrior Review

Since 1974, Black Warrior Review has published the freshest voices in literature, from established and emerging talents alike.  Each issue includes a poetry chapbook, comics, and full-color art sections.

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The Boiler coverThe Boiler

"The Boiler publishes some of the liveliest writing I’ve seen online today."—The Adirondack Review. We publish new and emerging writers on a quarterly basis. [o]

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Booth coverBooth

“The Booth editors seem to have a knack for attracting and selecting pieces that get right into my marrow, fill my bones full with breathing and want.” –Vouched Books. [o/p]

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The Briar Cliff Review cover The Briar Cliff Review

Founded in 1989, The Briar Cliff Review is an eclectic literary, cultural and art magazine. Its full-size format and elegantly simple design provide an aesthetically pleasing venue for the work of contributors.

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Brick coverBrick

International perspective. Focuses on the literary non-fiction essay, and also publishes interviews, memoir, letters, poetry, fiction, and other strange and wonderful literary matter.

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The Brooklyner coverThe Brooklyner

The Brooklyner was founded to exhibit new narrative, from both emerging and established writers. We publish fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, reviews, interviews, sketches and translations. Also, audio and video. We're mediatelling. [o]

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Burnside Review coverBurnside Review

A truly independent literary journal from Portland, Oregon.

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The Cape Rock coverThe Cape Rock

A Gathering of Poets

Our mission is to print the best poetry: any style, format, or subject matter.

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The Carolina Quarterly coverThe Carolina Quarterly

The Carolina Quarterly has been habitually nascent since 1948. Edited by graduate students at UNC-Chapel Hill, we welcome work by established writers and the soon-to-be.

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Carve Magazine coverCarve Magazine

Carve Magazine is honest fiction. We publish online the kind of stories that linger long after they are read—stories that are honest, that are willing to reveal the flaws and the beauty hidden in each of us. [o/p]

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Cave Wall coverCave Wall

Cave Wall publishes the best contemporary poetry by emerging and established poets. Each issue features black and white artwork, as well.

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Chagrin River Review coverChagrin River Review

Out of Northeast Ohio, Chagrin River Review brings you the latest fiction and poetry from exciting new writers, and new work from writers long established. [o]

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The Chariton Review coverThe Chariton Review

The Chariton Review showcases work exhibiting a strong sense of the writer’s craft, familiarity with contemporary innovations and conversations, and mindfulness of various rich traditions.

[Read more about The Chariton Review]

The Chattahoochee Review coverThe Chattahoochee Review

For over thirty years, The Chattahoochee Review has published excellent writing from the South and around the world.
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Chautauqua coverChautauqua

Writing that expresses the values of Chautauqua Institution broadly construed: a sense of inquiry into questions of personal, social, political, spiritual, and aesthetic importance.

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Chinese Literature Today coverChinese Literature Today

Featuring the best of modern Chinese literature and groundbreaking critical essays in high-quality translation, Chinese Literature Today grants the world direct access to China.

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Cimarron Review coverCimarron Review

Since 1967, Cimarron Review has continually published some of the strongest fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, including work by Pulitzer and Nobel Prize winners.

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The Cincinnati Review coverThe Cincinnati Review

The Cincinnati Review provides a venue for writers of any background, at any point in their literary careers, to showcase their best work.

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Clapboard House logoClapboard House

Clapboard House publishes the finest stories and poetry written by established and emerging writers. [o]

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Cleaver Magazine coverCleaver Magazine

Cleaver Magazine shares cutting-edge art and literary work from a mix of established and emerging voices. Cleaver publishes poetry, short stories, essays, dramatic monologues, flash prose, and visual art. [o]

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Cold Mountain Review coverCold Mountain Review

A forum for well-told stories. We publish the narrative poetry and lyrical prose, and we are interested in the way contemporary literature is testing the boundaries of genre.

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Colorado Review coverColorado Review

Colorado Review publishes contemporary short fiction, poetry, and nonfiction (memoir, personal essays) by both new and established writers.

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Columbia Poetry Review coverColumbia Poetry Review

Since 1988, Columbia Poetry Review (a student-edited journal) has published poetry with an eclectic mix from the established and distinguished to the emerging and exciting.

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The Common coverThe Common

The Common publishes fiction, essays, poetry, documentary vignettes, and images that invoke a modern sense of place.

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Concho River Review coverConcho River Review

Since 1987, Concho River Review has been publishing established and emerging writers from all over the country while keeping a focus on the Southwest.

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The Cossack Review coverThe Cossack Review

An independent journal of excellent new writing. Publishing meaningful, exciting work since 2012.

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Court Green coverCourt Green

Poetry journal published annually in association with the English Department at Columbia College Chicago. Each issue features a dossier on a special topic or theme.

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Crazyhorse coverCrazyhorse

Crazyhorse publishes the entire spectrum of today's fiction, essays, and poetry—from the mainstream to the avant-garde, from the established to the undiscovered writer.

[Read more about Crazyhorse]

Creative Nonfiction coverCreative Nonfiction

Creative Nonfiction is the first and the largest journal devoted exclusively to literary nonfiction.

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Cumberland River Review LogoCumberland River Review

"Every issue is a revelation." —Davis McCombs, National Book Critics Circle Award finalist for Ultima Thule [o]

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CutBank coverCutBank

A journal of compelling poetry, fiction, and literary nonfiction.

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Cutthroat coverCutthroat

We publish high-quality poetry and short fiction from well-known as well as previously unpublished authors.

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Digital Americana coverDigital Americana

We publish Americana—stories, poetry, & prose that possess a modern American quality. Our acclaimed interactive-magazine is made for the iPad, iPhone, and in print. [e-pub]

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Dogwood coverDogwood

Dogwood: A Journal of Poetry and Prose is an award-winning annual print journal founded in 2001—also available via LitRagger—publishing fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. [print][e-pub]

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Drunken Boat logoDrunken Boat

Drunken Boat, an award-winning international online journal of the arts, publishes the best of traditional forms of representation alongside web art, hypertext, multimedia, audio, and video. [o]

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elsewhere coverelsewhere

elsewhere is an online bimonthly publication of flash fiction and prose poetry. [o]

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Exit 7 coverExit 7

Exit 7 is produced annually by West Kentucky Community and Technical College and seeks to publish outstanding work from both established and emerging writers.

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Fairy Tale Review coverFairy Tale Review

Fairy Tale Review is an annual literary journal dedicated to publishing new fairy-tale fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and translations of fairy tales into English.

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Feile-Festa coverFeile-Festa

Feile-Festa is an online, literary arts journal that features poets and writers from all the regions of the United States, as well as Australia, Canada, Ireland, Italy and Scotland. This multicultural journal includes photographs that evoke life primarily in New York City and sometimes Ireland and Italy. [o]

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The Fertile Source coverThe Fertile Source

Fertile Source is a literary ezine devoted to fertility, infertility, and adoption-related topics. We accept fiction, non-fiction, poetry, artwork, photos, and reviews of fertility-related publications. [o]

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Fiction Southeast coverFiction Southeast

Fiction Southeast is an online literary journal dedicated to flash fiction. The mission of Fiction Southeast is to showcase fiction from today's most promising writers and to create an online literary journal that allows readers to quickly and easily access quality writing from their laptops, iPads, and cell phones. [o]

[Read more about Fiction Southeast]

Fiddleblack screenshotFiddleblack

Fiddleblack is a small press & journal of literature. We like self and place, antipastoralism and concept horror. [o]
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The Fiddlehead coverThe Fiddlehead

The Fiddlehead, Atlantic Canada's international literary journal, is entertainment for the thoughtful with its mix of poetry and stories by established and new writers.
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For 40 years FIELD has been celebrated as one of the most stimulating journals of contemporary poetry and poetics in the nation.

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The First Line coverThe First Line

The First Line is unaffiliated, unfunded, unassuming, and far from uninspiring. It is a writer’s journal for readers.

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The Florida Review coverThe Florida Review

The Florida Review publishes innovative fiction, nonfiction, poetry, reviews, and graphic narrative by established and emerging writers. Spring Editors' Prize awards $1000 in each genre.

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Foliate Oak coverFoliate Oak

The Foliate Oak Literary Magazine features cutting edge writing and artwork from writers and artists all over the world. [o/p]

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Four Chambers coverFour Chambers

Four Chambers is a semi-annual print-edition independent community literary magazine based in Phoenix, AZ. We're publishing work to build community. We love the word/idea of community. Also, we're a heart.

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Fourteen Hills coverFourteen Hills

Fourteen Hills is a biannual journal publishing the highest quality experimental, progressive, and traditional fiction, poetry, literary nonfiction, short plays, and visual art.

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 Fourth Genre

Devoted to publishing notable, innovative work in creative nonfiction, including personal essays and memoirs, graphic essays, experimental forms, and book reviews.

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The Fourth River coverThe Fourth River

The Fourth River seeks works that approaches nature and place in fresh, unexpected ways.

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Fugue coverFugue

Fugue is a journal of new literature edited by graduate students within the University of Idaho’s English and Creative Writing Programs.

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Gargoyle coverGargoyle

Gargoyle Magazine has always been a scallywag magazine, a maverick magazine, a bit too academic for the underground and way too underground for the academics.

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Gemini Magazine coverGemini Magazine

Gemini Magazine is an online journal with no rules. We are open to any form of fiction, poetry, memoir, creative nonfiction, art, photography, or other creative work. Every submission gets an equal chance, no matter who it is from. [o]

[Read more about Gemini Magazine]

The Georgia Review coverThe Georgia Review

Each issue of The Georgia Review features
some 200 pages of fiction, poetry, essays, and
reviews—as well as a visual art portfolio, usually in color.

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The Gettysburg Review coverThe Gettysburg Review

The Gettysburg Review publishes poetry, prose, and visual art by established and emerging talents in issues that are as handsome as they are stimulating.

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Glimmer Train Stories coverGlimmer Train Stories

Quarterly literary magazine. 260 pages of short stories by new and established writers from around the world.  No advertising. A feast of fiction.

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Green Mountains Review coverGreen Mountains Review

Green Mountains Review publishes poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, literary essays, interviews, and book reviews. We print work by both well-known writers and promising newcomers.

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The Greensboro Review coverThe Greensboro Review

We publish fiction and poetry twice a year, each fall and spring. Work from the journal is consistently cited in collections honoring the finest new writing.

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Grist coverGrist

Founded in 2007 by graduate students in the Creative Writing Program at the University of Tennessee, Grist publishes poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, craft essays, and interviews with writers.

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Gulf Coast coverGulf Coast

Committed to publishing high quality fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and critical art writing from both established and emerging writers. Includes full-color art, interviews, and book reviews.

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Hamilton Arts & Letters CoverHamilton Arts & Letters

Hamilton Arts & Letters magazine is a biannual online publication featuring artwork, interviews, reviews, essays, poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, film, and sound. [o]

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Hampden-Sydney Poetry Review coverHampden-Sydney Poetry Review

One of the longest-running poetry journals in the country. “I like the look of it, the feel of it—the taste of it.” —William Stafford

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Hanging Loose coverHanging Loose

Hanging Loose magazine, first published in 1966, has consistently published fresh, lively writing by new and older authors who deserve a wider audience.

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Hayden's Ferry Review coverHayden’s Ferry Review

Hayden’s Ferry Review showcases the voices of emerging and established talents in creative writing and visual art from the national and international community

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Hermeneutic Chaos Literary Journal coverHermeneutic Chaos Literary Journal

Hermeneutic Chaos Literary Journal celebrates the aura of literary grandeur by publishing some of the finest poetry and prose every two months. [o]

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High Desert Journal coverHigh Desert Journal

HDJ is a literary and visual arts magazine dedicated to further understanding the people, places and issues of the interior West.

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Hiram Poetry Review coverHiram Poetry Review

The Hiram Poetry Review has been publishing witty, distinctive and heroic poetry since 1966.

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Hotel Amerika coverHotel Amerika

An exciting venue for both well-known and emerging writers. We strive to house in our pages the most unique and provocative poetry, fiction and nonfiction available.
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The Hudson Review coverThe Hudson Review

Since 1948, focusing on how literature bears on the intellectual life of the time. Publishes undiscovered writers. Poetry, fiction, critical essays, book reviews, arts chronicles.

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The Idaho Review coverThe Idaho Review

An annual review of literary fiction and poetry, highlighting an array of distinguished writers as well as new and exciting voices of emerging writers.

[Read more about The Idaho Review]

Indiana Review coverIndiana Review

Now in its 36th year of publication, Indiana Review is a non-profit literary magazine dedicated to showcasing the talents of emerging and established writers.

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The Iowa Review coverThe Iowa Review

Dedicated to publishing the finest contemporary fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction.

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Jewish Fiction .net logoJewish Fiction .net

Jewish Fiction .net showcases the finest contemporary Jewish-themed fiction from around the world (either written in, or translated into, English). Stories and novel excerpts welcome. [o]

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Juked coverJuked

Independent literary journal that publishes fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and photography. Our online edition is updated once or twice a week, and our print publication comes out annually. In publication since 1999. [o/p]

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The Kenyon Review coverThe Kenyon Review

The Kenyon Review features the best new writing by established and emerging authors.

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Labletter coverThe Labletter

The Labletter is an annual magazine of art and literature that has its roots in the Oregon Lab, the name given to a group of artists and their annual gathering
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Lalitamba coverLalitamba

Lalitamba is an international journal of writings for liberation.

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Literal Latte logoLiteral Latte

Mind-stimulating stories, poems, and essays. Get addicted. [o]

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Literary Bohemian logoThe Literary Bohemian

The Literary Bohemian is the final online destination for first-class, travel-inspired writing that transports the reader, non-stop, to Elsewhere. [o]

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Literary Juice coverLiterary Juice

Literary Juice is produced from 100% pure originality. We feature works of fiction and poetry that are clever, bold, and even weird! [o]
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The Louisville Review coverThe Louisville Review

Since 1976, The Louisville Review has published the best of contemporary writing in fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, drama, and writing by children (K-12).

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