Literary Magazines – the NewPages Guide
Enjoy a vetted list of Literary Magazines on NewPages.com. Browse the featured lit mags 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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805 Lit + Art publishes debut and emerging writers, poets, and artists in our quarterly, online journal. We take unsolicited and simultaneous submissions from contributors worldwide. 805 was founded in 2015 by a team of librarians and won the Innovation Award from the Florida Library Association in 2018.
Aji magazine publishes poetry, short fiction, essays, interviews, book reviews, graphic art, and photography from emerging and established writers and artists from around the globe. The magazine is published online biannually in May and November, and is also available in print.
Arkana, the journal of the Arkansas Writers’ MFA Program, seeks and fosters a sense of shared wonder by publishing inclusive art that asks questions, explores mystery, and works to make visible the marginalized, the overlooked, and those whose voices have been silenced.
Established in 2000, The Awakenings Review is one of the nation’s leading literary reviews entirely committed to publishing the works of artists, writers, and poets with mental illness. The AR is a facet of The Awakenings Project, a Wheaton, Illinois-based group devoted to nurturing and advancing the creative works of artists with mental illness in all the arts, especially fine arts, music, drama, and literature.
Bear Review is a biannual journal of poetry that showcases aesthetic competence and a knowledge of genre and literary tradition. We do admire experimentation and blurred genres, however, and we hope to give readers a view of the many and varied poetries written presently in English.
Bellevue Literary Review is a unique literary magazine featuring short stories, essays, and poems that examine human existence through the prism of health and healing, illness and disease. Now celebrating its 20th anniversary, BLR continues to highlight the creative connections between literature and medicine.(more…)
We publish thrilling, oddball, unusual, stunning fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction pieces. Think Olympics on a case of Red Bull. Think October in April. Think Deep Thoughts by Jack Handey. A world not quite right? Yes, this is Bending Genres.
The Blue Mountain Review is a journal of culture. Our passion is to represent all people from all walks of life. Stories are vital to our survival. We’d love a chance to preserve and promote yours. We feature original poetry, short stories, cross-genre, and visual art.(more…)
Founded in 2014, Brilliant Flash Fiction is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that publishes vibrant stories from around the world, illustrated with dazzling photography. Offering writing contests and writers’ tips through social media, this online journal never charges a fee for any of its services.(more…)
Carve publishes HONEST FICTION, poetry, nonfiction, interviews, illustrations, and more in quarterly print and digital issues and hosts the annual Raymond Carver Short Story Contest. Our mission is to foster a sense of camaraderie among all writers and readers and celebrate great literature with our borderless, inclusive, and diverse community.(more…)
Chestnut Review features poetry, short fiction, flash fiction, art, and photography from around the world. We are a writer-centered, selective publication with online quarterly and annual print publication. We pay our artists and staff and respond to all submissions within 30 days.(more…)
One of the oldest quarterlies in the nation, Cimarron Review publishes work with a wide-ranging aesthetic: the bold and ruminative, the sensitive and shocking, imaginative and truth-telling. Cimarron seeks the finest stories, poems, and essays from working writers across the country and around the world.(more…)
Consequence is an international literary journal that addresses the human consequences and realities of war and geopolitical violence using literature and visual art to offer emotional as well as intellectual access to the experiences of victims, combatants, and witnesses of these conflicts.(more…)
Cool Beans Lit publishes the best fiction, CNF, poetry, visual art, and photography that all coalesce into stunning issues. Our editorial focus is challenging, thoughtful, experimental, eclectic, and emotional from both new and established authors and artists. We are passionate about representing all types of voices and seek to offer a home to those who might be otherwise marginalized or underrepresented.
Cutleaf is an online literary journal with an annual print anthology published by EastOver Press. We feature work that responds to our common experience and reflects our differences. We welcome poetry, short stories, essays, and other nonfiction from established and emerging writers.(more…)
The Dawn Review is an international literary magazine that promotes the surprising, the genre-bending, and the overwhelmingly human. The Dawn Review publishes all genres of written and visual work in its three annual issues. Published pieces are nominated for the Pushcart Prizes and Best of the Net.(more…)
Decolonial Passage has rolling submissions and welcomes writing from writers of all backgrounds regardless of race, gender, disability, or geographical location. Simultaneously, we center writing from African, African-American, and Black Diaspora writers. We nominate for Pushcart, Best of the Net, and PEN.
Driftwood Press is a literary organization that offers an editing service, online seminars, and publishes poetry collections, novellas, graphic novels, and an annual print and digital anthology. Inside the anthology, we feature fiction, poetry, comics, art, photography, interviews, and craft essays. We pay for everything we publish.(more…)
Fictive Dream is an online magazine for short stories that give an insight into the human condition. We feature stories with a distinctive voice, clarity of thought, and precision of language. They may be on any subject. They may be challenging, unsettling, uplifting, cryptic but, above all, they must be well-crafted and compelling.
The First Line is unaffiliated, unfunded, unassuming, and far from uninspiring, and as we enter our third decade, we want to continue to encourage writers to entertain and even enlighten. So, if you are ever stuck staring at the blank page, give our starters a shot. We are a writer’s journal for readers.(more…)
Fleas on the Dog. Bad boy kick-ass no frills online quarterly publishing QUALITY fiction/nonfiction from traditional to extreme and everything in between. Bad writing drives us insane, but we’re crazy about the good stuff! Scratch our itch, we’ll give your story a pitch.
Published twice annually by Michigan State University Press, Fourth Genre is a literary journal that explores the boundaries of contemporary literary nonfiction. We’re interested in all forms of the essay: personal, nature, environmental, graphic, lyric, travel, cultural, political, occasional, traditional, and pretty much anything else that plays with the long tradition of the nonfiction essay.(more…)
The Ganga Review is a journal of international writings for liberation. The magazine is published annually in New York City by Chintamani Books. The journal includes fiction, poetry, essays, interviews, translation, and art by established and emerging writers, including people who are homeless or in prison.(more…)
Glass Mountain, an international student-run literary magazine, accepts submissions all year. We publish an online journal, twice annually. We feature work by emerging writers only—not writers who have attended graduate courses in creative writing. Each May we host Boldface: A Conference for Emerging Writers, at the University of Houston.(more…)
Glassworks is a publication of the MA in Writing program at Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ, founded as “GlassWorks in the Woods” in 1779. Glassworks publishes literary work from both emerging and established writers from across North America and around the world. We especially seek to promote work by new authors and those from marginalized communities.
The aim of Gold Man Review, an annual literary journal, is to serve and support our community of authors residing on the West Coast. We are really proud of our West Coast vibe and are always on the lookout for unusual submissions that blur the traditional lines of storytelling.
Good River Review is the literary journal of the School of Creative and Professional Writing at Spalding University. We publish two issues a year. Between issues, we regularly feature book reviews, interviews, essays on the practice of writing, and other important literary news.(more…)
Hole In The Head Review was described by one reader this way: “I found it terrifically gratifying: all the poems sassy, demotic, smart, gritty, crackling with energy. I thought: I want to be with them.” We take editorial direction from Emily Dickinson, “If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that it is poetry.”(more…)
Humana Obscura is an independent, biannual literary magazine publishing the best new, emerging, and established writers and artists in the “nature space.” As our name suggests—”obscured human”—we focus on work where the human element is concealed but not entirely absent, aiming to revive the genre of nature-centric poetry and artwork in today’s modern world.(more…)
An independent press since 2010, Hypertext Magazine (online) and Hypertext Review (print) are the publishing initiatives of Chicago-based Hypertext Magazine & Studio (HMS). Our publications have always amplified the work of underrepresented, emerging, and established writers and visual artists. Hypertext is the place where innovative and genre-bending work coexist with more traditional forms. We publish startling short fiction, literary nonfiction, poetry, interviews, and delightful surprises that merge genres and bend rules.(more…)
I-70 Review is an annual literary magazine that publishes short fiction, poetry, and visual black and white art from both emerging and established writers. The journal holds constant to work that is surprising and fresh, believing original voice is essential in poetry and fiction.(more…)
The Iowa Review is edited by faculty, students, and staff from the renowned writing and literature programs at the University of Iowa, taking advantage of this rich environment for literary collaboration to create a worldwide conversation among those who read and write contemporary literature.(more…)
Iron City Magazine: Creative Expressions By and For the Incarcerated celebrates writing and art from the prison world—regardless of topic. Our primary goal is to give voice to formerly/currently incarcerated authors and artists. We also publish work by others—but only when that work clearly treats themes of incarceration.(more…)
Print annual of Bluegrass Writer Studio, the low-res MFA program at Eastern Kentucky University. Work from Jelly Bucket has been shortlisted in the Best American anthology series, and we nominate for The Pushcart Prize and PEN America Literary Awards. First-time and emerging authors have appeared alongside Eileen Casey, Ted Cooser, Stuart Dybek, Rigoberto Gonzalez, Sonja Livingston, Frank X. Walker, and Kevin Wilson. And we read in summer!
Jewish Fiction .net is currently the only English-language journal, either print or online, devoted exclusively to publishing Jewish fiction. We proudly showcase the finest contemporary Jewish-themed fiction from around the world (either written in, or translated into, English). Stories and novel excerpts are both welcome.(more…)
Building on a long tradition of excellence, the Kenyon Review has evolved from a distinguished literary magazine to a pre-eminent arts organization. KR is devoted to nurturing, publishing, and celebrating the best in contemporary writing in its flagship bimonthly print magazine and in KROnline, its distinct digital journal.(more…)
Here at Last Leaves we know that sharing your work can be difficult, but it’s easier in community. We strive to create a space where writers can share work together. We publish quirky, raw, and beautiful poetry and art.
We are leaders igniting generational healing and transformation. We are committed to the power creativity, in all its forms, can have on our health and well-being. Our magazine LIGHT is focused on how we might reimagine public health as art, letters, stories, poetry, and whatever else the public feels is necessary to surprise us with.(more…)
The Main Street Rag is an independent literary magazine. Our support comes from subscribers, contributors, and readers. Are we a little rough around the edges? Depends on the stodginess of your perspective. We’re not seeking perfection, but freedom of expression. Send us your best. The rest will sort itself out.(more…)
The Mantle Poetry is an online journal founded in 2017 dedicated to compelling, contemporary poetry. We are committed to publishing the most memorable poetry we receive, whether raw or refined.
Founded in 2017, MoonPark Review is a quarterly online journal that publishes compelling, imaginative short prose, including flash (fiction/nonfiction) and prose poetry. Thirteen prose pieces (or thirteen writers) are featured each quarter, accompanied with original illustrations.
Mudfish takes its title from the storyteller’s stool in Nigerian art. In diverse ways, the poems each tell a story. Featuring both new and established poets and artists—including John Ashbery, Charles Simic, and Frank Stella—this handsome, thick journal reflects the passionate, edgy, intimate voice of the 21st century.(more…)
New Letters, a magazine of writing and art founded in 1934, publishes fiction, essays, poetry, and reviews by established and emerging writers alike. New Letters is committed to publishing creative work that pushes the boundaries of form. We prize innovative use of language and uniqueness of voice above all else.(more…)
Nimrod International Journal, founded at The University of Tulsa in 1956, has been a leader in the publication of established writers and the discovery of emerging writers for over 60 years. Each issue contains an engaging and diverse selection of poetry, short fiction, and short creative nonfiction.(more…)
Oakwood, South Dakota State University’s literary journal since 1975, publishes writing and art from contributors connected to the Northern Great Plains, whether living there now or shaped by it in some way. We strive to be an annual snapshot of the region’s underrated creative activity.(more…)
Obsidian cultivates, through publication and critical inquiry, Black imagination, innovation, and excellence—supporting Black, African, and African Diaspora creatives globally. Recognized by the NEA as one of the premier journals dedicated to Africa and African Diaspora Literatures, Obsidian is published biannually in print and year round at obsidianlit.org.(more…)
The Ocotillo Review is eclectic, evocative, effervescent, and essential. One of the fastest growing international literary journals, giving word artists from all communities and cultures a platform for developing their voice. Supported by Kallisto Gaia Press, a nonprofit, independent, writer-focused organization. We pay all contributors upon publication!(more…)
One is an award-winning literary magazine publishing work by winners and finalists for the Pulitzer Prize, MacArthur Genius Grant, and National Book Award, as well as first timers and mid-career poets. Featuring writers from six continents. Winner and Honorable Mention awards from Best of the Net. Editors’ nominations for the Pushcart Prize.(more…)
Otis Nebula wants writing for the end of the Anthropocene. It doesn’t have to address current conditions explicitly, but it should demonstrate an awareness of how things are. It should have a heart, and an ethos. Please keep it short ( < 1000 words preferred, regardless of genre). We like images, comics, and doodles, too.(more…)
The Palisades Review is a print and online literary magazine that celebrates short form nonfiction. Published quarterly, we feature compressed stories that reverberate and deepen our collective sense of self, stories that are charged within by the extraordinary capacity of language to create community from individuals.(more…)
Based in Richmond, Virginia, Parhelion Literary Magazine provides a platform to share and celebrate writing by talented emerging and established writers. Parhelion’s mission is to promote writers, connect writers, and educate writers, all while creating a positive, collaborative environment for the writing community. Parhelion accepts fiction, flash fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and featured articles revolving around literary themes.(more…)
Permafrost is a biannual literary journal run by the MFA program in Creative Writing at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, with one print and one online issue each year. We feature the highest quality fiction, poetry, nonfiction, hybrid, and artwork, from both established and emerging writers and artists.(more…)
Plume publishes the very best contemporary poetry: national and international voices presented in monthly issues with twelve poets contributing one poem each, as well as book reviews, essays, and a Featured Selection focusing on the work of a single poet, with an introduction and interview.(more…)
Posit is an online journal of carefully curated poetry, prose, and art. We seek work that is innovative, thoughtful, well-crafted, and challenging—writing whose strong voice rewards the reader’s attention with layers of implication and beauty. We welcome many aesthetic styles but are especially interested in experimental work.(more…)
PRISM international is a quarterly magazine based out of Vancouver, British Columbia. We strive to uplift and shine a light on emerging and established voices across Canada and internationally, and are especially committed to providing a platform for folks who have been systematically marginalized in the literary community. We waive all entry fees for Black and Indigenous writers.
River Heron Review, established in 2018, publishes poetry from established and emerging writers in an attractive, free-access online issue twice a year. RHR remains committed to offering compelling poetry from a diverse population of writers as part of our mission to make poetry accessible to a wide audience.(more…)
What is it like to live in your body? We want your skin, your liver, your viscera. We want your joy and your frustration, your vulnerable poems and art. Rogue Agent is interested in amplifying voices that are traditionally marginalized, including queer, POC, and dis/abled voices.
The Santa Clara Review is a student-edited literary/arts magazine that publishes poetry, fiction, nonfiction, short plays, art, and photography by students and professionals from around the world. We release issues in February and May each year in a full-color, perfect-bound run of 1500 copies, as well as online.(more…)
An international, student-run journal published by the Ringling College of Art and Design, Shift features fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, graphic texts, or other work in English or in translation by emerging and established writers. We welcome images, too, and delight in literary oddities that push boundaries, challenge expectations, and defy easy categorization.
Shooter Literary Magazine is a biannual, themed print journal showcasing short fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Publishes engaging literary work that appeals to both head and heart. Offers annual fiction and poetry competitions, a monthly flash fiction/nonfiction contest, and editing services. Writers and cover artists are paid for their work.
Sky Island Journal is an independent, international literary journal; we discover and publish the finest poetry, flash fiction, and creative nonfiction. Always free-access and advertising-free, we publish accomplished authors—side by side—with emerging voices for over 125,000 readers in 145 countries. Our average response time is 9 days.(more…)
The Society of Classical Poets website receives millions of views every year. Visitors read engaging, beautiful, topical verse that enlivens Western Civilization’s great conversation. The SCP continues the formal tradition of using meter and other time-honored techniques. We are dedicated to the continuation of Beauty, Goodness, Truth, and excellent poetry.(more…)
Solstice experiments. We publish fine work, of course, from published established writers to emerging writers, whether formal or informal, traditional or experimental. We also publish underserved writers, or writers on the margins. We publish writers of diverse nationalities, races and religions, and also writers from diverse cultures within our culture.(more…)
Still Point Arts Quarterly focuses on nature, art, and spirit; a feast for the eyes and the soul. Includes art of all periods and genres, along with fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Intended for artists, nature lovers, seekers, and enthusiasts. Each issue focuses on a topic, with more information found at our submissions page.(more…)
Independent since 2011, Storm Cellar is a journal of safety and danger in every sense. Emphasizing the Midwest, and showcasing surprising, amazing writing and art by marginalized voices including Indigenous, Black, POC, LGBTQIA+, disabled, poor, neurodivergent, and border-straddling creators, it is not a distraction from boredom but a cure.
The Sunlight Press, is a nonprofit literary journal, publishing new and established voices in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, reviews, craft essays, and photography. Founded in 2017, the journal is strictly online publishing twice weekly. We’re interested in how people turn toward light and hope, respond to darkness, and navigate unknown spaces.(more…)
Formerly known as Crazyhorse, swamp pink publishes fiction, poetry, and nonfiction semi-monthly online. Our aim is to continue publishing exceptional work from writers at all stages of their careers. We are particularly interested in submissions from writers of color and writers from marginalized and underrepresented communities.(more…)
With its focus on place, climate, and justice, Terrain.org publishes place-based editorials, poetry, essays, fiction, hybrid forms, articles, videos, reviews, interviews, the ARTerrain gallery, the Unsprawl case study, and critically-acclaimed series such as Letter to America on a rolling basis.(more…)
The Tiger Moth Review is a new, independent art + literature online journal that publishes poetry, prose, art, and photography engaging with nature, culture, the environment and ecology. We champion minority, marginalized, and underrepresented voices, and publish works in translation.(more…)
Tint Journal, the online literary magazine for non-native English creative writing, publishes fiction, nonfiction, and poetry by non-native English or ESL writers in biannual issues. Interview and review submissions on ESL writers or books are accepted year-round by contributors of any linguistic background. #showyourtint(more…)
Topical Poetry is an all-inclusive webzine that publishes poems on current events and news. It combines the power of poetry and the dynamism of modern societies. Our goal is to provide a home to quality poetic reactions! React poetically!
Valley Voices: A Literary Review is a biannual publishing fiction, nonfiction, poetry, interviews, criticism, and reviews from writers and scholars from the Mississippi Delta and anywhere in the world. Works published in Valley Voices have been selected for republications in anthologies, scholarly books, and The Best American Poetry.(more…)
The Vita Poetica Journal is an online quarterly publication of creative work explored through a spiritual lens. This may be engaging directly with religious faith or a broader inquiry into meaning and the human experience. Submissions of fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, essays, and visual art are welcome.(more…)
Watershed Review‘s mission is to publish literature and visual art illustrating diversity in thought and experience, capturing the crucial narratives and images of our current cultural moment, as well as awareness of the shifting edges of genre. We aim to create a multifaceted gathering of voices.(more…)
Waterwheel Review publishes three pieces of writing each month, without labeling by genre. Writing is presented alongside other art forms, including photography, painting, sculpture, music, and film. Every issue is an immersive art experience with writing at its heart.
West Trade Review is published quarterly (one print edition each spring and an online quarterly each summer, fall, and winter). We strive to put forth the best contemporary poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction (memoir/personal essays), photography, and artwork and publish a mix of established and up and coming writers/artists.(more…)
Willawaw Journal is an online magazine for poetry and art, published twice a year. Each issue features the poem prompt of a northwest poet laureate and sometimes a model response from the editor. Our mission is to support and encourage creativity, community, and diversity.
Willow Springs is a national literary journal featuring the best of new and established writers of contemporary poetry and prose, as well as interviews with authors of note, including Stuart Dybek, Marilynne Robinson, Joyce Carol Oates, Maggie Smith, Rebecca Brown, D. Nurkse, Jericho Brown, Ramona Ausubel, and Laura Kasischke.(more…)
Wordrunner eChapbooks is a hybrid of literary journal and online chapbook, the latter featuring mini-fiction collections by one author that are also available as ebooks. Our annual online journals are themed anthologies of fiction, CNF or memoir, and poetry. All authors are paid.(more…)
Writing Disorder is a quarterly literary journal. We publish new fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and art. We also feature interviews and reviews. Our mission is to showcase new and emerging writers—particularly those in writing programs—as well as established writers. We welcome original and experimental work.(more…)