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.
Lily Poetry Review is a print journal interested in promoting contemporary poets, poetry, flash fiction, and literary citizenship. We also publish chapbook and book-length poetry collections. We promise that each writer will be proud of all of the work published here.
Established in 2000, the Awakenings Review is for writers and poets with a relationship to mental illness—either self, family member, or friend. Mental illness and literature have a long association. Our contributors are able to express themselves in a supportive editorial environment.
The MacGuffin is now seeking new poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and fine art for Volume 36.2. As always, we’re not asking you to follow a theme, but with the warmer months moving behind us, consider saving your summer vacation stories for another issue. Instead, maybe send us a story about how you survived the blizzard of ’78 or an ode to your own Rosebud sled. We’ll consider five poems at a time and up to two works of fiction or nonfiction. Artwork must be at least 9” in height. Send work to or themacguffin.submittable.com/submit. For full submission guidelines, see schoolcraft.edu/macguffin.
We believe nonfiction is a reflection of a complex and evolving world. We want the work we publish to embody a sense of journey and discovery. We seek to house pieces that bring the reader into the story on a personal level while speaking to larger trends and issues.
Minerva Rising celebrates the creativity and wisdom in every woman by giving them space to tell their stories and to tell them well. We are committed to working with both established and emerging women writers to build a supportive community of women. All published pieces receive a small honorarium. There’s a $15 submission fee. Visit minervarising.com for more details on how to submit.
Obsidian supports—through publication and critical inquiry—contemporary poetry, fiction, drama/performance, visual, and media art by Africans 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.
House Mountain Review is an online literary journal that publishes innovative, aesthetically-diverse poetry and visual art. HMR showcases works that explore various forms of difference, broadly defined, and that interrogate aesthetic conventions. We particularly encourage submissions by writers and artists from underrepresented perspectives and backgrounds.
Crossways showcases poetry and short fiction from around the globe but has a special interest in writing with an Irish connection. New and emerging writers are very welcome but we also publish established authors.