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2River quarterly publishes The 2River View, occasionally publishes individual authors in the 2River Chapbook Series, and blogs from Muddy Bank. All publications, online and printed, are free.
5x5 fiction, nonfiction, poetry
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.
The A3 Review is a literary and arts journal published on a single A3-sized page. We publish prose and poetry with a word limit of 150, and artwork that fits into a single panel of our foldout journal. Intense, personal, lyrical, bold work is what we like to publish.
Able Muse is a semiannual review of poetry, prose, and art (including poems, fiction, essays, and book reviews). Each issue contains a featured poet and artist/photographer with a special interview.
About Place Journal is published by the Black Earth Institute with each issue having a specific theme and edited by one of our BEI Fellows.
Since inception, Adroit has featured Terrance Hayes, Ned Vizzini, Edith Pearlman, D. A. Powell, NoViolet Bulawayo, Lydia Millet, and beyond. We publish work that’s bizarre, authentic, subtle, outrageous, indefinable, raw, paradoxical. We’ve got our eyes on the horizon. Send us writing that lives between the land and the sky.
A workshop of literature where wonderful, audacious and strange things come into being. —Bernhard Schlink, author of The Reader
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.
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.
At Alexandria Quarterly we hope that each issue acts as a healing art, a question without an answer, a celebration of unanswered questions, and a good long thought shared among friends—all of whom believe that there is magic in our stories, our photographs, our paintings, our music.
Allegro Poetry Magazine publishes the best contemporary poetry from around the world.
Since 1959, British-based Ambit Magazine has a rich history of discovering new poets and writers and publishing them alongside more established voices. The editors love to be surprised and read about things that are new and different and are experimental, thoughtful and brave.
The American Literary Review has been published since 1990 through the Creative Writing Program of the Department of English at the University of North Texas.
American Poetry Journal publishes work from diverse backgrounds and orientations, from both new and established voices. We feature work that is committed, distinct, and moving.
Angry Old Man Magazine is dedicated to experimental writing, poetry, and art. AOM wishes to publish work that is risky and follows no prescribed dogma/style/schema/school. AOM accepts visual and concrete poetry, short stories, art, photography, collage, asemic writing, blackout poetry, conceptual writing, found poetry, spam lit, mail art, typewriter art, computer/digital art, e-literature, sound poetry, etc.
Animal: A Beast of a Literary Magazine is an online lit mag where artists of word and image explore the ephemeral boundary between human and animal. Each month we publish one story, one poem, and one essay that teeter on the divide between wild and domestic.
Anomaly is a journal of literature and the arts. Intersectional. International. Always interesting. We provide a platform for works of art that challenge conventions of form and format, of voice and genre.
The Antioch Review, a distinguished literary journal founded in 1941, publishes essays, fiction, poetry, and book reviews penned by emerging and eminent authors. The Review remains committed to commenting on the temper of the times in prose and story while the balance between literary and social matters continues to evolve.
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.
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.
Arts & Letters is one of the premier national literary journals of the Southeast, which attracts young, fresh voices as well as well-established writers.
Asterism: an undergraduate literary journal fiction, poetry, art
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.
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.
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.
basalt is an award-winning, large-format, full-color, annual publication that features contemporary poetry and fine art.
Bear Review is a biannual journal of poetry and micro prose that makes the old new and showcases aesthetic competence and a knowledge of genre and literary tradition. We do admire experimentation and blurred genres, so long as the piece brings the heat.
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 approaching its 20th anniversary, BLR continues to highlight the creative connections between literature and medicine.
Bellingham Review publishes “literature of palpable quality.” We showcase poetry, fiction, nonfiction, hybrid work, and we’re dedicated to offering continual support to our authors.
The Beloit Fiction Journal publishes the best in contemporary short fiction. Traditional and experimental narratives find a home in our pages. We publish new writers alongside established writers.
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.
Bennington Review is a national biannual print journal of innovative, intelligent, and moving poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and film writing.
Better Than Starbucks features talented poets and authors in as wide a variety of genres as possible. Our journal includes free verse, haiku, formal poetry, experimental poetry, form poetry, prose poetry, International poetry, African poetry, fiction, flash fiction, micro fiction, and creative nonfiction (including personal essays or memoirs).
Big Fiction fiction, nonfiction, reviews
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.
bioStories is conceived in the belief that every life can prove instructive, inspiring, or compelling, that every life holds moments of grace.
The Bitter Oleander endeavors to publish imaginative poetry, short fiction, interviews, essays & translations of living poets from every corner of the world.
Since 1974, Black Warrior Review has published the most exciting established and emerging literary talents. Work appearing in BWR has been reprinted in the Pushcart Prize series, Best American Short Stories, Best American Poetry, PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize, and others. The journal won a 2019 Whiting Literary Magazine Prize.
Blink Ink is a quarterly, print-only literary magazine publishing the best in prose fiction of approximately 50 words. We look for exceptional quality storytelling and innovation. Issues are themed and subscribers receive several bonus publications throughout the year. 2019 marks our 10th year of publication.
Blood Orange Review publishes emerging and established writers of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Though our journal is modestly sized and our selection is competitive, we encourage writers to submit.
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.
Publishing the finest fiction, poetry, and essays since 1985. As Poet Laureate Daniel Hoffman said, "One of the half-dozen best literary journals."
Boxcar Poetry Review poetry, reviews, interviews, photography, art
For more than two decades, Brevity has published well-known and emerging writers working in the extremely brief essay form. Brevity has been fortunate to include the work of three Pulitzer prize finalists, numerous NEA fellows, Pushcart winners, Best American authors, and writers from India, Egypt, Ireland, Spain, Malaysia, and Japan.
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.
Bridge is a bold initiative to establish a national literary journal for young writers ages 14 through 24, edited by young writers.
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.
Brush Talks is a journal of nonfiction, photographs, and poetry about China. The first can take many forms: general essays, travel essays, profiles, memoir, and narrative nonfiction. We publish two issues per year and accept unsolicited submissions on a rolling basis (no fee).
In times when Earth and humanity seem so breakable, as if they might break each other, poets interpret their screens, sing nature, admonish our selfishness. Califragile portraits the turning, questioning, stretching, stepping up. Our name’s a nod to our bioregion, but the faultline explored is planetwide and in each person.
Our mission is to print the best poetry: any style, format, or subject matter.
Cargo Literary is an online journey that takes you through the rails of the human travel experience, while exploring the cultures and depths that we find in ourselves.
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.
Cave Wall publishes the finest poetry written by today's established and emerging poets. Each issue publishes black and white art by one artist, as well.
Since 1981, for over thirty-five years, The Chattahoochee Review has published excellent writing from the South and around the world.
Cherry Tree is an annual print journal that publishes the best poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and literary shade. Produced by the Literary House Press.
Chestnut Review features storytellers—not just in fiction, but in all the genres we publish. We love clarity in art, but that doesn’t necessarily mean simplicity. We work together with writers to bring their stories to the world. It could be a story in a poem, an essay, an image, but it is still a story that needs to be told. We are a paying market and we accept 250 free submissions for poetry, photography, and art each month.
Chinese Literature Today grants the world direct access to China through high-quality translations of the most important modern literature of China—fictional works that have sold millions of copies, poems that have found resonance in many souls, and literary essays that illuminate the many facets of Chinese literature and culture.
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.
Cleaver Magazine shares cutting-edge art and literary work from a mix of established and emerging voices.
Cloudbank fiction, poetry
Coal Hill publishes an online, multi-genre literary journal in February, June, and November of each year. Each issue features 8-10 poets, 4-5 prose writers, and 2 in-depth book reviews. At least 30% of the journal is comprised of Pittsburgh writers. (Our definition of Pittsburgh writer is simply that you live or have spent significant time in the city.)
A forum for well-told eco- and social-justice stories, through narrative and lyrical poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and visual art. Join us as we create the serious mischief of cultural change.
Collateral showcases literary and visual art that reveals the impact of military service and violent conflict beyond the combat zone.
Founded in 1956 and published three times a year, Colorado Review features contemporary short fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction (memoir, personal essays) by both new and established writers. CR additionally sponsors the annual Nelligan Prize for Short Fiction.
The Common publishes fiction, essays, poetry, and images that evoke a modern sense of place.
Since 1987, Concho River Review has been publishing established and emerging writers from all over the country while keeping a focus on the Southwest.
The Courtship of Winds is a semiannual online journal that publishes poetry, prose poetry, fiction, essays, art, and short pieces of drama and music.
Crab Orchard Review was founded in 1995. We feature diverse voices capturing the range of contemporary American writing and hope in our online version to explore more international concerns as well. We are currently in the process of building an online archive for our more than 20 years of print publications.
We explore the art of fiction with a focus on the elements of craft. We feature new and republished fiction, critical pieces on craft, interviews, book annotations, and more.
Crazyhorse has been publishing the best emerging and established writers for over fifty years. We are open to all styles and forms, and are always on the lookout for something we haven't seen before. Send us writing we won't be able to forget.
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.
"Every issue is a revelation." —Davis McCombs, National Book Critics Circle Award finalist for Ultima Thule
We publish high-quality poetry, short fiction, and nonfiction from well-known as well as previously unpublished authors in a regular online edition and an annual print anthology.
december is published twice a year and features fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction (including essays, memoir, and literary journalism), and visual art.
Del Sol Review was started in 1997 for the purpose of publishing excellent work. Contributors include Maxine Chernoff, Paul West, Linh Dinh, and Holly Iglesias.
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.
Driftwood Press is a literary organization that offers an editing service, online seminars, and publishes poetry collections, novellas, graphic novels, and a biannual print and digital magazine. Inside the magazine, we feature fiction, poetry, comics, art, photography, and interviews. We pay for everything we publish.
Ecotone published at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, features writing and art that reimagine place. The editors interpret this charge expansively, with poetry, fiction, essays, comics, maps, and art at the intersections of landscape, identity, and genre.
Edify Fiction showcases positive and edifying fiction writing as well as digital art content by new and established authors.
The Ekphrastic Review is an online literary journal exclusively devoted to writing inspired by visual art. We are proud to show off incredible talent from around the globe. We also feature biweekly art prompt writing challenges open to all.
Epoch poetry, fiction, nonfiction, screenplay, comics
Ezra, founded in 2007, is an online journal of literary translation. We offer summer residencies (competitive). The journal is unusual in that any era, style, genre, or language is of interest to us. Special feature every issue–three issues per year. Book reviews as well.
F(r)iction is a collection of art and literature that seeks to unwind conventions, pairing contemporary prose and poetry with vibrant, full-color illustrations.
Fairy Tale Review is an annual literary journal dedicated to publishing new fairy-tale fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. The journal seeks to expand the conversation about fairy tales among practitioners, scholars, and general readers. Contents reflect a diverse spectrum of literary artists working with fairy tales in many languages and styles.
Feels Blind celebrates artists and writers who identify as women. Inspired by a Bikini Kill song, we publish work with a punk aesthetic. This doesn’t necessarily mean punk in the traditional sense, however. We love reading about what you love. We want you to push boundaries and teach us something.
Quarterly publication of new and diverse voices across literature and cultural criticism. Based in Los Angeles, California.
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.
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, dramatic, playful, exhilarating, or cryptic. Above all, they are well-crafted and compelling.
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.
Figure 1 poetry, translations, art
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.
FishFood Magazine is an independent, free-spirited literary and arts magazine dedicated to all forms of creative expression and talent.
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.
Flock fiction, nonfiction, poetry, cross-genre, comics
The Florida Review publishes innovative fiction, nonfiction, poetry, reviews, graphic narrative, digital stories, and visual art by established and emerging writers in print and online.
Foglifter Journal fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, cross-genre, interviews, translations, art, photography
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.
Free State Review is a biannual print journal. We favor “totally limited omniscience.” In addition to traditional genres, we have several beats which re-appear in each issue. We have published the usual suspects (Spires, Fenza, Campbell, etc.) but the ones who excite us are the emerging ones.
From the Depths is a publication of Haunted Waters Press showcasing works of fiction and poetry from new, emerging, and established writers.
Offering more than a byline, Frontier Poetry strives to be a resource for new poets, agents, and other writers to discover new work and emerging poets.
Full Bleed fiction, nonfiction, poetry, cross-genre, reviews, translations, art, photography
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.
Gemini is an online journal established in 2009. We publish compelling fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction as well as photography and art. We have no rules.
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.
The Gettysburg Review publishes poetry, prose, and visual art by established and emerging talents in issues that are as handsome as they are stimulating. Now available in digital, also.
Glass Mountain, an international student-run literary magazine, accepts submissions all year. We publish a print journal, twice annually; our online magazine, Shards, four times annually. We accept work by new 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.
Glassworks is a publication of the MA in Writing program at Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ, founded as "GlassWorks in the Woods" in 1779. The primacy of artistry, deep pride in individual craftsmanship, and willingness to test conventional boundaries to create new work are part of our continuing spirit.
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 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.
Gris-Gris is published twice yearly. We feature original literary poetry, fiction, and nonfiction from emerging and established writers. We are open to all styles and subjects. Our main criterion is excellence in any form it takes.
Hamilton Arts & Letters magazine is a biannual online publication featuring artwork, interviews, reviews, essays, poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, film, and sound.
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
Hanging Loose, first published in 1966, has consistently published fresh, lively writing by new and older authors who deserve a wider audience. Among them Joan Larkin, Sherman Alexie, David Lehman, Hettie Jones, Yolanda Wisher, Kimiko Hahn, Maggie Nelson, Charles North, Tony Towle, David Kirby, Wang Ping, and many more.
The Heartland Review is a biannual literary journal published by The Heartland Review Press which hosts annual poetry and chapbook contests.
Heron Tree is an online poetry journal. We publish poems individually and collect them in ebook volumes and special issues. We look for clarity, efficiency, momentum, and trajectory. We gravitate toward poetry that creates an integrated whole of language, form, and meaning.
HDJ is a literary and visual arts magazine dedicated to further understanding the people, places and issues of the interior West.
The Hiram Poetry Review has been publishing witty, distinctive and heroic poetry since 1966.
The HitchLit Review fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, screenplays, cross-genre, comics, reviews, art
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.
Hypertext Magazine online has published over 600 established or emerging writers since 2010. Unsolicited submissions comprise ninety-five percent of Hypertextmag.com. Since 2017, we have also been publishing the print journal Hypertext Review. Spring issues of the print journal are predominantly unsolicited. Our Fall issues are usually 90% solicited (but this varies). Poetry and interviews are solicited.
Into the Void is an award-winning print and online literary magazine and small press publisher dedicated to providing a platform for world-class fiction, flash, creative nonfiction, poetry, and visual art from people of all kinds all over the world.
An art & literary journal supported in part through the Mile-High MFA. We love unorthodox approaches to form and aesthetics. We publish online in October and in print in January. Our Sublingua Prize for Poetry awards $1000 and publication in our print issue for five pieces by a writer who hasn’t yet published a full-length manuscript nor a chapbook exceeding 44 pages.
Edited by faculty, students, and staff from the renowned writing and literature programs at the University of Iowa, the Iowa Review—now approaching its 50th year of publication—takes advantage of this rich environment for literary collaboration to create a worldwide conversation among those who read and write contemporary literature.
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.
We publish, we write, we live to open minds to the vast experience of every person who feels othered out of their authenticity. IthacaLit—now in its 9th year of publication—publishes emerging and established writers with a special interest in connection with the experiences of people from all heritages and backgrounds.
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.
Kaleidoscope magazine creatively focuses on the experiences of disability through literature and the fine arts publishing personal essays, creative nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and book reviews.
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.
Kestrel: A Journal of Literature and Art fiction, nonfiction, poetry, reviews, translations, art, photography
Kissing Dynamite: A Journal of Poetry poetry, reviews, art
The Lake is an online poetry magazine publishing the best contemporary poetry and reviews monthly.
Lake Effect fiction, nonfiction, poetry
Leaping Clear features work of worldwide artists and writers with dedicated meditation and contemplation practices. Our contributors are accomplished whether they are established or emerging. We invite you to spend some time at our website for your enjoyment and to see if your work might find a place there.
Light and Dark is an online literary journal published online six times a year. Each issue features short stories that play with the dichotomous nature of existence. Light and Dark pays their writers a nominal award for the rights to publication.
The Light Ekphrastic fiction, poetry, audio, video, photography, art
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.
TLR is a community of writers and readers brought together through an elegant, robust, and thoroughly unexpected print publication. TLR's website republishes favorite pieces of writing from sister publications as well as weekly book reviews of new poetry, translation, and fiction from independent publishers.
Since 1976, The Louisville Review has published the best of contemporary writing in fiction, poetry, nonfiction, drama, and writing by children (K-12).
The MacGuffin, a national literary magazine from Schoolcraft College in Livonia, Michigan, is a collection of the best poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction.
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.
One of Canada's most admired journals, publishing contemporary poetry, short fiction, and creative nonfiction by emerging and established writers from across the country and around the world.
The Mantle 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.
Manzano Mountain Review is an online literary journal based in New Mexico. We publish flash prose, poetry, short prose, & image. We love flash—little pieces that explode in our hands. We like plot, but not at the expense of character. Brevity, lyric, place, experiment.
The Massachusetts Review promotes social justice and equality, along with great art. Committed to aesthetic excellence as well as public engagement, MR publishes literature and art that provokes debate, inspires action, and expands our understanding of the world around us.
Always a free way to submit. Always paid for your work. The Masters Review offers a quality platform for emerging writers.
Published by New American Press, MAYDAY Magazine presents new poetry, prose, translations, political/cultural commentary, and visual art to a growing international community of readers.
The Meadow is the annual print and online literary journal of Truckee Meadows Community College in Reno, Nevada.
Memoir Magazine features artwork, creative nonfiction and personal essays, interviews, and book reviews, and aims to support storytellers through publication, education, and advocacy.
The Mercurian: A Theatrical Translation Review nonfiction, translations, drama, reviews
Published in October, January, April, and July by Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, KS 66762. Each issue features interdisciplinary scholarly and peer-reviewed articles (approx. 5) and poetry. Annual awards in both scholarship and poetry.
Midwest Review is a handsome, sturdy venue for thoughtful, and thought-provoking writing and visual art that examines, interprets, and redefines the full spectrum of life, past and present, in the Midwest.
Minerva Rising Literary Journal publishes thought-provoking and insightful fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry.
One of the premier publishers of the best new stories, essays, and poems from Pulitzer Prize winners to unpublished emerging writers.
Mom Egg Review is an annual print literary journal focused on motherhood. MER Vox is a quarterly online journal spotlighting women writers and artists.
Mothers Always Write is a bimonthly online literary magazine written by mothers (and fathers) about parenthood. In our fifth year of publication, we strive to show motherhood as it is, not as someone is telling you it should be. We love poems and essays that honor parenting and provide insight into the parenting experience.
Mud Season Review fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, photography
In Mudfish, the poet is seen as a storyteller. The art and poetry interlock, one enhancing the other. The journal is highly acclaimed, full of daring and resonant work.
The National Poetry Review poetry
New England Review distinguishes itself with a fine blend of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction that is both challenging and inviting to the general reader.
The New Guard is a contest-centered, independent literary review, publishing 35+ emerging writers each year from the US and abroad. We proudly publish in print, with the exception of our online feature, BANG!, where we publish three short works by a single writer for a full month at a time.
New Orleans Review, publishing contemporary poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and film and book reviews, is engaging, challenging, surprising, and always good looking.
New Plains Review fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, short plays
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.
NDQ is one of the famous “little magazines” that are traditional seed beds for writers and contributed to the nation’s cultural life. An international spectrum of writers and artists comes together in NDQ. For over 100 years the Quarterly has stood as an important landmark in the global literary landscape.
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.
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!
Off the Coast poetry, interviews, translations, audio, photography, art
Since 1998, a quarterly journal for poetry, criticism, reviews, stories and essays edited by Ricardo Nirenberg.
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.
Founded in 2017, Orson’s Review is a thoughtful literary journal publishing wise yet approachable stories from writers of diverse backgrounds.
Otis Nebula publishes incandescent, substantial writing that operates on its own terms.
Palette Poetry endeavors to uplift and engage emerging and established poets. We strive to paint our small part of the world with truth through poetry, as hopeful and eviscerating as truth can be.
Pangyrus LitMag fiction, nonfiction, poetry, comics, reviews, interviews, translations, art
Parhelion Literary Magazine delights our readers with some of the best creative writing and photography online today. We publish three issues a year, in the winter, summer, and spring, while also providing regular features like interviews, book reviews, and shorter essays/stories.
The Paterson Literary Review (PLR) is a multicultural literary review established in 1979. PLR features work by well-known writers as well as by writers whose work is so good, they should be well-known.
Pembroke Magazine is the literary magazine housed at UNC Pembroke, publishing quality poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, interviews, and art from North Carolina and beyond since 1969.
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.
Since 2004, Philadelphia Stories has published writers and artists of all ages from the Greater Delaware Valley in its free quarterly magazine, reaching more than 25,000 readers every year.
Pinyon fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, art
Pleiades: Literature in Context fiction, nonfiction, poetry, reviews, interviews, translations
Plume publishes the very best contemporary poetry: national and international voices presented in monthly issues with twelve poets contributing one poem each.
The oldest, boldest, and most distinguished monthly for and about poetry in the English-speaking world.
Posit provides an aesthetically beautiful showcase for carefully curated, highly innovative contemporary poetry, short fiction, and visual art. We showcase accomplished, challenging work that leans towards the experimental. We are committed to supporting writers and artists of all races, ages, gender identifications, and sexual preferences.
An annual journal of the best poetry informed by the Catholic faith, also featuring book reviews and interviews.
Prime Number Magazine (a Press 53 publication) is an online quarterly journal that publishes poetry and short fiction from new, emerging, and established writers of all ages from around the world. New guest editors for each issue, with submissions open year-round.
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.
A Public Space fiction, nonfiction, poetry, cross-genre, translations, art, photography
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.
Qu Literary Magazine publishes fiction, poetry, essays, and script excerpts. Payment: $100 per prose piece, $50 per poem.
Raleigh Review is a national non-profit magazine of poetry, short fiction, and art, offering accessible works of experience that are emotionally and intellectually complex.
Rathalla Review is the literary magazine of Rosemont College in Rosemont PA. We publish fiction, flash fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry and art twice a year online and once in print.
RATTLE is the journal for people who love poetry—whether they realize it yet, or not.
TRP is an exciting award-winning literary magazine that publishes writers from around the world. We accept new and established writers whose work simply cannot be ignored.
Revolute fiction, nonfiction, poetry, reviews
RHINO publishes some of modern poetry's best and most innovative poetry, short shorts, and translations. We invite traditional or experimental work reflecting passion, originality, artistic conviction, and a love affair with language. Literary Magazine Review believes RHINO is “an annual that anyone interested in American poetry should attend to.”
River Heron Review poetry
River Styx publishes accessible but smart, unpredictable, and emotionally engaging literature and art. Founded in 1975 as a non-profit free of institutional ties, we publish both emerging and venerable writers and strive always to remain, as Small Press Review wrote, “a beacon of light on which deserving voices dance.”
Founded in 1999 by Joe Mackall and Dan Lehman, River Teeth is recognized as a national leader in publishing quality essays, memoir, and literary journalism. Our authors include Brenda Miller, Jerald Walker, Rebecca McClanahan, Fleda Brown, Ira Sukrungruang, Ana Maria Spagna, Angela Morales, and Phillip Lopate.
Since 1977, riverSedge has published the very best art and literature from the South Texas region and beyond.
Rockvale Review celebrates poetry that is both bold and vulnerable. We love solid, tough language combined with fluid, supple images – the strong and the gentle, the rock and the vale. Our featured artists and composers pair accepted poems with art and music. We believe in the power of creativity!
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.
Ruminate is a reader-supported, contemplative literary arts magazine. We invite slowing down and paying attention. We love laughter. And we delight in deep reading, telling stories, staying astonished, and doing “small things with great love,” as Mother Teresa said.
We’re an award-winning, national online literary annual, compiled and edited by BFA students in the Creative Writing Programs at Hamline University in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
Specializes in publishing highly accomplished poetry, fiction, and memoirs by writers who deserve a wider audience for their work.
San Pedro River Review poetry, art, photography
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.
Scribble is an exciting online venue for exceptional flash and short fiction. Our eclectic journal publishes literary fiction and all fiction genres with a literary approach. We publish 3-5 short stories bimonthly (every two months).
Seneca Review specializes in innovative poetry, translations from around the world, and the lyric essay. Work from the magazine is regularly featured in annual anthologies.
Sequestrum publishes new, emerging, and internationally-acclaimed writers of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and cross-genre. We feature innovative, contemporary literature and pair every publication with a unique visual component with the goal of fostering and exposing our writers to a large literary audience.
Sheila-Na-Gig online supports work of established/emerging poets in a crisp, uncluttered space. Free poetry submissions and fee-based quarterly contests and annual full manuscript contest.
Great literature since 1950. Supporting poets, fiction writers, nonfiction writers, comic artists, and translators.
Shift: A Journal of Literary Oddities fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, cross-genre, comics, interviews, translations, audio, video, photography, art
The Shore publishes poems exploring the worlds of things and ideas, recognizing the liminality, the shifting of everything, our ability to name a thing whole.
Publishes vibrant, well-crafted fiction, nonfiction, essays, poetry, one-act plays, translations, first chapters, and artwork that explore human dynamics and social transformations that occur in any story-rich location in the world.
Sisyphus fiction, nonfiction, poetry, cross-genre, reviews, interviews, photography
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 55,000 readers in 145 countries. Every submission receives a prompt, respectful, individualized response.
Slag Glass City is an international journal of urban essay arts. We publish city-focused nonfiction as well as visual-and-media work that considers the rubble and the green, the imaginative and the corporeal, the disregarded and the restored. The living city is broken and blooming. How will our roof gardens grow?
Sleet Magazine is now 10 years old! As always, we proudly present extraordinary fiction, poetry, irregulars and CNF. Sleet: intelligent, sexy, writer-friendly. “Sleet is so f***ing cool.” –writer/professor Suzanne Nielsen.
Smoky Blue Literary and Arts Magazine fiction, nonfiction, poetry, cross-genre, photography, art
We are an online journal publishing poetry, creative nonfiction, and photography with a healing bent from across the globe. We are extending the conversation on art and healing believing art is a catalyst for well-being.
Solstice has a Best of the Net award & Notable Essay Citations in Best American Essays 2015. We promote diversity in literature and photography.
We are a biannual publication of short fiction, creative nonfiction, and art. We also accept book reviews and author interviews for publication on our blog.
"South 85 Journal promises and delivers strong setting and characters, all written by a carefully curated selection of strong creative writers."—NewPages
Founded in 1963, South Dakota Review is a literary print journal published quarterly at The University of South Dakota.
Florida State University's literary magazine of merit, publishing quality fiction, poetry, and nonfiction since 1979.
Southern Humanities Review publishes fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction—as well as the occasional translation—by new and established writers.
Southwest Review poetry, fiction, nonfiction
Split Rock Review is a not-for-profit publication featuring literature and art that explore place, environment, and the relationship between humans and nature.
Contemporary poetry in English from the U.S. and around the world in English translation.
A culturally diverse independent, international review of contemporary poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and drama.
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.
Storm Cellar, an independent literary arts magazine since 2011, is a journal of safety and danger in many senses. Emphasizing the Midwest, and showcasing surprising, amazing writing and art by marginalized voices including BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, poor, and neuroatypical creators, we are not a distraction but a cure for boredom.
StoryQuarterly fiction, nonfiction
We are a poetry magazine and an editing service. We value you. We value poetry. We value getting to the point. We know that everything worthwhile takes time.
Superstition Review is the online literary magazine produced by creative writing and web design students at Arizona State University.
A literary and visual arts journal out of Florida Atlantic University. We encourage hybrid or non-traditional pieces that unsettle our assumptions of what is possible.
Terrain.org publishes editorials, poetry, essays, fiction, hybrid forms, articles, videos, reviews, an interview, the ARTerrain gallery, and the UnSprawl case study on a rolling basis.
THEMA is a journal of short stories, poetry, photography and art, each issue based on a unique theme. What do the themes mean? We don't know! You tell us. Let each theme roll around in your head and see what unique ideas emerge. One premise—many interpretations.
Thriller Magazine is an online literary magazine that publishes creative works in the thriller/suspense/mystery genre along with book reviews and author interviews. We also offer editing services for short stories and novels, and we are proud to host the International Thriller Award.
Tiferet is a literary magazine and global writing community at the nexus of literature and spirituality. We publish high-quality poetry, prose, and art that further meaningful dialogue about what it is to be humane and conscious in today’s often divisive world. Past contributors include well-known and new writers.
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, marginalised, and underrepresented voices, and publish works in translation.
Timeworn is a biannual publication featuring historical & historical speculative fiction. We love being carried away to unseen corners of the world and characters that come alive. We bring voices from the fringes of this genre together in a print journal. Hand-stitched in Buffalo, NY for readers worldwide.
Tipton Poetry Journal, located in the heart of the Midwest, publishes quality poetry from Indiana and around the world. TPJ is published quarterly, both online and in print. We feature quality free verse which evokes a shared sense of common humanity. We also publish prose poetry and other poetic forms.
trampset fiction, nonfiction, poetry, cross-genre, reviews, interviews, translations
TriQuarterly is the literary magazine of Northwestern University and the MA/MFA in Creative Writing program, and is an international journal of writing, art, and cultural inquiry.
True Story is a new home for longform nonfiction narratives, published monthly by the editors of Creative Nonfiction magazine. Each pocket-size issue showcases one exceptional essay by one exceptional writer.
Two Cities Review fiction, nonfiction, poetry, cross-genre, audio, video, art
Two Hawks Quarterly publishes fiction, CNF, poetry, genre X, and art. We feature work that is exquisitely crafted, takes chances, and has something original to say. We especially love fiction that reaches beyond the standard tropes and diverse voices.
U.S. 1 Worksheets poetry
Excellence in poetry publishing since 2008: chapbooks, broadsides, interviews, reviews, and a biannual digital journal.
Under the Gum Tree is an independent literary arts micro-magazine. Because we strive for authentic connections through vulnerability, we exclusively publish creative nonfiction and visual art.
Understorey Magazine publishes stories of women's lives and experiences told through literary writing and visual art. We define women to include all who identify as such. Issues are themed and submissions are open to writers and artists in Canada and Canadians living abroad.
An award-winning literary annual containing quality, cutting-edge fiction, cnf and poetry, with an author interview in each issue. "...rampant with talent."—Berkshire Bright Focus
Utopia Science Fiction is a small, independent literary science fiction magazine offering a unique combination of entertaining and thought provoking stories, stunning artwork, and educational science trivia and facts. We work with optimistic stories which feature a future we might want to live in.
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.
The Virginia Normal fiction, nonfiction, poetry
The WAiF Project's literary journal breaks down—in thematic progression—the process of moving, changing, and waking to one's place-based identity. We publish first-person nonfiction only in any creative format.
Walloon Writers Review is a Michigan-based independent literary magazine focused on Northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula. Printed annually, Walloon Writers Review shares stories, poetry, and other original creative writing and nature photography about and inspired by this amazing region. Call for Submissions in August to early September annually.
"Water~Stone Review is one of the most elegant, substantial literary journals anywhere on the American scene....It will nourish and uplift you."—Naomi Shihab Nye
Waxing & Waning fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, screenplays, cross-genre, comics, translations, art, photography, video
Weber—The Contemporary West has been published since 1983. We seek work that speak to the preservation of and access to the wilderness, to environmental cooperation, and to the insight derived from an enlarged understanding of both the new and old West.
The West Marin Review features 140 pages of previously unpublished prose, poetry, and art. It is published annually by Point Reyes Books and friends and neighbors, with a print run of 2,000.
Founded in 2015, Wildness is a quarterly literary journal that publishes bold and innovative poetry, fiction, and narrative nonfiction by some of the best emerging and established writers from around the world.
Willawaw Journal is an online magazine for poetry and art, published three times a year. Each issue features the poem prompt of a northwest poet laureate with a model response from the editor, and may also promote a theme. 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.
The Windward Review fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art
Witness is published by the Black Mountain Institute at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and is affiliated with the school’s prestigious creative writing doctoral program. The magazine publishes one themed print issue and an online issue.
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.
The award-winning World Literature Today, your passport to world literature and culture for over ninety years.
The Woven Tale Press regularly features a rich and resonate roster of the literary and visual arts, by both established and emerging writers and artists.
Wraparound South is a journal of contemporary literature focusing on Southern writers and themes, especially those that challenge or subvert stereotypes about the region as well as writing that challenges genre and form. We like to accompany Southern themes alongside experimental, international, or non-regional literary works for a "wraparound view" of contemporary literature.
We are about the synchronistic convergences of time, place, readers, and writers that create unforgettable moments where lives change course and dreams are born.
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.
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Zizzle publishes literary flash fiction that both grownups and kids will enjoy. We produce three hardcover issues a year and also professional audio editions.