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The MacGuffin coverThe MacGuffin

The MacGuffin, a national literary magazine from Schoolcraft College in Livonia, Michigan, is a collection of the best poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction.

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The Main Street Rag coverThe Main Street Rag

Not for the faint of heart. Our literary magazine features some of the best writers in the small press alongside up and coming voices.

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The Malahat Review coverThe Malahat Review

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.

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Manoa coverManoa

Manoa is a unique, award-winning literary journal that includes American, Asian, and Pacific fiction, poetry, essays, plays, and artwork.

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Marco Polo Arts Mag coverMarco Polo Arts Mag

Online magazine devoted to contemporary literature and art updated weekly. Founded in 2009. [o]

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The Masters Review coverThe Masters Review

The Masters Review publishes the best writing from emerging authors. Guest judges include Lauren Groff and AM Homes.

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MAYDAY Magazine coverMAYDAY Magazine

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. [o]

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The Meadow coverThe Meadow

The Meadow is the annual print and online literary journal of Truckee Meadows Community College in Reno, Nevada.

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Meat for Tea coverMeat for Tea

Meat for Tea: The Valley Review is a non-academic affiliated publication devoted to showcasing the works of both emerging and established writers and artists.

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Michigan Quarterly Review coverMichigan Quarterly Review

Publishes a wide range of essays, memoirs, fiction, poetry, and book reviews for a sophisticated readership.

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Mississippi Review coverMississippi Review

Mississippi Review features National Book Award winners, Pulitzer Prize winners, National Book Critics Circle winners as well as hundreds of new writers.

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The Missouri Review coverThe Missouri Review

One of the premier publishers of the best new stories, essays, and poems from Pulitzer Prize winners to unpublished emerging writers.

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Mudfish coverMudfish

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.

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NANO Fiction coverNANO Fiction

NANO Fiction is a biannual publication that publishes fiction of 300 words or fewer, with issues appearing in the spring and fall.
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New England Review coverNew England Review

New England Review distinguishes itself with a fine blend of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction that is both challenging and inviting to the general reader.

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New Letters coverNew Letters

The international magazine of writing and art. Essays, poetry, fiction, interviews, reviews, features, and special issues delighting readers for over 81 years.

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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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New Millennium Writings coverNew Millennium Writings

NMW promotes new and emerging writers of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction by showcasing their works alongside profiles and interviews and works by famous writers, and through generous awards that have totaled more than $100,000 since 1996.

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New Orleans Review coverNew Orleans Review

New Orleans Review, publishing contemporary poetry, fiction, nonfiction, art, photography, and film and book reviews, is engaging, challenging, surprising, and always good looking.

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theNewerYork covertheNewerYork

We publish absurd short-fictions in print and online. Experimental, new, or forgotten literary forms. No short-stories, no poetry, everything else!

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Nimrod coverNimrod

Since 1956, Nimrod has published the best new fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction from across the country and around the world.

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Ninth Letter coverNinth Letter

Ninth Letter is a journal of art and literature featuring a wide range of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and visual art in various media.

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OffCourse screenshotOffCourse Literary Journal

Since 1998, a quarterly journal for poetry, criticism, reviews, stories and essays edited by Ricardo Nirenberg. [o]

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Open Minds Quarterly coverOpen Minds Quarterly

Dedicated to writers worldwide who have survived depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and other mental illnesses. Poetry, fiction, essays, true-life stories, and more.

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Passages North coverPassages North

For thirty years, Passages North has published quality fiction, nonfiction and poetry from both established and emerging writers.

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Paterson Literary Review coverPaterson Literary Review

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 who will soon be well-known.

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Pembroke Magazine coverPembroke Magazine

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.

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Ploughshares coverPloughshares

Ploughshares has published quality literature since 1971. Best known for our award-winning Ploughshares literary journal, we also publish Ploughshares Solos, digital-first long stories and essays, and a lively literary blog. Since 1989, we have been based at Emerson College in downtown Boston.

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Plume ScreenshotPlume

Plume publishes the very best contemporary poetry: national and international voices presented in monthly issues with twelve poets contributing one poem each. [o/p]

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Poet Lore coverPoet Lore

Poet Lore publishes two 160-page issues each year, featuring a wide array of contemporary poets as well as essays on poetry and book reviews.

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Poetry coverPoetry

The oldest, boldest, and most distinguished monthly for and about poetry in the English-speaking world.

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Prairie Schooner coverPrairie Schooner

A national literary quarterly published since 1926. Home to the best fiction, poetry, essays, and reviews by beginning, mid-career, and established writers.

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Prick of the Spindle coverPrick of the Spindle

We are looking for well-written, interesting pieces that embrace the fabric of diverse voices who have something to say, say it well, and originally. [o]

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Quiddity coverQuiddity

Quiddity is a multimedia arts venue featuring an international literary journal (print and audio), a public-radio program, and a visiting writer and artist series.

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Raleigh Review coverRaleigh Review

Raleigh Review is a national magazine of poetry, art and flash.

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Rathalla Review logoRathalla Review

Rathalla Review is a non-profit literary magazine that publishes fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and art. We publish first-time writers and established writers alike. [o]
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RATTLE coverRattle

Rattle is the journal for people who love poetry—whether they realize it yet, or not.

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Rhino coverRHINO

Features innovative poetry, short shorts and translations. Literary Magazine Review believes RHINO is “an annual that anyone interested in American poetry should attend to.”

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River Styx coverRiver Styx

River Styx is a multicultural literary and arts magazine that has been publishing thoughtful yet accessible literature and art since 1975.

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River Teeth coverRiver Teeth

River Teeth - Where good writing counts and facts matter.

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Rock & Sling coverRock & Sling

Rock & Sling, a literary journal of witness, seeks work that aspires, that challenges, that sings, that demands our attention.

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Ruminate coverRuminate

Ruminate is for everyone who has paused over a good word, a real story, a perfect brushstroke—longing for the significance they point us toward.

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 The Saint Ann's Review

The Saint Ann's Review is an eclectic compendium of the best-crafted writing around.

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St. Petersburg Review coverSt. Petersburg Review

A culturally diverse independent, international review of contemporary poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and drama.

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Salamander coverSalamander

Salamander specializes in publishing highly accomplished poetry, fiction, and memoirs by writers who deserve a wider audience for their work.  

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Santa Clara Review coverSanta Clara Review

The Santa Clara Review is a student-edited literary magazine that publishes poetry, fiction, non-fiction, short plays, visual art, and photography from students and professionals.

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Saranac Review coverSaranac Review

Attempting to act as a source of connection, the journal publishes the work of emerging and established writers from the United States, Canada and beyond.

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 Seneca Review

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.

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The Sewanee Review coverThe Sewanee Review

Having never missed an issue in 113 years, the Sewanee Review is the oldest continuously published literary quarterly in the country. Begun in 1892 at The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, the Review is devoted to American and British fiction, poetry, and reviews--as well as essays in criticism and reminiscence.

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Shenandoah screenshot Shenandoah

Shenandoah has long been a showcase for exceptional writing.” --  The Washington Post Book World.  For 55 years Washington and Lee’s lively gallery for the literary arts. [o]

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Skidrow Penthouse coverSkidrow Penthouse

Skidrow Penthouse is an elegant 300+ page journal that contains the richest and widest possible range of poetry, fiction, and art.

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Sleet Magazine logoSleet Magazine

Sleet Magazine proudly presents extraordinary fiction, poetry, and irregulars online. Sleet: intelligent, sexy, writer-friendly. “Sleet is so f***ing cool.” – Suzanne Nielsen. [o]

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Sliver of Stone screenshotSliver of Stone

Bi-annual, online literary magazine dedicated to the publication of work from both emerging and established poets, writers, and visual artists from all parts of the globe. [o]

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SNReview logoSNReview

SNReview (SNR) is a quarterly literary online and print magazine of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. [o]

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South Loop Review coverSouth Loop Review:

Creative Nonfiction + Art

South Loop Review: Creative Nonfiction + Art magazine publishes essays and memoir, lyric and experimental forms, non-linear narratives, blended genre, photography and art.

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The Southampton Review coverThe Southampton Review

The Southampton Review is committed to publishing the finest fiction, literary nonfiction, craft lectures, poetry, cartoons, photography and fine arts from emerging and established writers and artists.

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The Southeast Review coverThe Southeast Review

Florida State University’s literary magazine of merit, publishing quality fiction, poetry, and nonfiction since 1979

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Southern Humanities Review coverSouthern Humanities Review

Fiction, poetry, personal and critical essays, and book reviews on the arts, literature, philosophy, religion, cultural studies, and history by new and established writers. Also publishes translations.

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Southern Indiana Review coverSouthern Indiana Review

The Southern Indiana Review bucks tradition, blends genres, frustrates conventional wisdom, or otherwise pushes readers to the edge of their comfort zones (and beyond).

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Southern Poetry Review coverSouthern Poetry Review

Southern Poetry Review celebrates 50 years of publishing some of the best poetry in America from leading writers around the world.

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Splash of Red coverSplash of Red

Online literary arts magazine for poetry, prose, graphic narrative, and art that also includes exclusive interviews, articles, and other unique services for our readership. [o]

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The Spoon River Poetry Review cover SRPR (Spoon River Poetry Review)

Contemporary poetry in English from the U.S. and around the world in English translation.

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Still Point Arts Quarterly coverStill Point Arts Quarterly

Focuses on artistic expression and creativity. Includes portfolios from artists along with fiction, non-fiction, poetry about art and artistry. Intended for artists and art enthusiasts.

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Stone Voices coverStone Voices

Stone Voices uses essays, fiction, articles, poetry, and art to explore the profound connections between visual arts and spirituality.

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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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The Straddler logoThe Straddler

The Straddler is an online interdisciplinary journal of culture, publishing innovative criticism, essays, art, poetry, fiction and interviews, all of which aim to examine and transform their cultural context. [o]

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Sukoon logoSukoon

Sukoon is an Arab-themed, English language, online literary magazine reflecting the diversity and richness of the Arab world, where established and emerging artists, poets and writers of fiction & nonfiction, publish their original work in English. [o]

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Superstition Review logoSuperstition Review

Founded in 2007 at Arizona State University, Superstition Review publishes art, fiction, interviews, nonfiction and poetry. Named after the beautiful Superstition Mountains to the north of our campus, Superstition Review produces two issues each year in April and December. [o]

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Talking Writing screenshotTalking Writing

Talking Writing is an online literary magazine that supports writers and those interested in literature by encouraging creative discussion of the writing process. [o]

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Tampa Review coverTampa Review

Tampa Review is a literary gallery space in print, presenting new writing and visual arts from Florida and the world.

[Read more about Tampa Review] publishes three theme-based issues per year that include editorials, poetry, essays, fiction, articles, videos, reviews, an interview, the ARTerrain gallery, and the UnSprawl case study. [o]

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THEMA is a theme-related literary journal of stories, poetry, artwork and photography. Each issue has a different unusual theme.

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TIFERET coverTiferet

Tiferet is a publication and writing community focused on literature, art and the creative spirit.

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Tin House coverTin House

A highly acclaimed quarterly literary journal based in Portland, Oregon, and New York City, and distributed throughout North America.

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TriQuarterly screenshotTriQuarterly

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. [o]

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Under the Gum Tree coverUnder the Gum Tree

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. [e-pub]

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upstreet coverupstreet

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

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Valley Voices coverValley Voices

Valley Voices: A Literary Review features fiction, nonfiction, poetry, interviews, and criticism from writers and scholars from the Mississippi Delta and anywhere in the world.

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Vine Leaves Literary Journal coverVine Leaves Literary Journal

Vine Leaves will entwine you in atmosphere and wrap you in a world where literature ferments and then matures. [o]

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The Wallace Stevens Journal coverThe Wallace Stevens Journal

Devoted to all aspects of the poetry and life of American modernist poet Wallace Stevens, The Wallace Stevens Journal has been publishing scholarly articles, poems, book reviews, news, and bibliographies since 1977.

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Water~Stone Review coverWater~Stone Review

"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

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Weber coverWeber

The Contemporary West

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.

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West Branch coverWest Branch

“Not only one of the nation’s most underrated literary magazines, but one of its best.”—Literary Magazine Review

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Willow Springs coverWillow Springs

A literary journal affiliated with Eastern Washington University's Inland Northwest Center for Writers. We publish fiction, poetry, literary nonfiction, and interviews.

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World Literature Today coverWorld Literature Today

The award-winning World Literature Today, your window to world literature and culture for over eighty years.

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Write Place at the Write Time Cover ArtThe Write Place At the Write Time

We are about the synchronistic convergences of time, place, readers, and writers that create unforgettable moments where lives change course and dreams are born. [o]

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