NewPages Guide to Literary Magazines
NewPages features a reliable, up-to-date listing of some of the best online, print, and electronic literary journals covering a wide variety of genres, themes, and styles. Good reading starts here!
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.
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.
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.
Adanna nonfiction, poetry, photography, art
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.
Agave Magazine is a print publication showcasing contemporary art, literature, and photography for a modern readership. Ideal submissions develop subjects thoroughly giving us all the essentials—no more, no less. From editorial pieces to mixed genre, our contributors share insights on their creative processes alongside published pieces.
“A beacon of international literary culture . . . known for publishing important new writers early in their careers” (PEN).
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.
Allegro Poetry Magazine publishes the best contemporary poetry from around the world.
Allium publishes work that is provocative, evocative, and bold. We are about inclusion—representing the range and diversity of writers’ voices. We believe the art of writing is an exploration—of a complex and evolving world.
Established in 1959, Ambit is the British-based quarterly which publishes art, poems, and stories through unsolicited submissions selected by respected editors, plus a renowned annual competition with a dedicated Pop edition featuring winners, and a guest edited Pop edition. Author, poet, and performer, Kirsty Allison is the new editor.
American Writers Review fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, photography
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.
Apple in the Dark fiction, nonfiction
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.
Arc Poetry Magazine nonfiction, poetry, reviews
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 a nationally circulating literary journal, which for over two decades has attracted young, fresh voices as well as well-established poets and writers.
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.
Bacopa Literary Review fiction, nonfiction, poetry, cross-genre
Balloons Lit. Journal poetry, fiction, nonfiction, drama, cross-genre, photography, art
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.
Barrow Street poetry
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 celebrating 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.
Our goal is inclusiveness. We publish multiple genres of poetry: free verse, formal poetry, haiku, experimental poetry, poetry for children, African and International poetry, and poetry translations. In every issue we have a poetry interview and welcome guest interviewers. We also publish fiction, flash fiction, micro fiction, and creative nonfiction.
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.
Black Warrior Review fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art
Blink Ink fiction, art, photography
Blue Collar Review fiction, poetry, reviews
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
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 nonfiction, photography, poetry
Burnside Review poetry
Cæsura fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, interviews, reviews
Our mission is to print the best poetry: any style, format, or subject matter.
The Capra Review fiction, nonfiction, art
The Caribbean Writer fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama
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.
Change Seven is an online literary journal. We seek to publish the best available fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, visual art, book reviews, and more from both established and emerging talents.
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 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.
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.
Club Plum Literary Journal publishes flash fiction and prose poetry by emerging and established authors whose absorbing tales and imagery unravels in voices either understated or lyrical but always powerful.
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.)
Coastal Shelf is a quarterly online literary magazine. Contemporary and eclectic, we crave close attention paid to language and a 'larger takeaway'/analysis given to the events/themes. We love pieces with wittiness (but not light verse), quirkiness and layers. We also dig interesting uses of history and science.
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.
Conduit poetry, art, fiction, nonfiction
The Conium Review fiction, reviews, interviews
Consequence is an international literary journal that addresses the effects 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.
The Courtship of Winds is a semiannual online journal that publishes poetry, prose poetry, fiction, essays, art, and short pieces of drama and music.
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.
"Every issue is a revelation." —Davis McCombs, National Book Critics Circle Award finalist for Ultima Thule
Cutleaf is an online literary journal 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.
CUTTHROAT poetry, fiction, nonfiction
december is published twice a year and features fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction (including essays, memoir, and literary journalism), and visual art.
Decolonial Passage fiction, nonfiction, poetry
Deep Wild: Writing from the Backcountry fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art
The Dillydoun Review, home of the Dillydoun International Fiction Prize, is an online literary journal that publishes fiction, flash fiction, poetry, prose poetry, nonfiction, flash nonfiction, reviews, interviews, and essays.
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.
elsewhere cares only about the line / no line. Every quarter, we publish six prose works at the crossroads of flash fiction, nonfiction, and prose poetry. And every year we host an annual chapbook contest and print the winning book through elsewhere press.
Emerald City is an online literary magazine established in 2019 by members of the Creative Writing program at Pittsburg State University. We publish fiction and creative nonfiction by emerging and established writers. By focusing on these genres, we aim to provide our readers with stories that resonate.
Epoch poetry, fiction, nonfiction, screenplay, comics
A home for writers. A destination for readers. EVENT is an award-winning magazine that inspires and nurtures writers, showcasing the best contemporary writing from Canada and abroad since 1971, serving up fiction, poetry, essays, notes on writing, and reviews three times a year—with stunning cover art and illustration.
Feels Blind Literary fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, screenplays, interviews, audio, art, photography
The Fictional Cafe fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, photography, reviews, interviews
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, uplifting, dramatic, exhilarating, or cryptic. Above all, they must be 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.
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.
Five South was founded in 2020 in Los Angeles, California. Our readers and writers are a diverse and interesting group of people from all over the world. We love taking chances, knocking down gates, and erasing prerequisites. We believe writing is for everyone and enjoy discovering new talent from unexpected places.
"One of the best features of Fjords is its accessibility."—NewPages. Fjords publishes new and established writers in every genre and style. Each annual print edition features a wide range of diverse voices on a variety of topics, alongside periodic online offerings.
Flare Journal fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, screenplays, cross-genre, comics, reviews, interviews, translations, audio, video, photography, art
Flash Frog is an online literary magazine obsessed with flash fiction. We publish one story a week accompanied by an original piece of art created just for that piece. We like our stories like we like our dart frogs: Small. Brightly colored. Deadly to the touch.
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.
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.
Flying South fiction, nonfiction, poetry
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.
The Fourth River is a journal of nature and place published by the MFA program in creative writing at Chatham University. The Fourth River publishes works that are richly situated at the confluence of place, space, and identity.
Francis House poetry, cross-genre
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.
Described as one of the most compelling and beautifully illustrated literary journals, From the Depths features original works of fiction and poetry from new, emerging, and established authors.
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.
Managed and edited entirely by University of Idaho graduate students, Fugue biannually publishes poetry, fiction, essays, and visual-text hybrids from established and emerging writers. Each year, we publish one print issue and one online issue, and hold an annual contest in prose and poetry, judged by two nationally recognized writers.
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 Magazine showcases compelling fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction as well as captivating cover art. Three annual contest issues feature flash fiction, short stories, and poetry. We simply publish work that we love. Work from Gemini has appeared in Best of the Net and Best Small Fictions.
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 (PDF, EPUB, MOBI).
Girls Right the World fiction, nonfiction, poetry
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
HEART magazine is published annually by Nostalgia Press, established in 1986. A small magazine of prose poetry. Everything is about heart. Because the heart has reasons, reason does not understand.
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.
Hippocampus Magazine is an online publication dedicated to educating and engaging writers and readers of creative nonfiction. Issues feature memoir excerpts, personal essays, reviews, interviews, and craft articles. We also have a books division and bring our mission to life with an annual writing conference.
The Hiram Poetry Review has been publishing witty, distinctive and heroic poetry since 1966.
One reader described us 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.”
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.
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.
The Hunger poetry, fiction, nonfiction, drama, cross-genre, photography, art
An independent publisher, Hypertext has been publishing short stories, essays, poetry, and interviews in print and online since 2010. We publish established writers next to emerging writers—and unsolicited submissions make up approximately 60% of our publication. We now pay writers for their work.
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..
IO Literary Journal fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, photography, screenplays, reviews
Edited by faculty, students, and staff from the renowned writing and literature programs at the University of Iowa, the Iowa Review 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.
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.
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
The Lascaux Review features fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction of literary quality. Lascaux has published work by Philip Appleman, Hélène Cardona, Joseph Fasano, Tony Hoagland, Lee Martin, Maggie Smith, Robley Wilson, and many other poets and writers. Annual contests are conducted in poetry, flash fiction, creative nonfiction, and short fiction.
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.
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.
little somethings press poetry, fiction, nonfiction, art
Since 1976, The Louisville Review has published the best of contemporary writing in fiction, poetry, nonfiction, drama, and writing by children (K-12).
Lucky Jefferson is an award-winning literary journal that generates interactive conversations around poetry and art by reforming the way journals are produced and shared with readers. Lucky Jefferson is proud to feature poets who have never been published, marginalized perspectives, and those who sought to pursue poetry later in life.
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 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.
Manzano Mountain Review fiction, nonfiction, poetry, cross-genre, interviews, art, photography
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 presents new poetry, prose, translations, political/cultural commentary, and visual art to a growing community of international readers.
The Meadow is the annual print and online literary journal of Truckee Meadows Community College in Reno, Nevada.
Meat for Tea: The Valley Review was founded in 2006 and publishes short fiction, flash and micro-fiction, poetry, essays, interviews, and visual arts of all kinds. Meat for Tea is committed to retaining its punk rock aesthetic while presenting work of the utmost quality.
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
The Midwest Quarterly nonfiction, 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.
Mistake House fiction, poetry
Mizmor Anthology poetry
Molecule - A Tiny Lit Mag poetry, fiction, nonfiction, drama, screenplays, cross-genre, comics, reviews, interviews, translations, photography, art
Mom Egg Review is an annual print literary journal focused on motherhood. MER Vox is a quarterly online journal spotlighting women writers and artists.
Our mission is to cultivate a beautifully designed online space to share compelling and original nonfiction, poetry, art, and photography that explores mortality and terminal illness.
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.
Mount Island fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, cross-genre
The Moving Force Journal fiction, nonfiction, poetry, photography, art
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
Neon is a magazine of slipstream fiction, poetry, and artwork. We publish creative work that is fantastic or surreal, and which crosses the boundaries between science-fiction, horror, and literary fiction. It is one of the longest-running independent literary magazines in the UK.
New England Review distinguishes itself with a fine blend of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction that is both challenging and inviting to the general reader.
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.
New Orleans Review, publishing contemporary poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and film and book reviews, is engaging, challenging, surprising, and always good looking.
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.
Nixes Mate is unafraid of punctuation; semicolons don’t frighten us. Not even a little bit. We feature small-batch artisanal literature, created by writers who use all 26 letters of the alphabet, and then some. There are many paths to poetry. Walk with us one line at a time.
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.
Nunum fiction, art
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.
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, art, photography, interviews, translations, audio
Since 1998, a quarterly journal for poetry, criticism, reviews, stories and essays edited by Ricardo Nirenberg.
At Okay Donkey we like the odd, the off-kilter, and the just plain weird. We also like the surreal, experimental, and the genre-bending. We strive to uplift and amplify underrepresented voices and always strongly encourage BIPOC and LGBT+ folks to submit their work.
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.
Otis Nebula publishes incandescent, substantial writing that operates on its own terms.
Oyster River Pages fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, photography
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.
Palooka fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, photography, comics
PANK poetry, fiction, nonfiction
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.
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.
The Petigru Review fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, photography
petrichor poetry, art
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. We waive all entry fees for Black and Indigenous writers.
Prospectus: A Literary Offering fiction, poetry, reviews, art
Puerto Del Sol fiction, nonfiction, poetry
Qu Literary Magazine publishes fiction, poetry, essays, and script excerpts. Payment: $100 per prose piece, $50 per poem.
Radar Poetry is an electronic journal of poetry and artwork. We publish poems from established and emerging writers. Each issue features pairings of poetry and visual art, selected by the editors and contributors. Radar Poetry also offers an annual award, the Coniston Prize, for the best group of poems submitted by a woman poet writing in English.
An award-winning print quarterly connecting readers to books of merit that might otherwise get overlooked. With coverage of fiction, poetry, nonfiction, art, graphic novels, translations, and more, Rain Taxi exists for readers and writers, literary publishers of all shapes and sizes, booksellers, educators, and kindred spirits who want books to keep flourishing in a distracted society.
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.
Red Wheelbarrow fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, photography, comics
Revolute is a digital literary magazine of the Randolph College MFA program and is committed to publishing engaging poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. Creative work is accepted during one reading period each fall, and micro reviews are accepted year-round.
The Revolution (Relaunch) fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art
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.”
Rivanna Review fiction, nonfiction, reviews, translations, art, photography
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.
River Styx is a multicultural literary and arts magazine that has been publishing thoughtful yet accessible literature and art since 1975.
River Teeth is a biannual print journal publishing the best of creative nonfiction, including narrative reportage, essays, and memoir. We are also home to Beautiful Things, a weekly online magazine of micro-essays.
Since 1977, riverSedge has published the very best art and literature from the South Texas region and beyond.
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.
S/tick fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art
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).
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.
An international student-run journal published by the Ringling College of Art and Design, Shift features fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, book reviews, graphic texts, or other text-based work in English or in translation by new, emerging, and established writers of all identities. We especially love literary oddities—language-based creations 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 and entertaining work that appeals to both head and heart. Offers annual fiction and poetry competitions, editing services, and an online writers' group. Writers and cover artists are paid for their work.
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.
Sink Review publishes poetry and criticism. We are excited by experimental and conceptual work. It is our goal to create a space that is inclusive and radical.
Sinister Wisdom fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art
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 90,000 readers in 145 countries. Our average response time is 9 days.
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?
We present extraordinary fiction, poetry, irregulars, and CNF. Sleet: intelligent, sexy, writer-friendly. “Sleet is so f***ing cool.” –writer/professor Suzanne Nielsen. Sleet will always be free to submit to, free to read.
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 wellbeing.
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.
"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.
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
Speckled Trout Review poetry
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.
St. Petersburg Review poetry, fiction, nonfiction, drama
Founded in 2001, Stickman Review publishes literary fiction, poetry, essays, and artwork for a discerning audience.
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.
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.
Story fiction, nonfiction
StoryQuarterly fiction, nonfiction
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 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.
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 an interfaith 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.
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
the tiny journal fiction, nonfiction, poetry
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.
Topical Poetry poetry
trampset fiction, nonfiction, poetry, cross-genre, reviews, interviews, translations
Transference poetry, translations
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.
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.
Established in January 2020, Variety Pack's mission is to feature work of all kinds by establishing a bedrock of diverse content by and for diverse voices. A broad aesthetic with an affinity for literary fiction, historical fiction, science fiction, fantasy, mystery, humor, micro-fiction, flash fiction, form poetry, prose poetry, haikus, and more.
Versification is a literary zine and publishing house run by punks. Versification features gut-punching micro-poetry, micro-flash, and artwork; hosts contests; and is home of THE ANGRY ROBOT. All issues are art expositions, including original artwork and photography.
The Vitni Review fiction, nonfiction, poetry, reviews, interviews
The Voices Project poetry
Volney Road Review poetry, fiction, nonfiction, cross-genre, comics, interviews, photography, art
Walloon Writers Review fiction, nonfiction, poetry, photography
Our 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.
"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
Waterwheel Review fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, cross-genre, translations
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 a volunteer effort published by professional designers and editors, in collaboration with Commonweal and Point Reyes Books.
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.
WhimsicalPoet/WhimsicalArt fiction, nonfiction, poetry, cross-genre, comics, audio, video, photography, art
Wildness was established in 2015 and publishes poetry, fiction, and narrative nonfiction from both established and emerging writers.
Willawaw Journal is an online magazine for poetry and art, published two 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.
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.
Workers Write! fiction, 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.
Established in 2013 and maintained by a board of civilians, veterans, and military spouses, Wrath-Bearing Tree publishes work on themes of military, economic, and social violence, justice, and human resilience. While we do not often draw lines in the sand, we'd place ourselves to the left of that line.
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.