Literary Magazines

Connect your poems, stories, essays, and reviews to the right audiences by researching over eight hundred literary magazines in our database. Here, you’ll find editorial policies, submission guidelines, contact information—everything you need to direct your work to the publications most amenable to your vision.

Journal Genres Published Accepts Electronic Submissions? Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? Reading Period Format Payment Subgenre
Journal qarrtsiluni

Qarrtsiluni offers electronic delivery of original poetry, prose, and art, organized into regular, themed issues, with a new post every weekday. Themes are chosen by the issue editors, who have sole discretion in deciding what to include.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Format
Web
Audio
Payment Subgenre Cross-genre, Flash Fiction, Micro-poetry, Prose Poetry, Translation
Journal Quarterly West

Quarterly West looks for writing that is: Exciting. Challenging. Risky. Unpredictable. And Different. I could say what different means, but then we might receive a slew of submissions that are all different in the same way. Different will be victim to form—to the “fragment sentence,” “non-linear plot,” and “hybrid genre”. Different will be slave to space, time, story and moment. This does not seem the way to open the door for Different.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Sep 1 - Mar 31 Format Web Payment No payment Subgenre Experimental, Flash Fiction
Journal QCR08_front_cover.jpgThe Queen City Review

The Queen City Review accepts the work of new and established writers and artists in the areas of poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, photography, sketches, paintings, graphic art, and essays on film, art, literature, and culture. We seek to publish high quality work that ranges broadly in topic and genre.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Dec 1 - Apr 30 Format Payment Contributor copies only Subgenre
Journal Quicksilver

Quicksilver encourages quality submissions from emerging and established writers.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Oct 1 - May 1 Format Payment Subgenre
Journal Quiddity

Our purpose is to publish the best poetry and creative prose from new, emerging, and established writers from around the globe. Our intention is to publish a special themed issue in the fall, and a general interest issue in the spring. We also have a companion public-radio program. International submissions are encouraged.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Format Payment Subgenre
Journal The Quotable

The Quotable is a quarterly print and online publication and will accept submissions during the following reading periods: January 1 – March 1 : Spring Issue April 1 – June 1 : Summer Issue July 1 – September 1 : Fall Issue October 1 – December 1 : Winter Issue Unless otherwise noted, each issue will be centered around a theme and a quote.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Format
Web
E-publication
Print
Payment No payment Subgenre

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