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 P. Q. Leer

The original mission of our journal was to give a voice to underrepresented writers from western North America and the Pacific Rim by publishing essays, works of poetry, short stories, plays, and other extraordinary written works from local authors. But we just can't turn down a good story. We are open to submissions from around the world in English, Spanish, French, German, and Esperanto and we can't wait to read yours!

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 Autobiography/Memoir, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Humor, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Nature/Environmental, Prose Poetry, Translation
Journal [PANK]

The nonprofit literary arts collective [PANK] — PANK Magazine, Pankmagazine.com, the Little Book Series, the Invasion Readings — fosters access to emerging and experimental poetry and prose, publishing the brightest and most promising writers for the most adventurous readers. To the end of the road, up country, a far shore, the edge of things, to a place of amalgamation and unplumbed depths, where the known is made and unmade, and where unimagined futures are born, a place inhabited by contradictions, a place of quirk and startling anomaly, [PANK], no soft pink hands allowed.

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
Audio
Payment Contributor copies only Subgenre Experimental
Journal The pacificREVIEW

The pacificREVIEW is an annual review of prose, poetry, and artwork on a given theme, published in affiliation with San Diego State University.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Oct 1 - Feb 28 Format
Web
E-publication
Print
Payment Contributor copies only Subgenre Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Humor, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Political, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry
Journal Pacifica Literary Review

We publish literary prose, (creative non-fiction & fiction), poetry, art, photography, and author interviews. We let loose the transformative properties of the Pacific waters into magazine form. Here is storytelling, things that are new, things that are blue, and the hymn-like old, the ancestral. Here are migrating whales and ferry rides, fishing boats, conifer covered land, fresh victuals, the sound of rain, secrets, rants, electric sunlight, coffee. We humbly present page-space for metamorphosis, for the imprinting of the ocean, for the printing of ourselves.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Sep 15 - May 7 Format
Web
Print
Audio
Payment Contributor copies only Subgenre Cross-genre, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction
Journal Packingtown Review Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Accepts Electronic Submissions? No Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Format
Web
Audio
Video
Payment No payment Subgenre Experimental, Feminist, Graphic/Illustrated, Historical, LGBT, Political, Pop Culture, Translation
Journal Painted Bride Quarterly

Painted Bride Quarterly is one of the country’s longest running literary magazines, established in Philadelphia in 1973. As a community-based, independent, non-profit literary magazine published quarterly online and annually in print, PBQ’s main agenda is to maintain a venue for the highest quality literature that best represents the individual voice. We publish emerging and established authors in the context of their peers from across the country and around the world. PBQ’s volunteer editorial tables and the ever-changing student staff makes its published voice unique.

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

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