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 Z-composition

We publish a vast expanse of obscure mischief, necro-style, organic phenomenon, decay and fragmentation of reanimation, sci-fi, dream like, fantasy, horror, thriller, dark, comedy/humorous—how many more words can we use? We publish all/most styles of poetry, prose, flash fiction, art, and photography.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Format
Web
Print
Payment Contributor copies only Subgenre Humor
Journal The Zodiac Review

The Zodiac Review was launched in 2011 to provide a quality venue for readers and new, emerging and established writers of "literary/genre" fiction -- the merger of literary fiction and (nearly) any genre that joins it. Here new and emerging writers will find a writing studio of sorts as well as a receptive venue for publication. Editors provide free, personal feedback for all submissions. We also facilitate reader/writer communications, and expect to submit Pushcart nominations.

Genres Published Fiction Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Format E-publication Payment No payment Subgenre Cross-genre, Flash Fiction, Humor, Literary Fiction, Prose Poetry
Journal Zoetrope: All-Story

We consider unsolicited submissions of short stories and one-act plays no longer than 7,000 words. Excerpts from larger works, screenplays, treatments, and poetry will be returned unread. We do not accept unsolicited revisions nor respond to writers who don't include an SASE.

Genres Published Fiction Accepts Electronic Submissions? No Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jan 1 - Aug 31 Format Payment Subgenre
Journal Zombie Logic Review

Outsider, Outlaw, surrealist, and dadaist.

Genres Published Poetry Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Format Web Payment No payment Subgenre
Journal Zymbol

Zymbol is an art and literature magazine with aesthetic roots in the symbolist and surrealist movements. In the fields of literature, visual art, criticism and theory, we publish the finest work of both established and emerging voices.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Format
Web
Print
Audio
Video
Payment Contributor copies only Subgenre
Journal ZYZZYVA

ZYZZYVA publishes the finest prose, poetry, and visual art produced by established and emerging writers and artists on the West Coast and beyond.

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

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