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 Poet Lore

Established in 1889, Poet Lore is the oldest continuously published poetry magazine in the United States. Poet Lore publishes semi-annual installments of the finest contemporary poetry both by established writers and those breaking into print.

Genres Published Poetry Accepts Electronic Submissions? No Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Format Print Payment Contributor copies only Subgenre
Journal Poetica Magazine, Contemporary Jewish Writing

Contemporary Jewish Writing and Art. We consider poetry, prose, short stories for our print and eEdition.

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 Contributor copies only Subgenre Autobiography/Memoir, Micro-poetry, Prose Poetry, Religious/Spiritual
Journal The Poetry Project Newsletter Genres Published Poetry Accepts Electronic Submissions? No Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? No Reading Period Format Print Payment Contributor copies only Subgenre
Journal The Poetry Porch

The Poetry Porch is a magazine on the Internet for poets, teachers, and their students. First appearing online in 1997, it is only published on the Internet (so far). We are interested in original unpublished poems, essays, reviews, memoirs, and fiction, although we might republish work as a special posting for a featured poet. Besides an annual issue, often devoted to a theme, the site also updates on a regular basis the Sonnet Scroll, an unfurling electronic scroll of unpublished traditional and hybrid sonnets.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jan 15 - Mar 31 Format Web Payment Subgenre Autobiography/Memoir, Literary Fiction, Prose Poetry
Journal POETRY

POETRY embraces the "open-door policy" set forth by founding editor, Harriet Monroe. As she put it, we "desire to print the best English verse which is being written today, regardless of where, by whom, or under what theory of art it is written."

Genres Published Poetry Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? No Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Format
Web
Print
Payment Cash Subgenre
Journal Poetry for the Masses

Poetry for the Masses is a public art project started in 2005 to bring poetry out of academia and back to the mainstream. After a three year hiatus, PFTM has resumed publishing online quarterly issues. Every issue features five to six poems from new and established poets. The broadside format is also available to readers so they may print them and placed in public areas where poetry is not usually found in an effort to reach out to those who would normally not read, or even think deeply about, poetry.

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

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