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 Bound Off: Literary Audio Magazine

Bound Off is an Iowa-based independent literary magazine. Our mission is to merge the oral tradition of storytelling with new technology to create a digital audio magazine.

Genres Published Fiction Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Sep 1 - May 31 Format
Web
Audio
Payment Cash Subgenre Flash Fiction
Journal Box of Jars

Box of Jars is a collection of words, music, art, and ideas. A space that promotes Auden's notion that poetry is 'memorable speech.' We could extend the idea to say that music is memorable sound, and painting is memorable imagery, and so forth. The three basic tenets we want to uphold are: sincerity, integrity, illumination. The work should be deeply felt and deeply considered; the form of each piece should be purposeful; the experience of each piece should linger.

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

Interested in work that moves us. Transport us someplace new through lyric, narrative, image, and voice. Surprise us. Surprise yourself.

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

Through essays, poetry, fiction and feature stories our writers provide their unique perspectives on being mothers. We aim to be down-to-earth, literary, commonsensical, funny, poignant, honest, respectful, irreverent, relevant and intelligent. We like to cover traditional and not-so-traditional parenting subjects; our writers are willing to address the big questions. Each issue of Brain, Child is packed with personal essays, in-depth features, a debate, a parody, fiction, and words from you: our community, our readers.

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 Cash Subgenre Autobiography/Memoir, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction
Journal Breadcrumbs Mag

Breadcrumbs Mag is an exercise in motivation and shared inspiration, a chance to create when otherwise your professional life might not give you reason to, an outlet to plant the seeds of an idea and watch where they can go — through your own mind or someone else's. Pick a phrase or image from any of our preceding posts and create a piece of your own, no matter the genre or medium, and submit today! Follow the trail.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? No Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Format
Web
Audio
Payment No payment Subgenre Cross-genre
Journal Breakwater Review

We are a breakwater. We are both the literal space between ocean and shore and the virtual space between reader and writer. We want to read about other places like us: those liminal spaces in life.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Sep 1 - Dec 1 Format Web Payment Subgenre