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 Smartish Pace

Smartish Pace publishes new poems and translations. Published in Baltimore, our fifteen staff members live in Albuquerque, Baltimore, Chicago, Cincinnati, France, Nashville, New York City, Raleigh, Virgin Islands and Washington, DC. Smartish Pace is 140 pages, perfect bound and published by Smartish Pace, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit, independent organization, founded in 1998 by Editor Stephen Reichert.

Genres Published Poetry Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Format Payment Subgenre
Journal SmokeLong Quarterly

The SLQ aesthetic remains an ever-changing, ever-elusive set of principles, but it most likely has to do with these kinds of things: *language that surprises *narratives that strive toward something other than a final punch line or twist *pieces that add up to something, oftentimes (but not necessarily always) meaning or emotional resonance *honest work that feels as if it has far more purpose than a writer wanting to write a story

Genres Published Fiction Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Format Web Payment Subgenre Flash Fiction
Journal SNReview

Submit well written stories, narratives, and poems that tell stories. We are looking for writers who express a clear point of view that challenges our imaginations or perspectives.

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
Journal So and So Magazine Genres Published Poetry Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Format Web Payment No payment Subgenre
Journal So to Speak, A Feminist Literary Journal

So to Speak, founded in 1993 by an editorial collective of women MFA candidates at George Mason University. So to Speak has served as a space for feminist writing and art for nearly twelve years. So to Speak publishes poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and visual art that lives up to a high standard of language, form, and meaning. We look for work that addresses issues of significance to women's lives and movements for women's equality and are especially interested in pieces that explore issues of race, class, and sexuality in relation to gender.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Aug 1 - Oct 15 Format Payment Subgenre
Journal SOILED

SOILED is an architectural periodical. It investigates latent issues in the built environment and the politics of space. SOILED operates at the interstices of architecture, urbanism, and the pedosphere, providing a venue for dialogue and exploration. SOILED investigates collective issues, documenting hidden systems and in-between spaces. SOILED curates ideas from the arable to the obscene, decentering the conventional categories used to define the built environment. SOILED employs narratives, manifestoes, mappings, ephemera and live events.

Genres Published
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Format
Web
E-publication
Print
Payment No payment Subgenre Experimental, Graphic/Illustrated, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Nature/Environmental, Pop Culture

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