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 specs

specs (specifications, speculations . . .) is a journal that aims to produce a charged atmosphere around artistic and critical approaches. Hence, specs is willing to live in a constant state of flux, with the mission of propagating strange and involved sympathies between disparate genres and forms. We want to break down hierarchies between poems, fictions, and critical writing. We hope for seepages, warped conversations, and misappropriations between areas of content.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Format Payment Subgenre
Journal Spectrum

An annual journal of art and literature published by UC Santa Barbara's College of Creative Studies. Founded in 1957, it is the longest-standing literary magazine in the UC system. We accept art, poetry, fiction, and non-fiction works including interviews, personal essays, and creative or scholarly essays.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Oct 1 - Feb 11 Format Print Payment Contributor copies only Subgenre
Journal Sphere Literary Magazine

The world is full of differences. We at Sphere are interested in the underlying "sameness" that constitutes the soul of humanity. Sphere is seeking those pieces that reach the depths of our souls, lifting us to new heights of inspiration and enlightenment. The student voice should have a chance to carry itself over all landscapes and distances, and our process of online publishing allows for cross-cultural impact. If you believe you have something powerful to share, check out our submission requirements.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Format
Web
E-publication
Payment No payment Subgenre Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Humor, Love, Micro-poetry, Prose Poetry
Journal Spinning Jenny

Spinning Jenny is an open forum for poetry. We are pleased to consider experimental writing and work by unpublished authors.

Genres Published Poetry Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? No Reading Period Sep 15 - May 15 Format Print Payment Cash Subgenre
Journal Spiral Orb

Spiral Orb is an experiment in permaculture poetics and poetry compost. Sections of each poem published in Spiral Orb are embedded with hyperlinks to other poems in Spiral Orb. A composite poem including a fragment from each piece in the issue serves as the entry poem and table of contents. The lyric cross-pollinates the experimental.

Genres Published Poetry Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jul 1 - Sep 1 Format Web Payment No payment Subgenre Experimental, Nature/Environmental
Journal Splash of Red

Splash of Red is the literary arts experience. We publish/produce an eclectic variety of the highest quality work & creative projects and our openness has energized a revival in the educational aspect of our field. Our dedication against stagnation fuels our passion to develop the global contemporary literary arts community.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Format
Web
E-publication
Payment Subgenre