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 The Sow's Ear Poetry Review

Our purposes are to encourage and give voice to fine poets and artists; to move, delight, and humanize our readers; and to support fresh ways of writing, understanding, and using poetry.

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 SPACES Literary Magazine

This publication is a labor of love for all involved, artists of all kinds themselves, who firmly believe that art is not just vital, but necessary, on all levels to the health, success, and happiness of any society. We believe in collaboration, in community, in intersections and explorations, in the risks artists take on all our behalf. We believe in and will defend the freedoms required for artists to do that hard and beautiful work. We believe in the responsibilities artists have to their communities, and that communities have to their artists.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? No Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Format
Web
E-publication
Audio
Video
Payment No payment Subgenre Cross-genre
Journal Spark: A Creative Anthology

From the editor: “My goal was to establish a high-quality, paying market where emerging authors and poets can gain professional experience alongside respected authors. We are looking for quality writing and artwork from any source, regardless of past publication history. We set the bar high in order to encourage young writers to continue to excel and develop their talents, and to maintain a publication to which established professionals are excited to submit.”

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
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