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 Sequestrum

Sequestrum publishes new, emerging, and internationally-acclaimed writers of short fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and cross-genre. Averaging a new publication every two weeks, we pair all works with a unique visual component with the goal of fostering and exposing our writers to a large literary audience. We seek innovative contemporary literature with an honest voice which grows from a vision and passion for craft.

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 Cash Subgenre Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Erotica, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Formal, Graphic/Illustrated, Historical, Humor, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Love, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Regional, Religious/Spiritual, Serialized Fiction, War
Journal Serving House Journal

Serving House Journal endeavors to publish fiction, nonfiction (CNF, essays, interviews, memoirs, reviews) and poetry that will surprise, rivet, amuse, charm, enchant — electrify — our readers.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Format Web Payment No payment Subgenre Autobiography/Memoir, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry
Journal The Sewanee Review

The Sewanee Review is America's oldest continuously published quarterly. Only erudite work representing depth of knowledge and skill of expression is published here - high quality fiction, poetry, essays, and reviews.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Accepts Electronic Submissions? No Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? No Reading Period Sep 1 - May 31 Format Print Payment Cash Subgenre Autobiography/Memoir
Journal SHARK REEF

To give voice to the writers who make a true commitment to produce original writing of high quality and to publish work about the rich experiences of ordinary people, whether via fiction, memoir, drama or poetry.

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

Linguistically and thoughtfully, it is the eldritch, the pithy, the electric, the gnostic, the visceral, the well-wrought, the purposefully experimental, and the expansive that are of interest to us. Irony is not of special interest. Popular currency is not of special interest. Cliché and expletives are usually anathema. We prefer the hard-fought and sincere to the ‘sexy’ and ‘edgy.’ We also sponsor the Prospero Prizes; OUR ALCHEMICAL VALENTINE for love poems; and VALUS' SIGIL for literature inspired by video games.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Oct 15 - Feb 15 Format
Web
Audio
Video
Payment Cash Subgenre Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Formal, LGBT
Journal Sheepshead Review

Sheepshead Review is a journal of the arts focusing on interdisciplinarity. We publish Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Visual Arts bi-yearly, and we are looking for highly polished and creative pieces. Because we are staffed by undergraduates, our journal's reading periods occur from Sep-Nov and Feb-April. Submit today!

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Sep 1 - Nov 1 Format
Web
Print
Payment Contributor copies only Subgenre Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Humor, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry, Regional, Translation