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 Slipstream

Poetry with a strong voice gets attention.

Genres Published Poetry Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Format Print Payment Contributor copies only Subgenre
Journal Slush Pile Magazine

Slush Pile Magazine is committed, in this twilight of literary culture, to literary culture. Home to remarkable pieces of short fiction, poetry, the occasional personal essay and an element of humor. Intellectual, but approachable.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Format Web Payment No payment Subgenre Flash Fiction, Humor, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction
Journal Small Po[r]tions

We publish work that minimizes, blurs, or exaggerates distinctions between genres and hope to offer a shared space for experimental creative fiction and nonfiction, lyrical fiction, experimental poetry, and multimedia pieces. Small Po[r]tions issues have a print component with a focus on book arts and an online component featuring selections from the print issue along with media work.

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
Audio
Video
Payment Contributor copies only Subgenre Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Prose Poetry, Translation
Journal Small Print Magazine

Small Print Magazine, a resource and showcase for writers, features contemporary short fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry thoughtfully presented alongside beautiful photography and artwork from new and established artists. You’ll also find engaging interviews with authors and other industry professionals, craft book reviews, as well as articles on writing, writing tools, and more.

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 Subgenre Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry
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