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 Right Hand Pointing

We publish short poetry (under 16 lines), flash fiction (under 500 words), and art. "Short work for smart people with short attention spans."

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Format Web Payment No payment Subgenre Flash Fiction, Micro-poetry, Prose Poetry
Journal Riprap Journal

Riprap highlights new and emerging writers from across the country as well as enlightening interviews of award winning, published writers who are featured in the CSULB English Department’s Visiting Writers Series. The journal offers a humble invitation to talented and aspiring writers of all genres and is open to everyone. Specifically, Riprap publishes short fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry. The journal is especially interested in work that is innovative, forward-thinking, and as entertaining as it is thought-provoking.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Sep 1 - Dec 7 Format
Web
E-publication
Print
Payment Contributor copies only Subgenre Flash Fiction, Micro-poetry, Prose Poetry
Journal River Poets Journal

We publish imaginative contemporary poetry, short fiction, essays, memoir by well established writers as well as writers with great potential. Visit our website for type of work published. We also publish art & photography.

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 River Styx

As a multicultural journal of poetry, prose and art, River Styx publishes works of both new and established artists significant for their originality, energy and deft of craft. The high quality of its form and content have made it a leader among literary magazines for more than 37 years. We publish poetry, short fiction, essays, drawings and photographs. If your work is the best that it can be and you deem it fits with the established style and content of our magazine, please send it to River Styx.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Accepts Electronic Submissions? No Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period May 1 - Nov 30 Format Print Payment Cash Subgenre
Journal River Teeth: A Journal of Nonfiction Narrative

A journal combining the best of creative nonfiction, including narrative reportage, essays & memoir, with critical essays that examine the emerging genre & that explore the impact of nonfiction narrative on the lives of its writers, subjects, & readers. Where good writing counts and facts matter.

Genres Published Creative Nonfiction Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Sep 1 - May 1 Format
E-publication
Print
Payment Contributor copies only Subgenre Autobiography/Memoir, Historical, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Political, Religious/Spiritual, War
Journal RiverLit 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 Contributor copies only Subgenre Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Erotica, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Formal, Graphic/Illustrated, Healing/Health, Historical, Humor, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Love, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Political, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Regional, Religious/Spiritual, Serialized Fiction, Translation, War