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 Southwest Review

Begun in 1915 and located on the campus of Southern Methodist University, Southwest Review is the third oldest, continuously published literary quarterly in the United States. Selections from Southwest Review have been reprinted in volumes of The O. Henry Prize Stories, The Pushcart Prize, The Best American Short Stories, The Best American Essays, The Best American Poetry, New Stories from the South, and elsewhere.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? No Reading Period Sep 1 - May 31 Format Print Payment Cash Subgenre
Journal Southwestern American Literature

We publish fiction, nonfiction, poetry, literary criticism, and book reviews. Generally speaking, we want material covering the Greater Southwest or material written by Southwestern writers. Est. 1971. We look for crisp language, an interesting approach to material; a regional approach is desired but not required. We seek creative works that move beyond stereotype and approach the larger defining elements that, as William Faulkner noted, treat subjects central to good literature—the old verities of the human heart.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Format Print Payment Contributor copies only Subgenre
Journal Southword

We publish poetry and literary fiction of quality from around the world, but with an emphasis on new Irish writing.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? No Reading Period Jul 1 - Sep 15 Format Web Payment Cash Subgenre Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Prose Poetry
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

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