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 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 Nov 15 - Mar 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
Journal Cover_One.jpgShort, Fast, and Deadly

Short, Fast, and Deadly. An eLit Mag where brevity reigns and the loquacious are sent to contemplate their sins in the rejection bin. Don't be afraid. Write Short. Write Fast. Above all, write Deadly. You'll be fine. Short, Fast, and Deadly is published by Joseph A. W. Quintela. Fresh kills are posted on Sundays, ostensibly because it's on this day that God is too busy to notice.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Format Web Payment No payment Subgenre
Journal Shot Glass Journal

Shot Glass Journal is an on-line poetry journal devoted to short poetry. Where other poetry journals publish poems of various lengths and forms, Shot Glass focuses on both free verse and form poetry of 16 lines or less. We believe in fostering emerging talent as well as publishing well established poets. Why only short poetry? It is far more difficult to capture a message in fewer words and still have an effect on a reader. Shot Glass is dedicated to those poets who have much to say in the fewest words possible. As William Shakespeare wrote in Hamlet, "...brevity is the soul of wit..."

Genres Published Poetry Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? No Reading Period Format Web Payment Subgenre Experimental, Micro-poetry, Prose Poetry
Journal Sidebrow

An online & print journal dedicated to innovation & collaboration, Sidebrow provides a forum for exploring the collective & the singular in literary arts. Submissions that reimagine or explore interstices between posted pieces or respond to ongoing projects are encouraged.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Format Payment Subgenre