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 Prism Review

Published by the University of La Verne, PRISM REVIEW is an annual journal of well-crafted contemporary poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction from established and emerging writers. Alongside its literary works, PRISM REVIEW also publishes interviews with relevant authors and reviews of contemporary works, giving readers the chance to peer through a variety of lenses at the present and future worlds of literature.

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

Profane is an annual print and audio journal featuring an eclectic mix of poetry, creative non-fiction, and fiction. We record every poem and piece of prose we publish in the author's own voice. Writing that's surprising or difficult, emotionally and/or intellectually, in even small, subtle ways, has the potential to leave readers changed as a result. To possess that potential is our definition of "good writing." We try to publish work that doesn't just exist for shock value, but rather crosses cultural and personal boundaries with purpose, thoughtfulness, and attention to craft.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Apr 1 - Jul 31 Format
Web
Print
Audio
Payment Contributor copies only Subgenre
Journal Progenitor Art and Literary Journal

Progenitor Art & Literary Journal showcases student, regional, and national work.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Oct 1 - Feb 15 Format
E-publication
Print
Payment Contributor copies only Subgenre
Journal the prompt

As writers and instructors of writing, we have all found ourselves with work that came from workshops, random exercises, and desperate attempts to find our voices. Unfortunately, anything that looks too much like it came from an exercise, prompt, or other such “mechanical” source gets relegated by editors to that pile with a sticky note on top that says “too workshoppy.” That is why we created the prompt. The prompt is the place for all levels of writers to have an opportunity to publish, as well as for a community of writers to find new ways to expand creative writing horizons.

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 No payment Subgenre
Journal Prose & Lore: Memoir Stories About Sex Work

Prose & Lore collects memoir stories about sex work in two issues per year. We strive to provide a space for people in the sex trades to share their stories. The journal is published by the Red Umbrella Project, a NYC-based nonprofit that amplifies the voices of people in the sex trades through media, storytelling, and advocacy programs. Many of the authors are previously unpublished and most have been supported in their pursuit of writing through our memoir writing workshops.

Genres Published Creative Nonfiction Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Format
E-publication
Print
Payment Contributor copies only Subgenre Autobiography/Memoir
Journal Proximity | a quarterly collection of true stories

At Proximity, we’re curious about the shape-shifting nature of our proximity to one another. We believe that tangible connections—the kind that root us in a specific place, time, or culture—are living wells of fresh ideas. We hope the stories we publish will expand our readers’ views of the world while grounding readers in their own communities. We choose stories that encourage reflection, laughter, conversation, difficult-but-important questions, and, on occasion, a really good cry. Each theme-based issue pulls together personal and documentary storytelling, diverse in form and length.

Genres Published Creative Nonfiction Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Format Web Payment Subgenre Autobiography/Memoir, Experimental, Graphic/Illustrated, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Prose Poetry