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 StoryQuarterly

Founded in 1975, Story Quarterly has been publishing emerging and established writers for over 30 years. Through its new affiliation with Rutgers University, Story Quarterly will continue to publish an annual print edition, the first one to appear through Rutgers–Camden in the summer of 2009 and will continue as an online presence that will showcase new work year-round. In addition Story Quarterly will begin to publish creative nonfiction and look to make the interview a staple feature.

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

We are actively looking for unique modes of storytelling that fall outside conventional boundaries while still maintaining the core essence of "story." We accept stories in all forms and formats, especially those we haven't thought of yet.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Format
Web
E-publication
Audio
Video
Payment No payment Subgenre Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry, Translation
Journal storySouth

Focus on writing from and about the American South.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? No Reading Period Sep 15 - Dec 15 Format Payment Subgenre
Journal The Story Shack

The Story Shack is a daily on-line flash fiction publication that celebrates the collaboration between writers and illustrators. We are proud to say that all stories we publish come with an accompanying illustration.

Genres Published Fiction Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Format Web Payment No payment Subgenre Flash Fiction
Journal Straylight Literary Magazine

Straylight Magazine is the literary magazine of the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. We look for innovative works of fiction and poetry, and also accept book reviews. Straylight prides itself for being on the edge of literary innovation and we greatly value new and upcoming writers.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Sep 1 - Apr 1 Format
Web
E-publication
Print
Payment Contributor copies only Subgenre
Journal Streetlight Magazine

We're looking for fiction, poetry, memoir and art -- especially pieces that reflect a sense of place.

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