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 SPRING: The Journal of the E. E. Cummings Society

The Journal of the E.E. Cummings Society, published annually, is designed "to maintain and broaden the audience for E.E. Cummings, and to explore various facets of his life and art." Wants poems in the spirit of Cummings, primarily poems of one page or less.

Genres Published Poetry Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? No Reading Period May 1 - Aug 31 Format Payment Subgenre
Journal SpringGun

SpringGun is a not-for-profit web-based journal promoting all forms of previously unpublished quality contemporary writing and interdisciplinary digital art. We’re interested in the internet as a medium both for its networking potential and accessibility; we want to create a platform for newer art forms to emerge and pull new intelligent voices into the literary fold.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Format Payment Subgenre
Journal Spry Literary Journal

Spry is a literary journal that features undiscovered and established writers’ concise, experimental, hybrid, modern, vintage or just plain vulnerable writing. This is a place for people who excel at taking risks, who thrive under pressure—for people whose words and rhythms are spry.

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 Subgenre Autobiography/Memoir, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry
Journal Squalorly

We do not seek scholarly analyses or angst-driven diary entries; nor do we wish to be entertained by martians, demons, ghosts, or fairy godmothers. Those stories have a place, but it’s not here. Move, amaze, horrify and educate us about the complex world in which we live. We publish storytellers. Whether they hold MFAs or are ditch diggers is of little concern, so long as the words seem to have clawed their way onto the page, defying the will of the author, with little regard for sleep, safety or comfort.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Format
Web
Print
Payment No payment Subgenre Experimental, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Prose Poetry, Regional
Journal Stand

Stand was founded in 1952 with £5 of Jon Silkin’s redundancy money. The magazine's title expressed its aim, to stand against injustice and oppression; to make a stand for the role that the arts, poetry and fiction in particular, could play (should play) in that fight. Jon Glover, Editor

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Accepts Electronic Submissions? No Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Format Payment Subgenre
Journal Star 82 Review

Star 82 Review is a full-color, online and print magazine. We are especially open to writers who make art and artists who write but are interested excellent work, whatever it may be. Each issue features microfiction and creative nonfiction, erasure texts, narrative art, postcard lit, and poetic storytelling. We like works filled with humility, humanity and humor that merge the strange with the familiar, include the displaced person, and highlight the oddness of everyday life.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Format
Web
Print
Payment No payment Subgenre Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry