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 Susquehanna Review

We’re interested in undergraduate writing with fresh language, complexity, strong character development, emotional resonance, and momentum. We want to read something we haven’t read before. We want your language to linger in us long after we’ve finished the piece.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Format
Web
Print
Payment Contributor copies only Subgenre Translation
Journal Swamp Biscuits & Tea

Swamp Biscuits & Tea is an online journal of imaginative short fiction. Though magic realism is our primary focus, our journal strives to coalesce an interesting variety of styles and genres, of strangeness and familiarity, into a weird and wonderful gumbo that is uniquely our own. We publish five stories per issue, and new issues are released shortly after all slots are filled.

Genres Published Fiction Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Format
Web
E-publication
Payment No payment Subgenre Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Humor, Literary Fiction
Journal Swamp Lily Review: A Journal of Louisiana Literature & Arts

We publish poetry, short stories, book reviews, nonfiction, photos, and interviews with a preference for diversity and creativity in the finest literary and visual arts.

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

Switchback publishes fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, interviews, literary reviews and displays visual art.

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
Payment No payment Subgenre Commercial Fiction, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Formal, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Prose Poetry
Journal Sycamore Review Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Aug 1 - Mar 31 Format Payment Subgenre
Journal Symmetry Pebbles

Symmetry Pebbles places particular focus on experimental, risk-taking, fresh, exciting, bold and brave poetry and art. Particularly interested in discovering new writers as well as publishing the more experienced.

Genres Published
Poetry
Creative Nonfiction
Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Format
Web
E-publication
Payment No payment Subgenre Experimental

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November/December 2014

The Center for Humanities at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City is making the ephemeral more tangible through its Lost & Found chapbook series.

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Let's Just Do This: Eleven Small-Press Authors and their Publishing Partners

by Kevin Larimer

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Posted 10.15.14

November/December 2014

Eleven small-press authors and their publishing partners discuss the independent approach—and all the passion, commitment, and love that comes with it—to bringing books into the world.

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Agents & Editors: Jeff Shotts

by Michael Szczerban

Special Section

Posted 10.15.14

November/December 2014

Graywolf Press executive editor Jeff Shotts discusses the power of patience in publishing, editing as an act of empathy, and why it’s an exciting time to be a poet.

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