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 Vallum: Contemporary Poetry

Vallum is interested in original and previously unpublished work. Ideal submissions are well-crafted, fresh, and edgy. Open to most styles, whether experimental or traditional—though issues are usually put together with an underlying theme in mind, so not all poetry can be accepted, even if it is genius! Please do not submit unsolicited chapbook manuscripts or artwork. No simultaneous submissions. Essay and review submissions must follow North American, MLA Style guidelines. Vallum acquires First North American Serial Rights.

Genres Published Poetry Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? No Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Format Print Payment Cash Subgenre
Journal Valparaiso Poetry Review

Valparaiso Poetry Review presents poems, interviews, and essays by new, emerging, or well-known poets. VPR also offers book reviews and essays on various poets.

Genres Published Poetry Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Format Payment Subgenre
Journal Vector Press

VECTOR wants pieces that grab the reader's attention from word one and refuse to let go until the piece is over. Things that are actual and fabricated. How things are taken apart and put back together, maybe in the 'wrong' way. Words and phrases and lines that will stick in our brain matter and rattle around there for years.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Format Print Payment Contributor copies only Subgenre Experimental, Feminist
Journal velvet-tail

velvet-tail is a quarterly ‘zine (published on each solstice and equinox) dedicated to showcasing the highest quality art and poetry from new and established artists. poetry featured in velvet-tail appears as mixed-media collage pieced together by the editor. these unique broadsides serve as a physical medium between the poet and the creator.

Genres Published Poetry Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Format Web Payment No payment Subgenre Graphic/Illustrated
Journal Verdad

Verdad is an online, twice-yearly literary and fine arts journal that showcases the best unpublished poetry, short stories, non-fiction and visual art that comes our way. We also offer a wide range of interviews featuring contemporary writers and artists. We encourage new writers and artists to submit

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Format Web Payment No payment Subgenre Cross-genre
Journal Versal

Versal, the literary & arts journal out of Amsterdam, seeks work that is urgent, involved, and unexpected. A publication celebrating translocal intersections and cross-cultural dialogue, Versal is internationally renowned for the quality of work published by up-and-coming as well as established writers, and for its strong attention to design and production values. Versal has been featured many times in Poets & Writers Magazine, including being named among the "top indie innovators" (November/December 2010).

Genres Published Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Format Payment Cash Subgenre Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Formal, Graphic/Illustrated, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Nature/Environmental, Political, Prose Poetry, Translation