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 Underwater New York

Underwater New York is a digital journal of stories, art and music inspired by the waterways that surround New York City and the objects submerged within them. By providing a prompt and platform for new creative work, and facilitating opportunities to engage with each other and the city itself, our mission is to help our audience envision the city in a new way, through the landscape of its sixth borough – its waterways.

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 Union Station Magazine

Designed off the image of a train station with many tracks extending outward, Union Station has a distinct urban aesthetic. We seek to be inclusive, to put into relation the many narratives, images, and voices that are redefining our landscape.

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 Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry
Journal Unsplendid

Our journal is soley interested in poetry in received forms (e.g. sonnets, triolets, terza rima, pantoums, sestinas, prose poems) and nonce forms (those invented for the poem). We publish original texts, translations, reviews, and essays. We view this venture not as a partisan-like imposition of a particular aesthetic, but as establishing something akin to the radio station that "listeners" will turn to when they are in the mood to "hear" top-notch poetry written in meter and traditional or nonce forms.

Genres Published Poetry Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Format Web Payment No payment Subgenre Formal, Prose Poetry, Translation
Journal Up the Staircase Quarterly

Up the Staircase Quarterly publishes unique, eclectic, and quality poetry that is vivid in imagery and idea. We are seeking difference-makers, writers going in new directions, originals. We also publish artwork: paintings, drawings, photography, comics, short films, music.

Genres Published Poetry Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Format
Web
E-publication
Audio
Video
Payment No payment Subgenre Experimental, Feminist, Graphic/Illustrated, LGBT, Micro-poetry, Nature/Environmental, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Regional
Journal upstreet

High-quality literary fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction; no genre work; emerging writers welcome.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Sep 1 - Mar 1 Format Payment Subgenre
Journal Vagabonds: Anthology of the Mad Ones Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
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 Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Historical, Humor, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Love, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Political, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Regional