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 Wilderness House Literary Review

The Wilderness House Literary Review is a publication devoted to excellence in literature and the arts.

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 Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Historical, Humor, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Regional, Serialized Fiction, Translation, War
Journal Willow Springs

Willow Springs publishes the finest in contemporary fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, as well as interviews with some of the most notable authors in contemporary literature. Founded in 1977 and published twice yearly, Willow Springs features two interviews per issue, as well as arresting essays, fiction, and poetry by a diverse variety of writers—from the unknown and up and coming, to U.S. Poet Laureates and Pulitzer Prize winners. An indispensable resource for writers and readers, Willow Springs engages its audience in an ongoing discussion of art, ideas, and what it means to be human.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Sep 1 - May 31 Format
E-publication
Print
Payment Cash Subgenre Autobiography/Memoir, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry
Journal Wisconsin Review

The Wisconsin Review publishes both new and established authors of outstanding poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. We publish bi-annually in the spring and fall.

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 Autobiography/Memoir
Journal Witness

Witness blends the features of a literary and an issue-oriented magazine to highlight the role of the modern writer as witness to his or her times.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jan 1 - Mar 31 Format
Web
Print
Payment Cash Subgenre
Journal Women in REDzine

We look for writing that is surprisingly exceptional, not necessarily the in your face brilliance, but the kind of writing that surprises you with story and a clear focus and voice. We love new writers, adore established writers, and embrace the I've-Never-Done-This-Before writers. If you have a story, a poem, an essay, or something that you haven't quite classified yet, but you think it could stand up to being read, then please submit it. Our staff loves to read!

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Format
Web
E-publication
Print
Audio
Video
Payment Contributor copies only Subgenre Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Humor, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Love, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Prose Poetry, Regional
Journal WomenArts Quarterly Journal

WomenArts Quarterly Journal is published by Vivace Press at the University of Missouri-St. Louis as an initiative of the Women in the Arts organization. The editors invite submissions of unpublished essays, fiction, poetry, visual art, interviews, and reviews by women  

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 Cross-genre, Humor, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry

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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

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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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