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 Adanna

Adanna, a name of Nigerian origin, pronounced a-DAN-a, is defined as “her father’s daughter.” Women over the centuries have been defined by men in politics, through marriage, and most importantly, by the men who fathered them. Women are still bound by complex roles in society, often needing to wear more than one hat or sacrifice one role so another may flourish. While this journal is dedicated to women, it is not exclusive, and it welcomes our counterparts and their thoughts about women today. Submissions should reflect women’s issue or topics, celebrate womanhood, or shout out in passion.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Format Print Payment Subgenre Feminist
Journal The Adirondack Review

The Adirondack Review is an independent online quarterly of literature and the arts. We publish poetry, fiction, artwork, photography,translations, and book reviews. TAR was established in the spring of 2000, with its first issue appearing that summer.

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 The After Happy Hour Review

The After Happy Hour Review is not limited to any particular genre and encourages poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, and visual art. Our headquarters are based in Pittsburgh, but the journal is not exclusive to Pittsburgh-based contributors. Our editors come from varying backgrounds with their own inclinations, tastes, and preferences. We encourage all who are able to attend a workshop or reading to get a sense of the journal’s aesthetic, and read the journal before you submit.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jun 16 - May 19 Format
Web
E-publication
Payment No payment Subgenre Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Prose Poetry
Journal AGNI

We see literature and the arts as part of a broad, ongoing cultural conversation that every society needs to remain vibrant and alive. We look for the honest voice, the idiosyncratic signature, experimental where necessary but not willfully so. Writing that grows from a vision, a perspective, and a passion will interest us, regardless of structure or approach.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Sep 1 - May 31 Format
Web
Print
Payment Cash Subgenre Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry
Journal Airplane Reading

Airplane Reading is a site that features nonfiction writing about air travel. Beyond throwaway entertainment or mere distraction, we see airplane reading as a kind of storytelling that can animate, reflect on, and rejuvenate the experience of flight. We welcome nonfiction submissions (up to 1000 words) that are related to air travel. These might include personal stories, anecdotes, observations, recollections, speculations, insights, etc. A collection of the editors' favorite essays, Airplane Reading, is forthcoming from Zero Books in 2016.

Genres Published Creative Nonfiction Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Format Web Payment No payment Subgenre Autobiography/Memoir
Journal Alaska Quarterly Review

Alaska Quarterly Review (AQR) publishes fiction, short plays, poetry, photo essays, and literary non-fiction in traditional and experimental styles. Although AQR publishes established writers, most of our content comes from unsolicited submissions and the editors are committed to publishing new and emerging writers.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Accepts Electronic Submissions? No Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Aug 15 - May 15 Format Print Payment Contributor copies only Subgenre Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry