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 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. New pieces are posted daily, and each week we select one to feature. 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.

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
Journal The Albion Review

The Albion Review is a national undergraduate literary magazine based out of Albion College in Michigan. Published annually since 2004, The Review features works of poetry, fiction, art, and essays. The Review strives to showcase the work of emerging undergraduate talents.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Accepts Electronic Submissions? No Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? No Reading Period Sep 1 - Jan 1 Format Payment Subgenre
Journal Alehouse

Alehouse Press is an independent literary press founded in 2006.  Since then, we've published Alehouse, an all-poetry literary journal featuring a mix of poetry, essays on poetry, and poetry reviews from emerging and established writers.  We publish poems on all topics in all forms, up to approximately 60 lines.

Genres Published Poetry Accepts Electronic Submissions? No Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jul 1 - Jul 15 Format
Web
Print
Payment Contributor copies only Subgenre
Journal Alimentum - The Literature of Food

Since 2005 Alimentum has been delighting readers with stories, essays, and poems that use food as a kind of muse to inspire memory, ideas, humor, joy, melancholy, triumph and reflection. The only literary review all about food. Food in its finest form. Sating a loftier appetite. Savor the word of food.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Accepts Electronic Submissions? No Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Oct 1 - Mar 15 Format Payment Subgenre

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