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 Big Muddy: Journal of the Mississippi River Valley

Although we encourage topics related to the Mississippi River Valley, no direct relationship is required. We are also dedicated to reviewing books from independent, university, and small presses, but not self-published titles.

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, Historical, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Literary Fiction, Nature/Environmental, Pop Culture
Journal The Biscuit

We are a serial fiction website publishing a variety of novels across genres. We are particularly interested in broadly representative fiction, tell us a story we've never heard.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Format Web Payment Subgenre Feminist, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Nature/Environmental, Regional, Serialized Fiction
Journal The Bitchin' Kitsch

The Bitchin’ Kitsch is a zine for artists, poets, prose writers, or anyone else who has something to say. it exists for the purpose of open creativity.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Format
Web
E-publication
Print
Audio
Video
Payment No payment Subgenre
Journal The Bitter Oleander

We are looking for poems that vault us to a new level of understanding an individual's true perception, and not one that falls under the customs of a dictated language which only obeys the known, the understood and the repetitive. Be imaginative, not fantastical which is never the same.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Format Payment Subgenre
Journal Black Candies: Gross and Unlikeable women-only issue

Black Candies is a literary journal of literary horror and darkness. Here at Black Candies, we’re always striving to create a better platform for women writers, who are often underrepresented in horror, genre, and speculative outlets. We want to create a space where they not only have a voice, but be as gross, dark and unlikeable as they want. Which is why 2016’s issue of Black Candies is themed: “Gross and Unlikeable.” Submissions are open to women-identified only.

Genres Published Fiction Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Oct 31 - Apr 30 Format Print Payment Contributor copies only Subgenre
Journal Black Denim Lit

Black Denim Lit welcomes thoughtful writers, new and established. We are looking for fiction up to 7,500 words that has unique and lasting artistic merit. We may consider novelettes on a case by case basis. Why "Black Denim"...? In work clothes, black denim is a less pretentious than khaki and more understated than blue jeans. This typifies the tone of writing style that appeals to us: grounded, approachable and unassuming. Don't get us wrong--bring the grit, complexity, humor and strength. Our tastes consider that "lasting artistic merit" can emerge from almost anywhere.

Genres Published Fiction Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Format
Web
E-publication
Payment Cash Subgenre Cross-genre, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction