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 American Athenaeum

American Athenaeum is a cultural magazine that features fiction, poetry, essays, opinion, author book reviews, and other literary contributions. Each journal explores the world of words like a patron explores a museum—by offering a view of the past, right up until the present. We consider this journal to be a museum of artistic endeavors, filled with cultural appreciation and stories that not only teach, but demonstrate the frailty of the human condition.

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, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Healing/Health, Historical, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Nature/Environmental, Political, Religious/Spiritual, War
Journal logo.gifAmerican Letters and Commentary

American Letters & Commentary is an eclectic literary magazine featuring innovative and challenging writing in all forms. Each annual issue features a substantial and diverse selection of fiction, poetry, essays, translation, and critical opinion by renowned and up-and-coming writers.

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

Publishing a broad range of poetry, translations, criticism, reviews, interviews, and columns, The American Poetry Review is dedicated to reaching a worldwide audience with a diverse array of contemporary poetry and literary prose. APR also aims to expand the audience interested in poetry and literature, and to provide authors with a far-reaching forum in which to present their work.

Genres Published Poetry Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? No Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Format Payment Subgenre
Journal American Short Fiction

A quarterly, American Short Fiction (ASF) strives to discover and publish new fiction in which transformations of language, narrative, and character occur swiftly, deftly, and unexpectedly. We are drawn to evocative language, unique subject matter, and an overall sense of immediacy.

Genres Published Fiction Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Dec 1 - May 31 Format Payment Subgenre
Journal Amethyst Arsenic

Amethyst Arsenic was founded in 2011 to publish the best poetry and art to the widest possible audience. We pay for accepted work and seek to nominate poems for awards. We are open to all forms of poetry from new and established voices. We have a goal to publish at least twice a year, as well as create opportunities for guest editors.

Genres Published Poetry Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Format
Web
Audio
Video
Payment Cash Subgenre
Journal Amoskeag: the Journal of Southern New Hampshire University

We publish both new and seasoned writers, accepting stories, poems, essays, and BW photography on all subjects, in any form. We usually have some New England writers and pieces, but strive to be eclectic and interesting. Check Submission Guidelines for occasional Special Issue topics.

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