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 Apeiron Review

We want something real, something beautiful, something ugly, or something that sings to the far reaches of our being. Make us laugh or make us cry, but we want something visceral. Free verse poems are generally favored over those that rhyme. Experimentation is encouraged.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Format E-publication Payment No payment Subgenre Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry
Journal Apocrypha and Abstractions

All fiction genres are acceptable to us, but we prefer literary minded stories that are dark and psychological, firmly grounded in the surreal, and that make a statement in the abstract. We publish Flash Fiction of 500 words or fewer.

Genres Published Fiction Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Format
Web
E-publication
Payment No payment Subgenre Experimental, Flash Fiction
Journal Apogee Journal

Apogee is an independent literary journal, founded by writers in Columbia University’s M.F.A. Writing Program in 2011. We currently publish an biannual issue that features fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry by writers of color, as well as non-hegemonic perspectives on racial, social and political issues by writers of all races. Our dual purpose is to celebrate writers on the periphery who express their creativity, interests and struggles, and to provide a platform for all writers to thoughtfully engage with issues of race and cultural diversity.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? No Reading Period May 1 - Jun 30 Format
Web
E-publication
Print
Payment Contributor copies only Subgenre Cross-genre, Experimental, LGBT, Political
Journal Appalachian Heritage

In this age of information overload, Appalachian Heritage strives to be a literary sanctuary for the finest contemporary writing and visual art that we can find. Each quarterly issue showcases the work of emerging and established writers throughout Appalachia and beyond, offering readers literature that is thoughtful, innovative, and revelatory. Appalachian Heritage considers previously unpublished fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, writing for young adults, craft essays, book reviews, and visual art.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Aug 1 - Feb 28 Format Print Payment Contributor copies only Subgenre Autobiography/Memoir, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Prose Poetry, Regional
Journal Apple Valley Review

The Apple Valley Review is an online literary journal. It is published twice annually, once in spring and once in fall. Each issue features a collection of poetry, short fiction, and essays. Our goal is to support and promote both emerging and established writers.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? No Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Format Web Payment Subgenre Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Humor, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Prose Poetry, Regional, Translation
Journal apt

apt is a literary journal featuring challenging writing that combines the cerebral and the visceral. In 2011, we moved to a hybrid print/online format. Additionally, our website is updated frequently with short fiction, poetry, reviews, and interviews.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Format
Web
Print
Payment Contributor copies only Subgenre Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry