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 No, Dear

No, Dear features poems by New York City writers. The small selection of poems creates a dialogue around a different theme for each issue.

Genres Published Poetry Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Format Print Payment Contributor copies only Subgenre
Journal Noctua Review

Noctua Review is the literary publication of Southern Connecticut State University's (SCSU) English department. We encourage well-crafted poetry and fiction submissions of any style from emerging and established writers.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Sep 1 - Jan 31 Format
Web
Print
Payment Contributor copies only Subgenre Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Nature/Environmental, Prose Poetry
Journal The Normal School

We are particularly interested in essays that challenge established norms for the genre or that don’t seem to fit in easy categories of classification. Genre fiction is very unlikely to suit us, but if you think you can sell us on it, well, then shoot it on over. We thought we didn’t want sci-fi until we met some particularly compelling fighting robots, after all. We consider poetry of any style. Please limit the number of cat poems (unless, of course, they are really, really good cat poems).

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Sep 1 - Dec 1 Format Payment Contributor copies only Subgenre
Journal North American Review

Published five times each year, the NAR is well-known for its early discovery of young, talented fiction writers and poets. But it also publishes creative nonfiction, with emphasis on increasing concerns about environmental and ecological matters, multiculturalism, and exigent issues of gender and class.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? No Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Format Print Payment Cash Subgenre
Journal North Carolina Literary Review

A cross between a scholarly journal and a literary magazine, NCLR publishes creative writing by and interviews with North Carolina writers and essays about NC writers, literature, and literary history and culture.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Format
E-publication
Print
Payment Contributor copies only Subgenre Regional
Journal North Dakota Quarterly

North Dakota Quarterly is a literary journal whose roots extend back to the early days of the University of North Dakota. One of the famous “little magazines” that have been the traditional seed beds of talented writers, it puts UND on the map while contributing to the nation’s cultural and artistic life.

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

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November/December 2014

Graywolf Press executive editor Jeff Shotts discusses the power of patience in publishing, editing as an act of empathy, and why it’s an exciting time to be a poet.

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