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 Collision Literary Magazine

Founded in 2001, Collision Literary Magazine is a student-run publication that accepts poetry, creative non-fiction prose, literary criticism, art and photography by undergraduate students. Our goal is to represent a variety of young voices emerging from the contemporary body, as well as to extend the dialogue by providing constructive feedback to those writers we are unable to publish at the time. Additionally, the top three submissions in poetry and non-fiction prose are awarded cash prizes.

Genres Published
Poetry
Creative Nonfiction
Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Sep 1 - Feb 1 Format
Web
Print
Payment Contributor copies only Subgenre Autobiography/Memoir, Experimental, Graphic/Illustrated, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Prose Poetry
Journal Colorado Review

Colorado Review's only commitment is to the publication of serious poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. We do not publish genre fiction nor do we subscribe to a particular literary philosophy or school of poetry or fiction. We are determinedly eclectic and intend to stay that way. Note that we read nonfiction year-round.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Aug 1 - Apr 30 Format
E-publication
Print
Payment Cash Subgenre Autobiography/Memoir, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction
Journal Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art

Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art is an annual publication that features the very best in poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and art. We were founded in 1977 and continue to be one of the few national literary journals entirely edited, designed, and produced by students. You’ll find that our minds are open, our interests diverse.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Sep 1 - May 1 Format Print Payment Contributor copies only Subgenre
Journal Common Ground Review

We look for poems with strong imagery and interesting ideas that unfold or explode or explore new and unexpected places in 61 lines or less. We like publishing new poets or new work from more established poets. Please note: though we don't charge a reading fee for regular submissions, we do have a contest entry fee for the Spring/Summer Poetry contest.

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
Journal The Commonline Journal

The Commonline Journal publishes accessible literature, critisism and art apropos the common line. Originally titled the "The Commonline Project," The Commonline Journal was developed in 2007 as an exploratory personal journal. Our central project is to approach the problems of the commons through expository writing, describe and produce catastrophe-- a trap set in hope that some reality might stumble into it.

Genres Published
Poetry
Creative Nonfiction
Fiction
Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Format Web Payment No payment Subgenre
Journal Concho River Review

Begun in 1987 by novelist and short-story writer Dr. Terry Dalrymple, Concho River Review has national reach but regional focus, with most authors hailing from or writing about Texas, the Southwest, and the broader South. CRR prides itself on publishing some of the the region’s finest short fiction, non-fiction and poetry, submitted by both emerging and established authors.

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
Journal Conclave: A Journal of Character

Conclave is an annual print journal that focuses on character-driven writing in short stories, flash fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and prose poems; we also print black and white photographs, and excerpts from plays: monologues, scenes, single acts, or one-act plays.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Apr 1 - Jul 1 Format Payment Subgenre
Journal Conduit

Conduit is a biannual literary journal that is at once direct, playful, inventive, irreverent, and darkly beautiful. Despite common sense and the laws of economics, Conduit has been thwarting good taste, progress, and consensus for over ten years.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Accepts Electronic Submissions? No Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? No Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Format
Web
Print
Payment Contributor copies only Subgenre
Journal Confrontation

Literary material of high quality in various forms and genres. We are eclectic.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Accepts Electronic Submissions? No Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Aug 16 - May 15 Format
Web
Print
Payment Cash Subgenre
Journal The Conium Review

The Conium Review prints well-crafted fiction and poetry. We open our pages to everything from minimalist work to novellas. We are firm believers in the importance of print publication, and we provide a platform for new and established authors who want to see their work in a traditional print format. While our journal is print-only, we still keep up with electronic trends through online reviews, podcasts, and social network integration.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? No Reading Period Jan 1 - Apr 1 Format Print Payment Subgenre Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Prose Poetry
Journal Conjunctions

Conjunctions publishes innovative contemporary fiction, poetry, drama, art, and essays by established and emerging writers in America and abroad, providing a forum for the now over 1000 contributors whose work challenges accepted forms and modes of expression and experiments with language and thought.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Accepts Electronic Submissions? No Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? No Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Format
Web
Print
Payment Cash Subgenre Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry
Journal Conte

Founded in 2005, Conte is an online journal that aims to celebrate, explore, and expand the boundaries of both narrative writing and digital publishing.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Format Web Payment No payment Subgenre Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Flash Fiction, Historical, Literary Fiction, Nature/Environmental, Prose Poetry, Regional
Journal Contrary

Contrary is a quarterly literary journal that publishes commentary, fiction, and poetry and especially specimens that defy those categories. Founded at the University of Chicago in 2003, it operates independently on the South Side of Chicago and publishes writers from throughout the world.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Format Web Payment Cash Subgenre Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Prose Poetry
Journal Conversations Across Borders

Strong, captivating writing.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Format
Web
E-publication
Payment Cash Subgenre
Journal Copper Nickel

Copper Nickel is about combination: the emerging writer with the established author, the student with the master, the traditional with the experimental. Copper Nickel is a journal with national interest edited through collaboration between students and professors at the University of Colorado Denver.

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

Cordite Poetry Review is a quarterly Australian journal of poetry and its criticism. International authors are most welcome. Each issue is themed (broadly), so please be sure to look at our submissions page. Cordite Scholarly is a fully refereed section of the journal, dedicated to research.

Genres Published Poetry Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? No Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Format
Web
Audio
Video
Payment Cash Subgenre Experimental, Flash Fiction, Formal, Graphic/Illustrated, LGBT, Micro-poetry, Nature/Environmental, Political, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Translation
Journal The Corner Club Press

Where Poetry and Fiction Converge

Genres Published
Poetry
Creative Nonfiction
Fiction
Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Format E-publication Payment No payment Subgenre Flash Fiction
Journal The Cortland Review

The Cortland Review is an online magazine publishing both established and emerging writers from the print and online worlds. Using audio paired with text to complete the link between reader and writer, TCR provides regular and feature issues with poems and short fiction selected by staff as well as illustrious guest editors.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? No Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Format Payment Subgenre
Journal The Cossack Review

We publish outstanding new fiction, poetry, and essays, with an emphasis on writing that is rich and revealing. We especially look for smart pieces that uncover new truths and emotions.

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
Payment Contributor copies only Subgenre Cross-genre, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Prose Poetry, Translation
Journal Counterexample Poetics

The focus of Counterexample Poetics is on International displays of poetry, art, and photography which reside within the interpretational realms of philosophical, experimental, post-postmodern, esoteric, and the avant-garde. Reviews of poetic works will also be accepted.

Genres Published Poetry Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Format Web Payment Subgenre Experimental
Journal The Country Dog Review

The Country Dog Review is a journal of poetry, book reviews, and interviews. We are interested in the work of emerging and established poets. Despite our title, we are not a regional journal, rather we are interested in reading work from national and international writers who are committed to the genre of poetry. We are eclectic in our tastes, and are open to most styles and subjects.

Genres Published Poetry Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Format Web Payment No payment Subgenre
Journal Cowboy Poetry Press

Cowboys and cowgirls, heifers, madams, rustlers, train robbers, drifters, grifters, and thieves: Dust off those boots and get out of the out house and back to the rustic life—because we want all western-related material published or unpublished on fellow like e-zines (no personal blogs or site work accepted; you must remove it before submitting, and please give us credit as first-time publisher when you do post on personal sites).

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 Humor
Journal Crab Creek Review

Celebrating over twenty-five years of publishing, Crab Creek Review is dedicated to introducing you to the best writing from the Pacific Northwest and beyond. We publish both national and international writers in the genres of poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction. Crab Creek Review is a perfect-bound print literary journal publishing established poets and writers as well as emerging writers.  

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Oct 5 - Dec 15 Format Print Payment Contributor copies only Subgenre
Journal Crack the Spine

Crack the Spine loves the written word. Some might say we're in love with the written word. But that's just a silly rumor. We seek to publish diverse and sharp literary works, including flash fiction, micro-fiction, poetry, short stories, personal essays, and book reviews. We don't care if it's four words or four thousand words, if it's charged with artistry, we want to publish it. Given the choice, we will always select madness over method.

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
Payment No payment Subgenre Experimental, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry
Journal CRATE

CRATE is the literary magazine of the University of California, Riverside’s MFA program. CRATE recently made the switch from print to digital, and now seeks work by emerging and established writers for publication in our monthly online journal. CRATE accepts fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, and short dramatic works.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Format
Web
E-publication
Payment No payment Subgenre Autobiography/Memoir, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry