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 Armchair/Shotgun

At Armchair/Shotgun, we do not care about your bio. We read all submissions anonymously, and conceal even an author’s name until a piece has been selected for publication. We feel that good writing does not know one MFA program from another. It does not know a Ph.D. from a high school drop-out. Good writing knows only story. We accept poetry, fiction, non-fiction and visual arts submissions for publication on real honest-to-goodness paper.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? No Reading Period Mar 1 - May 1 Format Print Payment Contributor copies only Subgenre
Journal Arroyo Literary Review

Arroyo Literary Review is a print-based publication produced annually by students and alumni of California State University, East Bay. Each issue reflects the creative diversity found in the San Francisco Bay Area literary scene, while bringing together material from an international array of poets, writers, and artists.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Accepts Electronic Submissions? No Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Dec 1 - May 31 Format
Web
E-publication
Print
Payment Contributor copies only Subgenre Commercial Fiction, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry, Regional, Translation
Journal Arsenic Lobster Poetry Journal

The Arsenic Lobster Poetry Journal is seeking eloquent emotion, articulate experiment; the charley horse hearted, heavily quirked, the harrowing. Honed lyricism, stripped narrative. Be compelled, compulsed, MOVED, to write.

Genres Published Poetry Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Nov 1 - Apr 30 Format
Web
Print
Payment No payment Subgenre
Journal Artful Dodge

Artful Dodge has always been attracted to writing with a sense of place and cultural landscape. Besides new American fiction, poetry and narrative essay, we’re also interested in contemporary literature in translation from all over the globe. In fact, since 1990 we have run a special “Poets as Translators” section in each issue, in which prominent and emerging American poets present both their own poetry and translation work side by side. Our interview series has included conversations with Jorge Luis Borges, Gwendolyn Brooks, Terry Tempest Williams, and Czeslaw Milosz.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Accepts Electronic Submissions? No Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Oct 1 - May 1 Format Payment Subgenre
Journal Artichoke Haircut

Artichoke Haircut was created not to reaffirm the editors pre-existing aesthetic prejudices, just the opposite. We were bored of much of the contemporary literature we had been reading and much of what had been force-fed to us by larger literary publications. We wanted to be surprised and we wanted to publish a magazine that would surprise our readers. For that reason, we strive to publish the best work from around the country by up-and-coming writers who have yet to have their voices heard by a large audience.

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 Experimental, Humor, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry
Journal Arts & Letters

Arts & Letters is a literary magazine based at Georgia College, and we accept the best things we come across. We nominate for the Pushcart Prize, Best New Poets, Best American Short Stories, Best American Essays, and Best American Nonrequired Reading.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Aug 1 - Jan 31 Format Print Payment Cash Subgenre

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