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 Plath Profiles

Plath Profiles is an international, interdisciplinary journal of studies on Sylvia Plath.  Peer-reviewed.  International Board of Directors, Plath scholars.  We accept essays, book reviews, notes, teacher-reactions, poetry, memoirs, student essays, responses, art and photography.

Genres Published Poetry Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jan 1 - Apr 1 Format E-publication Payment No payment Subgenre
Journal Platte Valley Review

Platte Valley Review is a juried journal of the University of Nebraska at Kearney. 

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jan 15 - Feb 15 Format
Web
E-publication
Print
Audio
Video
Payment Contributor copies only Subgenre Cross-genre
Journal Please Hold Magazine

Please Hold Magazine is an online multimedia arts and literary magazine interested in publishing risky, experimental, unconventional work and showcasing it in surprising ways that encourage viewer participation.

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

Pleiades: Literature in Context publishes the best poetry, fiction, and essays that come across our desk. In addition, the Pleiades Book Review, which comprises a 100-150 supplement to the magazine, prints detailed book reviews of recent small-press poetry and fiction.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Aug 15 - May 15 Format Print Payment Contributor copies only Subgenre Experimental, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry
Journal Ploughshares

Ploughshares is a journal of new writing, and two out of three issues per year are guest-edited by prominent writers who explore different personal visions, aesthetics, and literary circles, with each year's Winter issue staff-edited. 50% of each issue is directly solicited by the guest editor, and the remaining 50% is selected from unsolicited manuscripts. Ploughshares Solos, a series launched in 2012, digitally publishes long stories and novella length work as standalone singles. The series is staff edited. See submission guidelines for details.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jun 1 - Jan 15 Format
Web
E-publication
Print
Payment Cash Subgenre Autobiography/Memoir, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry, Translation
Journal Plume

A provisional indication of our tastes – “what we are looking for” — may be inferred from the quoted passages (which will change often):  a sense of the uncanny, foremost, and of the fineness of language, the huge absences to which it points and partakes of, and the urgency and permanence of its state of departure — the coattails forever –just now—disappearing around the corner.

Genres Published Poetry Accepts Electronic Submissions? Yes Accepts Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Format
Web
Print
Payment No payment Subgenre