Writing Journals and Literary Magazines Accepting Submissions

A curated list of creative writing publications and online platforms open for submissions.

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The Nonconformist Magazine
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    The Nonconformist is a literary magazine dedicated to publishing fiction, poetry, book reviews, literary criticism, and various culture-related articles penned by rebellious writers neglected and ignored by the more mainstream publications. We believe in bold ideas and fearless literary voices; we believe in reconfiguring the world by using pens, typewriters,… Find out more

    The Banyan Review
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      The Banyan Review is an online, international journal promoting poetry, art, and the natural world. We publish four issues annually, and our “intervals” section features poets, artists, thinkers, and essayist between published issues. A print anthology of selected work is published every other year. Find out more

      ZYZZYVA
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        ZYZZYVA was founded in 1985 in San Francisco with the goal of publishing a superb literary journal shining a spotlight on West Coast poets, writers, and artists from a wide range of backgrounds, many of whom were otherwise overlooked by established publications, and providing them with a much needed platform. Find out more

        Tiny Seed Literary Journal
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          Tiny Seed is an online journal for readers and writers of nature-inspired writing. Tiny Seed is an online nature-focused literary journal publishing short fiction, poetry, art, and photography by emerging writers & artists. Find out more

          F(r)iction
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            F(r)iction is a triannual publication that boasts work from both industry legends and emerging writers. Each issue is carefully curated to evaluate an important cultural topic from vastly different perspectives. We accept short fiction, creative nonfiction, flash fiction, comics, and poetry submissions all year round, and also host contests featuring… Find out more

            Little Stone Journal
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              We're a newborn litmag focusing on poetry, essays and book reviews. We accept submissions from everyone and aim to showcase the best words from new and established writers. We'd love to grow into print. Brave and curious words are necessary. We don't think there should be any rules on what… Find out more

              McSweeney’s
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                McSweeney’s is a nonprofit publishing company based in San Francisco. As well as operating a daily humor website, we also publish Timothy McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern, Illustoria Magazine, and an ever-growing selection of books under various imprints. You can buy all of these things from our online store. You can support… Find out more

                Timeworn
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                  Timeworn is a biannual literary journal based in Buffalo, NY, focused on historical fiction with a splash of the speculative. We want to highlight unrepresented corners of history—to find obscure writers working on the fringes of this genre and present their stories in a beautiful hand-bound issue and ebook. Find out more

                  Black Fox Literary Magazine
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                    Black Fox Literary Magazine was founded by Racquel Henry, Pamela Harris, and Marquita Hockaday. The three writers met during an MFA program at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison, New Jersey. Here at Black Fox, we publish both established and new writers. We welcome all fiction, but we especially like fiction… Find out more

                    Lightspeed Magazine
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                      Lightspeed is a digital science fiction and fantasy magazine. In its pages, you will find science fiction: from near-future, sociological soft SF, to far-future, star-spanning hard SF—and fantasy: from epic fantasy, sword-and-sorcery, and contemporary urban tales, to magical realism, science-fantasy, and folktales. Find out more

                      The Temz Review
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                        ​The /tƐmz/ Review is a literary journal based in London, Ontario that publishes fiction, poetry, and reviews. We publish 4 issues per year (Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter), and we focus on publishing work from a diverse range of emerging and established voices. Our goal is to reflect a wide… Find out more

                        Atticus Review
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                          Atticus Review is a daily online journal that publishes fiction, poems, and creative nonfiction, as well as graphic art, mixed media, music essays, and, on occasion, blog posts, interviews, and non-traditional book reviews. We have been publishing great work since 2011 and have had over 1200 contributors. Find out more

                          Witness
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                            Witness seeks original fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and photography that is innovative in its approach, broad-ranging in its concerns, and unapologetic in its perspective. The magazine blends the features of a literary and an issue-oriented magazine to highlight the role of the modern writer as witness to their times. Find out more

                            Beneath Ceaseless Skies
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                              Beneath Ceaseless Skies is a non-profit, SFWA-qualifying pro-rate online magazine dedicated to publishing literary adventure fantasy: fantasy set in secondary-world or historical paranormal settings, written with a literary focus on the characters. Find out more

                              Narrative
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                                Narrative is dedicated to advancing literature in the digital age by supporting the finest writing talent and encouraging reading across generations, in schools, and around the globe. Our digital library of new literature by celebrated authors and by the best new and emerging writers is available for free. Find out more

                                STORGY Magazine
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                                  STORGY was founded in 2013 by Tomek Dzido and Anthony Self as a means by which to explore the short story form and engage with readers and artists alike. An online literary short story magazine consisting of a core group of dedicated writers, STORGY aims to inspire artistic collaboration and… Find out more

                                  Taco Bell Quarterly
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                                    Taco Bell Quarterly is a literary magazine for the Taco Bell arts and letters. We’re a reaction against everything. The gatekeepers. The taste-makers. The hipsters. Health food. Artists Who Wear Cute Scarves. Wendy’s. We think great writing can be about Taco Bell. We think trash can be beautiful. Find out more

                                    The Blake-Jones Review
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                                      The Blake-Jones Review has already experienced its first move in its young life. It has been transplanted from Toronto to London, Ontario. In due course, it will eventually move to Nova Scotia, Canada at which time there will most likely be a total revamping including rebranding and potential name change.… Find out more

                                      Thimble Literary Magazine
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                                        At Thimble Literary Magazine, we believe armor can be found in the oddest of places: whether that’s facing a hard truth head-on or reframing it so you can better understand it. We believe the stories we tell ourselves to be the most powerful protection for our edges. Find out more

                                        Moss
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                                          MOSS is a literary journal of writing from the Pacific Northwest. Published annually, Moss is dedicated to exploring the intersection of place and creative expression, while exposing the region’s outstanding writers to a broad audience of readers, critics, and publishers. Since its debut issue in the summer of 2014, Moss… Find out more

                                          Chicago Review
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                                            Since 1946, Chicago Review has published a range of contemporary poetry, fiction, and criticism. Each year typically includes two single issues and a double issue with a special feature section. Find out more

                                            Turnpike Magazine
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                                              Turnpike is a literary and art magazine that focuses on positive themes and under-represented voices. Our mission is to provide positive content, to create a space for all voices, and to hopefully brighten a few days. Find out more

                                              Barren Magazine
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                                                Barren Magazine is a literary publication that features fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and photography for hard truths, long stares, and gritty lenses. We revel in the shadow-spaces that make up the human condition, and aim to find antitheses to that which defines us: light in darkness; beauty in ugliness; peace… Find out more

                                                La Piccioletta Barca
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                                                  La Piccioletta Barca was first conceived of in 2018, when our aspiring sailors realised that there was no boat to take them the lands they wished to visit. Unwilling to give in, they began to construct their piccioletta barca (or ‘little boat’), at which point the crew grew rapidly (taking… Find out more

                                                  The Vitni Review
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                                                    Our intention is to publish writing that pushes against convention, which challenges, subverts, or skillfully manipulates tradition, and which serves to advance the understanding of human culture and experience via interesting metaphors, exciting diction, and engaging content. Good writing has always done this, but we believe this is true now… Find out more

                                                    The Antioch Review
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                                                      The Antioch Review, a small independent literary magazine founded in 1941 in a small town in the cornfields of Ohio, is one of the oldest, continuously publishing literary magazines in America. Publishing essays, fiction, and poetry from promising and prominent authors, the Antioch Review has an international readership and reputation… Find out more

                                                      Milk Candy Review
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                                                        Milk Candy Review is a journal of flash fiction that publishes one story a week on Thursdays. We will also offer two-question interviews from participating writers the Monday after their story is published! Find out more

                                                        Raconteur Literary Magazine
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                                                          Raconteur is a literary magazine publishing engaging, interesting, eclectic and witty writing and artwork by international writers and artists, online and in print, 3 times per year. Find out more

                                                          Tint Journal
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                                                            Tint Journal is the first online literary journal with an explicit focus on writers who produce creative texts in English as their second or non-native language. Find out more

                                                            The Atlantic
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                                                              Since 1857, The Atlantic has been challenging assumptions and pursuing truth. As we reflect on our past and look toward the future — in a world where ideologically narrow or simple answers are less adequate, and can even be more destructive, than ever — we decided to put to words… Find out more

                                                              Sonora Review
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                                                                Sonora Review is among the oldest student-run literary journals in the country, and has been devoted since its founding in 1980 to offering a venue for exciting new and emerging authors, as well as prominent southwestern writers and artists. Find out more

                                                                Uncanny Magazine
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                                                                  Uncanny Magazine is an online Science Fiction and Fantasy magazine featuring passionate SF/F fiction and poetry, gorgeous prose, provocative nonfiction, and a deep investment in the diverse SF/F culture. Each issue contains intricate, experimental stories and poems with verve and imagination that elicit strong emotions and challenge beliefs, from writers… Find out more

                                                                  AGNI
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                                                                    AGNI is a literary magazine housed at Boston University and known “among readers around the world,” as the writers group PEN put it, “for publishing important new writers early in their careers, many of them translated into English for the first time.” Find out more

                                                                    Zoetrope: All-Story
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                                                                      Founded by Francis Ford Coppola in 1997, Zoetrope: All-Story is a quarterly print magazine of short fiction, one-act plays, and essays on film. Among the most celebrated literary periodicals in the world, it has won every major story award, including four National Magazine Awards for Fiction, along with a number… Find out more

                                                                      Boulevard
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                                                                        Boulevard was founded in 1984 in New York City and incorporated in 1985 as a nonprofit by writer Richard Burgin. Its first issue, published January 2, 1986, featured fiction by Nobel laureate Isaac Bashevis Singer, poetry by Kenneth Koch, and interviews with renowned composers Philip Glass and Steve Reich and… Find out more

                                                                        Black Warrior Review
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                                                                          BWR publishes fiction, nonfiction, poetry, comics, and art twice a year. Contributors include Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winners alongside emerging writers. Work appearing in BWR has been reprinted in the Pushcart Prize series, Best American Short Stories, Best American Poetry, PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize, New Stories… Find out more

                                                                          The Carolina Quarterly
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                                                                            The Carolina Quarterly publishes a variety of poetry, fiction, essays, reviews, and artwork twice a year and is distributed to readers locally and to individual subscribers, public and university libraries, and bookstores in the United States and worldwide. Back issues are sold throughout the year. Free online access to the… Find out more

                                                                            The Alaska Quarterly Review
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                                                                              Alaska Quarterly Review is a literary journal devoted to contemporary literary art, publishing fiction, short plays, poetry, photo essays, and literary non-fiction in traditional and experimental styles. It is published by the University of Alaska Anchorage in partnership with the Center for the Narrative and Lyric Arts. The editors encourage… Find out more

                                                                              The Sun
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                                                                                The Sun is an independent, ad-free magazine that for more than forty years has used words and photographs to evoke the splendor and heartache of being human. Each monthly issue celebrates life, but not in a way that ignores its complexity. The personal essays, short stories, interviews, poetry, and photographs… Find out more

                                                                                The Cincinnati Review
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                                                                                  Since its inception in 2003, The Cincinnati Review has published many promising new and emerging writers as well as Pulitzer Prize winners and Guggenheim and MacArthur fellows. Poetry and prose from our pages have been selected to appear in the annual anthologies Best American Poetry, Best American Essays, New Stories… Find out more

                                                                                  Kissing Dynamite Poetry
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                                                                                    Twelve poems each month— Kissing Dynamite curates compact issues that honor the thematic threads presented by contributing poets. Our goal is to present multiple facets of a theme/topic/issue to break the narrative of "the single story." Find out more

                                                                                    American Literary Review
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                                                                                      Since 1990, the American Literary Review has been published through the Department of English at the University of North Texas. From the journal’s inception, we have made a point of publishing poetry, fiction, and nonfiction by writers at all stages of their careers. Find out more

                                                                                      American Short Fiction
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                                                                                        Issued triannually, American Short Fiction publishes work by emerging and established voices: stories that dive into the wreck, that stretch the reader between recognition and surprise, that conjure a particular world with delicate expertise—stories that take a different way home. Find out more

                                                                                        Yellow Arrow Publishing
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                                                                                          Yellow Arrow Publishing supports and inspires writers identifying as women through publication and access to the literary arts. This project is based in Baltimore with a focus on literary events and publishing local writers. Find out more

                                                                                          Black Heart Magazine
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                                                                                            Black Heart Magazine is an independent online literary magazine, transmitting tenacious text around the world at the speed of wifi. Since 2004, our site has been combating clichés and skipping straight to supercharged stories with a simple catchphrase: we heart art. Find out more

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