All accepted short stories will be indicated with one-word clues in the table of contents to foreshadow a key element or the central issue and authors will be expected to choose their clue on submission. Each issue is an intimate collaboration of text and visual art that reflects the magazine's passion and reverence for art and letters. These aren't your childhood fairytales. Exploring the untold and unearthing new fables, Gingerbread House is all about fiction and poetry with a fantastic inclination. Glassworks is a literary magazine based in southern NJ and a publication produced by Rowan University.
This magazine welcomes art and written work that challenges conventional boundaries and presents new perspectives. New, emerging, and established authors are encouraged to submit. This handsome tri-annual journal, run by two sisters, continues to actively champion emerging writers.
They know how much goes into writing a story you care about, and it is their great pleasure to read your work. Granta does not have a political or literary manifesto, but it does have a belief in the power and urgency of the story and its supreme ability to describe, illuminate and make real.
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Guernica is an award-winning magazine of ideas, art, poetry, and fiction published twice monthly. Guernica contributors come from dozens of countries and write in nearly as many languages. Named for "The First Lady of Las Vegas" and publishing top-shelf content since , Helen seeks out artistic expressions, not limited to prose or poetry, that echo the diverse cultural elements that call Southern Nevada home.
Hippocampus Magazine's singular focus is publishing nonfiction: shorter flash pieces, longer memoirs and essays, pieces that take readers some place new or challenge them, that speak to a deeper truth or stand out from the slush pile for any other reason. The magazine was founded in but officially realized and opened for submissions in by Donna Talarico, and takes its name from the part of the brain thought to store emotions and memories etc. Into the Void is an award-winning print, digital, and online literary magazine dedicated to providing a platform for stellar prose, poetry, and art.
The magazine accepts work of all styles and strives to publish pieces that are honest, heartfelt, and screaming to be seen. Writers and artists of all experience levels are encouraged to submit. A single light casts shadows more fearsome than the undisturbed dark, and their stories are Lamplight's fare. They welcome stories about the dark, creepy, and unsettling tales that keep you up at night with all the lights on. Lightspeed, edited by John Joseph Adams, is a Hugo Award-winning magazine publishing original science fiction and fantasy stories, as well as reprints, on a monthly basis.
Authors published in this magazine have gone on to be nominated for awards, including the Hugo and Nebula Awards. New, emerging, and established writers welcome. Founded in by Troy Palmer, Little Fiction Big Truths publishes mainly literary fiction and non-fiction on a monthly basis, with a focus on putting the work in front of as many people as possible. Little Fiction also produces themed anthologies, and works with writers throughout the editing process.
Lumina, established in , is a student-run literary journal associated with the MFA program at Sarah Lawrence College. With a focus on work that showcases "bold, beautiful, and new interpretations" of humanity, this magazine strives to live up to its mission statement and core values with each issue.
The theme for this submission period is "What is Resistance? Lunch Ticket is a biannual literary magainze overseen by Antioch University MFA candidates and operates with a two-fold purpose. One is to give a platform to writers and artists who are members of an underrespresented or marginalized community, or whose stories touch upon sensitive and present issues. The other is to generate real-world experience in the publishng industry, as well as opportunities to engage with the literary community for the magazine's all-volunteer teams.
Each issue of the quarterly is completely redesigned. There have been hardcovers and paperbacks, an issue with two spines, an issue with a magnetic binding, an issue that looked like a bundle of junk mail, and an issue that looked like a sweaty human head. Moonchild is a dreamy, experimental online journal and a friendly community of moonchildren.
Submit your insightful, existential, experimental, and most magical pieces. Since , Narrative positioned itself as a new kind of digital library, showcasing the best original literature from established, emerging, and new authors through their online platform. By publishing new fiction, poetry, and nonfiction that is both challenging and inviting, New England Review encourages artistic exchange and thought-provoking innovation, providing publishing opportunities for writers at all stages in their careers. The selection of writings in each issue presents a broad spectrum of viewpoints and genres, including traditional and experimental fiction, long and short poems, translations, criticism, letters from abroad, reviews in arts and literature, and rediscoveries.
Reading Period: September 1—May 31 may be subject to change due to size of volume print and online. Nimrod International Journal, founded in at the University of Tulsa, has been active in the discovery and publication of new writers for more than 60 years. The journal publishes on a biannual schedule with issues released in the spring and fall, each of which feature the finest work from an eclectic collection of writers.
This webzine was established in May and is edited and managed by Annest Gwilym, poet and occasional short story writer. It features all forms of poetry by new, emerging and established poets, showcasing the best of contemporary poetry. One Story is an award-winning, c 3 not-for-profit literary publisher committed to supporting the art form of the short story and the authors who write them—through One Story, One Teen Story, education, community, and mentorship. One Story is devoted to the development and support of emerging writers.
It has published over authors in One Story and One Teen Story, many at the beginning of their careers. Since , One Story has published over writers, and is now one of the largest circulating literary magazines in the country, with over 15, readers.
The Oxford American was founded in in Oxford, Mississippi, by Marc Smirnoff and is known for featuring original work by literary powerhouses and emerging authors alike. The magazine is dedicated to its goal of promoting the best of Southern writing, while documenting the complexity and vitality of the American South. Run by students and published at Portland State University since , Pathos operates with the goal of representing life on campus as well as in the wider artistic and social community.
At this time, submissions are restricted to current students of Portland State University. Founded in , this undergraduate-run journal has been a constant presence at the University of Pennsylvania. Penn Review publishes poetry, non-fiction, fiction and visual art.
Since , Phoebe has published original work and championed the up-and-coming writer, on all counts encouraging risks on the page in return for rewards of sweet, sweet publication to a generous and growing circulation. Pleiades: Literature in Context, founded by RM Kinder, is a literary biannual featuring poetry, fiction, essays, and reviews by authors from around the world.
Ploughshares is best known for its print literary journal, but it also publishes the digital-first Ploughshares Solos series and annual print Solos Omnibus anthology, as well as the Ploughshares Blog and Newsletter. Published three times per year, the journal features fiction, nonfiction, and poetry as well as a Look2 essay, an essay series that seeks to publish pieces about underappreciated or overlooked writers.
Two out of three issues per year are guest-edited by a prominent writer who explores different literary circles; the Winter issue of each year is staff-edited. Each quarterly issue features the best work from authors at varying stages in their careers. Rattle has two main goals: to promote the practice of poetry in all its forms, and to foster an active community of poets. Since its inception in , the magazine has adapted various forms and undertaken an even greater number of projects.
What remains is the desire to publish poetry of quality and substance that moves the reader, or stays with them long after the end. Slice is a Brooklyn-based magazine publishing poetry, fiction, and nonfiction on the cutting edge of literary trend; the work showcased in each issue centers on a cultural theme.
The theme for this submission period is "Flight. Since its inception in the summer of , Split Lip Magazine has specialized in publishing experimental and original literary poetry, fiction, and nonfiction that push boundaries, take risks, and challenge what may be considered comfortable or expected. Storm Cellar is a literary magazine publishing a range of gripping tales and amazing work by established and new authors alike. If you write one thing to be read while waiting for the all-clear to sound, send it here.
Strange Horizons, founded by editor Mary Anne Mohanraj and launched in , publishes a mix of speculative fiction among other genres and poetry with emphasis on work from marginalized perspectives that present a nuanced and sincere narrative. Pieces published in this magazine have gone on to be nominated for awards, with several being selected for reprinting in anthologies.
The magazine itself was also selected as a finalist for the Hugo Awards every year since Tahoma Lit Review is a triannual journal published from a "professional writer's perspective," with a focus on fair compensation and publishing extraordinary works of literature. Additionally, TLR's editors are open to pieces that challenge their expectations, and TLR offers the option to receive editorial feedback on submissions.
Founded in , The Adroit Journal is a quarterly journal publishing poetry, prose, and art with an eye for work that is authentic, artful, and raw. Adroit boasts an array of talent within its pages, including work by Fatimah Asghar and Danez Smith. From editor C. It was a matter of finding work that we thought was interesting and unusual and would be read with satisfaction by the kind of reader who cares about Atlantic fiction. It is one of the oldest and most respected journals that publishes fiction alongside political, social, and economic articles.
Reading Period: All year by email with pitch in body of email print and online. The Georgia Review makes thoughtful choices about writing, art, typography, and design that come that together in a beautiful physical object that captures some of the best of contemporary culture and is itself an artistic creation—tangible, vital, and lasting. Each quarterly issue offers a diverse, thoughtfully orchestrated gathering of short stories, general-interest essays, poems, reviews, and visual art. Their most important criterion is high literary quality; they look for writers who can shape language in thoughtful, surprising, and beautiful ways and who have something unique to say, whatever the subject matter or aesthetic approach.
They have very eclectic tastes, but are highly selective, publishing only two percent of manuscripts submitted to them annually. The Masters Review is committed to promoting new and emerging writers, and takes special care to aid in cultivating any talents that cross their paths, even connecting them with established professionals through their seasonal workshop program. While the more targeted submission periods and contests do not overlap, their general submissions titled, New Voices are open year-round, and writers can request editorial feedback on their work for an added fee.
The Normal School is anything but--considering it calls California its home instead of Illinois. Besides that, the magazine lives up to its namesake what with all the right angles in its print publications. Submit your best and brand-newest; the piece you worried would never find a home probably just did. The Paris Review hopes to emphasize creative work—fiction and poetry—not to the exclusion of criticism, but with the aim in mind of merely removing criticism from the dominating place it holds in most literary magazines.
Decade after decade, the Review has introduced the important writers of the day. Adrienne Rich was first published in its pages, as were Philip Roth, V. Naipaul, T. Jones, and Rick Moody. In addition to the focus on original creative work, the founding editors found another alternative to criticism—letting the authors talk about their work themselves.
Reading Period: All year, by mail. Maximum: four submissions per year print and online. 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. Founded in by Sandra Tyler, The Woven Tale Press mission is to grow the online presence of noteworthy writers, photographers, and artists, both emerging and established.
In their online magazine, published ten times a year, they credit their contributors with interactive URLs back to their websites. By growing this Web presence, WTP also aspires to garner the interest of collectors, galleries, and literary agents who may turn to its pages seeking new talents. Their monthly magazine has featured multiple Pushcart Prize nominees, poet laureates, and internationally acclaimed artists. Third Point Press is a platform for local and international voices on the search for "emerging voices and refreshing ideas" that may or may not fit into a clearly defined box.
Founded in Pennsylvania and from a sense of community, this online magazine publishes poetry and fiction that takes risks and authors who aren't afraid to experiment with new styles, forms, voices, etc. Founded in and published in Berkeley, California, Threepenny Review publishes poetry, fiction, criticism, and memoirs. The appeal of the magazine lies partly in its offbeat combinations of the tried-and-true with the deeply unexpected. Tin House offers an artful and irreverent array of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and interviews as well as columns on food and drink, out-of-print and underappreciated books, and a literary crossword puzzle.
True to its namesake, TINGE Magazine seeks out those works of prose and poetry that leave an indelible mark on the reader long after the initial contact. The magazine operates within the MFA program at Temple University and is overseen by its graduate students. Triannual literary magazine Typehouse seeks submissions of poetry and prose that convey a new perspective, especially those produced by or which elevate underrespresented voices. Genre fiction submissions are accepted and encouraged. From its inception in prohibition, through depression and war, in prosperity and peace, the Virginia Quarterly Review has been a haven—and home—for the best essayists, fiction writers, and poets, seeking contributors from every section of the United States and abroad.
It has not limited itself to any special field. No topic has been alien: literary, public affairs, the arts, history, the economy. VQR has thus made good its purpose of becoming a national publication of popularity and prestige, of independence and integrity. Bucknell University presents West Branch and West Branch Wired , a tri-annual magazine publishing poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, and granting the students of Bucknell University a foothold in the publishing scene since This semi-annual magazine is affiliated with and produced within the MFA program at Eastern Washington University and, while they boast an impressive range of well-known names, they seek to read and publish writers at all levels in their careers.
Willow Springs is the refined end-product of their featured writers' raw talent and efforts combined with the learned focus of the publishing cohort. Writers as witness, as historians and observer-scribes of the modern world; the theme in each issue of Witness. Harter Black Mountain Institute, Witness continues with its mission to find and publish work that speaks to and immortalizes life as we know it. Zoetrope: All-Story, is a quarterly magazine devoted to the best new short fiction and one-act plays. Along with new stories, each edition of the magazine presents a Classic Reprint—a previously published short story that inspired a great film—to illustrate the narrative relationship between the art forms.
It is also an art magazine, as the editors invite a different contemporary artist to illustrate and design each issue. You must be logged in to post a comment. Submission Tracker. Literary Journal Reading Periods General Submissions Writing isn't just about writing—it's about submitting your work far and wide, increasing your chances of landing those essential publication credits.
F r iction. F r iction F r iction is different. A Public Space. After the Pause. After the Pause After the Pause is an online quarterly literary journal based in Minneapolis that produces quarterly issues featuring experimental poetry, flash fiction, and visual poetry and art, in addition to an annual print anthology. AGNI AGNI see literature and the arts as part of a broad, ongoing cultural conversation that every society needs to remain vibrant and alive. Argot Argot Magazine, new to the literary scene, places primary focus on the feminine narrative and its intersections of class, gender, and race.
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Blank Spaces Founded in May , the team at Blank Spaces has made it their mission to champion and showcase the creative work of Canadians, from those just breaking into the industry, to those who are well established. Bright Sleep Magazine. Bright Sleep Magazine Bright Sleep is home to pieces that showcase the beautiful connections between the seemingly unconnected, and make playful mockery of opposites and the expected. Cagibi Founded in , Cagibi publishes prose, poetry, and art, from seasoned to new voices from the world over. Carve Magazine. Carve Magazine Carve, in the style of its namesake author Raymond Carver, publishes honest fiction with soul, poetry with subtle power, and nonfiction that confronts the deepest truths.
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Chicago Quarterly Review. Chicago Quarterly Review The Chicago Quarterly Review, founded in by Syed Afzal Haider, publishes short stories, flash fiction, and poetry from new, emerging, and established authors. Consequence Magazine. Consequence Magazine Consequence is an independent non-profit literary magazine publishing poetry, nonfiction, fiction, interviews, etc.
Crazyhorse Founded by the poet Tom McGrath in Los Angeles in , Crazyhorse continues to be one of the finest, most influential literary journals published today. Cutbank Cutbank, the area's premier literary magazine, is produced and managed by graduate students of the Creative Writing program at the University of Montana. Ecotone Founded at the University of North Carolina Wilmington in , this award-winning magazine features writing and art that reimagine place, and our authors interpret this charge expansively.
Epiphany Epiphany, founded in , aims to showcase fiction, poetry, non-fiction, and graphic literature that speaks to the boundless potential of literature. Epoch Epoch is a faculty-edited triannual journal from Cornell University, featuring quality fiction, poetry, essays, cartoons, screenplays, graphic art, and graphic fiction. Fiction International. Fiction International Fiction International is a print literary journal that emphasizes formal innovation and social activism.
The ideas are small. Chapters are kind of slim, as they were in Threats. I feel like, as a person, I have developed more empathy with Isadora than I had when I wrote Threats. I have a lot more patience, just as a quality of living a little more. More attention to detail, more patience to stick out a scene.
Your verb choices, particularly, are just startling. My goal here was to write in the way Isadora danced, that the lines would appear poetic and natural and even spontaneous, but that the reality of perfecting each line would be much more controlled. Generally speaking I like to create the draft and then go back to edit, though whenever I would look back a paragraph or two to reorient myself at the beginning of the writing day I would have something to add or take away, a little editing in the middle of writing.
How does it feel now, especially as a seasoned writer, for this book to be getting a ton of press? It feels pretty good, I must say, really fun.
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Are you still balancing writing with advertising and sneaking your own personal computer in, or do you get to live the very coveted life of being left alone to write? And the work feels like writing a novel in fast motion. There are a lot of ideas that go into making a ten-episode TV show. You all sit around and come up with the ideas together, and then you go to corners and write. What is it like to actually bounce ideas back and forth with a team, and then see a shared product come to fruition?
Somebody else is doing the work of determining if the superstructure is right. This work has been like taking a load off, really. Emma Stone is the big name on it, not me. I always liked that feeling in advertising, though, as well. Advertising fascinated me, and still does. That sounds both frustrating and utterly blissful.
My goal has always been to just do whatever crazy thing I want to do. F r iction is open for submissions year-round. We accept short fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. Experiencing the difficulties of breaking into the market, she founded TBL in to help other new writers perfect and publish their works. Offering free writing coaching, editing, and publishing guidance, Hedlund expanded TBL into a global community of writers, editors, and artists.