|4AM Poetry Review|
Eclectic, zesty new journal lists Theodore Roethke, Anne Sexton and Robert Hass among its influences. Published annually in August, reads submissions year-round (submit online or by mail). Read sample work on site before sending.
| ||Adanna Literary Journal|
Founded in 2011 by Christine Redman-Waldeyer, this annual print publication is a journal for and about women. Adanna accepts unpublished poetry, short stories, essays, and reviews of books and visual arts. Enter by email. Editors say, "Adanna, a name of Nigerian origin, pronounced a-DAN-a, is defined as 'her father's daughter.' This literary journal is titled Adanna because women over the centuries have been defined by men in politics, through marriage, and, most importantly, by the men who fathered them. Today women are still bound by complex roles in society, often needing to wear more than one hat or sacrifice one role so another may flourish. While this journal is dedicated to women, it is not exclusive, and it welcomes our counterparts and their thoughts about women today. Submissions to Adanna must reflect women's issues or topics, celebrate womanhood, and shout out in passion."
Aethlon is a print journal that celebrates the intersection of literature with the world of play, games, and sport. It is sponsored by the Sport Literature Association. Aethlon publishes poetry, fiction, juried scholarly and critical essays, and book reviews. Online entries preferred. No simultaneous submissions. See website for their editorial preferences.
| ||Aoife's Kiss|
Monthly magazine of magazine of science fiction, fantasy, and horror is open to work by emerging writers. They publish short stories, flash fiction, poetry, and illustrations. (Aoife is pronounced "EE-fah," and is Irish for "Eve.")
Brooklyn-based literary journal founded in 2009 publishes poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and visual art. Unlike many journals, they read all submissions anonymously, without seeing the author's name or bio until the piece is accepted, in order to give newcomers an equal chance. Editors say, "We feel that good writing does not know one MFA program from another. It does not know a PhD from a high school drop-out. Good writing does not know your interstate exit or your subway stop, and it does not care what you've written before. Good writing knows only story." Visit their blog for lively reflections on the current publishing scene.
| ||Asian American Literary Review|
The Asian American Literary Review is a space for writers who consider the designation "Asian American" a fruitful starting point for artistic vision and community. In showcasing the work of established and emerging writers, the journal aims to incubate dialogues and, just as importantly, open those dialogues to regional, national, and international audiences of all constituencies. They select work that is, as Marianne Moore once put it, "an expression of our needs...[and] feeling, modified by the writer's moral and technical insights." Published biannually, AALR features fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, comic art, interviews, and book reviews.
| ||Avocet, A Journal of Nature Poems|
Avocet is devoted to publishing Imagist Nature Poetry that depicts meaning through the use of precise visual images. Editors say, "We prefer nature poetry that has vivid, concrete imagery, insight and interconnectedness with nature. We avoid poems that have rhyme or metrical schemes, cliche, abstraction, and sexual overtones." Authors they admire include Wendell Berry, Mary Oliver, and Wallace Stevens. Previously published poems accepted, but no simultaneous submissions.
Badlands is an annual student-edited journal published by the Palm Desert Campus of California State University, San Bernardino. They
accept submissions of original and translated poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction in English and Spanish, as well as artwork. In addition to
general-interest submissions, the journal is currently seeking work by combat veterans of the US Armed Forces, for inclusion in several
upcoming feature sections showcasing work by
veterans. Include cover page with contact info, word and page count, title and genre of work, and brief bio (50 words). Do not include name in
submission as works are read blind. Files should be in doc, docx or pdf format. See website for online submissions form.
| ||Broken Pencil|
Toronto-based quarterly magazine and website devoted to zine culture and the independent arts. Broken Pencil reviews the best zines, books, websites, videos, and artworks from the underground and reprints the best articles from the alternative press. They also publish original fiction and interviews.
Cabinet is an award-winning quarterly magazine of art and culture that confounds expectations of what is typically meant by the words "art," "culture," and sometimes even "magazine." Like the 17th-century cabinet of curiosities to which its name alludes, Cabinet is as interested in the margins of culture as its center. Articles have included the history of failure in American culture; recipes for cooking imaginary animals; the fear of eating (and being eaten by) octopus; philosopher Slavoj Zizek's analysis of capitalism's current fascination with Buddhism; and the invention and artistic uses of the balloon. Cabinet is a print journal but sample articles are available online. Sold-out issues can also be downloaded from their website as a PDF (free for subscribers).
| ||Cider Press Review|
Contemporary poetry journal from Pennsylvania has published such authors as Joanna Catherine Scott, Simon Perchik, Philip Dacey, Diane Lockward and Sandra Kohler. They also offer a poetry manuscript contest which accepts online entries.
| ||Collective Fallout|
This literary magazine is dedicated to queer-themed sci-fi, fantasy, horror, and mystery fiction and poetry. Fiction submissions must be queer-related, and fall into one or more of the the science fiction, fantasy, horror, or mystery genres. Stories may not be longer than 10,000 words. Poetry submissions must be queer-related, both form and free verse, and of a surreal, metaphysical, or similar nature. Up to 5 poems per submission, no more than 450 total lines. No "blatant erotica", fan-fiction or "slash". Send entries as MS Word, RTF or PDF attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org. Submission periods are July 1-September 15 for the Gothic issue, November 1-January 15 for the Fantastic issue, and March 1-May 15 for the Futuristic issue.
| ||Consequence Magazine|
Consequence is a Massachusetts-based literary magazine, published annually, focusing on the culture of war in America. They accept short fiction, poetry, nonfiction, interviews, and artwork, and offer an annual poetry prize.
| ||Copper Nickel: A Journal of Art and Literature|
Copper Nickel is edited, designed, and published through a student-teacher collaboration at the University of Colorado Denver. Their submission period is August 15-April 15. They also offer an annual fiction and poetry contest. Recent contributors include Sandra Beasley, Noah Eli Gordon, Bob Hicok, Wayne Miller, Margot Schilpp, and G.C. Waldrep. This market seems most appropriate for intermediate to advanced writers.
Launched in 2012, Empirical is a literary and current affairs magazine with the openness and pioneering spirit of the Pacific Northwest. Empirical aspires for truth by boldly introducing thought-provoking points of view and new paradigms. A forum for discourse on contemporary issues, the magazine is "radically empirical" in considering the broad range of human experience. Empirical accepts previously unpublished poetry, fiction, artwork, and nonfiction (send proposals first for the latter). This is a paying market.
| ||Fairy Tale Review (The)|
This annual literary journal publishes "elegant and innovative" contemporary fairy tales in poetry and prose. Distinguished contributors
include Marina Warner, Jeanne Marie Beaumont, Cate Marvin, Joyelle McSweeney and Donna Tartt.
| ||Feminist Studies|
This scholarly journal published by the University of Maryland also accepts submissions of poetry, short fiction, personal essays and artwork, with deadlines of May 1 and December 1 annually. No simultaneous submissions. "Feminist Studies is committed to publishing an interdisciplinary body of feminist knowledge that sees intersections of gender with racial identity, sexual orientation, economic means, geographical location, and physical ability as the touchstone for our politics and our intellectual analysis. Whether work is drawn from the complex past or the shifting present, the pieces that appear in Feminist Studies address social and political issues that intimately and significantly affect women and men in the United States and around the world." Authors published in Feminist Studies since its inception in 1972 include Meena Alexander, Nicole Brossard, Jayne Cortez, Toi Derricotte, Diane Glancy, Marilyn Hacker, Lyn Hejinian, June Jordan, Audre Lorde, Cherrie Moraga, Sharon Olds, Grace Paley, Ruth Stone, and Mitsuye Yamada.
| ||Fulcrum: An Annual of Poetry & Aesthetics|
Erudite literary journal with an international focus, edited by prizewinning poets Philip Nikolayev and Katia Kapovich, aims at furthering communication between poets, critics and philosophers from different cultures and literary traditions.
| ||Ghost Town|
Launched in 2010, Ghost Town is the new literary journal of the MFA program at Cal State University San Bernardino. They are looking for fearless and inventive fiction, poetry, and narrative nonfiction. Prose should be 7,500 words maximum. They are also interested in translations, letters, cryptic found writings, illustrations, and other oddments. Reading period is September 1-February 1.
| ||Global City Review|
Based at the City College of New York, Global City Review seeks to embody that city's diversity and dynamism, with an international reach. "Edited and produced by writers, it celebrates the difficulties and possibilities of the 'global city' and other constructions of community...while honoring the subversiveness and originality of ordinary lives." Past contributors include Marilyn French, Robin Blair, Wayne Koestenbaum, and Cornelius Eady.
| ||Gutter Eloquence Magazine|
Gutter Eloquence aims to publish the best voices of the underground lit scene -- and beyond. The magazine is published bimonthly online and there is also an annual print edition in the fall. Editors say, "This zine seeks high-quality, but gutsy writing: two-fisted free verse that pulls no punches!"
| ||H.O.W. Journal|
This journal of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction and artwork raises money and awareness for the 15 million children worldwide who have been orphaned by HIV/AIDS. For each submission, they request a $5 donation that they will send to a relevant charity. H.O.W. stands for "Helping Orphans Worldwide".
| ||Hanging Loose|
Born amid the cultural ferment of 1960s Greenwich
Village, this journal has been discovering new talent
for 40 years. Star find: Sherman Alexie. Important
influences include the New York School and the
"New American Poetry" defined by the Donald Allen
anthology of that name, but the magazine is open
to a wide variety of styles and themes. Read an
interview with co-editor Mark Pawlak here.
| ||J Journal: New Writing on Justice|
This literary journal, launched in 2008, is published
by a well-regarded college in the CUNY system. J
Journal presents perspectives on contemporary
justice issues through the medium of poetry, fiction
and creative nonfiction. Contributors have included
Paul Mariani, Erika Dreifus, Randall Brown, Paul
Hostovsky and Kathryn Howd Machan.
| ||Jewish Review of Books|
Launched in 2010, this print and online journal features critical essays about religion, literature, culture, and politics, as well as fiction, poetry, and the arts.
Based at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, the literary journal jubilat aims to publish not only the best in contemporary American poetry, but to place it alongside a varied selection of reprints, found pieces, lyric prose, art, and interviews with poets and other artists. Rather than section off these varieties of work, the magazine creates a dialogue that showcases the beauty and strangeness of the ordinary, and how experiments with language and image speak in a compelling way about who we are.
| ||Kaleidoscope Magazine|
Akron-based journal exploring the experiences of disability through literature and the fine arts. They accept poetry, fiction, essays, interviews
and book reviews. Submission deadlines are March 1 and August 1 annually. The editors say: "Unique to the field of disability studies, this
award-winning publication expresses the experiences of disability from the perspective of individuals, families, healthcare professionals, and
society as a whole. The material chosen for Kaleidoscope challenges and overcomes stereotypical, patronizing, and sentimental attitudes
about disability. Although content always focuses on a particular aspect of disability, writers with and without disabilities are welcome to
submit their work."
| ||Kartika Review|
Kartika Review publishes literary fiction, poetry,
and essays that endeavor to expand and
enhance the mainstream perception of Asian
American creative writing. The journal also
publishes book reviews, literary criticism, author
interviews, and artwork. They focus on works
relevant to the Asian Diaspora or authored by
individuals of Asian descent. Issues can be
read for free as PDF files on their website, or
purchased as hard copies.
Published by Firewheel Editions, Kugelmass is a twice-yearly journal of literary humor. They publish short fiction and essays, 1,000-4,000
words. Enter through their online submission manager. Editors say, "We like things that are funny. Think George Saunders and David
Sedaris and Woody Allen and Jack Handey and Bill Bryson. We're also believers that funny can be sad and poignant and gritty and
whimsical. We like when funny gets dark or ambiguously inappropriate."
| ||Kyoto Journal|
Founded in 1987, this English-language quarterly based in Japan publishes thought-provoking writings and visual explorations that dispel stereotypical views of Asia, for a worldwide readership. See website for submission guidelines for poetry, prose, and artwork. Recent themed issues have included "Unbound: Gender in Asia" and "Transience: Dwelling in the Moment".
| ||Los Angeles Review|
Los Angeles Review, an imprint of the prestigious literary publisher Red Hen Press, features poetry, short fiction, essays, memoirs, commentary, reviews, and translations. Each issue is dedicated to a contemporary writer or cultural leader; honorees have included Ishmael Reed, Eloise Klein Healy, Judy Grahn, and Bruce Holland Rogers.
| ||MAKE: A Chicago Literary Magazine|
Biannual print journal of poetry, literary prose, articles and interviews. Contributors have included Joyelle McSweeney, Eula Biss, Gabriel Gudding, and Joe Meno. See website for upcoming themed issues. Editors say, "Chicago is a storyteller's city, and MAKE is the story's magazine. Chock full of fiction, poetry, essays, art, and reviews, MAKE is substantial in both feel and scope. MAKE expands on the Chicago tradition to entertain and to inform."
| ||Mary: A Literary Quarterly|
This print and online journal showcases Queer/Gay writings of artistic merit. Submissions of poetry, fiction, and essays are accepted by email. Maximum 5,000 words per piece. Contributors have included Tom Cardamone, Christopher Hennessy, Michael Montlack, and Sarah Sarai.
This quarterly journal founded in 1940 is committed to publishing the best of new writing in Australia. Meanjin also gives wide coverage to issues of global concern. It is an imprint of Melbourne University Publishing. The journal's name, pronounced Mee-an-jin, is derived from an Aboriginal word for the finger of land on which central Brisbane sits.
| ||Military Experience and the Arts|
This organization's mission is to bridge the gap between military and civilian cultures through creative expression and scholarship. The site includes resources to help veterans write their personal stories. MEA publishes three magazines: The Blue Falcon, a journal of military fiction; Blue Streak, a journal of military poetry; and the Journal of Military Experience, an interdisciplinary scholarly periodical. See website for their calls for submissions.
| ||Missouri Review|
Prestigious journal that offers large literary prizes. We especially enjoy their fiction selections.
| ||New Letters|
Publishing for over 70 years, this prestigious literary quarterly from the University of Missouri-Kansas City features a broad spectrum of poetry, fiction and essays by emerging and established writers. Past contributors have included May Sarton, J.D. Salinger, Marianne Moore, Joyce Carol Oates, Tess Gallagher and Richard Wright. See their website for audio archives from their radio program, New Letters on the Air, and rules for their annual writing contests.
| ||New Millennium Writings|
Handsomely designed literary journal with a diverse aesthetic, encompassing magical realism, mainstream fiction, memoirs, essays and poetry.
| ||North Central Review|
Published by North Central College in Illinois, this journal seeks submissions of creative writing by undergraduate students. Deadlines are February 15 and October 15 annually. Students may submit up to 5 poems and 2 pieces of prose per issue. No piece should exceed 5,000 words in length. Include proof of undergraduate status (.edu email address or photocopied student ID without number). Online entries accepted.
| ||Oyez Review|
Oyez Review is the student-run literary journal of Roosevelt University in Chicago, publishing poetry, literary fiction and nonfiction, and original artwork. Well-known contributors have inclued Barry Ballard, Ace Boggess, Gaylord Brewer, Moira Egan, and John Surowiecki. Authors of narrative free verse, prose-poems, and magical realism may find this journal a particularly good fit. Reading period August 1-October 1; no simultaneous submissions.
| ||Pavement Saw|
Offbeat, experimental journal with a sense of humor. Pavement Saw Press also publishes innovative poetry books and chapbooks that get good reviews. See website for their contests.
Founded in 1971, this prestigious literary journal makes its home at Emerson College in Boston. Submissions are accepted June 1-January 15. They publish mainly poetry and literary fiction, with a small amount of creative nonfiction. Ploughshares is a paying market. See website for print and online submission guidelines.
| ||PMS: poemmemoirstory|
Based in Birmingham, Alabama, PMS is an annual journal of creative writing by women. Submissions must be received between January 1 and March 31. Send 1-5 poems, or maximum 15 pages (4,300 words) of prose. Notable authors published in PMS include Edwidge Danticat, Ruth Stone, and Molly Peacock.
| ||Quick Brown Fox: The Literary Journal of the Five Colleges|
Launched in 2010, QBF publishes poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and artwork by students at the Five Colleges in Western Massachusetts: Smith, Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and U Mass Amherst. Editors say, "We seek to bridge the barriers between the colleges and to promote our generation's voice by providing students with space for writing, discussion, and a collaborative intellectual experience."
| ||Quiddity: International Literary Journal & Public-Radio Program|
Quiddity is a literary journal published by Springfield College-Benedictine University in Illinois. Contributors to the journal may also be invited to read their work and be interviewed about the writing process on Illinois Public Radio, an NPR affiliate. Links to samples of these broadcasts are available on their website. Contributors have included Douglas A. Blackmon, Dan Guillory, and Martin Willitts, Jr.
| ||Sentence: A Journal of Prose Poetics|
Critically acclaimed prose-poem journal from Firewheel Editions has published such authors as Russell Edson, Beckian Fritz Goldberg, kari
edwards. Jamey Dunham's 'Urban Myth' from the first issue was selected for Best American Poetry 2005.
| ||Sinister Wisdom|
Sinister Wisdom is a multicultural lesbian literary and art journal that publishes three issues each year. Publishing since 1976, Sinister Wisdom works to create a multicultural, multi-class lesbian space. Sinister Wisdom seeks to open, consider and advance the exploration of lesbian community issues. Sinister Wisdom recognizes the power of language to reflect our diverse experiences and to enhance our ability to develop critical judgment as lesbians evaluating our community and our world.
| ||Southern California Review|
This literary journal from the University of Southern California accepts submissions year-round, by postal mail only. Send 1-3 unpublished
poems or one story or essay, maximum 8,000 words. Editors say, "We do consider genre work (horror, mystery, romance, and sci-fi) if it
transcends the boundaries of the genre." They also occasionally publish one-act or ten-page plays, scenes, and monologues, and scenes
This literary journal is published twice a year by the small poetry press Tebot Bach. Submissions of poetry, interviews, and articles should be
made online only. Award-winning poet Susan Terris became editor in 2011. As with her previous journal, RUNES, most issues of Spillway will
be themed; see website for updates.
| ||Sport Literate|
This literary journal publishes creative nonfiction and poetry that explores sports and leisure pastimes. Personal essays, travelogues, first-person journalism, interviews, and humor are welcome. No fiction. See website for their annual contest.
| ||spunk [arts] magazine|
Founded in NYC in 2003, this journal features original artwork and memoir-style writings revolving around the arts, with a special interest in queer culture.
| ||St. Katherine Review|
St. Katherine Review is a literary journal launched in 2011 at St. Katherine College, an Orthodox Christian university in California. Founding editors include such notable writers as Scott Cairns and Kathleen Norris. They accept poetry, short fiction, creative nonfiction, book reviews, and critical essays. Enter by email. No simultaneous submissions.
This well-regarded journal of literary fiction and creative nonfiction, founded in 1975, was acquired in 2008 by Rutgers University-Camden.
SQ pays $150-$200 for accepted submissions, 8,000 words maximum. Enter online only. They seek to publish both prominent and first-time
authors in every issue.
Literary magazine from the University of Florida pays $1,000 for short fiction, $500 flash fiction, $100 poetry. Simultaneous submissions accepted for prose but not poetry. Past contributors include Steve Almond, Charles Wright, D.A. Powell, Anne Carson, and Billy Collins. Read editors' preferences on website before submitting. Best for authors with some professional publication credits.
| ||The Bad Version|
The Bad Version, a print and online journal, is produced by a group of recent Harvard grads, who met during their time at The Advocate and The Crimson. They publish essays, fiction, and poetry, and all of their published pieces have responses to them that comment on the piece, challenge it, and further its ideas. The idea is that the pieces are "bad versions", the initial conversation starter that gets a dialogue going. Editors say, "We picture The Bad Version as a snapshot of an ever-evolving conversation."
| ||The Cafe Review|
Founded in 1989, The Cafe Review is a quarterly journal of poetry, art and reviews that is based in Portland, Maine. Contributors have included Paul Muldoon and Taylor Mali.
| ||The Centrifugal Eye|
Available in both print and online versions (via Issuu viewer), this bimonthly journal combines cutting-edge contemporary poetry and original artwork.
| ||The Common|
Launched in 2011, this biannual journal of literary prose, poetry and photography is subtitled "a modern sense of place". It is affiliated with Amherst College in Massachusetts. The editorial board includes well-known authors such as Richard Wilbur, Mary Jo Salter, and Honor Moore. Editors say, "The Common publishes fiction, essays, poetry, documentary vignettes, and images that embody particular times and places both real and imagined; from deserts to teeming ports; from Winnipeg to Beijing; from Earth to the Moon: literature and art powerful enough to reach from there to here."
| ||The Cresset|
Valparaiso University literary journal considers the arts and culture from a Christian perspective. They accept submissions of poetry, essays and book reviews.
| ||The Dos Passos Review|
The Dos Passos Review, a publication of Briery Creek Press, seeks literary prose or poetry that demonstrates characteristics found in the work of John Dos Passos, such as an intense and original exploration of specifically American themes; an innovative quality; and a range of literary forms, especially in the genres of fiction and creative nonfiction. Reading periods are April 1-July 31 for Fall Issue, February 1- March 30 for Spring Issue.
| ||The Greensboro Review|
The Greensboro Review is the literary journal of the University of North Carolina Greensboro. They accept submissions of unpublished fiction (maximum 25 double-spaced pages) and poetry (maximum 10 single-spaced pages per submission). Online entries are accepted through Submishmash. Deadlines are February 15 and September 15 annually; late entries will be held for the next issue. They also offer the annual Robert Watson Literary Prizes in fiction and poetry.
| ||The Healing Muse|
This annual literary journal is published by the Center for Bioethics and Humanities at Upstate Medical University, a branch of the SUNY system. They accept unpublished fiction, poetry, narratives, essays, memoirs and visual art, particularly but not exclusively focusing on themes of medicine, illness, disability and healing.
| ||The New Criterion|
High-modernist journal of arts and culture is a bastion of the New Formalist movement in poetry.
| ||The New Republic|
Left-leaning journal of politics and opinion also
publishes poetry. Culture section is particularly good.
| ||The Open Face Sandwich|
Brilliantly deranged literary journal of innovative prose and found texts. Highlights from the first issue include a short memoir by Ariana Reines, excerpts from the unpublished novels of Hortense Caruthers (an author so reclusive that she may not exist), and lovely photos of Atlanta roadkill.
| ||The Raintown Review|
Semiannual journal of formal poetry, literary criticism
and translations. Founded by Harvey Stanbrough,
The Raintown Review has published such authors as
William Baer, Annie Finch, Joseph Salemi and
| ||The View From Here|
Down-to-earth, witty literary magazine features author interviews, book reviews, flash fiction, cartoons, news and events. Their editors hail from the US, England and Australia, allowing them to introduce overseas audiences to new authors and publications worth watching.
| ||The Vocabula Review|
The Vocabula Review strives to celebrate the opulence and elegance of the English language, while educating readers about common errors in grammar, spelling, and rhetoric. This monthly journal features poems, essays, book reviews, and word puzzles.
| ||THEM: A Trans* Lit Journal|
THEM is a literary journal specializing in creative writing by authors who identify as transgender. All genres accepted, including poetry, mainstream and genre fiction, nonfiction, experimental and cross-genre work.
| ||Thumbnail Magazine|
Thumbnail Magazine is a print and online journal of flash prose. They publish short-short fiction and essays, and craft pieces about writing in these genres. The online edition accepts submissions year-round, while the print edition, guest-edited by prominent writers, has a limited submission period. Visit their Facebook page for free themed contests. Editor Michael Dean Anthony says, "We're looking for original imagery and clear meaning in a short compass; precision craft that conveys its essence, in brief, with impact and resonance."
| ||Transition Magazine|
This literary and cultural journal was founded by Ugandan writer Rajat Neogy in 1961, and re-launched in 1991 by the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute at Harvard University. Transition publishes poetry, fiction, and essays from and about Africa and the African diaspora.
Versal is the literary journal of wordsinhere, an international collective of writers, based in the Netherlands. Visit their blog for the editors' thoughts about their submission review process and the wide(ning) aesthetic that Versal seeks out. Contributors have included Peter Shippy, Jennifer Chapis, and Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé.
| ||Vestal Review|
This journal of flash fiction publishes both online and print editions. Vestal Review pays 3-10 cents per word for accepted stories.
Submissions should be 500 words maximum and have a plot.
| ||War, Literature & the Arts|
Handsome literary journal published by the English Department at the US Air Force Academy features writing by well-known authors such as Philip Caputo, Andre Dubus and Carolyn Forche.
| ||West Branch|
West Branch, the literary journal of Bucknell University in Pennsylvania, publishes poetry, short fiction, essays, poetry book reviews, and translations. Reading period is August 15-April 15. Enter through online submission manager. This is a paying market.
| ||Wild Apples: A Journal of Nature, Art, and Inquiry|
Wild Apples is a twice-yearly journal of writing and visual art. Taking its name and inspiration from Henry David Thoreau's essay, "Wild Apples," the journal brings together the work of artists and writers who are connected by the common threads of care for the environment, engagement in social concerns, and commitment to the arts and the way they shape our world. This is a print journal but selections are available online for free download as a PDF file.
| ||Women's Review of Books|
This influential bimonthly tabloid-format periodical is devoted to reviewing books by and about women. They are mainly interested in women's studies books, poetry, and literary prose. They also publish author interviews, photography, and original poetry. Women's Review of Books is published by the Wellesley Centers for Women at Wellesley College, in collaboration with Old City Publishing in Philadelphia, PA.
| ||Words Magazine|
British magazine for emerging writers offers quarterly contests on selected themes, plus an annual fiction contest for members of UK trade unions. Entry fees support charitable organizations.
| ||World Literature Today|
Published by the University of Oklahoma, this bimonthly journal features book reviews and essays about contemporary literature from around the world.
| ||Yuan Yang: A Journal of Hong Kong and International Writing|
International English-language literary journal based in Hong Kong accepts submissions of unpublished poetry, fiction, and essays, by mail
or email. Yuan Yang is a publication of the University of Hong Kong.