Written by S. Kalekar May 15th, 2023

35 Print Magazines that Publish Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry

These magazines accept fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, and they publish in print. Most of them also have an electronic version. Some magazines pay writers. They accept a mix of literary and genre works. Most, but not all, of these are open for submissions now. They’re listed in no particular order.

The Helix

The magazine is affiliated with Central Connecticut State College. They publish fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and art. Length guidelines are 250-3,000 words for fiction, up to 3,000 words for nonfiction, and up to 4 poems. They publish three online and one print issue a year. The deadline is 30 May 2023. Details here and here.

14 magazine
This is an annual poetry magazine. Poems must be 14 lines long, excluding the title; send up to 3 poems. Their reading period is 1 April to 30 June each year. Details here.

Chaotic Merge
They publish fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, plays and screenplays, and short films. “We seek work that is adventurous and test the border of art and structure. Don’t be afraid to mess with everything you have ever learned.” Send fiction and nonfiction of up to 5,000 words, or up to 3 poems. The deadline for long fiction (5,000 words) is 31st May 2023; the deadline for other genres is 30 June 2023. Details here and here.

Split Lip Magazine
They publish online monthly and in print annually – flash fiction, short stories, memoir, poetry, and art, as well as interviews and reviews (for interviews and reviews, query first via webform – see guidelines). Fee-free submissions are sometimes closed earlier, if their Submittable cap is reached. Fee-free submissions for all writers are in May, August, September, and November. Send up to 3,000 words for fiction, up to 2,000 words for memoir, or one poem. Pay is $75 for web contributions, $5/page for print, $50 for interviews/reviews, and $25 for mini-reviews for their web issues. Fee-free submissions for Black writers are open till end-May. Details here and here.

Baltimore Review
They publish fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Length guidelines are up to 5,000 words for prose, and up to 3 poems. For nonfiction, they have detailed guidelines, including, “we look for … an apparent and deeper subject, a well-told story, and the sense that the writer has spent considerable time exploring the subject and making connections outside personal experience—to subjects such as current events and social issues, history, science, politics, religion, the arts—and demonstrating fresh insight. CNF involves telling true stories about people and events using narrative techniques, with a careful attention to language.” Please see their Submittable for more. They pay $50. They sometimes cap submissions, and close earlier than the deadline, which is 31 May 2023. Details here and here.

This US-based magazine publishes true personal gardening stories – “the absolute best true stories of gardeners from all across the country.” They have detailed guidelines, including, “Calling all experienced gardening writers—we seek gardening stories that are true and personal, expressive and thoughtful, and humorous and witty. We focus on the human, not the how-to, side of gardening, so your story should be entertaining, moving, unexpected, touching, and funny—a heartfelt story you would tell a friend or family member.” They want work of 600-1,500 words, and pay $150. The deadline is 18 May 2023. Details here.

They are reading for their first issue, and plan to have two issues a year. You can read about the magazine here. They will publish fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, and photography. Their guidelines say, “It’s a space for our contributors to explore and celebrate the plant and flower filled landscape we live in (understanding that plants and flowers are part of life’s bigger picture, a synthesis and celebration of many arts and sciences) It will publish contemporary fiction and poetry, alongside incisive and erudite essays, and features. We are open to both experimental and traditional forms of writing, anything that’s meaningful, surprising, felt. We like humour, and enjoy satire, ‘fake non-fiction, open letters and the weird and quirky. … We are open to publishing extracts from existing books and collections.

At the moment we are on the hunt for non-fiction long-form essays (c.2,500 words) that highlight unorthodox ends of  the spectra — mad theories, eccentric gardeners, under-appreciated botanists, and fascinating horticultural tales in need of a new readership.” Send fiction up to 4,000 words, nonfiction 800-2,500 words. Please note, this is not a gardening magazine. Details here and here.


This is UK-based journal of fiction and poetry, and they are reading for Issue 10. They want fiction of up to 1,500 words, and up to 3 poems. The deadline is 31 May 2023. Details here.

Reed Magazine
This magazine is affiliated with San José State University. Non-contest (general) fiction, nonfiction, and poetry submissions are accepted from 1st June to 1st October. They also publish artwork, and translations. Send up to 5,000 words of prose, or up to 5 poems. Details here.

They want fiction, nonfiction, poetry, fun stuff, as well as pitches for articles and interviews. They accept writing by women. Some of the columns are for subscribers only, and some are open to all. They have detailed guidelines for each genre, please read them carefully. Deadline for the Poison theme is 5th June, for fiction and poetry; deadline for the 1953 theme (about things that happened during that year) for nonfiction is 10th July; deadline for various special columns/features and other work for the next issue is 10th July 2023. “We pay for everything we publish in Mslexia, aside from some uncommissioned pieces in the ‘forum’ section of the magazine. Fees start at £30”. Details here and here.

Confingo Magazine
Their website says, “Twice a year we publish a collection of new short fiction, poetry and art from around the world in a beautifully produced, print-only magazine. … Stories may be in any style or genre but should not exceed 5,000 words in length. Poems (maximum of three) should be no longer than 50 lines. Artwork must be available in high-res suitable for printing to A5.” They publish two issues a year. Payment is £20. Details here.

This is a biannual print journal, affiliated with Tabor’s Creative Writing and Communication program. They are reading fiction, nonfiction, and poetry on the Childhood theme. Send prose of up to 3,500 words, and poetry up to 50 lines. The deadline is 30 June 2023. Details here.

The Other Side of Hope: Journeys in Refugee and Immigrant Literature
They publish fiction, poetry, and art from refugees, asylum seekers, and immigrants only; these are unthemed. Nonfiction and book reviews are open to all, and the theme for those is migration. They’re reading submissions for their third issue; and, “A.M. Heath Literary Agency will offer 1-2-1s to 6 of our vol.3 contributors​​.” Pay is £100 for print, £50 for online contributions, and £300 for art; asylum seekers get gift cards. The deadline is 31 May 2023. Details here.

They publish three themed issues a year. They accept short stories (up to 20 pages), essays, poetry (up to 3), and art. Their upcoming theme is The Magic of Light and Shadow, and the deadline is 1 July 2023; they have other themes too, with later deadlines. Only writers outside of the US can submit by email, US-based writers have to post their submissions. They pay $10-25. The deadline for this theme is 1 July 2023. Details here.

Able Muse
They publish metrical poetry and poetry translation, along with art, fiction, and nonfiction (essays, book reviews, and interviews that focus on metrical and formal poetry). Send up to 5 poems, or prose up to 5,000 words. Their annual submission period is 1 January to 15 July. They generally publish one issue per year. Details here.

Prairie Fire
This Canadian magazine publishes fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, and they have a special call on the ‘Haunted – Things that Keep You Up At Night’ theme. Also, the magazine “encourages submissions from LGBTQI2S writers, BIPOC writers, differently-abled writers, and all who are otherwise affected by structural inequality.” They pay CAD0.10/word for prose up to CAD250, and CAD40/poem for their print issues. The submission deadline is 26 May 2023. Details here (theme) and here (payment rates).

Thimble Literary Magazine
This is a quarterly journal. Their website says, “Thimble Literary Magazine is primarily a poetry journal, but we happily publish plenty of short prose and art. We are not looking for anything in particular in terms of form or style, but that it speaks to the reader or writer in some way.” Send 2-4 poems, or up to 1,200 words of fiction, creative nonfiction, or hybrid works. They have a limited print run. They are open for submissions February, March, May, June, August, September, November, and December. Details here.

Seaside Gothic
They publish seaside gothic literature – fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, of up to 1,000 words, and visual submissions. Their website says, there are three criteria that define seaside gothic literature: work that is led by emotion, not reason; it addresses duality—land and sea, love and hate, the beautiful and the grotesque—to reflect the structures that line the coast; it connects to the edge, living on the seaside either literally or figuratively, and has one foot in the water and the other on solid ground. They pay £0.01/word. They have listed their submission periods, and the next one is 10-16 July 2023. Details here.

Blue Unicorn
Their website says, “Blue Unicorn looks for poems that you couldn’t possibly confuse with prose. That distinctiveness may come from form–we welcomed rhyme and meter when these tools were all but banished elsewhere. But the kick can come just as well (or also) from original imagery, gleaming sensory description, or the imaginative handling of idea. … We also take translations, always looking for less familiar poets and languages, and the occasional piece of art.” The magazine has been publishing since 1977. Contributors get two copies, and their six annual Pushcart Prize nominees receive honoraria of $50 each. Details here.

Their website says, “Presence is a haiku magazine, specialising in publishing high quality haiku, senryu, tanka, haibun and related poetry. It appears 3 times per year. Each issue is typically 110-130 A5 pages, and contains articles on haiku practice and book reviews in addition to the poetry.” And, “Please send only one set of submissions per issue in any particular poetic form. Haiku and tanka should contain up to 10 poems in each set.” For the July issue, the submission deadline is 31 May 2023. Details here.

This prestigious magazine accepts submissions of nonfiction only, of 1,000-5,000 words. They publish twice annually and have two reading periods, during April and October. They pay $55-685.
Details here (scroll down to Submissions) and here.

This is a print-only magazine of short stories – they publish work up to 4,000 words, and they pay. Watch for their next submission period. Details here.

Mystery Tribune
They publish mystery fiction (3,000-6,000 words for print), including translated work, as well as nonfiction (commissioned, for print), art, and photography. And, “Unsolicited non-fiction or flash fiction contributions to our submission system are automatically considered for our website or our mobile apps, and if accepted, are unpaid.” They have a print and an online version, and short stories will be considered for both, unless otherwise specified. Details here and here.

Dreams & Nightmares
They publish poetry, fiction, and art. The editor says, “I print primarily poetry, but also publish a small amount of short fiction. The genres of fantasy and SF are preferred. I am interested in experimental formats and content, and prefer fantastic horror a la Lovecraft or Blackwood to the blood and gore type. Any SF or fantasy is appropriate if it isn’t sappy or trite. If your poem rhymes, be sure that the rhymes are not forced, and that the meter is consistent.
The magazine consists of 24 digest-sized pages with card-stock cover. Publication is thrice yearly”. They accept up to two pages of written work, but prefer up to one page. Details here.

The Stinging Fly
This Irish magazine accepts submissions from around the world. “We currently accept submissions in the following four categories: short fiction; novel extracts; non-fiction; poetry. Writers may only submit work to us under one category per submission period. Graphic fiction and non-fiction submissions are welcome.” They pay €40-1,200. Their next submission period is 16-31 May 2023. Details here.

The Susquehanna Review
This is an annual international undergraduate journal by students at Susquehanna University. They only accept work from individuals who are undergraduates in a university or collegiate institution at the time of submission. They publish fiction, nonfiction, poetry, translations, and art. Except for translations, all work will appear in their print as well as online issues. Details here and here.

Gray’s Sporting Journal
This is a magazine about hunting and fishing, and they publish articles on those topics. They also have a feature called Yarns, which is campfire tales – fact or fiction, of 750-1,500 words. They also publish some poetry. Pay is an average of $600 for Yarns, and poems pay $100. Features for the magazine pay more. Details here.

3Elements Literary Review
They accept writing that integrates their prompts – for the upcoming issue, the words are Curfew, Transplant, and Howl – all three words have to be used in the writing. “We especially like edgy writing that offers insight into darkness. We prefer character-driven stories as opposed to plot-driven ones. We want to read a story that makes us feel edified or philosophical or amused or creeped out or angry or melancholy or inspired or, best yet, all of these things together. We want to read a story we simply cannot put down.” Send up to 3,500 words of fiction or nonfiction, or up to 2 pages of poetry. They also accept art and photography. They have ongoing submissions, with cut-off dates for issues; for the summer issue, the deadline is 31 May 2023. Details here.

The Four Faced Liar
This is a new print journal; they published their first issue in January 2023. They publish creative nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and art. Pay is €100-200. Watch for their next submission period on Twitter. Details here.

Dell Magazines: Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine
This premier mystery magazine publishes all kinds of mysteries. “We publish every kind of mystery short story: the psychological suspense tale, the deductive puzzle, the private eye case—the gamut of crime and detection from the realistic (including the policeman’s lot and stories of police procedure) to the more imaginative (including “locked rooms” and “impossible crimes”). We need hard-boiled stories as well as “cozies,” but we are not interested in explicit sex or violence. We do not want true detective or crime stories. We are especially happy to review first stories by authors who have never before published fiction professionally. Please indicate in your cover letter if your submission is eligible for the Department of First Stories.” Their preferred range for stories is 2,500-8,000 words. They pay $0.05-$0.08/word. Details here and here.

TTA Press: InterZone
Their website says, “Interzone is always open to unsolicited submissions of fantastika of between 2,000 and 17,500 words”. They pay (EUR) 1.5¢ per word. Details here.

Wyldblood Magazine
They publish speculative fiction, nonfiction, and art. They are open for nonfiction and art queries now. Pay is $0.01/word for nonfiction. Details here.

Spaceports & Spidersilk
This is “a print magazine for younger readers [8-9 on up through 89]. It features short stories, poems, and art, as well as brief essays on science and the environment, interviews, quizzes, contests, [and, quite frankly, anything else that is genre-oriented and will help encourage the younger generation to read…and to dream, especially about going to the stars]. We at Spaceports & Spidersilk hope that younger writers and artists, as well as adults, will submit their work.” Send fiction up to 3,000 words, nonfiction up to 800 words, and poetry up to 25 lines. They publish thrice yearly. Details here.

The Paris Review
They accept unsolicited submissions of prose in March and September and unsolicited submissions of poetry in January, April, July, and October. They also accept translations. Usually, their Submittable capacity is reached early on and they continue to accept postal submissions for the duration of the submission month. Details here.

They publish fiction in any genre as well as nonfiction, or 1,500-5,000 words. “We have a particular interest in writing which reflects on science as an artistic and emotional endeavour, or about forgotten, marginalised, or currently underrepresented scientists. Although our core interest is in natural sciences, we will also consider pieces involving related areas such as medicine, engineering, technology, and social sciences.” Details here.

Bio: S. Kalekar is the pseudonym of a regular contributor to this magazine. She can be reached here.


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