Written by S. Kalekar May 27th, 2024

35 Print Literary Journals that Publish Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry

These literary magazines and journals publish fiction, nonfiction, and poetry in print. Most also publish some work online. Not all of them are open now, but many are. A few calls are themed. Some of the magazines pay writers.

A Public Space
This magazine publishes fiction, nonfiction (including memoir and long-form cultural criticism), poetry, and translations. For prose, they also publish excerpts from longer works. The deadline is 31 May 2024. Details here. (They also offer fellowships for early-career writers and editors, which are currently closed, but which you can read about here.)

Salt Hill

They publish fiction, poetry, nonfiction, translations, interviews, and art. They are affiliated with Syracuse University. Their website says, they publish work “by people at various stages in their literary and artistic careers. We publish new and emerging writers alongside those with long, illustrious careers in the literary arts.” They’re currently open for art and nonfiction – “We accept a wide-range of creative nonfiction. Currently, we are especially interested in memoir and essay forms. Please do not send us work that exceeds 30 pages before querying us first.” Details here and here.

This is a Dublin-based journal. Their website says, “Profiles welcomes character-driven fiction and non-fiction — both original works and works in translation — under 5,000 words.
We’re interested in publishing character studies. We love writing that channels the author’s insatiable curiosity about other people (or their talent for self-reflection), is empathetic without bordering on apologia, and shows human nature as it is, not necessarily as it should be.” Pay is €200 for non-commissioned writers and translators (see here). Submit by 4 June 2024. Details here.

Their website says, they’re “particularly keen to promote the works of those who are at the beginning of their literary careers. However, they also welcome submissions from writers and artists who have been published before and feature widely-known creatives in each issue as well.” They accept fiction, nonfiction, poetry, translations, drama, as well as (themed) artwork. Submission is via a form. They pay £3. They plan to reopen for submissions on 1 July 2024. Details here.

Channel Magazine
This Ireland-based magazine publishes fiction and poetry, for which they have submission periods; non-fiction (which is considered for both online and print) is considered on an ongoing basis. They have detailed guidelines, including, “We love work that speaks directly of a writer’s bond with and fear for our planet, and work that takes a local landscape, or a local flower, as its subject; equally, though, we love work that draws on an aspect of nature as setting, image or metaphor. We believe that all writing relies to some extent on historical engagement with nature, in that all human language has been shaped by our embeddedness in our shared environments.” For fiction and poetry, the deadline is 20 June 2024. They accept submissions in English and Irish. Pay is €35 per printed page, up to €250 per piece and with a minimum fee of €50 for single-page works. For work published online, they pay €35 per 400 words, up to a maximum of €250 per piece and with a minimum fee of €50. Details here.

Space & Time
They accept speculative fiction (up to 5,000 words preferred), poetry, and art. For fiction, they want “Broken boundaries, blown minds and new horizons. Science fiction, fantasy, horror, steampunk, magical realism—we look for work with a speculative element. Creative hybrids welcome. If you can combine horror, science fiction and fantasy into one compelling plot, you’ve caught our attention.” They want submissions on the ‘Solution Revolution’ theme for their next reading period, which is 15-30 June 2024. They pay. Details here and here.

Their website says, “redrosethorns began with a simple core belief, that feminism is about empowerment.” They want writing (up to 3,000 words) and art on the Rebellion/Conformity theme for their annual print magazine. The deadline Is 30 June 2024. Details here.

Sonder Magazine
Sonder is a Dublin-based print journal. Their tagline is ‘Supporting New Voices’. About who is eligible to submit, they say, “Writers submitting work should not have had a full collection or work published; this does not include the publication of single poems, stories or chapbooks. If you have had single poems or stories published, you are still eligible to submit.” And, “Sonder is all about bringing different perspectives together. Everyone is wildly and magically different, yet there is still a universality that draws us all together. We are about reflecting those differences and, ultimately, what it is that brings us together.” They are accepting creative nonfiction, flash fiction, and short fiction on the ‘Need’ theme. They pay €300. Submission is via a form. The submission deadline is 31 May 2024. Details here.

This is a print journal for 50-word fiction. They publish quarterly, and have themed issues. They will reopen for submissions on 1st June 2024. Details here and here

The London Magazine
This is a UK-based literary magazine in print and online; they accept submissions of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry; they charge a fee for general unsolicited submissions, and they also have fee-free submission dates which are listed on their guidelines page (the upcoming fee-free submission date is 31 May 2024). They pay. (Apart from that, their editor has recently also issued a pitch call for essays – send only pitches for this call, not unsolicited submissions – they want “argumentative essays that examine literature and the places it intersects with wider culture.” There is no submission fee for these essays. See the pitch call here.)


This is a thrice-yearly magazine of poetry and short fiction based in Leeds, and you can read about it here. Send up to 3 pieces of fiction totalling up to 1,500 words combined, or 3 poems. The deadline is 31 May 2024. Submission is via a form. Details here.

The Pig’s Back
This is an Ireland-based journal. Their website says, “Though we have a particular interest in writing from the northwest, we are eager to read work from all across Ireland, and beyond. Our main aim is to provide opportunities for those voices who have yet to be discovered, to help them define themselves and guide them in their careers.” They publish fiction and nonfiction, of 3,000-5,000 words. They do not accept poetry. Pay is €300. Watch for their next submission period. Details here.

The Cincinnati Review
This literary magazine accepts fiction, fiction translations, literary nonfiction, poetry, poetry translations, and art. They also have a weekly online Flash feature called miCRo. See their editors’ preferences. They accept online submissions only, except from writers with disabilities or those who are incarcerated. They open for print journal submissions at the beginning of September, December, and May, and will accept submissions until a cap is reached. For miCRo, submissions are usually ongoing, with temporary closures. For print, length guidelines are: fiction up to 40 pages, non-fiction up to 20 pages, and up to 5 poems. Pay is $25/page for prose and $30/page for poetry in the print journal; and $25 for miCRo contributions. Details here and here.

Slippery Elm Literary Journal
This print journal publishes fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and visual art. It is affiliated with The University of Findlay. Send up to 5,000 words of prose, or up to 3 poems. General submissions are fee-free, and contests have a fee attached. Watch for their next submission period. Details here.

Weird Horror Magazine
They publish horror and weird fiction. They also accept translations. “We are seeking horror and weird fiction from 500 to 5,000 words, firm.  Query first if your story is over 5,000 words. We are a home for the strange, the macabre, the eerie, the esoteric, the fabulist, and the gothic. The darkly numinous. The odd.  We are not interested in extreme horror. Do not send science fiction or fantasy.” Payment is $0.02/word, up to $100. They will reopen for submissions during 2-15 September 2024. Their submission form will open during the submission period. Details here.

The Stinging Fly
This respected Irish print journal publishes short fiction, novel extracts, nonfiction, and poetry. They pay €45 per magazine page, but with a minimum/maximum payment of €300/€1200 for fiction and nonfiction, €150 for flash Fiction/shorter essays (1 – 2 pages), and €40-60/poem.  The deadline is 29 May 2024 for the Winter 2024 issue. Submission is via a portal. Details here.  

The MacGuffin
This magazine is affiliated with Schoolcraft College. They publish fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and art; send prose of up to 5,000 words, or up to 5 poems. Their submission period is 1 September to 30 June. Details here and here.

The Echo: Teen Art & Lit Mag
They publish work by writers ages 13-19 from around the world. They want memoirs, short stories and flash fiction in any genre, poetry, critical essays, short scripts, art, and photography. They’re reading work on the Mysteries & Magic theme until 31 May 2024. Details here and here.

NōD Magazine
This magazine is published by the University of Calgary. They publish poetry, prose, and visual art, and will reopen on 1st June 2024 for submissions. Details here.

This is a journal of poems, translations, and flash fiction/nonfiction (up to 500 words). Regular submissions to are open 1 March – 30 June 2024, or until monthly caps are reached. They also accept translations – see here. Their general submission guidelines page is here. Submit here.

Baltimore Review

They publish fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Some editor preferences are in the bios on their Staff page. Work collected online is published in an annual print issue. Send up to 5,000 words for prose, or up to 3 poems. Pay is $50 (via a gift certificate or PayPal, if preferred). The deadline is 31 May 2024. Details here and here.

Kennings Literary Journal
This literary magazine is affiliated with Hanover College. They publish fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, digital art, physical art, photography, and other media. They are currently closed to submissions. Details here.

Poetry Magazine
This magazine is run by the Poetry Foundation. They accept poetry, translations, and poetry-related prose submissions, as well as special features (archival and contemporary portfolios, digital archive pitching – for poem guides, poem collections, and samplers). They pay $10/line of poetry (minimum $300), and $150/page of prose. The deadline is 15 June 2024. Details here and here

They have a print and online magazine; see here. For the print magazine, they have various themes, including Litro World Series: Democracy (deadline extended to 14 June 2024), and Money – The Currency of our Lives (deadline 25 June 2024). They also have other features/themes/opportunities listed, including for Litro Live (for work performed on stage), fee-free and fee-based submissions for Crayon Magazine for graphic arts and literature, and several online features – they are currently having issues on their submittable and are asking that users submit via info@litro.co.uk and cc submissions@litro.co.uk. They are also ask submitters to include in the subject line which issue they are submitting to.

This journal is affiliated with Tabor’s Creative Writing and Communication program. They have a print and an online magazine (see here). They’re reading submissions on the ‘Food’ theme for the print magazine – short fiction in any genre, both formal and free verse poetry as well as works of creative nonfiction. Send prose of up to 3500 words, or poetry up to 50 lines. The deadline is 28 June 2024. Details here.

Their website says, “Ribbons is the official publication of the Tanka Society of America. The journal is published twice a year, and each issue offers more than 200 tanka selected for their craftsmanship and originality. Ribbons also publishes essays on tanka by leading poets and scholars, book reviews that are thoughtful and incisive, and translations of poems written by important contemporary Japanese tanka poets.” Their guidelines say, “For each issue, you are welcome to submit either up to ten original, unpublished tanka or two tanka sequences (not more than six tanka per sequence) or one tanka sequence and up to five tanka.” You can also send tanka prose of up to 300 words. Deadlines are 30 June for the Fall/Winter issue, and 31 January for the Spring/Summer issue. Details here.

Chestnut Review
This is a print and online magazine. “We are drawn to beautiful language, resonant images, and we crave narrative.” They have fee-free submissions of flash (up to 1,000 words), poetry, and art. Also, “If you have work that doesn’t fit neatly into the below categories, that doesn’t mean we won’t want to see it. Choose the most appropriate and include a note—we’ll figure it out.” They read throughout the year, with cut-off dates for issues. General submissions of short prose, and of more than 3 poems, have a fee attached. They accept short prose submissions for Black and Indigenous authors (1,000-5,000 words) without a submission fee.
They pay $120. Details here.

Seaside Gothic
This UK-based magazine publishes art, fiction, poetry, and nonfiction that meet the criteria of seaside gothic literature (it is led by emotion, not reason, exploring the human experience mentally and spiritually as well as physically; It addresses duality—land and sea, love and hate, the beautiful and the grotesque; 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). All contributors are paid. Their next submission period is 8-14 July 2024. Details here.

One Story
This magazine publishes one literary fiction story per issue, of 3,000- 8,000 words. They also accept reprints, if the story has appeared in print only, outside North America. They pay $500 and 25 contributor copies. Submissions will reopen in the fall. Details here.

Their website says, “THINK publishes poems that emphasize craft as well as content. We are responsive to metrical verse, to strategic rhyme, to inventive uses of nonce forms, and to free verse with a clear organizing principle. …We are receptive to well-crafted, nuanced fiction that explores and illuminates the human condition.
THINK also publishes essays dealing with the art and history of poetry, as well as analyses of poems and the works of important poets. While such essays often reflect extensive knowledge and scholarship, they are written for a broad range of non-specialist readers. We appreciate and seek out informed, creative non-fiction, especially pieces that focus on the natural world. Finally, THINK publishes reviews, including composite reviews (in batches of three books) of new collections of poetry.” Send up to 5 poems, or 1 piece of prose (criticism, fiction, creative nonfiction, personal essay). The deadline is 30 June 2024 for the Summer/Fall issue. Details here.

The First Line
This quarterly journal accepts fiction of 300-5,000 words that begins with a pre-set first line; 500-800 word critical essays about your favorite first line from a literary work; as well as some poetry. For their next submission period, the line for fiction is: ‘When she was eight, Alice Henderson briefly held the world record for filling her mouth with marbles.’ (Deadline 1 August 2024). Pay is  $25.00 – $50.00 for fiction, $10.00 for poetry, and $25.00 for nonfiction; please see their note for international submitters. Details here.

The Last Line
This journal, affiliated with The First Line, wants stories that end with this line: ‘I didn’t want to admit it, but Lee was usually right.’ Pay is $20-40 for stories of 300-5,000 words – see the note for international submitters. The deadline is 1 October 2024. Details here

The Paris Review
They accept submissions of prose in February, June, and October and poetry in January, April, July, and October. Submissions are accepted via Submittable until they reach capacity, as well as by mail, during their submission months. Details here.

Coin-Operated Press
They publish collaborative zines on a different theme each month (mostly A5; poetry zines are A6). For June, the theme is RPGs; for July, it is Birds; for August, Furries. You can read their FAQ here. Submission is via a form on the website. They have announced all their monthly themes here.

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


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