Written by Emily Harstone September 9th, 2015

9 Great Literary Journals That Opened To Submissions in September

The editors of literary journals generally take the summer off, making it difficult to find good journals to submit to during July and August. However, most literary journals re-open to submissions in September and October. This is a list of 10 of the best literary journals that are opening to submissions this September.

The list is in no particular order. If we have previously reviewed the journal their name will contain a link to that review.

1. Ninth Letter

Ninth Letter publishes poetry and prose. They are a highly respected print publication that pays their authors. To learn more visit their website here.

2. Tin House

One of the most respected print journals is open to submissions of poetry and prose. To learn more visit their website here.

3. Eleven Eleven

Submit as soon as possible. This respected print and electronic literary journal closes its reading period on the 30th of September or after they have received 200 submissions, whichever happens first. They publish poetry, fiction, and essays. To learn more visit their website here.

4. The Nashville Review

A respected and established electronic journal that pays its contributors. They are open to submissions of flash fiction, short stories, poems, narrative non-fiction, and novelettes. To learn more visit their website here.

5. Jubilat

Jubilat is an excellent print journal that only publishes poetry. They are very respected and they accept only a small amount of the work submitted to them each year. Jubilat pays its contributors. To learn more visit their website here.

6. The Antioch Review

The Antioch Review is an established journal that pays their writers. They publish non-fiction, short stories, and poems. To learn move visit their website here.

7. Gulf Stream

A respected journal that has been around since 1989, Gulf Stream is now an electronic publication. They publish essays, short stories, flash fiction, and poetry. To learn more, visit their website here.

8. The Southern Review

A respected literary journal that is open to prose and poetry submissions. Please note that they charge for electronic submissions. Postal submissions are free. To learn more, visit their website here.


AGNI is a very respected publication, having previously published the works of Foster Wallace, Seamus Heaney, Jhumpa Lahiri, and many other authors. To learn more, visit their website here.




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