Literary Journals

Heimat Review: Now Seeking Submissions

Heimat Review is a new online quarterly of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. “Heimat” means home, and Heimat Review aims to create a home for insightful writing: “It is a journal of treehouses and chipped coffee mugs; creaky floors and dusty corners. A place to tape your work to the kitchen fridge.” They’re looking for writing…

BlueHouse Journal: Now Seeking Submissions

BlueHouse Journal is a Canadian publisher of poetry and creative nonfiction, as well as experimental and hybrid forms. They are “focused on the construction of the written self,” and they aim to explore the use of “I” in writing. To get a sense of what they publish, you can read past issues online. BlueHouse was…

L=Y=R=A: Now Seeking Submissions

L=Y=R=A is a new online journal of experimental writing. They aim to explore the inner-workings of language, and the uniqueness of language as it appears to each author: “We want to see how language forms, sounds, tastes, and feels to you, and we want to accrue a body of work that attempts to illustrate the complex…

The Headlight Review: Now Seeking Submissions

The Headlight Review is an online journal of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry published by Kennesaw State University. Launched in 2017, the journal was originally named “The Crambo.” It was established as part of a course in which students learned about publishing by producing the journal. Now the journal is rebranding itself as The Headlight Review…

Route 7 Review: Now Seeking Submissions

Update: They have now posted this on their website “We have currently reached the allowable number of submissions through Submittable. However, you may continue to send work by email. Please use the following address: route7class@gmail.com. ” Route 7 Review is an online journal published by Utah Tech University. The journal is named after the highway that connects Southern…

Lavender Bones Magazine: Now Seeking Submissions

Lavender Bones is a new online magazine of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. They’re interested in writing that explores the themes of growth, change, and persistence: “…like flowers blooming after the harshest of winters, or how our skeletons and memories exist long after we are gone.” They want to read writing about the cycles of life…

Invisible City: Now Seeking Submissions

Invisible City is an online journal of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, produced by the MFA in Writing Program at the University of San Francisco. They like writing that, “makes the unseen seen, examining the world through previously unconsidered perspectives and angles.” They especially like to showcase emerging authors, and authors who identify with underrepresented groups….

Autofocus: Now Seeking Submissions

Autofocus publishes autobiographical writing. They launched in 2020 as an online journal and podcast, and in 2022 they also become a small press, Autofocus Books. Autofocus Lit Mag is published on a rolling basis. They post new content online frequently, averaging about 12 to 15 new published pieces each month. The lit mag is attractively…

Hedge Apple Halloween Contest: Now Seeking Submissions

Hedge Apple is a literary annual published by Hagerstown Community College in Maryland.  Students and faculty work together to produce the journal, which is published both online and in print. Some issues are themed, and past themes include: “The Wilderness/The City,” “Personal Identity,” and “Paradigm Shift.”  You can read the journal online to get a…

Random Sample: Now Seeking Submissions

Random Sample is an online journal of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. They’re looking for quality writing that expresses the human experience in a unique and accessible way. They want, “work that is decidedly and unabashedly human.” To get a sense of what they publish, you can read the journal online. Random Sample has been published…

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