Literary Journals

Litmosphere: Now Seeking Submissions

Litmosphere is an online journal of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and flash writing. The journal is published by Charlotte Lit Press, an imprint of Charlotte Center for Literary Arts, a nonprofit in North Carolina. Litmosphere wants the process of submitting to be positive and connective, regardless of the outcome: “We’ve envisioned Litmosphere as an oasis in…

Blue Unicorn: Now Seeking Poetry Submissions

Blue Unicorn is long-running and well-loved print poetry journal. Founded in 1977, the journal has been published for almost 50 years. And since its inception it has welcomed both free verse and formal poetry with equal enthusiasm. Blue Unicorn especially appreciates formal poems that seem effortless (even though they require a great deal of effort…

Antiphony: Now Seeking Poetry Submissions

Antiphony is a new online poetry journal and press. According to the editor, they plan to keep their issues small—their first edition features only fifteen poems—so that each piece of writing gets the attention it deserves. And every submission is reviewed by a single editor. Antiphony accepts submissions from both emerging and established authors year-round,…

Verdant: Now Seeking Submissions

Verdant is an online journal of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and artwork. They aim to publish vibrant writing, “to ignite the imagination of readers, transporting them to new worlds through captivating storytelling, evocative poetry, insightful essays, and visually stunning artwork.” They also hope to create a community that fosters the growth of new and emerging…

Prune Juice: Now Seeking Submissions of Senryu and Related Forms

Founded in 2009, Prune Juice is the longest-running literary journal completely dedicated to publishing English language Senryu and related forms, such as Kyoka, Haibun, Haiga, and Rengay. They aim to explore new frontiers of Senryu as an artform, and to publish the best they can find. Poems published in Prune Juice have appeared in prestigious…

Channel: Now Seeking Submissions

Based in Ireland, Channel is a print journal that publishes writing about nature and the environment: “We publish work from Ireland and abroad that displays and celebrates the relationships between plant and animal life, landscape and humanity.” Founded in 2019 as a response to the climate crisis, Channel hopes to use literature to help restore…

Twelve Mile Review: Now Seeking Poetry Submissions

Update June 1st 2024: They have closed to submissions after receiving enough submissions. They say “We will begin reading for Winter 2024 on July 1, 2024.” Twelve Mile Review is a biannual print publication of poetry, established in 2021 and edited by two poets. They publish a wide range of forms and styles, but they…

The Dawn Review: Now Seeking Submissions

The Dawn Review is an online journal that seeks to publish the best writing they can find, without genre restrictions or stylistic preferences: “we believe that creative expression is most powerful without the constraint of categorization.” They publish both new and established authors, of all ages and demographics. Their issues often feature high schoolers and…

Two Hawks Quarterly: Now Seeking Submissions

Two Hawks Quarterly is an online journal, founded in 2007 and produced by the students and faculty of Antioch University’s creative writing concentration. They publish poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and hybrid writing. Their thorough editorial process means that every submission is read by at least three students and one faculty advisor. Two Hawks Quarterly publishes…

The Orange & Bee: Now Seeking Submissions

Updated May 21st 2024: They closed to submissions before their deadline which is unfortunate. They reopen in August. The Orange & Bee is an online publication that aims to, “explore, expand on, and subvert the rich traditions of international folklore, including fairy tales, fables, myths, and legends.” They primarily publish fiction, poetry, and hybrid writing,…

Moonday Mag: Now Seeking Submissions

Moonday Mag is a new print and online publication of “fantastically strange” writing. They publish science fiction, fantasy, magical realism, and more: “We’re interested in all things wondrous, fantastic, curious, strange, otherworldly, and chilling.” They welcome all voices, and they are especially interested in showcasing emerging and underrepresented writers. Moonday Mag plans to publish four issues…

The Gilded Weathervane: Now Seeking Submissions

The Gilded Weathervane in a new online journal, “grounded in the beauty and experience of rural living in its variety of expressions.” They publish poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and artwork. Right now they’re seeking submissions for their first issue. The Gilded Weathervane is produced by FarmGirl Press, a new small press founded by “two farmgirls…

New Critique: Now Seeking Submissions

New Critique is an online journal of both creative and critical writing. They publish poetry, fiction, and drama, alongside reviews and essays on topics in literature, art, history, politics, theory, music, film, and television. New Critique’s online archive dates back to 2015, and their list of past contributors includes over 160 names. The journal is…

Tyger Quarterly: Now Seeking Poetry Submissions

Tyger Quarterly is an online poetry journal, named after William Blake’s famous verse. They publish a wide variety of poetry by both emerging and established authors: “We like poetry, poems, poetics, and, most of all, poets.” They also sometimes publish interviews, and Issue 6 is composed of 10 interviews called “The Neo-Surrealist Interview Series.” Poets…

Young Ravens Literary Review: Now Seeking Submissions

Young Ravens Literary Review is an online publisher of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and visual art. They publish a wide variety of writing from both emerging and established authors, but they’re especially interested in ephemera, fantasy, and “the sacred mundane”: “We want to know what haunts, inspires, maddens, and exalts you on our common journey through…

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