Literary Journals

The Pine Cone Review: Accepting Submissions

The Pine Cone Review is a electronic literary journal founded and run by Susmita Paul, who is the Editor-in-Chief. Candice Louisa Daquin acts as the Poetry and Art Editor and Dr. Khusi Pattanayak is the Prose and Art Editor. They publish four issues a year. Two are themed, and two are not. The most recent…

Interpret Magazine: Now Seeking Submissions

Interpret Magazine is a unique bilingual French and English literary journal that publishes fiction and poetry. What makes them so unique is not just that your work will be printed in English and French, but they are also open to submissions in any language from anywhere in the world. According to their guidelines, “Our editors…

Afternoon Visitor: Now Seeking Submissions

Afternoon Visitor is an online quarterly publication of poetry, hybrid text, visual poetry, and visual art. They are based in Iowa City and were founded in 2020. They say that they are looking for “accidental visitors, harbingers, and spectres.” They also say, “We’re particularly interested in giving space to trans + queer writers in every…

(mac)ro(mic): Now Accepting Submissions

(mac)ro(mic) is an online journal that specializes in flash fiction and flash nonfiction. They only publish work that is 1,000 words or fewer, and they pay $15 per piece. Their website is basic, but well-designed, and visually orientated. Each published piece is accompanied by a photograph. You should read a few pieces here, before submitting,…

Once Upon a Crocodile: Now Seeking Submissions

Once Upon a Crocodile is an online publisher of humorous stories and poems. They aim to leave readers with a “mile-wide grin.” They’re especially interested in humorous and absurd fantasy and sci-fi writing with quirky characters, and they also like animal stories. Once Upon a Crocodile has been published since 2018. They’ve produced nine issues,…

Liminal Space Magazine: Accepting Submissions

Liminal Space Magazine is a new journal interested in publishing flash fiction, short stories, novel excerpts, poems, art, music, and anything else that suits their fancy. They have published one issue in the past, which you can read for free here. Current submissions will be considered for their Fall 2022 issue. The founding editors, Alex…

Lost Colony: Now Accepting Submissions

This new literary journal focuses on publishing mid-length (between 10,000 and 25,000 words) Science Fiction and Fantasy. The editor, M.E. Pickett, is an author themselves, who struggled to find markets that were open to accepting submissions of this length. They are a very new journal, but they are paying authors ($50 per story, regardless of…

The Bluebird Word: Now Seeking Submissions

The Bluebird Word is brand new online journal of short writing. “Like the bluebird who flashes in short takes across our paths, so too should the poems, essays, and stories that fill these pages.” They’re looking for flashes—fiction and nonfiction under 1,000 words—and poems that “capture short takes on life.” They especially like narrative writing…

Phantom Kangaroo: Now Seeking Submissions

Phantom Kangaroo is a print and online journal of otherworldly poetry. The journal was launched in 2010 after the editor read about an odd occurrence: ghost-like kangaroos appearing in strange places. The phantom kangaroos were reported to do bizarre things: they disappeared; they hopped through walls. The editor saw them as an omen, “A cryptic…

49 Literary Journals That Pay Their Authors

“It is a sad fact about our culture that a poet can earn much more money writing or talking about his art than he can by practicing it.” – W.H. Auden As someone who makes their living writing about writing and publishing, I can attest to how truthful Auden’s quote is. It is hard making…

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