Literary Journals Publishing Creative Non Fiction

Encephalon: Now Seeking Submissions

Encephalon is a new, youth-led literary journal that aims to create a bridge between creative writing and neuroscience. In addition to fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry, they also publish research essays from a variety of academic disciplines. At the core of their mission is the goal of championing neurodiversity: “Encephalon strives to combat ‘neurophobia,’ celebrate…

Lowestoft Chronicle: Now Accepting Submissions

Lowestoft Chronicle is a long-running electronic literary journal. Their tagline is “perspectives on travel & the like”. They publish a wide variety of genres but state, “Preference will be given to humorous submissions with an emphasis on travel”. They are only interested in original works in English. You can get a feel for what they…

City Key: Now Accepting Submissions

City Keys tagline is “Exploring the City through the Arts”. They are an arts journal that is focused on sharing experiences related to cities of every size. They believe that cities are a valuable source of inspiration for art and writing that “captures the human experience”. They are not interested in work that is not…

SPRY Lit: Now Seeking Submissions

Updated December 21st, 2023: They have temporarily closes to submissions, probably after hitting caps. Please check back in at the start of the next month. SPRY Lit is open to submissions of fiction, creative-nonfiction, and poetry, as well as art. You can  get a good feeling for what they have are interested, by reading their…

Good River Review: Now Accepting Submissions

Good River Review is the literary journal of the Sena Jeter Naslund-Karen Mann Graduate School of Writing at Spalding University.   They have published two issues a year online. They were founded in 2020. In that time they have already published a number of well-known writers, and have started to establish a reputation as publishing strong…

In the Mood Magazine: Now Seeking Submissions

In the Mood Magazine bills itself as a “Pop Culture Journal about the Things We Like to Watch.” Their focus as a publication, is on the viewer, and their preoccupations. This is one example they give to try to make it clear what they are interested in learning about: “Why can’t we stop thinking about…

riddlebird: Now Accepting Submissions

riddlebird is a beautiful electronic and print-based literary journal that was founded in 2022. They are focused on publishing creative nonfiction and short stories. They are not interested in flash or poetry. They publish a very small percentage of what they receive. Even though they are a newer journal, they are already respected. They nominate…

Faultline: Now Seeking Submissions

Faultline is a journal of fiction poetry, translations, and visual art, produced by graduate students at the University of California Irvine. They publish both emerging and established authors from around the world, and writing published in Faultline has gone on to win the Pushcart Prize. Faultline was established in 1992, and since then they’ve published…

Lumina: Now Seeking Submissions

Lumina is an online literary journal produced by the MFA writing students at Sarah Lawrence College. They publish a wide range of writing by both emerging and established authors, but they especially like writing that surprises in its approach to craft: “The Lumina team values experimental, forward-thinking, and genre-bending works that spotlight each creator’s distinctive…

Fahmidan: Now Seeking Submissions

Fahmidan is an online quarterly of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. They aim to publish a wide range of voices from around the world, and to inspire a wide range of emotions in their readers: “Send us your thought provoking existentialism, your phobias, your darkest moments. Entrance us with your whimsical fantasy. Move us to tears…

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