Literary Journals Publishing Fiction

Spank the Carp: Now Seeking Submissions

Spank the Carp is an established online publication of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. They publish approachable writing that appeals to a broad audience, and they avoid writing that’s pretentious or frustratingly perplexing. They aim to, “invite readers to wade into the literary stream, not make them afraid of water for fear it’s too cold.” Since…

Chaotic Merge: Now Seeking Submissions

Chaotic Merge is a print and online publication featuring poetry, fiction, nonfiction, flash writing, screenplays/plays, artwork, and short films. Their name reflects both the writing process—the act of merging thoughts to create order from chaos—and their own publishing process—the act of gathering diverse voices to create each issue of Chaotic Merge. Chaotic Merge was established…

Archetype: Now Seeking Submissions

Archetype is a selective online journal of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, helmed in Toronto, Canada. They’re looking for writing that explores the human experience with honesty and insight. They want to showcase both emerging and established authors who, “celebrate life, explore human connection, and investigate the idea of being alive.” You can read Archetype online…

Armstrong Literary: Now Seeking Submissions

Armstrong Literary is an online journal published by the The Queens College MFA in Creative Writing and Literary Translation program. They aim to showcase a diverse range of voices, “a multiplicity of cultures, languages, and experiences.”  They also aim to push the boundaries of language by featuring hybrid and experimental writing alongside other literary work….

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…

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…

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…

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