Literary Journals Publishing Fiction

April 29, 2021

Jaden: Now Seeking Submissions

Produced by Small Leaf Press, Jaden is looking for the new leaves of the literary world—the budding talent, just now emerging.  They showcase undiscovered authors in a beautifully designed quarterly print journal, as well as a quarterly anthology. You can read sample editions online to get a sense of their style. Now through May 2nd,…

April 22, 2021

Carmina: Now Seeking Submissions

Carmina is an online journal of stories and poems inspired by myths, fairytales, folktales, and fables. They’re looking for new takes on timeless stories—reimaginings and retellings of ancient tales. They accept work inspired by all cultural backgrounds and time periods, and they publish a wide variety of styles and forms. They especially love writing that…

April 15, 2021

Honeyguide: Now Seeking Submissions

Honeyguide is dedicated to exploring the relationship between humans and animals. They publish fiction, nonfiction, and poetry about the human-animal bond, and they’re also interested in writing that gives voice to the animal perspective. They’re not looking for simple, sappy animal stories. They want layered, nuanced writing that explores the complexities of human-animal relationships. Honeyguide…

April 1, 2021

Montana Mouthful: Now Seeking Submissions

Montana Mouthful publishes short fiction, nonfiction, and poetry—just a mouthful at a time. Launched by a small collective of Montanan authors, this digital and print journal has grown to include work from around the globe. They publish both emerging and established authors. Montana Mouthful publishes three issues each year. They offer a free digital edition,…

March 18, 2021

So To Speak: Now Seeking Submissions

So To Speak is an established and respected journal, publishing from a feminist perspective. The journal was founded in 1993 by a group of women at George Mason University. As the journal has grown and changed, the feminist philosophy underpinning the publication has evolved to include advocacy for all marginalized voices. So To Speak publishes…

March 11, 2021

Mojo: Now Seeking Submissions

Mojo is an online journal of fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction published by Wichita State University. They’re looking for boundary-breaking work from both emerging and established authors. All writing published in Mojo is also considered for Wichita State’s annual print journal, Mikrokosmos, a publication that’s been around for over fifty years. They’ve published literary giants…

March 4, 2021

Ligeia Magazine: Now Seeking Submissions

Ligeia Magazine is a home for literary oddities. “We believe in the writer’s strange obsessions, and we are obsessed with strange writers,” writes the editor. Named after a story penned by Edgar Allen Poe, Ligeia is seeking strange fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. They have a soft spot for everything absurd and grotesque, and they…

February 18, 2021

Spartan: Now Seeking Submissions

Spartan is an established journal of minimalist prose and prose poetry. They only publish writing that’s 1,500 words or fewer. You can get a sense of what they publish by reading past issues online. Spartan has been published quarterly online since 2012. From their home base in Seattle, they also produce short-run print editions occasionally….

February 11, 2021

Flypaper Lit: Now Seeking Submissions

Born as a subculture hip-hop zine in the 90’s, Flypaper Lit publishes poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction alongside articles about music, fashion, sports, and culture. You can get a sense of what they publish by reading the journal online. A selection of Flypaper’s online content is also collected in a yearly anthology, released each December….

February 4, 2021

Claw & Blossom: Now Seeking Submissions

Claw & Blossom is an online literary journal of poetry and prose that explores the human experience in relation to the natural world. They’re looking for deep, thoughtful writing on life’s challenges and complexities. They prefer carefully crafted language and profound, resonant imagery. Since 2019, Claw & Blossom has published four seasonal issues each year….

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