Literary Journals Publishing Poetry

May 6, 2021

Periwinkle Literary Magazine: Now Seeking Submissions

Periwinkle Literary Magazine publishes writing that doesn’t fit in—writing that’s too raw, too visceral, or too sad for other journals. “We want your sad girl poems, grotesque imagery, and abstract daydreams,” says the editor. Periwinkle aims to help all authors find a place in the literary world. Periwinkle is published online and as a print-on-demand journal….

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 8, 2021

Stick Figure Poetry: Now Seeking Submissions

Stick Figure Poetry is an online poetry journal founded by Mary Meuser Memorial Library. They aim to use poetry to create community by hosting a monthly open mic and poetry salon. Right now, the free event takes place via Zoom, and it’s frequented by poets, laureates, and teachers from across the United States.  The poetry…

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 25, 2021

Lemonspouting: Currently Accepting Submissions

This new electronic literary journal is based in Canada. They publish fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and art/photography. They close to submissions on April 24th. They have an excellent and easy-to-interact-with layout that, at the moment, is a little confusing. They have a photo of a person and the caption “featured poet”, numerous times on the…

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…

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