Literary Journals Publishing Poetry

Remington Review: Now Seeking Submissions

Remington Review is an established online publisher of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. They’re looking for the best up-and-coming authors in each genre. While they publish a wide variety of forms and styles, they’re looking for brave, evocative writing that elicits emotion. You can get a sense their style by reading Remington Review online. Remington Review…

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…

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…

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…

Bluestem: Now Seeking Submissions

UPDATE: As of March 30th, their website is working again. Their Submittable is capped at 200 submissions per genre per month. They reached these caps and are now closed, but plan to reopen in the summer. Bluestem is a well-established online journal produced by the English Department of Eastern Illinois University. While they publish writers…

River and South Review: Now Seeking Submissions

River and South Review is an online journal of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry produced by the students of the Maslow Family Graduate Program in Creative Writing at Wilkes University. They’re looking for writing that creates conversation and evokes emotion: “We want work that stays with us long after we’ve left the page.” To find out…

Zephyr Review: Now Seeking Submissions

Zephyr Review is a brand new quarterly online literary journal. Writers can submit up to three stories or poems. Stories have to be no more than 1,500 words. They publish poetry, prose, fiction, flash fiction, nonfiction, and artwork. I’ve never seen prose and fiction separated into categories like this, and they never clarify the difference…

Cider Press Review: Now Seeking Poetry Submissions

Cider Press Review is a well-established publisher of poetry, founded in 1999. While they started as a print publication, they now publish online six times each year, in February, April, June, August, October, and December.  They publish a wide range of forms and styles from both emerging and established authors. They’re simply looking for the…

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