Literary Journals Publishing Poetry

July 15, 2021

Light: Now Seeking Poetry Submissions

Light is one of the oldest and best-recognized journals of light verse: humorous poetry, witty and well-crafted. Their mission is to “restore humor, clarity, and pleasure to the reading of poems.” You can read past issues online to get a sense of what they publish. Light is published twice a year online, and each issue…

July 8, 2021

the other side of hope: Now Seeking Submissions

the other side of hope is a new journal dedicated to showcasing writing by authors who are immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers. The journal is also edited by immigrants and refugees, and aims to serve the immigrant and refugee community worldwide. They pay authors £100 for work published in the print issue, and £50 for…

July 1, 2021

Seaborne Magazine: Now Seeking Submissions

Seaborne Magazine is an online publisher of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction celebrating the world’s seas and oceans. By showcasing the awe of the ocean in literature, they hope to inspire readers to protect Earth’s waters. They also donate a portion of their profits to fund charitable work that aids oceans and marine life. Seaborne is…

June 24, 2021

Dead Fern Press: Now Seeking Submissions

A brand-new online journal based in Michigan, Dead Fern Press is seeking poetry, flash fiction, and creative nonfiction. Their artistically designed webspace, featuring naturalistic line art, hints at an edgy aesthetic. You can read the journal online to get a sense of what they publish. Dead Fern Press holds three open submission periods each year:…

June 17, 2021

Nocturne Magazine: Now Seeking Submissions

Nocturne Magazine publishes artfully crafted horror. They’re not looking for predictable plots and cheap screams; rather, they want literary work that’s “deeply unsettling.” They embrace dark writing that might fit into a wide range of genres, including speculative fiction, dark fantasy, and of course, horror. But they also embrace disturbing writing that can’t be classified….

June 10, 2021

Thuya Poetry Review: Now Seeking Submissions

Thuya Poetry Review is a brand new nonprofit journal publishing both emerging and established poets. They’re looking for poetry that demonstrates excellence in craft, in all forms and styles. Thuya’s artful web presence reflects the creative concept of their journal. Thuya means sacrifice, and it’s a wood burned in ritual offerings. Thuya also values education,…

June 3, 2021

Poetic Sun: Now Accepting Submissions

Poetic Sun is a new literary journal managed by Shi Yang Su and Jia Ning Ran. This is what the say they are looking for: “Wild Fantasy and Dark Dreams. Give us your whimsical whims and share us your highs and lows. We want everything from you, your flash poems and classic writings.” Because they…

May 27, 2021

MONO.: Accepting Submissions

MONO. accepts unpublished flash fiction, poetry, short stories up to 2,000 words, and amateur monochrome photography. This is how they describe themselves: “MONO. is a literary journal inviting dark humour, satire and brutally honest reflections on ordinary life that sit on the borderline of the melancholic and amusing. Forget the rules.” They are a UK-based…

May 20, 2021

Cicada: Now Seeking Submissions

Based in Hong Kong, Cicada is a new international literary journal publishing writing that is “generative, nuanced, experimental, and inclusive.” They publish poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and international writing in translation. They’re especially interested in writing that offers a transnational perspective or comments on the global narrative. They want to read writing by everyone, from everywhere,…

May 13, 2021

The Fieldstone Review: Now Seeking Submissions

The Fieldstone Review is an established online literary journal produced by the graduate students at the University of Saskatchewan. They publish poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and literary reviews written by authors from around the world. They showcase a wide variety of forms and styles, focusing on literary and experimental writing. You can read past issues…

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