Literary Journals Publishing Poetry

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…

Moss Puppy Magazine: Now Seeking Submissions

Moss Puppy Magazine is a new online and print publisher of fiction, creative nonfiction, flash writing, and poetry. Right now through April 1 they’re seeking submissions for their upcoming edition themed “Puppy Love.” They’re looking for writing about romance and, “what makes your heart howl.” In general, Moss Puppy is looking for unexpected and thoroughly…

Reliquiae: Now Seeking Submissions

Published in the United Kingdom by Corbel Stone Press, Reliquiae is a print journal of mythopoetic ecological writing. They’re interested in visionary poetry and prose exploring the themes of landscape, nature, and mythology. They’re not interested in everyday nature writing or expected mythology. They want, “submissions that refract these elements through the prism of imagination.”…

Tilted House: Now Seeking Submissions

Titled House is a New Orleans based press that publishes a print and online journal of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, plays, and reviews. They aim to produce a diverse publication that’s, “multi-generational, multi-racial, multi-educated” and international. Although they showcase a wide range of writing, they especially love experimental work. They publish both emerging and established authors….

34 Orchard: Now Seeking Submissions

34 Orchard is an online literary magazine that “takes you dark places.” They publish poetry and fiction that’s frightening, unnerving, or sad. They don’t focus on traditional dark genres such as horror; rather, they aim to publish anything that’s shadowy and intense. They especially like dark writing that brings the reader to deeper truths. 34…

Minnow Literary Magazine: Now Seeking Submissions

Minnow Literary Magazine is an online publisher of “minnow-sized literary works and visual creative works that make a big splash.” They’re interested in micro poetry, flash fiction, and short personal essays, and they especially like writing about nature. Minnow has been published online for two years now, and so far they’ve released four quarterly issues….

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