Literary Journals Publishing Poetry

Wayward Literature: Now Seeking Submissions

Wayward Literature is a brand new online magazine publishing poetry, fiction, and flash fiction. “It’s our belief that, much like the definition of ‘wayward,’ literature does not follow one set rule or path,” the editors say. In keeping with this idea, they hope to publish a wide variety writing in all styles, and to push…

The Paterson Literary Review: Now Seeking Submissions

The Paterson Literary Review, in print since 1979, is an established and respected publisher of poetry, fiction, and memoir. The journal has retained a single editor, Maria Mazziotta Gillan, throughout its entire publishing history of over forty years. Throughout those years, the journal has published many iconic authors such as Allen Ginsberg, Phillip Levine, Galway…

The Momentist: Now Seeking Submissions

The Momentist is a new online journal publishing both translated and original-language poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. They also publish interviews, literary criticism, artwork, and art criticism. They feature both emerging and established authors. You can read the first two issues of the journal online to get a sense of their style. Both digital editions are…

Querencia: Now Seeking Submissions

Querencia is a small independent publisher of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and hybrid writing. They aim to showcase writing that has been overlooked by other publishers, especially writing that has been ignored for speaking too loudly. “We want to create a safe space for writers and artists to share their stories,” the editors say. They publish…

The Coachella Review: Now Seeking Submissions

Note: This literary journal closed to submissions after this article was published. For more opportunities, see this list of 32 flash fiction markets,  this list of nine recurring dark fiction markets, and this list of 41 themed calls for submissions. The Coachella Review is an online literary journal produced by the University of California, Riverside-Palm…

Wizards in Space: Now Seeking Submissions

Wizards in Space aims to create “Spaces made for people to share their magic.” They showcase a wide range of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction by both emerging and established authors. They like writing that’s heartfelt, whimsical, and connective, and they feature underrepresented voices as often as possible. To get a sense of what they…

Liquid Imagination: Now Seeking Submissions

Liquid Imagination is an established online publisher of fantasy, science fiction, horror, and imaginative literary fiction. They also publish poetry that embraces the themes of these genres. Liquid Imagination is a project of Silver Pen Writers. Liquid Imagination pairs each piece of writing they publish with original artwork selected by the editors. In doing so,…

Pocket Fiction: Now Seeking Submissions

Pocket Fiction is a new online publisher of short fiction and poetry. They offer stories that can be read during coffee breaks, commutes, and other everyday happenings, stories that can be finished in five to twenty minutes. They publish both literary and mainstream writing by authors from around the world, and they aim to reach…

The Whisky Blot: Now Seeking Submissions

The Whisky Blot is a new online literary journal, dedicated to publishing short fiction, poetry, and haiku. They also will publish one annual “best of” print journal, and plan to split the profits between the contributors. They say they are seeking work that is seriously literary, but without pretension. The short fiction they publish is…

The Meadowlark Review: Now Seeking Submissions

The Meadowlark Review is a new online journal of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry published by the MFA students at the University of Wyoming. Based in the American West, The Meadowlark Review is inspired by that landscape and culture. But they especially love writing that challenges the expected Western narrative, and they also enjoy writing that’s…

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