Literary Journals

City Key: Now Accepting Submissions

City Keys tagline is “Exploring the City through the Arts”. They are an arts journal that is focused on sharing experiences related to cities of every size. They believe that cities are a valuable source of inspiration for art and writing that “captures the human experience”. They are not interested in work that is not…

SPRY Lit: Now Seeking Submissions

Updated December 21st, 2023: They have temporarily closes to submissions, probably after hitting caps. Please check back in at the start of the next month. SPRY Lit is open to submissions of fiction, creative-nonfiction, and poetry, as well as art. You can  get a good feeling for what they have are interested, by reading their…

5 Paying Literary Magazines to Submit to in December 2023

These magazines publish fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. They are a mix of literary and genre magazines. On SpecThis is a Canadian magazine of speculative fiction and poetry. They are open for submissions now.Deadline: 15 December 2023Length: Fiction up to 6,000 wordsPay: CAD100 for short-shorts (under 2,000 words) and poetry, CAD0.05/word for fiction up to 6,000…

Good River Review: Now Accepting Submissions

Good River Review is the literary journal of the Sena Jeter Naslund-Karen Mann Graduate School of Writing at Spalding University.   They have published two issues a year online. They were founded in 2020. In that time they have already published a number of well-known writers, and have started to establish a reputation as publishing strong…

In the Mood Magazine: Now Seeking Submissions

In the Mood Magazine bills itself as a “Pop Culture Journal about the Things We Like to Watch.” Their focus as a publication, is on the viewer, and their preoccupations. This is one example they give to try to make it clear what they are interested in learning about: “Why can’t we stop thinking about…

Eucalyptus Lit: Now Seeking Submissions

Eucalyptus Lit is a new online magazine of poetry, prose, and hybrid genres. They publish a wide variety of writing, but they especially like confessional writing and, “simple, pretty things.” They’re looking for authentic writing that “plays with language in beautiful ways.” Eucalyptus Lit will be published four times a year. Their first issue, which…

35 Literary Journals Accepting Translations

These magazines accept translations of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, and they are a mix of literary and genre magazines. Most of them also accept original work in these genres. Some pay writers. Many, but not all, of them are open for submissions now. They’re listed in no particular order. Words Without Borders Their website says,…

riddlebird: Now Accepting Submissions

riddlebird is a beautiful electronic and print-based literary journal that was founded in 2022. They are focused on publishing creative nonfiction and short stories. They are not interested in flash or poetry. They publish a very small percentage of what they receive. Even though they are a newer journal, they are already respected. They nominate…

Faultline: Now Seeking Submissions

Faultline is a journal of fiction poetry, translations, and visual art, produced by graduate students at the University of California Irvine. They publish both emerging and established authors from around the world, and writing published in Faultline has gone on to win the Pushcart Prize. Faultline was established in 1992, and since then they’ve published…

Lumina: Now Seeking Submissions

Lumina is an online literary journal produced by the MFA writing students at Sarah Lawrence College. They publish a wide range of writing by both emerging and established authors, but they especially like writing that surprises in its approach to craft: “The Lumina team values experimental, forward-thinking, and genre-bending works that spotlight each creator’s distinctive…

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