Literary Journals

Young Ravens Literary Review: Now Seeking Submissions

Young Ravens Literary Review is an online publisher of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and visual art. They publish a wide variety of writing from both emerging and established authors, but they’re especially interested in ephemera, fantasy, and “the sacred mundane”: “We want to know what haunts, inspires, maddens, and exalts you on our common journey through…

The Broken City: Now Seeking Submissions

The Broken City is an established online publisher of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and visual art. Helmed in Toronto, The Broken City has been published twice a year since 2007. Each themed issue of The Broken City contains writing from around 15 contributors. Past themes have included “Beach Party Tonight,” “The Social Animal,” and “The Wild…

Judy Magazine: Now Seeking Submissions

Judy Magazine is a new online publisher of fiction, nonfiction, prose poetry, and visual art. The journal is named after the editor’s grandmother, Judy, and draws its editorial mission from her “quiet and humble grit”: “We will aim to be smart, but never condescending, good, but never elitist, dogged, but never mean, and cool without…

Kelp Journal: Now Seeking Submissions

Kelp Journal is an online publication of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and travel memoir. Helmed in coastal California, they especially like writing about the ocean, surfing, and ecological conservation. They love finding new voices, and they publish authors from around the world. You can get a sense of what they like by reading the journal online….

The Carried Away: Now Seeking Submissions

The Carried Away is a new online literary project produced in the Netherlands. In addition to publishing poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, they produce a podcast called The Conversation. They also hope to offer videos, blog posts, and more, all with the aim of creating an immersive online literary community: “Our mission is to create…

Harbor Review: Now Seeking Poetry Submissions

Harbor Review is an online poetry magazine produced by Small Harbor Publishing, a feminist press that aims to showcase diverse, unheard voices. Harbor Review publishes a wide variety of poetry by both emerging and established authors, but they especially like poetry with unexpected imagery and memorable language: “We are interested in strange and beautiful language,…

Haymaker: Now Seeking Submissions

Haymaker is a new online journal of writing and visual art. Produced by the graduate students at Kent State University in Ohio, Haymaker hopes to showcase local, national, and international authors while staying true to their roots: “Haymaker was founded as a magazine to reflect our small, Midwestern college town, surrounded by farms and nature,…

The Waxed Lemon: Now Seeking Submissions

The Waxed Lemon is a print publication featuring fiction, poetry, and visual art. Based in Ireland, they welcome both English and Irish language submissions. The Waxed Lemon publishes a wide range of styles, but they especially like literary writing (writing with keen attention to literary craft). You can read samples of the journal online to…

Naugatuck River Review: Now Seeking Submissions

Naugatuck River Review is a print journal of narrative poetry. They are looking for poems that tell a story: “They can be stories of a moment or an experience, and can be personal, fictional or historical.” The editors like poetry in the tradition of poets like Patricia Smith, Philip Levine, and Alicia Ostriker. Naugatuck River…

Sunhouse Literary: Now Seeking Submissions

Sunhouse Literary is a new online journal of poetry and flash prose. Although they accept a wide range of forms and styles, they’re especially interested in publishing experimental writing: “We’re interested in poems and stories that can’t be contained in one shape or narrative or genre. In form that’s been manipulated to house new genres….

Brink Literary Journal: Now Seeking Submissions

Brink is a print journal of hybrid and cross-genre writing. They publish both emerging and established writers, and they especially like to showcase authors who don’t fit within the boundaries of traditional disciplines. In doing this, they hope to create a community that connects people and ideas that were otherwise divided: “By providing space primed…

The Courtship of the Winds: Now Seeking Submissions

UPDATED  Jan 26th, 2024: They are now closed for submissions. The Courtship of the Winds is an online literary journal that published their first issue in 2016. They have a lovely website, with a clear and distinct title that goes along with their name. They publish two issues a year, and the work they publish…

Encephalon: Now Seeking Submissions

Encephalon is a new, youth-led literary journal that aims to create a bridge between creative writing and neuroscience. In addition to fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry, they also publish research essays from a variety of academic disciplines. At the core of their mission is the goal of championing neurodiversity: “Encephalon strives to combat ‘neurophobia,’ celebrate…

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…

Lowestoft Chronicle: Now Accepting Submissions

Lowestoft Chronicle is a long-running electronic literary journal. Their tagline is “perspectives on travel & the like”. They publish a wide variety of genres but state, “Preference will be given to humorous submissions with an emphasis on travel”. They are only interested in original works in English. You can get a feel for what they…

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