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35 Magazines Accepting Literary Fiction

These magazines publish literary fiction. Most also accept other genres, like nonfiction and poetry, and many of them pay. Apart from the journals in this list, some other prestigious ones are also open now, including The New Yorker, One Story, The Gettysburg Review (which charges for online, but not for mailed submissions), and Cricket Media’s…

5 Ways to Increase Your Poem’s Chance of Publication

By Stephanie Katz Writing a poem can feel magical. An idea may pop into your mind as you shop for groceries, and suddenly you’re tucked away in the cereal aisle, furiously typing a note on your phone. Or you may be wiping your kitchen counter when an old grief sneaks up on you, and you…

46 Themed Submission Calls for May 2022

Here are themed submission calls and contests for writers of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Some of the themes are: revel; lunarpunk; Banned Books Week; Christmas; exhaustion; vampires and such; Halloween ghost stories; omen; folk horror; seasons; epistolary stories; war and geopolitical violence; the librarian. Also see this list – a few themed deadlines are coming…

50 Literary Journals and Magazines Open to Genre Work

Most literary journals are interested in literary work, by which they mean, not genre work. The definition of genre is a category of artistic composition, as in music or literature, characterized by similarities in form, style, or subject matter. However, in the context of writing, genre can refer to poetry, prose or nonfiction in terms…

40 Literary Magazines Accepting Poetry Submissions

April is National Poetry Month in the US. Here is a list of magazines and outlets that accept poetry of all kinds: traditional and non-traditional forms, found poetry, collage + poetry, poetry in audio and video, and poetry comics. Many accept other genres too, like fiction, nonfiction, and drama. A few are themed. Most, but…

19 Memoirs Every Aspiring Memoir Author Should Consider Reading

As a writer, I’m a firm believer that you should also be a reader. I think the best way to learn the craft of writing is to read. I also believe that it’s important to be well-read in your chosen genre. It’s easier to pick up the tools of that genre if you are reading…

52 Themed Submissions Calls for April 2022

These are calls for themed submissions and contests of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Some of the calls are: science fiction fairy tales; days of displacement; courageous acts; octopuses; person first in an identity first world; in motion; First Peoples shared stories; out West; escape; hopepunk; the dark waves of winter (surf noir); and Kingdoms of…

40 Print Literary Magazines that Publish Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry

These literary magazines/anthologies/outlets publish fiction, nonfiction, and poetry in print format. Most also publish online. Some have limited print runs, and a few are themed. Many are paying markets. Most, not all, of these are open for submissions now. Cream City Review This journal, housed at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, publishes “memorable and energetic fiction, nonfiction,…

49 Literary Journals That Pay Their Authors

“It is a sad fact about our culture that a poet can earn much more money writing or talking about his art than he can by practicing it.” – W.H. Auden As someone who makes their living writing about writing and publishing, I can attest to how truthful Auden’s quote is. It is hard making…

39 Themed Calls for Submissions for March 2022

These are calls for submissions and contests – for fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Some of the themed calls are: Medusa; maps & biomes; preteens; the sea; wildfire; solarpunk; lunarpunk; prehistories; after the Gold Rush; human monsters; madam president; vacant spaces; and war. Also see this list for more themed calls, and this list of speculative…

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