Written by Emily Harstone

The Top Five Journals That Have Re-opened to Submissions This Month

A lot of good and interesting literary journals have re-opened to submissions this April. Here are the five journals I am most excited about seeing open to submissions again.  They are not listed in any particular order.

1. Stoneboat

Stoneboat is a print journal that tries to publish a mix of established and emerging writers. They publish creative non-fiction, poetry, and short fiction, as well as black and white art work. They accept very few of the creative works that are submitted to them, but if your work is accepted, it is a big accomplishment. It is easy to submit to Stoneboat using the electronic submission manager Submittable. To learn more visit their website here: http://www.stoneboatwi.com/submit.html

2. The Quotable 

The Quotable is one of my favorite journals to read. It is a quarterly print and electronic magazine that publishes short stories, essays, poetry, and artwork based on a theme and a quote. The theme this month is danger and the quote is from Ralph Waldo Emerson: “As soon as there is life there is danger.” If you want to submit make sure to do so before June 1st deadline. To learn more visit their website here: https://thequotablelit.submittable.com/submit

3. Midwestern Gothic

Midwestern Gothic is a thoughtful and fun print journal, but I will never be able to submit my work to them because I do not live in the Midwest of the United States. That is the one catch. If you do live in the Midwest you can learn more about submitting here: http://midwestgothic.com/

4. Four Way Review

Four Way Review is a magazine that publishes poetry, short stories, and creative non fiction. They do a wonderful job curating regular electronic publications. Even though Four Way Review is only a little over a year old, they have a reputation for making good decisions.  They are also attached to the established poetry press Four Way.  To learn more visit their website: http://fourwayreview.com/

5. Thrice Fiction

Thrice Fiction is an electronic journal interested in publishing unusual works, some that are clearly mainstream literary fiction. They also try to publish a fair amount of work that plays with genres by blurring the lines and combining different genres. To learn more visit their website here: http://www.thricefiction.com/submissions.html




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