Department of English

Undergraduate Publication Opportunities

AGNI

AGNI has published more than sixty issues and gone through many incarnations in its thirty-five years. AGNI regularly features emerging writers and “among readers around the world . . . is known for publishing important new writers early in their careers, many of them translated into English for the first time”(PEN American Center).

  • Accepts: Poetry, short fiction, translations, and essays.
  • Response time: Eight to sixteen weeks.
  • Payment: $10 per page of prose, $20 per page of poetry, up to $150 maximum; a year’s subscription to the journal, and six gift copies.
  • Simultaneous Submissions: Accepted and encouraged; notify upon acceptance elsewhere.
  • Reading Period: September 1st-May 31st
  • Submissions: Accepted through an online submission manager or post. Submit up to five poems, one work of fiction, or one essay. Address submissions to genre editor.
  • URL: http://www.bu.edu/agni/submit.html

The Alaska Quarterly Review

Alaska Quarterly Review is one of America’s premier literary magazines and a source of powerful, new voices. Praised by The Washington Post Book World as “one of the nation’s best literary magazines,” and "fresh treasure" in the Sunday New York Times Book Review, works from AQR have appeared in Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards, Pushcart Prize, Best Creative Nonfiction, Best American Fantasy, Best American Essays, and Best American Poetry.

  • Accepts: Short stories, short novellas, novel excerpts, short plays, poetry, creative nonfiction, and interviews.
  • Response time: Six-sixteen weeks.
  • Payment: Two copies of the issue, and one year’s subscription.
  • Simultaneous Submissions: Accepted if notified in the cover letter.
  • Reading Period: August 15th-May 15th
  • Submissions: Accepted via post. Cover letter and SASE required. Limit poetry to 20 pages and prose to 50 pages.
  • URL: http://www.uaa.alaska.edu/aqr/guidelines.cfm

The American Poetry Review

The American Poetry Review is unique in American publishing. With eclectic editing, a newsprint-tabloid format, and a circulation of 17,000, APR reaches a worldwide audience six times a year with some of the very best contemporary poetry and prose from a diverse array of authors.

  • Accepts: Poetry, literary criticism, essays, interviews, and social commentary.
  • Response time: Twelve weeks.
  • Payment: Publication; all accepted poems are considered for the $1000 Shestack Award.
  • Simultaneous Submissions: Not accepted.
  • Reading Period: Year-round.
  • Submissions: Accepted through post only. Submit up to five poems, or one work of prose. Address submissions to “The Editors”. SASE required.
  • URL: http://www.aprweb.org/guidelines/guidelines.shtml

The Antioch Review

The Antioch Review, founded in 1941, is one of the oldest, continuously publishing literary magazines in America. We publish fiction, essays, and poetry from both emerging as well as established authors. Authors published in our pages are consistently included in Best American anthologies and Pushcart Prizes.

  • Accepts: Poetry, fiction, and essays.
  • Response time: Twelve-sixteen weeks.
  • Payment: $15 per printed page and two copies of the volume in which the work is published.
  • Simultaneous Submissions: Not accepted.
  • Reading Period: Essays and fiction: September 1st-May 31st; Poetry: September 1st-April 30th.
  • Submissions: Accepted through post only. Submit three-six poems, or one work of prose up to 8000 words at max. SASE required.
  • URL: http://review.antiochcollege.org/antioch_review/

Aufgabe

Since its founding in 2001, Aufgabe has published a range of established, young and emerging writers, with an emphasis on experimental and innovative poetry. In addition to new American poetry, essays, reviews, and talks, each issue of Aufgabe features a guest edited section of poetry in translation.

  • Accepts: Poetry, short essays about the genre of poetry, translations.
  • Response time: Twelve-sixteen weeks.
  • Payment: Two copies of the issue in which the work appears.
  • Simultaneous Submissions: Accepted if notified upon acceptance elsewhere.
  • Reading Period: January 1st-March 1st
  • Submissions: Accepted via post year-round, but read only after January 1st. SASE encouraged. Limit submission to eight pages.
  • URL: http://www.litmuspress.org/catalog/aufgabe/

Bateau

Bateau subscribes to no trend but serves to represent as wide a cross-section of contemporary writing as possible. Bateau is eclectic, open-ended and not mired in a particular strain. Work in Bateau succeeds because of its individual strengths and ability to move a wide-ranging readership. Craftsmanship and quality are delivered through the contents.

  • Accepts: Poetry, short fiction, short drama, creative reviews.
  • Response time: Four-sixteen weeks.
  • Payment: Copies of the issue in which the work appears.
  • Simultaneous Submissions: Accepted if notified upon acceptance elsewhere.
  • Reading Period: Year-round
  • Submissions: Accepted via post and online submission manager (online preferred). Limit submission to five works in one genre.
  • URL: http://www.bateaupress.org/

Beloit Poetry Journal

For almost sixty years of continuous publication, the Beloit Poetry Journal has published poetry that matters. We have been distinguished for the extraordinary range of our poetry and our discovery of strong new poets. Among those whose first or very early publication was in the BPJ are Galway Kinnell, W.S. Merwin, Anne Sexton, Sharon Olds, Philip Levine, and Charles Bukowski.

  • Accepts: Poetry, poetry translations.
  • Response time: One-sixteen weeks.
  • Payment: Copies of the issue in which the work appears.
  • Simultaneous Submissions: Not accepted.
  • Reading Period: Year-round
  • Submissions: Accepted via post. SASE required. Limit submission to five pages unless the work is a long poem.
  • URL: http://www.bpj.org/bpj_about_submit.html

The Bitter Oleander

The Bitter Oleander is a biannually published journal of contemporary poetry and short fiction. The Bitter Oleander Press has been providing the poetry reading public with a highly deep-image driven poetry since 1974. We publish those works whose imaginations open our eyes to a world we thought we knew but were often mistaken or uninformed. We continue to publish the well-known, the little known and the unknown poets and writers side by side.

  • Accepts: Poetry, short fiction, translations.
  • Response time: Four weeks.
  • Payment: Publication.
  • Simultaneous Submissions: Accepted if notified upon acceptance elsewhere.
  • Reading Period: August 1st-June 30th
  • Submissions: Accepted via post. SASE required. Limit submission to 2500 words.
  • URL: http://www.bitteroleander.com/

Brick

Since its inception in 1977, Brick has played a unique role, both in Canada and beyond, gathering a cross-section of national and international, known and new literary voices in a wide-ranging discussion of arts, culture, and literature. Publisher Michael Redhill describes the magazine as “a dream dinner party where writers and readers share a sumptuous feast of ideas.”

  • Accepts: Creative nonfiction.
  • Response time: Twelve-twenty weeks.
  • Payment: Copies of the issue in which the work appeared.
  • Simultaneous Submissions: Accepted if notified upon acceptance elsewhere.
  • Reading Period: Year-round
  • Submissions: Accepted via post. SASE required.
  • URL: http://www.brickmag.com/

Burnside Review

Burnside Review, a truly independent literary journal from Portland, Oregon, gets its name from the street that runs the length of the city and divides it in two. Each issue is filled with poetry, an interview, book reviews, and one featured short story.

  • Accepts: Poetry, interviews, book reviews.
  • Response time: Four-eight weeks.
  • Payment: One copy of the issue in which the work appeared.
  • Simultaneous Submissions: Accepted if notified upon acceptance elsewhere.
  • Reading Period: Year-round
  • Submissions: Accepted via e-mail. Submit 3-5 poems. A short biography is required.
  • URL: http://www.burnsidereview.org/submissions/

The Cimarron Review

Since 1967, Cimarron Review has published authors such as Nobel Prize winner Jose Saramago, Rick Moody, Robert Olen Butler, Jonathan Ames, Mark Doty, Diane Wakoski, Tess Gallagher, Richard Shelton, Mark Halliday, Rick Bass, Pam Houston, Paul Muldoon, Willam Stafford and many others. Writers Digest has included Cimarron in its top fifty places to publish fiction in America, and Esquire has called Cimarron "one of America's literary roots."

  • Accepts: Poetry, short fiction, creative nonfiction.
  • Response time: Twelve-twenty-four weeks; often sooner.
  • Payment: Two copies of the issue in which the work appears.
  • Simultaneous Submissions: Accepted if notified upon acceptance elsewhere.
  • Reading Period: Year-round
  • Submissions: Accepted via post. SASE required, cover letter encouraged. Limit prose submissions to one work less than 20-25 pages. Limit poetry submissions to three-six poems.
  • URL: http://cimarronreview.com/

The Colorado Review

Founded in 1956, Colorado Review features short fiction, poetry, and nonfiction (memoir, personal essays) by both emerging and established writers, including numerous Pulitzer Prize, Best American, Pushcart, O. Henry, and Rona Jaffe Award winners.

  • Accepts: Poetry, short fiction, personal essays.
  • Response time: Not listed.
  • Payment: Publication. Contests available.
  • Simultaneous Submissions: Accepted if notified upon acceptance elsewhere.
  • Reading Period: September 1st-April 30th
  • Submissions: Accepted via post. Cover letter and SASE required. Limit prose submissions to one work in the range of 20-25 pages. Limit poetry submissions to five poems.
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The Columbia Review

Since 1988, Columbia Poetry Review (a student-edited journal) has published poetry with an eclectic mix from the established and distinguished to the emerging and exciting. Published annually by Columbia College Chicago’s English Department, Columbia Poetry Review is a student-edited, nationally distributed literary journal.

  • Accepts: Poetry.
  • Response time: Four-six weeks.
  • Payment: Copies of issue in which the work appeared.
  • Simultaneous Submissions: Accepted if notified upon acceptance elsewhere.
  • Reading Period: August 1st-November 30th
  • Submissions: Accepted via post. Cover letter and SASE required. Limit submissions to five pages of poetry.
  • URL: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/review/

Cutthroat

Cutthroat publishes high-quality poetry and short fiction from well-known as well as previously unpublished authors. The magazine also offers two literary prizes yearly: The Joy Harjo Poetry Award and The Rick DeMarinis Short Fiction Award. First place winners receive $1250 plus publication/second place receive $250 plus publication.

  • Accepts: Poetry, fiction.
  • Response time: Sixteen-twenty-one weeks.
  • Payment: Copies of issue in which the work appeared. Contests available.
  • Simultaneous Submissions: Accepted if notified upon acceptance elsewhere.
  • Reading Period: July 15th-October 10th
  • Submissions: Accepted via post. Cover letter and SASE required. Limit submissions to 3-5 poems or 5000 words of prose.
  • URL: http://www.cutthroatmag.com/submissions.html

Eclipse

Eclipse is an eclectic journal that provokes its readers by challenging their notions about the world around us. Eclipse strives to be a literary voice, capable of providing a language which pictures the landscape in words we may have heard before, but don't always speak. Eclipse's contributors have been nominated for Pushcart Prizes and other illustrious literary awards.

  • Accepts: Poetry, fiction.
  • Response time: Four-twelve weeks.
  • Payment: Copies of issue in which the work appeared.
  • Simultaneous Submissions: Accepted if notified upon acceptance elsewhere.
  • Reading Period: Year-round
  • Submissions: Accepted via post. Limit submissions to 3-5 poems or one work of prose.
  • URL: http://www.writerscafe.org/magazines/Eclipse,-A-Literary-Journal/60/

The Florida Review

For over thirty-five years, The Florida Review has published quality fiction, nonfiction, graphic narrative, poetry, interviews, and reviews from established and emerging writers. Recent issues include work from Billy Collins, David Huddle, Denise Duhamel, Tony Hoagland, Alex Lemon, Steven Harvey, Maureen Stanton, and Terese Svoboda.

  • Accepts: Fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, graphic narrative.
  • Response time: Twelve-twenty-four weeks.
  • Payment: Copies of issue in which the work appeared. Contests available.
  • Simultaneous Submissions: Accepted if notified upon acceptance elsewhere.
  • Reading Period: Year-round; response is significantly slower in the summer.
  • Submissions: Accepted via post. Cover letter and SASE required. Limit submissions to 3-5 poems or one work of prose.
  • URL: http://floridareview.cah.ucf.edu/submissions.php

Folio

Folio is a journal of poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction. We look for work that ignites and endures, is artful and natural, daring and elegant. Past issues have included work by artists as diverse as Allison Joseph, Virgil Suarez, and Denise Duhamel and interviews with Amy Bloom, Gregory Orr and Ann Beattie.

  • Accepts: Poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction.
  • Response time: Not listed.
  • Payment: Two copies of the issue in which the work appears.
  • Simultaneous Submissions: Accepted if notified immediately upon acceptance elsewhere.
  • Reading Period: August 15th-March 1st
  • Submissions: Accepted between August 15th and March 1st via post. Submit up to five poems, or 3500 words of prose. Cover letter and SASE required.
  • URL: http://www.foliojournal.org/

The Fourth River

The Fourth River looks for writings that are richly situated at the confluence of place, space and identity, or that reflect upon or make use of landscape and place in new ways. Nature and environmental writing that is edgy and provocative, that goes beyond traditional nature writing, and contributes to a new type of place-based writing has the best chance of finding a home in our journal.

  • Accepts: Poetry, short fiction, creative nonfiction, young adult writing.
  • Response time: Twelve to twenty weeks.
  • Payment: Copies. Contests available.
  • Simultaneous Submissions: Accepted if notified upon acceptance elsewhere.
  • Reading Period: August 1st- February 15th
  • Submissions: Accepted via post. Cover letter and SASE required. Limit prose submissions to 7,000 words. Limit poetry submissions to seven poems.
  • URL: http://fourthriver.chatham.edu/

Fugue

Fugue, a premier literary magazine, housed at the University of Idaho, has been publishing richly musical work since 1990. Fugue now publishes two issues a year (winter and summer) running around one hundred to two hundred pages each, filled with poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and creative literary essays. Best American Essays and the Pushcart Prize have recognized work published in Fugue.

  • Accepts: Fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction.
  • Response time: Twelve-twenty-four weeks.
  • Payment: Copies of issue in which the work appeared. Contests available.
  • Simultaneous Submissions: Accepted if notified upon acceptance elsewhere.
  • Reading Period: September 1st-May 1st.
  • Submissions: Accepted via email. Email submission to the correct address (poetry or prose). Limit submissions to 5 poems, two “short-shorts” or one work of prose.
  • URL: http://www.uiweb.uidaho.edu/fugue/index.html

The Georgetown Review

The Georgetown Review is published in Kentucky, a state famous for thoroughbreds and bourbon whiskey—but our magazine is much more fun than drunkenly betting on a horse because ‘it has a cool name.’ So stop all your drinking and gambling, and read us instead.

  • Accepts: Poetry, short fiction, novel excerpts, essays.
  • Response time: Roughly twelve weeks.
  • Payment: Two copies and a free two-year subscription. Contest available.
  • Simultaneous Submissions: Accepted if notified upon acceptance elsewhere.
  • Reading Period: September 1st-March 15th
  • Submissions: Accepted via post. Limit poetry submissions to twenty pages.
  • URL: http://www.georgetowncollege.edu/georgetownreview/

The Georgetown Review

The Georgia Review, published by the University of Georgia, is an award-winning, nationally distributed literary quarterly that has been in existence for over 60 years. Through its commitment to excellence, The Georgia Review has earned an international reputation. Writers range from Nobel laureates and Pulitzer Prize winners to emerging new voices; their words invite and sustain repeated readings.

  • Accepts: Essays, reviews, poetry, fiction.
  • Response time: Eight-sixteen weeks.
  • Payment: $50 per prose page; $4 per line of poetry.
  • Simultaneous Submissions: Not accepted.
  • Reading Period: August 15th-May 15th
  • Submissions: Accepted via post. Limit poetry submissions to 3-5 poems, and prose submissions to one work. A SASE is required.
  • URL: http://www.uga.edu/garev/submissions.html

The Gettysburg Review

The Gettysburg Review, published by Gettysburg College, is recognized as one of the country’s premier journals. Since its debut in 1988, more than one hundred short stories, poems, and essays first published in its pages have been reprinted in the prize anthologies including The Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses, The Best American Poetry, The Best American Essays, The Best American Mystery Stories, and The Best American Short Stories.

  • Accepts: Poetry, fiction, essays, and essay reviews.
  • Response time: Twelve-sixteen weeks.
  • Payment: $30 per prose page; $2.50 per line of poetry; one-year subscription.
  • Simultaneous Submissions: Accepted if notified upon acceptance elsewhere.
  • Reading Period: September 1st-May 31st
  • Submissions: Accepted via post. Limit poetry submissions to no more than 5 poems, and prose submissions to one work. A SASE is required.
  • URL: http://public.gettysburg.edu/academics/gettysburg_review/sbmssns.html

Glimmer Train

Glimmer Train Stories is edited by two sisters in Portland, Oregon, and is entering its 19th year of publication. Each issue presents ten short stories by new and established writers. In the recent edition of “Best American Short Stories,” Glimmer Train is listed 10 times in the 100 distinguished stories for the year, more than any other publication, including the New Yorker.

  • Accepts: Fiction.
  • Response time: Six-twelve weeks.
  • Payment: Between $700 and $2000. Contests available.
  • Simultaneous Submissions: Accepted if notified upon acceptance elsewhere.
  • Reading Period: Varies by category.
  • Submissions: Accepted via online submission manager or post. Please see writing guidelines here (http://www.glimmertrain.com/writguid1.html) for individual category information.
  • URL: http://www.glimmertrain.com/index.html

Hanging Loose

Hanging Loose Press turns 43 in 2009, making it one of the oldest independent literary magazines in the country. Its name derives from its original format, loose pages in a cover envelope. Today, the magazine is a lot more dressed-up, but the focus remains the same: energetic work by new writers and by the writers who started out with us.

  • Accepts: Fiction, poetry, occasionally creative nonfiction.
  • Response time: Four-twelve weeks.
  • Payment: Copies of the issue in which the work appeared.
  • Simultaneous Submissions: Not accepted.
  • Reading Period: Year-round.
  • Submissions: Accepted via post. SASE required.
  • URL: http://www.hangingloosepress.com/submissions.html

Hayden’s Ferry Review

Hayden's Ferry Review showcases the voices of emerging and established talents in creative writing and visual art from the national and international community. Because our editorship changes annually and involves the cooperation of two editors per genre, HFR is not tied down to particular styles, schools of thought, aesthetics, or ideologies.

  • Accepts: Poetry, prose, artwork, translations
  • Response time: Sixteen-twenty weeks.
  • Payment: $25.00 per page, two copies of the issue, and one year’s subscription.
  • Simultaneous Submissions: Accepted if notified upon acceptance elsewhere.
  • Reading Period: Year-round
  • Submissions: Accepted via post; limit submissions to six poems or one essay or story. SASE required.
  • URL: http://www.asu.edu/clas/pipercwcenter/publications/haydensferryreview/submit.html

High Desert Journal

High Desert Journal is a literary and visual art magazine dedicated to further understanding the people, places and issues of the interior West. Its pages help define this region in literary and artistic terms, and represent a collection of work that charts the changes of a distinctive, unique region.

  • Accepts: Poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, memoirs, letters to the editors, books reviews, essays on social issues and conditions of the region, interviews and visual arts.
  • Response time: Not listed.
  • Payment: Publication.
  • Simultaneous Submissions: No policy.
  • Reading Period: Year-round. Deadlines: for fall issue, June 30th; for winter issue, September 30th; for spring issue, December 31st; for summer issue, March 31st
  • Submissions: Accepted via e-mail or post. Submit up to five poems, 5000 words of fiction or nonfiction, or 3000 words of reviews, interviews, or memoirs. A cover page is required for all submissions.
  • URL: http://highdesertjournal.com/

Hiram Poetry Review

We read submissions year round and are always on the lookout for odd works of genius. To paraphrase Longinus, we prefer poems that exhibit excellence with flaws rather than general competence. That said, I think you will find few flaws, if any, in the poems included in this review. As you can see from our contributor’s list, we publish obscure and well-established poets.

  • Accepts: Poetry.
  • Response time: Not listed.
  • Payment: Copies of the issue in which the work appeared.
  • Simultaneous Submissions: Accepted if notified immediately upon acceptance elsewhere.
  • Reading Period: Year-round.
  • Submissions: Accepted via post. SASE required. Limit submissions to 3-5 poems.
  • URL: http://hirampoetryreview.wordpress.com/submissions/

Hotel Amerika

Launched in 2002, Hotel Amerika is already firmly established as an exciting venue for both well-known and emerging writers. We publish exceptional writing in all its forms, so it’s not uncommon to find traditional work alongside the experimental. We strive to house in our pages the most unique and provocative poetry, fiction and nonfiction available. Work with a quirky, unconventional edge—either in form or content—is often favored by our editors.

  • Accepts: Work from all genres of creative writing.
  • Response time: Not listed.
  • Payment: Copies of the issue in which the work appeared.
  • Simultaneous Submissions: Not accepted.
  • Reading Period: September 1st-May 1st.
  • Submissions: Accepted via post. SASE required.
  • URL: http://www.hotelamerika.net/submissions.shtml

Interim

Interim is an annual creative writing publication that features poetry, translation, belles lettres, short fiction, and book reviews. The editors prevailing aesthetic and political philosophy are subject to change. Past contributors include writers as diverse as Martine Bellen, Anselm Berrigan, Robert Creeley, Norman Dubie, Richard Hugo, Alice Notley, Anne Porter, Leslie Scalapino, Susan Schultz, Eleni Sikelianos, Arthur Vogelsang, Catherine Wagner, and William Carlos Williams.

  • Accepts: Poetry, short fiction, belles lettres (essays, letters, other works), translation.
  • Response time: One-six weeks.
  • Payment: Copies of the issue in which the work appeared.
  • Simultaneous Submissions: Accepted if notified immediately upon acceptance elsewhere.
  • Reading Period: September 1st-May 1st.
  • Submissions: Accepted via post. SASE and cover letter required. Limit submissions to 7-10 pages or poetry or one work of prose.
  • URL: http://www.interimmag.org/

The Iowa Review

With 2009, The Iowa Review enters its 39th year of continuous publication. We take our mission to be nudging along American literature, to be local but not provincial, to be experimental but not without love for our literary traditions. Although you may find writers already familiar to you in most of our issues, you will surely find others who are not. Discovering a new and compelling writer, one we'd never heard of before but whose writing comes through to us—that still seems the magic of our work.

  • Accepts: Poetry, short fiction, essays, and reviews.
  • Response time: Eight-sixteen weeks.
  • Payment: $25 for the first page, and $15 for each additional page. Awards available.
  • Simultaneous Submissions: Accepted if notified immediately upon acceptance elsewhere.
  • Reading Period: September-November only.
  • Submissions: Accepted via post. SASE and cover letter required.
  • URL: http://iowareview.uiowa.edu/

Juked

In publication since 1999, we are an independent journal that appears online as well as in annual print issues. We don’t adhere to any particular themes or tastes. Our past contributors include Stephen Graham Jones, Paul Griner, Robert Shapard, Kim Chinquee and many others. Stories and poems we published have been anthologized in W.W. Norton's New Sudden Fiction as well as Dzanc Books' Best of the Web.

  • Accepts: Poetry, short fiction.
  • Response time: Four-twelve weeks.
  • Payment: Copies of the issue in which the work appears.
  • Simultaneous Submissions: Accepted if notified immediately upon acceptance elsewhere.
  • Reading Period: Year-round.
  • Submissions: Accepted via e-mail. Limit submissions to five poems or one work of prose at a time.
  • URL: http://www.juked.com/info/

The King’s English

The King's English may be the only online literary journal devoted to novella-length fiction and long personal essays. (One reader wrote in to ask, "Do you actually employ people to read these mountains, or do you run a slave labor camp, give your chattel a blunt axe and glasses, and feed them watery soup twice a day?”) The journal’s high editorial standards made it the winner of the Million Writers Award for being the "Best Publisher of Novella-Length Fiction" 2005 – 2007.

  • Accepts: Novella, long personal essays.
  • Response time: Ten-sixteen weeks.
  • Payment: Publication. Contests/prizes available.
  • Simultaneous Submissions: Accepted if notified immediately upon acceptance elsewhere.
  • Reading Period: Year-round.
  • Submissions: Accepted via e-mail. Limit submissions to one work of prose at a time.
  • URL: http://home.comcast.net/~wapshot1/

Lalitamba

Lalitamba is a journal of modern devotional literature. It includes writings from around the world that have been inspired by different ideas of Truth—Hinduism, Sufism, Judaism, Christianity, and Buddhism, to name a few. Contributors have been included in the Best American series, written award-winning novels, and received NEA grants. We have also been known to discover new authors.

  • Accepts: Fiction, poetry, essays, interviews, translation.
  • Response time: Eight-twelve weeks.
  • Payment: Two copies of the issue in which the work was published.
  • Simultaneous Submissions: Accepted if notified immediately upon acceptance elsewhere.
  • Reading Period: Year-round.
  • Submissions: Accepted via post. Limit submissions to one work of prose or up to five poems at a time.
  • URL: http://www.lalitamba.org/?page_id=10

Many Mountains Moving

Many Mountains Moving: a literary journal of diverse contemporary voices appears annually in the fall and welcomes previously unpublished poetry, fiction, nonfiction, reviews and art from writers and artists of all walks of life. Open to all forms of poetry, welcoming outstanding, exciting works which reflect the diversity of our many cultures—writing with intelligence, emotion, wit, and craft.

  • Accepts: Fiction, poetry, nonfiction, translation, reviews.
  • Response time: Varies.
  • Payment: Two copies of the issue in which the work was published. Contests available.
  • Simultaneous Submissions: Accepted if notified immediately upon acceptance elsewhere.
  • Reading Period: Year-round for online submissions. Post submissions vary.
  • Submissions: Accepted via online submission manager and post. Limit prose submissions to 4,000 words and poetry submissions to five poems not exceeding ten pages.
  • URL: http://www.mmminc.org/html/journal_subm.htm

New Orleans Review

New Orleans Review is a journal of contemporary literature and culture, publishing new poetry, fiction, nonfiction, art, photography, film and book reviews. The journal was founded in 1968 and has since published an eclectic variety of work by established and emerging writers including Walker Percy, Pablo Neruda, Ellen Gilchrist, Nelson Algren, and many others.

  • Accepts: Poetry, fiction, nonfiction, translations, and book reviews.
  • Response time: Eight to sixteen weeks.
  • Payment: Publication.
  • Simultaneous Submissions: Accepted if notified immediately upon acceptance elsewhere.
  • Reading Period: August 15th-May 15th
  • Submissions: Poetry is accepted through an electronic submission system. Prose submissions must be sent through the post, with a cover letter and SASE. Submit three to six poems, or 7500 words of prose.
  • URL: http://neworleansreview.org/

Phoebe

Phoebe prides itself on supporting up-and-coming writers, whose style, form, voice, and subject matter demonstrate a vigorous appeal to the senses, intellect, and emotions of our readers. We choose our writers because we believe their work succeeds at its goals, whether its goals are to uphold or challenge literary tradition.

  • Accepts: Poetry and fiction.
  • Response time: Eight to twenty weeks.
  • Payment: Two copies of the issue in which the work appears.
  • Simultaneous Submissions: Accepted if notified immediately upon acceptance elsewhere.
  • Reading Period: September 1st-April 15th
  • Submissions: Accepted through the post. Submit three to five poems, or 7500 words of prose. SASE required.
  • URL: http://phoebejournal.com/?page_id=5

Poet Lore

Established in 1889, Poet Lore is the oldest continuously published poetry magazine in the United States. Under the stewardship of its present publisher, The Writer's Center, Poet Lore publishes semi-annual installments of the finest contemporary poetry both by established writers and by those breaking into print.

  • Accepts: Poetry, poetry reviews, and critical essays about poetics and poets.
  • Response time: Eight to twelve weeks.
  • Payment: Two copies of the issue in which the work appears and a one-year subscription.
  • Simultaneous Submissions: Discouraged, but accepted if notified immediately upon acceptance elsewhere.
  • Reading Period: Year-round
  • Submissions: Accepted through the post. Submit up to five poems, or one work of prose. Cover letter and SASE required.
  • URL: http://www.writer.org/poetlore/

Puerto del Sol

Puerto del Sol, now in its 44th year of publication, is the journal of the English Department at New Mexico State University dedicated to providing a forum for innovative poetry, prose, drama, criticism and artwork from emerging and established writers and artists.

  • Accepts: Poetry, drama, fiction, non-fiction, translations, artwork and criticism, and combinations of genres.
  • Payment: Publication.
  • Simultaneous Submissions: No policy.
  • Reading Period: September 15th-March 31st
  • Submissions Accepted through an online submission manager. Submit three to five poems, one work of fiction, nonfiction, or drama, or two to four “short-shorts” at once. Writers must wait for a response before submitting again.
  • URL: http://www.puertodelsol.org/current.html

Quarterly West

  • Accepts: Poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and reviews.
  • Response time: Not listed.
  • Payment: Two copies of the issue in which the work appears; honorarium when funds are available.
  • Simultaneous Submissions: Accepted if notified immediately upon acceptance elsewhere.
  • Reading Period: September 1st-May 1st
  • Submissions: Accepted via post, during reading period only. Submit three to five poems, one work of fiction or nonfiction (or two “short-shorts,” works less that five pages long). An SASE is required for all submissions.
  • URL: http://webdelsol.com/Quarterly_West/index.html

Rain Farm Press - Paradigm

Rain Farm Press strives to be a different kind of independent publisher. We believe art is
everywhere and use this philosophy in everything we do. Our acclaimed art and literary
journal Paradigm publishes both new and established voices, with a variety of books and events on the way.

  • Accepts: Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, and photography.
  • Response time: Eight-ten weeks.
  • Payment: Publication.
  • Simultaneous Submissions: Accepted if notified immediately upon acceptance elsewhere.
  • Reading Period: Year-round
  • Submissions: Accepted via e-mail. Send no more than three poems and no more than 3500 words of fiction or nonfiction.
  • URL: http://paradigmjournal.com/

River Teeth

Founded in 1999, River Teeth combines the best of creative nonfiction, including narrative reportage, essays, and memoirs, as well as critical essays that examine the genre and that explore the impact of nonfiction narrative on the lives of its writers, subjects, and readers.

  • Accepts: Creative nonfiction, including narrative reporting, memoirs, and critical essays on the genre.
  • Response time: Twelve-twenty weeks.
  • Payment: Two copies of the issue, and one year’s subscription.
  • Simultaneous Submissions: Accepted if notified upon acceptance elsewhere.
  • Reading Period: September 1st-May 31st
  • Submissions: Accepted via online submission manager.
  • URL: http://www.riverteethjournal.com/

Simply Haiku

Simply Haiku is a quarterly journal containing original contributions from new poets and experienced haijin, with offerings in the English genres of haiku, senryu, tanka, haibun, renku and haiga.

  • Accepts: All types of Japanese short-form poetry, modern and traditional haiga, and essays, articles, and reviews on haiku.
  • Response time: Four-six weeks.
  • Payment: Publication.
  • Simultaneous Submissions: Not accepted.
  • Reading Period: Year-round
  • Submissions: Accepted via e-mail; writers must address e-mail to the correct editor, listed on the Submissions page. Send ten poems.
  • URL: http://simplyhaiku.com/

Tin House

Rather than simply being dedicated to either fiction or poetry, Tin House excels in both, and it also publishes interviews with important literary figures, a "Lost and Found" section dedicated to exceptional public domain and generally overlooked material, and drink recipes. It is also distinguished from many other notable literary magazines by actively seeking work from previously unpublished writers for its "New Voices" section.

  • Accepts: Fiction, poetry, interviews, various other writings.
  • Response time: Not listed.
  • Payment: Two copies of the issue in which the work was published.
  • Simultaneous Submissions: Accepted if notified immediately upon acceptance elsewhere.
  • Reading Period: September 1st-May 31st.
  • Submissions: Accepted via online submission manager and post. Cover letter required. SASE required post submissions.
  • URL: http://www.tinhouse.com/

West Branch

Founded in 1977 and published at Bucknell’s Stadler Center for Poetry, West Branch has earned a reputation for excellence and integrity in its semiannual offering of poetry, fiction, essays, and reviews. Respected by readers and writers alike for its high literary standards and truly broad aesthetic, West Branch takes pride in its openness to a wide range of literary styles and in its genuine commitment to pairing new voices with more established ones. Recent West Branch poetry and prose has been reprinted in Best American Short Stories, the Pushcart anthology, and Harper’s Magazine, and elsewhere.

  • Accepts: Poetry, short fiction.
  • Response time: Ten weeks.
  • Payment: $20 per poem; $10 per prose page. Two copies.
  • Simultaneous Submissions: Accepted if notified upon acceptance elsewhere.
  • Reading Period: August 15th - April 15th
  • Submissions: Accepted via online submission manager. Limit prose submissions to 30 pages. Limit poetry submissions to six poems.
  • URL: http://westbranchsubmissions.bucknell.edu/