These are Literary magazines that have had work selected to appear in Best American Short Stories (Best American Short Stories Magazines). Our list is long and every growing. It is not like other list on the web. It is dynamic. These listings connect to detailed and condensed information about these magazines sent to us by the editors. Generally the listing will give you a very good idea of what the publication and the editor is looking for.

The Best American Short Stories Anthology is simply one of the best, if not the best, anthology in the country. They have published great American authors like Oates, King, Carver, Updike and many others. It is the standard of excellence for short story anthologies. Each issues is guest authored, and those authors are some of the best authors in the country. They pick work from magazines around the country. The Best American Short Stories magazines are listed here on this page.

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Black Warrior Review

Black Warrior Review

Since 1974, Black Warrior Review has published the freshest voices in literature, from established and emerging talents alike. Each issue presents high quality poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, including a chapbook by a nationally recognized poet.Read More
 
Glimmer Train

Glimmer Train Stories

We particularly welcome the work of new and emerging writers. In the recent Best American Short Stories, of the top "100 distinguished short stories," six appeared in Glimmer Train Stories, second only to the New Yorker. We are pleased to say that, of those six, two were those authors' first stories accepted for publication.Read More
Oxford American

Oxford American

The Oxford American is a national magazine dedicated to featuring the very best in Southern writing while documenting the complexity and vitality of the American South. Billed as "The Read More
Ploughshares

Ploughshares

http://www.pshares.org/ Ploughshares has published quality literature since 1971. Best known for our award-winning Ploughshares literary journal, we also publish Ploughshares Solos, digital-first long stories and essays, and a lively literary blog. Since 1989, we have been based at Emerson College in downtown Boston. You can find more information and updates…Read More
The Carolina Quarterly

The Carolina Quarterly

The Carolina Quarterly publishes a variety of poetry, fiction, essays, reviews, and artwork three times a year. Approximately 1,000 copies are distributed to readers locally and to individual subscribers, Read More
The Cincinnati Review

The Cincinnati Review

The Cincinnati Review draws together within its pages the finest creative and critical work from across the country. We provide a venue for writers of any background, at any point in their literary Read More
The Iowa Review

The Iowa Review

The Iowa Review is an American literary magazine that publishes fiction, poetry, essays, and reviews. The magazine--currently in its 42nd year--is published in April, August, and December Read More
The Missouri Review

The Missouri Review

The Missouri Review, founded in 1978, is one of the most highly-regarded literary magazines in the United States and for the past thirty-three years we've upheld a reputation for finding and publishing the best writers first. We are based at the University of Missouri and publish four issues each year. Each issue contains new fiction, poetry and essays, several of which from have recently been reprinted in the Pushcart Prize, Best American Stories, Best American Essays, and Best American Poetry. Also, we make an effort to be the first to publish new writers. We run interviews with famous authors and Found Text features, printing never before published works such as a short story by William Faulkner or one of Tennessee Williams' plays. Recently we did a feature on famous rejection letters of novels such as Lolita and The Bell Jar, the letters of James Stern, and Ben Hecht's Hollywood letters.Read More
Tin House

Tin House

  Tin House Magazine is one of America's leading literary magazines. Tin House publishes both fiction and poetry. First published in 1999 and quickly began setting standards for literary magazines. The magazine has published authors such as Stuart Dybeck, Rick Moody, Stephen King, Pablo Neruda, David Foster Wallace and many…Read More