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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Alaska Quarterly Review

Alaska Quarterly Review

Alaska Quarterly Review is one of America?s premier literary magazines and a source of powerful, new voices. AQR publishes short stories, short novellas, novel excerpts,
Antioch Review

Antioch Review

The Antioch Review is one of the best literary magazines in the country. We rate the Antioch Review as number 25 of our Top 50 Literary Magazines list.

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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.
Fifth Wednesday Journal

Fifth Wednesday Journal

Fifth Wednesday Journal is an independent print literary magazine founded in 2007. It is published biannually. Using guest editors for fiction and poetry with each issue FWJ publishes many

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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.
Michigan Quarterly Review

Michigan Quarterly Review

MQR is an eclectic, interdisciplinary journal of arts and culture that seeks to combine the best of poetry,
Narrative Magazine

Narrative Magazine

Edited by Carol Edgarian and Tom Jenks two well-established editors, the publication is making a real run at being a “big time” literary magazine on the web
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
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…
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,