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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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.
Est. in 2000, Carve magazine, named in honor of Raymond Carver, is a literary magazine publishing new short stories every quarter. Our stories are free to read online
Creative Nonfiction is the voice of the genre. Published since 1994 as a journal, in 2010 CNF adopted a larger magazine format that combines new creative nonfiction about a variety of topics with columns and features about the art, business and craft of the genre. Recent issues have included interviews with or new work by Susan Cheever, Dave Eggers, Phillip Lopate, Lauren Slater, Ruth Reichl and other well-known writers, as well as several never-before-published writers.
Elegant Literature is a short fiction magazine and contest exclusive to new writers. We pay professional rates and help unpublished writers get their work into the world. We believe in helping aspiring writers break into the competitive fiction industry.
Flash Fiction Online is a monthly, online magazine publishing literary/mainstream/genre fiction. We pay professional rates and are SFWA affiliated. Both original and reprints are considered.
Grain, the journal of eclectic writing, is a literary quarterly that publishes engaging, eclectic, and challenging writing and art by Canadian and international writers and artists. Grain is published
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
SCREAM is Britain's all new premier Horror Magazine. SCREAM is your best source for horror movies, news, reviews, previews, celebrity interviews, books, games, film festival reports, comics and pretty much everything else you can think of in the world of horror.
Founded by graduates of Iowa's major creative writing programs—Iowa State University and the prestigious University of Iowa—Sequestrum has faithfully published award-winning writers and new voices alike for our 1,000+ monthly readership
Recent poems from Crazyhorse were selected for reprint in The Best American Poetry 2008 and 2007 and The Pushcart Prize anthology, recent fiction in The Best American Short Stories 2008. Richard Jackson's poem
The Antigonish Review is a creative literary quarterly that publishes poetry, fiction, critical articles, and reviews. Our ideal reader has extensive interests and seeks the creative. Major accomplishments of TAR include giving
First published in 1945, The Fiddlehead is Atlanta Canada's international literary journal and Canada's longest living literary journal. Many - now well-known - writers
The Gettysburg Review is published by Gettysburg College. The Review has been publishing for since. The Gettysburg Review is a quarterly publications
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
The Malahat Review, established in 1967, is among Canada?s leading literary journals. Published quarterly, it features contemporary Canadian and international works of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction as well as reviews of recently published Canadian poetry, fiction, and literary nonfiction.
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.
The Ocotillo Review seeks to publish diverse voices from underserved communities along side established writers of Poetry, Short Fiction, And Narrative Nonfiction. Although we don’t shy away from experimental or unusual approaches to literature,
Vestal Review is the oldest magazine dedicated exclusively to flash fiction. It has been published continuously since March 2000. Vestal Review is a semi-annual perfect-bound print magazine
Zizzle is a literary magazine devoted to publishing quality, innovative fiction for young readers. We believe honest, engaging fiction nourishes young, inquisitive minds and helps foster a lifelong passion for reading and learning.