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.
Buffalo Almanack is an online quarterly journal of fiction and photography. We aim to publish the best of new and veteran artists from within the United…
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
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
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.
Dust Jacket is a quarterly published magazine, with both print and digital editions, that features the best in new and innovative short fiction.
F(r)iction Website https://tetheredbyletters.com/ From the publisher If you love literature, you’ve probably seen just about every journal out there. Maybe you’re a devoted reader, bored with themes like adult-life paranoia and coming-of-age angst. Or maybe you’re a writer—and you’ve been writing traditional works to fit within traditional boundaries—but you can’t find a home for the […]
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.
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.
Glintmoon is an online quarterly, founded and edited by Mitchell Hart, dedicated to publishing diverse, innovative poetry of ten lines or fewer. We accept submissions year-round on a rolling basis and publish in February, May, August, and November.
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
Into the Ruins Website Into the Ruins Information about your publication Into the Ruins is a different kind of science fiction magazine. Rather than the tropes of space operas, aliens, and interstellar travel, we offer science fiction stories for the real world. These are tales set in the near and far future that deal with […]
Ploughshares Website http://www.pshares.org/ From the Editor 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 […]
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
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
The Chaos Journal of Personal Narrative is an independent, quarterly online journal of narrative nonfiction. We publish essays, 500-7,500 words, about personal experience from new, emerging, and established writers.
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. 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.
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
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 more. Tin House’s […]
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.
ZYZZYVA is a critically acclaimed print journal, introducing readers to new work from the best contemporary writers and artists since 1985. Based in San Francisco, we have established a vigorous tradition of finding and fostering new talent, in our backyard and beyond. For over thirty years ZYZZYVA