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Callaloo

Print magazine for Fiction, Poetry, Non-Fiction,

Callaloo was founded in 1976 by its current editor, Charles Henry Rowell, when he was teaching at Southern University (Baton Rouge). He originally described the fledgling periodical as a "Black South Journal," whose function was to serve as a publication outlet for marginalized writers in the racially segregated US American South.


🌍 Territory:  USA 💰 Submission fee: $0 Frequency: 4 times a year Online submissions: Yes Submission guidelines


Massachusetts Review

Print magazine for Fiction, Poetry, Translations,

The Massachusetts Review is one of the nation's leading literary magazines, distinctive in joining the highest level of artistic concern with pressing public issues. As The New York Times observed, "It is amazing that so much significant writing on race and culture appears in one magazine." MR was named one of the top ten literary journals in 2008 by the Boston Globe.


🌍 Territory:  USA 💰 Submission fee: $0 Frequency: 4 times a year Online submissions: Yes Submission guidelines


American Scholar

Print & Online magazine for Non-Fiction, Fiction, Poetry,

The American Scholar is a quarterly magazine of essays, fiction, poetry, and articles covering public affairs, literature, science, history, and culture. Published since 1932 for the general reader by the Phi Beta Kappa Society, the Scholar considers nonfiction by known and unknown writers, as well as fiction and poetry for online publication.


Average visits: 90,000/month 🌍 Territory:  USA 💰 Submission fee: $0 Frequency: 4 times a year Online submissions: Yes Submission guidelines


Copper Nickel

Print magazine for Fiction, Poetry, Non-Fiction, Translations,

Copper Nickel, the national literary journal housed at the University of Colorado Denver, was founded by poet Jake Adam York in 2002. Work published in Copper Nickel has appeared in the Best American Poetry, Best American Short Stories, and Pushcart Prize anthologies, and has been listed as notable in the Best American Essays anthology.


🌍 Territory:  USA 💰 Submission fee: $0 Frequency: 2 times a year Online submissions: Yes Submission guidelines


BOMB

Print magazine for Fiction, Poetry,

BOMB Magazine has been publishing conversations between artists of all disciplines since 1981. BOMB's founders decided to publish dialogues that reflected the way practitioners spoke about their work among themselves. Annually, BOMB serves 1.5 million online readers through its free and searchable archive and BOMB Daily, a virtual hub where a diverse cohort of artists and writers explore the creative process within a community of their peers and mentors.


🌍 Territory:  USA 💰 Submission fee: $3 Frequency: 4 times a year Online submissions: Yes Submission guidelines


Commonweal

Print & Online magazine for Fiction, Poetry, Non-Fiction,

Commonweal's mission is to provide a forum for civil, reasoned debate on the interaction of faith with contemporary politics and culture. Read by a passionate audience of educated, committed Catholics, as well as readers from many other faith traditions, Commonweal presents well-argued, respectful points of view from across the ideological spectrum.


Average visits: 118,000/month 🌍 Territory:  USA 💰 Submission fee: $0 Frequency: 12 times a year Online submissions: Yes Submission guidelines


The Common

Print & Online magazine for Fiction, Poetry, Non-Fiction,

The Common is an award-winning print and digital literary journal published biannually, in the fall and spring. Issues of The Common include short stories, essays, poems, and images that embody a strong sense of place. The Common Online publishes original content four times per week, including book reviews, interviews, personal essays, short dispatches, poetry, contributor podcasts and recordings, and multimedia features.


🌍 Territory:  USA 💰 Submission fee: $0 Frequency: 2 times a year Online submissions: Yes Submission guidelines


Nimrod

Print magazine for Fiction, Poetry, Non-Fiction,

Nimrod International Journal, founded in 1956 at The University of Tulsa, has been active in the discovery and publication of new writers for more than 60 years. Nimrod has also encouraged and rewarded new writers for more than 30 years through The Nimrod Literary Awards.


🌍 Territory:  USA 💰 Submission fee: $3 Frequency: 2 times a year Online submissions: Yes Submission guidelines


Ninth Letter

Print magazine for Fiction, Poetry, Non-Fiction,

Ninth Letter is a collaborative arts and literary project produced by the Creative Writing Program and School of Art & Design at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Edited and designed by faculty and students as part of the core curricula of both programs, the journal's mission is to present original literary writing of exceptional quality, illuminated by cutting-edge graphic design.


🌍 Territory:  USA 💰 Submission fee: $3 Frequency: 2 times a year Online submissions: Yes Submission guidelines


Crab Orchard Review

Print magazine for Fiction, Poetry,

Crab Orchard Review was founded in 1995. We seek diverse voices capturing the range of contemporary American writing and hope in our online version to explore more international concerns as well. We are currently building our print archives online to share with readers our over 20 years of publication.


🌍 Territory:  USA 💰 Submission fee: $20 Frequency: 2 times a year Online submissions: Yes Submission guidelines


London Magazine

Print magazine for Fiction, Poetry,

The London Magazine publishes literary writing of the highest quality. We look for original poetry and short fiction that startles and entertains us. Reviews, essays and features should be erudite, lucid and incisive.


Average visits: 8,900/month 🌍 Territory:  UK 💰 Submission fee: $0 Frequency: 6 times a year Online submissions: Yes Submission guidelines


Litro

Print magazine for Fiction, Non-Fiction,

We began as a free print pamphlet featuring just one short story. Now we're a pocket-sized monthly magazine — still free — with a handful of short stories and the occasional spot of nonfiction and poetry for the reading pleasure of London commuters. We aim to discover emerging writers and give them a platform to be read alongside stalwarts of the literary scene.


Average visits: 84,400/month 🌍 Territory:  UK 💰 Submission fee: $0 Frequency: 12 times a year Online submissions: Yes Submission guidelines


MSLEXIA

Print magazine for Fiction, Poetry, Non-Fiction,

It's time to see your name in print! Send us your previously-unpublished submissions for inclusion in Mslexia. There are 14 opportunities to submit for women writers of all specialisms: poetry, fiction and non-fiction, with five slots kept solely for subscribers to the magazine.


Average visits: 52,400/month 🌍 Territory:  UK 💰 Submission fee: $0 Frequency: 4 times a year Online submissions: Yes Submission guidelines


New Yorker

Print magazine for Fiction, Poetry, Non-Fiction,

The New Yorker is a weekly magazine offering a signature mix of reporting and commentary on politics, international affairs, popular culture and the arts, science and technology, and business, along with fiction, poetry, humor, and cartoons. If your story makes it onto the pages of the New Yorker, you've made it.


Average visits: 34,600,000/month 🌍 Territory:  USA 💰 Submission fee: $0 Frequency: 52 times a year Online submissions: Yes Submission guidelines


Ploughshares

Print magazine for Fiction, Poetry,

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.


Average visits: 176,000/month 🌍 Territory:  USA 💰 Submission fee: $0 Frequency: 3 times a year Online submissions: Yes Submission guidelines