Literary Journal Reading Periods (General Submissions)

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Literary Journal Reading Periods (General Submissions)

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F(r)iction

F(r)iction

F(r)iction is different. The brainchild of a ragtag team of editors, artists, and writers, F(r)iction is the best of everything we’ve ever loved. F(r)iction is experimental. F(r)iction is strange. F(r)iction pokes the soft spots, touches nerves most would rather remain protected. F(r)iction is secrets and truths and most importantly—stories. F(r)iction is weird, in every respect. Printed triannually and distributed around the world, F(r)iction publishes short fiction, flash fiction, poetry, and nonfiction, in addition to a selection of graphic stories.

Unsolicited Submissions: yes

Reading Period: All year (print and online)

5x5

5x5

The poetry and prose published in 5x5 perform a balancing act between the succinct and the significant to deliver language at the height of its power. If you can say it in 500 words or less, you can say it here.

Unsolicited Submissions: yes

Reading Period: Nonfiction is welcome year-round, check website for fiction & poetry (online)

A Public Space

A Public Space

A Public Space is an independent magazine of literature and culture. It was founded in 2006. A Public Space seeks work that is brave and unexpected. They are interested in writing that uncovers the extraordinary in the everyday, provides a rare glimpse, exposes an unexpected truth, or puts forth a daring hypothesis. There are no boundaries or stipulations with the exception of requiring authenticity, curiosity, and an honest voice.

Unsolicited Submissions: yes

Reading Period: September 15–April 15 (print)

AGNI

AGNI

AGNI see literature and the arts as part of a broad, ongoing cultural conversation that every society needs to remain vibrant and alive. Their writers and artists hold a mirror up to nature, mankind, the world; they courageously reflect their age, for better or worse; and their work provokes perceptions and thoughts that help us understand and respond to our age. Another important aspect of AGNI’s editorial history and vision is its abiding interest in the important cultural questions that concern us all, both domestically and internationally.

Unsolicited Submissions: yes

Reading Period: September 1–May 31 (print and online)

Argot

Argot

Argot Magazine, new to the literary scene, places primary focus on the feminine narrative and its intersections of class, gender, and race. Through storytelling and discussions of current events, this journal seeks to explored marginalized experiences and create a safe space for up-and-coming authors.

Unsolicited Submissions: yes

Reading Period: All year (print and online)

Black Fox Literary Magazine

Black Fox Literary Magazine

Black Fox Literary Magazine was founded by Racquel Henry, Pamela Harris, and Marquita Hockaday, and publishes fiction, poetry, and nonfiction with a special preference for under-represented genres, styles, and perspectives.

Unsolicited Submissions: yes

Reading Period: Option to request feedback (print and online)

Brevity

Brevity

As the name suggests, Brevity accepts concise nonfiction, craft essays, and book reviews with 750 words or less. Since it's inception the magazine has been committed to publishing new authors, though it has also enjoyed recognition for work published by established writers, including Pulitzer prize finalists, Pushcart winners, and many well-known authors.

Unsolicited Submissions: yes

Reading Period: September - April (online)

Bright Sleep Magazine

Bright Sleep Magazine

Bright Sleep is home to pieces that showcase the beautiful connections between the seemingly unconnected, and make playful mockery of opposites and the expected. Experiments thrive and are encouraged here.

Unsolicited Submissions: yes

Reading Period: All year (online)

BULL

BULL

BULL, founded in 2009 by Jarrett Haley, is an online and print magazine "dedicated to examining and discussing modern masculinity" in all its forms and from an array of perspectives, and accepts submissions of flash and short fiction (and essays) from all genders, orientations, and creeds.

Unsolicited Submissions: yes

Reading Period: All year (print and online)

Carve Magazine

Carve Magazine

Carve, in the style of its namesake author Raymond Carver, publishes honest fiction with soul, poetry with subtle power, and nonfiction that confronts the deepest truths. The magazine is also dedicated to supporting emerging and established writers, and to this end they offer editing services and support all writers, even those whose work may be declined or withdrawn for any reason.

Unsolicited Submissions: yes

Reading Period: All year (print and online)

Catapult Story

Catapult Story

Founded in 2015, Catapult is a tri-fold organization, offering writing classes led by authors and industry professionals, an online magazine, and book-length fiction and non-fiction published through its independent publishing channels. Catapult's online magazine caters to community among writers, with goals to benefit emerging and established writers alike, by contributing to and sharing in their success.

Unsolicited Submissions: yes

Reading Period: All year (online)

Chicago Quarterly Review

Chicago Quarterly Review

The Chicago Quarterly Review, founded in 1995 by Syed Afzal Haider, publishes short stories, flash fiction, and poetry from new, emerging, and established authors.

Unsolicited Submissions: yes

Reading Period: All year (print)

Conjunctions

Conjunctions

Bard College’s literary, biannual, book-length journal Conjunctions publishes innovative fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction by emerging voices and contemporary masters. For over three decades, Conjunctions has challenged accepted forms and styles, with equal emphasis on groundbreaking experimentation and rigorous quality. The print and e-book anthologies generally collect pieces that form a conversation around a central theme—obsession, doppelgängers, black comedy, new-wave fabulism, novellas, works in progress, Caribbean writing, and so on.

Unsolicited Submissions: yes

Reading Period: All year (print and online)

Consequence Magazine

Consequence Magazine

Consequence is an independent non-profit literary magazine publishing poetry, nonfiction, fiction, interviews, etc. with a focus on the culture of war and its impact and consequences through a wide-reaching international lens. The magazine's special anniversary issue will focus on women (and those identifying as women) writers who write about the culture and consequences of war.

Unsolicited Submissions: yes

Reading Period: Regular submissions from March 1 to September 1 (print and online)

Crazyhorse

Crazyhorse

Founded by the poet Tom McGrath in Los Angeles in 1960, Crazyhorse continues to be one of the finest, most influential literary journals published today. Past contributors include such renowned authors as John Updike, Raymond Carver, Jorie Graham, John Ashbery, Robert Bly, Ha Jin, W. P. Kinsella, Richard Wilbur, James Wright, Carolyn Forché, Charles Simic, Charles Wright, Billy Collins, Galway Kinnell, James Tate, and Franz Wright.

Unsolicited Submissions: yes

Reading Period: September 1–May 31

Cutbank

Cutbank

Cutbank, the area's premier literary magazine, is produced and managed by graduate students of the Creative Writing program at the University of Montana. Since 1973, the magazine has been graced with the work of several well-known names in the literary field, and was initially managed by William Kittredge, author of Hole in the Sky: A Memoir.

Unsolicited Submissions: yes

Reading Period: September 15 - February 1 (print and online)

December Magazine

December Magazine

Founded in 1958 and revived in 2012, December maintains its legacy of producing exceptional works of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction from new and established writers. The magazine also boasts, in their archives, the early works of authors who would later become literary legends, Pulitzer Prize winners, Guggenheim fellows, etc.

Unsolicited Submissions: yes

Reading Period: General submissions from October 1 – May 1 (print and online)

Ecotone

Ecotone

Founded at the University of North Carolina Wilmington in 2005, this award-winning magazine features writing and art that reimagine place, and our authors interpret this charge expansively. An ecotone is a transition zone between two adjacent ecological communities, containing the characteristic species of each. It is therefore a place of danger or opportunity, a testing ground. The magazine explores the ecotones between landscapes, literary genres, scientific and artistic disciplines, modes of thought.

Unsolicited Submissions: yes

Reading Period: August 15–October 1 / December 15–February 1 (changes on yearly basis) (print)

Epiphany

Epiphany

Epiphany, founded in 2001, aims to showcase fiction, poetry, non-fiction, and graphic literature that speaks to the boundless potential of literature.

Unsolicited Submissions: yes

Reading Period: Regular submissions from June 1 to August 1 (print and online)

Fireside Magazine

Fireside Magazine

Fireside Fiction Compnay got its start with the help of founder Brian White and a successful 2012 Kickstarter campaign, and has since published fiction of every known (and even undefined) genre on its online platform. Stories that "go somewhere" or have a unique perspective have a good chance of finding a home in this magazine.

Unsolicited Submissions: yes

Reading Period: Open for one week periods in 2017: September 17-23 & November 5-11 (online)

FIYAH

FIYAH

Inspired by the 1926 magazine Fire!!, FIYAH is a literary magazine founded in late 2016. The magazine operates as a platform for writers from the African continent and/or diaspora to examine intersectional issues of race and equality and "ask what it means to be Black and extraordinary" in science fiction and fantasy. Each of FIYAH's quarterly-produced installments are themed to address political and historical issues.

Unsolicited Submissions: yes

Reading Period: Four reading periods throughout the year (online)

Fugue

Fugue

Starting in 1990, Fugue has been edited and managed by graduate students of the English & Creative Writing programs at the University of Idaho. Each issue is an intimate collaboration of text and visual art that reflects the magazine's passion and reverence for art and letters.

Unsolicited Submissions: yes

Reading Period: September 1 - May 1 (print and online)

Gamut

Gamut

Gamut is an online magazine with a focus on publishing neo-noir, speculative, and dark fiction, as well as non-fiction, poetry, and flash fiction. With editor-in-chief Richard Thomas at the helm, this magazine aims to publish content on a near-daily basis. And all genres are welcome--so long as they have a literary bent.

Unsolicited Submissions: yes

Reading Period: All year (online)

Gingerbread House

Gingerbread House

These aren't your childhood fairytales. Exploring the untold and unearthing new fables, Gingerbread House is all about fiction and poetry with a fantastic inclination.

Unsolicited Submissions: yes

Reading Period: January 15th - October 15th (online)

Glimmer Train

Glimmer Train

This handsome tri-annual journal, run by two sisters, continues to actively champion emerging writers. Forty percent of all the stories presented in the last year were their authors’ first stories accepted for print publication. They know how much goes into writing a story you care about, and it is their great pleasure to read your work.

Unsolicited Submissions: yes

Reading Period: March/April, July/August (print)

Granta

Granta

From Nobel laureates to debut novelists, international translations to investigative journalism, each themed issue of Granta turns the attention of the world’s best writers on to one aspect of the way we live now. Granta does not have a political or literary manifesto, but it does have a belief in the power and urgency of the story and its supreme ability to describe, illuminate and make real.

Unsolicited Submissions: yes

Reading Period: Poetry: October 3–November 3 / Fiction: January 16–February 16 / Nonfiction: April 24–May 24 (print and online)

Guernica

Guernica

Guernica is an award-winning magazine of ideas, art, poetry, and fiction published twice monthly. Guernica Daily, the magazine’s blog, is updated every weekday. Guernica contributors come from dozens of countries and write in nearly as many languages. They include acclaimed writers like Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Bei Dao, J. Malcolm Garcia, Mark Dowie, Lis Harris, Jonathan Steele, George Szirtes, Adonis, Victoria Redel, Norman Solomon, Richard Howard, Julian Rios, Edith Grossman, Sasha Polakow-Suransky, Tom Engelhardt, Tariq Ali…

Unsolicited Submissions: yes

Reading Period: All year (online)

Gulf Coast

Gulf Coast

Co-founded by Donald Barthelme and Phillip Lopate, Gulf Coast (originally called Domestic Crude) is a student-run journal operating within the University of Houston's English Department. The journal publishes nonfiction, fiction, and poetry, and dedicates a portion of each issue to full-color visual art features in compliance with its "commitment to exploring visual art and critical art writing."

Unsolicited Submissions: yes

Reading Period: Open six months per year (print and online)

Hippocampus Magazine

Hippocampus Magazine

Hippocampus Magazine's singular focus is publishing nonfiction: shorter flash pieces, longer memoirs and essays, pieces that take readers some place new or challenge them, that speak to a deeper truth or stand out from the slush pile for any other reason. The magazine was founded in 2009 (but officially realized and opened for submissions in 2011) by Donna Talarico, and takes its name from the part of the brain thought to store emotions and memories (etc.).

Unsolicited Submissions: yes

Reading Period: From March 2018 onwards (print and online)

Jelly Bucket

Jelly Bucket

Jelly Bucket was founded in 2009 by Bluegrass Writers Studio, under the Creative Writing Program of Eastern Kentucky University. The journal welcomes all genres and seek to promote both established and new writers.

Unsolicited Submissions: yes

Reading Period: One submission per genre per reading period (print)

Literary Orphans

Literary Orphans

Literary Orphans publishes non-fiction, poetry, and fiction of all lengths that capture the mood of an era long gone. The magazine's online platform pairs with its nostalgic tone to produce a dual-consciousness, synonymous with an analog life lived in a digital age.

Unsolicited Submissions: yes

Reading Period: All year (online)

Little Fiction

Little Fiction

Founded in 2011 by Troy Palmer, Little Fiction|Big Truths publishes (mainly) literary fiction and non-fiction on a monthly basis, with a focus on putting the work in front of as many people as possible. Little Fiction also produces themed anthologies, and works with writers throughout the editing process.

Unsolicited Submissions: yes

Reading Period: All year except October (print and online)

Lumina

Lumina

Lumina, established in 2000, is a student-run literary journal associated with the MFA program at Sarah Lawrence College. With a focus on work that showcases "bold, beautiful, and new interpretations" of humanity, this magazine strives to live up to its mission statement and core values with each issue. The theme for this submission period is "What is Resistance?" and pieces submitted may range from the personal to political (and everything in between/not included) as they aim to address this question.

Unsolicited Submissions: yes

Reading Period: Open to submissions until November 5 (print and online)

McSweeney’s

McSweeney’s

McSweeney’s began in 1998 as a literary journal that published only works rejected by other magazines. That rule was soon abandoned, and since then McSweeney’s has attracted work from some of the finest writers in the country. Each issue of the quarterly is completely redesigned. There have been hardcovers and paperbacks, an issue with two spines, an issue with a magnetic binding, an issue that looked like a bundle of junk mail, and an issue that looked like a sweaty human head.

Unsolicited Submissions: yes

Reading Period: Currently closed (Oct. 2016)

New England Review

New England Review

By publishing new fiction, poetry, and nonfiction that is both challenging and inviting, New England Review encourages artistic exchange and thought-provoking innovation, providing publishing opportunities for writers at all stages in their careers. The selection of writings in each issue presents a broad spectrum of viewpoints and genres, including traditional and experimental fiction, long and short poems, translations, criticism, letters from abroad, reviews in arts and literature, and rediscoveries.

Unsolicited Submissions: yes

Reading Period: September 1–May 31 (may be subject to change due to size of volume) (print and online)

Noon

Noon

Rachel Syme of The New York Times described the magazine as “a beautiful annual that remains staunchly avant-garde in its commitment to work that is oblique, enigmatic and impossible to ignore…stories that leave a flashbulb’s glow behind the eyes even as they resist sense.”

Unsolicited Submissions: yes

Reading Period: Mail, all year (print and online)

One Story

One Story

One Story is an award-winning, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit literary publisher committed to supporting the art form of the short story and the authors who write them—through One Story, One Teen Story, education, community, and mentorship. One Story is devoted to the development and support of emerging writers. It has published over 250 authors in One Story and One Teen Story, many at the beginning of their careers. Since 2002, One Story has published over 200 writers, and is now one of the largest circulating literary magazines in the country, with over 15,000 readers.

Unsolicited Submissions: yes

Reading Period: September 1–May 1

Phoebe

Phoebe

Since 1971, Phoebe has published original work and championed the up-and-coming writer, on all counts encouraging risks on the page in return for rewards of sweet, sweet publication to a generous (and growing) circulation.

Unsolicited Submissions: yes

Reading Period: Two reading periods per year (print and online)

Ploughshares

Ploughshares

Ploughshares is best known for its print literary journal, but it also publishes the digital-first Ploughshares Solos series and annual print Solos Omnibus anthology, as well as the Ploughshares Blog and Newsletter. Published three times per year, the journal features fiction, nonfiction, and poetry as well as a Look2 essay, an essay series that seeks to publish pieces about underappreciated or overlooked writers. Two out of three issues per year are guest-edited by a prominent writer who explores different literary circles; the Winter issue of each year is staff-edited.

Unsolicited Submissions: yes

Reading Period: June 1–January 15 (print)

Rattle

Rattle

Rattle has two main goals: to promote the practice of poetry in all its forms, and to foster an active community of poets. Since its inception in 1995, the magazine has adapted various forms and undertaken an even greater number of projects. What remains is the desire to publish poetry of quality and substance that moves the reader, or stays with them long after the end.

Unsolicited Submissions: yes

Reading Period: All year (print and online)

Ruminate

Ruminate

Positioning itself as an oasis of creativity and imagination and a respite from the breakneck pace of daily life, Ruminate's main goal is encouraging readers to slow down and appreciate the present moment. The magazine accepts prose and poetry that accomplishes this effect.

Unsolicited Submissions: yes

Reading Period: All year (print)

Shimmer

Shimmer

Shimmer, founded by Beth Wodzinski and first produced in October 2005, publishes speculative fiction of a wide variety with a preference for contemporary fantasy and stories with a strong emotional core (and well-defined/believable characters, of course).

Unsolicited Submissions: yes

Reading Period: All year (print and online)

Slice Magazine

Slice Magazine

Slice is a Brooklyn-based magazine publishing poetry, fiction, and nonfiction on the cutting edge of literary trend; the work showcased in each issue centers on a cultural theme. The theme for this submission period is "Flight."

Unsolicited Submissions: yes

Reading Period: October 1 – December 1 (online)

Split Lip Magazine

Split Lip Magazine

Since its inception in the summer of 2012, Split Lip Magazine has specialized in publishing experimental and original literary poetry, fiction, and nonfiction that push boundaries, take risks, and challenge what may be considered comfortable or expected.

Unsolicited Submissions: yes

Reading Period: FREE submissions in December, February, April, June, August, and October; Tip Jar submissions only during the months of January, March, May, July, and September (online)

Tahoma Literary Review

Tahoma Literary Review

Tahoma Lit Review is a triannual journal published from a "professional writer's perspective," with a focus on fair compensation and publishing extraordinary works of literature. The journal has won several awards, including Best Small Fictions and Best American Poetry. Additionally, TLR's editors are open to pieces that challenge their expectations, and TLR offers the option to receive editorial feedback on submissions.

Unsolicited Submissions: yes

Reading Period: Submit online (print and online)

The Adroit Journal

The Adroit Journal

Founded in 2010, The Adroit Journal is a quarterly journal publishing poetry, prose, and art with an eye for work that is authentic, artful, and raw. This journal has been featured in and/or acknowledged by Pushcart Prizes, Best New Poetry, and Teen Vogue among other publications. Adroit boasts an array of talent within its pages, including work by Fatimah Asghar and Danez Smith.

Unsolicited Submissions: yes

Reading Period: Open to submissions until August 15 (online)

The Atlantic

The Atlantic

From editor C. Micael Curtis: “We hoped for a balance between well-known writers and beginning writers, and I think we have that. It was a matter of finding work that we thought was interesting and unusual and would be read with satisfaction by the kind of reader who cares about Atlantic fiction.” The magazine was founded in 1857 in Boston, Massachusetts and it publishes well-known writers and new writers. It is one of the oldest and most respected journals that publishes fiction alongside political, social, and economic articles.

Unsolicited Submissions: yes

Reading Period: All year by email with pitch in body of email (print and online)

The Georgia Review

The Georgia Review

The Georgia Review makes thoughtful choices about writing, art, typography, and design that come that together in a beautiful physical object that captures some of the best of contemporary culture and is itself an artistic creation—tangible, vital, and lasting. Founded at the University of Georgia in 1947 and published there ever since, The Georgia Review has become one of America’s most highly regarded journals of arts and letters. Each quarterly issue offers a diverse, thoughtfully orchestrated gathering of short stories, general-interest essays, poems, reviews, and visual art.

Unsolicited Submissions: yes

Reading Period: August 16–May 14 (print and online)

The Gettysburg Review

The Gettysburg Review

The Gettysburg Review, published by Gettysburg College, is recognized as one of the country’s premier literary journals. Their most important criterion is high literary quality; they look for writers who can shape language in thoughtful, surprising, and beautiful ways and who have something unique to say, whatever the subject matter or aesthetic approach. They have very eclectic tastes, but are highly selective, publishing only two percent of manuscripts submitted to them annually.

Unsolicited Submissions: yes

Reading Period: September 1–May 31

The Kenyon Review

The Kenyon Review

Kenyon Review began in 1939 in Gambier, Ohio affiliated with Kenyon College. With a bold new design, the Kenyon Review has transformed itself from one of America’s most important literary magazines, publishing groundbreaking work by both Nobel Prize–winning authors and daring new voices, to a fresh, exciting, and timely multi-platform publication, reaching out to a diverse audience.

Unsolicited Submissions: yes

Reading Period: September 15–November 1 (can change on yearly basis) (print)

The Masters Review

The Masters Review

The Masters Review is committed to promoting new and emerging writers, and takes special care to aid in cultivating any talents that cross their paths, even connecting them with established professionals through their seasonal workshop program. While the more targeted submission periods and contests do not overlap, their general submissions (titled, New Voices) are open year-round, and writers can request editorial feedback on their work for an added fee.

Unsolicited Submissions: yes

Reading Period: All year (print and online)

The Normal School

The Normal School

The Normal School is anything but--considering it calls California its home instead of Illinois. Besides that, the magazine lives up to its namesake what with all the right angles in its print publications. Submit your best and brand-newest; the piece you worried would never find a home probably just did.

Unsolicited Submissions: yes

Reading Period: September 1 – December 1 & January 15 – April 15 (print and online)

The Paris Review

The Paris Review

The Paris Review hopes to emphasize creative work—fiction and poetry—not to the exclusion of criticism, but with the aim in mind of merely removing criticism from the dominating place it holds in most literary magazines. Decade after decade, the Review has introduced the important writers of the day. Adrienne Rich was first published in its pages, as were Philip Roth, V. S. Naipaul, T. Coraghessan Boyle, Mona Simpson, Edward P. Jones, and Rick Moody. In addition to the focus on original creative work, the founding editors found another alternative to criticism—letting the authors talk about their work themselves.

Unsolicited Submissions: yes

Reading Period: All year, by mail. Maximum: four submissions per year (print and online)

The Southern Review

The Southern Review

The Southern Review is one of the nation’s premier literary journals. Hailed by Time as “superior to any other journal in the English language,” The Southern Review has made literary history since their founding in 1935. They publish a diverse array of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry by the country’s—and the world’s—most respected contemporary writers.

Unsolicited Submissions: yes

Reading Period: September 1–December 1 (print)

The Sun

The Sun

The Sun is an independent, ad-free magazine that for more than forty years has used words and photographs to evoke the splendor and heartache of being human. Each monthly issue celebrates life, but not in a way that ignores its complexity. The personal essays, short stories, interviews, poetry, and photographs that appear in The Sun’s pages explore the challenges we face and the moments when we rise to meet them.

Unsolicited Submissions: yes

Reading Period: Mail, all year (print)

Third Point Press

Third Point Press

Third Point Press is a platform for local and international voices on the search for "emerging voices and refreshing ideas" that may or may not fit into a clearly defined box. Founded in Pennsylvania and from a sense of community, this online magazine publishes poetry and fiction that takes risks and authors who aren't afraid to experiment with new styles, forms, voices, etc.

Unsolicited Submissions: yes

Reading Period: January 1-March 31, June 1-July 31, September 1-November 30 (online)

Threepenny Review

Threepenny Review

Founded in 1980 and published in Berkeley, California, Threepenny Review publishes poetry, fiction, criticism, and memoirs. The appeal of the magazine lies partly in its offbeat combinations of the tried-and-true with the deeply unexpected.

Unsolicited Submissions: yes

Reading Period: January 1–June 30 (online)

Tin House

Tin House

Tin House offers an artful and irreverent array of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and interviews as well as columns on food and drink, out-of-print and underappreciated books, and a literary crossword puzzle. Perhaps most indicative of the magazine’s mission to stake out new territory and showcase not only established, prize-winning authors is its commitment that every issue include the work of an undiscovered fiction writer and poet.

Unsolicited Submissions: yes

Reading Period: March and September (print and online)

Virginia Quarterly Review

Virginia Quarterly Review

From its inception in prohibition, through depression and war, in prosperity and peace, the Virginia Quarterly Review has been a haven—and home—for the best essayists, fiction writers, and poets, seeking contributors from every section of the United States and abroad. It has not limited itself to any special field. No topic has been alien: literary, public affairs, the arts, history, the economy. VQR has thus made good its purpose of becoming a national publication of popularity and prestige, of independence and integrity.

Unsolicited Submissions: yes

Reading Period: July 1–31 (print and online)

West Branch

West Branch

Bucknell University presents West Branch (and West Branch Wired), a tri-annual magazine publishing poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, and granting the students of Bucknell University a foothold in the publishing scene since 1977.

Unsolicited Submissions: yes

Reading Period: August 1st – April 1st (print and online)

Witness

Witness

Writers as witness, as historians and observer-scribes of the modern world; the theme in each issue of Witness. Founded in Detroit but now operating via the Beverly Rogers, Carol C. Harter Black Mountain Institute, Witness continues with its mission to find and publish work that speaks to and immortalizes life as we know it.

Unsolicited Submissions: yes

Reading Period: January 15–March 31 & September 1–November 15 (print and online)

Zoetrope: All Story

Zoetrope: All Story

Zoetrope: All-Story, is a quarterly magazine devoted to the best new short fiction and one-act plays. It has received every major story award, including the National Magazine Award for Fiction, while publishing today’s most promising and significant writers. Along with new stories, each edition of the magazine presents a Classic Reprint—a previously published short story that inspired a great film—to illustrate the narrative relationship between the art forms. It is also an art magazine, as the editors invite a different contemporary artist to illustrate and design each issue.

Unsolicited Submissions: yes

Reading Period: January 1–August 31/September (print and online)

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