Literary Publications

Here is the list of literary markets. For more options return to the Submissions Guidelines homepage.

A Cup of Comfort
Best-selling series of books featuring inspiring true stories

AGNI is a literary magazine at Boston University with an online extension, AGNI online. It publishes poetry, short fiction and essays.

Alaska Quarterly Review
Alaska Quarterly Review is a literary magazine of consequence. The journal celebrated its 35th anniversary with the Summer/Fall 2017 issue. It is published by the University of Alaska Anchorage in partnership with the Center for the Narrative and Lyric Arts.

Artful Dodge
An Ohio-based literary magazine that publishes works with a strong sense of place, and is committed to publishing translations as well as works deeply imbedded in American aethetics and experience.

Atlantic, The
The Atlantic Monthly is designed for the literate reader with an interest in current events. This news magazine focuses on the political, economic, fine arts, events, and personalities affecting contemporary trends.

Bat City Review
Bat City Review is a literary journal that was founded in 2004. It is supported by the University of Texas at Austin’s English Department and James A. Michener Center for Writers.

Beneath Ceaseless Skies
Beneath Ceaseless Skies is a literary adventure fantasy magazine. BCS describes literary adventure fantasy as "fantasy set in secondary-world or historical paranormal settings, written with a literary focus on the characters."

Bennington Review
Bennington Review is a national print journal featuring innovative, intelligent, and moving poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and film writing. The magazine is published at Bennington College in Vermont. It was originally established in 1966 and returned in 2016 after a 30 year hiatus.

Boston Review
Boston Review describes itself as a political and literary forum.

Boulevard was founded in 1984 by Richard Burgin. It publishes top fiction, poetry, and essays. Some of the authros it has published include David Mamet, Alice Hoffman, Joyce Carol Oates, Jennifer Egan and Mark Strand.

Chronogram Magazine
working through the prism of a monthly theme, our writers write the critiques, praises, philosophizings and personal anecdotes that provide the detail to the larger picture, the colors to the outline (often coloring outside the lines).

Cincinnati Review, The
A literary magazine published at the University of Cincinnati. The Cincinnati Review has published new and emerging writers as well as Pulitzer Prize winners and Guggenheim and MacArthur fellows

Coffee House Press
Coffee House Press is an independent literary publisher. They publish both emerging and midcareer authors. They publish about 16 to 18 trade titles per year.

Copper Nickel
Copper Nickel is a national literary journal housed at the University of Colorado Denver. It was founded by poet Adam York in 2002.

Crab Orchard Review
Crab Orchard Review is an online literary magazine seeking diverse voices capturing the range of contemporary American writing. It is published at Southern Illinois University.

Crazyhorse is a literary journal published at the College of Charleston and edited by the College of Charleston Creative Writing faculty. Work from crazyhorse has been reprinted in Best American Poetry, Best American Short Stories, Best American Nonrequired Reading, and The Pushcart Prize anthologies.

Glimmer Train
Glimmer Train is a short-story magazine featuring illustrated short stories by new and published authors. Glimmer Train stories are represented in recent editions of Pushcart Prize, O. Henry Prize Stories,Best American Short Stories and other anthologies.

Grain Magazine
Grain Magazine is an internationally acclaimed literary journal, publishing the freshest poetry and prose from Canada, the US, and abroad.

Granta - the magazine of new writing - was originally founded by Cambridge University students in 1889. It struggled in the 1970s and was relaunched in 1979 as a literary quarterly.

Harper's Magazine
Harper's magazine offers original journalism and award-winning essays, fiction, and reporting to inform readers on political, literary, cultural, and scientific affairs.

Indiana Review
Indiana Review is a non-profit literary magazine dedicated to showcasing the talents of emerging and established writers.

Iowa Review, The
The Iowa Review publishes three issues per year (April, August, and December). The literary publication features fiction, poetry, essays, reviews, interviews, and autobiographical sketches.

Michigan Quarterly Review
Michigan Quarterly Review, founded in 1962, is the University of Michigan's flagship journal, publishing each season a collection of essays, interviews, memoirs, fiction, poetry, and book reviews.

Mid-American Review
Mid-American Review (MAR) is an international literary journal publishing stories, poems, essays and reviews. It is published at Bowling Green State University.

Missouri Review, The
The Missouri Review is an award-winning literary publication featuring fiction, poetry, nonfiction, features and interviews.

New England Review
New England Review is published four times a year: winter, spring, fall, and summer. However, our reading period is September 1 through May 31 (postmark dates) only. Any submissions that arrive during the summer must be returned unread.

New Ohio Review
New Ohio Review is a national literary journal produced by Ohio University's Creative Writing Program.

Night Train
Night Train is a new print magazine featuring the best stories by the best known and unknown writers. We pay up to $100.00 American.

Ninth Letter
Ninth Letter is a collaborative arts and literary project published semi-annually at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. It is produced by the Creative Writing Program and School of Art & Design. Ninth Letter's mission is "to present original literary writing of exceptional quality, illuminated by cutting-edge graphic design."

Pank Magazine
Pank Magazine is a literary magazine fostering access to emerging and innovative poetry and prose. It was founded in 2006 by M. Bartley Seigel and Roxane Gay. The magazine was purchased by John Gosslee in 2015.

Paris Review
The Paris Review is a quarterly literary magazine established in 1953. The magazine was originally published in Paris and moved to New York City in 1973. George Plimpton was the editor of the magazine for many years.

A monthly journal with short stories, novel excerpts, poetry, hypertext, creative non-fiction, memoir, book reviews, zine reviews, interviews, and other literary commentary.

A literary journal based at Emerson College in downtown Boston. Ploughshares also publishes a Ploughshares Solos series of digital-first long stories and essays.

Sewanee Review, The
A literary review featuring excellent essays, poetry and stories.

Slice Magazine
Slice is a Brooklyn-based nonprofit print magazine published twice a year. Each issue is focused on a specific cultural theme. The magazine likes to publish emerging and established writers side-by-side offering a space for both.

Subtropics seeks to publish the best literary fiction, essays, and poetry being written today, both by established and emerging authors. It is co-published twice per year by the University of Florida Press and the Department of English, University of Florida.

Superstition Review
Superstition Review is an online literary magazine published by Arizona State University twice yearly in May and December.

The Adroit Journal
The Adroit Journal showcases what its global staff of emerging writers sees as the future of poetry, prose, and art.

The Antioch Review
The Antioch Review is one of America's oldest continuously publishing literary magazine. The magazine is published at Antioch College. Author and editor Robert S. Fogarty has been editor of the magazine since 1977. Authors published in the magazine are consistently included in the Best American anthologies and Pushcart prizes.

The Georgia Review
The Georgia Review is the University of Georgia’s journal of arts and letters. Some of the many well-known authors published in the Review include Stephen Dunn, William Faulkner, Robert Frost, Philip Levine and Joyce Carol Oates.