Literature for literature’s sake is not what AGNI is about. Rather, we see literature and the arts as part of a broad, ongoing cultural conversation that every society needs to remain vibrant and alive. What we print requires concentration and takes some time to digest, but it’s worth that time and effort: writers and artists hold a mirror up to nature, mankind, the world; they courageously reflect their age, for better or worse; and their best works provoke perceptions and thoughts that help us understand and respond to our age. Bateau Press uses only 100% post consumer waste recycled paper and soy inks for its publications. Our publications as well are Forest Stewardship Council certified. Our offices are run on the renewable energies of hydro and wind power. We use local businesses for our outsourcing. And we highly recommend sending us your submissions electronically. The American Poetry Review is dedicated to reaching a worldwide audience with a diverse array of the best contemporary poetry and literary prose. By developing efficient, inexpensive production methods and a distribution network that combined newsstands, bookstores, and subscriptions, it became the most widely circulated poetry magazine ever within the first five years of publication, with subscribers in 55 countries. Like fiction, we get far more poetry than we can possibly accept, and the competition is keen. Here, where form and content are so inseparable and reaction is so personal, it is difficult to state requirements or limitations. Studying recent issues of the Review should be helpful. No “light” or inspirational verse. Thank you for submitting your finest work to the Black Warrior Review Contest. Remember that your entry fee entitles you to a 1-year subscription to one of best literary magazines out there, and at a dollar off the regular subscription price! We are looking for more than an interesting story or descriptive image. The pieces we publish are the ones that we remember days or even weeks afterward for their compelling characters, believable voices, or sharp revelations. We’re not afraid of anything, but if we bristle or stop having fun, we figure there is a good chance our readers will too. Canary is a magazine of poetry, fiction and essays which address the environmental crisis with its heartbreaking loss of habitat and species. We publish fiction, poetry, and essays that examine the creative processes of writers, artists, chefs, wine critics, and even a CIA agent. CLJ’s aesthetic leans toward the surreal or slipstream. We enjoy magic realism. We enjoy detail and beauty. We enjoy complexity. carte blanche is the online venue for narratives of all forms. We publish other languages with English translation. Written about us on newpages blog: “The masthead of The Cartier Street Review is a testament to online opportunities ... opened for literary ventures. Founding Editor Bernard Alain hails from Canada, Principal Editor Joy Leftow and Assistant Editor “Dubblex” are from New York. Staff member Thomas Hubbard is from Puget Sound, Wa.” Brad Eubanks & Mark Carver Established by emerging writers in New York City and Washington D.C, CAVALIER LITERARY COUTURE is a literary venue and lifestyle brand that publishes poetry, fiction, and nonfiction in a number of unconventional forms. Run by teachers, bankers, scientists, entrepreneurs, and scholars (as well as writers), CAVALIER LITERARY COUTURE aims to enlarge the literary community in America and create a splendid space for literature in the 21st century. Mission (in progress): CEllA’s Round Trip seeks to offer proof to the notion that well-crafted creative writing and artwork are excellent co-habitants in virtual space. Center aims to publish work representing a broad range of aesthetic approaches, bringing together the ‘traditional’ and ‘experimental’ in a way that we hope interrogates both categories. Co-founded by Sally Molini, Karen Rigby, and Fiona Sze-Lorrain in 2009, Cerise Press hopes to serve as a gathering force where imagination, insight, and conversation express the evolving and shifting forms of human experience. It has a strong focus on Asian-themed creative work or work done by Asian writers and artists. We look for Fiction, Poetry and Creative Nonfiction that is well-crafted and lively, has an intelligent sense of form and language, assumes a degree of risk, and has consequence beyond the world of its speakers or narrators. Chaparral is an online journal featuring poetry from and/ or about Southern California. The editors actively solicit writing that expresses the values of Chautauqua Institution broadly construed: a sense of inquiry into questions of personal, social, political, spiritual, and aesthetic importance, regardless of genre. In verse we have a bias towards form, of one kind or another, but will look at whatever is submitted. In verse and prose we have a global range and interest, but also somewhat of an Australian accent. We host a biannual International Queer Writing Competition. Dorothy Allison, acclaimed author of BASTARD OUT OF CAROLINA, recently judged our undergraduate short story contest. The Cleave poetic form. Clockwise Cat prefers to receive poems that are in some way akin to the Symbolist, Dadaist, Surrealist, Beat, spoken word, and experimental genres. The Collagist is a monthly journal published the 15th of each month since August 2009. Our goal is to represent a variety of young voices emerging from the contemporary body, as well as to extend the dialogue by providing constructive feedback to those writers we are unable to publish at the time. Additionally, the top three submissions in poetry and non-fiction prose are awarded cash prizes. We are determinedly eclectic and intend to stay that way. You’ll find that our minds are open, our interests diverse. We have published more than 280 poets since 1999. In this spirit Compass Rose has dedicated itself to the publication of the finest prose and poetry representing the college, the New England region, and beyond. Conduit is a biannual literary journal that is at once direct, playful, inventive, irreverent, and darkly beautiful. Despite common sense and the laws of economics, Conduit has been thwarting good taste, progress, and consensus for over ten years. Literary material of high quality in various forms and genres. We are eclectic. Copper Nickel is about combination: the emerging writer with the established author, the student with the master, the traditional with the experimental. Using audio paired with text to complete the link between reader and writer, TCR provides regular and feature issues with poems and short fiction selected by staff as well as illustrious guest editors. The focus of Counterexample Poetics is on International displays of poetry, art, and photography which reside within the interpretational realms of philosophical, experimental, post-postmodern, esoteric, and the avant-garde. Reviews of poetic works will also be accepted. Curbside Quotidian is a haven for the thoughts and ruminations of our fellow artists, writers and creatives of all backgrounds, who seek thoughtful and innovative outlooks on quotidian people, places and things. Read: we like oddities, off-beat, pretty ugly and the like. We publish literary fiction and poetry based in contemporary urban (and sometimes sub-urban) settings. Our goal is to support the independent publishing process and to promote urban-themed writing. We’re global in scope, but with a regional bias. We have no regional, gender or cultural biases. Puveyors of fresh, original and meaningful work, we promote excellent literary fiction and poetry. We focus on authors based in or with ties to the Muslim world in the largest sense. At the same time, we strive to present a rainbow of themes and writing styles. Our biggest criterion is quality. We are looking for powerful, well-crafted pieces that throb with meaning. We accept fiction, poetry, and nonfiction that is honest and daring, and explores the relationship between dualities. Joy, pain. Boldness, vulnerability. Sacred, profane. Be passionate about your writing, and explore the truth that lies within. There is truth even in fiction; make us believe what you have to say. We present a monthly buffet of writers from across the literary spectrum. Our contributors hail from around the world; we also showcase kunst und kunstler whose neglected works suffer the temperamental vicissitudes of the literatti from beyond the grave. Our mission is to further expand the imaginative landscape of the literary web. Our central criteria is the overall creative effort deployed to transcend prevailing orthodoxies. The narrative contours of magical realism, world poetry, and Mitteleuropean kunst und kultur are especially appreciated. Amid a host of journals dedicated to covering the latest political happenings and controversies, Dappled Things stands aside as a forum for appreciating the permanent things. While commentators in other publications often talk about culture, the writers and artists who contribute to Dappled Things are in the business of creating it. Their work is inspired by the same tradition of Catholic art and literature that gave the world Dante and Dostoevsky, gothic architecture and A Good Man is Hard to Find, Michaelangelo and Middle Earth. We only publish poetry that incorporates overtly dark, dramatic, metaphysical and psychological themes and language. Please keep in mind thatwe may not publish even the finest poetry if it doesn’t suit the tone of the publication. We are not accepting any fiction or non-fiction at this time. In 2011, we also plan to issue a print anthology of the ‘Best of 2010.’ It is based around the concept of quality over quantity and therefore only features a clutch of writers in each issue whose work, in some way, and somehow, surprises. We lean towards the poetic, the speculative and the cross-genre. Debris is the antithesis of stuffy literature journals and pretentious art magazines. It’s a magazine where everyone has a voice, not just those well versed in literature, art history and design. With the exception of accepting certain works that are reminiscent of specific seasons, Debris has no theme to encourage creativity and to maintain a broad, open- minded perspective that is representative of life and all of its facets. A print issue? Yes, in 2010. Also keep in mind that all accepted submissions are eligible for our best-of print anthology̶provisionally titled decadE oF decomP̶slated for release in 2014. Our e-mail address is (no submissions to this address). The Deep South has a rich history in literature thanks to writers like Eudora Welty, Truman Capote and more recently Rebecca Wells and Tim Gautreaux. This is a multicultural magazine with a standing interest in work that sees Judaism as a source of values and/or reflects on the current situation of Israel and the West. As our name indicates, we’re interested in representations. In naming. In indicating. In schematics. In the labelling and taxonomy of things. In poems that masquerade as stories; in stories that disguise themselves as indices or obituaries. diode is looking for electropositive poetry! What is electropositive poetry? It’s poetry that excites and energizes. It’s poetry that uses language that crackles and sparks. We’re looking for poetry from all points on the arc, from formal to experimental (no light verse or erotic poetry, please). dirtcakes offers space for international writers to illuminate shared global humanity by exploring diverse concepts suggested by the UN Millennium Goals to eradicate extreme poverty. Do Not Look at the Sun is a Paris-based magazine set up in 2009. Copies of the first issue were left indiscriminately throughout Paris and London - from seats on the subway to park benches- as well as obliging bookshops. All with the intent to ‘spread the words’. Each issue is a collection of short stories and poems, as well as notes, thoughts, diary entries and other words that have no place elsewhere: One-line poems, streams of thought and lucid dreams that have no outlet anywhere other than the pages of people’s personal notebooks. It is ‘misfit lit’. On the first of the month we’ll publish the best story we’ve received to date, and then, as exceptional stories come in, we’ll publish them at our discretion. When the month is up, the stories will be saved in our archives. Our goal is to make the online reading experience more like reading a well printed book. Hello Eastown Fiction fans and contributors. For a short time, we will be turning off our submission form, because we have been getting such a great response that we are having trouble keeping up with the flow of incoming stories, and we’d like to be able to give every story a fair shake. The editors are now accepting submissions for our fall 2011 “Happiness” issue. It has been said that it’s far easier to write a sad song than a happy one, easier to tell a tale of woe than one of rapture. We encourage writers to accept the challenge, though we realize that stories, essays, and poems of happiness may be more about the pursuit of joy than the feeling itself, and may even take us to the opposite feeling. However deceptive they may be, however fleeting, please share your efforts at happiness with us. Please identify the specific work of art that each of your poems addresses. Submit 3 to 5 typed or computer generated poems at a time. Make sure your name and address is on each sheet of paper. Submit on 8 1/2 x 11 paper. Inspired by Whitman’s assertion that “Reading is a gymnast’s act,” we see readings as embodied, interdisciplinary responses that engage with one’s environment through ekphrasis, phenomenology, queering, conceptual multiplicity, density and difficulty. We believe continuous study, practice, collaboration and careful editing all lead to good writing. Epiphany supports and honors the determination of writers and artists. escarp explores the potential for super-brief literatures, via the immediacy of text-messages, to provide both writers and the general public with a literary appetizer--a ringing, vibrating love-note from the world of words. Evening Street Press is centered on Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s 1848 revision of the Declaration of Independence: “that all men -- and women -- are created equal,” with equal rights to “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” It focuses on the realities of experience, personal and historical, from the most gritty to the most dreamlike, including awareness of the personal and social forces that block or develop the possibilities of this new culture. Every day, we publish a new flash fiction story (1000 words or fewer), perfect for your coffee break, your commute, or whenever you have a few minutes for yourself. Please send up to 6 poems (non-rhyming) to the following email address: or (replace the .at. with the @ symbol when sending the email please!). While personal experiences and other non-fiction can be great sources of inspiration, please turn them into fiction for us, or send them elsewhere. Our readership is adult, so children’s stories are unlikely to be accepted unless they are relevant to adults as well. On the other hand, we are not impressed by gratuitous sex and violence, or pointlessly foul language; edgy content should be necessary and appropriate to the plot and characters. It ought to go without saying that any story submitted to Every Day Fiction must be your own unpublished original creation. While we recognize the shortcomings of dead- tree publishing, we remind you that books, the kind held in hand and laid on shelves, may not travel the speed of light, but neither do they disappear when plugs are pulled. And, we guarantee, neither do they explode. We pay in dissemination and validation, however meager. We tend to like things that are denser (not so quick to include space breaks between sentences), that are somewhat elusive and inventive and overblown languagewise and not-so-sane aesthetically. Though our preference is for creative work related to Irish and Italian/Sicilian themes, we are open to other Mediterranean and Celtic cultures. We are also interested in writing that evokes life in NYC. Fiction International is the only literary journal in the United States emphasizing formal innovation and progressive politics. Established in November 2009 by two graduated students of UC Santa Cruz, The Fine Line is here to provide a space for the individual’s need to produce creative works through writing and visual arts. Our magazine is not aimed at a particular style, or based on any traditional canon, but instead unites a variety of genres and experience levels. It is our hope that this diversity of talent will inspire and challenge all involved to push their work to new levels...or, to simply enjoy. Aboard a boat in the middle of Lake Monroe in Sanford, Florida, the three who would become the associate editors discussed the idea of a journal that would showcase work from all over the country, but that would be selected by an editorial board of distinguished scholars from the state of Florida. Our board is comprised of professors from every post-secondary educational level and from different regions in Florida and is charged to evaluate each submission for literary greatness. There is no set theme for the journal; however, we strive to publish poems that fit the season in which they are published. If you submit a poem about pumpkins for the December issue, it will most likely get rejected, no matter how much we like it. Our purpose is to remain the haiku journal with the largest circulation outside Japan. It is listed in the MLA International Bibliography and Humanities International Complete. We want (but seldom find) poetry that achieves the “electric effect.” We’ll consider lower- voltage work, however, if it’s otherwise well written. The Georgia Review is produced with the greatest care: we offer a well-designed format, printing on book-quality stock, and durable perfect binding of each issue’s +/-200 pages. As for how many poems to send, use you best judgment. We like non-boring writing that beckons to be read. Transplant us to the depths of something unforgettable. Glass wants to see poetry that enacts the artistic and creative purity of glass. Attachments will not be opened. If you must use an attachment, query first. Do not send links to blogs or public forums for your work. Welcome to independence.We like working with indie artists who loves to stay independent, who dos not want to sell their arse to the so called creative industry and when they work it shows you know, be it the lay out design or playing with words in their work. We always believe in giving everyone a space of their freedom where they can choose to scream or to stay mum with their expression of silence. We always search for those eyes who can see the world in a new and a unique way and express it, even in a different manner... Our hands are always stretched in welcome for those talents whom the societies fail to understand and choose to ignore... Please note, if your work is accepted for ezine publication, there is no guarantee it will be in print in Grey Sparrow Journal or Snow Jewel. Snow Jewel is only for poetry and the first print edition will be released in 2011. Many factors go into the decision for the printed publication; view stats at the website, layout and design. Feel free to gmail Grey Sparrow with any questions at any tme. Also, be sure to query 45 days after submission of writing, photography, and/or art if you have not heard from someone at Grey Sparrow regarding disposition. H.O.W. Journal is an art & literary journal that publishes an eclectic mix of today’s prominent writers and artists alongside upcoming talents with an effort to raise money and awareness for the 15 million children worldwide that have been orphaned by HIV/AIDS. We publish fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and visual art. You may submit up to 2 haibun per issue directly to editor Roberta Beary. No single haibun should exceed 150 words. We do not consider any haibun that has been previously published or accepted for publication in any form. We do not consider any unpublished haibun which include previously published haiku or haiku which have been accepted for publication. The Hollins Critic also offers brief reviews of books you want to know about and poetry by poets both new and established. And every issue has a cover portrait by Susan Avishai M.A. ‘02. Holly Rose Review is the first online poetry & tattoo literary journal of its kind. The journal will be published online two times annually, publications in December and June. In every issue we are interested in poems and photos of tattoos that reach around the corner of life (or death) and grab. Both established and emerging artists from around the world are always welcome here. When submitting, always include an SASE, neatly typed 3 to 5 pages at a time. Prefer 40 lines or less. Any subject, any style. Not interested in rhyme/meter, although other formal verse (e.g. pantoum, villanelle) is considered. No previously published poems or simultaneous submissions. No e-mail submissions, except for international poets. We select most of our content from the several thousand unsolicited manuscripts that arrive each year from throughout the country and abroad. We take our mission to be nudging along American literature, to be local but not provincial, to be experimental but not without love for our literary traditions. Although you may find writers already familiar to you in most of our issues, you will surely find others who are not. Discovering a new and compelling writer, one we’d never heard of before but whose writing comes through to us--that still seems the magic of our work. Formerly the James Dickey Newsletter, the James Dickey Review is published twice yearly, is assigned International Standard Series Number (ISSN) 0749-0291, is indexed in The Modern Language Association International Bibliography and The Humanities Index, and is catalogued in the Library of Congress. The journal invites submissions of poetry, creative nonfiction (including Dickey reminiscences), scholarly articles, interviews, and book reviews. We have published work from the U.S., Canada, Ireland, France, Haiti, etc. and are especially happy to publish work by West Virginian and Appalachian writers. In our Reviews of Things section, writers can review practically anything, so long as their review is somewhat humorous and speaks to a deeper aspect of truth. The LBJ, published semiannually, is dedicated to creative writing and birds. Its title is drawn from the term “little brown job” or “lbj,” used by birders, at once dismissively and affectionately, when struggling to identify a sparrow-like individual in the field. Unlike any other publication of its kind, Line Zero features the hybrid content of a traditional literary journal and a collection of editorial essays on art, writing, music, publishing, photography, creative writing reference, book and tech reviews, and art events. Lines + Stars began as a means of establishing a new creative forum in Washington, D.C., a city that all-too-often coasts solely on its more mechanistic pursuits. The Los Angeles Review, established in 2003, is the voice of Los Angeles, and the voice of the nation. With its multitude of cultures, Los Angeles roils at the center of the cauldron of divergent literature emerging from the West Coast. Perhaps from this place something can emerge that speaks to the writer or singer or dancer or wild person in all of us, something disturbing, something alive, something of the possibility of what it could be to be human in the 21st century. We consider a variety of genres. Preference will be given to humorous submissions with an emphasis on travel. What we are least likely to accept is “garden” poetry, poetry about poetry, or the often over-used wading pool of Greek and Roman mythology. We prefer work that is alive with the poet’s own experiences. Please copy and paste this statement in your email to us: “I am the author of the enclosed work, am at least 18 years of age, and this work is not under consideration elsewhere!” Email to: mastodondentist@shoemusicpresscom. Funding for Measure is provided by the generosity of our subscribers, the University of Evansville, and from the Ball Brothers Foundation of Muncie, for the Venture Fund, a program administered by the Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI) for the benefit of Indiana’s independent colleges and universities. ICI is a nonprofit association representing Indiana’s 31 nonprofit, accredited, undergraduate degree-granting institutions of higher education. On behalf of its member colleges and universities, ICI engages in public policy advocacy, corporate and foundation fundraising, public information and research, administration of the Lilly Endowment, Inc. Community Scholars Program, and development of collaborative services. The Medulla Review will be open to submissions from March 1, 2011 until May 31. 2011 for Volume 2, Issue #3, which will be themed around LUCID FICTION and PROSETRY. SUBMISSION GUIDELINES FOR THIS ISSUE ARE VERY SPECIFIC, SO PLEASE READ GUIDELINES CAREFULLY! Submissions sent to the wrong eMail address will be unread and deleted. Submit poetry dealing with themes of social change. We have a marked distaste for prosaic didacticism (but a weakness for prose poems). Do not submit poems by postal mail; if you are reading this, you have access to the internet. Submissions for The Mom Egg of poetry, flash fiction, creative prose and art are currently closed, and will re-open this summer. Please watch this page for details. We can publish reviews of books by or about mothers; interviews with mother-writers or artists. 750 words max. Please query before sending. Monday Night has been bringing quality new literature to the airwaves since 2001. To submit or not to submit? Take a good look at Mudlark. Spend some time with it. Find out what issues, posters, and flashes are. We are open to many styles of poetry, looking for narrative poetry, which means the poem has a strong emotional core and the narrative is compressed. Nefarious Ballerina is centered around erotica but is about so much more. As sexual beings we exist on many other planes than just the animal: religous, mystical, mythical, spritual, historical, literary...The poetry we publish has that certain extra intangible about it. Read our back issues. The editor of negative suck, Jeffrey S. Callico, prefers submissions that make him feel as if he got punched in the face without warning or merit. Submissions NOT considered contain gratuitous sexual activity, gratuitous violence, gore (in fact, any amount of gore is gratuitous for this magazine), gratuitous profanity, political or religious references, meaningless absurdity or otherwise silly juxtapositions of thought that ramble and go nowhere but off the edges of proverbial cliffs. If you have something to say, then say it, but don’t bore anyone with pretty words or extravagant phrases. We publish work that addresses the purpose and mystery of being, in any shape or form. We appreciate humor, if it’s got depth. We appreciate experimental work, if it’s not gimmicky. What we look for is a voice that is genuine, speaking with some degree of lucidity and intelligence about something that feels urgently felt. Please do include a brief, relevant cover letter and an S.A.S.E. New Plains Review provides an outlet for the creative and intellectual efforts of the academic community. Dedicated to fostering and maintaining the written word, New Plains Review gives a collective presentation of a wide range of cultural perspectives and demonstrates the drive toward academic excellence upon which the University of Central Oklahoma is founded. In the new TRoL there will be: ● No tedious stories of academic life ● No routine log-rolling mutual admiration from the iniquitous MFA and Workshop factories ● No contributions from those on lists of the “best” such-and-such ● No criticism from critics we don’t ever read ● No “Insider” games of praise or blame ● No self-reproducing interns reading submissions. Submissions are currently closed. General submission guidelines: Send up to 3 pages of poetry in a .doc or .pdf attachment to Include your contact info and neighborhood of residence. NYC poets only. Please limit the number of cat poems (unless, of course, they are really, really good cat poems). Published five times each year, the NAR is well-known for its early discovery of young, talented fiction writers and poets. But it also publishes creative nonfiction, with emphasis on increasing concerns about environmental and ecological matters, multiculturalism, and exigent issues of gender and class. “The Quarterly is one of the treasures of the University,” says Martha Potvin, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences College. “It offers an internationally recognized forum for the expression of creative ideas. Its rich mix of art, poetry and fiction is just as likely to come from across the world as across the state.” As always, The Northville Review seeks magic in the ordinary. Our fondness for suburban and pop culture themes is especially well known. The Mission of Off the Coast is to become recognized around the world as Maine’s international poetry journal, a publication that prizes quality, diversity and honesty in its publications and in its dealings with poets. Our common commitment to being a progressive, constructive, and charitable Christian voice in contemporary society through our participation The Other Journal is one piece of the larger puzzle of loving God and neighbor and investing our lives in the hope that our world would be further characterized by justice and peace. The editorial staff is comprised entirely of undergraduate and graduate students who have nuanced yet supportive tastes in art and writing and strive to publish the best quality creative non-fiction, poetry, fiction, and art submitted from both emerging and established authors and artists. While we have strong roots in promoting western-themed writing, we do not make it our primary focus. 11. Poetry submissions should be three to five poems, of any length. Like fiction and nonfiction submissions, these should be from or about the South. 12. We do not publish pornography, society gossip, or poems about cats. Please send all manuscripts to: THE OXFORD AMERICAN 201 Donaghey Avenue, Main 107 Conway, AR 72035. English, Spanish, Spanglish or any combination thereof is welcome. Author retains all other rights. Paper Darts is committed to presenting high-quality content that captivates, but doesn’t overwhelm, and culminates in a finished product that is, itself, a piece of art. The great aim of Paper Darts is to do away with the overwhelming text block that is most lit mags, and provide avid art lovers and literature buffs with a product that is artistic as the content it offers. Parting Gifts also publishes poetry up to two pages (about 50 lines). March Street Press and Parting Gifts are suspicious of poetry that turns too heavily on rhyme or meter. Poetry of the kind that can be found in Hallmark cards, church bulletins, or high school haiku magazines will probably never appear in our publications. We publish more poetry than fiction, but fiction is actually our first love. The problem is that we have such high standards and peculiar preferences that it’s hard to find fiction to publish. Passager Magazine publishes two issues per year featuring poetry, fiction and memoir by writers over 50. Its mission is to bring attention to older writers with a publication that is beautifully designed and professionally edited. Our motto: The older the better. As editors of The Pedestal Magazine, we intend to support both established and burgeoning writers. We are committed to promoting diversity and celebrating the voice of the individual. Permafrost, the farthest north literary journal for writing and the arts, publishes original work in all genres, including fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. Students can also serve as editorial assistants or Managing Editor for Pinyon, Mesa’s professionally edited national literary magazine. Both journals offer college credit through faculty supervised practicums, both offer paid positions for students, and the Editor and Assistant Editor of The Literary Review receive reduced or waived tuition during their tenure. Poesy is published seasonally... with the change of climate comes earthquakes of emotion outlet into poetry. We publish original-unpublished works that is cenetred on the Jewish experience by Jewish and non-Jewish writers alike. Although this is our focus, we are open to all subject matter, varied forms-styles. We evaluate poetry on several levels, including its skillful use of poetic craft; its ability to hold interest; its layers of meaning. We do not publish overly religious works. Currently we do not consider holocaust, biblical and holiday works. POETRY embraces the “open-door policy” set forth by founding editor, Harriet Monroe. As she put it, we “desire to print the best English verse which is being written today, regardless of where, by whom, or under what theory of art it is written.” These broadsides are placed in public areas where poetry is not usually found in an effort to reach out to those who would normally not read, or even think deeply about, poetry. Should I torment you with phone calls and emails to find out if you’ve received my submission? No, you should not. We love getting submissions. We promise to read, edit, and comment on every one of them. We are dying to find beautiful gems made of the written word. The beauty of the Polyphony H.S. Submission Manager is that you will be able to check the status of your submission at any time by going to our login page. Prairie Margins is an UNDERGRADUATE literary journal, printing work by writers who are verifiably enrolled in undergraduate institutions anywhere in the world. The annual deadline is February 1. A Public Space seeks writing that uncovers the extraordinary in the everyday, provides a rare glimpse, exposes an unexpected truth, starts a cross-cultural conversation, or puts forth a daring hypothesis. There are no boundaries or stipulations with the exception of requiring authenticity, curiosity, and an honest voice. Please include a cover letter that briefly describes your writing experience. Please don’t summarize the plot or themes of the submission in the cover letter. Lastly please see our submission guidelines, nothing annoys us more than people who can’t follow directions. The Raintown Review is one of the longest running print journals with a preference for formal/metrical poetry. Established in 1997 by Harvey Stanbrough, it began as a desktop-published chapbook style journal and has evolved into the perfect bound 100+ page journal of today. Other former editors include Patrick Kanouse and T.S. Kerrigan. We’ll read anything you’ll trust us with. If you send us surreal poems, please ground them in the real. We want writing that is honest. RR publishes well-written, honest, imaginative fiction & non, poetry, memoir, artwork. Likes: Clear, direct, succinct, understated. Dislikes: High drama, horror, adjectives, rhyming poetry. RATTLE is pretty simple: We love poetry and feel that it’s something everyone can enjoy. We look for poems that are accessible, that have heart, that have something to say. And then we publish them. Poetry should make you laugh or cry; it should enlighten and entertain. Raving Dove’s mission is to share thought-provoking prose and poetry that champions human rights and social justice, and opposes physical and psychological violence in all its forms, including war, discrimination against sexual orientation, and every shade of bigotry. Please submit work that coincides with one of these themes. Please address submissions to Dr. Christine Butterworth-McDermott, Poetry Editor. We showcase the work of experienced authors, however, encourage emerging writers to submit as well. To help give this new population of writers a voice, we randomly select one individual each month to interview about his/her journey to publication. The Redheaded Stepchild only accepts poems that have been rejected by other magazines. We publish biannually, and we accept submissions in the months of August and February only. We do not accept previously published work. Some of Relief’s content is about Christ or faith, but all of it is about raw, gritty, beautiful life. We are looking for pieces that push the envelope; however, work that is gratuitously obscene or that has a message in clear contradiction with scripture will not be considered. We are looking for previously published fiction up to 8000 words. The work must have been published in a print magazine and must not be available online. Work that inspires, excites, feeds the imagination, rich in imagery, work that is memorable. Work that is submitted in the body of an email or as a word attachment, but will accept work through regular mail if the writer does not use a computer. A journal combining the best of creative nonfiction, including narrative reportage, essays & memoir, with critical essays that examine the emerging genre & that explore the impact of nonfiction narrative on the lives of its writers, subjects, & readers. Where good writing counts and facts matter. Thank you for your interest in Rosebud. We are open to outside submissions and we review material throughout the year. Although there are a few pointers below, the best way to get a feeling of what we do is to read an issue or two. Rufous City Review is a coalescing of music, passion, whimsy, expression, truth, obsession, and art. Here, industry encounters raw earth and the landscape is Rufous City. We invite you to lay down some roots. A good word, in and of itself, can be a spiritual endeavor expressing the beauty, creativity, and ironies of the human experience. Because of this, RUMINATE publishes work with both subtle and overt associations to the Christian faith as well as work that has no direct association. The Saint Ann’s Review, now in its eighth year, brings you fine fiction, poetry, reviews, translations, art, and the occasional musical score. We aim, in so doing, for a certain transparency: to let you open the evocative cover of a given issue and connect directly with the works within. Our pages are quietly composed. Our font is self-effacing. Before you know it, you’ve experienced something new. What do we like? We prefer work set in tactile imagery, with a vividness of local detail: characters, places, substantive objects. But we are leery of the overly- prosaic, or gabby. We go in fear of abstractions as much as we do of mom and apple pie, and we tend to shy away from the overtly political and environmental. Seeding the Snow is a print journal offering women the opportunity to express their love for the natural world. The journal was named to honor and remember the almost forgotten Sea Breeze Folk Songs of Liberia. Sensitive Skin is currently NOT accepting unsolicited submissions - the exception is for those who were published in the original print version of Sensitive Skin or Peau Sensible. The Sewanee Review is America’s oldest continuously published quarterly. Only erudite work representing depth of knowledge and skill of expression is published here - high quality fiction, poetry, essays, and reviews. We are looking for mature work, ideas seriously pursued, work that reflects a lifetime (no matter how short or long) of reading. Not only should the writer be familiar with the roots of the genre in which he or she is working, but it’s crucial that the writer be familiar with the Review before submitting. Now a (modest) paying market. Want to give voice to the vision of flash fiction, poetry, art and photography.We have been listed in Editors and Preditors as well as the Writer’s Digest as one of the best websites for writers. Published monthly, Shine has been here since January 07. We’ve been receiving over 4000 hits a month from all over the world. We have a 1 day response policy. POETRY: I’m big on stories right now. But if you must, then do it in 140 characters or less (i.e. the max length of a Twitter update). Damn good still applies. Applies double, in fact. Go to it. Oh wait! Almost forgot. No Haiku! For the love of God. No Haiku! E-mail submissions and inquiries may be sent to Cut and paste submissions into the text box, since we are a suspicious lot and don’t like to open attachments. Some things we don’t like are clichés, sentimentality, and heavy didacticism. We’re a little tired of material seemingly written for shock value only and the world-weary cynicism we see frequently and other (equally indefinable) qualities that strike us as undesirable. Would you like to reuse content from Silenced Press? It’s easy for businesses, academic institutions and individuals to secure permissions to reuse content. It could happen in a drawer in New Zealand or on the expanse of the African plains. We welcome work set in any location in the world including the U.S. Anyone from anywhere can enter into the conversation. We accept submissions on a rolling basis. We usually wait until our very large inboxes can hold no more, then, we very sadly close submission until our next reading period. Reading period status will always be at the top of this page. Poets whose work verges on the experimental or brash--Jonis Agee, John McKernan, Mark Taksa--have also found a place in the pages of SLANT. A touch of strangeness or an active sense of fun does count as an asset. Submit poetry only, (no fiction until further notice), black & white photographs, drawings, and illustrations (better to send scans or photocopies of artwork rather than originals). We prefer contemporary urban themes̶writing from the gut that is not afraid to bark or bite̶and shy away from pastoral, religious, and rhyming verse. 1. Read, read, and read more poetry and prose. Buy literary magazines and books. Then read them. Know the marketplace. (Movies don’t count.) Support the marketplace. 2. Revise, revise, revise. When you have finished, revise again. 3. Tell a story. Start with a dilemma. 4. Tired of reading stories about narrators who dumpster dive and narrators with psychotic issues, a subject too difficult for most “sane” people to write well. Also tired of stories starting or ending with narrators waking from dreams. Finally, no plots that can be found on the Hallmark channel. 5. We prefer poems that tell stories. No list poems. 6. No ranting. Tired of angry poetry and prose about the futility of life. Welcome to Aristotelian bastardization, a Derrida slum, and anon sense. Sous Rature features work of erasure, inadequacy, and otherwise. Poems, prose, cross. Also, images and art. This is a necessary endeavor. Contemporary western American setting appeals, but is not necessary. No formula stories, horror, science fiction, or adolescent ‘I’ narrators. SDR rejects manuscripts because of careless writing, stories too personal, unclear or unresolved conflicts, or subject matter that the editor finds clichéd or pretentious. Based in New Jersey, with a slight leaning to that states artists and writers, the magazine accepts submissions from everywhere. What kind of poem am I interested in? I’m interested in a poem that is accessible on the surface level and is also able to open up and expand on larger, more universal levels. Ethnic/multicultural, literary, mainstream, regional̶no science fiction or romance. Send complete manuscript and cover letter, including a two- to five-line bio and list of publications. Our purposes are to encourage and give voice to fine poets and artists; to move, delight, and humanize our readers; and to support fresh ways of writing, understanding, and using poetry. Hence, specs is willing to live in a constant state of flux, with the mission of propagating strange and involved sympathies between disparate genres and forms. We want to break down hierarchies between poems, fictions, and critical writing. We hope for seepages, warped conversations, and misappropriations between areas of content. Art can be either black and white or in color. Sections of each poem published in Spiral Orb are embedded with hyperlinks to other poems in Spiral Orb. A composite poem including a fragment from each piece in the issue serves as the entry poem and table of contents. The lyric cross-pollinates the experimental. Wants poems in the spirit of Cummings, primarily poems of one page or less. Does not want “amateurish” work. Spring is about 180 pages, digest-sized. Press run is 500 (200 subscribers, 25 libraries, 300 shelf sales). Subscription is $17.50 and contributors must subscribe. No previously published poems or simultaneous submissions. No comments on rejected work; does not pay contributors. Stand was founded in 1952 with £5 of Jon Silkin’s redundancy money. The magazine’s title expressed its aim, to stand against injustice and oppression; to make a stand for the role that the arts, poetry and fiction in particular, could play (should play) in that fight. The magazine is designed to appeal to “boomers” and to thoughtful people of all ages. Still Crazy looks for fresh perspectives and material that challenges patronizing, sentimental, or stereotyping attitudes toward aging. Rather than categorize by type of story (we accept all types of stories), the three sections of the journal are Truth, Untruth, and We Don’t Know and They Won’t Tell Us. The exact definition of “new south” varies from person to person̶ if you can make a case for why you consider yourself part of the new south, then submit your work. Past publications and credentials certainly aren’t required, but feel free to list them if you like. We like a little flavor̶the editors’ bios are a good example of what we’re looking for̶but the standard fare is ok. Reading periods vary so be sure to check the schedule on page 2 of the website BEFORE YOU SEND; otherwise poetry (no rhymes), prose (any genre), aslo read Willima Carlos Williams and Rilke, also John McPhee’s “The Control of Nature” and never submit by snail-mail. Superstition Review gives undergrads a one- semester crash course in magazine publishing. In less than 16 weeks our student editors solicit work, read it, make selections, send rejections and acceptances, gather headshots and bios, build the pages, email proofs, make corrections, then launch and advertise the issue. They also run a blog, write press releases and format and design promotional materials. Taj Mahal Review does not accept compositions founded on violent self-pity, or feelings of egocentricity. We will accept published, unpublished and also simultaneous creations, but Taj Mahal Review does not publish anonymous writings. We believe this will support and strengthen progressive thought among the public, as well as foster a community centered on compassion and justice. We invite readers to savor the rich content from Tea Party’s pages and to spark meaningful dialogues with your friends, family, and peers. Have a Tea Party! Rhythm and rhyme are cool but not necessary for great poetry. Because we are using WordPress as our template, we regret that we cannot accept any highly stylized works a la e.e. cummings, unless you submit a jpg file of the poem. The poem must also be about something by containing content and meaning. Third Coast is one of the nation’s premier literary magazines̶—and one of only a handful of nationally distributed literary magazines to regularly include four genres. Thoughtsmith was founded in 2009 with the intention of promoting the arts in any small way possible. Obviously, poetry is the exception to this; if your poem has non-standard grammar/styling, please note it in your cover letter so that it doesn’t affect our decision. Believing economy does not equal sacrifice, Thumbnail’s mission is to promote the expression of large ideas in a short compass, and to convey the simple and briefly sensual through writing and visual art. Please study the craft, and remember this is literary style poetry, not canned rhyme or sermons in poem form. Show me, don’t tell me. Tin House is a haven for authors at the peak of their powers and also a jumping-off point for unpublished writers and anyone taking risks, pushing form and language. We’re a magazine not identified with any one region but international, drawing writers and contributing editors from all over the globe. Each issue seeks to be tantamount to an invitation to the greatest literary house party ever. If, for example, I publish a short story in which my ex husband is a tax evader, and also, say, a clubber of baby seals, and my younger sister has the IQ of a guppy, and then I go on to remarry my ex husband and my sister goes on to win a MacArthur Genius award, I can certainly remove this story from my internet site. However, the internet site might have already been cached by Google, which would make that cached page (again, no longer available on my site) visible to all. In this case, there is simply no way for us to remove these cached pages from online searches. There are many poems asking to be read, but rarely are readers given a reason why we should be reading them. Triggerfish is a journal dedicated to the “why” of poetry, seeking to understand and illuminate this process, to say that it is possible to make qualitative judgments and distinctions about the substance of poetry. We hope to provide insight into the discerning reader’s viewpoint. Each volume includes writing from approximately twenty different languages, presenting the original texts and their translations on facing pages. In the last seventeen years, TWO LINES has filled a gap in contemporary publishing by showcasing literature from over fifty languages, giving readers access to renowned and emerging writers from around the world. We believe art is not a foreigner on the geopolitical landscape, and for this reason promote work by poets and writers who are aware of more than themselves, and who show us the world as it struggles and as it celebrates. Imagine. Research. Invent. Explore. Create. Dive in. All that we require is that you remain true to the object with your story ‒ i.e. if it was found in Coney Island Creek, keep the object anchored there. Untitled Country Review seeks evocative (and provocative) poetry that effectively and eloquently reconciles the two (seemingly at-odds) terms in the journal’s title. In other words, we are interested in poetry that is at once challenging and accessible. We are interested in poetry that matters... Please read our past issues and read the guidelines below before submitting. We seek to expose authors and artists alike to a public forum without sacrificing creative identity. Your absurdity, tragedy, photography, sessions of deep thought or artistic whimsies drawn on fast food napkins are what we crave. Amsterdam, like good love poems, does transcend the clichés, so please don’t send us work that involves drugs, tulips, windmills, or prostitutes unless you really mean it. Victorian Violet Press is currently seeking submissions for the next 2011 summer issue. Our taste in poetry is eclectic, but these subjects are preferred: inspirational, poetry for children, poetry about children, nature and life. VQR strives to publish the freshest, most accomplished writers of our time. We are partial to work that is conscious of language without being self-conscious, that pulls readers in with drama and emotional risk, rather than holding them at arm’s length with gimmickry and tricks. In short, we seek writing that uses intensely focused language to affect the way that readers see the world. A well-crafted poem, story, or essay is, at its heart, a statement of refusal to accept conventional wisdom and instead study the world for oneself. We seek that writing which illuminates what we, as a culture, may learn from such close inspection. Our primary mission in creating Visions with Voices is to promote the spoken word as a legitimate genre with standards that differentiate excellent work. We are creating here a venue which will give the artist a sense of accomplishment along with a respectable publishing credit. We accept text submissions but we pay more for recordings. Visions International is published by Black Buzzard Press, a subsidiary of VISIONS International Arts Synergy (VIAS), a non-profit group for the promotion of poetry and literature. Poems do not have to be about Israel and poets need not have a connection to Israel. We seek quality poetry that expresses contemporary themes. The dis-allusion aspect of Vulcan refers to our attempt to offer a creative environment for contemporary voices where normalcy and conformity are not requirements. Beyond that, there are few things we can say to describe what we’re looking for. We value work that is mysterious, but not that which is needlessly obscure. We appreciate ambiguity, but not utter meaninglessness. We like clarity and do not equate it with simplicity. We believe writing devoid of image is devoid of art. We find that our aesthetic beliefs are undergoing constant revision. We publish short fiction, poetry, personal essay/memoir, visuals, book reviews and scholarly essays for a general audience. From the Iliad to Platoon to The Things They Carried, war and art have reflected one another. It is this intersection of war and art that WLA seeks to illuminate. Weave is dark humor and magical realism. Weave is strange and fantastical. Weave loves strong, well-developed characters, especially female characters. Weave loves retellings, fairy tales and myths. Weave is the universal told with unique, exciting language. Weave loves a poem that grabs our attention early and avoids clichés. Weave loves surprises. Whiskey & Fox is a journal of poetry, theory, and queer-heterotopoi. We are not interested in work in facile relation to the conditions of its production or its political function, but in work that attempts to oppose authoritarian or arrogant thought & poetics in order to provoke configurations of secular human community as alternatives to those of Capital and its States. Those skeletally abstract words for ideas best suggested in tangible form, what we want is a dialogue between art and the world lodged hard in the throat of things. White Whale Review stands as a forum for poetry, short fiction, and nonfiction from both established and new writers, favoring quality over genre or theme. The Wilderness House Literary Review is a publication devoted to excellence in literature and the arts. WHLR is a result of the collaboration between a group of poets and writers who call themselves the Bagel Bards and the Wilderness House Literary Retreat. An indispensable resource for writers and readers, Willow Springs engages its audience in an ongoing discussion of art, ideas, and what it means to be human. We look for writing that is surprisingly exceptional, not necessarily the in your face brilliance, but the kind of writing that surprises you with story and a clear focus and voice. We love new writers, adore established writers, and embrace the I’ve-Never-Done-This-Before writers. If you have a story, a poem, an essay, or something that you haven’t quite classified yet, but you think it could stand up to being read, then please submit it. Our staff loves to read! WORK has an intentionally bland format, so that it can be enjoyed while you’re still on the clock. WORK is subversive, so you can be subversive at work. WFW editorial staff is comprised of recent graduates of Loyola University Maryland. We are also an equal opportunity publisher. We are people, so we publish what the people like. We seek to satisfy your aural taste- buds with the work that we receive. You are going to write something and send it to us or, more likely, you’ve already written what you’re going to send and you’re going to pretend you just wrote it and hope the theme-fitting tweaks go unnoticed. We are now paying our writers - except for the poets who might be the only good thing in the issue (i don’t know) but the poet always gets screwed. They accept this as the blessing of their profession and we wouldn’t want to deny them. We are a unique on-line literary magazine featuring fine artwork, fiction, “Our Stories” non-fiction, poetry, and interviews with best-selling authors such as Janet Fitch, Joan Anderson, Alice Hoffman and literary professionals including Gerald Dawe- Director of the Oscar Wilde Centre, agent/author Jeff Herman, award-winning author/editor Terri Windling, author Carolyn See, Chilmark Workshop founder Nancy S. Aronie and more. We are fast-growing with an artistic, home-like atmosphere. We are a blog devoted to New American Poetry by America’s New Poets, and this is what we look for: Distinct Voices, Eye Catching Titles, Great Beginnings and Even Greater Endings, Flow and Rhythm, and, above all, Emotional Impact. Queries to Yuan Yang during the course of the academic year September - May will receive responses every 2 weeks and every 6 weeks during the summer months of June - August. We thank you in advance for your understanding and patience. We look forward to reading your submissions. Excerpts from larger works, screenplays, treatments, and poetry will be returned unread. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about any part of ZYZZYVA, there are two easy ways of contacting us: via post (using mailing address at left), or by e-mail using the form at left.mailto:decomp.magazine@gmail.commailto:nodearmagazine@gmail.commailto:sncreview@sierranevada.edu1-index.htmlshapeimage_1_link_0shapeimage_1_link_1shapeimage_1_link_2