Online and Print Markets
The times they are a'changing, folks. You would be hard-pressed nowadays to find a literary magazine published only in print, with no online presence.
This merging of media means that the quantity of work being put out there is growing like a weed. According to CLMP, there are approximately 600 active literary magazines and 700 non-active (those that post irregularly, but still post.) If you're thinking about submitting your fiction, nonfiction, or poetry, you don't have time to read 1,300 magazines! Trust us.
So, what the heck do those publishers want? The Publishing Lab's student-researched market sheets give a brief overview of some of our favorite literary magazines. Market sheets will reveal how open the publication is to emerging writers, what they publish, how frequently they publish, and a brief prose review.
Other Markets We Like:
American Short Fiction- Professional-looking quarterly magazine
Barcelona Review - Trilingual magazine crosses all kinds of borders
Blackbird - Online journal of Virginia Commonwealth University
Blood Lotus - So much more than just an awesome name
Blood Orange Review - Precise, fierce, unusual, oh, and seedless.
Ballyhoo Stories - Offers a mix of veterans and newbie writing
Calyx - Pretty. Glossy artwork. Literary fiction published from Oregon
Chiaroscuro - Let out your inner goth with this journal of dark writing.
Copperfield Review - The most current of historical fiction.
Del Sol Review - Publishing arm of Web Del Sol champions the newbie
Electric Velocipede - Got something quirky and unusual?
Elimae- Minimalist site has put the focus on stories for over a decade
Feathertale Review - A home for humor writing with a snarky edge
Fence - Beautiful mag that highlights bold and fresh emerging writers
Fourteen Hills - Both emerging and veteran writers find a home here
Front Porch - Crisp journal from Texas State U's MFA program
Identity Theory - An ambitious and frequently updated online journal
Inkwell - These folks are looking for emerging writers
McSweeney's - Show Dave Eggers your own staggering genius
Monday Night - Stunning print journal is a solid choice for newbies
Opium Magazine - Online venue for humorous flash fiction
Our Stories - These folks put a focus on emerging writers
Oxford American - Well-respected Southern mag may be tough to crack
Oyez Review - Small lit mag from Columbia's neighbor, Roosevelt University.
Phoebe - Prestigious writing program looks to highlight emerging writers
Pindeldyboz- Over 1,000 stories by over 600 authors in only 7 years
Portland Review - Three issues a year, but a who's who of authors
Quarterly West - Prestigious journal known to publish upcoming writers
The Rejected Quarterly - Each submission must come with 5 rejections
StorySouth - As Southern as a mint julep
Swink- Quirky, professional-looking magazine with a rad Web site
Thieves Jargon - New content daily gives newcomers a great chance
Water~Stone Review - Gorgeous and prestigious mag of Hamline Univeristy
Zoetrope All-Story - A giant of a journal begun by Francis Ford Coppola