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.Failbetter - For poets and fiction writers unafraid of failure.
PDF Market Sheet
Other Markets We Like:
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.
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
Elimae- Minimalist site has put the focus on stories for over a decade
Feathertale Review - A home for humor writing with a snarky edge
Front Porch - Crisp journal from Texas State U's MFA program
Identity Theory - An ambitious and frequently updated online journal
Opium Magazine - Online venue for humorous flash fiction
Our Stories - These folks put a focus on emerging writers
Pindeldyboz- Over 1,000 stories by over 600 authors in only 7 years
StorySouth - As Southern as a mint julep
Thieves Jargon - New content daily gives newcomers a great chance