Literary Magazines

A list of print and online literary magazines worth reading and submitting your work to.

Ad Hoc Fiction
Ad Hoc Fiction is a weekly free to enter flash/micro fiction competition run by Bath Flash Fiction Award. [Fiction or creative non-fiction.]

Bare Fiction
Bare Fiction is published three times per year in print. They also run an annual competition. [Poetry, Fiction, Theatre and Reviews.]

Cabinet of Heed
The Cabinet of Heed is a multi-drawered piece of furniture that grows hungry at various times of the year. The only way to sate The Cabinet’s hunger is to feed it great writing. [Poetry, fiction or creative nonfiction.]

Fictive Dream
If you write fiction with a contemporary feel that gives an insight into the human condition, then we’d like to hear from you. [Flash fiction.]

FlashBack Fiction
FlashBack Fiction is committed to publishing scintillating historical flash fiction from around the world. [Flash fiction, prose poetry and hybrid pieces.]

formercactus is an online magazine of prose and poetry. We release a new issue on the 15th day of each month. [Fiction or creative nonfiction.] Closing in December 2018

Ghost Parachute
Ghost Parachute seeks to publish writing that is unapologetically bold. We wish to lose ourselves in fresh and vibrant imagery. We want to read what we’ve always known but were too afraid to say. [Flash fiction.]

Idle Ink
Idle Ink is an online publisher of strange fiction. Established in 2017 as a print zine, Idle Ink celebrates new and emerging authors and poets. [Flash fiction, short stories and poetry]

Lost Balloon
Lost Balloon publishes flash fiction, flash nonfiction, and prose poetry under 1,000 words. [Flash fiction, flash nonfiction and prose poetry.]

Marauder Literary Journal is a platform for emerging and established literary rogues. A place for unappreciated & over-worked writers. [Flash-fiction, short stories, interviews with creative figures, personal reflections on writing, novel extracts and creative non-fiction.]

MoonPark Review
MoonPark Review is an online literary journal devoted to publishing compelling, imaginative short prose that breaks our hearts, haunts us, makes us laugh, or gives us hope. [Flash fiction, prose poems, and hybrid forms.]

Nine Muses Poetry
Nine Muses Poetry is a webzine established in May 2018. It is edited and managed by Annest Gwilym, poet and occasional short story writer. It features all forms of poetry by new, emerging and established writers, showcasing the best of contemporary poetry. [Poetry.]

OCCULUM especially seeks neurodiverse writers and/or writers who often feel ostracized by the mainstream. [Prose, poems, and interviews and book reviews.]

Okay Donkey
Okay Donkey like to read the odd, the off-kilter, and the just plain weird. If it has animals in it, even better. [Poetry and Flash Fiction.]

Popshot Magazine
Illustrated magazine of short stories and poems by the literary new blood. Est. 2009. [Fiction, creative nonfiction or poetry.]

Open Pen
Open Pen is a free magazine comprised of short fiction by writers with something to say. It is stocked in independent bookshops across the UK. [Fiction or creative nonfiction.]

Reflex Fiction
Reflex Fiction, a quarterly international flash fiction competition for stories between 180 and 360 words. [Fiction.]

SmokeLong Quarterly
SmokeLong are dedicated to bringing the best flash fiction to the web on a quarterly basis, whether written by widely published authors or those new to the craft. [Fiction.]

Spelk is a new platform for the very best flash fiction on the web. We post three stories a week, from both new and established writers, from the UK and overseas. [Flash fiction.]

Split Lit Magazine
We’re a literary journal of voice-driven writing with a pop culture twist. We publish online monthly and in print yearly. [Short stories, flash, poetry, memoir, music, reviews and interviews.]

The Drabble
The Drabble is dedicated to publishing original fiction, non-fiction, and poetic works of 100 words or less. [Flash fiction, non-fiction and poetry.]

The Fiction Pool
The Fiction Pool are looking for fiction which is bold and daring. Fiction which is experimental, rebellious and dreamy. [Flash fiction, short stories and poetry.]

TSS Publishing
TSS Publishing is home to the International Cambridge Short Story Prize and Flash Fiction 400 competition. [Short stories, flash fiction, and micro-fiction.]

TRAIN is an English-language flash fiction & poetry magazine based in the USA and Europe. Do your stories transport readers, leaving a lasting impression, in up to 500 words?  [Flash fiction, non-fiction and poetry.]

Vamp Cat Magazine
Vamp Cat Magazine is an online literary journal interested in the weird and wonderful stories from all corners of the globe and all people of the world. [Short Fiction, Flash Fiction, Essay, Memoir, Poetry, personal Health Stories, Film and Music.]

X–R-A-Y Literary Magazine
X–R-A-Y Literary Magazine’s vision is to publish uncomfortable, entertaining, unforgettable prose that shines brighter than the skeleton in your body, prose that sees through the skin and reveals something deeper. [Flash Fiction.]

Zero Flash
Zero Flash is designed to publish works from some of the most creative people around; to praise and support and give a forum for discussion. [Flash fiction.]

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