Literary Magazines

A list of print and online literary magazines to read and submit 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.]

(B)OINK seek in-your-face fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction that are experimental, gut-wrenching, terrifying, stultifying, breakneck speed, sex-driven, whooshing out, and secretive. [Fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction.]

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.]

Cheap Pop
CHEAP POP is an online literary journal focusing on micro-fiction, 500 words or less, that pops—stories that, regardless of their short nature, stick with you. [Fiction or creative nonfiction.]

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.]

Jellyfish Review
We like fun, we like sad, we like ugly, we like beautiful. But above all else, we like stories that feel insightful. [Fiction, creative nonfiction or essays.]

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

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.]

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

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.]

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.]

Synaesthesia is an online literary and arts magazine. We publish two issues twice a year, and aim to engage writers and artists in an exploration of the senses. [Poetry, flash fiction, creative nonfiction, photography and art.]

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.]

Twisted Sister Lit Mag
If you like things on the darker side, this is the place for you. Vampires, werewolves, zombies, shapeshifters or whatever, c’mon down. [Short stories, nonfiction, poetry and artwork.]

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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