Directory of Print Magazines
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88 presents the best in contemporary American poetry plus essays and reviews.
African American Review
Promotes a lively exchange among writers and scholars in the arts, humanities, and social sciences who hold diverse perspectives on African American literature and culture.
AGNI has become one of America’s, and the world’s, most significant literary journals”–PEN America. Edited by renowned critic Sven Birkerts.
Alaska Quarterly Review
One of America’s premier literary magazines and a source of powerful, new voices. AQR is “one of the nation’s best literary magazines,” The Washington Post Book World.
American Literary Review
The American Literary Review, a biannual journal, has been published since 1990 through the Creative Writing Program at the University of North Texas.
American Poetry Review
The widest range of distinguished poetry, exciting new writers, controversial reviews, and essays at the center of thinking about American literature and social issues.
The American Scholar
The American Scholar is the landmark journal of intellectual and cultural affairs published by the Phi Beta Kappa Society since 1932.
The Award-Winning Literary and Photography Magazine published by the Washington County Arts Council since 1982.
The Antioch Review
The Antioch Review is a distinguished, well-established literary journal that publishes lively and cogent essays, fiction, poetry and book reviews. Occasional special topics of contemporary interest.
Since 1973, Appalachian Heritage has been a leading literary magazine of the Southern Appalachian Region.
Arc, Canada’s only poetry-exclusive forum, publishes new work by our most exciting new and established poets, alongside considered discussions of form through articles and reviews.
Arion explores the contemporary relevance of the classics in modern culture, with a commitment to the critical understanding of human achievement and experience.
An interdisciplinary journal focusing on the Mississippi River Delta region, publishing fiction, poetry, essays, scholarly articles, art and book reviews.
Armchair/Shotgun is a Brooklyn-based print literary magazine that accepts poetry, fiction, non-fiction and visual arts submissions for publication on real honest-to-goodness paper.
“Simply and unobtrusively one of the best.” – Literary Magazine Review
Aufgabe publishes emerging and established writers of innovative poetry. Each issue presents a special guest edited section of poetry in translation alongside new American poetry, essays, reviews & talks.
The Awakenings Review
The Awakenings Review publishes creative literary work by people living with mental illnesses, both the psychiatrically disabled, family members, and friends.
A young publication with an old soul, each issue of Bayou contains stunningly beautiful fiction, nonfiction and poetry, plus a delicious prize-winning play.
The Bellingham Review publishes “literature of palpable quality.” We showcase works of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction.
Beloit Poetry Journal
For fifty-five years, the Beloit Poetry Journal has published poetry that matters without bias as to length, style, or the poet’s reputation.
The Bitter Oleander
The Bitter Oleander endeavors to publish imaginative poetry, short fiction, interviews, essays & translations of living poets from every corner of the world.
Black Warrior Review
Since 1974, Black Warrior Review has published the freshest voices in literature, from established and emerging talents alike. Each issue includes a poetry chapbook, comics, and full-color art sections.
The Bloomsbury Review
The Bloomsbury Review includes reviews, interviews with and profiles of authors; essays; original poetry; and a variety of features covering a broad range of book-related topics.
Building on the forty-year reputation for provacative criticism established by its sister magazine, Artforum, Bookforum is a review of titles in arts criticism, scholarly nonfiction and literary fiction.
The Briar Cliff Review
Founded in 1989, The Briar Cliff Review is an eclectic literary, cultural and art magazine focusing on, but not limited to, Siouxland writers and subjects.
International perspective. Focuses on the literary non-fiction essay, and also publishes interviews, memoir, letters, poetry, fiction, and other strange and wonderful literary matter.
Brilliant Corners publishes jazz-related poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. It appears twice a year, features a four-color cover, and is distributed internationally.
Bryant Literary Review
Bryant Literary Review is an international magazine of poetry and fiction published annually in May.
Callaloo offers a rich mixture of fiction, poetry, plays, critical essays, cultural studies, interviews, and visual art, as well as special thematic issues.
CALYX is an independent, nonprofit publisher of contemporary writing and art by women committed to discovering emerging writers and artists from a diversity of backgrounds.
CANADIAN STORIES is a magazine that collects stories written by and about Canadians. All contributions reflect the extraordinary culture of modern Canadian living as seen through the eyes of ordinary writers.
The Capilano Review
The Capilano Review publishes the best in fiction, drama, poetry, and art form Canada and the rest of the world.
The Caribbean Writer
The Caribbean Writer is an international literary anthology with a Caribbean focus. The Caribbean should be central to the work, depicting its heritage, experience etc.
Carolina Quarterly is one of the finest and longest-running literary publications in America.
The Chattahoochee Review
For the last twenty-five years, The Chattahoochee Review has published excellent writing from the south and around the world.
Chelsea is one of the oldest surviving journals. We publish unconventional works of poetry, fiction, essays and book reviews.
Since 1967, Cimarron Review has continually published some of the strongest fiction, non-fiction, and poetry, including work by Pulitzer and Nobel Prize winners.
The Cincinnati Review
The Cincinnati Review draws together within its pages the finest creative and critical work from across the country.
Cold Mountain Review
Celebrating 35 years of publication, Cold Mountain Review provides a rich mix of cutting-edge poetry, reviews, interviews and photography from across the nation and overseas.
An international, refereed, quarterly journal of scholarly criticism offering innovative interpretations of classic and new literatures for discussion in the contemporary college/university classroom and beyond.
Colorado Review publishes contemporary short fiction, poetry, and nonfiction (memoir, personal essays) by both new and established writers.
The Comstock Review
For almost 20 years, The Comstock Review has independently published all styles of original poetry accepted on the basis of quality, not reputation.
Contemporary Verse 2
CV2, a quarterly literary journal, publishes the finest poetry and critical writing by emerging and established writers from around the world.
Poetry journal published annually in association with the English Department at Columbia College Chicago. Each issue features a dossier on a special topic or theme.
Cranky is like a kid let out for recess: small but with a big shouting voice. The journal publishes poetry and fiction with a fresh edge. Naturally, we appreciate craft, beauty and originality.
Crazyhorse publishes the entire spectrum of today’s fiction, essays, and poetry—from the mainstream to the avant-garde, from the established to the undiscovered writer.
Creative Nonfiction is the first and the largest journal devoted exclusively to literary nonfiction.
We publish high-quality poetry and short fiction from well-known as well as previously unpublished authors.
dANDelion magazine society is comprised of an international membership dedicated to the promotion of literature and visual arts. Our bi-annual magazine focuses on progressive poetry/prose.
A forum for fiction and poetry, descant seeks high quality work in innovative or traditional forms.
Descant, Canada’s pre-eminent literary journal, publishers celebrated and emerging writers and artists in Canada and around the world. Let Descant bring you more.
Diner provides a panoramic view of the poetry landscape through an eclectic mix of poetry, book reviews, interviews with featured poets and translations.
A new literary annual of creative responses to contemporary social questions, featuring a broad range of creative and critical writing, art, and interviews.
Eclipse publishes quality fiction and poetry. We encourage writers to submit provocative work that challenges how we think about others and the world around us.
Emphasizes the deep importance of place in contemporary writing. Our goal is an ambitious one: to reclaim landscapes, to remap and reimagine place in writing that is vital, thorny, and alive.
Elysian Fields Quarterly
EFQ is an intelligent, quirky, iconoclastic, funny, and opinionated journal for people who enjoy great writing and truly love baseball.
Fairy Tale Review
Fairy Tale Review is an annual literary journal devoted to contemporary fairy tales. The journal hopes to provide an elegant and innovative venue for both established and emerging authors of poetry and prose. Fairy Tale Review is not devoted to any particular school of writing, but rather to fairy tales as an inspiring art form.
Founded in 1973, Fiction International is one of the very few US literary-culture journals to feature both innovative writing (fiction and nonfiction) and progressive politics.
For more than 35 years FIELD has been celebrated as one of the most stimulating journals of contemporary poetry and poetics in the nation.
The Florida Review
The Florida Review publishes the best contemporary fiction, nonfiction and poetry by established and emerging writers. Spring Editors’ Prize awards $1000 in each genre.
Folio is a literary journal that publishes among the best short fiction, poetry, and artwork both nationally and internationally. Also includes interview.
Stories from the bay area and beyond, Fourteen Hills: SFSU Review, a journal of truth, fiction, poetry, art, photography and the occasional interview.
Devoted to publishing notable, innovative work in creative nonfiction, including personal essays and memoirs, interviews, roundtable discussions, photo essays, and book reviews.
Fugue, a premier literary magazine, housed at the University of Idaho, has been publishing richly musical work since 1990.
Gargoyle Magazine has always been a scallywag magazine, a maverick magazine, a bit too academic for the underground and way too underground for the academics.
The Georgia Review
Each issue of The Georgia Review features 200 pages of fiction, poetry, essays, and reviews—as well as a visual art portfolio, usually in color.
The Gettysburg Review
The Gettysburg Review publishes poetry, prose, and visual art by established and emerging talents in issues that are as handsome as they are stimulating.
The Gihon River Review
Biannual production of the BFA program at Johnson State College, Johnson, Vermont.
Glimmer Train Stories
Quarterly literary magazine. 260 pages of short stories by new and established writers from around the world. No advertising. A feast of fiction.
Granta publishes new writing—fiction, personal history, reportage and inquiring journalism—four times a year. Every issue contains at least 256 pages in paperback book format.
Green Mountains Review
Green Mountains Review publishes poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, literary essays, interviews, and book reviews. We print work by both well-known writers and promising newcomers.
The Greensboro Review
We publish fiction and poetry twice a year, each fall and spring. Work from the journal is consistently cited in collections honoring the finest new writing.
Committed to publishing top-quality fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction from both established and emerging writers. Includes full-color art, interviews, and book reviews.
Hanging Loose magazine, first published in 1966, has consistently published fresh, lively writing by new and older authors who deserve a wider audience.
Harpur Palate features the best in contemporary fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction & sponsors the John Gardner and Milton Kessler Memorial Prizes annually.
Harrington Gay Men’s Literary Quarterly
Devoted to new gay men’s fiction, writing, and criticism, whether from emerging talents or established writers.
Harrington Lesbian Literary Quarterly
An inter-national journal that focuses on lesbian writing, including fiction, novel excerpts, poetry, essays, and drama.
The Healing Muse
The Healing Muse represents the vital and growing force called narrative medicine. We publish prose and poetry that explores the connections between medicine and healing.
A magazine of Midwest art and writing.
Hiram Poetry Review
The Hiram Poetry Review has been publishing witty, distinctive and heroic poetry since 1966.
Each spring and fall Hotel Amerika publishes innovative work in all genres of creative writing generously defined.
“Hunger Mountain is bright and bold, with a wonderfully readable format displaying real talent, young and old.” Maxine Kumin. Subscribe, submit, stay tuned!
Now in its 26th year of publication, Indiana Review is a non-profit literary magazine dedicated to showcasing the talents of emerging and established writers.
A literary journal published semiannually, Inkwell is dedicated to providing a forum for emerging writers and publishing high quality poems and short stories.
The Iowa Review
Dedicated to publishing the finest contemporary fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction.
Iron Horse Literary Review
Iron Horse publishes fiction, poetry, nonfiction, photography features, interviews with high-profile writers, and book reviews.
Isotope publishes essays, short stories, poetry and artwork that engages in and meditates on the varied complex relations among the human and non-human worlds.
The Kenyon Review
The Kenyon Review features the best new writing by established and emerging authors.
Lilies and Cannonballs Review
A space for the synthesis of contrary elements: aesthetically driven and socially conscious literature & art; traditional and experimental forms; conservative & liberal views.
Literary Imagination explores the complexity and power of the literary process, publishing creative and scholarly works, ancient to modern, including essays, poetry, fiction, and translation.
The Literary Review
An international journal of contemporary writing. Original poetry, fiction, essays, review essays on contemporary writers and literary issues, and work in translation.
Litro Magazine is a free, London-based, literary magazine that publishes original, exciting short fiction.
Long River Review
The University of Connecticut’s literary and arts magazine.
Lorraine and James
Cover to cover, a triumph of powerful, unpredictable writing that requires unlimited spare moments. A cohesive mixed culture of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and conversations; without boundaries.
The Louisville Review
Since 1976, The Louisville Review has published the best of contemporary writing in fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, drama, and writing by children (K-12).
The MacGuffin, a national literary magazine from Schoolcraft College in Livonia, Michigan, is a collection of the best poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction.
Main Street Rag
Not for the faint of heart. Our literary magazine features some of the best writers in the small press alongside up and coming voices.
Manoa is a unique, award-winning literary journal that includes American, Asian, and Pacific fiction, poetry, artwork, and essays of current cultural or literary interest.
Many Mountains Moving
Many Mountains Moving fits into the literary tradition of authentic representation, a ‘slice of life,’ with a keen eye for high-quality work.
The Marlboro Review
Publishes fiction, poetry, essays, interviews, translations, reviews, cover art. Strong work dealing with philosophical, scientific, cultural issues. We like big subjects and smart writing.
Michigan Quarterly Review
Publishes essays, memoirs, interviews, fiction, poetry, and book reviews, including an annual theme issue, for an intellectual, but not necessarily academic, readership.
MiPO publishes online new and established writers as well as featuring artist and photographers. We also offer a print color newsletter.
National literary magazine publishing first line literary fiction, poetry, essays, and interviews.
The Mochila Review
Like the long ago Pony Express riders who galloped west from St. Joseph, we bring new writing from the heart of our ever changing country.
Fiction, essays, poetry and a bunch off other stuff. Sometimes it will make you laugh, but it will almost never make you cry.
New England Review
New England Review distinguishes itself with a fine blend of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction that is both challenging and inviting to the general reader.
The international magazine of writing and art. Essays, poetry, fiction, interviews, reviews, features, and special issues delighting readers for over 72 years.
New Orleans Review
New Orleans Review, publishing contemporary poetry, fiction, nonfiction, art, photography, and film and book reviews, is engaging, challenging, surprising, and always good looking.
The New Quarterly
The New Quarterly is an award-winning magazine that celebrates the best in contemporary Canadian fiction, poetry, and talk about writing.
the new renaissance
Publishing the best work of emerging and established writers and visual artists, along with cutting-edge lead articles of social/political significance, and bilingual pieces.
The New York Quarterly
Since 1969, the New York Quarterly has been devoted to excellence in the publication of the best cross-section of contemporary poetry.
Nimrod discovers new writers of poetry and prose in two annual issues: a thematic issue and an Awards issue.
Ninth Letter is a journal of art and literature featuring a wide range of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and visual art in various media.
An elegantly produced semi-annual publication that presents exceptional poetry, images, and criticism in provocative juxtaposition.
North Dakota Quarterly
North Dakota Quarterly publishes poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and criticism. Edited by Robert W. Lewis, Elizabeth Harris Behling (fiction), and Donald Junkins (poetry).
Notre Dame Review
The Notre Dame Review is an independent, non-commercial magazine of contemporary American and international fiction, poetry, criticism and art.
A Canadian-published journal that features Literature of the Fantastic—SF, Fantasy, Horror and Magic Realism.
Orchid publishes great fiction. Read it and laugh. Read it and cry. Laughing, crying, or smiling, you’ll look out your window, forgetting where you are.
Painted Bride Quarterly
Alluring, fun, sexy, spirited, sharp; PBQ is a unique amalgam of poetry, fiction, essays and images. Both online and in print.
The Paris Review
A quarterly that has consistently sought out strong new voices in the literary world. Now edited by Philip Gourevitch.
Paterson Literary Review
The Paterson Literary Review (PLR) is a multicultural literary review established in 1979. PLR features work by well-known writers as well as by writers who will soon be well-known.
Permafrost is the annual literary journal of the University of Alaska, Fairbanks.
They accept submissions between September 1 and March 1 for unsolicited fiction, nonfiction, poetry and artwork for regular publication in the journal, and they also administer yearly contests, with cash prizes for Fiction and Poetry.
For 33 years, Phoebe has supported new writers, whose voice, form, and subject matter vigorously appeal to the senses, intellect, and emotions of our readers.
A small a magazine living the big questions. Features autobiographical and reflective writings centered around place (especially the American Southwest), soul, spirit, and social justice.
Established in 1889, Poet Lore is the oldest continuously published poetry magazine in the United States. Poet Lore publishes contemporary poetry.
The oldest, boldest, and most distinguished monthly for and about poetry in the English-speaking world.
Publishes reviews, essays, interviews, poems, calls for submissions, and contest information for all creative writers, with comprehensive literary listings for the West.
An annual poetry journal published at San Diego State University. It features US poetry and poetry in translation from around the world, as well as book reviews and prose about poetry.
Poets & Writers
Poets & Writers Magazine is the primary source for what creative writers need to know.
Porcupine Literary Arts Magazine
Porcupine Literary Arts Magazine is a highly regarded journal dedicated to the publication of quality poetry, short fiction, essays, and visual artwork.
The Portland Review
A cutting edge literary journal of short fiction, poetry, art and photography. Founded in 1956, published thrice yearly by Portland State University.
“In its stealthy, unassuming way, it has become one of the most reliable and ambitious literary magazines in America.” — Rick Moody
A national literary quarterly published since 1926. Home to the best fiction, poetry, essays, and reviews by beginning, mid-career, and established writers.
Award-winning quarterly that features the best in fiction, poetry, drama, creative non-fiction and contemporary translation.
Published annually in mid-summer since 1985, Provincetown Arts focuses broadly on artists, performers, and writers who inhabit or visit the tip of Cape Cod.
For the past thirty years, Quarterly West has featured award-winning, innovative poetry and prose from both new and established authors.
A biannual journal that aims to uphold the fundamentals of some old literary traditions while paving the way for work that speaks to a new and diverse audience.
RATTLE is the journal for people who love poetry—whether they realize it yet, or not.
Red Rock Review
Dedicated to publishing the best literature available. We have published authors from all parts of the country. Special area of interest is Southwestern literature.
Redivider features a fresh and eclectic selection of poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, and art by both emerging and established artists.
Features innovative poetry, short shorts and translations. Literary Magazine Review believes RHINO is “an annual that anyone interested in American poetry should attend to.”
A journal for the facts, the fables, and the fragments of the mind (otherwise known as creative nonfiction, fiction, and poetry).
Rock & Sling
Rock & Sling offers a forum for writers and artists whose work engages Judeo-Christian faiths in surprising and memorable ways.
The Saint Ann’s Review
The Saint Ann’s Review is an eclectic compendium of the best-crafted writing around.
Salamander specializes in publishing highly accomplished poetry, fiction, and memoirs by writers who deserve a wider audience for their work.
Santa Monica Review
Founded by Jim Krusoe (Blood Lake, Iceland), SMR features smart, funny, politically-engaged, avant-garde, language and character-driven literary fiction and nonfiction. SMR showcases Southern California writers.
Seneca Review specializes in innovative poetry, translations from around the world, and the lyric essay. Work from the magazine is regularly featured in annual anthologies.
Since 1987, published 39 issues without one dollar in grant funding. Three-time winner, American Literary Magazine Awards. Poetry, fiction, research, events, retreats, and more.
The Sewanee Review
America’s oldest literary quarterly. Poetry, fiction, critical and personal essays, in-depth book reviews. Incisive criticism of literature in English. Accessible and appealing to educated readers.
“Shenandoah has long been a showcase for exceptional writing.”The Washington Post Book World. For 55 years Washington and Lee’s lively gallery for the literary arts.
Skidrow Penthouse is an elegant 300+ page journal that contains the richest and widest possible range of poetry, fiction, and art.
So to Speak
So to Speak has served as a space for feminist writing and art for twelve years, publishing poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and visual art.
Southern Humanities Review
Fiction, poetry, personal and critical essays, and book reviews on the arts, literature, philosophy, religion, cultural studies, and history by new and established writers. Also publishes translations.
Southern Poetry Review
Southern Poetry Review celebrates 47 years of publishing some of the best poetry in America from leading writers around the world.
The Southern Review
The Southern Review is an elegantly designed literary quarterly dedicated to publishing only the finest in poetry and prose by new and established writers.
The Spoon River Poetry Review
Contemporary poetry in English from the U.S. and around the world in English translation. Recent poets include Alicia Ostriker, Beth Ann Fennelly, and Stuart Dybek.
Annual anthology of short stories. Publishes contemporary American and international literature of high quality, in a full range of styles and forms.
the strange fruit
A journal you will find yourself reading again, aware that with each reading there is something else to uncover, that the deepest truths lie at the farthest depths.
SubTerrain is the magazine of outlaw literature. Bracing fiction and poetry, in-your-face social commentary, and bold visuals.
Swink is a bi-coastal, biannual print magazine dedicated to identifying and promoting literary talent in both established and emerging writers.
Called “a one-two punch of style and substance” by BUST Magazine, Swivel is the litmag devoted to smart, funny writing by smart, funny women.
Tampa Review is a literary gallery space in print, presenting new writing and visual arts from Florida and the world.
THEMA is a theme-related literary journal of stories, poetry, artwork and photography. Each issue has a different unusual theme.
A multi-faith, biannual magazine featuring poetry, fiction, essays, and commentary that reveal Spirit in the human experience through the written word.
Tin House has the liveliest fiction, nonfiction and poetry around, from well-known writers and new voices a like.
TriQuarterly is an international journal of writing, art, and cultural inquiry.
Accomplished writers writing out of their usual genre, nonfiction that concerns the intersection of science and humanities, first English translations, interviews, historical documents, visual art…
TWO LINES publishes fresh English translations of poetry and fiction from more than 50 languages and over 50 countries.
Poetry by established and up-and-coming writers, essays, translations, book reviews and visual art. Avant-garde, edgy and fresh, Vallum features the work of international contributors.
Original fiction, poetry and music, exclusively in audio.
Versal carries on Holland¹s merchant tradition by collecting high quality fiction, poetry and art from around the globe and redirecting it throughout the world.
Virginia Quarterly Review
VQR, one of the country’s oldest and most prestigious literary journals, features 280+ pages of original fiction, poetry, book reviews, and essays on current events.
Water Stone Review
“Water Stone Review is one of the most elegant, substantial literary journals anywhere on the American scene….It will nourish and uplift you.” Naomi Shihab Nye
A well-established interdisciplinary journal publishing works that provide insight into the environment and culture of the contemporary western United States (broadly interpreted).
“There is only one word for this journal: superb.” — NewPages.com. Poetry, fiction, essays, and reviews from the Stadler Center for Poetry.
Western American Literature
Western American Literature is a refereed quarterly journal devoted to groundbreaking critical essays on the literature, culture, landscape, and art of the American West.
Western Humanities Review
Work first published in WHR has been reprinted or cited in the Pushcart Prize, the O. Henry, Best American Short Stories, Essays, and Poetry.
Willow Springs is a national literary journal affiliated with Eastern Washington University’s Inland Northwest Center for Writers. We publish fiction, poetry, literary nonfiction, and interviews.
Witness blends the features of a literary and issue-oriented magazine to highlight the role of the modern writer as witness to his/her times.
World Literature Today
Celebrating their 80th anniversary, and changing from a quarterly publication to a bimonthly. We are your window to world culture.
A journal of literary fantasy, science fiction, and magical realism.