Literary Journals

The Iowa Review

“Founded in 1970 and edited by faculty, students, and staff from the renowned writing and literature programs at the University of Iowa, The Iowa Review takes advantage of this rich environment for literary collaboration to create a worldwide conversation among those who read and write contemporary literature. We publish a wide range of fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, translations, photography, and work in emerging forms by both established and emerging writers. Work from our pages has been consistently selected to appear in the anthologies Best American Essays, Best American Short Stories, Best American Poetry, The Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses, and The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories.” Published 3 issues/year. Pays on publication. Buys first N.A. rights. No reprints. Responds “very fast.” Subscription $20; $35 outside the U.S. See: http://uiowa.3dcartstores.com. Agencies receive a 10% discount.

Boulevard Magazine

“Boulevard’s mission is to publish the finest in contemporary fiction and poetry as well as definitive essays on the arts and culture, and to publish a diversity of writers who exhibit an original sensibility. It is our conviction that creative and critical work should be presented in a variegated yet coherent ensemble—as a boulevard, which contains in one place the best a community has to offer.” Biannual. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 4-8 months after acceptance. Buys First North American rights. No reprints. Responds within 4 months. Subscription $16. “All subscriptions start with the forthcoming issue. The double-issue spring edition of Boulevard is mailed out the first week of April, and the single-issue fall edition of Boulevard is mailed the first week of September. Guidelines online at http://www.boulevardmagazine.org/guidelines.

The Fiddlehead

“The Fiddlehead, Atlantic Canada’s international literary journal, is entertainment for the thoughtful with its mix of poetry and stories by established and new writers.” Welcomes new writers. 100% freelance. Circ. 1200. Quarterly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms within two issues of acceptance. Buys “first serial publication rights – all other rights remain with the author, but we ask if the work is reprinted elsewhere that the first publication in The Fiddlehead be acknowledged.” Responds in 1-6 months. Various Canadian booksellers and newsstands carry The Fiddlehead (see our retailer’s page for exact locations: http://www.thefiddlehead.ca/retailers2.html). A copy of the most current issue can be obtained via the NewPages Magazine webstore: http://www.newpageswebstore.com and back issues (if not sold out) along with current issue can be purchased directly from our office. They usually range in price from $10 – $15 plus shipping. Email us for details. The Fiddlehead’s subscription rates for one year (4 issues) are $30 for Canada and $36 for the USA and all other countries; two-year (8 issues) subscriptions are available for $55 in Canada and $67 for the USA and all other countries. You can either subscribe via our online payment service or download an order form, print it out, fill it out, and send it to us with your payment.

Freefall Magazine

Freefall Magazine c/o AWCS, @cSpace King Edward, 460, 1720, 29th Ave SW Calgary Alberta, Canada T2T 6T7 Phone: Fax: Website: http://www.freefallmagazine.com Guidelines: https://freefall.submittable.com/submit Editor: Ryan Stromquist, Managing Editor Email address: About The Publication: Current Needs: “Queries. Pays $10 per page for fiction/non-fiction and $25 for poems.” 4000 word maximum. Submit query online at ” Pays […]

BEATDOM

“A literary journal publishing essays about the Beat Generation.” Welcomes new writers. Circ. 500-1000. Annual. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 3 months after acceptance. Buys first rights. No reprints. Response time varies. Sample articles online. Guidelines online at http://www.beatdom.com/submission-guidelines

The Savage Kick Literary Magazine

The Savage Kick Literary Magazine

“Savage Kick primarily deals with viewpoints outside the mainstream: honest emotions told in a raw, simplistic way. It is recommended that you are very familiar with the SK style before submitting. We have only accepted 8 new writers in 4 years of the magazine. Ensure you have a distinctive voice and story to tell.” Welcomes new writers. 20% freelance. Circ. 500. Annual. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms 1-11 months after acceptance. Buys all print/electronic rights for two years. No reprints. Responds within 2-4 weeks. Sample can be purchased online. Pays 20-35GBP for 1000-6000 words

Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts

Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts THIS MARKET HAS BEEN REMOVED BECAUSE THEY CHARGE A “READING FEE.” WRITERS SHOULD NEVER PAY TO APPLY FOR WORK! Phone: Fax: Website: Guidelines: Editor: Email address: About The Publication: Current Needs: Photos/Art: Hints: Welcomes New Writers:

Apex Magazine, Apex Publications

100% freelance. “We want science fiction, fantasy, horror, and mash-ups of all threeóthe dark, weird stuff down at the bottom of your little literary heart. This magazine is not a publication credit, it is a place to put your secret places and dreams on display. Short fiction.” Unsolicited poetry not accepted. Welcomes new writers. Circulation: 15K views per month. Monthly. Pays 30 days after publication. Publishes ms 3-9 months after acceptance. Buys first rights and non-exclusive anthology rights. Responds 30-60 days. Pays $0.05/word.

Royal Fireworks Publishing Co, Inc.

“We publish a range of fiction, mostly historical fiction for young people, and we publish titles for the education of gifted children. We publish some adult fiction, mostly westerns.” Publishes 75 new titles/year. Welcomes new writers. Average size of first print run 1500. No upfront fees. Rarely pays advances. Publishes ms 3-8 months after acceptance. Responds 4-6 weeks. Catalog online.

T. Gene Davis’s Speculative Blog

“T. Gene Davis’s Speculative Blog publishes a new family-friendly science fiction, fantasy, or horror story every Monday. Most stories are by guest authors.” 80% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 4K views. Daily. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms three months after acceptance. Buys first electronic rights worldwide. Responds within three weeks.