Literary Magazines and Other Markets

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Here is a list of short story magazines and other markets that accept submissions. Click on a title to find submission information and deadlines.

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Aesthetica

Action, Yes

Almond Press

Ambit

Armchair/Shotgun

Bare Fiction

Barrelhouse

Bateau Lit Mag

BBC RADIO 4 Afternoon Reading and commissioning info

BBC RADIO 3 THE VERB (They feature short short stories that are innovative or experimental in nature.)

Beautiful Scruffiness

The Believer

The Big Issue (prose from homeless/vulnerably housed, send up to 750 words with bio — email dominique@creativefuture.org.uk)

The Black Herald Literary Magazine

Boulevard Magazine

Brand Literary Magazine

Brick

Brilliant Flash Fiction (ongoing calls)

Brittle Star 

Caketrain

Carve Magazine

Chapman

Chariton Review

The Chattahoochee Review

Confrontation Magazine (reading period 1 September — 31 May)

Conjunctions

Contrary Magazine

Crannóg Literary Magazine

Cuckoo Quarterly (under 19s)

Dactyl Review

Dead Ink

Demeter Press  

The Dovetail Journal (online)

The Dublin Review

Earth Island Journal 

East of the Web

The Electronic Encyclopedia of Experimental Literature

Etre

Everyday Fiction

Fantastic Stories of the Imagination anthology

Fiction Desk

Fictive Dream NEW

The Fiddlehead

Fireworks Quarterly

Five Dials, the online literary magazine of Hamish Hamilton, delivered free to your inbox

Five Chapters

Flash

Flash Fiction Online

For Books’ Sake: The Weekend Read

Freefall: Canada’s Magazine for Exquisite Writing

The Georgia Review

The Gettysburg Review (reading period 1 September — 31 May)

Gigantic

Glimmer Train

Ginosko Literary Journal

The Global Short Story Competition

Graphite (online) NEW

Granta

The Greensboro Review

Hackwriters

Harvard Review

Hobart

Hour of Writes (weekly contests)

The Incubator Journal

Iowa Review (submissions accepted September through November) 

The Indiana Review

Inkspill

InkTears

Iota

Island

Jabberwock Review

Keyhole

Lakeview International Journal of Literature and Arts

Leading Edge

Litro Magazine

LitroNY

Little Fiction (eBook publishers)

The London Magazine

Long Story, Short 

The Louisville Review

Malahat Review

The Manchester Review

Maple Tree Literary Supplement

Mash Stories

Matter Magazine

McSweeney’s

Mid-American Review

The Mississippi Review

The Missouri Review

MonkeyBicycle

Moral Relativism (stories & essays)

The Moth Magazine

MSLEXIA

Mystery Weekly

Narrative Magazine  

New Writing: The International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing

The New Yorker

Nimrod

Noo Journal

Northville Review

Notes from the Underground

The Nottingham Review

One Story

Orbis

Out of Print

Pank Magazine (closing spring 2016)

Paragraph Planet

Paraxis

The Paris Review

Patchwork Paper

The Penny Dreadful

Phoebe: A Journal of Literature and Art

Platinum Page

Ploughshares

Polluto

Pop Cult Magazine

Popshot Magazine

Prism

Prospect

The Puritan

The Pygmy Giant

Red Fez

The Red Line

Ricochet Magazine

Riptide Journal

Roadside Fiction

Scribble

Set in Modern

The Short Anthology

Short Fiction

Short Fiction in Theory and Practice academic journal

Short Stops

The Short Review 

Skive

Smokelong Quarterly

Southern Cultures

Spark: A Creative Anthology

Structo

Studies In The Maternal

Stand

Staple Magazine

The Stinging Fly new writers, new writing since 1997

Story Shack Magazine

The Subway Reader

Tales of the Decongested

The Book Designer

The Red Line

Transgressive Culture

TRIVIA: Voices of Feminism

10kobi: 10,000 Tons of Black Ink (reading period 15 March — 15 September)

Unbound (social funding project)

Unsung Shorts NEW

Unthology

upstreet

Vestal Review

Visual Verse (an anthology of art and words)

Wag’s Revue (reading period March — May, and September — November)

The Walrus

The Washington Pastime

What the Dickens? Magazine

White Cat Magazine

The White Review

Wigleaf

Word Riot

Writers Asylum

Write Exposure (monthly short fiction competitions)

WritingRaw

The Yellow Room  

Zouch Magazine

See also…  Tania Hershman’s great compilation of short story magazines.

For a list of US literary journals, see New Pages

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If your magazine or website accepts short story submissions, let us know and we’ll add you to the ever-growing list –  thresholds@chi.ac.uk

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