Lit Mags

Distinguished Literary Magazines for College & Adult Work

Read sample issues of literary magazines before submitting your work. Acquaint yourself with their style and preferences. When budgets allow, subscribe to the magazines you love most. Reading periods and guidelines are subject to change. Check websites for updates.

ES= Accepts Electronic Submissions

SS = Accepts Simultaneous Submissions

FOR LITERARY MAGAZINE CONTESTS CLICK HERE.

AGNI

Genres: Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction
ES: Yes
SS: Yes
Reading Period: September 1 – May 31
Fee: $0

Alaska Quarterly Review

Genres: Fiction, Poetry, Drama, Nonfiction
ES: No
SS: Yes
Reading Period: August 15 – May 15
Fee: $0

Antioch Review

Genres: Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction
ES: No
SS: Yes
Reading Period: September 1 – May 31
Fee: $0

Black Warrior Review

Genres: Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction, Art
ES: Yes
SS: Yes
Reading Period: December 1 – March 1; June 1 – September 1
Fee: $3

Boulevard Magazine

Genres: Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction
ES: Yes
SS: Yes
Reading Period: October 1 – May 1
Fee: $3

Cimarron Review

Genres: Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction, Art
ES: Yes
SS: Yes
Reading Period: January 1 – December 31
Fee: $0

The Cincinnati Review

Genres: Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction, Art
ES: Yes
SS: Yes
Reading Period: September 1 – March 1
Fee: $0

The Gettysburg Review

Genres: Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction, Art
ES: Yes
SS: Yes
Reading Period: September 1 – May 31
Fee: $3

Granta

Genres: Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction
ES: Yes
SS: Yes
Reading Period: January 21 – February 21; April 28 – May 28
Fee: $4

Gulf Coast

Genres: Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction
ES: Yes
SS: Yes
Reading Period: September 1 – March 1
Fee: $2.50

The Hudson Review

Genres: Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction
ES: No
SS: No
Reading Period: Poetry: April 1 – June 30; Fiction: September 1 – November 30; Nonfiction: January 1 – March 31
Fee: $0

Indiana Review

Genres: Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction, Art
ES: Yes
SS: Yes
Reading Period: February 1 – March 1
Fee: $3

The Iowa Review

Genres: Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction
ES: Yes
SS: Yes
Reading Period: September 1 – November 30
Fee: $4

Kenyon Review

Genres: Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction, Drama
ES: Yes
SS: Yes
Reading Period: September 15 – November 1
Fee:

Michigan Quarterly Review

Genres: Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction
ES: Yes
SS: Yes
Reading Period: January 15 – April 15; August 1 – November 30
Fee: $3

The Missouri Review

Genres: Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction
ES: Yes
SS: Yes
Reading Period: January 1 – December 31
Fee: $3.50

New England Review

Genres: Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction, Drama, Art
ES: Yes
SS: Yes
Reading Period: September 1 – November 30; March 1 – May 31
Fee: $2-3

The New Yorker

Genres: Fiction, Poetry
ES: Yes
SS: Yes
Reading Period: January 1 – December 31
Fee: $0

Nimrod

Genres: Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction
ES: Yes
SS: Yes
Reading Period: January 1 – November 30
Fee: $3

North American Review

Genres: Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction, Art
ES: Yes
SS: Yes
Reading Period: January 1 – December 31
Fee: $3

The Paris Review

Genres: Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction
ES: No
SS: Yes
Reading Period: January 1 – December 31
Fee: $0

Ploughshares

Genres: Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction
ES: Yes
SS: Yes
Reading Period: June 1 – January 15
Fee: $3

Post Road Magazine

Genres: Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction, Drama, Art
ES: Yes
SS: Yes
Reading Period: October 1 – November 30; March 1 – April 30
Fee: $0

Prairie Schooner

Genres: Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction
ES: Yes
SS: No
Reading Period: September 1 – May 1
Fee: $0

The Sewanee Review

Genres: Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction
ES: Yes
SS: Yes
Reading Period: September 1 – May 31
Fee: $3

The Southern Review

Genres: Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction
ES: Yes
SS: Yes
Reading Period: September 1 – December 1
Fee: $0

Story Quarterly

Genres: Fiction, Nonfiction
ES: Yes
SS: Yes
Reading Period: November 1 – December 1
Fee: $0

The Sun

Genres: Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction
ES: Yes
SS: No
Reading Period: January 1 – December 31
Fee: $0

Third Coast

Genres: Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction, Drama
ES: Yes
SS: Yes
Reading Period:
Fee: $0

The Threepenny Review

Genres: Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction
ES: Yes
SS: No
Reading Period: January 1 – June 30
Fee: $0

TriQuarterly

Genres: Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction
ES: Yes
SS: Yes
Reading Period: October 1 – December 31; March 1 – May 31
Fee: $2

Virginia Quarterly Review

Genres: Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction
ES: Yes
SS: Yes
Reading Period: July 1 – July 31
Fee: $0

ZYZZYVA

Genres: Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction, Art
ES: No
SS: Yes
Reading Period: January 7 – May 31; September 1 – November 19
Fee: $0