9 Literary Magazines That Accept Submissions

Pexels

1. NY Literary Magazine

NY Literary Magazine is accepting short story submissions. There is no genre restriction, and writers may submit up to five stories. The only restrictions they have is that the word count should be 2,000 words or less. There is no reading fee, and they accept submissions all year! 

 

2. The New Yorker

The New Yorker is currently accepting fiction submissions to their magazine. There are no regulations within that, and all they ask that writers send their stories via email or postal mail. They too have no reading fee and accept submissions all year.

 

3. Tin House

Right now, there is no open call for submission, but Tin House has upcoming themes that they are currently reading for. The first is for Fall 2017. The theme is “True Crime.” For Winter, there is no theme, and then for Spring, they are asking for submissions that relate to the theme of “Candy.” They ask for one short story that is under 10,000 per writer. There is no reading fee. They do accept submissions all year, but they have themes throughout the year for which there are date restrictions. 

 

4. Virginia Quarterly Report

VQR is looking for both short fiction and nonfiction submissions. For fiction, they ask that it be between 2,000-8,000 words, and they specify that they usually aren’t interested in genre fiction, like romance or fantasy. For nonfiction, they have a word count between 3,500-8,00 and they note that they rarely publish memoirs or things that deal within the self. There is no reading fee. Writers must submit between July 1st and July 31st. 

 

5. Threepenny Review

Threepenny Review accepts all kinds of submissions. They ask that stories and memoirs be 4,000 words or less. They note in their guidelines that each essay submitted to them must be able to reach a national audience. They do not accept emailed submissions, only mailed ones or submissions that go through their online system. There is no reading fee, and writers must submission period is January 1st through June 30th.

 

6. McSweeney’s

McSweeney’s publishes both fiction and nonfiction submissions. There are no rules, and they ask to check out their Quarterly to see the kinds of work they are interested in. There are no length restrictions, no subject restrictions. There is no reading fee and they accept submissions all year long.

 

7. Boulevard

Boulevard accepts fiction and nonfiction, and the actively encourage less experienced writers to submit. They accept multiple submissions but require a month between submitting work. They ask pieces to be 8.000 words or less, and they do have some restrictions on fiction genres. If you submit online there is a $3 fee, otherwise, it is free. The submission period is October 1st to May 1st. 

 

8. Zoetrope: All-Story

All-Story is looking for short stories that are 7,000 words or less. There is no restriction on content, but they do ask that before submitting writers check out their publication to make sure that the content aligns with what All-Story publishes. They only accept mailed in submissions, and it's free all year round. 

9. Black Warrior Review

BWR reads general fiction and nonfiction. For fiction, they want works that are no longer than 7,000 words. They also accept flash fiction that is under 1,000 words. They ask for no more than 3 flash fiction pieces in one submission. For nonfiction, they also ask that the word count is under 7,000. There is a $3 reading fee, and they have two submission periods. The first is from December 1st to March 1st. The second is June 1st to September 1st. 

Similar Articles

Voice Search

Voice search is at its peak right now. And it's getting even more prominent. Now, the question arises: How would you prepare voice search optimized content for your site? Well, that’s why we’re here!

Tips for Finding the Right Content Marketing Agency

In a day and age, when the internet is the favourite medium for everything from shopping to studying to entertainment, marketing brands over this medium is the most effective way of increasing brand visibility. 

May the Publishing Cause You the Least Pain

To get the best fruit in a competitive area, publishing houses define themselves with diametrically different requirements and procedures. Why their deals and guidelines serve the very target you want to hit in order to bring your hard work to daylight? Who would willingly take up the path of disillusionment due to unnecessary declines and the costs involved in the final book price where only a tiny percentage is saved for you as an author?

computer tips idea

Website content writing is the premium choice for most online businesses to reach their target audience. However, while formulating contents for a website, often writers are subjected to a horde of information

Individuals seeking for employment create an excellent first impression with a well-written resume. Having a good resume is a crucial step in a job search because; it helps in telling a prospective employer about the person they want to hire. A good resume should not be ambiguous, it should only contain specific information about the job applicant

If you are a writer looking for a fun way to get your short stories published, look no further! Here is a list of eight contests that are definitely worth checking out.