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A List Of Literary Journals In America: How To Find Literary Magazines That Will Publish Your Writing

list of literary journals and magazinesLooking for a list of literary journals? Below you’ll find a fantastic list of literary journals that publish writing by new writers and by veteran authors. These literary journals are listed in alphabetical order. Although this is not a complete list of all actively publishing literary journals by any means, it’s a great place to start—especially if you are a new writer looking for a literary journal to publish your work.

We at Writer’s Relief love the literary magazines listed below and we recommend them to you! Read them, subscribe to them, and submit your own writing for publication. Many of these literary journals have been featured as part of the Lit Mag Spotlight series on our blog. Often, the editors interviewed give away prizes like free subscriptions or tote bags as part of their Lit Mag Spotlight giveaway. Don’t miss out—be sure to subscribe to our e-publication, Submit Write Now!, and get in on the action! We’re always adding new journals to the list.

You can begin your search for the magazines that will be most likely to publish your writing by reading over the list of literary journals below. These are reputable magazines staffed by committed editors. However, before you start submitting your writing for publication, it’s important to know how to follow publishing industry etiquette.

Further down this page, we’ve included a few articles from our blog about how to get published in any of the magazines on our list of literary journals. We hope it helps!

Here Is A List Of Literary Journals

The Adirondack Review

A Clean, Well-Lighted Place

AEROGRAM and Fortunates

Atlanta Review

Beloit Fiction Journal

The Carolina Quarterly

Carve Magazine

The Cincinnati Review

Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art

 Creative Nonfiction

Enizagam

The First Line

Flyway

Forge

Harpur Palate

Lit Mag Spotlight: Literal Latté

Literary Journals By And For Women Writers

The London Magazine

LUMINA

The Malahat Review

McSweeney’s

The Missouri Review

Moonshot Magazine

Neon

New England Review

New Letters

New Madrid Journal Of Contemporary Literature

New Welsh Review

Nimrod International Journal

North Dakota Quarterly

Popshot Magazine

Prairie Schooner

RATTLE

Redivider

The Review Review

RHINO Magazine

Salt Hill

Sequestrum

The Summerset Review

Superstition Review

Tiferet; A Journal Of Spiritual Literature

Themes To Consider When Submitting To Literary Journals

Literary Journals Featuring Writers Of Color

Celebrating Gay and Lesbian Writers: National LGBT Pride Month

Lit Mag Spotlight: Literary Journals By And For Women Writers

A Writer’s Guide To Literary Journals

The world of literary journals and magazines can be overwhelming and confusing. The good news is, you have found this website and our great list of literary journals.

That said, finding a list of literary journals is only the beginning! You’ll need to learn how to submit your writing according to publishing industry etiquette. Plus, you’ll need to know which literary journals are great prospects for you, and which magazines you should not submit to because they might not be a match for your work.

The following articles will help:

How To Find More Literary Journals That Might Publish Your Writing

How To Organize Your Search For Literary Journals 

6 Simple Steps To Getting Published In A Literary Magazine

New Writers: How To Get Your First Publication From A Literary Journal

6 Misconceptions About Literary Journals That Could Cost You An Acceptance

Sit Down With CLMP: Behind-The-Scenes Champion Of Independent Presses

The Fundamentals Of A Cover Letter For Poems, Stories, And Personal Essays

Literary Journals And Magazines: What They Are, Who Runs Them, And How They Benefit You

Casting A Wide Net: Submitting To A Range Of Literary Journals And Magazines

How To Determine The Quality, Reputation, And Desirability Of A Print Literary Journal

Online Literary Journals: How To Determine Quality And Reputation

6 Surprising Things That Could Happen If You Submit Work To A Lit Mag

Literary Journal Contracts: Terms And Conditions

7 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Submitting To Literary Journals

Literary Journals, “Reading” Fees, And You

The Anatomy Of A Literary Journal Contract: The Bare Bones Of Basic Phrases

When To Follow Up With A Literary Journal About A Submission

How To Withdraw A Piece From A Literary Journal

6 Surprising Things Literary Journal Editors Love To Publish

Go Long! 9 Tips For Publishing A Long Story, Poem, Or Essay In A Literary Magazine

Which Submissions Are Trending With Literary Journal Editors—And Which Ones Aren’t

Common Submission Mistakes Seen By The Masters Review

7 Signs A Literary Magazine Is A Good Fit For Your Creative Writing

 

 

If You Think This List Of Literary Journals Is Long…

list of literary journals

There are thousands of literary journals in the world; we know because we track, monitor, and review the submission guidelines of every single one of them on a regular basis. The list of literary journals in Writer’s Relief’s private database would blow your mind. We’ve presented you with just a few of the literary journals on our master list to get you started.

You can try the “hunt and peck” approach to researching literary journals by using online literary journal databases and lists. But that will take an excessive amount of time, and we know you would rather be writing. At Writer’s Relief, we do all the literary journal research for you: You just write.

If you want to take advantage of the phenomenal amount of research that we at Writer’s Relief do every day, then please check out our services. We regularly use our master list of literary journals to research and target markets that are best suited for each of our individual clients. You can learn more about our targeting process by visiting our FAQ page.

We hope you’ve enjoyed our list of literary journals!

Closing Notes

This page has been a labor of love for writers who are looking for a list of literary journals in the U.S., the United Kingdom, and beyond!

We support the literary community—and we love hearing from writers to know that our efforts have been helpful.

Please take a moment to like, share, email, tweet, or stumble this page! And if you’d like to repost any of our articles, you can! Just email info@wrelief.com for details.

And again, if you ever want to take advantage of our private list of literary journals, just get in touch!






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