Literary Magazines for Young Writers

It is a great idea to take advantage of all the amazing literary magazines steered towards young writers if you are, and because of that I put together a list of a few magazines just for you to submit to! Make sure you check out my blog post where I give tips to young writers and talk about how important it is for writers to submit their work and you can do that right here 🙂

Cricket

Fiction: 600-1,800 words Non-Fiction: 1,200-1,800 words Poetry: up to 35 lines

The Adroit Journal

Prose: 3 pieces up to 3,000 words each piece Poetry: up to 6 pieces Art: up to 8 pieces

Apprehension Magazine

Prose: 15 pages, double spaced Poetry: up to 6 pieces, single spaced Non-Fiction: up to 12 pages

The Claremont Review – April 15-March 15

Prose: 1,500 word maximum Poetry: up to 3 poems Visual Art/Photography: up to 6 images

The Concord Review

History Essay: 4,000-6,000 word maximum

Rookie Magazine

Accepts fiction, non-fiction, rants, raves, humor, poetry, etc

Those are a few literary magazines to submit to, and I hope that you submit to some! Don’t forget to check out my last blog post, as well as all my social media accounts linked below 🙂

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10 Literary Magazines To Submit To – (No Fees)

 

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Submitting to literary magazines are a fantastic way to get your work out there and while it is important to support them financially to keep them alive, I think that when you are first starting out as a writer it is the smartest choice to only submit to ones that do no require a reading or a submission fee. Basically that means you don’t have to pay them money for them to read and judge your work. Anyways, here is a list of 10 awesome literary magazines for you to submit to, and I hope you enjoy!

Small Print Magazine 

Submission Period: All Year

What Do They Accept?: Fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, book reviews, features, interviews, writing tools review, cartoons

Maximum Word Count/Poems/Panels?: Fiction/Non-Fiction – 8000 words, Poetry – 6 poems, Book Reviews – 1000 words, Articles – 1500 words, Cartoons – single-panel

The First Line

Submission Period: All Year

What Do They Accept?: Fiction, non-fiction

Maximum Word Count/Poems/Panels?: Fiction – 300-5000 words, Non-Fiction – 500-800 words

Juxtaprose

Submission Period: All Year

What Do They Accept?: Fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, art, blog posts, photography

Maximum Word Count/Poems/Panels?: Fiction/Creative Non-Fiction – 500-5000 words, Poetry – 5 poems, Art/Photography – 5 pieces, Blog – three articles, 800-1200 words

The Journal

Submission Period: All Year

What Do They Accept?: Fiction, poetry, non-fiction, photo essays, author interviews, book/poetry reviews

Maximum Word Count/Poems/Panels?: Fiction – 10,000 words, Non-Fiction – 6,000 words, Poetry – 3-5 poems, Reviews/Interviews – 1200 words, Photo Essays – collection of pictures with up to 250 word description

Wildness

Submission Period: All Year

What Do They Accept?: Fiction, non-fiction, poetry

Maximum Word Count/Poems/Panels?: Fiction/Non-Fiction – 3000 words, Poetry – 5 poems

Enchanted Conversation

Submission Period: Deadline is January 20

What Do They Accept?: Fiction, poems, art, comics

Maximum Word Count/Poems/Panels?: Fiction – 700-2500 words, Poetry – any length, Art – 1-3 pieces, Comics – 1-5 pages

Nashville Review

Submission Period: All Year

What Do They Accept?: Fiction, poetry, non-fiction, comics

Maximum Word Count/Poems/Panels?: Fiction/Non-Fiction – 8000 words, Poems – 3 poems, comics – 1 page or graphic novel excerpts

QU

Submission Period: Until January 15

What Do They Accept?: Fiction, non-fiction, scripts, poetry

Maximum Word Count/Poems/Panels?: Fiction/Non-Fiction/Scripts – 8000 words, Poetry – 3 poems

Cordella Magazine

Submission Period: All Year

What Do They Accept?: Fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, art

Maximum Word Count/Poems/Panels?: Not stated

Room Magazine 

Submission Period: November 1 – January 31

What Do They Accept?: Fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry and art

Maximum Word Count/Poems/Panels?: Poetry – 5 poems,  Fiction/Non-Fiction/Art – 1-5+ pages

Those are a few awesome literary magazines that you should consider submitting to at some point and I hope you found this blog post motivating and helpful! Don’t forget to check out my last blog post: December 2017 Wrap Up!

 

Literary Magazines

Literary magazines are a great way to get your work out there for free, and create a name for yourself among other readers and writers. Some you get paid for having your work put in their magazine and some you don’t, but either way it is beneficial! Here are is a quick list of literary magazines for any of you who are writers to submit to and I hope you enjoy 🙂

 

2 Elizabeths

Reading Period: January 1 – December 31

https://2elizabeths.com/2016/10/information-on-submitting-your-fiction-or-poetry/

This is a literary magazine that focuses on publishing rich short stories and poetry by those who are both emerging and experienced writers. 2 Elizabeths likes to focus on putting stories into their magazine that reflects positivity and kindness in a wide variety of genres. A great literary magazine for writers because of its broad focus!

100 Word Story Reading

Period: January 1 – December 31

http://www.100wordstory.org/submit

This literary magazine has their eye on work that is flushed out because of its small word count. It brings up the idea that every word counts and with this literary magazine, you want them to be great words. It is challenging to write a solid 100 word story which is why I think this is a fun literary magazine! It presents a challenge that all writers should tackle.

Lennox Magazine 

Reading Period: January 1 – December 31

https://www.lennoxthemagazine.com/submissions

The Lennox Magazine is a new literary magazine that is always accepting submissions. They welcome a very broad variety from fiction to poetry to travel diaries which I think is very interesting and unique! I have been thinking of submitting to this one myself and will most likely do so in the next few months so check it out!

Aaduna

Reading Period: January 1 – December 31

http://aaduna.org/submission_process1.html

Aaduna focuses on exhibiting new writers and artists to the literary world which is something I always look for when submitting to literary magazines because I am also an emerging writer. This magazine takes fiction, poetry and creative non fiction so it gives a good variety. I also read that they publish anywhere from 8-12 new artists which is quite a high number for this popular literary magazine!

Those are a few literary magazines that sounded good to me and I hope you enjoyed! If you want some more places to submit to, definitely check out the website Poetry and Writers and look at their literary magazine recommendations. Don’t forget to check out my last blog post: Books I Need to Read Before 2018!