Catalog of Literary Magazines and Journals

I promised I would publish the results of my findings as to the Literary Magazines and Journals I’m considering. Unless otherwise specified, there are no fees for online entry. All will have links to a submissions guidelines page, or something similar. I hope this proves helpful to some people.

These are in no particular order. I focused on prose, so if you’re interested in poetry you may need to look for a different list. All notes are my own personal notes about each place. Some have more notes than others. If you don’t see the information you want for a place, you may be able to find it on their website, or by contacting the magazine or journal.

If any of these links are broken or you notice information has changed from what’s listed in my notes, I’d appreciate it if you let me know so I can adjust the post.



The New Yorker:

-fill out submission form

-fiction attached as a pdf file


-regular submissions ~5k words (no more than 6k)

-PShares Singles submissions 6k-25k words

-Reading period June 1- Jan 15

-Only one work at a time, don’t send second until hearing back about first

-Mail or email ($3 for online submissions)

-If no response in 5 months, get in touch

-Payment: $25/printed page, $50 min per title, $250 max per author, w/ 2 copies of issue & one-year subscription (upon publication)

The Atlantic:

-mail submissions only

-see site for mailing/formatting details


-Reading period is Sept 1 – May 31

-Mail or use online submission form

-If no response in 4 months, get in touch

-Payment: $10/printed page prose, $150 max, a year’s subscription, and for the print magazine 2 contributor copies and four gift copies of the issue

The Boiler:

-less than 2,500 words

-Times New Roman

-Include a short bio

-One submission at a time


-Reading period Sept 1 – March 1

-No name or contact info on the manuscript

-1-2 submissions per issue

-5k words or less

-Notifications by mid-May

-Payment: complimentary copy to author


-Submit by mail with self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE)

Prairie Schooner:

-Double space manuscript

-If no response in 4 months, get in touch

-One submission at a time

-Reading period Sept 1-May 1

Tin House:

-One submission at a time

-Less than 10k words

-If no response in 3 months, get in touch

-Reading period Sept 1-May 31

-Write a cover letter including word count of manuscript and genre (i.e. fiction)

-Author’s name on every page of manuscript

-Number each page

-Have a title page (be sure the numbering starts here!)

-Write ‘end’ on final page

The Paris Review:

-Mail in submissions only

-One submission at a time

-Include a phone number and email address

-Include a SASE

The Georgia Review:

-Reading period Aug 16- May 14

-No simultaneous submissions (this means that if you send a work to them, you can’t send it anywhere else until you hear back)

-If no response in 3 months, get in touch

-Mail in submissions only

-Include SASE

-One submission at a time

-Double space

-Include a cover letter

-Payment: $50/printed page

Gemini Magazine:

-If submitted by email, in the body, no attachments

-If submitted by mail, include SASE

-If no response in 30 days, get in touch

-No compensation

-Year-long reading period

Otis Nebula:

-Submit by email, paste in body -Include a brief cover letter and bio

-Email address is

-Subject of email: Full name and genre (i.e. fiction)

-If no response in 3 months, get in touch

The Southern Review:

-Reading period Sept1-Dec 1

-Mail in only

-Include SASE

-Include cover letter

-One submission at a time

-Include email address and phone number on manuscript

-Less than 8k words -No more than 2 submissions per reading period (even if you hear back twice)

-If no response in 6 months, get in touch

-Payment: $25/printed page, max $200 for prose, 2 copies of issue, one year subscription

Pithead Chapel:

-Flash fiction, less than 1k words

-Short fiction, less than 4k words

-If no response in eight weeks, get in touch

-Name, email address, and phone number on first page

-Double spaced, twelve point font

– .rtf, .doc, .docx files only

-Pages numbered

-One story at a time

-Submit via submittable (should be a link on the site)

Gettysburg Review:

-Mail in only, with SASE

-Payment: $30/printed page, complimentary copy, one-year subscription

-If no response in 5 months, get in touch by mail w/ SASE

Crossed Out Magazine:

-Reading period in November (submission deadline Oct. 31st)

-15oo word max

-3 submissions max

-Double spaced, 12 point font, pasted into body of email

-No attachments

-Email to

-Payment: $20/story

The Cincinnati Review:

-Reading period Aug 15-April 15

-Can submit online

-Double spaced

-Less than 40 pages

-Include name & contact information at the beginning of the manuscript

-Payment: $25/page

The Yale Review:


-Mailed in with SASE

-If no response in 3 months, get in touch

The Hudson Review:

-Less than 10k words

-If no response in 6 months, get in touch by mail with SASE

-Mail in submission with SASE

-Reading period Sept 1-Nov 30

Prism Review:

-Short stories: one at a time, 2k-5k words

-Flash fiction: up to three at a time, 1k words or less

-Payment: One free copy

-Online submissions only

-If no response in 4 months, get in touch


-Include a brief cover letter

-Electronic submissions

-Payment fluctuates

-If no response in 9 months, get in touch

Northwind Magazine:

-3k-8k words

-Online submission form


-12 point font

-Times New Roman

-1-inch margins all around

-Numbered pages (at top)

-Top of first page: author name, address, phone number, email address

-Other pages: page number, title, author’s last name

-Brief cover letter optional

-If no response in 10 weeks, get in touch by email

-Payment: $150 for featured story only

Connecticut Review:

-Mail in w/ SASE

-Less than 4k words

-Send 2 copies, letter sized paper (8.5×11), MLA style.

-First page, upper left corner: Author’s name, address, phone number, email address

-Include a brief bio statement

-Return address on the outer envelope, and label envelope by genre (i.e. fiction)

-Reading period is Sept 1-May 15

-If no response in 5 months, get in touch

-Payment: 2 contributors copies


About Charlotte Blackwood

Charlotte Blackwood is a self-employed aspiring author working on perfecting her first novella/ first novel. She is a current student at Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, CA. If you're looking for a reading list (someday she'll add her own works to the list), she's currently supporting Anna Karenina, anything by Dickens, anything by Tolkien, anything by JK Rowling, A Song of Ice and Fire, and The Hunger Games.

One thought on “Catalog of Literary Magazines and Journals

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