ENGL 2215: Magazine Publication I: Literary Magazines

View It Online

Many literary magazine titles can be viewed online through one of the library's various databases. Here is a sample list:


NewPages -  news, information, and guides to literary magazines, independent publishers, creative writing programs, alternative periodicals, indie bookstores, writing contests, and more

In the Library

If you are looking for print periodicals (magazines, journals, newspapers), you can find them on the Third Floor of the library.  Below are titles that publish fiction and creative nonfiction:

Using Library Databases

1. Choose a Database

Try these databases for finding literary magazines and journals.

2. Select 'Publications'

Find the link in the upper left-hand of the screen, like so:


3. Search 'By Subject & Description'


Try your own search or give these subject headings a try:

  • Literature & Writing (General)
  • Creative Non-Fiction
  • Fiction
  • Poetry
  • Visual Arts

Online Directories

 Poets and Writers Logo

Contains an extensive & searchable list of literary magazines with editorial policies, submission guidelines, and contact information.  

Top 50 Literary Magazines

EveryWritersResource's list of the Top 50 Literary Magazines or a complete list of magazines.


Dubbed "The Website for the Independent Literary Community," LitLine also contains a long list of publications.

Online Literary Magazines




PANK is an online journal that publishes 10 - 12 poems and short stories a month, focusing on new writers and experimental poetry and prose.  Rattle publishes a poem every day, with the goal of promoting "the practice of poetry." Eunoia Review publishes two new pieces of writing each day and welcomes submissions from writers of all ages and backgrounds. The American Literary Review is a publication of the Creative Writing Program of the Department of English at the University of North Texas. They publish poetry, fiction, and nonfiction by writers at all stages of their careers.
Brevity publishes well-known and emerging writers working in the extremely brief (750 words or less) essay form, along with craft essays and book reviews. Decomp publishes prose, poetry, art, and book reviews, ranging from traditional realism to experimental irrealism, memoir to journalistic nonfiction, formal poetry to free verse, and anything and everything in between Fiddleblack publishes written works, mainly fiction, with a strong "sense of place." The journal is published irregularly, usually amounting to three to four issues per year. They have no specific genre or stylistic requirement, but tend to publish works of fiction that are transgressive at heart. Paper Darts is an art and literary magazine that "challenges classic sensibilities," pairing custom illustrations with short fiction and aiming to reflect every writer and reader. 


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