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32 Lit Mags That Want Your Work Right Freakin' Now (December 2022)

Hello, it's snowing somewhere and somewhere else it's not snowing, and your cup of tea is cold now because you've been staring at Submittable far too long. Happy December submitting to you and your poor family.

1) The /temz/ Review

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The /temz/ Review

"​The /tƐmz/ Review is a literary journal based in London, Ontario that publishes fiction, poetry, and reviews."
Response time
?
Payment
$20
Twitter followers
5524

2) 100 Word Story (*submission fee: $2)

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100 Word Story

"We specialize in the art of the 100 word story. For life doesn’t lend itself so easily to our elucidations. None of us will ever know the whole story."
Response time
?
Payment
No
Twitter followers
3753

3) Agbowó

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Agbowó

"A common space for showcasing and celebrating African literary and visual art"
Response time
35 days
Payment
Yes
Twitter followers
4249

4) Archive of the Odd

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Archive of the Odd

"A nonprofit magazine that specializes in weird format/found fiction. Submissions are read blind, so as to reduce editor bias. Horror is preferred, but not required."
Response time
1 month
Payment
Yes
Twitter followers
273

5) Barrow Street Journal

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Barrow Street Journal

"A nonprofit literary arts organization that was started in Greenwich Village, NYC in 1994 to provide community outreach and host literary events featuring emerging and established poets. Since 1998, after nonprofit incorporation, we have published Barrow Street"
Response time
?
Payment
No
Twitter followers
1080

6) Black Warrior Review (*note: submission fee: $3)

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Black Warrior Review

"Established in 1974 by graduate students in the MFA Program in Creative Writing, Black Warrior Review is named for the river that borders the campus of The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. BWR publishes fiction, nonfiction, poetry, comics, and art twice a year."
Response time
1-6 months
Payment
Yes
Twitter followers
24584

7) Blink-Ink

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Blink-Ink

"A quarterly print journal publishing the best in stories of approximately 50 words since 2009"
Response time
?
Payment
No
Twitter followers
-

8) celestite poetry

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celestite poetry

"Named after the celestite crystal, a stone of tranquility, peace and creativity, we aim to cultivate an online heaven of beautiful writing. We want to read your love stories and your heartaches, your playlists and your shopping lists."
Response time
6 weeks
Payment
No
Twitter followers
4723

9) Chaotic Merge

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Chaotic Merge

"We seek work that is adventurous and test the border of art and structure. Don’t be afraid to mess with everything you have ever learned in your lives. We write to have fun!"
Response time
2 weeks - 3 months
Payment
$3-$5
Twitter followers
1987

10) The Cincinnati Review

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The Cincinnati Review

"Since its inception in 2003, The Cincinnati Review has published many promising new and emerging writers as well as Pulitzer Prize winners and Guggenheim and MacArthur fellows."
Response time
6 months
Payment
Yes
Twitter followers
16101

11) A Coup of Owls

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A Coup of Owls

"Online Anthology of heartfelt fiction that we're passionate about. Publishing only creators from marginalised/under-represented communities, 18+."
Response time
2 weeks
Payment
Yes
Twitter followers
870

12) Diet Milk Magazine

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Diet Milk Magazine

"A biannual literary magazine devoted to Gothic prose, poetry, and art."
Response time
3 weeks
Payment
Yes
Twitter followers
2027

13) The Ekphrastic Review (*note: Accepts previously published work)

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The Ekphrastic Review

"An online journal devoted entirely to writing inspired by visual art. Our objective is to promote ekphrastic writing, promote art appreciation, and experience how the two strengthen each other and bring enrichment to every facet of life."
Response time
3 months
Payment
No
Twitter followers
1174

14) ENTRAILS Magazine

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ENTRAILS Magazine

"A magazine for everyone made by people who have Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis."
Response time
1 month after close
Payment
Yes
Twitter followers
-

15) FATHERFATHER

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FATHERFATHER

"A TEXT-BASED ART MAG MADE BY TWO MENTALLY ILL TRANSGENDERS. THESE TRANSGENDERS ARE PINGOTOOBY AND FREYJAW. PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR VISUAL POETRY, MANIFESTOISMS, TRUISMS, COLLAGES, ERASURE, AND ANY OTHER TEXT-BASED ART."
Response time
1 month
Payment
$10/piece
Twitter followers
299

16) Granta (*note: submission fee: $3)

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Granta

"Granta magazine and Granta Books share a remit to discover and publish the best in new literary fiction, memoir, reportage and poetry from around the world."
Response time
?
Payment
Yes
Twitter followers
216510

17) Grub Street

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Grub Street

"The staff of Grub Street is committed to supporting emerging writers in the development of their work and will work with submitters personally to help them realize their artistic goals."
Response time
?
Payment
No
Twitter followers
1291

18) The Hooghly Review

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The Hooghly Review

"The Hooghly Review is a digital non-profit and free-access magazine of literature & arts with the aim to shine a light on emerging and underrated writers, storytellers, poets, artists, and other creatives across the globe."
Response time
1 month
Payment
No
Twitter followers
73

19) Kaleidotrope

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Kaleidotrope

"Kaleidotrope publishes predominantly speculative fiction and poetry—science fiction, fantasy, and horror, but also compelling work that blurs the lines between these and falls outside of neat genre categories."
Response time
1 month
Payment
Yes
Twitter followers
3977

20) Karma Comes Before

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Karma Comes Before

"We welcome stories from your inner child, present self, and full potential. The best parts of being a kid (candy, playing, crushes, etc.) and being an adult (independence, money, partying, etc.). But we're also not afraid of exploring and healing through the worst: heartbreak, betrayal, lost friendships, etc."
Response time
a few days-a few months
Payment
No
Twitter followers
544

21) Kissing Dynamite

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Kissing Dynamite

"Twelve poems each month— Kissing Dynamite curates compact issues that honor the thematic threads presented by contributing poets."
Response time
3 weeks
Payment
No
Twitter followers
9547

22) Last Leaves Magazine

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Last Leaves Magazine

"We believe that poetry is rooted in community. We know that sharing your work can be difficult, so we aim to provide a space where you can be proud of your words and revel in the words of others."
Response time
2 months
Payment
No
Twitter followers
38

23) Little Patuxent Review

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Little Patuxent Review

"A journal of literature and the arts, publishing poetry, short fiction, creative nonfiction and artwork. LPR welcomes most US-based contributors and prides itself on supporting both up-and-coming and well-established artists and writers."
Response time
3-5 months
Payment
No
Twitter followers
1316

24) Penumbra

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Penumbra

"Literary and Art journal housed in the English department of California State University- Stanislaus. Publishing prose, poetry, & art for more than thirty years"
Response time
3-5 weeks
Payment
No
Twitter followers
1495

25) Sleet Magazine (*note: Accepts previously published work)

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Sleet Magazine

"A 13-year-old online literary journal based in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis/Saint Paul. We got ♥️ plus oh so much more."
Response time
3-6 months
Payment
No
Twitter followers
-

26) Snowflake Magazine (*note: Accepts previously published work)

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Snowflake Magazine

"An LGBTQ+ networking initiative centered around a published creative showcase. Join our community of queer writers, artists and creators!"
Response time
1-2 months
Payment
No
Twitter followers
1309

27) Solstice Literary Magazine

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Solstice Literary Magazine

"A literary and art magazine, published four times a year on the seasonal solstice."
Response time
?
Payment
No
Twitter followers
547

28) Southwest Review

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Southwest Review

"Founded in 1915 and housed on the campus of Southern Methodist University, Southwest Review is the third-longest-running literary quarterly in the United States."
Response time
?
Payment
Yes
Twitter followers
2809

29) Stone of Madness Press (*note: Accepts previously published work)

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Stone of Madness Press

"Stone of Madness Press is a physical [online] and conceptual space for queer, trans, and neurodiverse writers. This project is born of the belief that you belong here, too."
Response time
1 week
Payment
No
Twitter followers
5547

30) Sylvia

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Sylvia

"We are an online only literary magazine that pays writers for their work. We are looking for works rooted in nature for all the seasons!"
Response time
6 months
Payment
Yes
Twitter followers
578

31) Toil and Trouble Lit Mag

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Toil and Trouble Lit Mag

"An online literary magazine run by a practising witch with a penchant for creative writing."
Response time
2 weeks after date
Payment
No
Twitter followers
1559

32) A Velvet Giant

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A Velvet Giant

"We love ambiguity: flash pieces, found pieces, cross-genre experiments, the "poem" that thinks it might be a story, the "story" that thinks it might be a poem. Retellings and reimaginings. Work that chips away at institutional structures. Work that breaks everything down so that it can build."
Response time
4-5 months
Payment
$20
Twitter followers
2159