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74 Poetry Lit Mags Publishing Previously Published Poems (open now)

Have you ever tried to figure out what previously published means? It's a freakin' maze. For some, it feels like you better never have even spoken your poem aloud otherwise they don't want it. Yes! Even if you just whispered them to yourself in a dark room. For others, it's fine so long as they were only published on Twitter in six parts on a Tuesday sometime after the turn of the century. Woof. But thankfully, these literary magazines don't give two whistling shits where it was published, and they want your work right now. So, as all the great minds of our generation say, 'just give up and take the easy road.'

1) 96th of October

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96th of October

"Quarterly online literary journal featuring TALES OF THE EXTRAORDINARY."
Response time
fast
Payment
No
Twitter followers
-

2) Alebrijes Review

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Alebrijes Review

"The Latin@ literary magazine for colorful, whimsical, monstrous art."
Response time
6 months
Payment
No
Twitter followers
2129

3) ALOCASIA

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ALOCASIA

"A quarterly magazine of queer plant-based writing"
Response time
3 weeks
Payment
$10
Twitter followers
466

4) angelique zine

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angelique zine

"a student-run, youth-led digital magazine showcasing thoughts, opinions, and creations about the intersection of creativity and the internet."
Response time
within 1 month
Payment
No
Twitter followers
30

5) 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

6) Atlantis Creative Magazine

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Atlantis Creative Magazine

"Atlantis is a student-run publication. We publish North Carolina students."
Response time
3 months
Payment
No
Twitter followers
341

7) Bi Women Quarterly

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Bi Women Quarterly

"A grassroots publication produced by the Boston Bisexual Women’s Network. It has been in continuous publication since 1983, and is the oldest bisexual+ women’s publication in the world, with an international readership."
Response time
1 month
Payment
No
Twitter followers
2005

8) The Bitchin’ Kitsch

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The Bitchin’ Kitsch

"A quarterly art and lit, online and printed magazine prioritizing traditionally marginalized creators, but open to all"
Response time
2 weeks
Payment
For some
Twitter followers
9656

9) Blue Lake Review (*note: We will consider work which has been previously published at least a year before in another publication. )

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Blue Lake Review

"Our goal is to bring compelling, meaningful, insightful fiction and poetry to you on a regular basis. Something you can ponder and gnaw on. Something to bring light, or at least, growth and understanding to our readers."
Response time
?
Payment
No
Twitter followers
-

10) Bulb Culture Collective (*note: focus on previously published works that have lost their original home with journals that have gone dark.)

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Bulb Culture Collective

"We are a new literary journal with a focus on previously published works that have lost their original home with journals that have gone dark."
Response time
?
Payment
No
Twitter followers
536

11) Buzgaga

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Buzgaga

"We're seeking poems, short stories and art pieces for kids age between 4 to 11."
Response time
1 month
Payment
No
Twitter followers
63

12) COOP: chickens of our poetry (*note: Accept work previously published on personal blogs, social media, or forums)

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COOP: chickens of our poetry

"A poetry and art zine dedicated entirely to celebrating the noble chicken. Chickens give you permission to be imperfect. They tell you to give the inner-editor a break and get those weird, not-yet-clearly-formulated ideas out on paper."
Response time
3 months
Payment
No
Twitter followers
126

13) Corvus Review

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Corvus Review

"A small literary journal publishing pieces that sing. Submit and see if we like your tune! Always seeking weird and wonderful work."
Response time
?
Payment
No
Twitter followers
4571

14) Dead Letter Radio (podcast)

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Dead Letter Radio (podcast)

"A poetry/writing podcast focused on sharing original writing sent in by listeners. Each episode is set with a relaxing, vintage sound; sharing work without a critical eye but instead acknowledging the emotional and creative impact of each piece."
Response time
1 month
Payment
No
Twitter followers
245

15) Delicate Friend

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Delicate Friend

"An adult (18+) quarterly arts and literary magazine highlighting romance, yearning, eroticism, and other forms of desire and intimacy."
Response time
1 week after closing
Payment
$10+
Twitter followers
1847

16) eggplant tears

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eggplant tears

"An online publication for exploring transmasculinity and creating community for trans men, butch lesbians, drag kings, and all non-binary and intersex people who identify with masculinity."
Response time
1-3 weeks
Payment
No
Twitter followers
425

17) The Ekphrastic Review

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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

18) Filter Coffee Zine

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Filter Coffee Zine

"a home for your unspoken words, unheard thoughts and untamed dreams"
Response time
1 week
Payment
No
Twitter followers
2226

19) Fjords Review

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Fjords Review

"Fjords was founded in 2010 and is glad to celebrate over ten years of publishing."
Response time
60-90 days
Payment
No
Twitter followers
2164

20) FRiGG: A Magazine of Fiction and Poetry

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FRiGG: A Magazine of Fiction and Poetry

"A twice-yearly online magazine that features fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction."
Response time
2 weeks – 3 months
Payment
No
Twitter followers
2489

21) Front Porch Review

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Front Porch Review

"We publish thoughtful, provocative fiction, poetry, essays and visual arts."
Response time
1 month
Payment
No
Twitter followers
-

22) The Furious Gazelle

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The Furious Gazelle

"Before you submit to the Furious Gazelle, ask yourself the following about your submission: Does it have a good story? Is it compulsively readable? Are you a living human being who has written some words? If you answered “yes” to any of those questions, we encourage you to submit."
Response time
3 months
Payment
No
Twitter followers
931

23) The Gorko Gazette

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The Gorko Gazette

"The Gorko Gazette publishes fake news headlines, one-panel cartoons, fake movie reviews, poetry, and other things."
Response time
1-3 weeks
Payment
No
Twitter followers
793

24) Green Splotches

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Green Splotches

"Green Splotches is a poetry webzine created to promote the writing and publication of speculative poetry. We are looking to uplift new voices and publish works by established artists. We are especially interested in the work of traditionally marginalized creators."
Response time
2 weeks
Payment
No
Twitter followers
-

25) Haikuniverse

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Haikuniverse

"haikuniverse has published a haiku or micro-poem every day since July 31, 2015."
Response time
3 months
Payment
No
Twitter followers
357

26) Haven Speculative

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Haven Speculative

"Haven Spec is a speculative fiction magazine featuring stories for a 21st century audience. We love stories with a sense of adventure, stories that teach us, that touch us, that leave us wanting more. "
Response time
10 weeks
Payment
Yes
Twitter followers
1392

27) healthline zine

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healthline zine

"A digital zine exploring the healing power of art. Accepts pretty much any medium. Believes in hope, recovery & reflection. Would be thrilled to see your work."
Response time
2 weeks
Payment
No
Twitter followers
1051

28) Ice Lolly Review

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Ice Lolly Review

"A Literary Magazine by the Youth and for the Youth. Give us writing that stains our tongue and leaves us begging for another taste."
Response time
2 weeks
Payment
No
Twitter followers
2088

29) Impossible Task

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Impossible Task

"Seeks work exploring the human experience, our internal worlds, and life among others; these complex systems are often clearest in our slightest moments."
Response time
1-3 months
Payment
No
Twitter followers
1990

30) Indecent Magazine

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Indecent Magazine

"An online magazine for queer voices that forget their place. They get too loud and demand too much attention. They’re too risqué, too unrelatable, too much for the audiences of prominent literary journals, underground horror zines, and everything in between."
Response time
~90 days
Payment
$4
Twitter followers
481

31) JAKE

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JAKE

"JAKE is the king of bad taste, of broken forms, and broken rules. JAKE wants all of the shade of the bigger, badder mags, and he wants your funniest, strangest, or boldest words. JAKE is here to play without rules."
Response time
<1 month
Payment
No
Twitter followers
1728

32) Jersey Devil Press

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Jersey Devil Press

"A small independent publisher, born on the toll roads and raised in the diners of that great Garden State, revealing itself only to release a monthly online magazine of short fiction or publish the occasional novel or story collection"
Response time
3 months
Payment
No
Twitter followers
583

33) Kaleidoscope Magazine

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Kaleidoscope Magazine

"Kaleidoscope Magazine creatively focuses on the experiences of disability through literature and the fine arts. "
Response time
?
Payment
$10 to $100
Twitter followers
-

34) Koening Zine

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Koening Zine

"a zine by asian creatives celebrating asian voices"
Response time
2 weeks
Payment
No
Twitter followers
969

35) lavender lime literary

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lavender lime literary

"Lavender Lime Literary magazine seeks to elevate marganalized voices through the unique expression of gender, sexuality, and identity. All forms of existance are welcome here."
Response time
2 months
Payment
No
Twitter followers
2345

36) The Lumiere Review

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The Lumiere Review

"We are intrigued by the inextinguishable sparks of truth and connection, the effervescent meddling of narrative, and the luminous creations that expand on perceptions of genre, language, and form. After all, we aspire to be the brightest magazine around."
Response time
6 weeks
Payment
No
Twitter followers
11879

37) Meditating Cat Zine

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Meditating Cat Zine

"A mini online zine run and edited by a tabby cat named Curios, open to all cat-lovers. We produce issues quarterly, featuring art and literature from around the world."
Response time
1 month
Payment
No
Twitter followers
-

38) miniMAG

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miniMAG

"intense. short. weekly. literature/poetry/opinion/art/whatever magazine rolling submissions"
Response time
3 to 7 days
Payment
No
Twitter followers
208

39) Moody

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Moody

"A bi-monthly zine publication made up of paid artist contributions emphasizing queer and BIPOC creatives. "
Response time
?
Payment
$40
Twitter followers
-

40) Not Deer Magazine

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Not Deer Magazine

"An online arts and literature magazine specializing in horror and surrealism from marginalized creators. We love work that makes us afraid to walk in the woods after. We hope you do as well. "
Response time
2 weeks
Payment
No
Twitter followers
4092

41) Olympe

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Olympe

"Olympe came about as a result of the Kravis Center for Performing Arts’ CHANGEMAKERS: GLOBAL WOMEN/GLOBAL ISSUES workshop. We accept fearless works of prose , poetry, and photography that describe the female experience and explore what women’s issues are relevant to you"
Response time
1-2 months
Payment
No
Twitter followers
-

42) Overheard (*note: Only self-published (collection, blog, etc))

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Overheard

"Online lit mag with a yearly print anthology Subs open year-round✨"
Response time
2 weeks
Payment
No
Twitter followers
4400

43) Palest Blue

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Palest Blue

"A youth-led literary zine dedicated to publication, rather than hyperscrutinization."
Response time
1 week
Payment
No
Twitter followers
414

44) Paranoid Tree Press

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Paranoid Tree Press

"Our mission is to build a sustainable micro press that pays contributors. Each month, we publish a one-page, custom-illustrated zine containing a single micro story."
Response time
1-2 months
Payment
$50
Twitter followers
1718

45) the Poet Heroic (podcast)

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the Poet Heroic (podcast)

"A monthly podcast of poetry, curated by poet and composer Timothy Arliss OBrien."
Response time
?
Payment
No
Twitter followers
54

46) Poetry Super Highway (*note: Accept work previously published only in print)

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Poetry Super Highway

"Exposing as many people to as many other people's poetry as possible."
Response time
2 months
Payment
No
Twitter followers
398

47) poetry.onl

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poetry.onl

"A publisher and weekly journal committed to sharing accessible work and compensating our contributors fairly."
Response time
1-30 days
Payment
$60/piece
Twitter followers
2151

48) Polyphony Lit.

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Polyphony Lit.

"The global online literary platform for high school students. We invite high school students worldwide to submit creative writing, join our editorial staff, write blog posts, take workshops, and grow into leadership roles."
Response time
3-6 months
Payment
No
Twitter followers
1225

49) Radon Journal

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Radon Journal

"Triannual online journal publishing prose and poetry relating to science fiction, anarchism, transhumanism, and dystopia. Radon is a paying market. Publishes quality literature every January, May, and September."
Response time
3-4 weeks
Payment
Yes
Twitter followers
1020

50) Sad Goose Cooperative

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Sad Goose Cooperative

"an experimental multimedia website and magazine dedicated to creating works that push the limits of digital authorship. We accept pieces of all forms--audio, video, written, visual, interactive, and anything else you can think of."
Response time
ASAP when subs close
Payment
1 Contributor Copy
Twitter followers
1131

51) Sage Cigarettes

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Sage Cigarettes

"Sage Cigarettes doesn't only strive to be an online publication. This is a safe space. A place to come together and learn from one another. A place to heal, to accept, to move forward. A fellowship for witches, a haven for the lgbtq+, a home base for marginalized people"
Response time
2 weeks
Payment
No
Twitter followers
2501

52) Scrawl Place

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Scrawl Place

"Scrawl Place is part visitor’s guide, part literary journal. The audience for this online publication is the guest, the visitor, the traveler, the day-tripper, the out-of-towner, and the in-towners eager to wander. I’m looking for submissions about “places in the places” where you live or where you’ve visited."
Response time
1 month
Payment
Yes
Twitter followers
3057

53) Silver Operation

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Silver Operation

"Letters to you (Newsletter & online mag publishing short form writing of all types, sent to your inbox once a month)"
Response time
2 weeks
Payment
No
Twitter followers
97

54) Sixpence Society Literary Journal

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Sixpence Society Literary Journal

"A place for all creatives! If our theme relates to or inspires your work, we would love to share it!"
Response time
1 week after close
Payment
No
Twitter followers
950

55) Sleet Magazine

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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
-

56) Snowflake Magazine

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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

57) Soft Star Magazine

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Soft Star Magazine

"An online publication featuring stories of science fiction, futurism, and speculative fiction with a healthy dose of optimism. No dystopias here; Soft Star stands for curiosity, openness, and the inherent magic of the unknown."
Response time
1-7 days
Payment
No
Twitter followers
1400

58) Soul-Lit

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Soul-Lit

"An on-line journal of spiritual poetry, one in which work is published on an on-going basis. We construe the term "spiritual poetry" rather broadly (please see that tab on the site), so if you're wondering, submit and see?"
Response time
1 month
Payment
No
Twitter followers
-

59) Spiritus Mundi Review

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Spiritus Mundi Review

"A youth-led, Latin-inspired magazine and blog that investigates human existence through several mediums: poetry, prose, and art."
Response time
?
Payment
No
Twitter followers
-

60) Spoonie Magazine

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Spoonie Magazine

"Spoonie Press champions work for and by chronically ill, neurodivergent, and disabled individuals (affectionately called #spoonies). Spoonie Magazine is a weekly digital publication."
Response time
1 day-1 month
Payment
No
Twitter followers
2802

61) Stanza Cannon

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Stanza Cannon

"The first-of-its-kind, quarterly zine dedicated solely to spoken poetry"
Response time
1 month
Payment
No
Twitter followers
334

62) Stone of Madness Press

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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

63) Suburban Witchcraft Magazine

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Suburban Witchcraft Magazine

"An Art & Literature quarterly zine"
Response time
1-2 weeks
Payment
No
Twitter followers
970

64) Tangled Laces Magazine

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Tangled Laces Magazine

"A queer journal for writers between the ages of 14 and 18. We believe in actively seeking underrepresented voices, and we recognize that there are many intersections of identity."
Response time
2 weeks
Payment
No
Twitter followers
25

65) A Thin Slice of Anxiety

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A Thin Slice of Anxiety

"An independent publication which strives to nurture and promote the best up-and-coming writers of our generation. Writers who are brave enough to guide us into places of amalgamation where the unplumbed depths of the known are made and unmade."
Response time
3 months
Payment
No
Twitter followers
3826

66) the tide rises, the tide falls

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the tide rises, the tide falls

"online litmag for #poetry based off of, inspired by, and mimicking henry wadsworth longfellow's "the tide rises, the tide falls""
Response time
2 weeks
Payment
No
Twitter followers
2286

67) Travesties?! (*note: Also note that we are less likely to accept work still freely available online.)

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Travesties?!

"A corner of the internet that likes to be queerer, that licks its lips, wolfish and weird. A home for the historic and histrionic, operatic and obscene, learned and yearning. A b-movie bacchanal you might stumble into and stagger out of."
Response time
2-3 weeks
Payment
No
Twitter followers
688

68) Tropico Line (*note: Accept work previously published on personal pages)

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Tropico Line

"An online bilingual literary magazine based in Brazil and born from a desire to create a free space to contemporary literature. Idealized by editors and poets Adora Williams and Lavínia Vianini, we believe in potential as something to be explored."
Response time
1 week
Payment
No
Twitter followers
184

69) Unlikely Stories

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Unlikely Stories

"An electronic magazine of literature, art, and culture that attempts a direct engagement with society and sociopolitical issues. We believe that art and philosophy are synonymous, and that they are the appropriate source of all social activism and political thought"
Response time
4-8 weeks
Payment
No
Twitter followers
1003

70) the voidspace (*note: We are more likely to accept previously published work if it: has been published somewhere that is not a traditional literary venue; or was published in a more traditional literary venue a year or more ago)

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the voidspace

"We are looking for work the reader can interact with or influence in some way"
Response time
?
Payment
No
Twitter followers
4972

71) The Wax Paper

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The Wax Paper

"A broadsheet publication open to all forms of written word, image, and collected conversation. The first priority of The Wax Paper is to expand our understanding of the people we share the world with, and in doing so, expand our understanding of ourselves."
Response time
?
Payment
No
Twitter followers
582

72) Wintermute Lit

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Wintermute Lit

"Wintermute is an improviser, a chameleon, a white-light cube. Shape-shifting, forever-scheming, and calculating. It steals personality and talks through others. We want your original writing, but we know there's no such thing as an original idea."
Response time
2 months
Payment
No
Twitter followers
700

73) Wishbone Words

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Wishbone Words

"An online creative writing magazine for chronically ill and disabled writers and artists."
Response time
fast
Payment
No
Twitter followers
1155

74) Words For Change

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Words For Change

"We believe in the power of writers. We showcase social justice related writing-- whether that be fiction, poetry, nonfiction, or something that defies the boundaries of genre. Share your work with us today!"
Response time
1 week
Payment
No
Twitter followers
78

75) Zero Readers

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Zero Readers

"Process-focused poetry journal. Personal feedback on all subs. We esp. like minimal, direct stuff."
Response time
1 month
Payment
No
Twitter followers
4178