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Chill Subs Menu of Pushcart Nom Noms (30 lit mags that nominate)

Hungry for some nom noms? Maybe you’ve woken up in the middle of the night with some tummy grumblies and decided that a little bit of Pushcart would hit the spot. So you wander over to the newly opened Chill Subs to see what they’ve got cookin’.

Welcome! Soon, we will be adding nominations to all literary magazines listings in our database. For now, we’ve put together this little tasting menu of literary magazines who nominate for Pushcart Prizes (and many also nominate for Best of the Net, Wigleaf, and more).

* Are you a journal that nominates not on this list? Email us and we’ll add you.

Enjoy your nom noms:

1) The Adroit Journal

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The Adroit Journal

"We’re looking for work that’s bizarre, authentic, subtle, outrageous, indefinable, raw, paradoxical. We’ve got our eyes on the horizon. Send us writing that lives just between the land and the sky."
Response time
?
Payment
No
Twitter followers
21436

2) Afternoon Visitor

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Afternoon Visitor

"We want work that investigates and divines, that searches out and wants. We’re looking for accidental visitors, harbingers, and spectres."
Response time
3 months
Payment
No
Twitter followers
813

3) Archetype: A Literary Journal

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Archetype: A Literary Journal

"A Toronto-based literary journal that strives to publish creative work—essays, poetry, fiction, interviews, and reviews—that reminds us of what it’s like to be made of flesh."
Response time
2-4 weeks
Payment
No
Twitter followers
1709

4) Baltimore Review

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Baltimore Review

"The mission of The Baltimore Review is to showcase Baltimore as a literary hub of diverse writing and promote the work of emerging and established writers."
Response time
1-4 months
Payment
$50
Twitter followers
8810

5) Bellevue Literary Review (*note: submission fee: $5)

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Bellevue Literary Review

"An independent literary journal that probes the nuances of our lives both in illness and health."
Response time
5 months
Payment
$50-100
Twitter followers
17690

6) Bending Genres

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Bending Genres

"We seek thrilling, fanciful, oddball, unusual, stunning fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction pieces. Think Olympics on a case of Red Bull. Think October in April. Think Deep Thoughts by Jack Handey."
Response time
5 days
Payment
No
Twitter followers
4007

7) Better Than Starbucks

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Better Than Starbucks

"A quarterly journal, online and in print, which publishes an eclectic selection of creative writing, including poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. Submissions are open year round."
Response time
3 month
Payment
$20
Twitter followers
640

8) Blank Spaces

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Blank Spaces

"We are an affordable, quarterly magazine, offering you the very best in Canadian talent with a specific focus on literary arts."
Response time
?
Payment
No
Twitter followers
1015

9) 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
-

10) Booth (*submission fee: $3)

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Booth

"Lovely as a goose on a roof. Lit mag with print issues twice annually and a new issue online the first Friday of the month."
Response time
?
Payment
$50
Twitter followers
7179

11) BULLSHIT LIT MAG

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BULLSHIT LIT MAG

"online lit mag, based in Philadelphia. we publish poetry, prose, fiction, art, + stuff that doesn't fit into any of those categories. new shit every W/T/F. lovers of bad poems, ugly prose, + lazy lore. "
Response time
fast:)
Payment
No
Twitter followers
5437

12) 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

13) Chestnut Review (*note: submission fee for longer pieces (1k-5k words) or extra poems (4-6 per packet): $5)

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Chestnut Review

"Our mission is to provide a literary home to stubborn artists and writers. We believe literary markets should be open to everyone, and we are passionate about holding the door open for all writers who wish to enter ours."
Response time
1 month
Payment
$120/piece
Twitter followers
12552

14) Cobra Milk

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Cobra Milk

"Cobra Milk invites you to get weird, get vulnerable, ​and get at us with the work you want to bring into the world. "
Response time
2 weeks - 3 months
Payment
No
Twitter followers
4030

15) CRAFT Literary (*note: accept previously published work)

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CRAFT Literary

"CRAFT explores the art of prose, celebrating both emerging and established writers. We focus on the craft of writing and how the elements of craft make a good story or essay shine."
Response time
4-5 months
Payment
Yes
Twitter followers
8146

16) fifth wheel press

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fifth wheel press

"An independent community-focused publisher of art and writing by queer, trans, and gender non-conforming creatives."
Response time
4-6 weeks
Payment
$10/piece
Twitter followers
3454

17) Hippocampus Magazine

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Hippocampus Magazine

"An exclusively online publication set out to entertain, educate and engage writers and readers of creative nonfiction. Each issue features memoir excerpts, personal essays, reviews, interviews and craft articles."
Response time
3 months
Payment
$40
Twitter followers
12486

18) Identity Theory

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Identity Theory

"An online literary magazine and cultural hub that has been publishing original writing, interviews, and other forms of creative expression since July 2000."
Response time
2 months
Payment
No
Twitter followers
13559

19) 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

20) The Lumiere Review (*note: accept work previously posted on personal blogs/social media)

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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

21) Moon Park Review

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Moon Park Review

"An online literary journal devoted to publishing compelling, imaginative short prose that breaks our hearts, haunts us, makes us laugh, or gives us hope."
Response time
?
Payment
No
Twitter followers
4682

22) Okay Donkey

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Okay Donkey

"At OKD Magazine, we like to read the odd, the off-kilter, and the just plain weird. We like things that are funny, things that are sad, and things that are funny and sad at the same time."
Response time
1-2 months
Payment
No
Twitter followers
15710

23) Papeachu Press

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Papeachu Press

"A feminist small press publishing the works of women & nonbinary creators. We publish the works we believe in & believe in the people we publish. Our mission is to see more inclusive work on bookstore shelves & in the hands of young readers & in the homes of everyone we both know & don't."
Response time
6 months
Payment
No
Twitter followers
667

24) River Mouth Review

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River Mouth Review

"An eclectic, quarterly online poetry review--anchored in the Pacific Northwest, inspired by the world. Our aesthetic is fluid, eclectic, forged in the power of immediacy. "
Response time
2 months
Payment
No
Twitter followers
1682

25) Sans. PRESS

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Sans. PRESS

"We are a collective of friends who are in love with telling stories, and who are passionate about sharing them. We are united in our passion for finding new voices, new narratives, new ways of seeing and sharing the world"
Response time
6 weeks
Payment
€150
Twitter followers
693

26) Sky Island Journal (*note: submission fee: $4.99)

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Sky Island Journal

"We're an independent, international, free-access literary journal. We provide over 125,000 readers in 145 countries with a powerful, focused, advertising-free literary experience that transports them: one that challenges them intellectually and moves them emotionally. "
Response time
9 Days Average
Payment
No
Twitter followers
1049

27) Split Lip Magazine

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Split Lip Magazine

"A literary journal that’s totally bonkers-in-love with voice-driven writing, pop culture, and the kind of honesty that gets you right in the kidneys."
Response time
4 months
Payment
Yes
Twitter followers
26390

28) Stanchion

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Stanchion

"This humble literary zine also stands ready to shine a light onto deft skill, a soft touch, and if lucky, a thunderbolt you won’t see coming."
Response time
?
Payment
$15
Twitter followers
6225

29) Terrain.org

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Terrain.org

"An independent, ad-free online magazine founded in 1997 that focuses on place by publishing a mix of award-winning contributions, including poetry, nonfiction, fiction, editorials, interviews, reviews, recommended reads, artwork, and community/regional case studies."
Response time
4-6 months
Payment
Sometimes
Twitter followers
3402

30) A Thin Slice of Anxiety (*note: accept previously published work)

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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

31) trampset

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trampset

"A literary journal, trampset publishes fiction, nonfiction, and poetry on a rolling basis. We welcome diverse voices, including writers working outside academia."
Response time
3 months
Payment
$25
Twitter followers
10527