These Literary Magazines are Open for Submissions this Week (June 6, 2021)

Thank you for checking out this list of literary magazines that are accepting submissions, provided by The Mark Literary Review. If you have interest in receiving this information in a bi-weekly newsletter, please email Jessica at to sign up.

Disclaimer: We vet each magazine as best we can, but if you know of any unethical behavior by any of these magazines, please report it to us and we will take them off the list. We do not condone any magazines that promote hate or violence. Please bring any issues to The Mark's attention.

Research each publication for yourself before sending in your work. This list is just to notify the writing community of literary magazines that are open for submissions.

The Mark Literary Review

The Mark Literary Review was founded in 2018 by Jessica Purgett. The Mark is open to submissions until June 7 (tomorrow.) We take submissions of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Prose must be kept under 4,000 words. There is no set theme for submissions and we do not charge a submission fee. Works that are accepted will be published and archived under the "Archives" tab on our website. Since 2018, we have published over 150 authors (many more than once.) We also take book reviews, author interviews, or literary essays of at least 300 words. The ideal article is between 1,200 and 2,400 words. We accept simultaneous submissions, but not work that has previously been published. We have current openings for bloggers and graphic designers. Visit our Open Positions page to learn more. Email Jessica at with submissions or questions. Visit our submission guidelines page here.

The Wondrous Real

The Wondrous Real is open until June 18th. The magazine looks for submissions combining the mundanity of everyday life with the magic of fantasy - that is to say, their main genre is magic realism. Click here for their website. They pay a flat rate per accepted submission.

Full House Literary Magazine

Full House Literary Magazine is open until June 20. You can submit one piece of poetry, prose, or script. Click here for their website.

The Agapanthus Collective

The Agapanthus Collective seeks to publish the unheard, the weird, the comforting, the loved, and the disquieted. They are currently accepting poetry, flash fiction, and any 2D visual art form for our second issue focused on the theme of ephemerality. Click here for their website.

Unfortunately, Literary Magazine

Unfortunately, Literary Magazine has rolling submissions. Send them your previously rejected fiction, nonfiction, poetry, photos, visual art, comics, and miscellany. All genres welcome. Click here for their website.

Queer Colors Theater

Queer Colors Theater has rolling submissions. They are specifically looking for plays written by queer writers, and prefer the themes of the plays to have queer elements to it. Click here for their website. They pay $25-50 per piece.

Second Chance Lit

Second Chance Lit is open until June 22. Send them previously rejected poetry and short prose (under 1,000 words.) Click here for their website.

Whale Road Review

Whale Road Review is open until June 30 for poetry and short prose (creative nonfiction, flash fiction, prose poems, and hybrid forms under 500 words.) Click here for their website.

The New Verse News

The New Verse News is open all year for current events poetry. Click here for their website.


AsianZine is looking for written articles, poetry, artwork, and photography, all related to Asia. From the editor: "Our official website is launching soon, any further info is on our Instagram @asianzine Along with submissions, we are also looking for new members to join our team and partnerships with other organizations!"

The Birdseed

The Birdseed is open for micro-reviews and flash fiction (under 150 words) until June 20. Click here for their website.

All Ears

All Ears is a youth e-journal based in India open until June 25 for visual art, poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Click here for their website.

Lockdown BabyBabble

Lockdown BabyBabble is open until June 30 for poetry, fiction and nonfiction. They are looking for submissions that focuses on the rainbow trend that began in March 2020. For more information, visit their website.

Nocturne Magazine

Nocturne Magazine is looking for fiction, nonfiction, poems, and art in the horror genre until September. Click here for their website.


Fruit is open until June 13 for writing by queer people of color. Click here for their website.

Remington Review

Remington Review is open to submissions of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and visual art until June 14. Click here for their website.


Herstry's free and tip jar submissions are always open. Their theme submissions are open for for specific periods of time.

The magazine does one theme per month and they publish the last week of the month. Click here for a list of their upcoming themes.

From the editor: "We take stories from women identifying persons only and they must be true and about that person in some way. We pay $20 per selected stories for our monthly theme essays. Our regular free submissions are not paying (yet)."


YAWP is open for submissions of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, screenplays, visual art, photography, and film/audio until June 15.

From the editor: "YAWP is dedicated to cultivating the manifold voices of a modern generation. In this spirit, we seek work that demonstrates a uniquely youthful response to the issues facing a contemporary world. To allow for a platform that more accurately reflects the needs of our readership, and that responds in real time to pressing trends and developments, we've recently made the switch over to a 'rolling' style of publication. This means both rapid response times and a constantly updating website as we strive to read and publish work as soon as we receive it." Click here for their website.

Moonflake Press

Moonflake Press is open until Sept. 1 for their print issue. They are looking for prose or poetry on the theme of "Escapism." Click here for their website. They pay £5 for online issues and £25 for print issues.


Scribble is open for submissions of fiction up to 2,000 words year-round. Click here for their website.

Rhodora Magazine

Rhodora Magazine seeks poetry, short stories, travel writing, flash fiction, one-act plays, translations, essays, book reviews and movie reviews. Click here for their website. They are always open for submissions.

Cerasus Magazine

Cerasus Magazine is open until June 15 for poetry, prose, artwork, and photography. Click here for their website.

Fish Food

Fish Food is open year-round for poetry, short fiction, any form of art (photography, drawings, illustrations, paintings, etc.) media (film, short docs, music vids, etc.) and audio. Click here for their website.

The Spotlong Review

The Spotlong Review is open for fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and visual art. From the editor: "We seek work that challenges boundaries and fosters human connection from surprising angle. Our greatest aim is to reserve a space for all kinds of exceptional writing and art regardless of form, intent, or subject matter." Click here for their website.

Par Contre Zine

Par Contre Zine is always open for photography, art, poetry, song lyrics, essays, reviews, articles, collages, and more. Click here for their website.

Heartland Society of Women Writers

Heartland Society of Women Writers is looking for short stories or poems in any genre by anyone who identifies as a woman. Submit until June 30. Click here for their website. They offer print and digital publication. Every accepted writer receives a full feature on three social media platforms in addition to their website including their work, bio, links, and interview.

Thanks Hun Zine

Thanks Hun Zine is open until July 31 for poetry, short fiction, and essays. Click here for their website.

the tide rises, the tide falls

the tide rises, the tide falls is open year-round for poetry inspired by or mimicking Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's "The Tide Rises, the Tide Falls." You can find their archives here.

Orange Blush Zine

Orange Blush Zine is always open for art, poetry, prose, fiction, scripts, lists, comics, illustrations, photography, and collages. They are open to "experimental, out-of-the-box, punch-you-in-th