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9 Literary Magazines for New and Unpublished Writers
Seeing your work in print for the first time is a unique thrill. But it can feel like a daunting task to submit your writing to a magazine or journal when you nobody other than friends and family has ever read it. To make the process somewhat less scary, here are 9 literary magazines that welcome submissions from new and never before published writers.
For almost fifteen years Brittle Star has been publishing the work of new and early-career writers, many of whom have seen their work in print for the first time. They welcome submissions of literary short fiction (up to 2000 words) and poetry (1 - 4 poems at a time). Brittle Star is published twice a year. Please do not send work under consideration elsewhere and send by snail mail only.
The Louisville Review
The Louisville Review was founded in 1976 and has proud tradition of fostering the development of new writers. Each poem and story submitted is judged “entirely on its own merit whether the author is already nationally known or previously unpublished”. The Louisville Review also accepts submissions of previously unpublished poetry from students in grades K to 12.
Phoebe: Journal of Literature and Art
Phoebe prides itself on supporting up-and-coming writers and welcomes submissions of experimental and conventional prose and poetry. Phoebe also runs annual contests for fiction, poetry and creative non-fiction.
London’s Litro Magazine is focused on discovering “new and emerging writers, giving them a platform to be read alongside stalwarts of the literary scene”. The magazine has traditionally published short fiction, literary non-fiction and poetry, though recently have also ventured into interviews, columns, podcasts, reviews, and features on literature, arts and culture.Submissions should be no more than 3000 words.
Boulevard Magazine will celebrate its 30th anniversary in 2015. This highly regarded magazine strives to publish only the finest in fiction, poetry and non-fiction. While it frequently publish writers with previous credits, it is very interested in less experienced and unpublished writers: “if you have practiced your craft and your work is the best it can be, send it to Boulevard.”
Bateau Lit Mag
Bateau Press is a letterpress publisher based in Northampton, Massachusetts. It produces high quality, well-designed, environmentally minded literary publications. Submissions for Bateau Lit Mag are encouraged from writers at all stages of their careers: age and previous publication are not considerations for eligibility. Bateau Press also runs two chapbook contests each year.
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