Submissions Calendar

This calendar shows the opening dates of reading periods for journals and prizes. Unless otherwise noted, each journal listed accepts simultaneous and electronic submissions. A list of journals with year-round reading periods can be found below the calendar.

Note: if there are more than 20 reading periods opening on one day, then you will have to click “Agenda” at the top right of the calendar in order to view them all. If you are viewing the calendar on a phone, then you will have to switch to landscape mode.

This is an ongoing project, and will be updated regularly. If you would like me to add a journal or a prize to the calendar, or if you find any dates that are incorrect, please contact me here.

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The following journals accept submissions year-round:

3 Elements Review (free)

8 Poems (free)

32 poems ($3)

Able Muse (free)

Abramelin (free)

Abstract Magazine (free)

Across the Margin (free)

Action, Spectacle (free)

Acumen (Free) (UK)

Adelaide (free) (no simultaneous)

After the Pause (free)

Alluvian (free)

Always Crashing (free)

A-Minor (free)

The American Poetry Review ($3)

Apercus (free)

The Apple Valley Review (free)

Arcturus (free)

Arkana (free)

Atrium (free) (UK)

Auroras & Blossoms Poetry Journal (free for one poem per submission period)

Awakenings (free)

Azure (free)

Backchannels Journal (free) (occasionally closed)

Baest; a journal of queer forms & affects (free)

The Baffler (free)

The Bangalore Review ($3)

Barnstorm (free) (subs open until monthly cap reached)

Barren Magazine (free)

Bear Review ($3)

Bending Genres (free)

Better Than Starbucks (free)

Birmingham Arts Journal (free)

Blood Tree Literature ($3)

Blue Earth Review (free)

Blue Lake Review (free)

BOAAT (free until monthly sub cap reached)

Body (free)

Boston Accent (free)

Briar Cliff Review ($3)

The Broadkill Review (free)

Broadsided Press ($3)

The Café Review (post only)

Cagibi ($3)

Calamity (free)

Califragile (free)

Canary (free)

The Cape Rock (free)

The Carolina Quarterly ($2.50)

Carve Magazine ($3)

Cascadia Rising Review (free)

Charge Magazine (free)

Chestnut Review ($5)

Chrysanthemum (free)

Cimarron Review (free)

Citron Review (free)

Clarion ($3)

Cleaver Magazine (free)

Clementine Unbound (free) (no simultaneous)

Cloudbank ($3)

The Coachella Review (free)

Coal Hill Review ($3)

Cobalt Review (free)

COG (free)

Collateral Journal (free)

The Collidescope (free)

Concho River Review ($3)

Conduit ($3)

Confingo (free) (UK)

Confluence (free) (UK)

Constellate Literary Journal (free) (UK)

Construction (free)

The Continental Review (free) (video poetry)

The Copperfield Review (free)

The Cortland Review (free)

Cosmonauts Avenue (free)

Crab Fat Magazine (free)

Crack the Spine (free)

Dark Matter: Women Witnessing (free)

The Dear Poets Society (free)

Deluge Journal (free) (occasionally closed for 1 month periods)

Diagram (free)

Dialogist (free)

Diode (free)

Dodging the Rain (free)

Dream Pop (press and journal) (free)

Dying Dahlia Review (free) (Women writers)

Edison Literary Review (free)

Empty Mirror (free)

Enizagram (free)

Foundry (free)

Glass: A Journal of Poetry (free)

Green Mountains Review ($3)

The Greensboro Review ($2)

Gris Gris ($2)

Hanging Loose Press (post only)

Honey Bee Review (free)

Hubbub (post only) (no simultaneous)

Identity Theory (free)

The Indianapolis Review (free)

Indicia (free)

Infinite Rust (free)

J Journal (free)

Jarfly (free)

Jersey Devil Press (free)

JMWW (free)

Josephine Quarterly (free)

The Journal (free)

Juxtaprose ($3)

Kahini Magazine (free)

Kartika Review (free) (appears to be defunct)

Kissing Dynamite (free) (open from the 5th to 15th each month)

The Lake (free)

Lake Effect (free)

Lascaux Review (free)

Leveler (free) (May be defunct. Site says “Leveler no longer accepts submissions.”)

Linden Avenue (free)

Little River Lit Mag (free)

little tell (free)

Louisiana Literature (free)

Main Street Rag ($2.50 – $3.50)

Make Literary Magazine (free)

The Malahat Reiew (free)

Mantra Review (free)

The Manhattan Review (post only)

Matter Monthly (free)

Maudlin House Review (free)

The Missouri Review ($3.50)

Mizna (free)

Moko Magazine (free)

Moon City Review (free)

Mortar Magazine (free)

Nerve Cowboy (post only)

The New Verse News (free) (no simultaneous)

Night Music Journal (free)

October Hill Magazine (free)

The Oddville Press (free)

The Offbeat (free)

The Offing (free)

The Ofi Press Magazine (free) (no simultaneous)

One (free)

Open Arts Forum (free)

The Opiate (free)

Outcast Magazine (free)

Oxford American (free)

Oxidant | Engine (free)

Pacifica Literary Review (free)

Packingtown Review (free)

Painted Bride Quarterly ($3)

Palabras Journal (free)

Palette Poetry (free)

Palooka ($2.50)

The Pangolin Review (free)

Panorama: The Journal of Intelligent Travel (free)

The Paris American (free)

The Paris Review (post only)

Pattern Recognition (free)

Peeking Cat Poetry (free)

The Periphery (free)

Pidgeonholes (free)

The Pinch ($3)

Pithead Chapel (free)

Poesis (free)

POETRY (free)

The Poetry Review (UK)

Poetry South (free)

Poetry Superhighway (free)

Poets Reading the News (free)

Pouch (free)

Poydras Review ($4)

Pretty Owl Poetry (free)

Prism ($3)

The Puritan (free)

Quail Bell (free)

Queen Mob’s Teahouse (free)

Rabid Oak (free)

Raritan Quarterly (post only)

Ragazine (free)

Redactions: Poetry and Poetics (free)

Redivider ($3)

Remembered Arts (free)

Rivet Journal (free)

Rumble Fish Quarterly (free)

The Rumpus (free)

Rust + Moth (free)

The Saint Ann’s Review (free)

Sakura Review (free)

The Seattle Star (free)

Seems (free)

Sequestrum ($4.35)

Sick Lit Magazine (free) (no simultaneous) (accepts reprints)

Silk Road ($2)

Sincerely Magazine (free)

Sisyphus ($3)

Sixth Finch (free)

Sky Island Journal ($4)

Slush Pile Magazine ($3)

Small Print Magazine (free)

Smartish Pace (free)

Smoky Blue Literary and Arts Magazine (free)

So to Speak (free)

Southeast Review ($3)

Southern Poetry Review (free)

South Florida Poetry Journal (free)

Southwestern American Literature (free)

Sow’s Ear Poetry Magazine (free)

Spadina Literary Review (free)

Split Lip (free every other month)

Spry Literary Journal (free)

Stand Magazine (post only) (no simultaneous)

Star 82 Review (free)

Stepaway Magazine (free)

Street Light Press (free)

Stirring (free)

Storm Cellar (free)

Subterranean Blue Poetry ($1 per poem)

The Summerset Review (free)

The Sun (free)

Survision Magazine (free)

Susan/The Journal (free)

Sweet Tree Review (free)

Tipton Poetry Review (free)

That Literary Magazine (free)

Thrush (free)

Transition Magazine (free)

The Tusculum Review (post only, unless living outside of US)

Two Cities ($3)

Unbroken (free)

Under a Warm Green Linden (free)

Vallum: Contemporary Poetry ($3)

Valparaiso Poetry Review (free)

A Velvet Giant (free)

Verdad (free)

Virga ($2)

Visions International (free)

Visitant (free)

Vista Brevis (free)

VOX poetica (free)

West Texas Literary Review ($3)

Whitefish Review ($?)

Wilderness House Literary Review (free)

Wildness (free)

Wink (free) (no simultaneous) (reprints accepted)

Winter Tangerine (free)

WomenArts Quarterly Journal (free)

Word for / Word (free)

Wordgathering (free)

Words Without Borders (free) (translations only)

World Literature Today (free)

Yale Review (post only)

Yalobusha Review (free)

Yemasse Journal ($3) (no longer year-round, unknown reading period)

Yes, Poetry (free)

Your Impossible Voice (free)