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How to Find Literary Magazines and Journals 


Looking for a list of literary journals? Below you’ll find a fantastic list of literary journals that publish writing by new writers and by veteran authors. These literary journals are listed in alphabetical order. Although this is not a complete list of all actively publishing literary journals by any means, it’s a great place to start—especially if you are a new writer looking for a literary journal to publish your work.

We at The Elysian Muse love the literary magazines listed below and we recommend them to you! Read them, subscribe to them, and submit your own writing for publication. We’re always adding new journals to the list.

You can begin your search for the magazines that will be most likely to publish your writing by reading over the list of literary journals below. These are reputable magazines staffed by committed editors. However, before you start submitting your writing for publication, it’s important to know how to follow publishing industry etiquette.

Further down this page, we’ve included a few articles from our blog about how to get published in any of the magazines on our list of literary journals. We hope it helps!



A List Of Literary Journals


The Adirondack Review

AEROGRAM and Fortunates

Atlanta Review

Beloit Fiction Journal

The Carolina Quarterly

Carve Magazine

The Cincinnati Review

Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art

Creative Nonfiction


The First Line



Harpur Palate

Literal Latté

Literary Journals By And For Women Writers

The London Magazine


The Malahat Review


The Missouri Review


New England Review

New Letters

New Madrid Journal Of Contemporary Literature

New Welsh Review

Nimrod International Journal

North Dakota Quarterly

Popshot Magazine

Prairie Schooner



The Review Review

RHINO Magazine

Salt Hill


The Summerset Review

Superstition Review

Tiferet; A Journal Of Spiritual Literature


Themes To Consider When Submitting To Literary Journals


Literary Journals Featuring Writers Of Color

Celebrating Gay and Lesbian Writers: National LGBT Pride Month

Lit Mag Spotlight: Literary Journals By And For Women Writers


A Writer’s Guide To Literary Journals

The world of literary journals and magazines can be overwhelming and confusing. The good news is, you have found this website and our great list of literary journals.

That said, finding a list of literary journals is only the beginning! You’ll need to learn how to submit your writing according to publishing industry etiquette. Plus, you’ll need to know which literary journals are great prospects for you, and which magazines you should not submit to because they might not be a match for your work.


The following articles will help:



Closing Notes


There are thousands of literary journals in the world; we know because we track, monitor, and review the submission guidelines of every single one of them on a regular basis. The number of literary journals out there would blow your mind. We’ve presented you with just a few literary journals to get you started.

Going out of your way to try and find magazines that fit your genre could take an excessive amount of time, and we know you would rather be writing. At The Elysian Muse, we do all the literary journal research for you: You just write.

If you want to take advantage of the phenomenal amount of research that we at The Elysian Muse do every day, feel free to bookmark this page so you have all this information just a few clicks away!