Lit Mags and Presses

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Atticus Review Atticus Review is a weekly online journal that publishes short stories, poems, flash fiction, creative nonfiction, mixed media, book reviews, and other genre-busting words of wisdom and interactive literary whimsy.

Autumn House Press is a nonprofit corporation registered in the state of Pennsylvania whose mission is to publish and promote poetry and other fine literature.

Barrelhouse is an independent non-profit literary organization that bridges the gap between serious art and pop culture. Barrelhouse is a biannual print journal featuring fiction, poetry, interviews, and essays about music, art, and the detritus of popular culture. Barrelhouse is a web site that regularly posts new short fiction, nonfiction, interviews, and random stuff. Barrelhouse is the organizer of this fine conference right here, Conversations and Connections.

Booth was founded in 2008 as an offshoot of the Butler University MFA program and currently publishes fresh literature every Friday on its website. In addition, Booth offers up two quality paperback issues a year that are visually arresting. Booth embraces great storytelling, distinctive voices, both classic and inventive forms, gravity + comedy, grim reapers and grand weepers, and anything carried by a rich sense of story and heart.

Braddock Avenue Books is an independent literary press dedicated to publishing both new and established writers whose work engages honestly and meaningfully with contemporary circumstances. We especially support writers who use literary fiction and the long-form essay for serious explorations of what it means to be alive today.

Cheat River Review is an online literary magazine dedicated to showcasing the talents of emerging and established writers. As a biannual literary review, CRR considers previously unpublished flash fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and visual art. CRR is edited and managed by West Virginia University graduate students. CRR nominates annually for Best of the Net, the Pushcart Prize, among other awards.

Creative Nonfiction magazine is true stories, well told. Each issue demonstrates the depth and versatility of narrative nonfiction and proves that smart, engaging narratives can make any subject fascinating and meaningful. Recent issues have tackled themes ranging from joy to learning from nature, and from the childhood to marriage.

The Gettysburg Review, published by Gettysburg College, is recognized as one of the country’s premier literary journals. Since its debut in 1988, work by such luminaries as E. L. Doctorow, Rita Dove, James Tate, Joyce Carol Oates, Richard Wilbur, and Donald Hall has appeared alongside that of emerging artists such as Christopher Coake, Holly Goddard Jones, Kyle Minor, Ginger Strand, and Charles Yu, whose short-story collection, Third-Class Superhero, was selected recently by Richard Powers as one of the National Book Foundation’s “Five Under 35.”

Hot Metal Bridge, a literary magazine created by M.F.A. students at the University of Pittsburgh, publishes two online issues annually, at the end of the fall and spring semesters. Hot Metal Bridge has published work by Sherman Alexie, Sherrie Flick, Dan Chaon, Ewa Chrusciel, and Rodrigo Toscano, but also maintains an emphasis on finding new material from emerging and previously unpublished writers.

IDK Magazine flirts with the unknown. We love Millennials and the people who write about them. We believe in writing our way out of the cultural wasteland; disobeying social norms; satirizing pop culture; sugar-coating the past through the practice of nostalgia; embracing, celebrating, and rejecting Internet culture; placing a bullhorn in front of the mouth of tomorrow; and empowering the collective body of future humanity.

Kenyon Review: Building on a tradition of excellence dating back to 1939, the Kenyon Review has evolved from a distinguished literary magazine to a pre-eminent arts organization. Today, KR is devoted to nurturing, publishing, and celebrating the best in contemporary writing. We’re expanding the community of diverse readers and writers, across the globe, at every stage of their lives.

Mid-American Review is an international literary journal dedicated to our mission of publishing the best contemporary fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and translations. Founded in 1981, MAR is an official publication of the Department of English and the College of Arts & Sciences at Bowling Green State University.

Pittsburgh Poetry Review is a print publication published 3 times annually, featuring the best of the Pittsburgh poets, as well as established and emerging writers around the nation, and world.

Pretty Owl Poetry is an online quarterly journal that publishes new, emerging, and established writers in poetry, flash fiction, and the visual arts. We support all approaches to writing, be it collaborative or individual. We’re interested in experimental and traditional forms and flash fiction masquerading as poetry, all with a lyrical quality. Pretty Owl Poetry breaks down the barriers between voice and the written word by continuing to share the work of its authors’ through online readings and interviews, written Q&As, and its spotlight reading series.–>

Rivet Journal: Since 2014, Rivet Journal has published more than 100 authors from dozens of U.S. states and nine countries. From first-timers to award-winners, Rivet brings together some of the most exciting writers working today. In each issue, you’ll find fiction, poetry, and nonfiction that revels in the unexpected and rewards with imagination and insight.

Stillhouse Press is committed to publishing voice-driven works, from writers both emerging and established, and are especially drawn to titles that transcend genre, take risks in form and content, or aim to push the boundaries of the narrative and the lyric. The goal of the press is to provide educational opportunities to students through the applied experience of soliciting, acquiring, producing, and marketing titles, in an effort to forge and foster lasting relationships with authors and the greater literary community.

The University of Pittsburgh Press is a scholarly publisher with distinguished books in a number of academic areas and poetry, as well as books about Pittsburgh and western Pennsylvania for general readers, scholars, and students. Founded in 1936, the press is home to the annual Drue Heinz Literature Prize in short fiction and Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize in poetry.