The following are some really awesome literary journals I’m currently working with or have worked with in the past. Please submit:
The Missouri Review (Contest Editor)
(From the website) The Missouri Review, founded in 1978, is one of the most highly-regarded literary magazines in the United States and for the past thirty-four years we’ve upheld a reputation for finding and publishing the very best writers first. We are based at the University of Missouri and publish four issues each year. Each issue contains approximately five new stories, three new poetry features, and two essays, all of which is selected from unsolicited submissions sent from writers throughout the world. The Missouri Review maintains an “open submission” policy and read year round, sifting through approximately 12,000 submissions each year. New, emerging, and mid-career writers whose work has been published in The Missouri Review have been anthologized over 100 times in Best American Short Stories, Best American Essays, Best American Travel Writing, Best American Poetry, The O. Henry Prize Anthology, and The Pushcart Prize.
Origins: A Literary Journal is a literary arts collective established in 2014. Its purpose is to explore the art of narrative through extensive interviews with writers, as well as through the publication of provocative literature. We seek to understand the writer’s drive to create through an examination of identity. How does one’s identity inform the creative process? What does it mean to hail from different backgrounds and cultures? In what ways do we reach back to our beginnings to explain who we are, who we’ve become, and who we aspire to be? These questions matter to us because we are writers from diverse backgrounds. We love stories that are different from our own, voices that manifest the many combinations of world cultures, perspectives that offer unique and endless interpretations of who we are as human beings. Here we celebrate our diverse origins and the art that inevitably springs forth.
The Florida Book Review (Contributing Editor) (past)
The Florida Book Review features reviews of books with Florida settings or subjects, as well as interviews and essays about Florida’s literary scene.
Fjords Review (Book Reviews Editor) (past)
(From the website:)
As of 2015 Fjords Review is the largest privately owned arts and literary review in the United States. In over 1000 bookstores in the United States, Canada, Japan, Germany and the United Kingdom, Fjords features the work of new and established writers and artists. In 2015 Fjords Review moved from a twice yearly print publication to a three time per year print publication.
Gulf Stream Magazine (Staff/Interviewer/Reader) (past)
Gulf Stream Magazine is a literary magazine published by the Creative Writing Program at Florida International University. It was founded in 1989 by Lynne Barrett, who edited it until 2002 when John Dufresne became editor. The magazine carries fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, interviews and reviews.
Sliver of Stone is a nonprofit online literary magazine. Our editors are the talented progeny of the Creative Writing Program at Florida International University in Miami, Florida. Our mission is to provide for a web-based environment for outstanding literary fiction, nonfiction, poetry and visual art from around the globe. We want to expand the influence of these genres beyond their traditionally academic audiences.