UK Literary Magazines


3:AM

Genres: Fiction, Poetry, Reviews

Format: Online

About: Publishing flash fiction, poetry, interviews, and criticism online.

Submission Window(s): 1st of February and 1st of September


404 INK

Genres: Fiction, Poetry, Reviews

Format: Print

About: 404 Ink founded in 2016 with the view that publishing could be a little louder. Their goal is to support new and emerging writers’ careers and publish work that personally excites us. They believe in publishing fewer titles – books and literary magazines – and making as much noise as possible about each.

Submission Window(s): Submissions are currently closed


The A3 Review & Press

Genres: Fiction, Poetry, Art

Format: Print

About: The A3 Press publishes chapbooks and The A3Review, an international literary and art magazine.

Submission Window(s): Submissions open May 1st, 2020


Ambit

Genres: Fiction, Poetry, Artwork

Format: Print

About: Ambit is a 96-page quarterly literary and art magazine. It is created in London, published in the UK, and read internationally. It’s available through subscription, in selected bookshops, and in libraries worldwide.

Submission Window(s): 1st of February and 1st of September


Allegro Poetry

Genres: Poetry

Format: Online

About: Allegro Poetry Magazine aims to publish the best contemporary poetry. March and September issues are for general poems and June and December for poems on a set theme.

Submission Window(s): 1 March – 30 April, 1 June – 31 July, 1 September – 31 October, 1 December – 31 January.


Bare Fiction

Genres: Fiction, Poetry

Format: Print, Online

About: Publishing new writing in an A4 magazine 3 times a year.

Submission Window(s): Submissions are currently closed


Belle Ombre

Genres: Fiction, Non-fiction, Poetry

Format: Online, Print annually

About: Belle Ombre was founded in 2017. They are committed to publishing work by emerging writers in fiction and non-fiction, poetry and the arts, alongside well-known and experienced names.

Submission Window(s): Anytime


Brick

Genres: Non-fiction

Format: Print

About: Brick is an international literary journal published twice a year out of Toronto. With a focus on literary non-fiction—and a willingness to stray when their hearts are taken—the magazine prizes the personal voice and celebrates life, art, and the written word with the most invigorating and challenging essays, interviews, translations, memoirs, belles lettres, and unusual musings they can get their hands-on.

Submission Window(s): September 1 – October 31, March 1 – April 30


Carve Magazine

Genres: Fiction, Non-fiction, Poetry

Format: Online, Print

About: Carve was founded in 2000 to publish short stories online and has hosted the annual Raymond Carver Short Story Contest since 2001. Print and digital quarterly issues began in 2012 and feature their signature HONEST FICTION, poetry, nonfiction, interviews, illustrations, and more. The editors, staff, and volunteers who help the magazine thrive are based all over the world.

Submission Window(s): Anytime


The Cabinet of Heed

Genres: Fiction, Poetry

Format: Online, Print

About: The Cabinet of Heed is a multi-drawered piece of furniture that grows hungry at various times of the year. The only way to sate The Cabinet’s hunger is to feed it great writing.

Submission Window(s): Various times during the year


The Compass

Genres: Poetry

Format: Online

About: The Compass is an issue-based online poetry magazine, edited by Lindsey Holland. It is published twice a year and the content for each issue is slow-released over a ten to fourteen-day period, allowing time and space for each poem, review, and feature.

Submission Window(s): Anytime


Ellipsis Zine

Genres: Fiction, Creative Non-fiction

Format: Online, Print

About: Ellipsis Zine is an online literary magazine for beautifully written fiction & creative nonfiction. 1,000 words or fewer, any genre.

Submission Window(s): Anytime


Etre

Genres: Fiction, Poetry

Format: Online

About: Their mission in two parts: 1. To curate and simplify access to powerful content for the viewing pleasure of their audience. 2. Give exposure to budding artists.

Submission Window(s): Anytime

The Fiction Desk

Genres: Short fiction

Format: Print

About: The Fiction Desk is an independent publishing house based in the UK. They exist to encourage and promote new short stories, primarily through our series of new writing anthologies. They feature work from across the English-speaking world, as well as the occasional translated story.

Submission Window(s): Anytime.


The Forge Literary Magazine

Genres: Short fiction

Format: Online

About: The Forge Literary Magazine was founded by volunteers from the Fiction Forge, an international online writers’ forum. They publish one short prose piece every Monday.

Submission Window(s): Anytime.


Foxglove

Genres: Poetry

Format: Online

About: Foxglove Journal is a new and exciting haven for poetry and short fiction. They showcase work that thrills, comforts and stimulates.

Submissions Window(s): Submissions are currently closed.


Frogmore Papers

Genres: Fiction, Poetry, Artwork

Format: Print

About: The Frogmore Press was founded by André Evans and Jeremy Page at the Frogmore Tea Rooms in Folkestone in 1983. The Press has published hundreds of writers in its now bi-annual magazine The Frogmore Papers, and also in individual collections and anthologies. Early work by numerous writers who have gone on to consolidate their reputations elsewhere appeared in the magazine.

Submission Window(s): October 1-31 to 1-31 April


Granta

Genres: Poetry, Short Fiction, Non-fiction

Format: Print, Online

About: From Nobel laureates to debut novelists, international translations to investigative journalism, each themed issue of Granta turns the attention of the world’s best writers on to one aspect of the way we live now.

Submission Window(s): 19 January until 19 February 2020


Lighthouse

Genres: Poetry, Short fiction

Format: Print

About: Lighthouse is a journal published quarterly to give space and support to new talent. They look to publish the best short fiction and poetry emerging from the UK writing scene.

Submission Window(s): Various times during the year.


Litro

Genres: Short Fiction

Format: Print, Online

About: The online platform accompanies the monthly print edition and is now a fully-fledged literary and creative arts platform a place for readers, writers, and the broader creative community to discuss various aspects of literature, fiction, arts and culture through features, reviews, non-themed fiction, interviews, columns and more.

Submission Window(s): Anytime


The London Magazine

Genres: Poetry, Short fiction

Format: Print, Online

About: The London Magazine is England’s oldest literary periodical, with a history stretching back to 1732. Today – reinvigorated for a new century – the Magazine’s essence remains unchanged: it is a home for the best writing and an indispensable feature on the British literary landscape.

Submission Window(s): Various times during the year.


The Moth Magazine

Genres: Poetry, Short fiction

Format: Print

About: Founded in June 2010, The Moth is a quarterly printed arts & literature magazine featuring poetry, short fiction, and art by established and up-and-coming writers and artists.

Submission Window(s): Anytime


Mslexia

Genres: Poetry, Short fiction

Format: Print, Online

About: Mslexia are committed to helping women writers progress and succeed, through our quarterly magazine, women’s writing weekend and annual writing competitions.

Submission Window(s): Anytime


The Nottingham Review

Genres:  Short Fiction, Flash Fiction

Format: Print, Online

About: The Nottingham Review is an international short story and flash fiction journal, published online.

Submission Window(s): Anytime


Open Pen

Genres: Fiction

Format: Print

About: Their aim is to create a print publication that is both interesting and relevant, and encourages growth within their talented, fertile, literary underbelly. They are a platform for up-and-coming writers from all backgrounds, with a particular interest in working-class writers.

Submission Window(s): Three times a year


Popshot

Genres: Fiction, Poetry, Flash

Format: Print

About: Popshot is an illustrated literary magazine that publishes short stories, flash fiction, and poetry from the literary new blood.

Submission Window(s): Four times a year


The Puritan

Genres: Short Fiction, Poetry

Format: Online

About: The Puritan is one of Canada’s premier online literary magazines. Based in Toronto, and founded in late 2006.

Submission Window(s): Anytime


Riggwelter

Genres: Short Fiction, Poetry, Scripts, Visual Art, Experimental, Essays, Reviews

Format: Online, Print

About: Riggwelter is a journal of creative arts founded by Amy Kinsman in 2017. It releases an issue once a month, containing poetry, short fiction, visual art, and experimental media. Riggwelter also releases reviews and essays on an as and when basis. In 2018, Riggwelter was shortlisted for a Saboteur Award for Best Magazine.

Submission Window(s): Currently closed for submissions


Storgy

Genres: Fiction, Poetry, Comics

Format: Print, Online

About: STORGY seeks to publish and promote exceptional literary fiction whilst providing authors with the opportunity to reach a wider literary audience.

Submission Window(s): Anytime


Structo

Genres: Fiction, Poetry, Comics

Format: Print

About: Twice a year they produce a print issue containing remarkable new short stories and poetry from all around the world, alongside essays and interviews with authors and others.

Submission Window(s): Currently closed for submissions


Spry

Genres: Short Fiction, Non-fiction, Poetry, Artwork, Flash

Format: Online

About: Spry is a literary journal that features undiscovered and established writers’ concise, experimental, hybrid, modern, vintage or just plain vulnerable writing.

Submission Window(s): Anytime


The Stinging Fly

Genres: Short Fiction, Poetry

Format: Print, Online

About: The Stinging Fly magazine was established in 1997 to seek out, publish and promote the very best new Irish and international writing.

Submission Window(s): December 2nd 2019 until midnight on January 16th 2020.


Token Magazine

Genres: Short Fiction, Poetry

Format: Print

About: TOKEN Magazine is a bi-annual literature and arts print magazine which launched in May 2017. The name comes from the experience of tokenism that underrepresented groups often face. This includes people of colour, LGBT+, those with disabilities, and other minority groups.

Submission Window(s): Submissions are currently closed


Wasafiri Magazine

Genres: Fiction, Poetry, Academic Articles, Essays, Interviews, Book Reviews

Format: Online, Print

About: Wasafirihas become the UK’s leading magazine for international contemporary writing. Launched in 1984, it is now renowned for publishing some of the world’s most distinguished writers including Chinua Achebe, Kamau Brathwaite, Anita and Kiran Desai, Sam Selvon, Nadine Gordimer, Abdulrazak Gurnah, Ngugi wa Thiong’o, Michael Ondaatje, Vikram Seth, Nayantara Sahgal, Gillian Slovo and Ben Okri amongst many others.

Submission Window(s): 6 January 2020 to 8 May 2020.


The White Review

Genres: Fiction, Poetry, Essays

Format: Print, Online

About: The White Review is an arts and literature quarterly magazine, with triannual print and monthly online editions. The magazine launched in February 2011 to provide ‘a space for a new generation to express itself unconstrained by form, subject or genre’, and publishes fiction, essays, interviews with writers and artists, poetry, and series of artworks.

Submission Window(s): 1 March 2020, and close on 1 June 2020.


Wig Leaf

Genres: Short Fiction

Format: Online

About: Publishes very short fiction of under 1000 words.

Submission Window(s): Submissions are currently closed


Visual Verse

Genres: Short fiction, Non-fiction, Poetry, Artwork

Format: Online

About: Each month they supply a compelling image and invite writers – published or unpublished – to submit a piece in response.

Submission Window(s): Monthly


Wildness

Genres: Fiction, Non-fiction, Poetry

Format: Online

About: Wildness was founded by Michelle Tudor and Peter Barnfather in 2015, and operates as an imprint of Platypus Press.

Submission Window(s): Quarterly


Hobart

Genres: Fiction, Non-fiction, Poetry

Format: Print, Online

About: Hobart was founded in 2001 by Aaron Burch. Initially, Hobart was a web journal, co-edited by Mike McGowan. In 2002, Aaron expanded Hobart to include an annual print issue in addition to the website.

Submission Window(s): Quarterly