Within the last six months, the following new literary journals have opened their doors for the first time.
Submitting to new journals can be an excellent experience for writers because the editors have so much energy and enthusiasm. They also tend to be more open to new authors or authors with only a small list of past publications.
But like all new things, there is some risk attached to submitting to new literary journals. For instance, they don’t have a reputation yet. However, the benefits can far outweigh the drawbacks.
Where to Submit: New Literary Journals
Most of the following literary journals are currently accepting submissions, but please check their guidelines to double-check.
The Daily Drunk
The Daily Drunk publishes funny fiction, nonfiction, poetry, lists, reviews, quizzes, and comics. They accept submissions year-round and post daily and have a quick turnaround time. The journal has already published some great work.
You can find out more about their submission guidelines here.
Inspired by a reading series in the Bowery, New York, this online journal publishes fiction and poetry.
From the editors:
“We look for stories—both real and imagined—that exist in that liminal space: between the seen and unseen; between entertainment and fear. We are excited by work that stands at the threshold and looks into the unknown. We are excited by the sublimity of terror.”
For more information, check out their website and submission guidelines.
The Beach Hut
The Beach Hut is interested in coastal-themed poetry, flash fiction, and short stories. They publish everything online. Their submission guidelines are near the top of the page, underneath the messages from the judges.
You can check out their website here.
Club Plum is a literary journal that wants to feel like a house party. They publish prose poetry, flash fiction, and art.
You can find a detailed submissions guideline here.
Red Tree Review
Red Tree Review is currently reading submissions for its debut issue, but the website is appealing, and the submissions guidelines are clear. They are a poetry-only literary journal.
For all my poets out there, you should check them out. You can find their submission guidelines here.
Yolk is a Canadian literary journal with online and print issues. They publish established and emerging artists. The journal is open to online and print submissions at different times.
To learn more, click here.
The West Review
The West Review publishes poetry, prose, and art. They are paying all contributing writers an unspecified amount. The first issue is now published, and they are currently accepting submissions for their second issue.
For more information, please check out their submission guidelines and website.
Mineral is a new online magazine that wants to publish poetry about what fascinates you, what perturbs you, and what keeps you up at night.
You can check out their full submission guidelines here.
Good luck to those who choose to submit!
If you are accepted, I’d love to know so I can give it a look over.
Stay safe, everyone.
Until next time.