Magazines and Journals
There are a great many magazines and journals publishing short fiction, most of them online and accepting submissions. This selection aims to showcase the wide variety of publications that publish short stories:
Quarterly print and online magazine that provides a mix of debate and analysis, advice and inspiration; news, reviews, interviews; competitions, events, courses, grants.
Online quarterly magazine featuring short stories, poetry, criticism, visual art and more.
Quarterly magazine publishing short fiction, poetry, art and reviews.
Literary & visionary journal publishing fiction, poetry, art. Particularly interested in digital art and creative, innovative use of the digital medium.
Monthly online magazine publishing short fiction, poetry, essays, book reviews, and an excerpt from a forthcoming novel. Part of the excellent Dzanc Books.
Quarterly literary magazine featuring fiction, poetry, interviews, essays and features.
Quarterly literary journal publishing fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, artwork and photography. Also, host a bi-weekly flash fiction site that features stories under 200 words and a best-of annual anthology.
Online magazine publishing a new story up to 1000 words long every day. See, also, Everyday Poets.
Monthly literary magazine that publishes new, original short fiction.
Online magazine that publishes short fiction and poetry
Monkeybicycle is an online literary journal which is updated on Mondays and Fridays. It is also a print journal, publishing two issues per year.
Nonprofit literary magazine publishing short fiction, poetry and artwork.
Online flash fiction quarterly from widely published authors and those new to the craft.
Online quarterly featuring short stories, poetry, interviews and features.
Online home for UK flash fiction, non-fiction, poetry under 800 words. Aim to publish something new approximately every other day.
Online magazine publishing stories under 1000 words fortnightly for 9 months of the year. Also publish a top 50 of the year.
Online magazine publishing short stories, flash fiction, poetry, novel excerpts, creative non-fiction, reviews and interviews.
Online magazine publishing short stories, flash fiction, poetry, criticism, interviews, non-fiction.
Online journal publishing ‘work that tweaks, pokes, bends, and occasionally rolls its eyes at the everyday’. Fiction, poetry, non-fiction, artwork and photography.
Mainly online magazine publishing fiction, poetry, interviews and features. Also small number of print copies for each issue.
Quarterly journal publishing mainly fiction but also poetry and non-fiction.
Print and online magazine publishing short stories, non-fiction and interviews.
Twice-yearly magazine publishing fiction, non-fiction, poetry and art. Available in print, pdf and epub formats.
Quarterly journal publishing short stories, flash fiction, poetry and creative non-fiction.
Chester University’s bi-annual magazine publishing short stories, articles and reviews of no more than 360 words.
University of Plymouth Press’s short story journal.
Weekly FreEzine showcasing new short stories, novellas and novel excerpts from African fiction writers.
Non-profit literary magazine that features a short story mailed to subscribers every three weeks.
Quarterly magazine that publishes short stories, poetry, debates, articles, art and photography. Prides itself on a creative layout.
Audio magazine with recordings of authors reading their own stories.
India-based Out of Print “provides an online platform for writers of short fiction with a connection to the subcontinent”. Great online magazine with a rapidly-growing following.
Bristol-based magazine publishing short stories alongside a range of pieces from different contributors, including community groups, talented artists and writers. The focus of the magazine is on sustainable living and social inclusion – supporting both community development and artistic talent.