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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:

The Lonely Crowd

Welsh-based print and digital literary literary journal, devoted to publishing the best new short fiction, poetry, photography and criticism. Three print anthologies a year as well as a series of online pieces focusing on each author’s approach to the creative process.


Quarterly print and online magazine that provides a mix of debate and analysis, advice and inspiration; news, reviews, interviews; competitions, events, courses, grants.

Action, Yes

Online quarterly magazine featuring short stories, poetry, criticism, visual art and more.


Quarterly magazine publishing short fiction, poetry, art and reviews.


Site that regularly posts new short fiction, nonfiction and interviews and a print journal featuring fiction, poetry, interviews, and essays about music, art, and popular culture.

CEllA’s Round Trip

Literary & visionary journal publishing fiction, poetry, art. Particularly interested in digital art and creative, innovative use of the digital medium.

The Collagist

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.

Everyday Fiction

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.

Pank magazine

Nonprofit literary magazine publishing short fiction, poetry and artwork.


Online magazine dedicated to publishing new and original short stories.

Contrary Magazine

Quarterly magazine featuring fiction, poetry, reviews and essays.

SmokeLong Quarterly

Online flash fiction quarterly  from widely published authors and those new to the craft.


Online quarterly featuring short stories, poetry, interviews and features.

The Pygmy Giant

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.

Word Riot

Online magazine publishing short stories, flash fiction, poetry, novel excerpts, creative non-fiction, reviews and interviews.

3 : AM Magazine

Online magazine publishing short stories, flash fiction, poetry, criticism, interviews, non-fiction.

Northville Review

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 magazine publishing short stories and poetry.

McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern

Quarterly journal publishing mainly fiction but also poetry and non-fiction.

Skive Magazine

Quarterly magazine publishing short stories, poetry, features and photography.


Print and online magazine publishing short stories, non-fiction and interviews.

Greatest Uncommon Denominator

Twice-yearly magazine publishing fiction, non-fiction, poetry and art. Available in print, pdf and epub formats.


Quarterly anthology of, almost exclusively, short stories. May consider publishing poetry.


Quarterly journal publishing short stories, flash fiction, poetry and creative non-fiction.


Online and print magazine publishing short prose and art.


Chester University’s bi-annual magazine publishing short stories, articles and reviews of no more than 360 words.

Short Fiction

University of Plymouth Press’s short story journal.


Weekly FreEzine showcasing new short stories, novellas and novel excerpts from African fiction writers.


Quarterly magazine dedicated to showcasing short fiction. Online and print.

One Story

Non-profit literary magazine that features a short story mailed to subscribers every three weeks.

Inkspill Magazine

Quarterly magazine that publishes short stories, poetry, debates, articles, art and photography. Prides itself on a creative layout.

4’33” magazine

Audio magazine with recordings of authors reading their own stories.

Out of Print

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.