Wondering where to submit your poetry, flash fiction and short stories? We have searched the globe to find you great places to send your work. This month we pulled together an international lineup of literary magazines and journals that publish in English, are friendly to emerging writers, and don’t have egregiously long response times. (If you’re really in a hurry, check out the ‘Great Places to Submit if You Hate to Wait’ lists.)
- Leopards & Limes (Germany) – publishes poetry, flash fiction and short stories (up to 3,000 words), including reprints and translations. They are looking for ‘wildly hilarious, off the wall, surreal and surprising, but also stories that are serious, and moving’. Allow two months for a response.
- Fiction Pool (UK) CLOSED – publishes poetry, flash fiction and short stories (up to 3,000 words). They are looking for work which is ‘bold and daring’. For a small donation, they’ll give you some feedback. Allow three months.
- Cosmonauts Avenue (Canada) – we’re a long-time fan of this online journal. They want work that ‘pays careful attention to craft while remaining urgent and surprising’ and are dedicated to amplifying underrepresented voices. They publish poetry and flash, short and not-so-short fiction (up to 8,000 words). Allow at least three months.
- The Stockholm Review (Sweden) – publishes poetry and flash, short and not-so-short fiction (up to 8,000 words). They are fans of J.D. Salinger, Renata Adler, David Foster Wallace, Leonard Cohen and Frank O’Hara. In other words, they have good but somewhat quirky taste. Allow at least three months.
- Brilliant Flash Fiction (Ireland) – as the name implies they accept fiction of up to 1,000 words. They’re looking for stories that are a little bit unusual and lots of fun to read. Allow three months but they usually respond faster.