Summer 2021: Publication Opportunities for Writers

by Blessing Christopher

As the spring semester winds down, most literary magazines run by MFA programs are currently closed for submissions. However, other markets are accepting stories in the summer. Here are some places to send your work.

  • The Missouri Review

Founded in 1978, The Missouri Review accepts fiction, nonfiction and poetry submissions all year round. 

  • The Chestnut Review 

is currently accepting submissions. Submit short stories, poems, nonfiction pieces and visual art before June. 

  • Chicago Quarterly Review

will open for submission in May 2021. Send your flash fiction, poems, short stories, essays and visual arts before the deadline. 

  • Conjunctions 

For forty years, the magazine has published fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Submit your work to be considered for publication. 

  • The Gettysburg Review 

is currently open. They want your finest writing! TGR publishes poetry, fiction and nonfiction. Visual artists can also submit art. 

  • X-R-A-Y Literary Magazine

If you’re looking for markets with guaranteed fast response, then this magazine is for you. Send your best short stories and flash fiction for consideration. 

  • Cimarron Review

is one of the oldest magazines in the United States. Writers and visual artists are encouraged to submit fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and visual art. 

  • Pithead Chapel 

This online publication is open all year round. Submit now! 

  • Story

has published the best fiction, nonfiction and poetry since 1931. 

  • Bellevue Literary Review

accepts short stories, essays and poems that discuss the human body, illness, health and the healing process. 

  • Michigan Quarterly Review 

is currently open. Submit fiction, poetry and nonfiction. 


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