When Covid hit, I noticed that Twitter was alive with hundreds of writers looking for places to submit their works. Not full-length novels, but their stories and poetry. I watched several online magazines pop up, looking for specific writers and styles. Though I never felt my stuff was good enough to submit, I thought this was a very cool idea. This is why I created the publication Online Poetry and Literary Magazines.
I spent hours researching several of these mags, then only threw a few words together to describe them on my site. Now, however, I’m looking to expand those few little lines into full posts to help you decide if your work fits into their specs. I’ll discuss guidelines, mission statements, and submission dates. I’ll also discuss whether or not they’re a paying market and anything else I think is important.
I spend a lot of my time on Twitter looking for these magazines but I’m always on the lookout for more. If you have an online magazine and would like to be added, leave me a message in the comment field or send me an email at email@example.com with LitMag in the subject field. I’ll be more than happy to stop by and take a look.
Please note that I may not add your site for a number of reasons. If it’s hard to navigate or shows signs of being offensive, I will gracefully decline. I’m not a prude and I won’t try to censor anyone. I just want to make sure almost anyone can safely stop by.
So, if you have a folder full of poems or a notebook filled with stories, keep an eye out for updates on the Online Poetry and Literary Magazines category. I’ll do my best to keep this section updated so you know which sites are accepting new submissions or having some type of contest. And if you do have something published, be sure to let me know. I’d love to stop by and read.