Write, Revise, and Submit to These Ultra Cool Literary Magazines By Dec. 31

Did you miss the Pathos submission deadline for fall? Do you have an unfulfilled New Years resolution to pony up and submit your writing to a magazine or contest? Is there a piece of poetry or fiction that’s moved out of your rattling desk drawer and is now sitting firmly on top of your desk, staring you in the eye and challenging you to take the next step?

Pathos is, as ever, a champion of student artists. We love to see our Vikings succeed and thrive on campus and beyond. If you write and aspire to being published one day, we encourage you to really consider submitting your work to literary magazines, from Pathos, to The Portland Review, and – gasp! – to publications housed off the campus of Portland State.

Winter Break will be here before you know it. If you’re taking the weeks of homework-free relaxation and personal time to write, revise, and submit your work to literary magazines, here are just a few of the many publications accepting submissions between now and December 31st:

Fwriction Review – “An online literary journal, specializing in work that melts faces and rocks waffles.” They publish fiction and nonfiction.

Bodega Magazine – “We’re here to give you a handful of essential pieces you can digest in one sitting.” They publish poetry, fiction, and nonfiction by established and new writers digitally every Monday.

AGNI – “Our writers and artists hold a mirror up to nature, mankind, the world; they courageously reflect their age, for better or worse.” They publish poetry, fiction, and essay.

Barrelhouse – “Fiction. Nonfiction. Poetry. Pop flotsam. Cultural jetsam.” Their tagline says it all!

Cactus Heart – “Send us your spiny, your succulent, your dangerous, barbed hearts.” They publish art, photography, poetry, fiction, and nonfiction.

Ninth Letter – “Our journal’s mission is to present original literary writing of exceptional quality, illuminated by cutting-edge graphic design.” They publish poetry, fiction, and essay.

Storychord – “Every other Monday, Storychord.com features one story + one image + a one-song soundtrack — each by a different, underexposed artist — for a collaborative, multi-media storytelling experience.” They publish fiction, photograph, and music in paired up sets every other Monday.