For emerging writers, learning to navigate the labyrinth of print and online journals that make up today’s literary world can be challenging, especially if you want your own words to someday appear on the printed (or digital) page. To help you out, we have created this website to guide you through the submissions process.
The first step to submitting one’s work (that is, after writing), is finding the right place to send it. On this site, we will highlight a wide spectrum of literary journals and magazines- including established print publications and prestigious online journals such as Tin House and Blackbird, as well as up-and-coming publications that often publish emerging writers. We hope to give writers a sense of the overall tone and focus of the journals, so that they can better find journals that interest them.
The best way to narrow down where to submit is to find places that publish work that fascinates you and that might be similar to your own writing. To all you emerging writers out there, we hope that this website helps you find a place for your voice to bloom. To all you editors of literary journals, especially ones who publish emerging writers’ work, whether you are based at a university, run by recent graduates, or staffed by literary enthusiasts, this is a great site for you to publicize your journal and connect with potential readers and contributors.
Check out our most recent reviews under “posts.” You can also search for a journal by genre or location by looking under our categories menu on the right side of the screen.
If you would like to suggest a literary journal to be spotlighted or if you have any questions, comments, or stories to share, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are currently seeking submissions for reviews of literary journals and stories of successful publications by emerging writers. For more information about submitting to LitBloom, please send us an email.