Green Hills Literary Lantern is published annually, in July, by Truman State University, Kirksville, MO. GHLL welcomes work from established writers as well as from less experienced writers. Historically, the print publication ran between 200-300 pages, consisting of poetry, fiction, reviews, and interviews, and was printed on good quality paper with a glossy, 4-color cover. The digital magazine is of similar proportions and artistic standards. GHLL reads submissions year-round, and published a new edition in June/July. Reporting time 3-4 months. Writers are strongly urged to read several sample issues in order to learn what sorts of things GHLL prefers. GHLL Submission Details: “What do we like? There are stories I read thirty years ago and still remember. We try to find that sort of thing and publish it. Sometimes it’s a compelling dramatic situation that grabs us by the throat in the first paragraph and won’t let go till the end:…
Cabrillo Community College produces Porter Gulch Review, a literature and arts journal. The journal reflects the diversity and creativity of its contributors. 2,000 print copies are given away free and there is a longer online version. Submit: stories, poems, novel excerpts, plays, screenplays, photos and artwork. Submit work to PGR – at – cabrillo.edu; include the work as an RTF (rich text format) attachment, with your name on it, a short, playful bio, and your contact information. All visuals images must be high quality, 300 DPI or higher. They may need to sent individually or uploaded through Dropbox. Deadline for Spring issue: December 1, 2016 NOTE: If you have work ready to submit, scroll through Places to Submit, find a place where you can submit, check the deadline and go ahead. . . Submit. Places that are currently accepting submissions: Reed Magazine (No. 1, 2016) Writer Advice Scintillating Starts (Dec….
Why should you submit to literary journals? June 2015 issue of The Writer magazine answers: “Even though many don’t offer payment, literary journals are a great way to get your writing’s foot in the editor’s door. Some writers may overlook smaller publications to concentrate on bigger projects, but doing so could be a mistake. Whether you’re looking to apply to an MFA program or want to build your publishing portfolio, publication in a literary magazine or journal can be a useful first step toward your dream career.” For the next few Saturdays, I’ll post information about literary journals as places you can submit your writing. I welcome your comments and suggestions. ~Marlene
Literal Latté, a journal of prose, poetry and art accepts submissions 365 days a year. “98% of what we publish comes from the so-called slush pile. We accept work for publication on a continual basis and publish within one year of acceptance. Most issues contain someone who has not been published before.” Click here for submission guidelines.