101 no fee & fast response literary magazines/journals to submit to

A terrific list from Trish Hopkinson!

Trish Hopkinson


Below is a list of 101 no fee, literary magazines/journals that have a fast turnaround time (most average a month or less) according to Duotrope. I’ve also researched and added some others to the list, based on suggestions from experienced writers. The list is long, so I wasn’t able to provide additional details or links for all of them. Those that I’ve featured on my blog previously are detailed below, followed by a list of all the rest.

Read the guidelines carefully. Some may have changed whether or not they charge submission fees since I compiled the list. Some may be temporarily closed to submissions.

Hermeneutic Chaos Press Literary Journal

DEADLINE: Always open



FORMS: Poetry, fiction (3,000 words max), and artwork

NOTES: Quick response time, “we do our best to respond to the submissions within 10 days, usually much sooner.”

Yellow Chair Review


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Literary Magazines with Fast Response Times, Part II

Fantastic list!

Writing Reconsidered

Here’s Part II of a short list of literary magazines who have (or offer for a fee) super-fast response times to submissions:

Driftwood Press

Submission Period: Rolling

Genres Accepted: Fiction, Poetry, Visual Art, & Lit Crit/Interviews

Response Rate: They accept simultaneous submissions and, for $5, offer a premium submission option that promises a one-week turnaround.

Maudlin House

Submission Period: Currently Open

Genres Accepted: Fiction, Flash Fiction, Visual Art, Video, & Poetry

Response Rate: They accept simultaneous submissions and say they respond to all submissions within approximately two weeks. You can also pay $5 for an expedited submission with a 24-hour turnaround.

Carve Magazine

Submission Period: Rolling

Genres Accepted: Fiction

Response Rate: They accept simultaneous submissions, but not multiple submissions. If you become a subscriber, you can submit under a “premium” submission option, which promises a one-month turnaround.

Nat. Brut

Submission Period: Rolling

Genres Accepted: Fiction, Flash Fiction, Comics, CNF, &…

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Key editing secrets to write a compelling story: Tempe library workshop

Fantastic opportunity to polish your prose! Don’t miss this workshop:

Ann Narcisian Videan

Ann Videan Here I am presenting last time at the Tempe Public Library… same topic, but I’ve added a few tips.

As an editor, I consistently fix a handful of writing issues as I read through manuscripts.

As a writer, if you knew about these issues, you could avoid them before your editor even reached for a red pen. You could create a much more vibrant manuscript to submit to a potential publisher… one that compels your reader deep into your story or message.

Allow me to give you the inside scoop at a free workshop, #2 in my series of four writing presentations: “Key Editing Secrets To Write A Compelling Story.”

Sat., Sept. 17, 2016
10 a.m.–12 p.m.

Tempe Public Library
Meeting Room A

Can’t wait to see you there!

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