Resources

On top of being the best publication ever created by human hands, The B’K would also like to present other opportunities that may be helpful to you as creators. If you have suggestions that could improve our list, please let us know.

Contest, Grants, & Awards

Writing

Artwork

Artist in Residency Programs

Publication Opportunities

  • 34thParallel Magazine – a quarterly magazine publishing stories, essays, documentary aka creative non-fiction, poems, images (artwork, photo, photo essay, graphic story, comic, cartoon).
  • 3Elements Review – each issue begins with the posting of three elements and ends with a journal filled with the imaginative ways in which each writer and artist transformed those elements. Publishing fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, photography.
  • 491 Magazine – a twice-yearly print magazine whose aim is to feature up-and-coming poets and artists.
  • Atticus Review – a weekly online journal that publishes stories, poems, electric literature, and other genre-busting words of wisdom and interactive whimsy.
  • Austin Review, The -an independent, nonprofit literary journal based in Austin, Texas. Three times per year, it publishes a print journal including four pieces of flash nonfiction, four short stories, and one essay or work by a prominent author.
  • Bad Version, The – aims to begin critical conversations about our world and how we engage with it.
  • Barrelhouse – an independent non-profit literary organization with a biannual print journal featuring fiction, poetry, interviews, and essays about music, art, and detritus of popular culture.
  • Belle Rêve Literary Journal – a southern literary experience with an online publication.
  • Berkeley Poetry Review – a journal published annually at the University of California, Berkeley. Founded in 1974, it has featured the work of new as well as established poets and writers.
  • Blackbird Journal – an online journal of literature and the arts.
  • Blue Mesa Review – a literary magazine always looking for great fiction, poetry, non-fiction, and artwork.
  • Bodega Magazine – a digital magazine that releases on the first Monday of every month, featuring poetry, prose, and quarterly interviews by established and emerging writers.
  • Boston Poetry Magazine – a place for the best writers and poets in the New England area and beyond to submit and read great poetry.
  • Cleaver – an independent magazine that shares cutting-edge art and literary work from a mix of established and emerging voices.
  • Columbia Review, The -is published twice a year and is available free on the Columbia campus and on the magazine’s website.
  • Common, The – a biannual publication from Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts. The Common fosters regional creative spirit while stitching together a national and international community through publishing literature and art from around the world, bringing readers into a common space.
  • Communion – an online literary journal seeking original solicited and unsolicited essays/memoir (500 words and above), poetry and short fiction (under 1500 words).
  • Consequence Magazine – an international literary magazine published annually, focusing on the culture and consequences of war.
  • Death Throes Webzine – an online zine for dark fiction in the genres of horror, suspense, noir, and fantasy.
  • Decades Review – a quarterly online literary magazine publishing any genre of poetry, photography, artwork, any genre of flash fiction/non-fiction, and fiction/non-fiction short stories.
  • Diabolique – a lavishly illustrated, bimonthly print and digital magazine exploring every aspect of horror film, literature, and art.
  • Emerson Review, The – a literary magazine published annually by undergraduates at Emerson College. They accept fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and visual art.
  • Fantasy Scroll Magazine -a quarterly publication featuring science fiction, fantasy, horror, and paranormal short-fiction.
  • Felled Limbs – an online publication looking for pieces of hybrid fiction.
  • FictionInternational – the only literary journal in the United States emphasizing formal innovation, social activism, and thematic issues.
  • Fifth Wednesday Journal -a nonprofit, independent literary journal published twice a year in print. Our mission is to bring the finest fiction, poetry, essays, photography, interviews, and book reviews into your everyday life. We’re defining literature. In real context.
  • filling Station – a literary and arts magazine publishing innovative poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and presenting a featured visual artist each issue.
  • FIVE Poetry Magazine – a monthly mag that showcases poets, not just individual poems.
  • Fjords – an arts and literary review for the 21st century reader edited by John Gosslee.
  • FORTH – a literary website that publishes short format writing for the modern reader and contemporary art that challenges the modern onlooker.
  • Four Winds Literary Magazine – a magazine of the arts dedicated to showcasing the Indigenous voices of Canada and North America, in all their forms.
  • Georgia Review, The – the best in poetry, fiction, essays, art, and reviews since 1947.
  • Gigantic Sequins – a good-looking, biannual, black & white, indie literary arts journal.
  • Ginosko – accepting short fiction & poetry, creative nonfiction, interviews, social justice concerns, and spiritual insights.
  • Golden Walkman -a literary magazine in the form of a podcast aimed at giving the written word a voice. In that vein, all work accepted and published will be presented solely through that medium – which is audio. No printed words, online or otherwise.
  • Haunted Waters Press – open to most styles and genres of fiction including speculative, dark, experimental, and literary.
  • Heavy Feather Review – a literary and arts quarterly dedicated to publishing the finest in fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, drama, or any hybrid thereof.
  • ILK Journal – an online journal that likes poetry of any description. They like hybrid forms.
  • Kalyani Magazine – a community focused around a semi-annual literary publication featuring diverse writing styles from women of color.
  • Kill Your Darlings – a new journal publishing fresh, clever writing that combines intellect with intrigue.
  • Literal Latte – a journal of prose, poetry, and art.
  • Literary Bohemian – the final destination for first-class, travel-inspired writing that transports the reader, non-stop, to Elsewhere.
  • Literati Magazine – a literary magazine catering to the young, indie, urban reader publishing short stories, poems, online novels, commentary, editorials, book reviews, blogs, original drawings, and original photography.
  • Madcap Review -a semiannual online journal of literature and art. Founded in 2014 by a group of fiction writers, poets, and artists, Madcap is a platform for any and all forms of writing and art.
  • Mason’s Road – an online literary journal sponsored by Fairfield University’s MFA in Creative Writing.
  • Moonshot – an independent magazine that publishes diverse, powerful voices across traditional and digital platforms.
  • New Plains Review – interested in poetry, short fiction, creative nonfiction, and visual art that is compelling.
  • Normal School, The – a bi-annual literary magazine for ladies and gentlemen fond of reading.
  • Northern Liberties Review – a quarterly online journal of masterful fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, and art.
  • Nostrovia! Poetry – a small, independent press dedicated to defeating the stereotypes of poetry. Nostrovia! publishes writers through zines, anthologies, multiple blogs, micro-chapbooks, and whatever it can sink its teeth into.
  • PARAGRAPHITI – a website dedicated to literature, art, and culture. They publish fiction, poetry, non-fiction, and artwork.
  • Passages North – the annual literary journal sponsored by Northern Michigan University.
  • Pinch, The – a literary journal at the University of Memphis accepting fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, art, and photography.
  • Pithead Chapel – a small, independent and volunteer-run literary journal out of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
  • Poetry Pacific -a literary ezine committed to promoting and publishing the very ‘best’ contemporary poetry in English it can find.
  • Profane -an annual print and audio journal featuring an eclectic mix of poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction (CNF).
  • Puritan, The – an online, quarterly publication based in Toronto, Ontario committed to publishing the best in new fiction, poetry, interviews, and reviews.
  • Quotable, The – a quarterly publication of quotable writers. Each issue is focused on a theme and a quote.
  • Radar Poetry – an electronic journal published quarterly in January, April, July, and October. We publish poems from both established and emerging writers and welcome international submissions.
  • Red Savina Review – an independent, bi-annual, literary e-zine that brings on innovative heat.
  • Roadside Fiction – a realist literary magazine with a passion for the wild, outrageous, yet realistic story. They publish an issue of short stories and photographs quarterly.
  • Silent Things – an online literary magazine that focuses exclusively on poetry and short fiction.
  • Small Po[r]tions – a three times a year publication that publishes shorter and experimental work along with multimedia and intermedia writing and art.
  • smoking glue gun – an independent poetry and arts magazine published seasonally online.
  • So to Speak – a feminist journal of language and art.
  • South Florida Poetry Journal – South Florida Poetry Journal seeks to showcase an eclectic range of voices from the Fierce Intangible World.
  • Spark Anthology – a quarterly anthology accepting poetry, flash fiction, short stories, and creative non-fiction.
  • SpringGun Press – a publisher of poetry, flash fiction, art, and electronic literature.
  • Stone Highway Review – a journal of poetry and short prose.
  • Surrealist Star Clustered Illuminations – an online literary magazine featuring contemporary Surrealist Fiction / Poetry / Art.
  • Tethered by Letters – a nonprofit literary journal dedicated to cultivating writers of all ages, backgrounds, education, or genres.
  • Tincture Journal – a quarterly e-book literary journal, featuring fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction from Australia and the world.
  • Trainless Magazine – a magazine that focuses on travel and the unique ways of learning about a country through athleticism, extended stays, and cross-cultural relationships.
  • Verse-Virtual -an online magazine of eclectic poetry.
  • Voices Project, The – a non-judgmental venue for women to express their personal stories and observations through poetry to promote social change.
  • Walking is Still Honest – an ezine for honest and accessible poetry.
  • Weave Magazine – a biannual, bicoastal art and lit mag.
  • Wigleaf – an award-winning online journal of very short fiction.
  • Word Riot – publishes the forceful voices of up-and-coming writers and poets. They like edgy, challenging, unique voices.
  • Write Wing, The – an online literary magazine that accepts art, fiction, flash fiction, and poetry.
  • Yellow Chair Review – a monthly online publication that accepts poetry, flash fiction, non-fiction, art, and reviews.

Zine Collectives/Archives

  • Beloit College Zine Collection – a zine collection that holds a variety of zines on the 2nd floor of the Morse Library. The library also has books about zines, and zine-related culture.
  • Duotrope – a writer’s website that offers a search feature to help you find the perfect match for your pieces from thousands of current fiction, poetry, and non-fiction markets.
  • FANZINES – a blog about zines, zinesters, zine fests and symposiums.
  • The POC Zine Project – POC Zine Project’s mission is to make ALL zines by POC (People of Color) easy to find, distribute, and share. They are an experiment in activism and community through materiality.
  • Salford Zine Library – a self-publishing archive aiming to share creative self-published works.
  • Spill The Zines – an online resource for information about British zines.
  • SW London and Surrey ‘Zines – a collective to put on events in this so far ‘zine-neglected bit of the UK.
  • Zineswap – a resource through which people can swap their zines with one-another.
  • ZineWiki – an open-source encyclopedia devoted to zines and independent media.

Zine Fests