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



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.
  • Apogee Journal – a literary journal specializing in art and literature that engage with issues of identity politics: race, gender, sexuality, class, and hyphenated identities.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Black Fox Literary Magazine – a print and online biannual publication featuring quality fiction of all styles and genres, poetry, and nonfiction.
  • 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.
  • Buck Off Magazine – accepts all works from all types of writers. They want the interesting, the weird, the horror, experimental, and the romantic.
  • Cat on a Leash – an online publication of short fiction and flash fiction pieces, particularly those written by diverse voices.
  • 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.
  • Crab Fat Magazine – publishes 11 digital issues and one best of anthology in June. Flash/short fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, visual art, and book review from small indie presses. Crab Fat Magazine is founded on the principles of inclusive and diverse writing/publishing.
  • Diabolique – a lavishly illustrated, bimonthly print and digital magazine exploring every aspect of horror film, literature, and art.
  • Dreamers Creative Writing – writing from the heart.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Gertrude Press – a biannual arts and literary publication showcasing and developing the creative talents of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer-identified, and allied individuals.
  • 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.
  • Kill Your Darlings – a new journal publishing fresh, clever writing that combines intellect with intrigue.
  • Literal Latte – a journal of prose, poetry, and art.
  • 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.
  • Normal School, The – a bi-annual literary magazine for ladies and gentlemen fond of reading.
  • 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.
  • October Hill Magazine – quarterly publication with the very best work from new and aspiring writers in the categories of short story, poetry, and photography/illustration.
  • Passages North – the annual literary journal sponsored by Northern Michigan University.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Surrealist Star Clustered Illuminations – an online literary magazine featuring contemporary Surrealist Fiction / Poetry / Art.
  • 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.

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