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After the Art

After The Art seeks personal review essays that explore the ways reading can enrich the experience of looking at art. Each essay must be about a piece of art as well as a written text.  “Art” could be a painting, a photograph, a sculpture, a museum exhibit; it might also be a film, a play, a concert, or a show. 

AK Press

As an anarchist collective, we're largely interested in works that reflect the rich traditions within anarchism (theory, history, art, culture, economics, labor) and related historical and contemporary movements. That said, we don’t solely publish anarchists—but we do steer clear of anything advocating electoral politics or that looks to the State or capitalism for solutions. We make an effort to provide materials of use to activists, academics, and individuals in pursuit of intellectual self-defense and revolutionary social/economic change. 

Autofocus Lit

We would love to read your various forms of artful autobiographical writing. Send us personal essays, memoirs, confessional poetry, curated journals & diaries, curated letters & e-mails, hybrid explorations of the self, and any writing that makes art from your life. 


Nonfiction, true crime accounts featuring lawbreaking couples who have joined forces to commit a crime. These couples can be married, domestic partners, or lovers. Stories can take place anywhere in the world and be from any time period.


BoomSpeak offers original content that is FOR baby boomers and BY baby boomers. It’s a website that appeals to the interests and changing priorities of baby boomers, including travel, culture, fiction, and personal essays. 

Bright Wall/Dark Room

We publish interviews, profiles, formal analysis, cultural criticism, personal essays, and humor pieces. We're looking for writing that is savvy and insightful about filmmaking, but that also grapples in some way with the business of being alive. We publish interviews, profiles, formal analysis, cultural criticism, personal essays, and humor pieces. We're looking for writing that is savvy and insightful about filmmaking, but that also grapples in some way with the business of being alive. 

The Bulletin (of the SFWA)

The Bulletin is open to non-fiction article and column submissions that would be of interest to new and/or established writers of science fiction and fantasy. We are looking for a wide range of articles including, but not limited to: discussions of the genre publishing business (traditional and self-publishing); essays on the writing process and the reading experience; historical perspectives of our field; and scientific or historical material that might be of use in stories. In short, if you believe it would be beneficial to other writers, we’re interested in hearing about it.


Cineaste (subtitled “America’s Leading Magazine on the Art and Politics of the Cinema”) is a quarterly publication, founded in 1967, which offers a social, political, and aesthetic perspective on the cinema. We are interested in all areas of the cinema, including Hollywood films (old and new), American independent cinema, quality European films, and the cinema of developing nations.

Creative Nonfiction

We’re open to all types of creative nonfiction, from immersion reportage to personal essays to memoir. Our editors tend to gravitate toward submissions structured around narratives, but we’re always happy to be pleasantly surprised by work that breaks outside this general mold.

The Critical Flame 

The Critical Flame publishes book reviews, criticism, literary nonfiction, and interviews. We have no specialties. Our audience is the intelligent reading public.


We want essays covering politics, reproductive rights, policy, civil rights, race, sex, class, gender, LGBTQ, disability, class, media, law, cultural trends, and more.

Deep Wild

We seek work that conjures the experiences, observations, and insights of backcountry journeys. By “backcountry,” we mean away from paved roads, preferably more than a day’s journey by foot, skis, snowshoes, kayak, canoe, horse, or any other non-motorized means of conveyance.

Kitchen Table Quarterly

We are a journal preoccupied with history— cultural, political, geographical, personal— and how each interacts with the other to mold our experience. Adolescent blunders, dental records, the archaic origins of long-held or long-lost traditions— we want to know all of it. We are looking for work that spills secrets and wipes the dust off of old memories. 


We accept work on a variety of parenting-related themes—culture, family life, obstacles, and the process of overcoming them. We have two streams of writing on the site:

Our featured original articles—either personal essays or perspective pieces—for which we pay. And here we usually have a selection of themed calls for submissions as well.

The Nation

We run comments (approximately 750 words), which are brief analyses of news developments, e.g., a Supreme Court decision or a change of government in Mexico; and articles (typically 1500-2500 words), which combine reporting and analysis to provide in-depth looks at issues and investigative reports (usually 2000 to 6000 words).

Odyssa Magazine

We accept freelance submissions for every quarterly issue. We are particularly looking for writers to submit short travel pieces (700-1500 words). Articles can be a guide to a place or an account of an experience in faraway places, but we are also looking for pieces that reflect how our thoughts and our very being are affected by the not so simple act of travel.

Scrawl Place

The audience for this online publication is the guest, the visitor, the traveler, the day-tripper, the out-of-towner, and the in-towners eager to wander. I’m looking for submissions about “places in the places” where you live or where you’ve visited.


We’re interested in previously unpublished writing on mental illness, neurodivergence, and suicide prevention. We only want to read original work from the author’s perspective. 

The Smart Set

We consider excellent and original non-fiction works between 1500 and 3500 words.

True Story

Unlike many magazines, Creative Nonfiction draws heavily from unsolicited submissions. Our editors believe that providing a platform for emerging writers and helping them find readers is an essential role of literary magazines, and it’s been our privilege to work with many fine writers early in their careers.

Yellow Arrow Journal

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