Inclusive Publications

Each place on the list has been recommended by at least one disabled/neurodivergent writer.  We are passing these on in good faith, mistakes may be made.  If you have reason to believe a publication shouldn't be included, please let us know.

Notes:  Most places use Submittable unless stated.
We've opted NOT to include places where you pay to submit (for regular submissions).
We will indicate pay rates where we can find them.

We tried to avoid websites that would trigger migraines and/or seizures.  But, since we do not have those conditions ourselves, we can't be absolutely positive we've avoided this entirely.

Literary Journals, Periodicals, etc.

1.  Typo Magazine publishes poetry online.  Established 2003. Based in Fayetteville, Arkansas/Springfield, Illinois.

2.  The Rumpus  From the Website:  "At The Rumpus, we’ve got essays, reviews, interviews, music, film, fiction, and poetry—along with some kick-ass comics. We know how easy it is to find pop culture on the Internet, so we’re here to give you something more challenging, to show you how beautiful things are when you step off the beaten path."  

3.  DIALOGIST publishes poetry and visual art.  Submit only once every 90 days.  From the Website:   "DIALOGIST is an online platform for diversity through discourse. Be clear. Be dynamic. Start a conversation."

4. Sparks of Calliope wants poetry.  No pay/no fee.  Email submissions.

5.  Denver Quarterly fiction, creative non-fiction, hybrid genre work, poetry, reviews, interviews, and translations.  Submittable and postal mail submissions accepted.

6.    Lockjaw wants poetry, prose, visual art, music, video, and hybrid/multimedia works.  They lean heavily towards postmodern and experimental pieces.  Email submissions.  "We currently pay $10 to each contributor upon publication." [On Hiatus]

7.  Ghost Ocean wants poetry and short fiction (including flash fiction).  Submissions are taken year-round, though they do put certain submission categories on hold, occasionally.  From the Website:  "Founded in Chicago in 2010, Ghost Ocean is an award-winning literary magazine whose work has been reprinted in Best of the Net, Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses, Fiction Daily, and has been shortlisted for the Wigleaf Top 50."

8.  Copper Nickel wants translation folios, fiction, essays, and poetry. They are open from August 15th to April 15th. Pays $30 per page, contributors' copies, and a one-year subscription.  A Note on pay:  Per-page payment could vary slightly from year to year, based on funding.

9.  Dancing Girl Press publishes chapbooks by female poets.  Their annual reading period is always fee-free.  Poets receive copies and a discount on extra copies, but no money.  Email submissions.

10.  Lunch Ticket From the website:  "Lunch Ticket and Amuse-Bouche both publish Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Flash Prose (any genre), Young Adult (13+), Literary Translation & Multilingual Texts, and Visual Art (painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, sculpture, installation, mixed-media, graphic narratives, and other 2D work)."  Reading periods:  February 1st to April 30th and August 1st to October 31st.

11.  Please See Me "...seeks unpublished, creative, and high-quality work in the form of poetry, creative nonfiction/essays, fiction/short stories/flash fiction, and digital media (photography, drawings, podcasts, and short films)." No fee, no pay.  Issues are often themed. "...anyone who touches health or healthcare–are welcome to submit their work." 

12.  MUZZLE poetry, book reviews, and interviews (seemingly focused on poets and poetry).  They also consider poetry collections (electronically) for review.  Submissions closed from December 15th to January 15th.

13.  The Iowa Review considers unsolicited submissions in September, October, and November only.  They charge a fee for online submissions, but not paper ones (which is why it is included here).  From the website:  The Iowa Review publishes short stories, flash fiction, graphic novels, self-contained novel excerpts, and plays; poetry of all kinds; and all manner of creative nonfiction, including personal essays, lyric essays, memoirs, and literary journalism. The page limit for prose is 25 pages and for poetry is 8 pages (query by e-mail if you have a longer poem). We pay $1.50 per line for poetry ($40 minimum) and $0.08 per word for prose ($100 minimum).  They also take translations.

14.  Glass: A Journal of Poetry seeks poetry in every month but March and April.  They also have a poetry chapbook press which is also free to submit to (it takes submissions in March).

15.  Susan / The Journal desires poetry, fiction, and nonfiction.  No pay.  No fee.  Open year-round.  They have an alternative to Submittable should you need it.

16.  Black Fox Literary Magazine wants fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, blog posts, and visual art.  They read on an ongoing basis, but have dates where they read for specific issues.  It is published in print and online.

17.  Paper Nautilus considers poetry, fiction, aphorisms, and cover art from February 15th to June 15th.  Contributors receive a copy of the issue their work appears in. [On Hiatus]

18.  Banshee Literary Journal (or just Banshee) publishes short stories, flash fiction, essays and poetry from Ireland and around the globe.  Has unspecified reading periods, check website.  Send submissions by Email.  Note on pay from the website:  "We believe in paying writers. We can offer contributors a small fee as well as two copies of the journal."

19.  Outlook Springs seeks literary fiction, poetry, and non-fiction "tinged with the strange".  Reading periods:  March 15th to July 15th and September 15th to January 15th. A note on pay from their Submittable:  "For fiction and non-fiction, contributors will be paid $25 in addition to a contributor's copy. Poets will be paid $10 per poem in addition to one contributor's copy total."

20.  "Night Music is an inclusive journal of poetry, nonfiction, mixed genre, and reviews. Writers of color, LGBTQIA writers, and writers who have ever been shushed are especially encouraged to submit."  No pay/no fee.  Submissions are always open via email.

21.  Francis House wants poetry by anyone "living and working outside of the cis-het white patriarchal hegemony".  No pay.  No fee.  They have various reading periods throughout the year.

22.  District Lit is an online literary journal that publishes poetry, prose, and art on a rolling basis.  From the website:  "Our vision is an online community in which we present the stories that writers want to tell and that readers want to read. We are here to publish writing that smashes down the borders we use to district our lives, and we hope you find something that changes your world."

23.  Luna, Luna "is an online diary and community interested in art, feminism, literature, opinion, sex and the occult."  They consider many things, including unexpected items like diaries, videos, round-ups, lists, etc.  Submit via email.

24.  Tiny Flames Press "is a sacred space for the firestarters, a journal for the Divine Creators". They need poetry, fiction, nonfiction, video, and art submissions.  Submit via email.  No pay/no fee.

25.  Women's eNews "is an award-winning nonprofit news service covering issues of particular concern to women and providing women’s perspectives on public policy."  They take pitches (along with a writing sample and résumé) via email.

26.  Teen Vogue takes articles from freelancers. Send pitches and writing samples to (I can't easily locate writer's guidelines so, email with your questions).

27.  Magma Poetry Magazine wants poetry.  Each issue has a different guest editor and is published three times a year.  It is published out of the UK.  Contributors get a copy.

28.  Nebo considers fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, drama, comics, art, and more year-round.  Email submissions preferred, but the have a postal address.  No fee.  Contributors receive copies.

29.  Suddenly, and Without Warning wants flash fiction.  No pay/no fee.  Submit via the form on their website.  No erotica, fan fiction, or poetry.

30.  Cosmonauts Avenue publishes online and needs fiction, nonfiction, poetry, reviews, and comics.  From the Website:  "We want to elevate underrepresented voices and include a wide range of identities and experiences. We want work that pays careful attention to craft while remaining urgent and surprising."

31.  The Huffington Post wants your blog pitches.  From the website:  "Feel free to pitch any topic you like. We're always looking for posts that are succinct, shareable and satisfying." 

32.  BuzzFeed READER takes personal essays and cultural criticism pieces.  They pay, but don't list specifics.

33.  BODY is an international online literary journal seeking poetry, translations, art interviews, fiction, essays, reviews, and idea pieces.  They publish work on a rolling basis.

34.  Seneca Review considers lyrical essays, but their emphasis is on poetry and contemporary poems in translation.  Contributors receive two copies and a subscription.  No fee.  Reading Periods: March 1st through April 15th and from September 1st through October 15th.  May take "snail mail" submissions as well as ones through Submittable.

35.  Poems & Numbers wants poetry, visual art, microfiction, columns, essays, and blog posts by women and nonbinary writers of color "who face class+race and multiple marginalization including disability/being crip and neurodiversity".  No pay, no fee.  Submissions accepted via email and on an ongoing basis.

36.  Wear Your Voice (an intersectional feminist magazine centering the voices of Black & brown queer women, femmes, trans & non binary people) wants essays, listicles, Q&As, and reported pieces.  No fee.  Pays $50 to $60, depending on length.  Open year-round.  Submissions accepted via email.

37.  Frontier Poetry needs poetry.  Their "New Voices" category is open year-round with no submission fee.  Pay is $50 per poem.  They also offer a fellowship opportunity to a different type of marginalized writer twice a year.

38.  Cotton Xenomorph wants fiction, poetry, and visual art. No pay/no fee. Email submissions.

39.  Vinyl needs poetry, fiction, CNF, and book reviews.  They are part of YesYes Books.

40.  LandLocked (formerly Beecher’s) desires "writing that is innovative, that pushes beyond the dense thicket of the unexplorable. We accept all genres―speculative, realistic, and those hybrid bodies of works yet to be named."  They consider poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and visual art.  No pay/no fee.


Speculative Magazines

1.  Strange Horizons wants art, fiction, nonfiction, reviews, poetry, and even podcast readers.  They are open to every genre "speculative" encompasses.  Payment varies by type of piece accepted, check guidelines.  Submissions are accepted via Email and they do not allow simultaneous submissions.

2.  Arsenika wants poetry, fiction, and "reprint art".  "Arsenika looks for gorgeous, emotional writing: poetry that shimmers with multiple layers of meaning, prose that explores and interrogates."  Strongly prefers speculative genres.  Submissions are accepted via Email.  They pay $60 for fiction, $30 for poetry, and $100 for reprint art.

3. Star*Line considers poetry, art, and nonfiction.  It is the official newsletter of the Science Fiction Poetry Association.  Email submissions are strongly preferred over regular mail. They are open year-round.  Payment varies depending on type of submission, check their guidelines for details.

4. Kaleidotrope accepts poetry, fiction, art, and nonfiction.  Check the website for current reading periods.  Submissions should be sent via email.  Note on payment from the website:  "For fiction and nonfiction alike, we will pay $0.01/word (1 cent a word) USD. For poetry, we offer a flat rate of $5 USD per accepted piece; for artwork, $40 ($60 for cover art)."

5. Veil: Journal of Darker Musings considers poetry.  They accept submissions only via Email.  Note from the website: "We publish poems on a variety of frisson-inducing subjects. We like the occasional darkly humorous poem, as well as more serious and thoughtful work."  Contributors receive a copy of the issue in which their work appears.

6. Polu Texni accepts fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and book reviews.  They prefer sci-fi and fantasy themes (horror is absent from the guidelines).  Submissions are accepted via Email.  They pay 3-5 cents a word on everything but poetry.  Poetry is $20 per poem.

7. Uncanny Magazine seeks science fiction and fantasy poetry, fiction, and visual art. They use Moksha for their submissions. Payment is as follows: Fiction $.01 per word, poetry $30 per poem, and art is $100 for reprint art.

8. Bleached Butterfly From the website: "Bleached Butterfly accepts horror, sci-fi, and dark fantasy in the form of fiction, creative non-fiction, all styles of poetry, visual art, and photography. Give us written and visual stories of fictional and real life monsters." Email submissions. No fee/no pay. *They are behind publication schedule as of July 2020.*

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