UK Literary Magazine List

Literary magazines publish fiction, poetry, criticism and other writing. They range from online blogzines to printed publications sold from university bookstores. The list below is a reasonably-comprehensive run down of magazines based in the UK. If you‟re an aspiring writer or poet it‟s well worth submitting some of your writing to literary magazines. As well as gaining you a readership, they will help you get used to the publishing process and can be valuable credits if and when you decide to try and publish a full book or collection of your poems. Some magazines will even pay you for your work. If you‟re completely new to sending your work out for publication, you can check out a short guide to the process here. And if you live outside the UK, then we recommend Duotrope‟s Digest – it requires a small monthly fee, but is a frequently-updated and reliable resource for discovering new markets. Find the online version of this list at http://www.neonmagazine.co.uk/?page_id=1558, where you can also submit suggestions for other magazines that should be included. *

Acumen
Format: Print | Frequency: 3 x Per Year Publishes poetry and reviews. Acumen is long-established and well read. *

Agenda
Format: Print & Online | Frequency: 3 x Per Year Publishes poetry and reviews. Agenda was founded in 1959 by Ezra Pound and William Cookson. It publishes regular anthology issues and occasional special issues that focus on just one poet. *

Ambit
Format: Print | Frequency: 4 x Per Year Publishes fiction, poetry, artwork and reviews. Ambit has been around for more than forty years. It combines illustration and artwork with prose and poetry *

Anon

Format: Print | Frequency: 1 x Per Year Publishes poetry, articles and artwork. Anon reads submissions anonymously, and only has access to the names of writers accepted for publication. *

Arete
Format: Print | Frequency: 3 x Per Year Publishes fiction, poetry, reviews and articles. An arts journal. Publishes lots of commentary, reportage and critical articles. *

Black Static
Format: Print | Frequency: 4 x Per Year Publishes fiction, artwork and reviews with a focus on horror. Originally published as The Third Alternative. TTA Press also publishes Interzone and Crimewave. *

Brittle Star
Format: Print & Online | Frequency: 3 x Per Year Publishes fiction, poetry and articles. Back issues of Brittle Star can be found online on the Poetry Library website. *

Crimewave
Format: Print | Frequency: 4 x Per Year Publishes fiction, artwork and reviews. One of the UK‟s few magazines dedicated to crime fiction. TTA Press also publishes Interzone and Black Static. *

Dark Horizons
Format: Print | Frequency: 2 x Per Year Publishes fiction, poetry and artwork. The magazine of the British Fantasy Society. Only available to members.

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Dreamcatcher
Format: Print | Frequency: 2 x Per Year Publishes fiction, poetry, artwork adn reviews. Dream Catcher also runs various workshops and events in the East Midlands. *

East Of The Web
Format: Online | Frequency: Unscheduled Publishes fiction in all genres. One of the most widely-read online publications in the UK. *

Envoi
Format: Print | Frequency: 3 x Per Year Publishes poetry, reviews and articles. Established for more than fifty years. Cinammon Press also publishes anthologies and runs several competitions. *

Fade
Format: Print & Online | Frequency: 12 x Per Year Publishes poetry. Copies of Fade are available in libraries around Stoke-on-Trent, where the magazine is based. *

Frogmore Papers
Format: Print | Frequency: 2 x Per Year Publishes fiction, poetry and artwork. Frogmore Press also publishes several other titles and runs a poetry competition. *

Fuselit
Format: Print | Frequency: 6 x Per Year

Publishes fiction, poetry and artwork. Each issue is themed around a “spur” word. Print issues are handmade in limited runs. *

Gloom Cupboard
Format: Online | Frequency: Unscheduled Publishes fiction and poetry. Billed as “Literature For The Common People”. *

Granta
Format: Print | Frequency: 4 x Per Year Publishes fiction, poetry, artwork and nonfiction. Long-established and well-read. Issues are generally based around a theme. *

Hub
Format: Online | Frequency: 52 x Per Year Publishes fiction and reviews with a focus on science fiction, fantasy and horror. Hub is one of few free online magazines that also pays its contributors. *

Ink, Sweat & Tears
Format: Online | Frequency: Unscheduled Publishes fiction and poetry. Their website states that “Ink Sweat & Tears explores the borderline between poetry and prose in the digital age”. *

Interzone
Format: Print | Frequency: 6 x Per Year Publishes fiction, artwork and review. One of the largest sci-fi magazines in the UK. TTA Press also publishes Black Static and Crimewave. *

Iota
Format: Print | Frequency: 4 x Per Year Publishes fiction, poetry and reviews. Iota„s main focus is on poetry, but it does publish occasional fiction issues. *

Jupiter
Format: Print & Online | Frequency: 4 x Per Year Publishes fiction, poetry and artwork with a focus on science fiction. Jupiter is available on Kindle. First published in 2003. *

Liars’ League
Format: Online | Frequency: 12 x Per Year Publishes fiction and nonfiction. Accepted pieces are read by actors at a monthly live fiction night. *

Litro
Format: Print & Online | Frequency: 12 x Per Year Publishes fiction. Over 100000 copies are distributed for free around the UK each month. *

London Magazine
Format: Print | Frequency: 6 x Per Year Publishes fiction, poetry and reviews. One of the oldest literary magazines in the UK, founded in 1732. *

Magma
Format: Print & Online | Frequency: 3 x Per Year Publishes poetry. Each issue of Magma is compiled by a different editor.

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Monkey Kettle
Format: Print | Frequency: 2 x Per Year Publishes fiction, poetry and artwork. Based in Milton Keynes. Also produces records and runs events in the area. *

Mslexia
Format: Print | Frequency: 4 x Per Year Publishes fiction and poetry. Publishes only writers who are female, but contains useful articles and entertaining work that can be enjoyed by either gender. *

Neon
Format: Print & Online | Frequency: 4 x Per Year Publishes fiction, poetry and reviews. Included here for the sake of completeness. Neon maintains this list of literary magazines. *

New Fairy Tales
Format: Online | Frequency: 3 x Per Year Publishes fiction, poetry and artwork. Aims to publish “new fairy tales”. *

New Welsh Review
Format: Print | Frequency: 4 x Per Year Publishes fiction, poetry, reviews and articles. New Welsh Review is concerned mainly with writing from Wales. Most feature articles are comissioned, but it is open to submissions of fiction and poetry. *

Notes From The Underground

Format: Print & Online | Frequency: 12 x Per Year Publishes fiction, reviews, artwork and articles. Notes From The Underground is a literary and cultural magazine and production company founded in 2007. Based in London, it runs events throughout the year. *

Orbis
Format: Print | Frequency: 4 x Per Year Publishes fiction, poetry and reviews. Primarily a poetry magazine. Welcomes suggestions for features in addition to prose and poetry. *

Poetry London
Format: Print | Frequency: 3 x Per Year Publishes poetry and reviews. Publishes contemporary poets alongside new voices. Runs a competition and regular readings. *

Rialto
Format: Print | Frequency: 3 x Per Year Publishes poetry. Publishes established poets alongside emerging voices. Established in 1984. *

Riptide
Format: Print | Frequency: 2 x Per Year Publishes fiction. Seeks “short stories with an undercurrent”. Based in Exeter. *

Savage Kick
Format: Print | Frequency: 6 x Per Year Publishes fiction. Seeks writing that displays “misery, joy, psychosis, hope, isolation, disgust…”

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Sein Und Werden
Format: Print & Online | Frequency: 4 x Per Year Publishes fiction, poetry, reviews and artwork. An experimental literary magazine that seeks to explore the concepts of Expressionism, Surrealism and Existentialism. *

Short Fiction
Format: Print | Frequency: 1 x Per Year Publishes fiction. Published by University Of Plymouth Press. Also runs an annual short story competition. *

Shots
Format: Online | Frequency: Unscheduled Publishes fiction and reviews. A crime and thriller ezine. *

Stand
Format: Print | Frequency: 4 x Per Year Publishes fiction and poetry. Established in 1952 by Jon Silkin. Has editorial offices at Leeds University and Virginia Commonwealth University in the USA. *

Stride
Format: Online | Frequency: Unscheduled Publishes fiction, poetry and reviews. Regularly updated online magazine that publishes an eclectic range of material. *

The View From Here
Format: Print & Online | Frequency: 12 x Per Year

Publishes fiction, artwork and reviews. An energetic print and online magazine which also publishes interviews and reviews. *

Tom’s Voice
Format: Online | Frequency: Unscheduled Publishes fiction and poetry. A magazine of writing by people who‟re fighting to overcome addiction, or who have been affected by it in some way. *

Trespass
Format: Print | Frequency: 6 x Per Year Publishes fiction, poetry and artwork. Also features photo stories, comics and articles on alternative sexuality. *

Visionary Tongue
Format: Print | Frequency: 4 x Per Year Publishes fiction and artwork. Established in 1995 by Storm Constantine. One of few regular British fantasy magazines. *

Volume
Format: Print & Online | Frequency: 2 x Per Year Publishes fiction, poetry and artwork. Creative magazine concerned with arts, music and fashion. Also publishes material online on the Volume blog. *

Wasafiri
Format: Print | Frequency: 4 x Per Year Publishes fiction and reviews. Wasafiri has a strong international focus, publishing work with a background in many different cultures. *

3:AM
Format: Print & Online | Frequency: Unscheduled Publishes fiction, poetry and reviews. 3:AM Magazine publishes a wide variety of work. Its slogan is “Whatever it is, we‟re against it”.