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101 no fee & fast response literary magazines/journals to submit to

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Below is a list of 101+ no fee, literary magazines/journals that have a fast turnaround time (most average a month or less) according to Duotrope. I’ve also researched and added some others to the list, based on suggestions from experienced writers. The list is long, so I wasn't able to provide additional details or links for all of them. Those that I've featured on my blog previously are detailed below, followed by a list of all the rest.
Read the guidelines carefully. Some may have changed whether or not they charge submission fees since I compiled the list. Some may be temporarily closed to submissions.

Hermeneutic Chaos Press Literary Journal

DEADLINE: Always open
SUBMISSION FEE: None
PAYMENT: None
FORMS: Poetry, fiction (3,000 words max), and artwork
NOTES: Quick response time, “we do our best to respond to the submissions within 10 days, usually much sooner.”

Yellow Chair Review

DEADLINE: Rolling
SUBMISSION FEE: None
PAYMENT: None
FORMS: poetry, found poetry, flash fiction, non-fiction, hybrids, reviews, and artwork

Sonic Boom

DEADLINE: Rolling
SUBMISSION FEE: None
PAYMENT: None
FORMS: experimental poetry, Japanese short-forms, flash fiction, and visual art

West Branch

DEADLINE: Rolling
SUBMISSION FEE: None
PAYMENT: $50 per submission of poetry, and $.05/word for prose with a maximum payment of $100
FORMS: poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and translation

Lunch Ticket

DEADLINE: Rolling
SUBMISSION FEE: None
PAYMENT: None
FORMS:  poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, flash prose (any genre), young adult (13+), literary translation & multi-lingual texts, and visual art (painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, sculpture, installation, performance, and video)

scissors and spackle

DEADLINE: Rolling
SUBMISSION FEE: None
FORMS: poetry or short prose
PAYMENT: None

Reservoir

DEADLINE: Rolling
SUBMISSION FEE: None
FORMS:  poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction and art
PAYMENT: None

Ilanot Review

LOCATION: Israel
READING PERIOD: Rolling deadlines. 
SUBMISSION FEE: None
NOTES: You can read more about them on The Review Review's site, including Josh Medsker's five star review of their Winter 2013 issue, as well as an interview with editor Janice Weizman by Stanley Trice.
FORMS: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Non-fiction, Graphic Art
PAYMENT: None

The Bitter Oleander

DEADLINE: Always open
SUBMISSION FEE: None
FORMS:  short fiction, flash fiction, and poetry
PAYMENT: None
NOTES: You can read more about them on The Review Review's site, including a four star review by yours truly here: International Mag Features Diverse and Imaginative Writings and Translations, Review of Bitter Oleander, Spring 2015 by Trish Hopkinson


The Rest of the List'

Inkdrift
SOFTBLOW
Love & Ensuing Madness [Rat’s Ass Review]
Amaryllis [Poetry Swindon]
Eunoia Review
Angle
Journal of Compressed Creative Arts, The [Matter Press]
Red Eft Review
Plum Tree Tavern
Jersey Devil Press
Skinny Poetry Journal, The
Hermeneutic Chaos Literary Journal (details above)
Down in the Dirt [Scars Publications]
Yellow Chair Review (details above)
Gargoyle
Bop Dead City
Akitsu Quarterly
Bacopa Literary Review
One Throne Magazine
New Verse News, The
Threepenny Review, The
THRUSH Poetry Journal
Rattle: Poets Respond [Rattle]
Star 82 Review (*82)
Front Porch Review
By&By Poetry
Bop Dead City Contests [Bop Dead City]
Rock the Chair Weekly Challenge [Yellow Chair Review]
Ink In Thirds
Hamilton Stone Review, The
Otoliths
a…p Press [After the Pause]
Star*Line [Science Fiction Poetry Association]
After the Pause
FOLDER Magazine
Acumen
Haiku Presence
Liminal Stories
Hermes Poetry Journal
Mithila Review
Random Sample
Clear Poetry
Rat’s Ass Review
Christian Century, The
Chiron Review
Fourth and Sycamore
Typehouse Literary Magazine [The People’s Ink]
Poetry Breakfast
Inertia Magazine
Sonic Boom Journal (details above)
Mobius: The Journal of Social Change
Up the Staircase Quarterly
Nightjar Review
Emerge Literary Journal [ELJ Publications]
Inflectionist Review, The
Monarch Review, The
Modern Haiku
Your Daily Poem
Great American Poetry Show, The
Litbreak Magazine
Unbroken
Your One Phone Call
West Branch (details above)
Rust + Moth
Cacti Fur
Cattails [United Haiku and Tanka Society]
Dying Dahlia Review
TYPO
Valparaiso Poetry Review
Scarlet Leaf Review
Allegro Poetry Magazine
Red Paint Hill Poetry Journal [Red Paint Hill Publishing]
November Bees
Shamrock Haiku Journal
FLAPPERHOUSE
Gyroscope Review
Lunch Ticket (details above)
San Pedro River Review
Machinery, The
Ekphrastic: writing and art on art and writing
Quiet Courage, A
Silver Birch Press
Southwest Review
Grievous Angel, The [Urban Fantasist]
Oven Bird
3Elements Review
Deep Water Literary Journal
Dime Show Review
Scissors & Spackle (details above)
Midnight Circus
Thin Noon
Reservoir (details above)
Eye to the Telescope
Constellations
Ilanot Review
Liminality
Antiphon
Algebra of Owls
Halfway Down the Stairs
Diode
Interim
Gone Lawn
Jewish Literary Journal


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  2. Thanks much for this list. I sent two poems to Love & Ensuing Madness because of this list and they were accepted the same day!

  3. Grateful if you can include in the list The Summerset Review. We never charge for submissions, have not gone on reading hiatus for a single day since 2002, have faithfully published quarterly issues on time, respond to all submissions within 3 months, do not solicit, and have won a fair share of major awards, including Pushcart and most recently PEN America. We don’t understand how other lit mags who cannot make such collective claims charge for submissions.

  4. Trouvaille Review is an online journal that publishes the poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction writing of writers and poets across the globe. For absolutely free, you may send us your work, and if selected, we will publish your works on this website. We strive to let the contributors know our decision within 24 hours.

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