Updated January 2019.
In past years for National Women’s Equality Day, I spent some time compiling a list of feminist lit mags and journals and have recently updated the list! You can support these organizations by sharing, reading, submitting to, or donating. Submit your feminist writing and/or contribute in any way you can:
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Feminist Lit Mags and Journals
What is a feminist lit mag? A feminist lit mag or journal publishes writing that supports equality across all gender identities and acknowledges the lack thereof. They try to support and encourage work from minorities, such as women, LGBTQ, and people of color.
Per my interview with The Fem in 2015, I personally define feminism as "being fair and just. Feminism is not an ideology that should be used to condemn any one way of thinking, but rather to communicate, educate, and broaden the perspectives of those who are treating others unjustly." Therefore, "feminist writing can be any writing that either celebrates diversity or undertakes the hard topics of social justice."
The listings below seem to fit the definitions above as feminist lit mags or journals. If you feel that any of these don't belong on this list for whatever reason, please let me know and I'm happy to investigate. They are listed alphabetically; some are currently accepting submissions, some are temporarily closed. I've also included whether or not it is a paying market and a link to their Duotrope page, which will allow you to track deadlines if you currently subscribe to Duotrope. These lit mags/journals also fit the following criteria:
- Generally do not charge fees to submit (although some may charge fees for some types of submissions and for contests).
- They accept poetry submissions.
- All accept electronic submissions.
|As Us: A Space for Women of the World||None||https://duotrope.com/listing/8514|
|Canthius||$5/page; free copy||https://duotrope.com/listing/18071|
|Contemporary Verse 2||$30/poem; $20 – $150/prose; 2 free copies||https://duotrope.com/listing/752|
|For the Sonorous||None||https://duotrope.com/listing/21908|
|Hysterical||$50/group of poems or prose||https://duotrope.com/listing/24613|
|La Vague Journal||unknown||n/a|
|Les Femmes Folles Books (anthologies)||None||https://duotrope.com/listing/17526|
|Lilith||Paying, unknown $||https://duotrope.com/listing/4889|
|Mom Egg Review||None||https://duotrope.com/listing/3733|
|Not Very Quiet||None||n/a|
|Persimmon Tree (women writers over 60)||None||https://duotrope.com/listing/2152|
|Room Magazine||$50 – $100/no. of pages||https://duotrope.com/listing/1710|
|So To Speak||None||https://duotrope.com/listing/1511|
|The Offing||$20 – $50/form||https://duotrope.com/listing/16812|
|Tinderbox Poetry Journal||None||https://duotrope.com/listing/14239|
|Whale Road Review||None||https://duotrope.com/listing/17468|
|WomenArts Quarterly Journal||None||https://duotrope.com/listing/5262|
|Zoetic Press/NonBinary Review||$.01/word for fiction/nonfiction
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