Feminist lit mags & 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.

For a more general list of feminist lit mags, check out The Fem’s list of recommended Inclusive Lit Mags & Journals.

If you have suggestions for lit mags/journals I’ve missed, please contact me here or leave a comment below.

Lit Mag/Journal Payment Duotrope
Adanna None https://duotrope.com/listing/5617
Alyss None https://duotrope.com/listing/17103
As Us: A Space for Women of the World None https://duotrope.com/listing/8514
Baldhip None https://duotrope.com/listing/14502
Bone Bouquet None https://duotrope.com/listing/3663
Broad! None https://duotrope.com/listing/8109
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
Crab Fat None https://duotrope.com/listing/16260
damselfly press None https://duotrope.com/listing/2365
Diverse Voices Quarterly None https://duotrope.com/listing/3838
Dulcet Quarterly None https://duotrope.com/listing/20713
Fickle Muses None https://duotrope.com/listing/1654
HEArt None https://duotrope.com/listing/11826
Lavender Review None https://duotrope.com/listing/5351
Les Femmes Folles Books (anthologies) None https://duotrope.com/listing/17526
Literary Mama None https://duotrope.com/listing/981
Lumen None https://duotrope.com/listing/17279
Luna Luna None https://duotrope.com/listing/14668
Mezzo Cammin None https://duotrope.com/listing/1165
Minola Review None https://duotrope.com/listing/20782
Mistress None https://duotrope.com/listing/17675
Mslexia £25/piece https://duotrope.com/listing/276
Paper Darts None https://duotrope.com/listing/7328
Persimmon Tree (women writers over 60) None https://duotrope.com/listing/2152
PMS poemmemoirstory None https://duotrope.com/listing/1827
Pretty Owl None https://duotrope.com/listing/14610
Quaint Magazine Token https://duotrope.com/listing/13726
Rogue Agent None https://duotrope.com/listing/16938
Room Magazine $50 – $100/no. of pages https://duotrope.com/listing/1710
Rose Red Review None https://duotrope.com/listing/7698
Severine Lit None https://duotrope.com/listing/20994
So To Speak None https://duotrope.com/listing/1511
Storyscape None https://duotrope.com/listing/3215
Sugared Water None https://duotrope.com/listing/11757
Thank You for Swallowing None https://duotrope.com/listing/17281
The Fem None https://duotrope.com/listing/16924
The Offing  $20 – $50/form https://duotrope.com/listing/16812
The Wide Shore None https://duotrope.com/listing/16153
THEM (trans* lit journal) None https://duotrope.com/listing/11714
Thrush None https://duotrope.com/listing/6267
Tinderbox Poetry Journal None https://duotrope.com/listing/14239
Trivia: Voices of Feminism None https://duotrope.com/listing/8837
Two Serious Ladies None https://duotrope.com/listing/7617
VoiceCatcher None https://duotrope.com/listing/2283
Whale Road Review None https://duotrope.com/listing/17468
Wicked Alice None https://duotrope.com/listing/1129
Witch Craft Mag None https://duotrope.com/listing/18480
WomenArts Quarterly Journal None https://duotrope.com/listing/5262
Yew None https://duotrope.com/listing/8000