Feminist lit mags & journals


I’m excited to announce this newly updated and enhanced list! For the last several years I’ve kept an updated list of feminist lit mags and journals. When Women’s Equality Day came up last month, I realized I missed the process of researching and discovering new feminist lit mags to send my work to. The new list includes over 50 feminist lit mags and journals, many of which are currently open for submissions, don’t charge submission fees, all accept poetry, and several are paying!

You can support by reading, submitting to, or donating to some of these important organizations. Submit your feminist writing and/or contribute in any way you can:

  • share on social media
  • read them regularly
  • submit using the tip jar options when possible
  • donate when appropriate if possible

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.

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

Lit Mag/Journal Description Payment
Adanna a journal for women, about women Complimentary print copy
Alaska Women Speak Alaska Women Speak is the journal devoted to their expression of ideas, literature and art. None
Bi Women Quarterly Bi Women Quarterly is a grassroots publication produced by the Boston Bisexual Women’s Network, in continuous publication since 1983. None
Brown Sugar Brown Sugar is an online womanist literary magazine for women, womxn, and womyn of color, of any nationality, sexuality, religion, or cultural diasporas that are misrepresented and underrepresented. PDF copy
Canthius feminism & literary arts $50/1-pg; $75/2-pgs; $100/3-pgs; $125/4-pgs; $150/5-pgs+; free copy
Cauldron Anthology A literary journal about embracing the wild feminine. None
Contemporary Verse 2 Canadian non-profit with vision centered on inclusivity $30/poem; $20 – $150/prose; 2 free copies
Cordella Magazine online and print literary journal featuring the work of women and nonbinary creatives None
Corvid Queen Corvid Queen [is] a journal of feminist folklore & fairy tales from Sword & Kettle Press. In this journal, feminist tales reexamine pretty princesses and distressed damsels, spiteful stepmothers and wicked witches. $5 honorarium
Crone Magazine Crone: Women Coming of Age explores the gifts and concerns of women who seek to fully embrace Earth’s cycles of life and death and transformation. 5 copies + 2-yr subscription
Fahmidan Journal Please only submit to them if you consider yourself to be POC and/or a woman. 30% – 40% royalties for chapbooks
Harbor Review woman-owned online lit mag of Small Harbor publishing $10/poem
Honey Literary BIPOC-focused literary journal built by women of color None
Hotazel Art and Literature for Africa and the World None
Lavender Review Lesbian poetry & art (project of Headmistress Press) None
Liber: A Feminist Review a print and online magazine dedicated to the discussion of feminist writing, culture, theory, and history Paying, unknown $
Lilith Independent, Jewish & frankly feminist since 1976 Paying, unknown $
Literary Mama features writing by both established and emerging writers about the complexities of motherhood None
Luna Luna a soft space for writing, magic, & vulnerability / interested in art, feminism, literature, opinion, sex and the occult None
Milk Art Journal This is Milk, a limited series art journal featuring written and visual art works by artist-mothers about motherhood. None
Mezzo Cammin an online jounral of formalist poetry by women None
Minola Review publishes writing by those who identify as women and non-binary writers None
Mslexia the magazine for women who write, launched in 1999 Paying, unknown $
Mom Egg Review Motherhood Literature & Art None
Muzzle prioritize submissions by BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, and disAbled authors None
New Smut Project A kind of funny name for people very serious about quality, diverse erotica publishing seductive flash fiction & prose poetry $25/up to 500 words + 2 cents per word up to $45
OyeDrum intersectional feminist community and publisher of creative, experimental, intellectual, hybrid, and explorative work produced exclusively by women for all audiences None
pen + brush in print an independent publisher seeking the best new work by women and non-binary authors Unknown
Persimmon Tree an online magazine of the arts by women over sixty None
Quail Bell Magazine an intersectional feminist arts and culture publication for real and unreal stories from around the world None
Quartet a poetry journal featuring work by women fifty and over None
Radar Poetry online journal featuring poetry and visual art, published three times a year, including their annual Coniston Prize issue, which exclusively features the work of women poets None
Rise Up Review a landing site for the poetry of opposition None
Rogue Agent Rogue Agent wants to retaliate. Rogue Agent wants reconciliation. Rogue Agent wants to share your stories about the poem that is the body. None
Room Magazine publishes fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and art by folks of marginalized genders, including but not limited to women (cisgender and transgender), transgender men, Two-Spirit and nonbinary people $50 CAD/1-pg; $60/2-pgs; $90/3-pgs; $120/4-pgs; $150/5-pgs+
Sinister Wisdom a multicultural lesbian literary & art journal None
So To Speak served as a space for feminist writing and art for nearly 25 years None
SWWIM Every Day publishes poetry from women and women-identifying writers None
The Elpis Letters (Kayla King Books) writing from writers with lived experience of womanhood or misogyny In lieu of payment, they will donate all earnings from the print collective to The Center for Reproductive Rights.
The Last Girls Club indie feminist horror ‘zine $10/poem prose $.015/word ($37.50 max)
The Offing  seeks out and supports work by and about those often marginalized in literary spaces (slow to respond to submissions) $25–$100
the whorticulturist insights into what it means to be a sexual person in a shallow culture, and the intersectional dynamics of identity, sex, power and intimacy $5-$100
They Call Us feminist literary magazine publishing themed issues created by powerful womxn wanting to empower other womxn None
Thrush poetry journal published six times a year None
Tinderbox Poetry Journal publishing work from poets with intersecting identities, both domestic and international $15 per contributor
Torch Literary Arts a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization established to publish and promote creative writing by Black women $100 for Friday Feature
Vida Review exclusively interested in work by those often marginalized in literary spaces $40 per contributor
We’Moon a combination literary journal, art magazine, and poetry digest all rolled into one, featuring art and writing by women Small honorarium, two complimentary We’Moon datebooks, and discounts. Cover art $500, back cover $350.
West Trestle Review inspired by a VIDA panel where the speakers encouraged participants to make space for women and nonbinary writers in the literary landscape as a form of subversion None
Whale Road Review This journal takes its name from an old kenning. The ocean is the whale road. Whale road. None
Yellow Arrow Journal a publication of creative nonfiction, poetry, book reviews, and cover art by writers/artists who identify as women $10 and PDF of issue
Zoetic Press/NonBinary Review Humans are hardwired to tell stories. And we should all be listening to each other. $.01/word for fiction/nonfiction; $10/poem; $25/visual art

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