Feminist lit mags & journals

Updated May 2021.

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. 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.
Lit Mag/Journal Payment
Adanna None
ang(st) None
Beir Bua Journal

Bitch

None

None

Bone Bouquet None
Canthius $5/page; free copy
Cordella Magazine None
Contemporary Verse 2 $30/poem; $20 – $150/prose; 2 free copies
Floresta None
For the Sonorous None
Harbor Review $10/poem
Hysterical $50/group of poems or prose
La Vague Journal unknown
Lady/Liberty/Lit None
Lavender Review None
Les Femmes Folles Journal None
Lilith Paying, unknown $
Literary Mama None
Luna Luna None
Mezzo Cammin None
Minola Review None
Mslexia £25/piece
Mom Egg Review None
New Smut Project $30
Not Very Quiet None
On Loan From the Cosmos None
OyeDrum None
Paper Darts None
Persimmon Tree (women writers over 60) None
Pretty Owl None
Quail Bell Magazine

Quartet

Radar Poetry

None

None

None

Rise Up Review None
Rogue Agent None
Room Magazine

Sinister Wisdom

$50 – $100/no. of pages

None

So To Speak None
Storyscape None
SWWIM Every Day None
The Offing  $20 – $50/form
the whorticulturist None
They Call Us None
Thrush None
Tipping the Scales

Tinderbox Poetry Journal

None

None

Vida Review $20 per author
VoiceCatcher None
Vox Viola None
West Trestle Review None
Whale Road Review None
Zoetic Press/NonBinary Review $.01/word for fiction/nonfiction

$10/poem

$25/visual art

 

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