“Tin House is an invaluable repository of fine American writing and American fiction, presented in a crisp and entertaining visual format.” – Stephen King
The first issue of literary magazine Tin House was published in 1999. Based in Portland, Oregon, Tin House publishes fiction, essays, and poetry, and its contributors have frequently been recognised by major American literary awards and anthologies including the Best American Short Stories and the O. Henry Prize.
Throughout March Tin House will be accepting submissions for its first two issues of 2019:
- Summer – No theme (“just some quality fiction, nonfiction, and poetry to cool off with in the shade”)
- Fall – Theme TBA
A guest post by Aaron Gilbreath
In an age of smart phones and cloud storage, few things seem more primitive than a manila folder with a slice of white paper in it, but that’s what I use to keep track of the essays I submit to literary magazines. My system is simple: one folder for each essay I’m submitting, and one sheet of unlined printer paper to write down where and when I sent the piece. Writers with a deeper love of graphs and charts might use an Excel spreadsheet to record this information, but the cave man in me prefers minimalist hard copy.
Non-profit literary magazine Indiana Review is currently accepting unsolicited submissions. Now in its 43rd year of publication, Indiana Review has been ranked as one of the Top 100 Literary Magazines in the United States.
Published twice a year, Indiana Review is based at Indiana University Bloomington. It describes its mission as offering the highest quality writing within a wide aesthetic. Indiana Review publishes work by both established and emerging writers, and works by contributors to have been awarded the Pushcart Prize and reprinted in The Pushcart Prize Anthology: Best of the Small Presses, as well as in Best American Short Stories, Best American Poetry, and The O. Henry Prize Stories.
A guest post by Ana Prundaru
Regardless of your disability or health status, the following ten barrier-breaking literary venues are absolutely worth your time.
A literary magazine for disabled women and non binary individuals, Monstering features a clean design and showcases pieces that intersect race, gender and class with disability, while addressing commonly faced issues of oppression, poverty and discrimination. The advice column “Dear Monster” adds a pleasingly offbeat touch to the otherwise writing-centric publication.
- The Deaf Poets Society
The editors of The Deaf Poets Society publish art, interviews, reviews, poems, prose and cross-genre works by deaf and disabled creatives. The issues are filled with hauntingly vivid creations, which draw heavily from personal experience and – in line with its manifesto – elegantly capture complex topics like intersectional discrimination, breaking down marginalising rhetoric about deafness or disability. Deaf Poets Society also offers community writing workshops focused on the lived experience of deafness or disability.
A guest post by Melissa Merritt
I’m sitting in front of a computer in the Center for Literary Publishing reading creative nonfiction essays that have been submitted for publication. I’m an editorial assistant with the Colorado Review, and sadly, I’ve spent most of the afternoon reading essays that for one reason or another just don’t fit our journal. I stretch and take a big breath before plunging back into the queue.
Next up is a sixteen-page essay that has been waiting its turn for about six weeks. I imagine the author, waiting patiently through these excruciating weeks to hear back about this essay, probably one of her favorites.