100 Word Story

100 Word Story is an online publisher of short shorts, flash fiction, and prose poems. Editors: Lynn Mundell and Grant Faulkner.

10×3 Plus

Each issue of 10×3 showcases 10 poets x 3 poems or 3 poets x 10 poems plus other poems, prose-poems, or features. Located in Morgantown, WV. Sue Ann Simar, Editor.

3QR

3QR: The Three Quarter Review is an online journal publishing poetry and prose that is “at least 75% factual.”  Based in Baltimore.  Joanne Cavanaugh Simpson, ed.

Asian Fortune

Monthly newspaper that targets the Asian and Pacific American community in DC, MD, VA and publishes a themed monthly poetry feature, edited by Amanda Andrei.  Seeks submissions from authors of APA descent; pays for published poems.

Atlantic

The Atlantic is a monthly magazine based in DC with essays on culture and politics, interviews, fiction and poetry.

Atticus Review

Atticus is a weekly online journal of stories, poems, and mixed media. Dan Cafaro, Publisher.

Baltimore Review

Baltimore Review is an online journal that publishes poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction; located in Towson, MD. Also sponsors theme-based contests, and one annual print issue. Barbara Westwood Diehl and Kathleen Hellen, Senior Editors.

Barrelhouse

Issue10Barrelhouse is a magazine of fiction and poetry from new and established authors, plus essays and interviews on everything from music to reality television. Their Barrelhouse Chapbook series publishes poetry chapbooks (edited by Tony Mancus and Dan Brady). Also publishes occasional anthologies. Based in DC.

Big Lucks

Big Lucks is a quarterly print journal of poetry, fiction, and art, based in DC.

Blue Lyra Review

Although based in Georgia, the Translations Editor for Blue Lyra Review is Nancy Naomi Carlson, a poet from Silver Spring, MD.  Publishes three online issues per year; includes poetry, fiction, nonfiction, reviews, translations, and visual art.  Features authors of diverse backgrounds, with a special interest in Jewish authors. NOTE: Final issue published in 2017. Archives still available online.

Broadkill Review

The Broadkill Review Press publishes six issues a year. Also sponsors the Dogfish Head Poetry Prize, an annual poetry book contest, and publishes chapbooks and full-length collections. Located in Milton, DE. Jamie Brown, ed.

Chickenbones

Chickenbones in an online journal of “literary and artistic African American themes” from Jarratt, VA. Rudolph Lewis, ed.

Cobalt

Cobalt Review is a quarterly online journal of fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and interviews, based in Baltimore. Andrew Keating, ed.

Dead Mule

The Dead Mule is a monthly online journal of Southern literature. Publishes poetry, fiction, essays and memoirs. The Asst. Ed., C.L. Bledsoe, is local.

Delaware Poetry Review

Delaware Poetry Review is a web journal based in Lewes, DE, focusing on writers from the Delmarva region. One to two issues per year. Editors: JoAnn Balingit, Michael Blaine, Jeffrey Lamar Coleman, Dennis Forney, H.A. Maxon, Kim Roberts.

Delphi Quarterly

Delphi Quarterly is an online journal of op-eds and interviews, edited by Ramola D, Daniel Gutstein, and Shilpa Kameswaran.  Specializes in “conversations with serious writers and makers of literary fiction, poetry, plays, film, ecological non-fiction, and creative non-fiction.”

District Lit

District Lit is a journal of poetry, fiction, interviews, and visual art based in Arlington, VA.  Publishes online “on a rolling basis.”  Diana Smith Bolton, founding editor.

Edge Books

Edge publishes books of experimental poetry, as well as the journal Aerial Magazine (now out of print, back issues available).  Buck Downs, editor.

Eight Stone Press

Eight Stone Press publishes chapbooks and Smile, Hon, You’re in Baltimore!, a journal that captures “everything that defines what it means to live in Charm City.” Editor: William P. Tandy.

Failbetter

Failbetter.com is an online quarterly of fiction, poetry, and visual art, based in Richmond, VA. Editor: Thom Didato.

Fairmont State University journals

Kestrel is the journal of Fairmont State University in Fairmont, WV.  Publishes two print issues per year of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and visual art. Publishes new and established authors; special interest in Appalachian authors.

Fjords

Fjords publishes poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, translations, visual art.  Based in Lynchburg, VA.  Miguel Pichardo, editor-in-chief.

Fluent

Fluent Magazine covers arts and culture in West Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley and neighboring regions.  Bimonthly, online, free.  Includes poetry and prose.  Nancy McKeithen, ed.

Free State Review

Free State Review publishes two print issues of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction a year.  Based in Upperco, MD.  Hal Burdett, J. Wesley Clark, and Barrett Warner, eds.

George Mason University

George Mason hosts three journals, Hispanic Culture Review, a bilingual print annual hosted by the Department of Modern and Classical Languages, and So To Speak: A Feminist Journal of Language and Art, and Phoebe, both hosted by the Department of English.  All are student edited.  So To Speak and Phoebe also sponsor annual creative writing competitions, with cash awards. George Mason is also the location of the Alan Cheuse International Writers Center, which facilitates the exchange of international writers to foster tolerance and understanding.

Gival Press

Gival Press is an independent publishing house with titles in poetry, fiction, and non-fiction in English, French, and Spanish. Runs an annual poetry book competition as well as two competitions for single poems, the Tri-Language contest and the Oscar Wilde Award. Also publishes ArLiJo, the Arlington Literary Journal, an online monthly journal of writers from around the world whose work “promotes understanding and sensitivity across borders.” Robert L. Giron, ed.

Golden Key

The Golden Key is a bi-annual journal of speculative and literary poetry and fiction, based in College Park and Annapolis. Editors: Lindsay Fowler and Carlea Holl-Jensen.

Haunted Waters Press

Haunted Waters is a fine letterpress print studio based in Front Royal, VA.  Publishes handbound books and paper ephemera.  Also publishes a quarterly online literary journal of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, called From the Depths.  Susan Warren Utley and Savannah Renee Spidalieri, editors.

InReads

InReads is a blog and social media site on reading and writing in DC, sponsored by WETA.  Focus on books, technology and culture.

JMWW

JMWW is a quarterly online journal of fiction, nonfiction, visual art, and poetry, based in Baltimore. Founder: Jen Michalski; 16 editors.

Johns Hopkins University Press

The Johns Hopkins University Press publishes approximately 200 books a year, on subjects in the arts and humanities, medicine, history, social science, and the Chesapeake Bay.  Among the journals it distributes are Callalloo, The Hopkins Review, The Sewanee Review, and the Wallace Stevens Journal.

Light Ekphrastic

The Light Ekphrastic is an online journal that pairs poets and writers of short fiction with visual artists to create new works.  Based in Catonsville, MD; edited by Jenny O’Grady.

Lines + Stars

Lines + Stars is a bimonthly journal of poetry and fiction based in DC.  Each issue has a theme.  L+S Press publishes chapbooks through an annual Mid-Atlantic first book competition.  Rachel Adams, ed.

Literary Hill

The Hill Rag, a monthly newspaper, has long included a regular column, “The Literary Hill,” with short-format reviews and notices about upcoming literary events.  They have more recently added “The Poetic Hill,” a poem-of-the-month by residents of the neighborhood, edited by Karen Lyon.  Poets can submit work for consideration to klyon@literaryhillbookfest.org.  The newspaper also sponsors an annual one-day Literary Hill Bookfest, with readings and a bookfair celebrating the authors of Capitol Hill.

Loch Raven Review

Loch Raven Review, based in Baltimore, is a quarterly webzine with an annual print compilation, publishing poetry, short fiction, articles, and translations.  Editors: Christopher T. George, Dan Cuddy.

Locuspoint

Locuspoint is an online journal; guest editors select seven poets to represent a city or region. Managing editor is former DC resident Charles Jensen.

MadHat Lit

MahHat Lit is a weekly online publication of poems, flash fiction, mini-interviews and audio.  Published in Boston, but Associate Poetry Editor Cynthia Atkins is based in the DC region.

Maryland Writers’ Association

The Maryland Writers’ Association hosts classes and critique groups, readings, contests, an annual conference, and community outreach projects. Publishes bimonthly newsletter, Pen in Hand. Covers poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. Based in Annapolis, with seven chapters offering smaller meetings in different regions of the state. Fees charged.

Milk Journal

Milk is an online biannual journal of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, from Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Kathryn Merwin, Charlotte Covey, and Erin Traylor, eds.

Minnesota Review

The Minnesota Review is a print journal, publishing poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, reviews, and critical essays in two issues per year. Although founded in Minnesota in 1960, it has not been located in that state for about 40 years. Based at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA. Student editors, under the guidance of creative writing faculty. Two reading periods per year.

Montgomery College journals

Montgomery College hosts The Potomac Review, “the biannual journal with a conscience–and a lurking sense of humor.” Poetry, prose, art and photography. Editor: Julie Wakeman-Linn; Poetry Editor: Katherine Smith.  They also sponsor Sligo Journal, an online, student-edited journal of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, translation, and art from the Takoma Park/Silver Spring campus.

National League of American Pen Women

The NLAPW is a professional membership organization for women writers, composers, and visual artists.  The National offices are located in DC.  There is also a DC Branch, and branches in Anne Arundel County, Bethesda, Chevy Chase, and Carroll County.

No Tell Books

No Tell Books publishes full-length and chapbooks of poems, as well as anthologies.  Also maintains the archives for the former online journal, No Tell Motel.  Based in Reston, VA.  Reb Livingston, publisher.

Old Dominion University journals

Barely South is edited by students and faculty of Old Dominion University’s MFA program.  Two issues per year.  Publishes poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, interviews, articles, visual art.

Open Letters Monthly

An online monthly publication that reviews the arts and literature, Open Letters Monthly provides “engaged, enthusiastic criticism and commentary.” Based in four cities; the DC-based editor is Jeff Eaton and the poetry editor is Maureen Thorson.

Origins

Origins is a bi-annual print journal, based in Maryland. Publishes fiction, poetry, nonfiction, reviews, interviews exploring “the art of narrative through an examination of identity.” Marc Fitten and Dini Karasik, Publishers.

Partisan Press

Partisan Press publishes books of poems by working class authors.  Also publishes the Blue Collar Review.  Located in Norfolk, VA.

Passager

Passager is a bi-annual print journal featuring writers age 50 and older, housed at the University of Baltimore. Also publishes single-author books and anthologies, runs an annual competition, publishes special theme issues, and sponsors readings. Editors: Mary Azrael, Christina Gay, and Kendra Kopelke.

Paycock Press

gar41Paycock Press publishes one title per year of fiction or poetry. Current titles include work by Ed Cox and Joyce Renwick. Also includes the Grace & Gravity series of short fiction anthologies by DC-area women. The press is best known for its annual print journal of prose and poetry, Gargoyle.  Based in Arlington, VA.  Richard Peabody, ed.

Pilot Light Journal

Pilot Light is an on-line journal of 21st century poetics and criticism published twice a year.  Co-editor Natalie Giarratano is based in Northern VA.

Poetica

Poetica Press publishes anthologies of contemporary Jewish writing and art, and sponsors an annual competition, the Anna Davidson Rosenberg Award. The journal, previously published three times a year, is now “on a hiatus of undetermined duration.” Located in Norfolk, VA, edited by Michal Mahgerefteh.

Poetry Daily

Poetry Daily reprints a new poem each day online, excerpted from new books, magazines, and journals from across the US. Based in Charlottesville, VA. Editors: Don Selby and Diane Boller.

Post No Ills

Post No Ills publishes constructive critical writing on the arts and interdisciplinary exchange and insights from arts management professionals. Kyle Dargan, ed.

Public Pool

Public Pool is an online journal of poetry and poetry videos. One of the co-editors, Steve Castro, is from DC. Also provides news and links.

Quail Bell Magazine

Quail Bell is an independent zine that publishes online and quarterly in print, combining journalism and creative writing, for “fairy punks”  exploring the relationship between the Real and the Unreal in DC, MD, and VA.  Edited by Christine Stoddard.

Quotable

The Quotable is a quarterly print and online journal based in Portsmouth, VA.  Publishes poetry, fiction, nonfiction, visual art.  Eimile Denizer, Lisa Heins Vincent, Leslye PJ Reaves, editors.

r.kv.r.y

r.kv.r.y Quarterly Literary Journal is an online journal of poetry, fiction and nonfiction with the theme of recovery. Although based in New York State, the nonfiction editor, Randon Noble, is from the DC area.

Red Moon Press

Red Moon is the largest publisher of English-language haiku and related forms in the world. Publishes the Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku series (an annual compilation of the best haiku and related forms published around the world), a contemporary haibun series (the best haiku published around the world in English), and an online journal of haibun. Edited by Jim Kacian out of Winchester, VA.

Redux

Redux is an invitation-only online journal of previously published stories and poems not found elsewhere on the web, “work worth a second run.” Based in Northern Virginia. Editor: Leslie Pietrzyk.

Sakura Review

Based in DC, Sakura Review publishes poetry and prose.  Tom Earles, editor; Julia Leverone and Adam Pelligrini, poetry editors.

Scene4

Scene4 is a monthly online magazine covering theatre, film, opera, music, plays, books, media, and blogs. Although located in Washington State, regular contributors include three DC poets: Karren LaLonde Alenier, Miles David Moore, and Kathi Wolfe.

Scoundrel Time

Scoundrel Time is an online journal of fiction, poetry, essays, dispatches, humor, and visual art that connects literature and political activism. Published weekly. Staff includes local writers: Paul Whyman, Editor; Karen E. Bender, Fiction Editor; Ellen Louise Ray, Editorial Associate; Tessa Cheek, Social Media Associate.

Sinister Wisdom

Sinister Wisdom is a multicultural journal by and for lesbians publishing three issues a year. Although located in Berkeley, CA, one of the two editors, Julie R. Enszer, is local.

Smartish Pace

Smartish Pace is a Baltimore-based journal of new poems and translations. The website features poems, an audio archive of poetry, plus reviews, interviews, and Poets Q & A, in which poets field questions from readers. Editor: Stephen Reichert.

Smokelong Quarterly

Smokelong is a journal of flash fiction and interviews. Also publishes a weekly newsletter. Published in DC and Las Vegas. Tara Laskowski and Beth Thomas, senior eds.

Sojourners

Sojourners is a DC-based journal of Christian faith, politics and culture “whose mission is to proclaim and practice the biblical call to integrate spiritual renewal and social justice.” Publishes some poetry in every issue. Poetry Editor: Rose Marie Berger.

Sow’s Ear Poetry Review

The Sow’s Ear publishes poetry, visual art, and hybrid forms of “crossover” works that combine poetry with other disciplines. Also runs a chapbook series. Based in Winchester, VA. Editor: Kristin Zimet.

Spark

Spark is a quarterly online journal edited by Amy Souza, designed as a “call and response” between poets and visual artists.

Split Lip

Split Lip is an online quarterly journal where literature mingles with pop culture. Poetry, fiction, memoir, reviews, interviews, special features. Editor-in-chief Amanda Miska and Poetry editor Tafisha Edwards are both from the DC region. Also publishes books through Split Lip Press.

Summerset Review

The Summerset Review is a quarterly journal (mostly online, occasionally in print) devoted to the review and publication of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Based in NY, but the editor works in DC, and the poetry editor is based in MD. Joseph Levens, ed. Meredith Davies Hadaway, poetry ed.

The Skinny Poetry Journal

The Skinny is an online journal devoted exclusively to an 11-line form called the “Skinny,” developed by editor Truth Thomas. The first and eleventh lines can be any length (although shorter lines are favored). The eleventh and last line must be repeated using the same words from the first and opening line (however they can be rearranged). The second, sixth, and tenth lines must be identical. The editor posts poems regularly, on an irregular schedule.

Tidal Basin Review

Tidal Basin publishes print and online versions of the journal, based in DC.  Editors: Randall Horton, Melanie Henderson, Tori Arthur, Patricia Biela, Fred Joiner, and Truth Thomas.

Towson University journals

Grub Street is an annual print journal of poetry, short fiction, and visual art from Towson University, featuring primarily the work of students. Rotating student editors.

University of Maryland journals

Feminist Studies publishes three issues per year, with poetry in every issue. Based in College Park, MD and sponsored by the University of Maryland Department of Women’s Studies.  Also housed at the university is a refereed, scholarly website, Romantic Circles, devoted to the study of Romantic period literature and culture. Includes e-editions of texts, critical essays, bibliographies, guides for teachers, scholarly resources, and more. Edited by Neil Fraistat and Steven E. Jones. Of special interest is the feature “Poets on Poets” in which contemporary poets read their favorite works by Byron, Shelley, Wordsworth, Coleridge, and Keats.

University of Virginia journals

Meridian is a semi-annual journal with student editors.  The Virginia Quarterly Review is a “national journal of literature and discussion,” Jon Parrish Peede, Publisher. Hospital Drive, the literature and Humanities Journal of the School of Medicine, publishes poems, short fiction, essays, visual arts, and audio and video art on themes of health, illness, and healing; publishes 3 to 4 issues online per year. Paul Shepherd, ed.

Unsplendid

Unsplendid is a quarterly online journal of poetry in traditional forms, based in Baltimore, Columbus OH, and Phoenix AZ. Doug Basford, Jason Gray, Erin Sweeten, and Natalie Shapero, Editors.

Vestal Review

Vestal Review is a semi-annual perfect-bound print magazine with a web presence, devoted to flash fiction.  Based in Brighton, MD.  Mark Budman and Sue O’Neill, editors.

Washington College

Site of the Rose O’Neill Literary House, Washington College hosts readings and lectures, runs a hand-letter press, and publishes an annual journal, Cherry Tree. The O’Neill House also sponsors visiting writers’ fellowships, a Cave Canem Residency, and a series of Summer Poetry Salons.

Writer’s Center

120aaaThe Writer’s Center is a non-profit membership organization for writers.  Workshops in all genres for beginning and experienced writers, led by local authors, in Bethesda and other area locations.  Also offers readings (Sunday afternoons at 2:00 pm and occasional evenings; the Open Door Series usually has free admission), as well as performances, staged readings of plays, a visiting writers series, and an annual small press book fair.  Publishes a newsletter and the biannual literary journal Poet Lore.