68+ Publications with Open Submissions for Nonfiction

This list also includes many options for fiction, poetry, and more.

Jyssica Schwartz
Write Out Loud
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9 min readJul 8, 2020


I know it can be tough to find places to publish your work no matter what kind of writing you do.

I dug into the annals of the internet and found a treasure trove! So, I put it all here in one place for you.

I did this same type of list specifically for short story and poetry submissions last summer. Now it is nonfiction’s turn!

I looked for places that specifically state they accept creative nonfiction and regular nonfiction, though most of them also accept other genres — also listed below.

All links are to the submission guidelines pages for each publication or publisher.

The first list is for publications, such as magazines, journals, and reviews. The second list is book publishers who are open unsolicited nonfiction manuscripts.

At the end of the first list is a link to a list with 50+ more publications looking for creative nonfiction.

Publications & Magazines

  • Creative Nonfiction (“open to all types of creative nonfiction, from immersion reportage to personal essay to memoir. Our editors tend to gravitate toward submissions structured around narratives, but we’re always happy to be pleasantly surprised by work that breaks outside this general mold. Above all, we’re most interested in writing that blends style with substance, and reaches beyond the personal to tell us something new about the world.”
  • The Atlantic (publishes both big names and emerging writers in fiction and nonfiction)
  • Cincinnati Review (Fiction and nonfiction submissions should be no more than 40 double-spaced pages. Submissions open September 1 to March 1.)
  • Boulevard Magazine (nonfiction and fiction up to 8000 words. “always on the lookout for ‘less experienced or unpublished writers with exceptional promise.’”)
  • Black Warrior Review (accepts fiction and nonfiction pieces up to 7,000 words “that complicate western traditions of truth-telling, and ‘foregrounds the history of emotions rather than the history of facts.’ There is a $3…



Jyssica Schwartz
Write Out Loud

Entrepreneur, writer, editor, book coach, cat lover, weirdo, optimist. Author of “Write. Get Paid. Repeat.” & “Concept to Conclusion.” jyssicaschwartz.com