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Top Ten Literary Magazines to Send your Best Stories

March 25, 2017

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Many languages have phrases for understanding that have to do with standing on firm ground. Correspondingly, misunderstandings, epiphanies, and surprises are just as often metaphorized as losing one’s footing, slipping, being knocked down or over with heels above heads.

The following journals on this list regularly include short stories that will blow you down, over, and otherwise upend your corpora as well as your emotional, psychic, and ideological equipage, which must have surely been shifted around in flight and thus must be carefully re-opened… so much turbulence of this kind will have shifted up the tenses but good.

So read on brave writers, and in the unlikely event of a water landing remember that your words are also equipped with wings–inverted, they are lungs; turn again, gills!

And speaking of things neither fish nor fowl, the title for this post chooses the word “story” deliberately and so do the scrupulous editors at these magazines. Sure, they may advertise stuff about liking experimental work, but if you don’t have something to submit that easily resembles a story, I wouldn’t bet my horse on an acceptance.  Then again, who knows? Stranger things have happened. It’s fiction, after all.

Georgia Review

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Ploughshares

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Conjunctions

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Southern Review

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One Story

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Tin House

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A Public Space

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Kenyon Review

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Paris Review

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Threepenny Review

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