The Anthologist is a literary magazine that is exclusive to Rutgers students, professors, alumni, and affiliates. The Anthologist accepts poems, short stories, photographs, comics, essays, and artwork. I would submit the short story I wrote this semester, “The Storm” for publication in this particular literary magazine. Because the characters in the story are college-aged, the audience of the magazine may be able to relate to the story. Additionally, because the literary magazine is only open to Rutgers-affiliated writers, submission is most likely less competitive. Also, the submission process appears to be relatively simple.
The Clapboard House accepts short stories under 3,500 words and poetry. However, certain pieces are not read including experimental writing, genre fiction, and creative nonfiction. After skimming a couple of the stories in Fiction Issue Number 14, I noticed some of the pieces were short. Thus, I could submit one of the flash fiction pieces to this particular literary magazine. I would probably submit “Beer Cans and Vodka Bottles”.
The Bird’s Thumb accepts poetry and fiction with a word count between 1000 and 5000 words. All fiction, except for genre fiction, is welcomed. I would submit a short story that I wrote in the introduction to creative writing course several years ago. The story exceeded 4000 words, and literary magazines appear to prefer shorter stories.
The Green Blotter accepts poetry, artwork, fiction, and non-fiction. The submission guidelines specifically say that flash fiction pieces are welcome. Thus, I would submit another piece of the flash fiction here. “Eighty-three Hours” may be a good choice for submission.
The Mochilla Review asks for “smart, edgy writing”. The Collision Literary Magazine is also claims to be “open to experimentative forms”. I would submit my experimental fiction, “135 Helm Street”, piece to one of these literary magazines because these magazines seem to be more accepting of unconventional pieces.