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Literary Journals currently held by the University of Iowa Libraries

How do I find literary journals?

If you want to find a literary journal, follow the following steps. 

1. Identify which journal you want to see. 

2. Check its format below. Is it print or electronic? 

  • Find print journals organized alphabetically in the Main Library on the 3rd Floor
  • Find print theses also on the Main Library on the 3rd Floor. 
  • Find electronic journals online by typing the title in search box on E-Journals

3. Alternatively, type the journal title into InfoHawk+, then filter by Resource Type: Journal in the left hand menu. 

How do I learn more about publishing in literary journals?

If you want to learn more about publishing in literary journals, check out the following resources.

  • Jeff Herman's Guide to Book Publishers, Editors, & Literary Agents, Print

Best Bets

Title Format
Believer Print
Boston Review Electronic
Fence Electronic
Granta Electronic
Manhattan Review Print
McSweeney's Print
N+1 Electronic
New Yorker Electronic
Paris Review Print
Prairie Schooner Print
Poetry Print
Sun Print
Threepenny Review Print
ZyzzyvA Print


Award Winners

Title Format
Best American Erotica Print
Best American Essays Print
Best American Mystery Stories Print
Best American Poetry Print
Best American Short Stories Print
Best American Sports Writing Print
Best Australian Stories Print
Best Canadian Stories Print
Best Lesbian Erotica Print
Best New Horror Print
Bedside Guardian Print
Nebula Awards Showcase Print
New Stories from the South Print
New Writing Scotland Print
O. Henry Prize Stories Print
Pushcart Prize Print
Year's Best Science Fiction Print
California Prose Directory Print


University of Iowa Literary Journals & Theses

Title Format
Earthwords Print
Ink lit mag Print
Iowa Review Print
Recent MFA Theses Print

Other University Affiliated Literary Journals

Title Affiliation Format
9th Letter University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne Print
Antigonish Review St. Francis Xavier University Print
Antioch Review Antioch University Electronic
Arkansas Review University of Arkansas Print
Bellingham Review Western Washington University Print
Beloit Poetry Journal Beloit College Print
Black Warrior Review University of Alabama Print
Blue Notebook University of the West of England Bristol Print
Boulevard St Louis University Print
Chicago Review University of Chicago Print
Cimarron Review Oklahoma State University Print
Clues Bowling Green University Print
Columbia Review Columbia University Print
Conjunctions Bard College Print
Cream City Review University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Print
CutBank University of Montana Print
Dalhousie Review Dalhousie University Press Print
Denver Quarterly University of Denver Print
Descant Texas Christian University Print
Epoch Cornell University Print
Field Oberlin College Print
Georgia Review University of Georgia  Print
Gettysburg Review Gettysburg College Print
Gissing Journal Nagoya University Print
Green Mountains Review Johnson State College Print
Greensboro Review University of North Carolina Greensboro Print
Harvard Review Harvard College Print
Hawai'i Review University of Hawaii Manoa Print
Hayden's Ferry Review Arizona State University Print
Hedgehog Review University of Virginia Print
Hiram Poetry Review Hiram College Print
Hollins Critic Hollins University Print
Interim  University of Nevada Las Vegas Print
International Poetry Review University of North Carolina Greensboro Print
Jelly Bucket Eastern Kentucky University Print
Kenyon Review Kenyon College Print
Literary Review Fairleigh Dickinson University Print
Manoa University of Hawai'i Print
Massachusetts Review Amherst, Mount Holyoke, Smith Colleges and University of Massachusetts Amherst Electronic
McNeese Review McNeese State University Print
Meanjin University of Melbourne Print
Measure University of Evansville Print
Minnesota Review University of Minnesota Electronic
Mississippi Review University of Southern Mississippi Print
Missouri Review University of Missouri Print
Natural Bridge University of Missouri St. Louis Print
Nebo Arkansas Tech University Print
New Orleans Review Loyola University Print
Pembroke Magazine University of North Carolina Pembroke Print
Poetry East DePaul University Print
Poetry Northwest University of Washington Print
Puerto Del Sol New Mexico University Print
Santa Monica Review Santa Monica College Print
Seattle Review University of Washington Print
Seneca Review Hobart and William Smith Colleges Print
Sonora Review University of Arizona Print
South Carolina Review Clemson University Print
South Dakota Review University of South Dakota Print
Southern California Review University of Southern California Print
Southwest Review Southern Methodist University Print
Stand Cambridge University Print
Sub-Stance University of Wisconsin Press Print
Tar River Poetry East Carolina University Print
Virginia Quarterly Review University of Virginia Electronic
West Branch Bucknell University Print
Wisconsin Review University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Print
Xavier Review Xavier University Print
Zone 3 Austin Peay State University Print


General Literary Journals

Title Format
A Public Space Print
Abraxas Print
Agni Print
Analog Science Fiction & Fact Print
Antioch Review Electronic
Asimov's Science Fiction Print
Bomb Print
Brick Print
Capilano Review  Print
Hanging Loose Print
Interzone Print
London Magazine Print
Long Story Print
Lyric Print
Lyrical Iowa Print
Modern Haiku Print
Modern Poetry in Translation Print
Mudfish Print
New Contrast Print
Noon Print
Overland Print
Para-doxa Print
Parnassus Print
PN Review Print
Poem Print
Poet Lore Print
Poetry Project Newsletter Print
Poetry Review Print
Poets & Writers Print
Prism International Print
Pudding Magazine Print
Rocky Mountain Review Print
Shandean Print
Shirim Print
Slant Print
Visions International Print
Writer  Print
Writer's Digest Print
Writer's Yearbook Print
Yellow Medicine Review Print
Zoetrope Print