Minnesota Literary Publications


This literary magazine is published by Concordia College in Moorhead, MN and features fiction, essays and poetry.

The Blue Earth Review

The official literary magazine of Minnesota State University, Mankato, this publication features poetry, prose, fiction and art.

The Corresponder

This biannual publication from the English Department at Minnesota State University, Mankato was founded to provide support for Minnesota writers, as intended by its originator, Robert C. Wright.


This journal is sponsored by the University of Minnesota MFA creative writing program and publishes both established and emerging writers in each of the three genres — fiction, nonfiction, and poetry — in which University of Minnesota students specialize.

Dust and Fire

The English Department at Bemidji State University publishes this annual anthology of women’s writing and art.

The Five Owls

This Minneapolis-based national publication reviews children’s books and serves as a guide to children’s literature in the curriculum.

Great River Review

This literary journal is published by the Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Red Wing, MN.

Lake Country Journal

This Brainerd publication features writing, photography, and art from Minnesota’s northern Lake Country.

Minnetonka Review

Seeks out and publishes fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction by both new and established authors.


This Minneapolis-based journal features prose, poetry, and visual art exploring Arab America.

The Moccasin

Sponsored by the League of Minnesota Poets in Brainerd, MN.

Paper Darts

Founded in August of 2009, all Paper Darts projects are funded entirely by generated revenue. Paper Darts is truly a grassroots project born entirely out of passion for literature.  Paper Darts publishes contributor content online, which can include anything from music, comics, and videos, to art, fiction, and poetry, plus much more.

Rain Taxi

Rain Taxi is a quarterly publication featuring reviews of literary fiction, poetry, and nonfiction, with an emphasis on works that push the boundaries of language, narrative, and genre.


Revolver is an arts and cultural magazine based in Minneapolis, that aims to publish writing that is concrete and resonant. Revolver prides itself on having a unique editorial style with a decentralized staff.

Riverbank Review

The Riverbank Review is a national children’s literature publication with book reviews, essays, interviews, and other features for those seeking high-quality books for young readers.

The Roaring Muse

Published by the Literary Guild at the University of Minnesota Duluth, The Roaring Muse features poetry, prose, and short stories from university students and the general public.

The Saint Paul AlmanacThe Saint Paul Almanac builds community by sharing stories through an annual book, public readings, and a unique community editor mentorship program that supports authentic inter-generational and inter-cultural learning between youth and elders, emerging and established artists and writers.

Student Literary Arts Magazine (SLAM)

SLAM is published twice a year by and for undergraduate creative writing students at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

The Talking Stick

The Talking Stick is a literary journal offering artwork, poetry, essays and short stories by northern Minnesota writers. It is published by the Jackpine Writers’ Block, a writers’ group that has been meeting in Park Rapids, MN since 1994.

A View from the Loft

A View from the Loft is a magazine published by the Loft Literary Center. This monthly magazine features articles about writing and literature, interviews with writers, opportunities for publication and awards and reviews of books and Internet sites of interest to writers.

Water~Stone Review

Water~Stone, an annual review of literature (fiction, essays, creative nonfiction, poetry), is published by the Graduate Liberal Studies at Hamline University in St. Paul, MN.

XCP: Cross Cultural Poetics

XCP: Cross Cultural Poetics is a biannual interdisciplinary journal of poetry, poetics, experimental ethnography and cultural and performance studies. Published in Minneapolis.