REAL: Regarding Arts & Letters was founded in 1968 as an academic journal which occasionally published poetry. Now, it is an international creative magazine dedicated to publishing the best contemporary fiction, poetry, and nonfiction.
We produce two perfect-bound issues a year, each issue is 120 pages, featuring approximately seven short stories, two creative nonfiction pieces, and twenty poems.
REAL features work by emerging and established artists. REAL has published professional writers from all across the United States—and from Israel, China, Canada, Australia, England. Our writers have included the poets laureate of Oklahoma and Texas (Carol Hamilton, Larry Thomas), Mark Wisinewski, Ryan G. Van Cleave and fiction writers like Katrina Denza, Edmund de Chasca, Roy Kesey and Joe R. Lansdale.
We generally look for realistic literature, although we will publish a genre piece if it is of the highest quality. Please see our guidelines before submitting your work.