Where to Submit this Winter

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Hey there! Just because my submission train is slowing down doesn’t mean yours has to. I’ll be taking a break through the holiday, but in case you’re on top of your game and looking for markets, here’s a fantastic list of presses with open reading periods for full-length poetry manuscripts.

Once you’ve combed through that, here’s another awesome list curated by Entropy that will keep you busy with markets across all genres open through the end of winter and beyond.

Keep at it, seriously. Submitting persistently really does work, but there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. After tackling this like an animal since April, as of last week I’ve got three book projects coming out in 2015. I’m tapped out of stuff to send out, and am taking time to write new stuff! Stay tuned for more info about upcoming releases, and other updates.

Happy Holidays, all.

Submissions – Black Balloon Publishing

 

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Hey! Wow, do I have a ton of rejections to log. They flew in over the last couple of weeks while I was too busy to do much. If I kept a rejection jar (stick in a dollar or two every time a rejection comes through and take it all out when you get an acceptance–thanks, Leslie!) I’d really be saving a ton of money right now. Well, onward! Black Balloon Publishing is reading manuscripts for free, and I’ve still got a nonfiction manuscript waiting to find a home.

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Submissions – Hayden’s Ferry Review

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What a busy couple of weeks. On top of my regular job, I had that amazing workshop to teach last weekend, and the FWA conference the weekend before. I’m glad to be back to my regular schedule, though. I’ve got a ton of ideas for new projects, too, and can’t wait to dig into writing/revising and sending those out. I’m also excited to share that Hayden’s Ferry Review just opened back up for submissions, and they’re on my list! Poets/translators, this call is especially for you.

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Submissions – Michigan Quarterly Review

jpegI have to admit, I secretly (not so secretly anymore!) have an aversion to sending out paper submissions. This is bad, though, as there are still great markets out there that don’t deal with digital submissions through Submittable or other submission managers. Michigan Quarterly Review is one of those markets, and I’m getting over this weird phobia of formatting and mailing a hard copy of my work for the chance to send them some poetry.

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Submissions – Redivider

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I’m working six days a week for a while because of a wonky campus teaching schedule mixed with online teaching, so I’m extremely reliant on my daily checklists and other reminders to get things done in an organized way. That said, I definitely missed out on posting yesterday. I’m in the groove of posting M/W/F instead of every day while I’m teaching this overload, but sometimes schedules have to bend a bit. I’m really excited to write about Redivider today and get a submission out, though.

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Submissions – WomenArts Quarterly

Messages Image(915120657)In the spirit of highlighting markets that accept submissions from as many people as possible, I haven’t written a feature like this in a while. Today, though, I’m looking at WomenArts Quarterly, a journal that only accepts submissions from non male-identified writers and artists. In many ways journals like this one strive to make the overall market more inclusive, which I love, and I’m excited to talk about the cool stuff they publish.

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Submissions – Southern Humanities Review

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Huzzah! I received a record five rejections today, and I’m bouncing back with two submissions. One is a response to a solicitation (I will never get over how cool that is; if I ever do, shake me) and another is to Southern Humanities Review. I’ve never submitted work to them because their website is a bit intimidating, but since today is about enthusiastically tackling publication, I decided to finally give it a go. Rather that being intimidated by the facts on the “About” page, I’m going cross my fingers and hope I can get some work into a journal that’s previously published writers I actually read, like Joyce Carol Oates, Lydia Davis, and Judith Ortiz Cofer.

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Return From Brief Hiatus (!) & Cactus Heart

 

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Hello, writers! I’m happy to be back. I got completely knocked over by surgeries at the end of last month and had to take a brief hiatus. I always make sure my submissions and these brief reviews get the attention they deserve, which would have been impossible on all of that crazy medication. Anyway, it’s time to get going again! Today we’re sending work to the delightful Cactus Heart, a free market looking for your poetry and prose.

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The Southeast Review Open Submissions

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Hello! I’ve got some news, but I’ll dive into that after I’m done talking about The Southeast Review. That way all my personal stuff is under the cut. They’re looking for great work in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. They publish in print and online, and you can read samples here.

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Accepting: Up to five poems or 7,500 words of prose

Guidelines: http://southeastreview.org/submit/

Reading Period: Rolling

Reading Fee: None

Contact: southeastreview@gmail.com

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