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 – 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 – cream city review

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Hello, all! If you’ve posted a comment or emailed me a question regarding my “from the editor” posts these last couple of weeks, I’ve responded as of today. Thank you for opening a dialogue! I love chatting about writing. I’ve got no new success (or rejection) to report from the submission front, but I’m going to be sending later today to cream city review. They just did a site redesign that looks great!
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Submissions – Bat City Review

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Good evening, all! Oy, can it be tough to get to writerly things after a long day of non-writerly things. I’m happy to post though, and I’m excited to post another editorial feature on Friday. Hopefully some of you will find it helpful. That said, if you’d like me to write about anything in particular, feel free to send me a message. There’s also a whole new batch of submitters joining us now that I’ve cracked and shown this website to my students. Hooray for sending out work! Let’s cross our fingers today while we send out to Bat City Review.

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Submissions – Lunch Ticket

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Happy Monday! Rejections continue to pile in (I remember Cobalt and Columbia Poetry Review off the top of my head, but there are others for sure). I just finished a long day of teaching and other responsibilities, and this night is definitely calling for some loud music and a submission. I’m sending out to Lunch Ticket! Feel free to join me.

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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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