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.
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!
This is a sneaky post about solicitations, and what the heck to do when you get them. But it centers around making time to write, I promise. Here’s the thing: the more you publish, especially online, the more you’ll wake up once and a while to a magical email asking you to send work to Awesome Literary Journal. If it hasn’t happened to you yet, it will eventually, and you’ve got to be ready.
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.
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.
Recently, I took a look at a manuscript that was full to bursting of great work. Each piece was strong and held my attention. It’s no secret that editors have very little attention to spare, so work that grabs on tight at the start has a much better chance of being read more than once, as was the case with this piece. But there was something missing.
As exhausting as balancing professional responsibilities might be, I love finding new literary journals to read, and am super excited when I come across one that differentiates itself from what’s out there. Tahoma Literary Review has published a great first issue, and the transparent way they run their small, independent operation is definitely refreshing.
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.
During my brief break, I had a lot of time to think about the way I was approaching this site. With fresh reading periods opening up, I knew that I would end up sending work to some places over again. Encouraging rejections really matter, and I’ve received a number of them this year. I’d like to take advantage of that, so rather than featuring some places twice and posting repetitive information, I’m going to share useful notes about publishing and writing in general here. People have also been asking me to talk about what it’s like to cram 365 submissions into as many days, and I’d like to share on that as well. I’ll add categories for all of this soon, but for now, check out The Madison Review!
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.