Writing Re-Enlightenment

New 2011 Publishing Stats: Men vs. Women in Major Magazines

Posted in Uncategorized by Caralyn Davis on February 28, 2012

VIDA: Women in Literary Arts has posted its 2011 breakdown of men vs. women publishing in and being reviewed by major magazines. Review the bleak statistics here: http://www.vidaweb.org/the-count

A Sprinkling of Lit Journals That Take Electronic Submissions: G – H

Posted in Uncategorized by Caralyn Davis on February 20, 2012

We’ve reached the letters G and H in our quest to find some intriguing lit journals that accept submissions electronically. For some reason, many big-name literary magazines tied to these letters have not made the jump. For example, the Georgia Review, Granta, Harper’s Magazine, and The Hudson Review still accept only paper snail-mail submissions. But don’t lose heart. Instead, take a look at the following journals that do allow electronic submissions:

Gigantic – Submishmash –  no fee – allows simultaneous submissions – year-round submissions

Glimmer Train – in-house submission manager – variable fees – allows simultaneous submissions – year-round submissions.

Note regarding the fees: While Glimmer Train runs contests throughout the year with reading fees of $15 to $20 per story, this journal also allows fee-free submissions of up to three stories per “standard” reading period in January, April, July, and October. Unlike many other journals, Glimmer Train also pays for stories that they accept during these standard periods. And just to give you a “glimmer” of hope that this journal pays attention to fee-free submissions, one story that I submitted fee-free garnered a “this is a good story” from one of the editors, even though they decided not to publish it.

Green Mountains Review – in-house submission manager – no fee – doesn’t address simultaneous submissions – variable

Greensboro Review – Submishmash – $3 fee (waived for subscribers) – allows simultaneous submissions – variable

Grist – Submishmash –  no fee – allows simultaneous submissions – July – October submissions

Guernica – e-mail submissions –  no fee – allows simultaneous submissions – year-round

Gulf Coast – in-house submission manager – no fee –allows simultaneous submissions – September – March submissions

Harvard Review – Tell It Slant – $3 fee –allows simultaneous submissions – September – May submissions

Hayden’s Ferry Review – Submishmash –  no fee – allows simultaneous submissions – year-round

Hobart– Submishmash –  no fee – doesn’t address simultaneous submissions – variable

Hunger Mountain – Submishmash – $3 fee –allows simultaneous submissions – year-round

A Sprinkling of Lit Journals That Take Electronic Submissions: E – F

Posted in Uncategorized by Caralyn Davis on February 4, 2012

We’re on a roll now, having hit the estimable letters “E” and “F.” Some spiffy journals are included in this group. Publication in one could generate fleeting literary fame or even a paycheck (see Electric Literature and Esquire). So take a look and see if any of these journals are a good fit for your work. And have a good life!

Eclectica Magazine – e-mail submissions – no fee – no simultaneous submissions – variable submission period

Ecotone – Submishmash – $3 fee –allows simultaneous submissions – August – April submissions

Electric Literature – Submishmash – no fee – allows simultaneous submissions – variable

Elimae – e-mail submissions –  no fee – no simultaneous submissions – year-round

Esquire – in-house submission manager – no fee – doesn’t address simultaneous submissions – variable

Failbetter.com – e-mail submissions –  no fee – allows simultaneous submissions – year-round

Fence – Submishmash –  no fee – allows simultaneous submissions – variable

Fiction Magazine – in-house submission manager – no fee – doesn’t address simultaneous submissions – September – April submissions

Fifth Wednesday – Submishmash –  no fee – allows simultaneous submissions – variable

Five Points – in-house submission manager – no fee – doesn’t address simultaneous submissions – variable

Flashquake – Submishmash –  no fee – allows simultaneous submissions – variable

Florida Review – Submishmash – $3 fee– allows simultaneous submissions – August – May submissions

Fourteen Hills – Submishmash –  no fee – allows simultaneous submissions – September – January and March – July submissions

Fourth River – Submishmash – $2 fee– allows simultaneous submissions – September – March submissions

Frigg – e-mail submissions –  no fee – allows simultaneous submissions – year-round

Fringe – e-mail submissions –  no fee – allows simultaneous submissions – variable

Front Porch Journal – in-house submission manager – no fee – allows simultaneous submissions – variable

Fugue – Submishmash –  no fee – allows simultaneous submissions – variable

PS-Several journals are now calling Submishmash “Submittable,” so there could have been a name change, but it’s the same system.