Click here to download the spreadsheet: Poetry Magazine/Journal Ratings for Emerging Poets with Paying Markets
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Clifford has done an excellent job with his methodology to help him determine how to manage simultaneous submissions: “If on the other hand I had received an acceptance from an unknown magazine, it would kill me to have to withdraw from Ploughshares if I had made the mistake of submitting to both at the same time. . . . So I came up with this simple system. I would rank magazines based solely on the number of Pushcart Prizes and Special Mentions the magazines had won over a ten year period.”
If you appreciate his listing, click the link to his page above and make a small donation to support Clifford’s efforts or better yet, purchase one of his books.
Becky Tuch’s Lit Mag Starter Kit Listings for Traditional and/or Quirky
Whether you are just starting to consider submitting your work or are submitting regularly, part 1 of this article by Becky Tuch gives a reviewer’s inside look at the most traditional and well-done journals and lit mags; and part 2 gives a reviewer’s inside look at the most quirky. Both include links to each with a brief description. It also includes information on The Review Review, which is a valuable resource for detailed reviews of many others publications, as well as access to calls for submissions and other writer resources.
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Emerging Writers Listings
Compiled and combined from three major sources:
Aerogramme Writer’s Studio: 25 (More) Publication Opportunities for Emerging Writers—“In September we shared 13 Publication Opportunities for Emerging Writers. This post got a great response and so here, by popular demand, are 25 more literary journals and magazines that welcome submissions from new and emerging writers.”
Write Habit: Literary Journals—“The following literary journals regularly publish emerging writers and sometimes publish new writers (emerging meaning writers who have not yet published a book, and new meaning writers who have not yet published in journals). Always read a journal’s submission guidelines carefully! Go to the FAQs page for more info on submitting.”