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What is “previously published” and where can I submit reprints?

The article “What Is Considered Previously Published Writing?” on Writer’s Relief does a great job explaining all the nuances of determining if your work should be considered previously published. For example, is the original publisher still online? Is the issue out of print? Do blogs and social networking posts count?

Many literary magazines and journals will state clearly what they consider previously published in their submission guidelines, but not all do. If you are unsure, send a quick email and ask the editor before submitting.

Also, make sure you still retain rights to the work before submitting it as a reprint to another publication. For more info on the different types of copyrights commonly used, see Copyright Information for Writers on Poets&Writers website.

Okay, now you’ve done your homework… time to submit.

reprints

If you have poetry or other writing which has been previously published, but the readership was low or perhaps it was only in print and not online, you may want to submit it to literary magazines and journals that accept work as a reprint.

There are two lists below. The first is a detailed list of 12 lit mags who accept reprints. I selected these 12 because they are markets I am familiar with and have most likely previously submitted to myself or read on a regular basis. The second list is from Duotrope and includes all the poetry markets identified as accepting reprints in their database. Read the guidelines carefully. Some may only take reprints if solicited, others may have changed their guidelines since originally listed with Duotrope.

For more info on how to submit to literary magazine and journals, read my Submission Tips here.

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Detailed list of 9 markets

Blue Monday Review

DEADLINE: Rolling deadlines

SUBMISSION FEE: None

NOTES: “We will consider previously published material but have a slight bias toward unpublished work.”

FORMS: poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction

PAYMENT: poetry $10, reprints $5

DUOTROPE: https://duotrope.com/listing/13709

BurningWord

DEADLINE: Rolling deadlines each quarter, due the 15th of the previous month

SUBMISSION FEE: None

NOTES: “We accept simultaneous submissions and will consider previously published work, however preference will be given to unpublished material. Please include all publication information where applicable.”

FORMS: poetry, flash fiction, and flash nonfiction

PAYMENT: None

DUOTROPE: https://duotrope.com/listing/7898

Cahoodaloodaling

DEADLINE: Rolling deadlines

SUBMISSION FEE: None

NOTES: Themed submission calls

FORMS: visual and audio art, poetry, literature, as well as essays, non-fiction, screenplays, collaborations and even letters home

PAYMENT: None

DUOTROPE: https://duotrope.com/listing/7892

East Coast Review

DEADLINE: Rolling deadlines

SUBMISSION FEE: None

NOTES: “Previously published work is acceptable, just let us know where it was originally published.”

FORMS: poetry, flash fiction, short fiction, and art

PAYMENT: None

DUOTROPE: https://duotrope.com/listing/13374

Literary Mama

DEADLINE: Always open

SUBMISSION FEE: None

NOTES: They publish “literary writing about the many faces of motherhood. Since 2003, we have featured poetry, fiction, columns, and creative non-fiction that may be too raw, too irreverent, too ironic, or too body-conscious for traditional or commercial motherhood publications.”

FORMS: poetry, fiction, columns, and creative non-fiction

PAYMENT: none

DUOTROPE: https://duotrope.com/listing/981

Neon

DEADLINE: Always open

SUBMISSION FEE: None

NOTES: “Reprints and simultaneous submissions are okay, but please let me know if a piece is published elsewhere.”

FORMS:  one story, a couple of flash fictions, or several poems

PAYMENT: None

DUOTROPE: https://duotrope.com/listing/1097

Poetry Super Highway

DEADLINE: Always open

SUBMISSION FEE: None

NOTES: Poetry Super Highway features a couple of poets every week in their Poet of the Week on their main web site and only publishes previously published poetry when it isn’t currently published on the web, in other words, it can only be previously published in print.

FORMS: poetry

PAYMENT: None

DUOTROPE: https://duotrope.com/listing/5389

Silver Birch Press

DEADLINE: Rolling deadlines

SUBMISSION FEE: None

NOTES: They have accepted found poetry and reprints of my work in the past and are great to work with.

FORMS: poetry, flash fiction

PAYMENT: None

DUOTROPE: Search for their themed submission calls separately on Duotrope

The Fem

DEADLINE: Submissions are rolling – always free, always open

SUBMISSION FEE: None

NOTES: “We review works of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and art. We encourage thought-provoking works that highlight the personal experiences of women, LGBTQIA individuals, people of color, people with disabilities, etc. We also encourage experimental pieces that mix genres and show us something new with structure – if it mixes genres, don’t stress –  we’ll figure out where to place it.”

FORMS:  poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and art

PAYMENT: None

DUOTROPE: https://duotrope.com/listing/16924

The rest of the list

America is not the World [Pankhearst] NEW!

Autumn Sky Poetry Daily

Avatar Review

Barbaric Yawp

Bark, The

Beakful | Becquée [mgv2>publishing]

Beechwood Review FLEDGLING

Beorh Weekly

Bewildering Stories

Big City Lit

Birds We Piled Loosely/Tangential Bird Piles, The

Birmingham Poetry Review

Bombay Literary Magazine, The

Bond Street Review, The [Ink Publications]

Boston Poetry Magazine

Broken City, The

Burningword Literary Journal

Cadaverine Magazine

cahoodaloodaling

Calamaro

Canary [Hip Pocket Press]

Carrier Pigeon

Cascadia Review

Catch & Release [Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art]

Catharsis FLEDGLING NEW!

Century 121

Cha: An Asian Literary Journal

Children, Churches and Daddies

Clean Sheets MATURE

Cliterature MATURE

Cloudy Cephalopod [Typoetic.us] FLEDGLING NEW!

Commonline Journal, The

Conceit Magazine

Copperfield Review, The

Corvus Review

CounterPunch

Creative Colloquy

Cricket Online Review

Danse Macabre

Deep South Magazine

Defenestrationism

Digital Papercut [Wordpool Press]

Down in the Dirt

East Coast Literary Review

EcoTheo Review NEW!

Ekphrastic: writing and art on art and writing FLEDGLING NEW!

Eskimo Pie

Every Writer

Extract(s)

Fear of Monkeys, The

Fem, The NEW!

Feminist Wire, The

Fjords

Font, The NEW!

Front Porch Review

Furious Gazelle’s Halloween Contest, The [Furious Gazelle, The]

Garland of the Goddess [Bibliotheca Alexandrina]

Geist

Ghazal Page, The

Ginosko Literary Journal

Gobshite Quarterly

Good Men Project, The

Great American Poetry Show, The

hedgerow NEW!

Hypertrophic Literary [Hypertrophic Press]

Indiana Voice Journal

Inlandia: A Literary Journey

Jewish Literary Journal, The

Labletter Monthly Notes Series, The [Labletter, The]

Lake, The

Lambda Literary Review [Lambda Literary]

Lascaux Review, The

Leaf Garden Press

Legendary, The

Legends [Grey Wolfe Publishing]

Linnet’s Wings, The

Literary Mama

Literation, A

Long Story Short

Lotus-eater NEW!

Lunch at Giverny [New Codices Press]

Mad Poets Review

Manic D Press

MEAT STORIES FLEDGLING NEW!

mediterranean poetry

Meridian Anthology of Contemporary Poetry

Metaphor Magazine NEW!

mgversion2>datura [mgv2>publishing] MATURE

Michigan Poet, The

Midwestern Gothic

miller’s pond poetry magazine

misfitmagazine.net

Missing Slate, The

Moon Monthly Magazine, The

Mouse Tales Press

Mulberry Fork Review

Naissance Chapbooks / chapbookpublisher.com

Nazar Look

Neon

New Wave Vomit

OF ZOOS

Oneiric Moor, The FLEDGLING NEW!

OSA Enizagam

Our Day’s Encounter

Palettes & Quills

Pay Attention: Poems for Oral Interpretation FLEDGLING NEW!

Pear Drop

Petite Hound Press

Phenomenal Literature

POETALK NEW!

Poetry Pacific

Poetry Super Highway

Quiet Courage, A

r.kv.r.y.

Randomly Accessed Poetics [Penhead Press]

Reality Institute, The

Referential Magazine

River Poets Journal

Rufous City Review

Schuylkill Valley Journal, The

Semaphore Magazine

Shine Journal: The Light Left Behind, The

Sidereal Journal

Sixers Review

Skidrow Penthouse

Snapdragon: A Journal of Art & Healing

Snapping Twig

SOFTBLOW

Stepping Stones Magazine: ALMIA

Still Crazy

Still Point Arts Quarterly

Stirring [Sundress Publications]

Storyteller, The

Subprimal Poetry Art

SubverCity Transmit FLEDGLING NEW!

Summerset Review, The

Survivor’s Review

Sybaritic Press

Synesthesia Literary Journal FLEDGLING NEW!

Tales of the Zombie War

Tellus

Terrain.org

Thank You For Swallowing FLEDGLING NEW!

Thirteen Ways FLEDGLING NEW!

This Space NEW!

Time Of Singing

Tinderbox Editions Anthology of Lyric Essays [Tinderbox Editions] FLEDGLING NEW!

Tipton Poetry Journal

Touch: The Journal of Healing

Tower Journal, The

TQ Review: A Journal for Trans* // Queer Voices [Damaged Goods Press] FLEDGLING

Transnational, The

Travel by the Books

TulipTree Review [TulipTree Publishing]

Typoetic.us

Underwater New York

Unlost Journal [Unbroken] FLEDGLING NEW!

Uproot: A Literary Journal

Valparaiso Poetry Review

Vehicle, The

VerbalArt

Verse-Virtual

Walking Is Still Honest [Nostrovia!]

Waterways

WestWard Quarterly

Window Cat Press tumblr [Window Cat Press]

Wordgathering

Write To Meow [Grey Wolfe Publishing] NEW!

Write to Wildlife Anthology Series [Grey Wolfe Publishing]

Write to Woof [Grey Wolfe Publishing]

Writing Disorder, The

Writing Raw

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