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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.


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 7 lit mags who accept reprints. I selected these 7 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 over 200 poetry markets identified as accepting reprints in their database. I’ve also filtered the list to those that take online submissions and do not charge fees. 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 7 markets


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


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“We accept simultaneous submissions and will consider previously published work, however preference will be given to unpublished material.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




DEADLINE: Rolling deadlines


NOTES: Themed submission calls

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



East Coast Review

DEADLINE: Rolling deadlines


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

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



Literary Mama

DEADLINE: Always open


NOTES: They will consider reprints if the work is not currently available online. 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



Poetry Super Highway

DEADLINE: Always open


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



Silver Birch Press

DEADLINE: Rolling deadlines


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

FORMS: poetry, flash fiction


DUOTROPE: Search for their themed submission calls separately on Duotrope

The Fem

DEADLINE: Submissions are rolling – always free, always open


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



The rest of the list

IMPORTANT: Read guidelines carefully! Some of these markets may not be accepting submissions currently, may charge fees for some projects, may only accept reprints when solicited or if the work is not currently available online, etc. Happy submitting!

7×20 (Seven By Twenty)

Amaryllis [Poetry Swindon]

American Aesthetic Sonnet Competition, The [The American Aesthetic]

American Aesthetic, The


Ancient Paths Online [Ancient Paths]

Annapurna Magazine [Red Dashboard]

Anomaly Literary Journal

asinine poetry

Assaracus [Sibling Rivalry Press]

Autumn Sky Poetry Daily

Avatar Review

Bark, The

Beakful | Becquée [mgv2>publishing]

Bedazzled Ink Publishing Company

Beechwood Review

Better Than Starbucks! FLEDGLING

Bewildering Stories

Blood and Roses: A Devotional Anthology in Honor of Aphrodite [Bibliotheca Alexandrina]

Bombay Literary Magazine, The

Bond Street Review, The [Ink Publications]

Boston Poetry Magazine

Breakroom Stories, The [Iridum Sound]

Breath & Shadow

Burningword Literary Journal

Cadaverine Magazine



Canary [Hip Pocket Press]

Carcinogenic Poetry [Virgogray Press]

Carillon Magazine

Carrier Pigeon

Cascadia Review

Cats With Thumbs [Raging Aardvark Publishing]

Cha: An Asian Literary Journal

Chantarelle’s Notebook

Children, Churches and Daddies [Scars Publications]

Cicada [Cricket Media]

Clockwise Cat

Columbia Journal Online [Columbia Journal]



Conflict of Interest

Contemporary American Voices

contemporary haibun online

Copperfield Review, The [Copperfield Press]

Corvus Review


Creative Colloquy: A Literary Site

Cricket Online Review

CSPS Poetry Letter, The [California State Poetry Society]


Danse Macabre



Down in the Dirt [Scars Publications]

drylandlit_press / L.A. LIT EDITION

Eagle Wings Press Anthologies


East Jasmine Review


Easy Street [The Lascaux Review]

Ekphrastic: writing and art on art and writing

Eskimo Pie

ETC: A Review of General Semantics

Eunoia Review

ExFic [Portent Press]

Failed Haiku: A Journal of English Senryu

Fear of Monkeys, The

Fem, The

Feminist Wire, The

Firefly Magazine


Font, The

Former People: A Journal of Bangs and Whimpers


Front Porch Review

Future Fire, The

Germ Magazine

Ghazal Page, The

Ginosko Literary Journal

Gobshite Quarterly

Grasslimb Journal

Great American Poetry Show, The


Ground: poetry faith and doubt

Haggard & Halloo

Halcyon Days

Heart & Mind Zine NEW!


Hektoen International

HIV Here & Now Anthology [Indolent Press]

Hypertrophic Literary [Hypertrophic Press]

Ink Sweat & Tears

Inlandia: A Literary Journey

Jeanette Cheezum’s cavalcadeofstars

Jewish Literary Journal, The


Killing the Buddha

Labletter Monthly Notes Series, The [The Labletter]

Ladybug [Cricket Media]

Lake, The

Lambda Literary Review [Lambda Literary]

Lascaux Review, The

Least Bittern Books

Legendary, The

Legends [Grey Wolfe Publishing]


Lighten Up Online

Linnet’s Wings, The

Loch Raven Review

Lockjaw Magazine

Long Story Short

Los Angeles Review of Los Angeles, The [Deep Sett Press]

Manic D Press

Measure: A Review of Formal Poetry [Measure Press]

mediterranean poetry

Metaphor Magazine

Michigan Poet, The

Missing Slate, The

Mithila Review

Moledro Magazine FLEDGLING

Mulberry Fork Review

Mystic Illuminations


No Extra Words

NonBinary Review [Zoetic Press]

Nutshells and Nuggets


Oneiric Moor, The

Open Palm Print

Original Van Gogh’s Ear Anthology, The

Our Day’s Encounter

Pantheon Magazine

Petite Hound Press

Phenomenal Literature

Phoenix Soul, The

Piker Press, The

Pink. Girl. Ink. Press

Poeming Pigeon: A Literary Journal of Poetry, The [The Poetry Box]




Poetic Medicine


Poetry Is Dead

Poetry of Capital, The FLEDGLING

Poetry Pacific

Poetry Studio

Poetry Super Highway


PULP Literature



Quiet Courage, A


Random Sample

Randomly Accessed Poetics [Penhead Press]

Reality Institute, The

Red Fez

Resource Publications [Wipf & Stock Publishers]

Rising Phoenix Review, The [Rising Phoenix Press]

River Poets Journal

Rufous City Review

Schlock Magazine

Schuylkill Valley Journal, The

Section 8 Magazine

Shine Journal: The Light Left Behind, The

Shining Rock Poetry Anthology

Sick Lit Magazine

Skidrow Penthouse

Skinny Poetry Journal, The



Spilling Cocoa Over Martin Amis

Spirit Fire Review [Indiana Voice Journal] FLEDGLING

Starving Artist, The

Stepping Stones Magazine

Still Point Arts Quarterly

Straight Forward: A Poetry Journal

Stray Branch, The

Summerset Review, The

Survivor’s Review

Synesthesia Literary Journal

Thick With Conviction

Thirteen Ways

This Space

Three Drops from a Cauldron [Three Drops Press]

Tigershark [Tigershark Publishing]

Time Of Singing

Tipton Poetry Journal [Brick Street Poetry Inc.]

Topology Magazine [*culture is not optional]

Touch: The Journal of Healing

Tower Journal, The

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

Trafika Europe

Transnational, The

Travel by the Books

TreeHouse: An Exhibition of the Arts FLEDGLING


Underwater New York

Valparaiso Poetry Review



vox poetica

Walking Is Still Honest [Nostrovia!]


Wax Paper, The

Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest [Winning Writers]

WestWard Quarterly

Whirlwind Magazine

Wilderness House Literary Review

Wildflower Muse

Window Cat Press tumblr [Window Cat Press]



Workers Write!

Woven Tale Press, The

Write To Meow [Grey Wolfe Publishing]

Write to Wildlife Anthology Series [Grey Wolfe Publishing]

Write to Woof [Grey Wolfe Publishing]

Writing Disorder, The

Writing Raw

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5 replies »

  1. I was thinking of this very topic: a poem of mine was chosen for display for the Arte Latino Now 2017 exhibit which will run for a month in Queens University in Charlotte and I was wondering if that poem would be considered published after the exhibit was over….

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  2. This question has plagued me.

    I had a blog with almost no readership for like a year and had published some fiction on it.

    I deactivated it and nothing comes up on Google. If I wanted to submit any of that work, would I be in trouble?


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