Where to submit reprints

UPDATED 3/4/2021

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 10 lit mags who accept reprints that accept online submissions for no fee. 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.

AND, here’s another incredible current list on the The Edge of Memory blog!

105 Literary Magazines Accepting Reprints (Updated for 2021)

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


Detailed list of 10 markets

Bewildering Stories

DEADLINE: Always open

SUBMISSION FEE: None

NOTES: devoted to speculative and experimental writing

FORMS: novels, novellas, short stories, poetry, drama, articles, essays, reviews, graphic art and music

PAYMENT: None

DUOTROPE: https://duotrope.com/listing/463

Cahoodaloodaling

DEADLINE: Check site for 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

Doubleback Review

DEADLINES: Always open (rolling)

"We will respond to submissions on or before the first of the month prior to the release of the next issue (i.e., September 1 or March 1)."

FORMAT: digitally online

SUBMISSION FEE: None

PAYMENT: None

FORMS: poetry, flash fiction, short prose

Down in the Dirt

DEADLINE: Always open

SUBMISSION FEE: None

FORMS: poetry, prose, essays, and artwork

PAYMENT: None

DUOTROPE: https://duotrope.com/listing/4147

Literary Mama

DEADLINE: Always open

SUBMISSION FEE: None

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

PAYMENT: none

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

Neon

DEADLINE: Always open

SUBMISSION FEE: None

FORMS: poetry, flash fiction, short stories

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

The Bark

DEADLINE: Always open

SUBMISSION FEE: None

NOTES: Magazine about life with dogs

FORMS:  poetry, fiction, nonfiction

PAYMENT: The Bark pays upon publication; compensation varies according to complexity and length of article and is individually negotiated.

DUOTROPE: https://duotrope.com/listing/14372

The Stray Branch

DEADLINE: Check site for deadlines

SUBMISSION FEE: None

FORMS:  poetry, stories, artwork, and photography

PAYMENT: None

DUOTROPE: https://duotrope.com/listing/3627

For the Sonorous

DEADLINE: Check site for deadlines

NOTES: Previously published is okay. For this issue, all contributors will be women/non-binary people of color.

SUBMISSION FEE: None

PAYMENT: None

FORMS: poetry, prose, and art

DUOTROPE: https://duotrope.com/listing/21908


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!

Abstract Magazine
Academy of the Heart and Mind
After the Pause
Agony Opera
AHF Magazine [Wolfian Press]
AIOTB: As It Ought To Be
Aloka
Alternating Current Press Charges fees for some submissions
Ancient Paths
Angela Poetry Magazine [Wax Poetry and Art]
Antarctica Journal
Ariel Chart: International Literary Journal
As Above So Below
Aurora & Blossoms PoArtMo Anthology [Auroras & Blossoms Creative Arts Journal] Charges fees for some submissions
Autofocus FLEDGLING
Autumn Sky Poetry Daily
Belle Ombre
Beltway Poetry Quarterly
Between These Shores Literary & Arts Annual [Between These Shores Books]
Bewildering Stories
The Bitchin’ Kitsch
Bitter Fruit Review NEW!
Blue Lake Review
Blue Minaret Literary Journal
The Bond Street Review [Ink Publications]
Braided Way Magazine
Breath & Shadow
The Broadkill Review [Broadkill River Press]
The Broken City
Brown Bag Online
Butter Press
The Catholic Poetry Room
The Chained Muse
Chantarelle’s Notebook
The Charles Carter
the cherita
Cherry-House Press
Children, Churches and Daddies / CC&D [Scars Publications]
CHILLFILTR Review
Coastal Shelf Charges fees for some submissions
The Collidescope
Communicators League
CommuterLit
Constellate Literary Journal
Continue The Voice
Corvus Review
The Current [Short Circuit]
Dark Elements
Datura [mgv2>publishing]
The Deadly Writers Patrol
Defenestration
Derelict Lit [Malarkey Books]
Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought
Didcot Writers Writing Competition [Didcot Writers] Charges fees for some submissions
Die Leere Mitte
Dishsoap Quarterly
Doubleback Review [Sundress Publications]
Down in the Dirt [Scars Publications]
Dreaming Big Blog [Dreaming Big Publications]
The Drunken Llama
The Ekphrastic Review
Empty House Press
Ephemeral Elegies
Ethel Zine
Eunoia Review
Farside Review FLEDGLING
The Fear of Monkeys
Featured Poets
The Field Guide Poetry Magazine [Honeyguide Literary Magazine]
First Literary Review – East
The Font: A Literary Journal for Language Teachers
Former People: A Journal of Bangs and Whimpers
Founder’s Favourites
Fragmented Voices Magazine [Fragmented Voices Press]
FRiGG: A Magazine of Fiction and Poetry
From the Finger Lakes: a Memoir Anthology [Cayuga Lake Books] NEW!
Front Porch Review
The Future Fire
The Galway Review
Germ Magazine
Ginosko Literary Journal
Glint Literary Journal
Gobshite Quarterly
GreenPrints
Hamline Lit Link
Harbinger Asylum [Transcendent Zero Press]
hedgerow
The Hellebore
Ice Lolly Review NEW!
Impspired
Irreantum
Jewish Literary Journal
The Journal of Undiscovered Poets NEW!
Kaleidoscope [UDS: United Disability Services]
Killing the Buddha
Lady/Liberty/Lit
Ladybug [Cricket Media]
The Lake
Lambda Literary Review [Lambda Literary]
Lanke Review FLEDGLING
The Lascaux Review
The Light Bulb
Light: a journal of light verse
Lighten Up Online
Living through Science Fiction: True Stories from the COVID-19 Crisis [Planet Scumm]
The Los Angeles Review of Los Angeles [Deep Sett Press]
Lost Pen Magazine
The Lumiere Review
Mediterranean Poetry
Memoir Mixtapes
Micro Podcast FLEDGLING
MiGoZine [Paloma Press]
Miriam’s Well
Misery Tourism
Misplacement Digital Magazine [Misplacement] FLEDGLING
Nanoism
Necro Productions Magazine
Neon: A Literary Magazine
NonBinary Review [Zoetic Press]
Northwest Indiana Literary Journal
Nostos: Poetry, Fiction, and Art [Longship Press]
Optopia: A Solarpunk Zine
Organic Ink Anthology Series [Dragon Soul Press]
The Original Van Gogh’s Ear Anthology
Our Day’s Encounter
Parkinson’s Poetry FLEDGLING NEW!
peculiar: a queer literary journal
Pen and Anvil Press
Pensive: A Global Journal of Spirituality & the Arts
Peripheries
Phenomenal Literature
The Phoenix Soul
The Piker Press
Pink Panther Magazine
Poems for Occasions [Angela Poetry Magazine]
Poems-For-All
The Poet
Poetic Medicine
poetically magazine FLEDGLING
Poetry and Places FLEDGLING
Poetry Online FLEDGLING
Poetry Pacific
Poetry Pause [League of Canadian Poets] Charges fees for some submissions
Poetry Super Highway
Portland Metrozine
Postscript Magazine
PPP Ezine
Publishing Genius Blog [Publishing Genius]
PULP Literature
Random Sample
Recenter Press Poetry Journal [Recenter Press]
Reckoning
Red Fez Charges fees for some submissions
Retreats from Oblivion: The Journal of NoirCon [NoirCon]
Riggwelter
The Rising Phoenix Review [Rising Phoenix Press]
The Road Not Taken: A Journal of Formal Poetry
The Rye Whiskey Review
Saffron Lit
San Diego Poetry Together Challenge [The City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture]
Screen Door Review
Scribes*MICRO*Fiction [Fairfield Scribes] FLEDGLING
Sein und Werden
Sir Socks Le Chat
The Skinny Poetry Journal
Sleet Magazine
SOFTBLOW
Soul-Lit
Sparks of Calliope
Spirit Fire Review [Indiana Voice Journal]
Spittoon Monthly [Spittoon Literary Magazine]
Still Point Arts Quarterly [Shanti Arts LLC]
Sub-Saharan Magazine
Subjectiv
The Sunlight Press
Sybil
Terrain.org
A Thin Slice of Anxiety
The Tide Rises, The Tide Falls
Tigershark [Tigershark Publishing]
Time Of Singing
Tipping the Scales Journal
Tipton Poetry Journal [Brick Street Poetry Inc.]
TreeHouse: An Exhibition of the Arts
United Faedom Publishing Poetry Anthology [United Faedom Publishing]
The UNIverse Journal
UnLost Journal [Ambidextrous Bloodhound Productions]
Valparaiso Poetry Review
Vita Brevis Poetry Magazine [Vita Brevis Press]
Voices Israel Anthology Series [Voices Israel]
The Wax Paper
Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest [Winning Writers]
WestWard Quarterly: The Magazine of Family Reading
WHLR: Wilderness House Literary Review [Wilderness House Press]
Wilda Morris’s Poetry Challenge
Willows Wept Review
WINK: Writers in the Know
Wolff Poetry Literary Magazine
Wordgathering
The Woven Tale Press Magazine
The Writers and Readers’ Magazine
The Writing Disorder
Writing In A Woman’s Voice
Yasou! A Celebration of Life
Yellow Medicine Review
Your Daily Poem