Where to submit reprints

UPDATED 5/2/2017

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 16 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.

You may also want to check out Publishing and Other Forms of Insanity blog’s similar list for all writing (not just poetry or no fee) here: 176 Literary Magazines Accepting Reprints

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


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Detailed list of 16 markets

A Quiet Courage

DEADLINE: Always open

SUBMISSION FEE: None

FORMS: microfiction and poetry in 100 words or less

PAYMENT: None

DUOTROPE: https://duotrope.com/listing/16951

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

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

Down in the Dirt

DEADLINE: Always open

SUBMISSION FEE: None

FORMS: poetry, prose, essays, and artwork

PAYMENT: None

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

Easy Street

DEADLINE: Always open

SUBMISSION FEE: None

FORMS: flash, fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, reviews, interviews, editorial columns, news, and opinion pieces

PAYMENT: None

DUOTROPE: https://duotrope.com/listing/16653

Front Porch Review

DEADLINE: Always open

SUBMISSION FEE: None

FORMS: fiction, poetry, essays and visual arts

PAYMENT: None

DUOTROPE: https://duotrope.com/listing/5042

Haggard & Halloo

DEADLINE: Always open

SUBMISSION FEE: None

FORMS: poetry, fiction, nonfiction

PAYMENT: None

DUOTROPE: https://duotrope.com/listing/1415

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

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 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 Fem

DEADLINE: Always open

SUBMISSION FEE: None

FORMS:  poetry, prose, flash fiction

PAYMENT: None

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

The Stray Branch

DEADLINE: Re-opens October 1, 2017

SUBMISSION FEE: None

FORMS:  poetry, stories, artwork, and photography

PAYMENT: None

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

Word-o-Mat

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

SUBMISSION FEE: None

NOTES: Printed zine

FORMS: poetry, flash fiction, flash nonfiction, artwork

PAYMENT: None

DUOTROPE: https://duotrope.com/listing/22064


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)
Abstract Magazine NEW!
Amaryllis [Poetry Swindon]
American Aesthetic Sonnet Competition, The [The American Aesthetic]
American Aesthetic, The
American Upheaval [Onyx Neon Press]
Anansesem
Ancient Paths Online [Ancient Paths]
Annapurna Magazine [Red Dashboard]
Anomaly Literary Journal
APIARY Magazine
asinine poetry
At the Gates of Dawn and Dusk: Eos and Aurora [Bibliotheca Alexandrina]
Atrium FLEDGLING
Augur Magazine FLEDGLING NEW!
Autumn Sky Poetry Daily
Bark, The
Beakful | Becquée [mgv2>publishing]
Best Australian Poems [Black Inc.]
Better Than Starbucks!
Bewildering Stories
Blue Stucco Press FLEDGLING
Bombay Literary Magazine, The
Bond Street Review, The [Ink Publications]
Bookends Review, The
Breakroom Stories, The [Iridum Sound]
Breath & Shadow
Broken City, The
Burningword Literary Journal
Cadaverine Magazine
cahoodaloodaling [Sundress Publications]
Calamaro
Canary [Hip Pocket Press]
Carillon Magazine
Carrier Pigeon
Cascadia Review
Cats With Thumbs [Raging Aardvark Publishing]
Cha: An Asian Literary Journal
Chantarelle’s Notebook
cherita, the FLEDGLING NEW!
Children, Churches and Daddies [Scars Publications]
Cicada [Cricket Media]
Clockwise Cat
Columbia Journal Online [Columbia Journal]
Commonline Journal, The
Communicators League
CommuterLit
concis
Conflict of Interest
Contemporary American Voices
Contemporary Haibun Online
Copperfield Review, The [Copperfield Press]
Corvus Review
CounterPunch
Creative Colloquy: A Literary Site
CSPS Poetry Letter, The [California State Poetry Society]
Curator
Danse Macabre
Defenestration
Degenerates: Voices for Peace
Donut Poems Anthology [Terrapin Books]
Doubleback Books [Sundress Publications] NEW!
Down in the Dirt [Scars Publications]
Dryland
Eagle Wings Press Anthologies
East Jasmine Review
Easy Street [The Lascaux Review]
Ekphrastic: writing and art on art and writing
ETC: A Review of General Semantics
Eunoia Review
Every Writer
Failed Haiku: A Journal of English Senryu
Fat Damsel, The
Fear of Monkeys, The
Fem, The
Fire Poetry
Firefly Magazine
Fjords Review
For the Sonorous FLEDGLING
Former People: A Journal of Bangs and Whimpers
FRiGG
Front Porch Review
Future Fire, The
Gamut
Germ Magazine
Ghazal Page, The
Ginosko Literary Journal
Gobshite Quarterly
Grasslimb Journal
Great American Poetry Show, The
GreenPrints
Haggard & Halloo
Halcyon Days
Harbinger Asylum [Transcendent Zero Press]
Heart of a Man [Vineyards Press]
hedgerow
Hektoen International
Hypertrophic Literary [Hypertrophic Press]
Imaginarium: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing [ChiZine Publications]
Indiana Voice Journal
Inigo Online FLEDGLING
Ink Sweat & Tears
Inlandia: A Literary Journey
Jeanette Cheezum’s cavalcadeofstars
Jewish Literary Journal
Kaleidoscope
Killing the Buddha
Ladybug [Cricket Media]
Lake, The
Lambda Literary Review [Lambda Literary]
Lascaux Review, The
Least Bittern Books
Legendary, The
Legends [Grey Wolfe Publishing]
Leopardskin & Limes
Light
Lighten Up Online
Lit.cat FLEDGLING
Loch Raven Review
London Reader, The
Long Story Short
Longer Than Expected: Adulthood After Life-Threatening Childhood Illness [Wising Up Press]
Los Angeles Review of Los Angeles, The [Deep Sett Press]
Lummox Poetry Anthology [Lummox Press]
Manic D Press
mediterranean poetry
Metaphor Magazine
Michigan Poet, The
Midnight Circus [EAB Publishing]
misfitmagazine.net
Missing Slate, The
Moledro Magazine
Mulberry Fork Review
Mystic Illuminations
Nanoism
Neon
NonBinary Review [Zoetic Press]
Nutshells and Nuggets
Open Palm Print
Orchards Poetry Journal, The FLEDGLING
Original Van Gogh’s Ear Anthology, The
Our Day’s Encounter
Out of Many Magazine FLEDGLING NEW!
Petite Hound Press
Phenomenal Literature
Phoenix Soul, The
Piker Press, The
Pink. Girl. Ink. Press
Poems-For-All
poems2go
POETALK
Poetic Medicine
poeticdiversity
Poetry in Plain Sight [Winston-Salem Writers]
Poetry Is Dead
Poetry Pacific
Poetry Super Highway
Poppy Road Review
Pounce
Project Nightingale FLEDGLING
PULP Literature
Quatrain.Fish
Quiet Courage, A
R-E-S-P-E-C-T What Does It Really Mean to Me? [Wising Up Press]
Rambutan Literary NEW!
Random Sample
Randomly Accessed Poetics [Penhead Press]
Reality Institute, The
Red Fez
Resource Publications [Wipf & Stock Publishers]
Rhetoric Askew FLEDGLING
Rising Phoenix Review, The [Rising Phoenix Press]
River Poets Journal
Road Not Taken: A Journal of Formal Poetry, The
Rufous City Review
Schuylkill Valley Journal, The
sea foam magazine
Section 8 Magazine
Shine Journal: The Light Left Behind, The
Shining Rock Poetry Anthology
Sick Lit Magazine
Skidrow Penthouse
Skinny Poetry Journal, The
SOFTBLOW
Soul-Lit
Spilling Cocoa Over Martin Amis
Spirit Fire Review [Indiana Voice Journal]
Stare’s Nest, The
Stepping Stones Magazine
Still Point Arts Quarterly
Straight Forward
Sub-saharan Magazine
Subprimal Poetry Art
SubverCity Transmit
Summerset Review, The
Surreal Poetics
Synesthesia Literary Journal
Terrain.org
Thick With Conviction
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
Trailer Park Quarterly
Travel by the Books
TreeHouse: An Exhibition of the Arts
Tunnel Magazine NEW!
Twelve Point Collective FLEDGLING
TYNETALES
Underwater New York
UnLost Journal [Unbroken]
Valparaiso Poetry Review
VerbalArt
VerseWrights
Violet Hour Magazine, The
vox poetica
Walking Is Still Honest [Nostrovia! Press]
Waterways
Wax Paper, The
Weirderary
WestWard Quarterly
Whirlwind Magazine
Wilderness House Literary Review
Wildflower Muse
Window Cat Press tumblr [Window Cat Press]
Wizards in Space FLEDGLING
WOLVES
Word-o-Mat FLEDGLING
Wordgathering
WordWorks Magazine [Federation of British Columbia Writers]
Workers Write!
World Enough Writers Beer, Wine, & Spirits Anthology [World Enough Writers]
Woven Tale Press, The
Write To Meow [Grey Wolfe Publishing]
Write to Wildlife Anthology Series [Grey Wolfe Publishing]
Write to Woof [Grey Wolfe Publishing]
Writers Resist FLEDGLING
Writing Disorder, The
Writing In A Woman’s Voice FLEDGLING
Your Daily Poem