Where to submit reprints

UPDATED 10/18/2018

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 11 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: 185 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 11 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

Down in the Dirt

DEADLINE: Always open

SUBMISSION FEE: None

FORMS: poetry, prose, essays, and artwork

PAYMENT: None

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

Front Porch Review

DEADLINE: Always open

SUBMISSION FEE: None

FORMS: fiction, poetry, essays and visual arts

PAYMENT: None

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

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

Crooked Teeth

DEADLINE: Check site for deadlines

FORMAT: some online, some print, events in the California Bay Area

NOTES: Previously published is okay, as long as the artist still retains rights.

SUBMISSION FEE: None

PAYMENT: None

FORMS: fiction, poetry, music, visual 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!

1932 Quarterly
45 Poems: Reflection & Response [Eleventh Transmission]
Abstract Magazine
After the Pause
AHF Magazine [Wolfian Press]
Alternating Current Press
The American Aesthetic
Ancient Paths Online [Ancient Paths]
Anomaly Literary Journal
Antarctica Journal
Anthology Askew [Rhetoric Askew]
APIARY Magazine
Ariel Chart
Atrium
Avatar Review
The Bark
Barren Magazine FLEDGLING
Beakful | Becquée
Before After/Godwink
Belle Ombre
Belletrist Online [Belletrist]
Better Than Starbucks Sonnet Contest [Better Than Starbucks] NEW!
Bewildering Stories
Bifrost Review
The Bitchin’ Kitsch
Blue Lake Review
The Bond Street Review [Ink Publications]
Bonnie’s Crew
The Breakroom Stories [Iridum Sound]
Breath & Shadow
The Broken City
The Brown Orient FLEDGLING
Café Aphra
cahoodaloodaling [Sundress Publications]
Canary [Hip Pocket Press]
Carrier Pigeon
Cha: An Asian Literary Journal
Chantarelle’s Notebook
the cherita
Children, Churches and Daddies [Scars Publications]
Clockwise Cat
Collective Unrest FLEDGLING
Come and Go Literary FLEDGLING
Communicators League
CommuterLit
Constellate Literary Journal FLEDGLING
Contemporary American Voices
Contemporary Haibun Online
The Copperfield Review [Copperfield Press]
Corvus Review
Creative Colloquy: A Literary Site
The CSPS Poetry Letter [California State Poetry Society]
Danse Macabre
Datura [mgv2>publishing]
Defenestration
Delphinium [REaDLips Press]
Didcot Writers Writing Competition [Didcot Writers]
DNA Magazine
Down in the Dirt [Scars Publications]
The Ekphrastic Review
Eunoia Review
Failed Haiku: A Journal of English Senryu
The Far-Shining One: A Devotional in Honor of Helios and Sol [Bibliotheca Alexandrina]
The Fear of Monkeys
Fire Poetry
First Literary Review – East
FlashBack Fiction FLEDGLING
foam:e
The Font: A Literary Journal for Language Teachers
For the Sonorous
Former People: A Journal of Bangs and Whimpers
Founder’s Favourites
FRiGG
Front Porch Review
The Future Fire
The Galway Review
Germ Magazine
Ginosko Literary Journal
Gnome On Pig Productions
Gobshite Quarterly
Good Works Review [FutureCycle Press]
Grasslimb Journal
GreenPrints
Hamline Lit Link
Harbinger Asylum [Transcendent Zero Press]
hedgerow
Hektoen International
Highland Park Poetry Challenge [Highland Park Poetry]
Humanities Annual Review [Humanities Fund]
Indiana Voice Journal
Ink Drift
Inkfully
Inlandia: A Literary Journey
Isacoustic
Jeanette Cheezum’s cavalcadeofstars
Jewish Literary Journal
Kaleidoscope [United Disability Services (UDS)]
Killing the Buddha
Ladybug [Cricket Media]
The Lake
Lambda Literary Review [Lambda Literary]
The Lascaux Review
Leaf Garden Press
Least Bittern Books
The Legendary
Leopardskin & Limes
Light
Lighten Up Online
Loch Raven Review
Lockjaw Magazine
The London Reader
Long Long Journal FLEDGLING
Longer Than Expected: Adulthood After Life-Threatening Childhood Illness [Wising Up Press]
The Los Angeles Review of Los Angeles [Deep Sett Press]
Make Your Way: An Anthology of Choices [Manawaker Studio]
Manic D Press
Mediterranean Poetry
Memoir Mixtapes
The Michigan Poet
Miriam’s Well
Misery Tourism
misfitmagazine.net
Mizmor L’David Anthology [Poetica Magazine]
Mystic Illuminations
Nanoism
NonBinary Review [Zoetic Press]
Northwest Indiana Literary Journal
Nutshells and Nuggets
One Person’s Trash
Open Palm Print
The Orchards Poetry Journal
The Original Van Gogh’s Ear Anthology
Our Day’s Encounter
Paperbark
peculiar
Perspectives Magazine
Phenomenal Literature
The Phoenix Soul
The Piker Press
Pink Panther Magazine
Poems and Numbers [Hermana Resist Press]
Poems-For-All
poems2go
POETALK
Poetic Medicine
Poetry Is Dead
Poetry Pacific
Poetry Super Highway
Poppy Road Review
PULP Literature
Quatrain.Fish
Qutub Minar Review FLEDGLING
r.kv.r.y.
Re-Creating Our Common Chord Anthology [Wising Up Press] NEW!
The Reality Institute
Red Fez
Resource Publications [Wipf & Stock Publishers]
Riddled With Arrows
Riggwelter
Rise Up Review
The Rising Phoenix Review [Rising Phoenix Press]
River Poets Journal
Rootstalk
Scarlet Leaf Review
Screen Door Review
sea foam magazine
Sea to Sky Review
Shining Rock Poetry Anthology
The Skinny Poetry Journal
SOFTBLOW
Soul-Lit
Spilling Cocoa Over Martin Amis
Spillwords Press
Spirit Fire Review [Indiana Voice Journal]
Squares & Rebels Walt Whitman Tribute Anthology [Squares & Rebels]
STAT®REC / Statement of Record
Stepping In: Raising Our Children’s Children [Wising Up Press] NEW!
Still Point Arts Quarterly
Straight Forward
The Stray Branch
The Sunlight Press
Sybil FLEDGLING
Terrain.org
Three Drops from a Cauldron [Three Drops Press]
Tigershark [Tigershark Publishing]
Time Of Singing
Tipton Poetry Journal [Brick Street Poetry Inc.]
TL;DR Quarterly [TL;DR Press] FLEDGLING
The Tower Journal
Trafika Europe
TreeHouse: An Exhibition of the Arts
Tunnel Magazine
Turn A Page Or Two
The Turnip Truck(s) [Im-possible]
Underwater New York
UnLost Journal [Ambidextrous Bloodhound Productions]
Vagabond City
Valparaiso Poetry Review
VerbalArt
Vita Brevis
Vitamin ZZZ FLEDGLING
vox poetica
Waterways: Poetry in the Mainstream
The Wax Paper
Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest [Winning Writers]
WestWard Quarterly
Wilderness House Literary Review
WINK: Writers in the Know
Wordgathering
WordWorks Magazine [Federation of British Columbia Writers]
Workers Write!
The Woven Tale Press
The Writing Disorder
Writing In A Woman’s Voice
Your Daily Poem