Where to submit reprints

UPDATED 11/10/2019

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 9 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, I just found another incredible current list on the Writing Matters blog!

122 Literary Magazines Accepting Reprints (Updated for 2019)

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!

87 Bedford
Abstract Magazine
Academy of the Heart and Mind
After the Pause
Agony Opera
AHF Magazine [Wolfian Press]
The American Aesthetic
Anansesem
Ancient Paths Online [Ancient Paths]
Antarctica Journal
Ariel Chart
Aromatica Poetica
As Above So Below
Avatar Review
The Bark
Barren Magazine
Beakful | Becquée [Datura]
Belle Ombre
Belletrist Online [Belletrist Magazine]
Better Than Starbucks Sonnet Contest [Better Than Starbucks]
Bewildering Stories
The BeZINE
The Bitchin’ Kitsch
Black Coffee Review FLEDGLING
Black Poppy Review
Blue Lake Review
Braided Way Magazine
The Breakroom Stories [Iridum Sound]
Breath & Shadow
The Broadkill Review [Broadkill River Press]
The Broken City
cahoodaloodaling [Sundress Publications]
Califragile
Call + Response Journal
Celebrating Change
Cha: An Asian Literary Journal
Chantarelle’s Notebook
The Charles Carter
the cherita
Cherry-House Press
Children, Churches and Daddies [Scars Publications]
The Collidescope FLEDGLING
Columbia Journal Online [Columbia Journal]
Communicators League
CommuterLit
Constellate Literary Journal
Contemporary Haibun Online
The Copperfield Review [Copperfield Press]
Corvus Review
Creative Colloquy: A Literary Site
Culture Cult Magazine [Culture Cult Press]
Danse Macabre
Datura [mgv2>publishing]
Deep Wild Journal: Writing from the Backcountry
Defenestration
Delphinium [REaDLips Press]
Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought
Didcot Writers Writing Competition [Didcot Writers] Charges fees for some submissions
Doubleback Review [Sundress Publications]
Down in the Dirt [Scars Publications]
Dream Noir Charges fees for some submissions
The Drunken Llama
The Ekphrastic Review
Eldritch Lake Magazine and Podcast FLEDGLING
The Elixir Magazine
Empty House Press
Ethel Zine
Eunoia Review
The Fear of Monkeys
fingers comma toes
Fire Poetry
First Literary Review – East
FlashBack Fiction
foam:e
The Font: A Literary Journal for Language Teachers
Former People: A Journal of Bangs and Whimpers
Founder’s Favourites
Fresh Air Poetry FLEDGLING NEW!
FRiGG
The Fringe
Front Porch Review
The Future Fire
The Galway Review
Germ Magazine
Ginosko Literary Journal
Gobshite Quarterly
Grasslimb Journal
GreenPrints
Halcyon Days
Hamline Lit Link
Harbinger Asylum [Transcendent Zero Press]
hedgerow
Hektoen International
Hellebore Scholarship Award [The Hellebore]
The Hellebore
Impspired FLEDGLING NEW!
Inlandia: A Literary Journey
Introspective Collective
Isacoustic
Jars of Wine [Angelical Ravings Zine]
Jeanette Cheezum’s cavalcadeofstars
Jewish Literary Journal
Kaleidoscope [USD: United Disability Services]
Killing the Buddha
La Scrittrice
Lady/Liberty/Lit
Ladybug [Cricket Media]
The Lake
The Lascaux Review
Leopardskin & Limes
Light
Lighten Up Online
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
A Million Ways
Miriam’s Well
Misery Tourism
Mithila Review
Mother Mary Anthology [Madville Publishing] NEW!
Nanoism
Neon
Northwest Indiana Literary Journal
Nthanda Review
Nutshells and Nuggets
Open Palm Print
The Orchards Poetry Journal
The Original Van Gogh’s Ear Anthology
Our Day’s Encounter
Paperbark
peculiar
Pen and Anvil Press
Periphery: a journal of word and image (Peripheries) NEW!
Phenomenal Literature
The Phoenix Soul
The Piker Press
Pink Panther Magazine
Poemeleon: A Journal of Poetry
Poems for Occasions [Angela Poetry Magazine]
Poems-For-All
poems2go
Poetic Medicine
Poetry Pacific
Poetry Super Highway
Poppy Road Review
Popshot Quarterly
Porridge Online [Porridge Magazine]
Portland Metrozine
Progressive Poetics [FutureCycle Press]
PULP Literature
Quatrain.Fish
Random Sample
The Reality Institute
Rewilding: Poems for the Environment [Split Rock Review]
Rhetoric Askew Anthology [Rhetoric Askew, LLC]
Riggwelter
Rise Up Review
River Poets Journal
The Rye Whiskey Review
Scarlet Leaf Review
Screen Door Review
sea foam magazine
Shining Rock Poetry Anthology
The Sirens Call eZine [Sirens Call Publications]
The Skinny Poetry Journal
Sleet Magazine
Society of Classical Poets High School Poetry Competition [The Society of Classical Poets Journal]
SOFTBLOW
Soul-Lit
Spirit Fire Review [Indiana Voice Journal]
Still Point Arts Quarterly [Shanti Arts LLC]
Straight Forward
The Stray Branch
Sub-Saharan Magazine
The Sunlight Press
Sybil
Terrain.org
Tigershark [Tigershark Publishing]
Time Of Singing
Tipton Poetry Journal [Brick Street Poetry Inc.]
Trafika Europe
TreeHouse: An Exhibition of the Arts
TulipTree Publishing Story of the Week [TulipTree Publishing]
Turn A Page Or Two
The Turnip Truck(s) [Im-possible]
The UNIverse Journal
UnLost Journal [Ambidextrous Bloodhound Productions]
Vagabond City Literary Journal
Valparaiso Poetry Review
Vita Brevis Poetry Magazine [Vita Brevis Press]
vox poetica
Watch Your Head FLEDGLING
Waterways: Poetry in the Mainstream
The Wax Paper
Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest [Winning Writers]
WestWard Quarterly
WHLR: Wilderness House Literary Review
Wilda Morris’s Poetry Challenge
WINK: Writers in the Know
Wolff Poetry Literary Magazine
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