100 Submissions in 100 Days – #2 AGNI

I am going down the list from the public Google document Journals That Pay FOR POEMS. Yesterday’s post was A Public Space, where I did TWO submissions of a total of FIVE poems but I am only counting it as ONE submission.

Today’s submission will be to AGNI. AGNI was founded in 1972 at Antioch College by undergraduate Askold Melnyczuk, a then-aspiring (now accomplished) writer with his own vision of a vehicle for alternative news, visual arts, and literature. Melnyczuk was interested in creating a magazine that would feature a new generation of writers and visual artists. AGNI publishes poetry, short fiction, and essays.

From their guidelines page is some good news for those accepted:

Thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, every writer AGNI publishes in 2015, whether in print or online, will receive double our old standard rates. AGNI now pays $20 per page for prose and $40 per page for poetry, with a $300 maximum. We believe writers should be paid as well as possible, and we’re proud to have been paying equally for print and web publication since the advent of AGNI Online in 2003.

To submit, you have to create a profile. The submission guidelines are linked on the profile creation page. I couldn’t find where it gave an approximate time for them to let people know if the work had been accepted or not. I also didn’t see any specification on what type of file they preferred to receive. In the Google document linked above, it lists the average response time as 70 days so I will add that to my submissions reply reminder calendar.

The submission fee is listed as zero on the public Google document Journals That Pay FOR POEMS, but you can’t read full prior issues online. You have to order the print magazine issue to see the full content, but they do have a few titles available to read online. Just like with my prior submission, I read the items found online.

From the items they have on their online magazine, the overall style feels intellectual and sometimes abstract. It also seems that they favor shorter poems. I am going to send a three of my best poems (different than the ones submitted to A Public Space) and see what happens. Wish me luck! ^_^

Are you submitting your work? What has your experience been so far? I would love to hear from you in the comments!



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