Spent another long day finishing up going through the 173 publications listed on the public Google doc Journals That Pay FOR POEMS. I made a personal copy and added a column for the end date for submissions. Then I sorted by the end date.
Today’s submission is to The Impressment.
From their About page:
The Impressment Gang Journal Association is a not for profit organization that is dedicated to the literary and arts community in Halifax, Nova Scotia (and the world!). Our primary focuses are to print impressive new writing, and engage in cultural criticism and review. We try to stay on top of these goals by attending local festivals, events, and reaching out to like-minded individuals and organizations. We also throw fun parties with no cover, cheap drinks, and pay-what-you-can magazines.
From their Submissions page:
* We like original and innovative work.
** We accept submissions of poetry, fiction, non-fiction, review and writing in general.
*** We print three times per year: spring, summer, fall/winter.
**** To get the best idea of what we are looking for, read our publication.
This is just the first part of the page. If you are going to submit, you’ll need to read the full guidelines via the link above.
I clicked the Archive link on the top menu bar but it took me to a page that requires a password to enter. So I went back to the Home page and scrolled down to find that they did have a link to online samples of past items published. It’s a very small sampling, though. Only 3 items. It will have to do because I don’t want to wait for a print copy to be sent to me.
I went ahead and selected the six poems I submitted based on the samples I was able to read. Further down on the submissions page it does warn that there is up to a SIX MONTH wait time on responses to submissions. It’s a good thing I changed my goal from 100 rejections in 100 days to be 100 submissions in 100 days. It’s going to be a long wait on replies from most of the mags and journals!
Are you submitting your work to journals and magazines? What has your experience been so far? I would love to hear from you in the comments!