I’m back to using my edited copy of the public Google doc Journals That Pay FOR POEMS and today I am looking at Ellipsis. The original document had a bad link so I did a Google search to see if they were even still in print. Found that they had a Facebook page that hadn’t been updated since January of this year and the FB page had the same bad link. So, I messaged them on Facebook to see if they were even still in existence. Got a message back with a new link and went to work.
They don’t have an “about” page per se, but they did have this blurb on the main page:
ellipsis is a literature and art journal published each April by the students of Westminster College in Salt Lake City (since 1965).
On the same page is does mention this about their submissions:
ellipsis accepts submissions of poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and drama August 1 through November 1. We accept submissions in visual art until January 1.
When I clicked the Submit link on the top menu bar, this is what I found:
We accept English language submissions in poetry, short fiction, creative non-fiction, drama, and art. Our submission period is August 1 through November 1 for poetry, short fiction, drama, and creative non-fiction. We accept art submissions from August 1 through January 1. Please read the guidelines for each genre below.
Please include a cover letter with a brief contributor’s note with the following: your address, telephone number, and email address.
Simultaneous submissions are welcome but withdraw your submission immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere.
We pay our contributors $10 for each poetry or art piece and $50 for each prose piece, plus two free copies of the issue.
Submissions cannot be accepted via email.
There was not a link to any online samples of the work they have previously accepted so I basically was taking a shot in the dark with the five poems I sent. Keeping my fingers crossed nonetheless.
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!