To find out more about Submission requirements for literary magazines in general, be sure to check out the Poet’s Market 2008. According to the Editorial Review on Amazon.com, the Poet’s Market 2008 helps writers “find all the information necessary to research markets and submit poetry for publication. In addition to market listings, the 2008 Poet’s Market provides how-to material on preparing and submitting manuscripts, identifying markets, relating to editors, and other solid information that makes the book an ideal beginner’s resource as well as a trusted marketing guide that seasoned poets turn to year after year. Includes the latest developments in poetry writing and publishing through Insider Reports by and about working poets and editors.”
Even though it’s only mid-February, the submissions for our May 2008 Inaugural issue are really pouring in. As editors, we have the hard choice of deciding which submissions to publish; a process that is difficult because all of the submissions we’ve received show great talent.
While we have had some notable authors contribute submissions for possible publication, we do anonymous reads on our work, meaning that we don’t know who wrote the piece of work we’re reviewing. This ensures that we publish writing based solely on its merit, and not because we might be partial to a particular author’s work.
Doing anonymous reads are fairly common process in literary magazines, and even more common in literary contests. Pick up a copy of the Poet’s Market 2008 to find out more about the editing and publishing process that goes into creating a literary magazine.