Wednesday, November 28, 2007


I'm tossing this out to the greater blogosphere.

For those of you who go through the slush pile rigamarole as a route to publication, how do you pick and chose lit mags? It's tough to keep up with what's out there. I try to surf websites and snoop around before sending out packets--but I'm wondering if there's a better, centralized source?


Brent Goodman said...

I've discovered tons of new places to send work by snooping other po-blog's "where I've been published" link lists. I've also been using to find new outlets.

Most excellent Do's/Don'ts, btw.

fancy nuts

C. Dale said...

Nothing like a little Master and Servant early in the morning... I check the acknowledgment pages of books I like. I also check po blogs and check out the magazines themselves both on and off line.

Collin said...

I get ideas from other poets I know and mostly by keeping up with the po blogs.

RJGibson said...

FN: Thanks. I'm going to start checking Duotrope. Thanks...I realized compiling the list last night how many I broke...and how much harder my creative life's been at times because of it.

CDY: Indeed! I've been in an 80s alterna mood lately. I used to try and pick up new hard copies of mags I wasn't familiar with...that's proved a little difficult. I think I'm going to resort to perusal copies and back issues in addition to snooping online.

Collin: This seems solid. I've gotten lucky actually with both of those...but I hate bothering my friends.