Thursday, August 06, 2009

Quick turnaround

Anyone have a short list of journals that turn submissions around quickly? I'm thinking of compiling such a list to add to my website's resources page. In going through the list of places I've submitted to in the last year, I was struck by the increasing number of periodicals that take more than six months to reply, or never reply at all, despite the inclusion of an SASE. I suppose their keeping my stamp sans reply constitutes minor theft, actually.

This practice of non- or slow response is unprofessional and disrespectful to poets. Another example of the degradation of the art form, in my opinion -- and what's worse, by its very practitioners. Rather than ding the journals that have sloppy practices, I'd rather praise the editors who uphold reasonable professional standards.

So I'm hoping you can help me compile this list of good places to send work!

5 comments:

  1. Beloit Poetry Journal, Zzyvia, Threepenny Review.

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  2. Cool, Jeannine, thanks! I like all three of these journals to boot, so quick turnaround puts them high on my list.

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  3. Perigee estimates response time for you, and follows up very well. Will post more, need to scour through my book-marks first.

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  4. Field, Poetry Northwest, Georgia Review and Southwest Review have been pretty consistent at getting back to me in 1-2 months, with good or bad news.

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  5. Thanks, David. I added those to the list. One to two months seems to me very reasonable.

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