Monday, May 16, 2016

Blacklist of Journals Who CHARGE for Submissions

"The job of publishers is to publish, and that involves not only creating a physical product but also marketing it. The job of writers is to write and submit the results to publishers. If writers pay submission fees to the publishers, publishers have less incentive to find an audience for what they publish." -Louie Crew Clay, Rutgers

Here is a blacklist of journals who charge for unsolicited submissions in order to fund themselves. This article blasts them as "vanity" publishing. I am shocked by some of the big names on this list! And most likely the unpublished are the ones paying for costs of publishing more well-known poets.
Add Minerva Rising who charges $15 on submittable, although they pay $35.

The post also states that Submittable, who can charge up to $29, is in part responsible for journals passing on their fees to starving poets and writers!
"Journals that have free, open submission periods during the year have been excluded from the list. Contests have also been excluded, except where the only way to submit to a journal is through a contest entry." posted by English Kills Review (on Tumbler)

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Wynne Huddleston is a poet, musician and teacher. Her first book of poetry, From the Depths of Red Bluff, ISBN: 978-0-9840483-2-8, published by the Mississippi Poetry Society, Inc., is now available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Ms. Huddleston is the Mississippi Poetry Society 2014 Poet of the Year. Her poetry has been published in numerous publications including the Birmingham Arts Journal, Camroc Press Review, Stymie Magazine, Danse Macabre, Orange Room Review, New Fairy Tales Anthology, Ink, Sweat & Tears, and Four and Twenty. Her poem, Same Stars, Different Houses received a Pushcart Nomination from Deep South Magazine. Awards include the 2013 MPS Award, and Winner of the Grandmother Earth National Contest 2010 for Environmental Poetry. Ms. Huddleston was born in Lone Star, Texas, but has lived in Mississippi most of her life. She has been an elementary music teacher for 25 years, and has 2 grown sons, and 2 grandchildren.