Thursday, March 9, 2017

Publishing and republishing

Besides publishing a current list of literary magazines accepting reprints, the blog Published to Death includes a link to poetry publishers accepting unagented manuscripts. And it's not just for poetry. There are listings for all genres, including visual, and their markets and includes cool links such as . . . calls for submissions by the month, paying markets etc. Yes, there are similar sites, but this is a good one.


Of course, Duotrope is, at least in my limited experience, the best of the best when it comes to offering an "extensive, searchable database of current fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and visual art markets, a calendar of upcoming deadlines, a personal submissions tracker, and useful statistics compiled from the millions of data points". Yes, that's their description but it is what they do and they do it well. I was a subscriber until they erected a paywall. After that I couldn't justify the expense. I seldom followed through and actually submitted anything.


I did a poetry blog instead. Poetry needs to be free. However, that means if I want to publish something elsewhere, in a "real" publication, I must find publishers who accept reprints.  Annasadhorse may be one of the the least visited sites in the universe but most publishers automatically refuse anything unless they get first rights. Rock and a hard place.

10 comments:

Roy said...

That kinda sucks. I didn't realize a blog constituted being published.

I like your graphic there. What are the odds that you would see this just as Lenore dropped a dish on the kitchen floor?

asha said...

Yeah. It does suck. Publishers fancy themselves, not just gatekeepers, but Gods with power over life and death.

Thanks for the feedback. Glad you like it. That image is based on a photo I took of a vending machine.

Anonymous said...

Did you lose the hand-set printing press ?

asha said...

I sold all three of my letterpresses. Who is this? How do you know I had them? Are you a friend from the old days?

Anonymous said...

I saw a letterpress buried in the garden
or was it a little dog to cry so long on

asha said...

Anonymous, who are you?

Anonymous said...

Oh , Michael who hears you eat peaches noisily .

asha said...

MB? Is that you?

Anonymous said...

No , nay a bee . I give rainbow krisna light to a black alley
theatre , asha' harmonium below .

Anonymous said...

Unpublished , I appreciate the three libraries that have archived my artisan, hand-made book .

Your friend ,
Michael Johnson