I spent a lot of time organizing my copy of the public Google doc Journals That Pay FOR POEMS. I finally got it all set the way I wanted with the journals with the nearer deadlines at the top. Today’s submission is to Ecotone.
From their about page:
Ecotone’s mission is to publish and promote the best place-based work being written today. Founded at the University of North Carolina Wilmington in 2005, the award-winning magazine features writing and art that reimagine place, and our authors interpret this charge expansively. An ecotone is a transition zone between two adjacent ecological communities, containing the characteristic species of each. It is therefore a place of danger or opportunity, a testing ground. The magazine explores the ecotones between landscapes, literary genres, scientific and artistic disciplines, modes of thought.
From their submissions page:
Ecotone, the literary magazine dedicated to reimagining place, welcomes a wide range of voices. Please review our complete guidelines before submitting. We strongly encourage writers to read work we’ve published before sending their own. A selection of work from recent issues is featured here on our website, where you can also order a copy of the magazine.
Ecotone will be open to submissions, by post and via Submittable, from August 15–October 1, and again from December 15–February 1. We adhere strictly to posted dates. Any mailed submission postmarked outside the listed submission periods will be recycled unread. We may occasionally close submissions within these window for administrative reasons; if we do so, the new dates will be posted.
Thankfully they have some of their archives online for viewing. Even with that, it felt like it took me a long time to find poems that fit with the tone of this publication. I hope I at least came close. I submitted five poems so maybe ONE will spark them. Fingers crossed!
Are you submitting your work to journals and magazines? What has your experience been so far? I would love to hear from you in the comments!