Blog-posted poems again

Two of our recent guest-blogger editors, Eric Melbye of Segue and Susan Culver of Lily, have edited their submissions guidelines!

Segue’s guidelines now say:

We do not accept previously published creative work. “Previously published” includes final drafts published on blogs, personal web sites, etc.

Lily’s guidelines now say:

Lily’s editorial staff does not consider poems posted to a personal blog or an online workshop as previously published.

Many thanks to Eric and Susan. There are definitely two sides to this debate and clarity is all for the blogging poet. If you’re a poetry magazine editor with submissions guidelines that don’t address this point, please consider editing them for clarity. 

More on the whole blog-posted poems issue here.

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Nic Sebastian

Nic is the author of Forever Will End On Thursday and Dark And Like A Web. She founded the now-archived Whale Sound site and is co-founder of The Poetry Storehouse. Nic blogs at Very Like A Whale and Voice Alpha.

One thought on “Blog-posted poems again”

  1. Quick question/note.

    I’m happy to see that Segue’s guidelines make reference to final drafts that have been posted on blogs, etc (no mention is made of workshops). Presumably this leaves room for the sharing of working drafts online through the workshopping process.


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