melodious call for submissions

Here is a call for submissions that is music to these ears at least:

I do not desire material that has been previously published in other literary magazines, but stuff that’s been posted to personal blogs is fine.

Way to go! Clarity is all for the blogging poet. Blogging poets love editors who let poets know up front where they (the editors) stand on the blog-posted poem issue, so poets don’t waste editor-time or poet-time by submitting blog-posted poems to blog-posted-poem-haters.

You know.

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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.

2 thoughts on “melodious call for submissions”

  1. Thanks for linking to my call for submissions!

    I’m a poet, too, and I don’t like it when editors don’t accept blog-posted poems or simultaneous submissions. Certainly, it’s their prerogative, but it kind of makes me suspect that perhaps said editors are not also poets.


  2. Hi Juliet — Of course I prefer it when editors do accept blog-posted poems, but what I’ve been beefing about lately is when they don’t say either way up front, so you have to waste everyone’s time by querying with or before your submission. Spelling it out in the submissions guidelines (as you did, which is what I was celebrating) is the way to go! We just had a long discussion on this topic, summarized here. Thanks for stopping by. Nic

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