Does your blog or your participation in an online workshop jeopardize your future as a published poet? Are poems posted to personal blogs or workshopped on-line “previously published”?
Some editors believe so. It’s a question that matters to blogging poets everywhere. We’ve been exploring this topic over the last week or two and are very grateful for the time and energy many poetry magazine editors have taken to articulate their positions in this regard. As you will see from the input below, the editor community is divided on this topic.
So if you are a magazine editor, given the ambiguity and pervasiveness of this issue in the poetry blogosphere, please consider editing your submissions guidelines to state clearly where your publication stands on this point. If you would like to participate in the discussion by guest-blogging your own post, email me at nic_sebastian at hotmail dot com.
Related blog posts:
- Hey, magazine editors!
- Blog-posted poems redux
- Blog-posted poems again
- Definition of ‘publication’ & the importance of editors
- Blog-posted Poems. Includes link to suggestion for editors from Steve Schroeder.
- Go, qarrtsiluni! (22 Nov 07 – In which editors revise their policy and I revise my thinking.)
Publications that accept blog-posted poems:
- The Shit Creek Review (Editor’s comments) Guidelines updated May 2007 to reflect policy.
- No Tell Motel (Editor’s comments)
- Lily (Editor’s comments) Guidelines updated May 2007 to reflect policy.
- Right Hand Pointing
- Hobble Creek Review
- Blue Fifth Review (Editor’s comments) Guidelines updated June 2007 to reflect policy.
- Barn Owl Review
- SmokeLong (Editor’s comments)
- Inch (Editor’s comments)
- qarrtsiluni (October 2007: Updated previous no-blog-posted-poems policy to allow poems that have appeared “in the author’s own blog, if the appearance was temporary or of an earlier draft.” For editors’ comments, scroll to bottom at this link.)
- the diagram: “We don’t republish work that has been printed elsewhere online or in print (personal websites excepted).”
Publications actively uninterested in blog-posted poems: