25 Literary Journals that Accept Reprints

Written by Emily Harstone

Publishing your work is wonderful. Even though my work has been published hundreds of times, I still get excited every time a new publication containing my work gets released.

However, once you have published a short story or a poem, most literary journals are not interested in publishing it again. After all, it has already been published elsewhere. That is fine because most manuscript publishers want poems and short stories that have been published before. It gives your work more credibility.

Still, the more a poem or short story is published, the more exposure it gets. A number of my poems have been published three times. This is because I often will submit to journals that accept reprints. I particularly like to do this if my poem was initially published in print. Print journals are not read as often and it is harder to share your work in them with others.

The following 25 literary journals accept reprints. The list is in no particular order. Not all of these journals are open to submissions at this time, but most are.

1. Down In the Dirt
Down in the Dirt is a literary journal that publishes poetry and prose in print and electronic formats.  To learn more, visit their website here:  http://scars.tv/down-in-the-dirt.htm

2. Word-o-Mat
Word-o-Mat is an independent publisher of new, short, international writing plus a zine vending machine. It was born out of a love affair between short stories, zines and clunky machinery. They publish all genres as long as your work is under 2000 words. Learn more here: http://word-o-mat.com/.

3. The Bark
This magazine about dogs pays their writers. Learn more here: http://thebark.com/.

4. Easy Street
Easy Street publishes flash, fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, reviews, interviews, editorial columns, news, and opinion pieces (Perspectives) on relevant topics. Learn more here: http://www.easystreetmag.com/submit/

5. Bewildering Stories
This very approachable journal publishes all genres of writing. They do prefer to publish reprints only of hard to find elsewhere work (such as print only). Learn more here: http://www.bewilderingstories.com/

6. Digital Fiction Publishing Corp.
This is not a literary journal, rather it is an ongoing science fiction, fantasy, and horror anthology series. They publish a lot of reprints. You can learn more here: http://digitalfictionpub.com/submit/

7. Luna Station Quarterly
They publish science fiction written by women. To learn more, visit their website here: http://lunastationquarterly.com/submissions/

8. The Breakroom Stories
The Breakroom Stories is an audio journal that publishes two pieces of fiction each month. They specialize in strange tales and weird storytelling. To learn more, visit their website here: http://www.thebreakroomstories.com/

9. East Coast Review
This journal publishes poetry and prose. They have a relatively high acceptance rate. To learn more, visit their website here:  http://www.eastcoastliteraryreview.com/

10. Neon
This wonderful print and e-journal based out of the UK has been featured by us before, and for good reason. They publish great short stories and poems. To learn more, visit their website here: http://www.neonmagazine.co.uk/

11. Slick Lit Magazine
This is an approachable publisher of a wide variety of genres. Learn more at their website here: https://sicklitmagazine.com/

12. Avatar Review
Avatar Review is an electronic journal that publishes poetry and fiction. They have a fairly high acceptance rate. To learn more, visit their website here: http://www.avatarreview.net/

13. The Stray Branch
This is an electronic journal that is open to submissions of genre work. They publish fiction and poetry and have a rather high acceptance state. To learn more, visit their website here: http://www.thestraybranch.org/

14.Haggard and Halloo
Haggard and Halloo is an online and print journal that accepts poems and short stories, including reprints. Learn more here: http://www.haggardandhalloo.com/submit-writing/

15. Glint
Glint Literary Journal, a publication of the Department of English at Fayetteville State University, celebrates innovation in style and voice. They welcome submissions in poetry, short fiction, creative nonfiction, and visual art from persons of diverse cultures, nationalities, and religions. Learn more here: https://glintjournal.wordpress.com/

16. 1932 Quarterly

This Midwest based print journal accepts previously published literary work. Learn more here: http://1932quarterly.com/submit/faq/

17. Califragile

Califragile is a “portrait of turning, questioning, stretching, stepping up. Our name is a nod to our bioregion here in Northern California. But the fragile faultline we explore is planetwide and in each person.” They publish only poetry and not all of the poetry they publish interacts directly with the focus of their journal. If you do not here from them in 30 days, assume rejection. Learn more here: https://califragile.org/submissions/

18. The Legandary

The Legandary is an online journal that publishes a wide range of writing. They are open to previously published submissions as long as the author has the rights to the work. Learn more here: http://www.downdirtyword.com/about.html

19. Geist

Geist is a Canadian literary journal and all submissions must be made by authors who have some connection to Canada. Their findings section focuses on reprinting excerpts from published work and works-in-progress. They do not accept reprints outside of this. To learn more, go here: http://www.geist.com/writers/submit.

20. Bifrost

Bifrost is only open to submissions from college students and those who have graduated within the past year. To learn more, go here: https://bifrostreview.com/submissions/.

21. Hedgerow: A Journal of Small Poems

They are open to publishing poems that have previously been published on social media. They are not interested in reprinting work that has been published in other journals. Learn more here: https://hedgerowhaiku.com/submissions/

22. DNA Magazine

This beautiful UK-based magazine is open to republishing work as long as it was not published in the last 12 months and the author has the rights to the piece. To learn more, go here: http://www.dnamag.co.uk/submit/

23. Ginosko Literary Jornal

They publish short fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, social justice, and literary insights. To learn more, go here: http://www.ginoskoliteraryjournal.com/downloads.htm

24. The Lake

This is an online poetry Journal. They are open to previously published poems as long as the author retains copyright and that they were published at least one year prior to submitting. Learn more here: http://www.thelakepoetry.co.uk/submit/

25.  Nice Cage

Nice Cage is a literary journal open to a variety of work. They are open to previously published work as long as the original publisher allows it. Learn more here: https://www.nicecage.com/guidelines.html.


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