Written by Emily Harstone May 22nd, 2023

26 Journals Open to Publishing Reprints

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 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.

Luna Station Quarterly
They publish speculative fiction written by women. Reprints must be at least three years past their initial publication date to be considered.

One Story
An award-winning nonprofit publisher, they are open to reprints if your story has been published in print only, outside of North America. They pay well.

Empty House Press
They bill themselves as “looking for writing that addresses the way narrative and presence adhere to place and the way they vanish. We encourage broad interpretations of what the idea or image of an empty house might evoke. This includes but is not limited to writing about home, landscape, place, memory, and of course, the atmosphere of previously inhabited spaces.” They are open to publishing work that appeared on an author’s personal site or blog or at an online venue that has closed, as long as that the work is otherwise no longer available and appropriate acknowledgements are included.

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.

Ginosko Literary Journal
They publish short fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, social justice, and literary insights.

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.

This isn’t a traditional literary journal, rather it is a collection of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction that was published in literary journals that are now defunct and so readers can no longer read your work online.


Zooscape is a magazine that publishes stories that prominently feature an anthropomorphic animal figure (or figures). They pay $0.08/word for original stories, and $20 for reprints. They plan to reopen to submissions in December 2023.

They publish literary fiction and essays. Pay is $100-200 for original fiction and creative nonfiction. They consider reprint fiction and creative nonfiction, as long as the writer retains the rights or second-publication rights can be obtained, but they do not pay for reprints.

Doubleback Review
They “only publish previously-published work from journals that no longer exist; we do not publish previously unpublished work nor previously published work that is still available online or in active print circulation.”

Lotus Eater Magazine
They publish poetry, fiction, nonfiction, literary reviews, and photographs. They publish reprints as long as they were originally published at least three years ago.

Radon Journal
Radon welcomes short story and poetry submissions containing elements of anarchism, transhumanism, dystopia, and/or science fiction. They pay for reprints, as well as previously unpublished work.

Remington Review
An established online publisher of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. They’re looking for the best up-and-coming authors in each genre. They accept reprints as long as your submission contains information about past publications.  

The Dread Machine
A publisher of futuristic dark fiction, speculative fiction, slipstream, literary science fiction, and cyberpunk. They also like magical realism, dystopias and utopias, unconventional societies, and diverse protagonists. They accept reprints, as long as the writing doesn’t appear anywhere else online for free. They pay even for reprints.

Escape Pod
A science fiction  podcast, and they also publish stories online. Pay is $100 for reprints, and $0.08/word for original stories. This magazine is from the Escape Artists suite, its sister magazines are PodCastle, Cast of Wonders, and PseudoPod.

An audio + online magazine of fantasy fiction. They accept reprints of stories that have previously appeared on Patreon. They pay $20-100 for reprints, and $0.08/word for original stories. See their schedule for open submission windows.

Cast of Wonders
An intersectional feminist young adult podcast, and they also publish stories online – fantasy, science fiction, and horror. They accept reprints, including those previously published on Patreon, and those previously published in audio format. They pay $20-100 for reprints, and $0.08/word for original stories. See their schedule.

An audio + online magazine of horror. They accept reprints. They pay $20-100 for reprints, and $0.08/word for original stories. See their schedule. In fact, they have a special call for horror reprints, for stories that have been/will be published in 2023.

They publish poetry, flash fiction, creative nonfiction essay and memoir and they will consider work previously published in small-circulation journals, websites, or blogs with credit to first publishers. They have very slow response times.

Dodging the Rain
A wonderful poetry journal, they accept previously published material as long as the rights have reverted to the author.

Aromatica Poetica
They publish works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and art, that engage with smell and taste. They prefer work that has not been previously published, but accept reprints as long as you acknowledged when and where it was first published.

Random Sample Review
They publish poetry, prose, and hybrid work. They  prefer unpublished work, but  they “will consider work that has been previously published as long as you let us know where it was published, and that publication allows for republishing”.

Apricity Magazine
The official literary and arts magazine of the University of Texas at Austin,  Apricity accepts previously published work.

Our Day’s Encounter
A poetry blog that allows repints.

The Collidescope
They accept reprints as long as the author has retrained the rights. They publish “fiction, poetry, critical essays, reviews, interviews, novel excerpts, and the unclassifiable.” Also, “We gravitate mostly toward magical realism and the surreal/slipstream. This is not the place for slice-of-life fiction unless your language is experimental.”

Emily Harstone is the author of many popular books, including The Authors Publish Guide to Manuscript SubmissionsSubmit, Publish, Repeat, and The 2022 Guide to Manuscript Publishers.

She regularly teaches three acclaimed courses on writing and publishing at The Writer’s Workshop at Authors Publish. You can follow her on Facebook here.



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