Hump Day Submission Carousel 10

#10: 3/31/21

It's Wednesday, so you know what that means! HUMP DAY SUBMISSIONS! Because it's easy to fall off the submission train during the week I'm presenting you with 3 cool and very different small journals currently open for submissions to save you research time! Pick one of the three journals presented and read some of the pieces in your genre. If you're not digging them, check the next journal. Don't agonize over it, if you're not enjoying the writing or you don't feel your writing would fit in there move along to the next journal. If none of them seem to fit... maybe next week? 

Journal 1Figure One. Figure One is an online journal of innovative poetry. As always read the newest issue. Click here for their submission guidelines. They read no fee submissions via Submittable. "Send us poems, send us sharp-edged word-objects you can’t quite call poems." 

"Figure 1 is a digital poetry journal founded in 2017. We’re committed to writing that reconfigures how we see the world. We aim to publish new and underrepresented voices that push against any slack thinking in the current literary scene."

Journal 2FOLDER. FOLDER is the online literary magazine that publishes just the work of one poet per issue, and they tend to lean towards work that is innovative or off-the-beaten-path. And also rad. Check out their submission guidelines as always, (they want just one email thread for all submissions ever—ie, if you submit again in, say, September, you'll send it in that same thread, not a new email composition. Different and you wanna honor their wishes. Check out their interview with Duotrope here. Also Check out their newest issue here. They read poetry via email from the 15-end of the month, every month.

From their Duotrope interview: "We house great works at our online home in perpetuity and will run in print yearly. As the months get on, we hope to become a warm roster of arresting voices at their leisure gathered into a fold." When asked to describe their ideal submission they gave a very good response: "What would you submit to a gallery who wanted to mount a solo show of your work?"
Journal 3The Cobalt Weekly. Cobalt Review was once a quarterly, they have a print annual and they have "The Cobalt Weekly" which is their eclectic weekly lit mag that reads no fee submissions in all genres all year via Submittable. Check out their submission guidelines here. And of course, as usual, read the most recent bunch of pieces published in your genre to get a good idea of what they're looking for.

From their Mission Statement: "Cobalt aims to publish works that radiate, that deeply affect us on a personal level. Our books and features are unique in form, voice, and content — often challenging common methods in literary narrative."

Get your writing out there! You got this! I know it's mid-week, but spending just a little bit of time with reading well-crafted creative writing in the middle of the week it can keep your creativity a little fresher when the weekend comes around. I think, at least.

Also a gentle reminder that Sparked is reading submissions of writing from Notebooking Daily prompts, so send them work now! And if you thought this post was helpful, consider shooting me a buck or two for my own future submissions or to help pay writers for Sparked (which comes out of my pocket). No pressure though. I'm just trying to get better with the begging for pennies, submission fees in 2020 are pretty monumental and 2021 is shaping up to be just as bad!