Roundup: Getting Published

In our Roundups segment, we’re looking back at all the great posts since the blog started in 2009. We explore posts from our archives as well as other top literary magazines, centered on a certain theme to help you jump-start your week. This week we have posts on submitting and getting published.

You’ve heard it before. To get published, first you must submit. And submit. And submit.

But how do you go about doing it, and what does each journal look for? We’ve compiled posts from some of the top literary magazines and what each has to say about submission.

  • If you want to publish in Ploughshares, start by taking these tips from Sarah Banse.
  • On rejection slips, The Review Review says, “You may set fire to rejection slips, show them proudly to your friends, use them as coasters for consolatory margaritas, but do not write anything in response.”

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We are always looking for great work. Have you considered submitting to Ploughshares?

About Jon Simmons

Jon Simmons is the marketing intern at Ploughshares Literary Magazine and a BFA in Writing, Literature & Publishing candidate at Emerson College. Jon writes short stories and poems and many to-do lists.
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5 Responses to Roundup: Getting Published

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  2. Else says:

    This is a great post – fantastic contributions from the New Yorker ReviewReview and yourselves – but the Writer’s Digest contribution is surely full of errors. For one, any manual of style will tell you the punctuation goes outside the quotation marks for titles of stories, etc, anything that is not speech. For two, many other blogs on this subject (including those from ReviewReview) do advise highlighting that you are unpublished, as the journal then has the opportunity to be the first to discover you.

  3. david watts says:

    … thank you so much for this great resource. I say that before even reading all the material; experience suggests I’ll be even more grateful once I’ve read and digested all that’s there.

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