I have been prepping myself for a fall semester full of submitting because I’m starting to understand that writing is 50% not actually writing. That is to say that submitting and the rest of the administration that goes into having a business in the arts is just as important as the writing itself.
So I am submitting. I am rejected. I am hopeful.
If you are floundering in the same shallow pool of self doubt, I am happy to offer up my google spreadsheet as a resource. Based on Clifford Garstang’s ranking of literary magazines, I created a spreadsheet to organize when each literary magazine is accepting submissions, the requested word count, and what I think of the work being published — if it’s like mine, or, as the case usually is, categorically not.
While I am mainly concerned with the Fiction submissions, I have included a tab with Clifford’s Nonfiction and Poetry rankings so it may be of service to my brothers from another form. Click through the image below for the google sheets.
This is not a completed form, so If you have some information to add to this list, please share it with me. If there is a column that might benefit all of us please let me know!
I hope this helps you on your path to publication, rocky though it may be. May the odds be ever in your favor!