Rabbit Season/Duck Season/Submission Season

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I used to love that Looney Tunes cartoon where Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck would argue over rabbit and duck season until Bugs fooled Daffy into saying, "It's duck season. Duck season!" And then, he'd get shot, and say something like, "I hate you," to Bugs--who's so smart, yet always (always) takes a wrong turn at Albuquerque. Anyway, I'm not concerned with rabbit or duck season in this post. Instead, I'm focused on submission season, especially for college-run literary journals.

19 literary journals are listed below by the date that they re-open their submission periods (after taking the summer off). Remember: This is only a short list of possible places to get your poetry published. WritersMarket.com lists more than 200 literary journals, and Poet's Market offers more than 1,600 poetic listings. So if you want comprehensive, go to those resources; in the meantime, check out this list.

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