Like most folks, I don't have the funds to subscribe to every literary publication. However, one of the publications I do support is this week’s spotlight market: Boston Review.
Boston Review: Monday Market Spotlight
As a potential market, Boston Review has many things to offer a poet. First, there's the exposure of being in a nice print magazine with glossy pages and interesting images. Second, Boston Review has a pretty influential online presence as far as poetry is concerned. In other words, this is a market that will get eyes on your poems--both online and in print.
Plus, this magazine brings in a range of readers, including people interested in fiction and nonfiction. Some of the recent print issues have handled topics like democracy, luxury, and "the new nature." Boston Review is a self-described "political and literary forum," after all.
To read some of the recent poetry, check out Boston Review's poetry page: http://www.bostonreview.net/poetry.
If you feel your work belongs in Boston Review, submit either via post or online submission (which is the submission method the editors strongly prefer). There's no poem limit or suggestion, but it's usually good form to keep submissions in the 3-5 poem range. The editors are also open to simultaneous submissions, though not previously published work.
If submitting by online form, there is a $3 processing fee--so keep that in mind as well. Click here to get the full submission guidelines.
Find Hundreds of Great Markets!
The 2016 Poet’s Market, edited by Robert Lee Brewer, includes hundreds of poetry markets, including listings for poetry publications, publishers, contests, and more! With names, contact information, and submission tips, poets can find the right markets for their poetry and achieve more publication success than ever before.
In addition to the listings, there are articles on the craft, business, and promotion of poetry–so that poets can learn the ins and outs of writing poetry and seeking publication. Plus, it includes a one-year subscription to the poetry-related information on WritersMarket.com. All in all, it’s the best resource for poets looking to secure publication.
Robert Lee Brewer is Senior Content Editor of the Writer’s Digest Writing Community and author of Solving the World’s Problems (Press 53). Follow him on Twitter @RobertLeeBrewer.