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September 28, 2011 9:52 AM Subscribe
Where is a good place to seek submissions for a new, small-scale, locally-grounded literary magazine?
posted by millipede to Media & Arts (13 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I'm starting a small magazine. Print, not online. I've done this before, in 2005, and in 2005, the place to seek submissions was craigslist. It worked very well for me back then, but now it seems a little dead. I posted a "seeking submissions" ad yesterday, and received two replies: one spam, and one from someone who clearly didn't read the instructions. Wonderful. In 2005, as a contrast, I received scores of submissions in the first hour I posted the ad. And it wasn't that I was paying back then and am not now: payment then was nothing, and payment now is a copy of the magazine, which will sell for between 7-9 dollars.
So, I'm wondering if there is some sort of forum or site where people make announcements regarding new publishing ventures. My magazine is NYC-centric, so something NYC-focused would be okay. I'm also seeking photography and art, so a forum or a site around those fields would be useful to me too.
Any ideas? And yes, I know "ask your friends and use your network." I am. I don't want my magazine to be so socially insular though. I would like strangers to be involved. I want to publish things I really like, and for that I need to cast my proverbial net wide.