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Spillwords | “Lonesome Willow” by Randal A. Burd, Jr.

My poem, “Lonesome Willow,” is featured today on Spillwords.


Rue Scribe | Selected Poems by Randal A. Burd, Jr.

Three of my poems were published one year ago today by Rue Scribe, “an online journal for small literature”: “What Makes Me Happy,” “Depression’s Lies,” and “Ignorance in Love.” These were three of five submitted, with the other two being chosen for another publication first. The editor(s) sent me a very nice personal note: “Thank you for sending us your poetry. Your work really does have a classic feel to it. We enjoyed reading all five and regret that we did not act fast enough to capture the first two. But we would like to publish the remaining three on Rue Scribe.” I have come to appreciate just how rare a personal note is in this endeavor, so I am grateful for the note as well as the acceptance.RueScribe_20181217

122 Literary Magazines Accepting Reprints (Updated for 2019) — toofulltowrite (I’ve started so I’ll finish)

Here is a shout out to David Ellis at Toofulltowrite.com for including our list of literary magazines accepting reprints among the resources of his site. They also have a literary magazine entitled, Auroras & Blossoms Poetry Journal, which has been added to our list (bringing it to 123 literary magazines accepting reprints). This publication does have a reading fee, but there is no fee for a single poem or 500-wd article. There are also separate submission guidelines for 13-16 year-old poets.

Originally posted on Writing Matters: I took the 2016 list entitled “185 Literary Magazines Accepting Reprints” from publishedtodeath.blogspot.com and manually checked each entry. Those which no longer functioned or explicitly stated they only want unpublished work have been removed. New entries are added when discovered. This list update is an ongoing process: last updated November…


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