Sunday, May 20, 2007

Blog-posted poems?

Moxie writes:

Hey magazine editors!

Please edit your submission guidelines: Do you allow blog-posted poems, or no?

Very Like A Whale suggests that if more writers post this question, we'll reach that many more editors. Makes sense to me!

Ask and answer! We'd like to know.


Colin Will said...

I've just written a piece on this topic for my regular column in Information Scotland. It won't be printed until September, but I can email it to you if you like.

John Gallaher said...

How much is this a real question? I mean, first, if a journal is "purchasing" first-publication rights, then I suppose it cannot accept blog posted poems, but on the other hand (there's always another hand), what journal googles all the poems that are set to be printed to check for blog posts?

The question really doesn't interest me much. Just sayin'.

Andrew Shields said...

I see your point, John, but for me, it's not a matter of what I can get away with, i.e., "what journal googles all the poems."

Very Like a Whale is the place to go for extensive discussion of the issue, including comments by at least four journal editors (two who don't consider self-publication on one's own blog to be publication, two who do).