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 Those which no longer functioned or explicitly stated they only want unpublished work have been removed.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. We reserve the right to omit or remove publications with discriminatory submissions policies. This list update is an ongoing process: last updated February 11, 2023.
* The creator of this list has personally experienced success with markets bearing the *.
** The creator of this list is the editor of this publication.
$ This publication has mandatory reading fees.
50-Word Stories * “Each month, submissions will be open between days 1 and 15 of that month. Any stories received on days 16 to 31 of a month will be deleted, but can be resubmitted the following month.”
Allegory “Biannual Online Magazine of SF, Fantasy & Horror”
Ancient Paths Online * “We welcome works by contributors of all religions, but you should be comfortable with having your work appear in a predominantly Christian publication. Works published in Ancient Paths explore spiritual themes such as redemption, sin, forgiveness, doubt, faith, gratitude for the ordinary blessings of life, spiritual struggle, and spiritual growth.”
Auroras & Blossoms Poetry Journal $ Reading fee required; $6 per piece or $15 per three pieces submitted. Payment is ongoing royalties per selected piece + complimentary PDF copy + interview on our blog or PoArtMo Show.
Autumn Sky Poetry Daily Send ONE poem in the body of an email with SUBMISSION in subject heading (no cover letter). Read Autumn Sky Poetry DAILY for one week from the date of your submission and you will find out if your poem was chosen for publication when it either does or doesn’t appear online.
Avatar Review “Previously published work accepted on occasion–although we prefer unpublished material. Author must supply appropriate credit.”
Azure “We want literary fiction that grows in complexity upon each visitation; we enjoy ornate, cerebral, and voluptuous prose executed with thematic intent.”
Better than Starbucks * “We accept previously published work in every genre we publish–all types of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction.”
Bewildering Stories “offers a home and an audience to speculative writing”
Blue Collar Review “Though it is not required, it helps to see a sample issue in advance to get a better idea of what we are looking for. We do not accept simultaneous submissions.” Duotrope lists this market as accepting reprints.
Blue Unicorn Blue Unicorn wants well-crafted poetry of all kinds, in form or free verse, as well as translations. We shun the trite or inane, the soft-centered, the lazy poem. We are known to like pieces other mags reject (and vice versa). Shorter pieces have a slight edge with us because of layout considerations. To make the submitter’s life a little easier, we now do look at simultaneous submissions and previously published work; please let us know the status, though, and don’t overdo.
Bookends Review, The “We offer two open reading periods: May 1st – August 31st and December 1st – January 31st. Submissions sent outside of those time frames will not be considered.”
Canary $ “We are closed to submissions during those four months: March, June, September and December in order to focus on producing the current issue…. Canary accepts multiple submissions and previously published work, for which we will, of course, credit the previous publication.”
Cast of Wonders “We are an intersectional feminist YA podcast.” “We run both reprints and original stories, and have no strong preference between the two.” Please check our schedule for detailed submission window timing. We do not accept submissions year-round.
Chained Muse, The * “Send us your poetry for review or submission. The world is longing for beautiful poetry that stirs the soul and rouses us to seek a better world. Every great new poem breathes new life into this effort.”
Children, Churches & Daddies “The Unreligious, Non-Family-Oriented Literary and Art Magazine”
Cleaver “Philadelphia’s International Literary Magazine” Previously published work is generally not accepted, but they will occasionally consider work shared on personal blogs/websites or work previously published in a limited print-only edition. A $5 submission fee is lifted periodically through the year.
Craft “We will also consider previously published creative work, as long as the writer retains the rights or second-publication rights can be obtained. We do not pay for reprints.”
Creativity Webzine, The * We accept submissions all year round and charge no reading fee. We only accept submissions by email. Send all your submissions, double-spaced with your name, address, contacts and the word count of your piece.
Copperfield Review Quarterly “Submissions that are not historical in nature will not be considered for publication.”
Craft “We do accept reprints for our Short Fiction and Flash Fiction categories, but do not pay for these stories. We do not accept reprints for submission in our contests.”
Danse Macabre “A magazine of the imaginative, the magical, the ethereal, the supernatural, the dark, the absurd, and the unknown.”
Defuncted “To clarify, we are looking for work that was previously published but is no longer available to read online or in print because the journal it was published in has gone defunct.”
Doubleback Review, The “We only publish previously-published work from journals that no longer exist; we do not publish previously unpublished work nor previously published work that is still available online or in active print circulation.”
Down in the Dirt Magazine “We accept work of almost any genre, but we will not consider rhyme, because it seems to us that all rhyme is for rhyme’s sake (we don’t care why you rhyme, we just don’t want it in Down in the Dirt), and we’re definitely not keen on religion poems (we were originally a section of cc&d magazine, whose byline says it’s an UN-religious magazine”)
Drabblecast, The “Reprints and Repods?– SWELL. Yes. We tell ’em fresh. Drabblecast is currently closed for submissions! (visited 2/11/23)”
Ekphrastic Review, The * “We want nothing less than to grow and expand the art form of literary writing inspired or prompted by visual art.“
Empty House Press “While we prefer previously unpublished work, we are willing to read work that has appeared on an author’s personal site or blog or at an online venue that has closed provided that the work is otherwise no longer available or appears in a significantly different form and appropriate acknowledgements are included.”
Eunoia Review “We also accept reprints, but you must retain or have regained the rights to your work.”
Every Writer “We also take works that have been previously published as long as you have the right to publish the work (we like previously published work, to be honest”).
Fabula Argentea “Writers of quality fiction up to 10,000 words are invited to submit to our triannual magazine.”
Fear of Monkeys, The “an E-Zine featuring politically conscious writing”
Fiction on the Web “You’re…welcome to send stories that have been printed elsewhere as long as you retain the copyright.”
Font, The “The Font welcomes submissions…in some way related to language teaching or learning or of interest to those connected to this profession.”
Frigg: A Magazine of Fiction and Poetry “published online twice a year, in the spring/summer and fall/winter”
Front Porch Review “If your submission was previously published, please cite the reference.”
Frontier Tales “This is a Western magazine. We’re interested in Western stories, Western biographies, etc.”
Funds for Writers “If a reprint, list where and when the piece was published.”
Gallery of Curiosities, The “We do want to know if it is a reprint, and where it has been. Say so in your cover letter.” Medical Hiatus: Do not send manuscripts! (visited 2/11/23)
Geist (“Geist is a Canadian magazine and requires a Canadian connection in all non-contest submissions.”)
Ginosko Literary Journal (“Accepting short fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, social justice, literary insights;” “Publishing as semiannual litzine.”)
Glint “We are willing to republish work that has appeared elsewhere, though we usually prefer that the original publication appeared in venues that do not receive wide circulation. For example, if your piece appeared in a student publication or in a print journal that may not be available to a global audience, we may be more likely to agree to reprinting and providing credit to the original publication.”
Hedgerow “Work previously published on social media permitted. However, please make a note of this in your email.”
Hypertexts, The * (We do not accept unsolicited submissions, but poets are welcome to query Mike Burch through Facebook (he is the only Mike Burch wearing glasses with round lenses, so he’s easy to spot). Or if you know poets published by THT, you can ask them to introduce you to Mike Burch, via email or snail mail.)
Jersey Devil Press “We don’t accept stories that are currently available online elsewhere. If it’s already up on one site, it seems a bit greedy to us to have it on ours too.”
Jewish Literary Journal Pieces published anywhere within the last year will not be considered. “All submissions must be Jewish in nature.”
Joyland Magazine “New content appears weekly and Joyland pays writers.”
Kaleidoscope “Kaleidoscope magazine creatively focuses on the experiences of disability through literature and the fine arts.”
Lake, The “Previously published poems will be considered providing you retain copyright and that they were published at least one year prior to submitting. Please also provide the place and date of publication.”
Lascaux Review “We consider previously published material and we assume all submissions are simultaneous.”
Lighten Up “the quarterly light verse webzine” “Previous publication elsewhere will be no bar to acceptance by Lighten Up Online, provided that copyright has been retained by you.”
Linnet’s Wings, The “Registration required for submission.”
Literally Stories “We accept quality short stories of between 500 and 3000 words.”
Literary Momma “…Writing by mother writers about the complexities and many faces of motherhood.” “We will consider reprints if you have the rights and the work is not currently available online.”
Lotus-Eater “Lotus-Eater is based in Rome, Italy, and publishes works in English and translations from the Italian”
Luna Station Quarterly “Luna Station Quarterly publishes speculative fiction written by women-identified authors.”
Manawaker Studios “Previously published work is okay, as long as you let us know where it was published previously, so we can credit them in the podcast.”
Mediterranean Poetry “The general idea with http://www.odyssey.pm is to publish poetry / prose inspired in some way or the other by the Mediterranean world.”
Neon “Reprints and simultaneous submissions are more than welcome.”
NonBinary Review “We don’t charge a reading fee, we accept reprints, and we pay our authors. Our issues are themed, and we’re always accepting submissions for at least one issue.”
Original Van Gogh’s Ear Anthology, The “Previously published work is okay if awesome. Same for simultaneous submissions. The Ides of March is the submission deadline. All selections will also appear on The Original Van Gogh’s Ear Anthology site.”
Other Stories, The “We want stories under 4000 words or that take less than twenty minutes to read aloud. We take published stories as well as unpublished ones. Just make sure you retain audio rights and tell us where the story’s been published!” There are presently no open calls for submissions. (visited 2/11/23)
Poeming Pidgeon, The “For previously published work, please include notation at the bottom of the page of that poem.”
Podcastle “Reprints are welcome and strongly encouraged. We are happy to consider stories previously released on Patreon as reprints.”
Poetry Life & Times * “We require and accept: 1. A formal submission giving us permission to publish; 2. Submissions via email only; 3. A short bio; 4. We reward contributors with a link to their site; 5. We prefer an image, a pic of the poet or some image that represents the poem. The image too must be original.”
Pseudopod “We do not discriminate between previously published and unpublished works.”
Quail Bell Magazine “We accept simultaneous submissions and previously published work.”
R.K.V.R.Y. “We are now a paying market. Contributors will receive $10 on publication. We are closed to submissions during the summer months.”
Radon Journal “We publish every January, May, and September. Submissions are accepted year-round. Simultaneous submissions are welcome. Reprints accepted provided artist has the rights.”
Reading Out Loud “If you had fun writing your work, our professional actors will have fun performing it, and our audience will have fun listening to it.”
Sante Fe Writers Project Quarterly “Publishing submissions for SFWP, ASP, and 2040 Books are closed.”
Scarlet Leaf Review * Canadian literary journal that accepts reprints according to Duotrope.
Short Humour Site (“We have no problem with [previously published material] as long as the author retains copyright and there are no restrictions on publication still current from any previous publication of a piece.”)
Society of Classical Poets Journal “Some type of meter, such as iambic pentameter, is preferred but not absolutely required.”
Space Squid “We publish reprints if they rock… and they haven’t been around the block. i.e., less than 3 printings, please.”
Sparks of Calliope ** Sparks of Calliope is now accepting poetry submissions for publication. Poetry can be traditional or free verse, unpublished or previously published.)
Spillwords Press * Spillwords Press is a place where you can submit many literary genres: haiku, found poetry, micro-poetry, poetry, free verse, essays, prose, flash fiction, short story, nonfiction, article, editorial, commentary, novel/book excerpt and more. We accept unpublished, as well as previously featured literary works, as long as you are the rightful author. (“According to over 30 submission reports from Duotrope users, this market has over a 95% acceptance ratio.” Ed. note – The editor was not aware of this when he first submitted.)
Still Point Arts Quarterly “Typically we ask for exclusive First Rights, meaning the right to be the first to publish your work in digital formats. You may republish your work afterwards at any time. We do occasionally accept reprints.”
Summerset Review “Reprints will not be considered unless the work has been, or will be, published in a new or upcoming collection.”
Survivor’s Review “Contributors to the Survivor’s Review need not have been previously published. However, if you are submitting a previously published piece, please let us know when and in what publication(s) it has appeared.”
Tales from a Small Planet “Original essays, fiction or humor consistent with our theme: “What It’s Really Like to Live There.””
Tales of the Zombie War “Submissions may be previously published and/or simultaneously submitted, but must be legally available for publication on this site.”
Terrain.org “Terrain.org publishes previously published materials so long as the work is not currently available online or in an app (please notify us when submitting), though original, unpublished work is preferred.”
Thema “Previously published pieces are welcome, provided that the submission fits the theme and that the author owns the copyright.”
Unlikely Stories “We emphasize poetry, but have no patience for simple political opinions expressed with line breaks and rhyme.”
Valparaiso Poetry Review “Very rarely and only in special circumstances, previously published material will be accepted if it is unavailable anywhere else online. If such a submission has been previously published in a print journal or book, the original publication must be identified.”
Verse-Virtual * “I ONLY ACCEPT SUBMISSIONS DURING THE FIRST TEN DAYS OF THE MONTH. THE EARLIER THE BETTER. Persons who want to submit their poetry to the journal should be interested in being part of the community. This is not the place for poets who just want to see their work published. Simultaneous submissions are fine; Reprints are fine; Copyright of all written material at all times belongs to the author.”
Waterways: Poetry in the Mainstream “Waterways is published 11 times per year by Ten Penny Players, Inc.” They are listed as accepting reprints in Duotrope, and it is inferred on their guidelines page.
Wordgathering “Previously unpublished work is given preference. If a work has been previously published, please let us know where. Effective June 2020, Wordgathering began publishing work under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International license, which allows readers to view/access, download, and share the work (with proper attribution), but nothing else, without permission of the creator; all other rights remain with the creator.”
Workers Write “We will consider previously published material.”
Writing Disorder, The “We occasionally reprint previously published work.”
Yellow Mama Closed to submissions until March 15, 2023. “One story [or up to three poems] at a time and no simultaneous submissions! If your story is a reprint, it must have been published at least a year prior to your submission with us. All reprints must be accompanied by the bibliography of the story, in other words where and when it has been published before. In addition, ORIGINAL, UNPUBLISHED WORK WILL ALWAYS BE GIVEN PREFERENCE OVER REPRINTS, and reprint material may be “bumped” in favor of original, unpublished pieces.”
Your Daily Poem * (“If you’ve written a great poem, we don’t care whether you’ve ever been published or not. By the same token, we believe great poems should be seen by as wide an audience as possible, so we are happy to consider previously published work.”)
Zooscape “We pay 8 cents/word for original fiction. $20 for reprints. For reprints, use the subject line, “REPRINT SUBMISSION: Title, Word Count,” and tell us in your cover letter where/when the story was originally published.”
4 Replies to “94 Literary Magazines Accepting Reprints (Updated for 2023)”
Could you please add our publication to the list? Flash Fiction Online pays $0.02 p/w for reprints under 1000 words.
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