Ilk Journal Review

Written by Emily Harstone | May 22, 2013

Ilk is an online poetry journal that has been around for over a year now. They just reopened to submissions. They publish work that is creative and experimental but still has a narrative arc.

Ilk is easy to read and well organized, they have published a lot of established and emerging authors. They are new but are making a reputation for themselves as a journal that publishes good writing.

They publish six issues online a year. They organize their issues by author and they also always include a bio of the author. They accept very few of the poems that are submitted, under 5%.

Ilk also tends to have a quick turns around. After you submit your work expect to hear back from them within a month, but more likely within two weeks. Because they publish an issue every other month you should be able to see your work within six months.

Their next issue is women authors only, so no men can submit during this period. If you are a woman, you have to submit before June 15th. After that they will be open to submissions from everyone, so that any one can submit.

Submitting to Ilk is easy, all you have to do is send them up to six poems through their easy to use submission manager.

Ilk is a good journal to submit to right now because they are quickly on their way to becoming more established. Their editors have good taste, they choose good work, and they present it in an easy to read manner. Their website is here: http://ilkjournal.com/