Twenty Literary Journals that Accept Reprints

Written by Emily Harstone

Publishing your work is wonderful. Even though my work has been published hundreds of times, I still get excited every time a new publication containing my work gets released.

However, once you have published a short story or a poem once, most literary journals are not interested in publishing it again. After all it has already been published elsewhere. That is fine because most manuscript publishers want poems and short stories that have been published before. It gives your work more credibility.

Still, the more a poem or short story is published the more exposure it gets. A number of my poems have been published three times. This is because I often will submit to journals that accept reprints. I particularly like to do this if my poem was initially published in print. Print journals are not read as often and it is harder to share your work in them with others.

The following 20 literary journals accept reprints. The list is in no particular order. Not all of these journals are open to submissions at this time, but most are.

1. Down In the Dirt
Down in the Dirt is a literary journal that publishes poetry and prose in print and electronic formats.  To learn more, visit their website here:

2. Front Porch Review
Front Porch Review publishes essays, fiction, and poetry, electronically. To learn more visit their website here:

3. Broadsided
Broadsided is not a literary journal in the traditional sense of the word. They publish 1 poem at a time on one page and then give them away and post them around neighborhoods. To learn more visit their website here:

4. Word-o-Mat
Word-o-Mat is an independent publisher of new, short, international writing plus a zine vending machine. It was born out of a love affair between short stories, zines and clunky machinery. They publish all genres as long as your work is under 2000 words. Learn more here:

5. The Bark
This magazine about dogs pays their writers. Learn more here:

6. Easy Street
Easy Street publishes flash, fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, reviews, interviews, editorial columns, news, and opinion pieces (Perspectives) on relevant topics. When in doubt, pass it along :

7. Bewildering Stories
This very approachable journal publishes all genres of writing. They do prefer to publish reprints only of hard to find elsewhere work (such as print only). Learn more here:

8. Digital Fiction Publishing Corp.
This is not a literary journal, rather it is an ongoing science fiction, fantasy, and horror anthology series. They publish a lot of reprints. You can learn more here:

9. Luna Station Quarterly
They publish science fiction written by women. To learn more visit their website here:

10. The Breakroom Stories
The Breakroom Stories is an audio journal that publishes two pieces of fiction each month. They specialize in strange tales and weird storytelling. To learn more visit their website here:

11. East Coast Review
This journal publishes poetry and prose. They have a relatively high acceptance rate. To learn more visit their website here:

12. Neon
This wonderful print and e-journal based out of the UK has been featured by us before, and for good reason. They publish great short stories and poems. To learn more, visit their website here:

13. Slick Lit Magazine
An approachable publisher of a wide variety of genres. Learn more at their website here:

14. Avatar Review
An electronic journal that publishes poetry and fiction. They have a fairly high acceptance rate. To learn more, visit their website here:

15. Pen Sword Press
We are seeking high-quality short form fiction and non-fiction that presents the military service experience in an authentic manner for a popular audience.Learn more here:

16. The Stray Branch
An electronic journal that is open to submissions of genre work. They publish fiction and poetry and have a rather high acceptance state. To learn more, visit their website here:

17.Haggard and Halloo
Haggard and Halloo i is an online and print journal that accepts poems and short stories including reprints. Learn more here:

18. A Quiet Courage
A Quiet Courage is an online literary journal that publishes compelling, poignant, memorable, and well-written microfiction and poetry. To learn more visit their website here:

19. No Extra Words
No Extra Words is a podcast of English language short stories. To learn more visit their website here:

20. Glint
Glint Literary Journal, a publication of the Department of English at Fayetteville State University, celebrates innovation in style and voice. They welcome submissions in poetry, short fiction, creative nonfiction, and visual art from persons of diverse cultures, nationalities, and religions. Learn more here: