Monthly Archives: May 2014

Submission Guidelines: StoryQuarterly


StoryQuarterly is a literary magazine published by Rutgers University – Camden.

They accept simultaneous submissions, there is no mention of multiple submissions.

Usual response time for StoryQuarterly is four to six months.

Submissions are accepted online only.

StoryQuarterly normally pays $50.

Maya Angelou 1928-2014

You are the sum total of everything you’ve ever seen, heard, eaten, smelled, been told, forgot – it’s all there.  Everything influences each of us, and because of that I try to make sure that my experiences are positive. – Maya Angelou

The world lost a great lady today.  R.I.P

Writer’s Resource: Aerogramme Writer’s Studio

Aerogramme Writer’s Studio

Aerogramme Writer’s Studio’s goal is to share news and resources for writers.  It includes things such as publishing opportunities and articles on writing.  One such is the article about Story Spine I mentioned in a previous post.

May the Muse be with you,


Submission Guidelines: Apple Valley Review

Apple Valley Review

Apple Valley Review is a biannual, online publication of contemporary literature.

They do not accept simultaneous submissions.  There is no mention of multiple submissions.

Apple Valley does not currently pay for publication.

They ask for at least two months for response time.

Apple Valley accepts submissions through email.

Writer’s Resource: Duotrope


Duotrope is an online submission tracker.  Once upon a time, it was free, but now there is a small charge for membership.  Don’t want to pay, check out a previous post about spacejock software that offers a free submission tracker.

Why pay for the service?  Because you get to take advantage of the experience of all the other members.  The extensive list of magazines that publish stories and poetry also comes with a handy guide to how long other people waited for a response.

May the Muse be with you,



Submission Guidelines: Boston Review

Boston Review

The Boston Review is a print and online publication that aims to engage readers in discussions on a broad range of topics.  They publish six times a year.

They accept simultaneous submissions.

They accepts submissions through snail mail, but prefer online.

Boston Review asks that submissions be under 4,000 words.

Response time can take many months.

There is  no mention of pay or multiple submissions.

Boston Review only accepts submissions from September 15 through June 15.


Writer’s Resource: Query Shark

Query Shark

If you have decided to go the traditional publishing route, an agent is a very useful person to have on your side.  To get an agent, you need a query letter, that thing that says pretty please, will you read my story.

Agents go through oodles of query letters a day.  You want yours to stand out, but in the proper way.  A good place to figure out how to do this is to check out Query Shark, a blog hosted by literary agent Janet Reid of Fine Print Literary Management.  The archive includes years worth of critiques.

May the Muse be with you,


Submission Guidelines: Hemispheres


Hemispheres is the in-flight magazine for United Airlines.

There is a list of details that specifies the type of stores Hemispheres is looking for.  There are no other details about payment or simultaneous submissions.  Submissions appear to be online only.