15 Days Until Na/GloPoWriMo 2022
Hello, everyone! April 1 is just half a month away, and that means Na/GloPoWriMo 2022 is nearly upon us. I hope you’re excited for this year’s challenge, and that you’re sharpening your poetry pencils (or, er, your keyboards) in anticipation.
We’ll be back in the three days leading up to April 1, but in the meantime, we have a fun new resource for any of you that are interested not just in writing poetry, but in potentially submitting your poems to magazines for publication. If you’ve tried to publish before, you know that it involves a lot of research — you have to find magazines that you think would be interested in your work, track to see when they’re open for submissions, understand their guidelines, etc. I call it “Poetry Administration,” and sometimes I wish I were a rich Victorian gentleman-poet who could hire a young man of good education and poor fortune as my private secretary, just to deal with it.
Well, I’m not a rich Victorian gentleman — and I suspect that you aren’t either! But here comes a new website, chill subs, which takes some of the angst and guesswork out of poetry submissions. The website lets you search journals by the genres they publish, whether they’re open for submissions, and what their general “vibe” is. It’s not just a good way to find submissions opportunities, it’s a great way to discover journals that may have been previously unfamiliar, and to find new poets and poems as well.