Primer on Publishing in Lit Journals

Hey guys! In lieu of residency, I just created a quick primer on publishing in lit journals for whoever might want such a resource. It’s in attachment here, and if you have any further questions, feel free to ask them in the comments below this post. Blessings!

Publishing in Lit Journals


About bchase1

Benjamin J. Chase has published articles in Poor Yorick and Christianity Today and poetry in Christianity & Literature, Connecticut River Review, Freshwater, and several other literary journals. He currently teaches English at Christian Heritage High School in Trumbull, Connecticut. He still uses a flip phone as if it were a virtue.
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3 Responses to Primer on Publishing in Lit Journals

  1. kmhuhudson65 says:

    Very informative. Thanks Ben!

  2. brclements says:

    Thanks for this, Ben! Another excellent resource for journal listings is I also highly recommend AWP Chronicle, Poets & Writers, and the Creative Writing Opportunities listserv ( as excellent resources for what is going on right now in journals–calls for submissions, special issues, contests and awards, etc. Finally, use the acknowledgments pages of books by authors you admire and in anthologies from the Best American serials to identify excellent journals of which you may not yet be aware.

    Not to be contrarian, but I would recommend aiming high immediately–mix in some submissions to top-tier journals and magazines along with your lower- and mid-tier submissions. This, of course, means you need to become familiar enough with the array of journals to recognize what is lower-mid-top tier, and one can only do that by reading and researching.

  3. hmevrard says:

    Thank you for this! Very helpful to a newbie like me.

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