Friday, January 12, 2007

all about my dainty wallet

I sent a submission to a US journal this week. The 7 pieces of paper (6 poems + cover letter) together with the SASE cost 4 euros to mail, or $5.20. Including the 83 US-cent stamp on the SASE, we’re over $6. I decided that was ridiculous. I could be using that for a subscription.

I like switching journals when my subscriptions run out. I’m not receiving any journals now, my subscriptions to 32 Poems and American Poetry Journal having recently expired. I would go for Ploughshares if it weren’t for the annoying “all fiction” issue once a year. I’m thinking Iowa Review this year, and/or Barrow Street.

Poetry Journal Subscription Prices on Amazon (to the US of course):
Tar River Poetry $12 ($6/issue)
Barrow Street $15 ($7.50/issue)
Beloit Poetry Journal $18 ($4.50/issue)
Spoon River Poetry Review $15 ($7.50/issue)
Poetry $35 ($2.92/issue)
Meridian $10 ($5/issue)
American Poetry Review $19 ($3.17/issue)
The Sow’s Ear $25 ($6.25/issue)
Iowa Review $24 ($8/issue)
Ploughshares $24 ($8/issue)
Asheville Poetry Review $32.50 ($16.25/issue)

2 comments:

S. Thomas Summers said...

sarah,

thanks for the info on these mags. i just subscribed to the new yorker. got a teacher's discount. took advantage of it. hope to read some good things.

see ya here and there.

scott

SarahJane said...

That price for Asheville seems very steep. In fact the Asheville website says $13 per issue, but Amazon insists it's more. I'm tempted to buy an issue just to see why they want so much for it.

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