Over on Poetry has Value poet Jessica Piazza is curating some fascinating thoughts on the topic of paid markets in poetry, as well as creating useful resources such as a list of magazines that pay.
It's a conversation that needs to be had on this side of the pond too, where I think we're rather more bashful on the topic: after all, publication is payment enough, right?
Still, if publications have managed to make things work in the UK without university or ACE funding then theirs is a model I would be interested in hearing about....
That being said, it’s as important to me to offer resources for writers and editors as it is to offer a platform for this conversation. A lot of people have been asking me if there are enough journals to submit to that pay writers, and when I started out I wasn’t actually sure. But the more I’m digging the more I’m finding. And it occurred to me that together we can pool our knowledge and create a really comprehensive resources for those looking to submit to paying journals. So, I started a google document that I’ve made publicly available. Anyone who wants to can read it, use the information, share it and (hopefully!) add any resources they know about to the list.