Poetry & Money: Addendum.

weave There are a few other journals I subscribe to that I forgot to mention, I don’t know why. It all seems like an abundance of riches now, doesn’t it?

  • Parnassus: Poetry in Review. This comes out about once a year, and I can never keep track of whether or not I need to renew. I once bought a copy in a bookstore thinking it a new issue & my subscription must’ve run out — but I already had it on my shelves. Love this journal. It almost went under recently, so it could definitely use some support.
  • Rattle. This subscription was part of a contest entry. The only kinds of contests I like to enter, and I rarely enter any, are ones that include reading material with your entry fee.
  • Bateau. Great poems & the journal itself is beautifully done. Plus I got a free t-shirt with my subscription. What can I say, I’m a thrifty shopper.
  • Weave Magazine. They’re having a subscription drive right now. And they accepted one of my poems for their fall issue.

Unfortunately, I’m tapped out now. But I was thinking: as I said a few posts ago, many small presses offer a good discount if you order directly from their website. However, maybe there’s a book you’re interested in from a small press that doesn’t seem to discount their books. Instead of ordering from Amazon, why don’t you email the press and ask for a discount yourself. Seriously. Why not? Amazon takes a big cut, regular bricks & mortar bookstores typically get at least 40%. I don’t recommend you ask for that much, but a 20-30% + shipping should still net the press a better profit than they’d get through Amazon.

Just a thought. If you try it, let me know how it turns out!

6 responses to “Poetry & Money: Addendum.”

  1. Thank you for the tips.

  2. You are quite welcome, Miriam. Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Dear Marie
    Your website is extraordinary. No doubt, you are doing a splendid job for the cause of Poetry to make our planet a better place to live in. I’m chief editor of Taj Mahal Review, an international literary journal. For December 09 issue, I shall include your poem if you agree. Cyberwit has published a number of poetry books. They are available at very heavy discount. If interested, kindly write. This will certainly benefit us mutually. Best Wishes
    Santosh Kumar
    Editor Taj Mahal Review

  4. Dear Santosh — thank you, I’m happy to be introduced to Cyberwit & Taj Mahal Review. I will definitely check them both out.

  5. OOOH, I hadn’t heard of WEAVE (as is true of most lit mags — ugh! I’m so terribly behind!), but, since they accepted one of your poems, they must be great!

  6. WEAVE is terrific, I love the design quality, and their subscription drive runs for a few more days — $12 for 2 issues! They’re pretty new — issue 3, which I’ll be in, comes out this fall — so it’s no surprise you haven’t heard of them, Emma! One who wears as many hats as you cannot be expected to know everything!

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