The University at Albany community and the Albany area in general boast several journals that accept creative writing submissions. Below is just a sampling of journals based in the Albany area. However, the internet is a great resource that has opened up the creative writing conversation world-wide.
For a great list of zines and journals from other areas of the United States (and other countries), www.thepoetrykit.org is a valuable resource.
Other: is published by Albany Poets, one of Albany ’ s best and most active poetry organizations. Though the name implies that the magazine is looking for poetry, they also take fiction, comic and image submissions. They are continually accepting first-run submissions, both in e-mail and through standard mail. You can find more information at http://www.albanypoets.com/about/submissions.asp.
Spell For Rain
One of UAlbany’s own literary magazines, and one of the most acceptable for writers who are just starting out. Spell For Rain accepts all kinds of creativity- prose, poetry, images and even music for their yearly publication of the same name. They also meet every Friday at 2 p.m. in the Writing Center (Humanities 140) and host regular events, so it is easy to get involved. Some publication can be found at http://www.albany.edu/writing/sfr/index.htm, but stopping by one of their weekly meetings will help you meet a bunch of like-minded UAlbany students.
transcending silence …
Transcending silence … is a UAlbany-based e-journal sponsored by the Women ’ s Studies department. It is developed, created and edited by UAlbany students, so it offers a taste of the peer-editing experience that writers will become familiar with later on. Because of the e-journal ’ s format, they are able to accept many kinds of submissions: fiction, poetry, essays, music, visual art and mixed medias. Since the Women ’ s Studies department publishes the e-journal all work must have some relation to the general female experience. The e-journal is published yearly during the spring semester, and the submission deadline is January 30, 2009. Consult the transcending silence … website at http://www.albany.edu/ws/journal for submission guidelines and other material.
13 th Moon
13 th Moon is another Ualbany-based, Women’s Studies-oriented literary magazine. The magazine draws from a competitive national (and often international) pool of writers. They are currently accepting “ offerings ” for future issues of the magazine. Poetry, fiction, and photography are accepted. Each issue has a different theme, so checking http://www.albany.edu/13thMoon/index.html frequently is a good idea.