Financial necessity has taken a ginormous bite out of my book budget, but one of the best ways to keep up, and still support the poetry community, is through subscriptions. They’re inexpensive, and give me yet another reason to love my mail carrier. For less than your monthly phone bill you can subscribe to at least 4 literary journals. My subscriptions consist of all poetry journals, because, and I apologize to my fiction-writing friends — I will buy any issue you appear in, I promise! — I don’t read much short fiction, however optimistically I begin. And I hate waste. Hence my meager funds are devoted to my heart’s insatiable desire for poems:
- Tar River Poetry. And included with my subscription was a free copy of an old issue from 1995!
- Lilliput Review. Teeny!
- Beloit Poetry Journal.
- Redactions: Poetry & Poetics.
- Spoon River Poetry Review.
- Cave Wall. Of course! This was a renewal.
- Poetry. Natch. Also renewal.
- 32 Poems. Renewal.
- lyric poetry review.
To that list I will periodically add more journals, including American Poetry Journal, which just accepted 2 poems, hooray! Any recommendations?