Better Than Starbucks

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Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Translation
Online, Digital, Print
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Response Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
10 - 15, average of 90 unique contributors per issue
Issues per Year: 
Issue Price: 
free online, regular print copy $9, premium print copy $15, pdf $3, ebook $5
Subscription Price: 
5,000 to 10,000

Editorial Focus

Outstanding poetry and fiction in many genres and many voices. Poetry includes free verse, haiku, formal poetry, prose poetry, form poetry, experimental poetry, sentimental poetry, and international poetry. Fiction from flash or micro to full length. Creative non-fiction. Interview with a poet, author or artist. Occasional art (online or print cover.) 80+ authors per issue. Semi-pro payment for twelve featured poems (or stories) per issue.

Tips From the Editor

Submit your work in the body of an email. Include short bio (around 30 words) and the name you want listed. We do accept previously published work. Twelve Featured Poems (or a work of Fiction or CNF) per issue each receive payment of $20.  All contributors receive choice of free pdf or eBook version. We usually respond in 60 days, but submissions may be held over for as long as 6 months. Submit no more than once every 4 months per genre. Submission in more than one category is welcome. We rarely publish long poems. We aren't prudes, we accept sex, violence or crude language if they are key to a good story, but won't publish anything hateful. We love a good story and a great poem.

Contact Information

Vera Ignatowitsch, Editor-in-Chief
PO Box 673
0 Park Ave
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Last updated: Jul 31, 2022