- The Sun (great place to publish but take a long time to decide)
- Salon (doesn’t pay much but fabulous exposure)
- Slate (they have a newer spin-off, XX Factor, which focuses on women’s issues)
- The Rumpus (doesn’t pay at all, but everyone wants to be part of it)
- The Nervous Breakdown (a lot of Debra’s students have been published there)
- Brain, Child (sophisticated parenting pieces)
Remember too there are a variety of options in Alaska. Emily Wall recently dedicated a guest post to Alaska's Literary Journals. There's the internationally respected Alaska Quarterly Review, the more recent arrival Cirque, Permafrost in Fairbanks, and others.
Poetry Parley, always a free poetry event, is coming up this Wednesday, May 15, 7pm, Out North, 3800 Debarr Rd, featuring local poet Gretchen Diemer and “marquee” poet Benjamin Alire Saenz. Readers still sought for Saenz’s poems.
Thursday, May 16, 6pm, the Alaska Humanities Forum will host Dan Bigley and Debra McKinney, co-authors of the new book Beyond the Bear, which tells the incredible story of how Bigley "learned to live and love again" after being blinded by a brown bear that mauled him while he was fishing at the Russian River in July 2013. The authors will read short excerpts, then take questions and sign copies of their book. Light fare and libations will be served.
Tuesday, May 21, 7pm at Jitters in Eagle River, the Alaska Writers Guild hosts editor Rebecca Goodrich, who will talk about First Lines and Sentences and how they can make or break your manuscript. AWG members are invited to submit the first 250 words of their work for critique for only $10 ($15 for non-members).
Tuesday, May 28, 4pm, at the UAA Campus Bookstore, Craig Mishler presents his new book, The Blind Man and the Loon:" The Story of a Tale. According to the University of Nebraska Press, in this book, folklorist Mishler goes back to 1827, tracing the story's emergence across Greenland and North America in manuscripts, books, and in the visual arts and other media such as film music, and dance theater.