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Clarion Magazine 40

A project of Pen and Anvil Press (see other related projects).

About

We began as an undergraduate literary magazine, published by the student group BU Students for Literary Awareness in the fall of 1997. For its first decade, Clarion published only the work of BU undergraduates; but in 2008, the editors decided to open their doors to submissions from writers anywhere in the world. In 2010, the editors expanded the scope of their contents, commissioning reviews and interviews to complement the traditional offerings of poetry and prose. And in 2016, the magazine began to publish extensive art galleries on its website, allowing the editors to bring attention to the work of new and emerging visual artists. Starting in 2017, Clarion no longer has any status as a student organization. Instead, it is a joint publication of Pen & Anvil and the BU BookLab. Its principal editorial positions continue to be staffed by undergraduates, who are now enrolled as BookLab interns during their time with the magazine. Other editorial positions are filled by graduate students, alumni, and persons outside of Boston University. The magazine remains housed at BU, where it is very much a part of the campus community of learning and artistic endeavor.

Fees Notice: This project charges fees (or requires purchases) for all submissions, and does not offer monetary payment for accepted submissions.
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Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 1998

Publication Media & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationUnknown publication frequency.
Print Publication Print PublicationPublished 1 x per year.

Fiction Open Fee-based

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Genres:
General General
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Flash Fiction Flash FictionNo specific word count limits known (our definition: up to 1000 words).
Short Story Short StoryNo specific word count limits known (our definition: 1000 to 7500 words).
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK OK No OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Poetry Open Fee-based

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Genres:
General General
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Poem PoemNo line limits known; Unknown number of pieces.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK OK No OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Clarion Magazine Submission Statistics

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Acadia Poetry Prize DNQ Charges fees for all submissions
Aspen Poetry Prize DNQ Charges fees for all submissions
The Charles River Journal BELIEVED DEFUNCT Charges fees for all submissions

Dates

Last Updated: 21 Oct 2021
Last Checked: 11 Nov 2021 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 22 Jun 2021 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 21 Oct 2009

Before Submitting

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  • Always read the full guidelines provided by the publisher.
  • Try to read at least one previous publication to get a better idea of what the editor would like to see.
  • Unless the publisher's guidelines state otherwise, always use industry standard manuscript formatting.
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  • Be professional, patient, and persistent.