So what are your thoughts about submitting to a college journal?
I just found out that my school does an annual journal, and I'm considering submitting. 1.) because it's my school and it'd be neat to be published there and 2.) because it seems like a story of mine is a perfect fit.
Problem: I don't know how much exposure these journals typically get. I know some other bigger, more popular colleges have widely read journals run by their English Lit dept, but I don't think my school falls into that ballpark.
Not a sure thing I'll get accepted, but it's likely because I'm a student and my story fits what they want/publish perfectly. Just wondering what everyone's opinions are.
Circulation varies widely. Lots are online only, and who knows how many people read those things. Both those apply to regular mags. I've submitted to college/university-aligned journals, but I don't really think of them as being so different from a normal lit-mag. I guess they tend to publish less in the "genre" department than those which focus on genres exclusively (as one might expect).
As J.Y. noted, they tend less to genre and more to highly "literary" stories (make of that what you will). I'm like 0-5 with college lit publications. And they take forever getting back to you. AND most of them are still old-school mail-in-exclusive (non-digital) submissions.
Submit if they sell it in bookstores like Barnes and Noble.