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Sound from Azusa, CA is reading Greener Pastures by Michael Wehunt December 21, 2012 - 6:08pm

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.

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Sound from Azusa, CA is reading Greener Pastures by Michael Wehunt December 21, 2012 - 6:21pm

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jyh from VA is reading whatever he feels like December 21, 2012 - 7:05pm

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).

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Dino Parenti from Los Angeles is reading Everything He Gets His Hands On December 21, 2012 - 7:24pm

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.

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Bradley Sands from Boston is reading Greil Marcus's The History of Rock 'N' Roll in Ten Songs December 22, 2012 - 12:22am

Submit if they sell it in bookstores like Barnes and Noble.