Wednesday, June 18, 2008

The Fastest Literary Reviews and the Slowest . . .

Okay, in my last post I mentioned reviews that take a really long time to respond (up to a year and often longer). I'd also like a list of the reviews that are the fastest, the ones that run like well-oiled machines. These reviews often give you a yes or no in less than 2 months. Happily, I think it's probably a long list. I'll add to it as I go along . . . I'd love some help with this!

On the fast list so far, I've heard from friends the following names.

Michigan Quarterly Review, Agni, Gargoyle, DMQ, The Barn Owl Review, Muse, Diagram, The Cincinnati Review, The Pinch, Mid-American Review, Mipoesias, Zyzzyva, New England Review, Poetry, The Atlantic, 2River View, Beloit Poetry Journal


The slow list:

Rougarou, Rockhurst Review, I-70, Pegasus, North American Review, Kalliope, Artful Dodge, APR, New Letters, Cutthroat

Ah-Mary showed me this! Amazing!

www.jefferybahr.com/Publications/RptSubTimes.asp

And thanks Jeannine for this:
duotrope.com/RTstats.aspx?report=Top25&pubtype=S

4 comments:

jeannine said...

Other fast journals - Zyzzyva, New England Review, Poetry, The Atlantic, 2River View

jeannine said...

Oh, and Beloit Poetry Journal

jeannine said...

Hey - I just found this great resource - the top 25 slowest and fastest markets from Duotrope:
http://duotrope.com/RTstats.aspx?report=Top25&pubtype=S

Nin Andrews said...

Thanks, Jeannine! I like your list better because it has reviews I know of--but the Duotrope is an interesting source. Probably a lot more accurate. I love hearing people's experiences . . .