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Acumen

Literary Magazine

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Acumen’s aim is to be wide-ranging, publishing contemporary poets both known and unknown, relying on the strength of the poetry rather than the name behind it.

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Highlights

  • Vibe:Top-tier stuff. Not Paris Review, but ok
  • Response time:
    6 weeks*
    Editor reported data
  • Acceptance rate:
    ?

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  • Accepts simultaneous submissions

    What's that?

    When you can submit your work to multiple magazines at the same time

  • Accepts previously published

    What's that?

    When the magazine wants to publish your previously published work. Requirements vary

  • Nominates for prizes

  • Active on social media

  • Available in print

  • Provides contributor copies

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

    Expedited submission: When the magazine offers a faster response time for an extra fee

Poetry

Max pieces: 6

Nonfiction

Max pieces: 1

essay/article or letter

Translation

Max pieces: 6

translations of poems

How to submit

  • Processs

    Email

  • Cover letter

    Provide a brief covering note with the details of your submission, and indicating whether you are submitting poetry, essay, or letters/comment.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    Include your name, address and contact details (email, phone no) in the footnote of every page. Please ensure your submission is typed.

  • Author's rights

    This magazine does not list any details on their website for this section.

  • Additional info

    They do not accept simultaneous submissions. In your submission, indicate if you are submitting for the young poets pages on the website. They also accept submissions via mail, and their postal address is listed on their submissions page.

Tracker statistics

24

Total submissions tracked

91 days

Average response time

10%

Average acceptance rate

61 days

Fastest response time

147 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 221 days

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The Submissions Grinder Statistics

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12-month average acceptance rate

92 days

12-month average response time

Submission calls

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    Always open

    General

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About

Acumen Publications has been around since 1985. During that time we have introduced new poets to the poetry world, introduced well-known poets to new audiences and published many poems which have become favourites with its readers. We publish the Journal 3 times a year in January, May and September...

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Founded

1985

Country

GB

www.acumen-poetry.co.uk

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    Editor Danielle Hope avatar

    Danielle Hope

    Editor-in-Chief

    Editor Patricia  Oxley avatar

    Patricia Oxley

    Founder, Advisory Editor

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    Andrew Geary

    Reviews Editor