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A journal of poetry and poetics that seeks to add to the world more poems and more poems and more poems. Ballast keeps the ship afloat as it navigates toward the horizon. Ballast keeps the train on its tracks as it hurtles down the mountain in a blaze.

Highlights

  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    3 months*
    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

Nonfiction

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Critical essays that edge toward (or leap away) from lyricism.

Poetry

Max pieces: 5

Send three to five poems—each poem beginning on a new page—in a single document.

Review

Book reviews that edge toward (or leap away) from lyricism.

Translation

Max pieces: 5

3-5 pieces of poetry in translation. Translators, please send the original text alongside your translation and any rights/permissions you needed to obtain.

How to submit

  • Processs

    Email

  • Cover letter

    Include a cover letter with a short bio in the body of your submission email.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    a single document as an attachment in .doc or .docx formats or as PDFs for special formatting requirements.

  • Author's rights

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

  • Additional info

Tracker statistics

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Total submissions tracked

37 days

Average response time

28.57%

Average acceptance rate

13 days

Fastest response time

61 days

Slowest response time

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About

Ballast wants your stabilities in a topsy turvy world. Ballast wants your musings on the wreckage of the earth. Send us your linguistic explosions. Your textual objects. Your darings. Your darlings. Send us your ports in the storm. Send us your storms. Ballast does not aim to fill a niche in po...

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Founded

2022

Country

US

www.ballastjournal.com

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    Editor Jacob Schepers avatar

    Jacob Schepers

    Editor-in-Chief

    Editor Sara Judy avatar

    Sara Judy

    Co-Editor-in-Chief