Most literary magazines feature a variety of genres, from fiction to poetry to photography. But there are also those who focus on a single genre. Take the case of Assonance Literary Magazine. It focuses on poetry and poetry alone. It’s an online poetry publication that has been generating much buzz among the youth for the past year.
Established in 2014, Assonance is one of the newest online publications on the rise. It’s created by Brittany Capps, currently a student at the University of Richmond. Capps, being a huge poetry lover herself, saw the talent that the youth possess. She understood the limited avenues available for young writers like her. Thus, she created her own. Not only can she feature her own works, she can also tap on the potential of anyone who’s interested to share their poems.
Assonance Literary Magazine is open to all students over the age of 18. If you’re interested, you can submit your works anytime. Yes, that’s right. You can send them anytime and they can feature your works provided that you submit an accompanying cover letter that describes you, your passion and your poems. It’s also best if you can come up with around three to five poems before you submit. That way, they can browse through your works and get a sense of who you are and what you’re capable of.
There’s no required number of lines or themes required. The sky’s the limit. You can submit any kind of poetry. You can do sonnets or found poetry or erasure or micro-fiction. The nice thing about Assonance is that it doesn’t hinder your creativity. If you choose to submit via a video then, go for it. If you want an audio then, feel free to do so. There’s no requirement. But just a word of caution, it’s best to visit their site and browse through their featured poems just to get an idea what they’re looking for and what they’re into. It’ll help get your poems published.