Saint Augustine’s Magazine
Among Augustine’s many contributions to the world, he is the patron saint of brewers, printers, and sore eyes so send us your best. While respecting how far our University has come, the focus of Saint Augustine’s Magazine is on works of resilience. Like Saint Augustine of Hippo, we also believe in the power of redemption so the work we accept must be grounded within the true experiences of the human condition.
Simultaneous submissions are acceptable and encouraged.
For poetry, there is no need to withdraw your submission unless multiple poems have been placed elsewhere. You always have the option to decline a contract. If you feel you must notify us, please send us a note.
We prefer unpublished poems. At the same time, we are open to seeing poems other magazines missed out on. That said, we do consider poems published in individual poetry books and chapbooks.
At this time, our publication frequency is currently unknown even to us as we are just starting out. We plan to publish issues online as well as in print and we hope to work up to a steady and a reliable publication frequency.
We anticipate a quick response time initially. Please feel free to query after 4 months by sending us a note. If your work is accepted for publication, please refrain from submitting again for a year.
We are coming back from a hiatus from submissions as we rebuild some of what we lost due to the COVID-19 virus. We can never replace those we lost over the last few years. At this time, we are once again planning for a fee free poetry submissions period to be open April 28, 2024 – June 1, 2024. We reserve the right to close submissions from time to time as we catch up on reading submissions. We shall likely reopen once we’ve read and responded to those in the April-June queue.
Each submission can contain up to three poems.
FOR VISUAL ART
We are open to visual art by students, alumni, staff and faculty of Saint Augustine’s University.
FICTIONAL PERSONA AS A HYBRID POETIC FORM
If you feel your piece crosses the genres or if you feel the need to write through a persona, please do let us know upfront as we have a category for hybrid work.
RIGHTS & PAYMENT
All rights stay with the author. We would like to be first on your list though we do not feel we must be the first to publish each piece. If other magazines missed out on the opportunity to publish your work prior to it appearing in your book, do send the poem or story or essay our way just so long as the work is yours.
If we are the first to publish an author’s work, all rights revert back to the author upon publication. We cannot offer cash payment at this time. This is something we would like to build up to. We are currently an online magazine with free open access. When we eventually go to print the issues, we shall send each poet and author published in Saint Augustine’s Magazine a copy. We are launching online and yes, we have plans to go to print eventually.