Will I get to keep my publication rights?
Yes. The Yolo Crow requires one-time only publication rights for your piece. This means you give us permission to publish your work once and only once, after which you may publish it elsewhere if you choose. We will never edit, change, or reprint your work without your permission.
I've already published my story in another journal. Can I still submit it to The Yolo Crow?
Yes. Previously published work is welcome at The Yolo Crow provided that you have the right to publish your story or poem again and that you did not give those rights to the original publisher. You are in charge of keeping track of your own publication rights. An excellent source for information on publication rights as well as outlets to publish your work is the "Writer's Market" series by Writer's Digest Books. Look for it at your local bookstore or library.
How are pieces chosen for the magazine?
When your work is received, one copy will be stored with your submission form in our main office. The other copies will be tagged with a serial number rather than your name and distributed to our editors for review. Three editors will read your piece and rate it. At an editorial meeting prior to publication, our senior staff will decide which pieces will be included in the next edition. You will be notified by mail at this time.
I sent in a submission. Why haven't I heard from you yet?
The magazine is published quarterly. Submission deadlines and publication dates for each edition are as follows:
Letters regarding submission status are generally mailed 1-2 weeks prior to publication. If you have not received your letter by the publication date, it could be that:
Please contact us if you have any further questions.