Ploughshares Literary Magazine publishes three issues a year. Sarah Banse rolls out some statistics for their latest issue.
I always like looking at publishing figures like this. An understanding of a particular market is helpful when submitting, as is having an idea of the number of submissions you are competing with:
The bad news is that Ploughshares receives about 11,000 submissions a year. In the three issues published for 2013 it looked likes this:
- Writers Published: 96
- Fiction: 27
- Poetry: 65
- Nonfiction: 2
- Women: 55 (fiction: 16)(poetry: 37)(nonfiction: 2)
- Men: 41 (fiction: 11)(poetry: 30)
That’s 96 successes out of 11,000 submissions folks… It’s a cold, empty world out there.
Check out more detailed figures here: http://blog.pshares.org/index.php/from-the-slush-pile-the-numbers/