For years Barton Smock has been the most generous of poets. Why not submit? He believes in your poetry enough to offer payment.
Isacoustic is an intriguing new print and online poetry journal recently founded by poet Barton Smock. They are quick to respond to submissions and offer payment $15/$20 depending on if it was submitted or solicited, respectively. You can read past issues on their web site to get a feel for their aesthetic.
I wondered how and why this poetry journal came to be, so I asked founder and editor Barton Smock a few questions to find out. See my interview with Smock and a link to their submission guidelines below.
HOPKINSON: How/why was Isacoustic originally started?
SMOCK: I turned 42 this year. Have four children- 19, 17, 14, and 9. My youngest has a progressive muscle and brain disorder. I’ve been self-publishing on-demand my own work since 2011. There is so much love here, but also, worry and tunnel vision. I’m very introverted, and was writing very inwardly, and reading Franz Wright…
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