Waterways: Poetry in the Mainstream

Type Of Organization
Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
Waterways: Poetry in the Mainstream is a small press poetry magazine that began in 1979 as a document of waterfront poetry readings by a cohort of 25 NYS poetry presses. Since 1981 it has been designed, edited, printed in house and distributed 11 times a year by Richard Spiegel and Barbara Fisher of Ten Penny Players. Themes and archival issues are posted at tenpennyplayers.org .

Social Media Platforms Used
Blogger (Google), YouTube, Facebook,Twitter, Tumblr, Scribd
Is Your Group Affiliated With A University, Portal Or Other Agency?
Primary Editor/Contact Person
Richard Spiegel/Barbara Fisher
Contact Title
poetry, art
Representative Authors
James Penha, Sylvia Manning, Wayne Hogan
Submissions Policy
Theme issues; Accepts poetry and reads year round:send SSAE with hard copy and email address for response if on line submission
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions
Simultaneous Submissions Accepted
Reading Period
Year round
Reporting Time
4 - 4 weeks
Author Payments
none, copies
No contests
Number Of Unpaid Staff
Year Founded
ISBN Number
Barbara FIsher
founding co-editor
How Did You Arrive At Your Current Position?
founding co-editor
What Is The Staff Structure At Your Magazine/press?
2 co-editors + guest artists
Do You Have Any Cover Letter Advice?
Our themes are posted at www.tenpennyplayers.org No cover letter needed. Enclose SSAE if submitting hard copy.
How Are Submissions Processed In Your Magazine/press?
The Co-editors read and respond to submissions - or not if a SSAE isn't included. e-mail submissions are read and responded to when a valid e-mail address is included.
What Do You Look For In A Submission?
That the poet has seen our themes, the sample issues posted at the url and responded honestly.
What Advice Do You Have For First-time Submitters?
Look at the themes, the sample issues and send a SSAE or e mail address. No flowery compliments about how much you love our work...and please no full length books, X-Rated, political or religious material.
Who Is Your Ideal Reader?
a person with an inquiring intellect, appreciation of language and poetry