Getting an ISSN
Online Literary Magazine

If you are serious about your efforts, one of the first things you should do is get yourself an ISSN. An ISSN is an "International Standard Serial Number" - it is a unique ID number that represents your publication. You need one for the entire publication - not one for each issue. Best of all it is FREE. Once you have that ID number you are officially registered with the international organization and can be listed in the Library of Congress, carried by bookstores, and much more. It is well worth getting the ID number since, as mentioned, it is free!

To start with, go to the Library of Congress listing page for ISSN numbers:

ISSN Number Information

They have a FAQ, background information, and a form you can print out and mail in. Print out one form per media. That means if you are going to have an online version AND a print version, you want to send in a separate form for each one. If you'll just be online, just fill in one form.

Online Literary Magazines

Publishing Your Own Online Literary Magazine
Publishing Basics
Getting an ISSN
Focusing on a Genre
Attracting Writers
Choosing a Schedule
Online Design Ideas
Print and PDF Considerations
Printing a Paper Copy
Charging for Access
Running Ads in your Review
Paying your Writers
Types of Submissions to Accept
Legal Issues
Finding Traffic
Enjoy your Creation


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