Where to Submit

Submission Guidelines

  • Submit 3-5 poems at a time.
  • Lines/poem: 120 maximum.
  • No previously published poems or simultaneous submissions without query.
  • Prefer e-mail submissions in Word attachments. Cover letter is optional.
  • For non-electronic submissions, include SASE if you want a snail mail response. If you don't want your manuscript returned, you may omit the SASE if you provide an e-mail address.
  • Query before submitting fiction and non-fiction.
  • Submissions are read year round.
  • Time between acceptance and publication can be up to 11 months.
  • Comments are sometimes provided on rejected poems.
  • Guidelines available for SASE, by e-mail, or on Web site. Responds within 4-6 months.
  • Pays one contributor's copy.
  • Acquires first North American serial rights and online rights for up to 9 months; returns rights to author.

Please do not send new submissions until you have received editors’ decision on past submission.