We ask that you please submit only once per month a single file (.doc or .docx) according to the specific instructions below. Please wait for a response before sending a different package.

We are looking for work that has not been previously published. We encourage and allow simultaneous submissions, but please let us know immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere so we may remove you from our submissions list.

Due to Submittable limits, we are only able to offer a limited number of no-cost submissions each month. If there is no option to submit at no-cost please check back at the beginning of the next month! We are always able to take Tip Jar submissions of which 100% of all proceeds assist to cover our production costs.

  •  Up to 5 pages of poetry in a single .doc or .docx file

We want poetry that feels crisp and new; poetry that explores rough edges instead of attempting to smooth them. We desire contemporary work that tries to push and pull from expectations.   We are open to varied styles, forms and voices but please NO "after" poems, traditional form, archaic language, rhyme or bigotry.  We like to say YES to your weird sestinas, prose poems that are almost essays, well-honed American sonnets, LGBT+ voices and explorations of culture and identity. 

 PLEASE READ! This is the Tip Jar form for poetry submissions. While we strive to provide as many no-cost submissions, each month as we are allowed by Submittable, we are always able to take Tip Jar submissions of which all proceeds help cover our production costs. We are very thankful for any and all donations which allow us to continue publishing.

If you are looking for the no-cost submissions and can only see the Tip Jar, please be aware that no-cost submissions will become available again at the beginning of the next month. There is never a required reading fee for our general submissions nor will submitting through the Tip Jar affect one's chance of selection.

  • Up to 5 pages of poetry in a single .doc or .docx file

We want poetry that feels crisp and new; poetry that explores rough edges instead of attempting to smooth them. We desire contemporary work that tries to push and pull from expectations. 

We are open to varied styles, forms and voices but please NO "after" poems, traditional form, archaic language, rhyme or bigotry.

We like to say YES to your weird sestinas, prose poems that are almost essays, well-honed American sonnets, LGBT+ voices and explorations of culture and identity. 

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