Submissions

We’re currently CLOSED for submissions.

*Poem Singles:

Size limit: 33 lines not including title; stanza breaks=1 line

Send up to 5 original, unpublished poems via Submittable (link below). Poems available online are considered published.

*Poetry Accordion Books:

Send up to 5 original, unpublished poems via Submittable (link below). Poems available online are considered published.

Length guidelines: Max 45 lines, but poems can be longer if individual line length is short; bear in mind your poem will be split over two, three, or four panels; several short, related poems are just as welcome as a single, longer work. Bottom line: Space in each book is finite, but flexible.   

*General Submission Instructions:

It is our goal to reclaim poetry for non-poet readers. To that end, we seek work that has an element of story or an intriguing speaker, as well as a solid emotional core. Please help us prove that accessible poems don’t have to be simplistic, boring or safe.

Simultaneous submissions are welcome; please notify us as soon as possible if you’ve placed submitted work elsewhere. Please submit all poems as a single document and wait for a response before submitting another group of poems. If you wish to be read anonymously, do not include contact information within the submitted file. We make every effort to read and respond within 2 months.

We acquire first serial rights; all rights revert to the poet upon publication. Poets receive 15% of the print run of their poem. Typical runs for single poems are 100 copies, so poets receive 15. Typical runs for accordions are 50, so poet receives 8 copies. Poets are free to sell their copies independently (or keep them, or give them to friends…).

Submit Online:

Submittable
Duotrope