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Poetry and Poetic Prose
Submit 1-7 pieces, up to 15 pages total, in a single document.
Poets are paid $20 per
for poetry / poetic prose.
Use Times New Roman, 12-point font, single spaced.
Include your name and email address in the header of the document.
for full guidelines.
An acceptance usually consists of 1-2 poems.
We acquire first serial electronic and anthology reprint rights.
Response time ranges from a few days to a month.
Poems should be so well-crafted you're breathless at the end of them.
We like form; we like
We like short; we like long: 2- and 3-page poems are
We use the term "poetry" loosely; if it's "poetic" in any sense, try us.
This includes verse; prose poems; miniature fictions and essays.
It also includes monologues; diatribes; dying words; and letters.
We may ask you to revise and resubmit; if you're not open to this, say.
We will ask you to record a reading of the poem; no sweat if you can't.
We will pair your poem with a picture or visual art.
If you have an image to suggest, link it in your submission.
We'll reject just about everything; take it as invitation to persist.
Poems you should measure your work against to see if it's a good fit:
Lisel Mueller - "Monet Refuses the Operation"
Joy Harjo - "Insomnia and the Seven Steps to Grace"
Eleanor Wilner - "The American Sublime: Robert Penn Warren"
Thomas Lux - "His Job Is Honest and Simple"
Wendell Berry - "Some Further Words"
Christian Ericson - "Prospect Nocturne"
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