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  • You may submit up to three poems in one submission. Please wait for a response before submitting again.

  • Due to increasing submissions and a limited volunteer reading staff, we cannot guarantee a specific response time window. If you’d like to check on the status of your submission, log into your Submittable account for updates.

  • We accept submissions from anywhere in the world, but your poems must be in English. Translations are accepted if permission of original author is explicitly granted in writing.

  • Poems must be previously unpublished. This includes blogs, online, and any print media with a circulation greater than 1000.

  • Simultaneous submissions accepted. Please notify promptly if your work is accepted elsewhere.

  • Word count limit: no minimum, max 2,000.
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