$3.00 USD


  • 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. Please note that we are reading entries for the Prose & Poetry Contest until early January, which may cause delayed response times on regular submissions.
  • We accept submissions from anywhere in the world, but work must be in English.
  • Poems must be previously unpublished.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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