Submissions (no fee) are open for the summer/fall issue!

OPEN SUBMISSIONS JANUARY 1 – March 15, 2018 (no fee)
We have extended the submission period to accommodate writers at the AWP conference in March.

THE WINTER/SPRING ISSUE IS OUT and available here:

Submission guidelines:


We accept ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS ONLY through our online submission manager. Emailed submissions and mailed submissions will not be considered. Go to to submit.

During the submission period ONLY please submit no more than 3 unpublished NARRATIVE poems of no more than 50 lines in ONE (1) file (all three in one) through the online submission manager. Please remove your name from your file, as the poetry is read blind by our editorial staff. See the Submittable guidelines for accepted formats. Questions ONLY: Feel free to email us at .

Accepted contributors will be rewarded with a copy of the journal. We are not in a position to pay you otherwise, but hope the journal is worth much more than the cost of its paper.

Simultaneous submissions are fine, as long as you inform us right away if your poem is accepted elsewhere. We claim first North American publication rights, so rights revert to the author after the initial publication period, just please give us credit.  We prefer work that has not been previously published.