Torrin Greathouse: “Ode to the First Time I Wore a Dress & My Mother Did Not Flinch”
Scott Hutchison: “Skeleton in the Bittersweet”
Samuel Piccone: “A History of Marriage”
Ruth Bavetta: “The Radio”
Anne Bower: “Swans on the line”
David Bublitz: “Tafsir”
Aaron Caycedo-Kimura: “Five minutes on High”
Kathleen Corcoran: “No word for snow”
Robert Eastwood: “To Be Dutiful”
Suzanne Edison: “Shipping Remains”
Donna O’Connell Gilmore: “Allegany County”
Jeanne Julian: “Widow’s Walk”
J. Adams Lagana: “Letter to Stephen, Regarding That Night in April”
Eve Linn: “The selling of Manhattan”
Terry Lucas: “A Small Pebble”
Jayne Marek: “Alarm”
David Meischen: “Self-Portrait with Altar Boy”
Lawrence O’Brien: “My Aunt, Spinoza, the Nazis, and Spring”
Margaret Stawowy: “Halfway to Hell”
Claire Zoghb: “Return”
Jacob Appel: “Barberism”
Alan Bern: “Sway”
Laura Foley: “Tulips for Parkland”
Dianna Henning: “From the Northeast Kingdom”
Carine Topal: “A Lamenting”
Jacquelyn Malone: “The Limits of Memory”
Beth Paulson: “Land that Moves Back and Forth”
Don Schofield: “Eternal Adolescence”
David Sullivan: “Om Mani Padme Hum”
Martin Willitts Jr.: “Night Hawks”
We accept ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS ONLY through Submittable twice a year. Our contest submission period is July 1 – Sept. 1. The contest fee of $20 (per 3 poem submission) will be accepted. Unpaid submissions will be disqualified. Emailed submissions and mailed submissions will not be considered.
The open submission period is from Jan. 1 – March 1 and there is no fee.
Please submit no more than 3 unpublished NARRATIVE poems of no more than 50 lines per poem in ONE MSWord file (.doc or .docx or .rtf only, no .pdf please). Please remove your name from your file, as the poetry is read blind by our editorial staff and contest judge. Questions ONLY: Feel free to email us at email@example.com.
All poems will be considered for publication. Winners (3) will receive prize money and all finalists and semi-finalists will be rewarded with a copy of the journal.
Multiple submissions are discouraged, but simultaneous submissions are fine as long as you inform us in a timely manner if your work is published 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 will only consider work that has not been previously published. All poems will be blind-read. Member CLMP.
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