Poetry submissions should consist of three to five poems (10 pages of poetry maximum), on any subject and in any style. Submissions longer than 10 pages will not be read. The magazine often accepts several poems by the same author; therefore, please do not limit your submission to a single poem. 


Please submit your poems (typed, single-spaced, with new poems starting on a separate page) in a single .doc, .docx, or .pdf file. All submissions must be paginated. Please also include your complete contact information (name, mailing address, email address, telephone) in a header or footer on each page of your submission. Insert "Poetry Submission" when prompted by Submittable for a title in the Title field. In the case of translated poems, translators should supply (or be able to supply) evidence of permission to publish their translations, and ideally include a copy of the original(s) with the submission.

In the Cover Letter field, please include at least the following information: your name, full mailing address, email address, telephone number;  the title of each submitted poem; and a short biographical note. For statistical purposes, please make sure to indicate your province/state and/or country of origin.


Response times will vary from one to six months after the date of submission.

Poets may submit their work only once per calendar year.

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