There are no restrictions on length or form, but we are looking for poetry that is clear and honest. We will consider previously published writing as along as the earlier publication information is provided at the time of submission.


We would like to expand the look of our journal, so please submit your best scenic photos that can be used as headers and on various pages.

Essays and Blogs:

In addition to poetry we will also consider guest blog entries and academic essays about poetry. There is no deadline for these submissions and accepted pieces may appear at any time.

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