The Finer Points

Please submit no more than five previously unpublished poems at a time through our Submittable portal, which will open in January 2019. You should clearly convey the formal framework of each poem in your cover letter to preclude all questions of  authorial intent. Include a brief biographical note in your cover letter.

We will not print free verse.

If your formal framework is not immediately recognizable—or persuasively explained in your cover letter—your submission will be rejected outright.

We will consider publishing nonce forms that work within patterns of constraint that are not based in meter or rhyme, but it is your responsibility to successfully explain these patterns of constraint in your cover letter.

Unsolicited email submissions will not be read or considered for publication. 

Please do not query until more than 90 days have passed.