Most editors are happy to answer questions regarding submissions. If a lit mag seems like a good fit for your work and it happens to be a collaboration, found poem, or other more nontraditional form, contact them via email or on other social media to ask if they are open to such forms. If you receive a response and can share it with me here, I’ll note it for others in the future.
Most of the listings below have accepted found work or other unusual formats of poetry and/or claim that they will. They are listed alphabetically; some are currently accepting submissions, some are temporarily closed. I’ve also included a link to their Duotrope page, which will allow you to track deadlines if you currently subscribe to Duotrope.
Submissions: Open September 1st and close on October 15th: Publication will occur in January. Open February 1st through March 1st:…
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In celebration of National Poetry Month I have two things happening this April: 1. A new collection of poems being released this month by New Orphic Publishers of Nelson, BC, titled The Price of Transcendence. Some of the poems from this book have been published on this blog site. And, 2. A new essay, posted here, titled The Power of Questions. This was inspired by an invitation to perform a ‘favourite poem’ at the Nakusp Library poetry event happening April 23rd. Organizer Barb McPherson reminded me that I’d already done Rilke’s timeless poem from The Book of Hours at a previous Nakusp Library event, so I have her to thank for prompting this new essay. Amazing what last minute desperation combined with inspiration can do sometimes!
THE POWER OF QUESTIONS: ‘THE BOOK OF QUESTIONS’ BY PABLO NERUDA
Why don’t they train helicopters
to suck honey from…
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