How to Submit
email only to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please understand you MAY not receive payment, depending on our budget.
If you DO NOT want to be published unless you are paid, please state that clearly!
Featured Poem of the Month and it will pay a grand sum of $15.00. There will be other poems, usually one or two that are also paid. These poor souls will receive $5.00-$10.00 for the use of their poem here. The main short story pays $25.00.
If you submit and we like it, but not as much as another two or three, we will publish it in the Free for All.
If you do not want it published for free, make a note.
You are not more likely to end up in the unpaid section because you are open to going there. It just means you have two shots at getting published. We would like to pay everybody, and if we ever get a grant or sell some ads, we will. (most of the ones here are courtesy ads)
We do not keep copyright on any work by anyone in this publication. The exception being work published by the publisher, including interviews.
Submit your poem or story in the body of your email.
If you want to add it as a word or pdf you may, but unless the submission is in the body of the email, it will not be considered for publication. Along with your work of art, short story or poem, please send your return address and the name you would like listed for the work and the name you want to check made out to, if different from your creative name.
We DO accept previously published work.
If previously published, make sure you have the rights to it. Most places do not keep the rights to poetry. We do not, we retain the right to use them in anthologies or promotional material as we see fit in the future, but we do not retain any copyright to your work.
Do tell us where it was previously published so we can credit them. If you self publish it or post it to an open group, we do not consider that published, so no mention need be made.
We will not send rejections, we will send a notification of publication and will send you a notice when each edition is published.
We pay a pittance for up to three poems each issue. We pay another pittance for a short story. If you have submitted work, and it has not been published within 60 days, consider it rejected.
Submit one poem, short story or image or up to one of each.
If we like it, we will publish it. If you are a nobel laureate and we dont like it, we wont. Send one submission no more often than once every 6 months.
The subject matter is up to you.
We rarely publish long poems (over 50 lines). We rarely publish rhyming poems, though we do have a soft spot for limericks (and haiku, speaking of short poems). In fact, we have a soft spot for short poems. We will publish somewhat longer peices on occasion, but nearly always under 200 words.
We will publish any good short story, that we like. Best if it is between 900 - 1200 words.
In both the poems and the short story, we arent prudes, but we arent looking for gratuitous sex, violence of crude language. We will accept any of these things if we feel they are important to the story. We will not publish anything that we think can be construed as hateful.
That does not mean you cant tell the story of a terrible event, murder rape, beatings or whatever, but make sure you are not glorifying the evil. We love a good story. We love a great poem. Just make sure you don't give us a reason to not like it.