Artwork by Molly Mitchell

Early Bird Submissions

In an effort to increase the breadth of voices published, and provide financial relief to emerging writers, we offer specific time frames where you can submit your work to upcoming print issues for FREE!

During the last two weeks of an open call for submissions, we charge a modest fee (between $2-4) for print submissions. This money helps us print issues, generate support, and continued education for artists, etc. 

Early bird submissions are typically accepted one-two months before the last call for submissions.

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Upcoming Early Bird Submissions

April 1 – May 31
Click here to submit to this issue

Submission Crash Course

When submitting:

• Send no more than three poems in a submission. Poems should be submitted in a single file, with poems separated by titles or page breaks.
• Flash fiction should not exceed any more than 1000 words (Microfiction is what’s up).
• Include your name, email address, current mailing address, and bio (third-person, 50 words max) in your cover letter. Get creative, don’t bore us with the same bio you share with everyone else.
• Simultaneous submissions are welcome, but please let us know if we can’t publish something okay? Cause we catch feelings fast.

We do not accept translations or work that has been previously published in print or online.

Black, Indigenous, and people of color identifying writers are encouraged to submit as we continue to prioritize these communities in our ongoing work.

Please absolutely no sexually explicit poems or works highlighting extreme violence, racism, antisemitism, misogyny, homophobia, transphobia, insta poems or love poems. We’re hopeless romantics, but we’re not interested in printing romance unless it’s a unique perspective.


Extended submissions guidelines and open calls here.