Guest Editor’s Call For Submissions

For our Spring/Summer 2021 issue, Guest Editor Tarfia Faizullah will curate a selection of work centered on strangeness and surrealism

Submissions will be open April 6 – 12, 2021 through our Submittable page.

From the early surrealist works of Charles Baudelaire and César Vallejo to contemporary poets including Harryette Mullen, Jose Hernandez Diaz, and Cathy Park Hong, strange and surrealist qualities can appear in a variety of ways: in prose poems, echo poems, and newly invented forms; in uncanny and unexpected images and metaphor; through the bending of time, structure, and language. We hope this theme welcomes you to dive into the strangeness of the human experience, and we are open to broad interpretations of what strangeness and surrealism mean within your own work.

You may submit up to 3 poems (maximum of 8 pages). 

  • Include all poems in 1 single document and please only submit once.
  • Include the titles of all poems in your cover letter (bullet points or numbers are easiest).
  • If a poem is more than one page, please indicate if the second page begins with a new stanza.
  • We accept simultaneous submissions, however, let us know in your cover letter if poems are simultaneously submitted, and please inform us immediately if a poem is accepted elsewhere.
  • We do not accept work that has been previously published. This includes on personal blogs and social media.
  • Upon acceptance, we ask for first serial rights, with rights reverting back to the author upon publication.

We are committed to diversity and inclusivity and highly encourage submissions from marginalized voices. We do not tolerate racism, bigotry, misogyny, homophobia, transphobia, Islamophobia, xenophobia, anti-Semitism, ableism, or any work that promotes harmful stereotypes and viewpoints.