Prose only. Poems submitted here will go unread. Please read our submission guidelines for information about our reading period.
We are open to reviewing prose that encourage us to engage with books of poetry (not necessarily new releases), individual poets, and issues of craft or poetics in new ways. We like thinking about how poetry makes the world a bigger place, and we enjoy reading about the connections drawn between the literary arts and food, migration, the ocean—anything unexpected or risky. Write a manifesto. Take us on an adventure. Show us how dangerous it can be to live on the edge of words.
We have many regular features that appear in print and online, including On Failure, Line Cook, and a new somewhat tongue-in-cheek "writers advice" column. Feel free to pitch us one of these or something entirely new, as we often run one-off features on such topics as under-sung poetic heroes or AWP panel recaps. Surprise us.
We'll make every effort to respond within a month of submission. Please wait three months before inquiring.