Poets are encouraged to submit to the editor they feel best matches the content of the submission.
Some guidelines to follow (more like rules):
- No more than four poems.
- Be sure your personal information is not in the actual submission.
- Please title aforementioned poems-- they deserve it!
- We're not likely to publish a 20-page poem online, but if you want to take the chance, don't submit three more (just give us the one).
- You can submit to one poetry editor or both. Should you be submitting to both editors, please note that in your cover letter.
- If you submit to both editors, send different poems to each editor.
Ten Poems That Send Jonathan Into a Mild Arrhythmia:
- David Bottoms, “A Home Buyer Watches the Moon”
- Yusef Komunyakaa, “Facing It”
- Brian Barker, “Dog Gospel”
- Phillip Levine, “Animals are Passing from Our Lives”
- James Tate, “The Lost Pilot”
- Judy Jordan, “Help Me to Salt, Help Me to Sorrow”
- Robert Frost, “Mending Wall”
- B.H. Fairchild, “The Art of the Lathe”
- David Bottoms, “Shooting Rats at the Bibb County Dump”
- Rodney Jones, "On the Bearing of Waitresses"
Note: Please take the time to read the overall guidelines above. We promise that if you read them carefully, then we will read your submission carefully.