We are currently reading poetry submissions for Cobalt's December 2017 issue, which will be selected autonomously by editors Donora Rihn and Jonathan Travelstead. Some collaboration may take place, but 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.
- We're not likely to publish a 40-page poem online, but if you want to take the chance, maybe don't submit three more (just give us the one).
- You can submit to one poetry editor or both. Please include a note that you're submitting to both, if that's the case.
- Check the list below. Our editors have curated a range of poems that represent the aesthetic they are seeking to create in Cobalt.
- Expect long turnaround times. We publish poetry once annually. It may be 4-5 months before you hear from us, but of course, we'll aim for quick responses as much as possible.
Donora's List! (clickable links)
- William Blake, “To God”
DeBrincat, “I Would Like To Think That Possibilities Are Endless”
- James L. Dickey, “The Heaven of Animals”
- Louise Glück, “Vita Nova”
- Thomas Lux, “Tarantulas on the Lifebuoy”
- Rainer Maria Rilke, “Archaic Torso of
- Franz Wright, “To”
- William Butler Yeats, “The Second Coming”
- The entirety
Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury,
which I will forever count as poetry
- And this
passage from Cormac
McCarthy’s Blood Meridian, same