Submissions Guidelines

We publish two reviews a year: Fall/Winter and Spring/Summer. We close submissions from May 1 to September 1st in order to catch up on reading and to put together the contest issue.  Send us three to five poems in a single document, please!

We will also showcase a short work of creative non-fiction in the Fall/Winter issue and a short story in the Spring/Summer issue. You should submit only one prose piece per issue.

fountain_penWe look for well-crafted poems under 61 lines. Poems should be single-spaced indicating stanza breaks.

Creative non-fiction and short stories must be no more than 12 pages, double-spaced.

Snail-mail manuscripts must bear the author’s name, address, email address and phone number. Include a brief biography (50 words or so) and, if you are sending your work through the mail, SASE for our reply.

We are happy to accept simultaneous submissions, but we do not accept previously published work. If you intend to submit work simultaneously, tell us so in your submission cover letter. Once we have notified you of an acceptance, it will be published as a first time publication. All rights revert back to the author after publication.

We read all submissions, but turn-around tends to be faster if you submit work shortly before the deadlines, when we can see what will fit each issue best. If we like your work but are not sure it will be a good fit for the issue, we tend to hold onto it until everything has come in.

We pay one complimentary copy of the magazine.

If you have questions,  please contact us!  (That is NOT the address to send poems to, however.)

For snail-mail, send work to

Janet Bowdan, Editor, H-5132
Western New England University
1215 Wilbraham Road, Springfield, MA 01119

To submit work electronically, including contest entries: