PLEASE FOLLOW THE GUIDELINES CAREFULLY, ESPECIALLY HOW TO TITLE YOUR SUBMISSION AND NUMBER OF PIECES! 

Also, take note of our theme.

We welcome submissions of many genres, preferring work that is innovative, captivating, well-crafted, and unique, work that crosses boundaries of genres and tradition. You may be serious. You may be humorous. You may be somewhere in between. We are looking simply for quality. New writers and seasoned writers are both welcome. All work must be in English.

Please visit our guidelines page on our website for more specific guidelines.

Open submission period: September 1 to December 1.

The THEME for our open submission period of 2015-2016 is The Lies We Tell Ourselves.

As human beings, we have the fantastic ability to create something out of nothing; writers do this all the time. Sometimes, though, this fantasy comes from hopeless optimism or ideas we cannot bear to witness. Please submit works that explore the lies we tell ourselves in love, art, work politics, death, religion, and any other aspect of life. Reveal our blind spots. Uncover what we hide and why. Explore how, when, or if we ever give up those lies in favor of the truth.

All writing submissions will be under consideration for our Writer Awards.

Include your cover letter in the box for Bio/Cover Letter.  Do not include a cover letter in the file you submit with your work.

**Please do not submit, withdraw, and submit something again.  If you need to withdraw one poem from the batch, make a note in your submission or send us an email instead of withdrawing the whole thing.  If you have submitted in the incorrect category, please send us an email.  Again, please do not submit, withdraw, submit, withdraw, submit, withdraw.  We appreciate it!**

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