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Send a brief 3rd person bio and attach your story as a Word Doc. We do not accept stories longer than 2500 words, and we prefer shorter work. We also want writers with strong, distinct voices who tell stories that are fresh and imaginative. Unpretentious, minimalist writing that entertains first, and provokes thought later.Give us protein and carbs. Dark. Humorous. Gritty.

We're open minded. Introduce yourself in a brief 3rd person bio and attach up to 4 poems as a single Word Doc. Feel free to send audio files of your poem or poems being recited if you have some. 

Every month we showcase a Featured Poet with his/her own page. If you would like to be a Featured Poet please submit a 3rd person bio, a picture of yourself (optional) and send up to 10 poems as a single Word Doc. In the subject box write "Featured Poet Submission."

Attach jpegs of your work, and give the details in the body of the email, title, date, dimensions, materials as well as a mission statement.

If you have an interesting thought or perspective on something, email it, and if like it we'll add it to our Thoughts page.  Try to keep it under 100 words.

Send your work to and give a description in the subject box: fiction, poetry, art, or thoughts. We'll respond to you as soon as we can, usually 3 to 4 months.It is difficult to respond to everyone, so if you don't hear from us in eight weeks, it means that unfortunately we are not interested in your submission.If you have any other questions please contact Peter Jelen 

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