We would be honored to receive your poetry submissions so they can be considered for publication in the series. Poems can be on any subject, in any style or from any “school” of poetry, but they must fit into the miniature format of the series. Whether you are an experienced poet, a published poet, a famous poet or someone new to poetry, dabbles in poetry, is a student, has never been published, has never considered themselves a poet (but thought, maybe…). Poems-For-All would like to have a look at your poems. The worst that can happen is I say, “No thanks, please try again.”
Poetry submissions are by email only. Please do not send snail mail submissions to the old Sacramento address. Poems-For-All is now located in San Diego. Snail mail sent to the old address will not be forwarded.
Do not use the poem submission form that is found somewhere in the archaic bowels of this website. It is very unreliable.
Send your poems to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Poems can be pasted into the message or sent as attachments. Acceptable file formats: .doc, .docx, .txt, .pdf. If you’ve used some other program, please convert your poetry files to one of acceptable file formats before sending it.
Previously published poems are welcome. If you’d like a previous publisher to get credit, please provide those details when you send your submission.
Provide your name and address. Include your name as you’d like it to appear in the publication(s) along with the address where you want me to send your contributor’s copies.
Contributor’s Copies. Poets receive 25 copies of the books their poems are published in. (Exceptions include publication in collections, anthologies, and other special projects where the number of copies received may be different.)
It may take awhile before your poem(s) get published. This may take some time. The backlog of submissions is sizable. If your poem(s) have been accepted, they will be published. I just ask you to be patient. You are always welcome to send an email — to the same address you’ll send your submissions — and ask about the status of things. Polite messages (which are, thankfully, what I receive most often) are likely to jog my memory and grease the movement of your poem(s) through the system.