Submissions to our web journal are now CLOSED from 1 November 2018 – 7th January 2019. Our editor has a lot going on, and the issues are full until May, so a little winter break seemed in order.

Any work sent in this period will be ignored, so please wait until January to send us your poems! See you on the other side!

How to submit:

  • Please send 1-3 of your unpublished poems to Kate Garrett at picaroonpoetry@gmail.com. Send them in the body of an email, or a Word document – please do not send PDFs.
  • Please, please check your work for typos and spelling mistakes.
  • Please also include a short (no more than 100 words) third-person bio – as factual or funny as you like.
  • Please NO simultaneous submissions. We have accepted them for over 2 years now, but they are beginning to cause problems lately – people do not withdraw their work, either from us, or from other magazines (on average this happens once every 1-2 weeks). I have four journals, five kids, and my patience has finally gone where this is concerned. I respond in 10-14 days max anyway, usually much faster (sometimes you will get a reply in 0-12 hours), so that isn’t a very long wait really.
  • I don’t like to be strict with line limits, but I’d say if your poem is longer than 3 pages, you can try us, but we might not be the right place for it.
  • There is no specific theme or poetic style. Just send me your gut-stabbing or tear-jerking or I-can’t-breathe-from-laughing words. If you need an idea of what we like, what you should send, check out our Rogues’ Gallery, and read back issues.
  • I only ask for one-time rights – once your work has appeared in Picaroon Poetry, you can do what you want with it. But giving us a credit would be nice.
  • I look forward to reading your work!