We are currently closed to submissions until September 2020.

Our next three issues will be published in July 2019 (Issue 17), September 2019 (Issue 18) and November 2019 (Issue 19) before publishing goes on hiatus for a year.

I (Kate) have an extremely full plate in my personal and family life, particularly until the end of next summer, but we will be back in Autumn 2020 and ready to go! Thank you for understanding.

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  • Please send 1-3 of your unpublished poems to Kate Garrett at picaroonpoetry@gmail.com.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.
  • Simultaneous submissions are allowed once again, but PLEASE remember etiquette surrounding these: let me know ASAP if your work is accepted elsewhere first, and if I accept your work first, please withdraw it from other markets.
  • 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!