Submission Guidelines: Glass: A Journal of Poetry
does not charge any reading fees or hold any contests. We read submissions for the journal year round, except during the month of March, when we read for The Glass Chapbook Series, and the month of April, when we make final decisions about the Glass Chapbook Series. For chapbook submissions guidelines, please see the Glass Poetry Press guidelines page.
order or pre-order any Glass chapbook, ($8.50 to order/$7.50 to pre-order — shipping costs included)
, and get a Quick Sub response to your Glass: A Journal of Poetry
submission within 72 hours (3 days). Submission guidelines are the same but send the submission to email@example.com
and include the PayPal transaction ID in your cover letter.
Effective 11/18/17 through 12/31/17, Glass
will also give a Quick Sub response to your Glass: A Journal of Poetry
submission within 72 hours (3 days) if you purchase any poetry book or chapbook from any small and/or independent press (ie: not one of the big five publishing houses). Submitters should follow the Quick Sub instructions above and, instead of providing a PayPal transaction ID, should include any proof of purchase.
Special Calls for Submissions
In addition to regular submissions (see below), Glass
is looking for submissions for the following features:
: Similar to graphic novels, graphic poetry combines poetry and art in an integral way. Examples include "Stairs Appear in a Hole Outside of Town" by John Philip Johnson and Julian Peters
, or "The Wrong Side of Rapture" by Traci Brimhall and Eryn Cruft
. Graphic Poetry submissions may be collaborations or the poetry and the art can be by the same creator but the poetry and the art must be original and previously unpublished. Submissions should follow standard guidelines, except they may be submitted as .jpg, .png, or .pdf files. Also, please note in your cover letter that you are submitting Graphic Poetry.
is housed in Toledo, Ohio and we love our fellow Ohio poets. We hope to publish an Ohio Poets issue in 2018. We consider Ohio Poets as anyone with a strong connection to the Buckeye State, but you may define that however you choose. Poets born in the state but who have since moved and poets who were not born here but who have settled in Ohio are definitely eligible for this special feature. Submissions should follow standard guidelines but please note in your cover letter that you are submitting for the Ohio Poets issue. The deadline for submitting for the Ohio Poets issue is December 31, 2017
. The issue will be published in March, 2018.
General Submission Guidelines
Please submit 3-5 poems, any style, any length.
Poems should be attached to the email in one .doc, .docx, or .pdf file.
Please include a cover letter and brief bio in the body of the email.
Please put "[Your Name]: Submission" in the subject line of the email, replacing "[Your Name]" with your name.
Manuscripts should be single spaced and written in a standard font and standard size (12 pt. Times New Roman, for example) with standard (at least 1 inch) margins.
All submissions must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
. No snail mail submissions will be accepted.
Submission replies will come from email@example.com
. Please add this email to your safe email list to ensure that you receive our reply.
Simultaneous submissions are accepted and encouraged. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
as soon as possible if part of your submission is accepted by another publisher.
We do not accept previously published poems.
Response times may vary. We hope to reply within eight to sixteen weeks. If you have not received a response to your submission within four months, please send us an email.
We are interested in poetry that enacts the artistic and creative precision of glass. We are not bound by any specific aesthetic; our only mission is to publish high quality poetry. All styles, forms and schools of poetry are welcome, though easy rhymes and "light" verse are less likely to inspire us. We like poems that show a careful understanding of language, music, passion and creativity. The best way to get to know our tastes is to purchase a copy of one (or more) of our chapbooks or to read the Glass: A Journal of Poetry archives
Our mission is to engage with the wider literary community. To do this, we are committed to publishing a variety of new, emerging and established voices. Further, we are committed to inclusion and equity in publishing. We highly encourage submissions from underrepresented voices including, but not limited to, women poets, poets of color, LGBTQ poets, poets living with poverty, and incarcerated poets.
Unfortunately, we are unable to pay you for your poems other than through publication. Accepted poems will be published on the Glass
website in perpetuity.
If your work is accepted, we request First North American serial rights as well as the right to archive your work on our website and to use your work, with credit given to you as the author, for promotional purposes. Otherwise, upon publication, all rights revert back to the author under the condition that you will credit Glass: A Journal of Poetry
as the original publisher should your work be reprinted.