Submission Guidelines


Dear Poecology fans and submitters,

June 20, 2016 – Poecology is temporarily on hold. We hope to be up and running again soon. Thank you for your patience, and for your support of the journal.


General Submissions

Submissions are temporarily closed. Thanks for your patience.

  • Submit up to 8 pages of unpublished poetry or 5,000 words of fiction or nonfiction in one file.
  • Click here to submit using Submittable. We do not accept emailed submissions.
  • Submitted work should focus on place-based, environmental, and/or ecological themes. These themes can be treated directly or abstractly.
  • Experimental work, international writers, and marginalized perspectives are encouraged.
  • Simultaneous submissions are ok, but please contact us through your Submittable account if your work is accepted elsewhere.
  • Multiple submissions are not accepted; please wait for a reply before submitting again.
  • At this time, we do not consider previously published work.
  • Please include a short bio in Submittable.
  • If your work is chosen for publication, we ask for first electronic serial rights. All rights revert to the author(s) after publication.
  • Unfortunately we are unable to offer compensation for the work we publish.
  • Due to the volume of submissions, we are unable to offer personal feedback on submitted work.

Our response time is currently 3-4 months. If 4 months have passed, feel free to query. Thanks for your patience. Our staff is small and we read every submission carefully.

Blog Submissions

Submissions are currently closed. Check back soon.

Cover Art Submissions

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Literary Locator Submissions

Submissions to the Literary Locator are currently closed at this time.