Submission Guidelines

 
Thank you for your interest in Poecology. The submission period for Issue 5 is now open. Submit online for free through Submittable. Please read the following guidelines carefully before submitting your work.
 
 

General Submissions

  • Submit up to 8 pages of unpublished poetry or 2,500 words of fiction or nonfiction in one file.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. Place-based work that is accepted for publication in Poecology will also appear on the Literary Locator.
  • 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 2-3 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

 
Using the Blog Submissions category, submit one article of no more than 2,000 words. At this time, we do not consider previously published articles. Blog articles should incorporate a discussion of ecoliterature and engage with theme(s) or place, ecology, and/or environment. Submissions are accepted year-round. Simultaneous submissions are ok, but please contact us if your work is accepted elsewhere. Please wait for a reply before submitting again. Include a short bio in the separate box on the submissions page. 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 articles we publish.
 
 

Cover Art Submissions

 
We accept submissions of fine art and photography to be used as cover art for the annual issues of Poecology. Submit pieces is one file and include a link to your online portfolio space. By submitting, you confirm that the pieces submitted are your original, unpublished work. If selected for publication, we will ask you to provide a high resolution .jpg or .png file. Unfortunately we are unable to offer compensation for the artwork we publish.
 
 

Literary Locator Submissions

 
We accept submissions of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction (previously published online) to be included on the Literary Locator map. Please read the following guidelines carefully.
 

Guidelines:

  • Submissions can be made through an online form available here. Submissions are free.
  • We accept works that focus on a specific place, or in which place is a significant element of the work.
  • Priority will be given to works published by third-party online parties such as literary magazines, journals, news outlets, etc. Self-published works are not accepted at this time.
  • You may nominate works in the public domain for inclusion on the map.
  • All place-based work accepted for publication in Poecology will be added to the Literary Locator.
  • It may take up to 4 weeks for works to appear on the Literary Locator. Please do not query submissions to the map. Due to the volume of requests, we will do our best to accommodate all Literary Locator submissions.

 
Have a question? Email us at info@poecology.org, or contact us here.

 

Best Wishes,
The Editorial Team at Poecology

 

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