SYCORAX JOURNAL Submission Guidelines

What do we want?  Speculative poetry only. Fantasy only, no science fiction, no slipstream. No prose poems. Free verse strongly preferred. We’re looking for lyrical poems with rich imagery; long narratives will be a hard sell.  Our aesthetic:  think Goblin Fruit, Through the Gate, Liminality, Mythic Delirium

 ***For now, we are CLOSED to unsolicited submissions.***

Submission Periods:

Fall Issue:  Submit (if you were invited to) Aug. 6-Sept. 15.  You should hear back by Oct. 15.  Target date: November 1, 2018.

Spring Issue:  Submit (if you were invited to) between December 1-January 15.  You should hear back by Feb. 15.  Target date: March 1, 2019.

Summer Issue:  Submit (if you were invited to) between May 1 and June 15.  You should hear back by July 1.  Target date: July 15, 2019.

Keep posted for OPEN submissions in the future. 

Length:  Minimum of 8 lines to maximum of 150 lines.  Sweet spot: 10 to 90 lines. 

Multiple submissions?  Yes.  Please submit 1-3 poems.

Simultaneous submissions?  Sorry, no.

Reprints? You may send reprints that haven’t been published online but only in print; a reprint will only be accepted if a new poem is also being accepted.  

Payment:  $5 per unpublished poem. Payment for reprints is $1, but only if a non-published poem is also being accepted.   

How to submit:  Please copy and paste your poem/s directly into an email sent to:  sycoraxspecpo AT  Subject line:  Submission: your name: title of one of your poems.  (Ex.:  Submission: Sandi Leibowitz: Time and Again)