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.***
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Payment: $5 per unpublished poem.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 gmail.com. Subject line: Submission: your name: title of one of your poems. (Ex.: Submission: Sandi Leibowitz: Time and Again)