Submissions

We are interested in language that is elegant and provocative; poetry that informs and engages us in broader cultural conversations.

Rights and Guidelines

We seek unpublished work. Simultaneous submissions are ok, just let us know your manuscript is under consideration by more than one publisher. Payment is publication and author copies.

Chapbook Submissions

Our chapbook open reading periods run February through April and June through August annually. Manuscript submissions outside of these periods will not be read. A small reading fee of $5.00 should accompany all manuscripts and may be submitted via our PayPal donation page. Please submit manuscripts between 24-30 pages, along with contact information, brief bio, and acknowledgments page via to: backbonepoetry@gmail.com with the words chapbook submission in the subject line.