Innisfree Poetry Journal welcomes submissions of original, previously unpublished poems. We accept poems for consideration only via email from both established writers and new writers whose work is excellent. We publish well-crafted poems, whether in free verse or in traditional forms, poems grounded in the specific, which speak in fresh language and telling images. And we admire musicality: we welcome those who, like the late Lorenzo Thomas, “write poems because I can’t sing.”
Although submissions are accepted year round, these are the deadlines for each issue:
January 31 for the spring issue
July 31 for the fall issue
Submit only once per issue.
1. In one document (we accept doc, docx, pdf, and rtf files), submit a 3rd person bio and up to five poems attached to an email addressed firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Simultaneous submissions are welcome, even encouraged. If a poem is accepted elsewhere, however, please be sure to notify us immediately at email@example.com.
By submitting your poems, you are assuringthat the work is your own original creation and that it has neither been published nor accepted for publication electronically or in print.
By accepting a poem, Innisfree acquires first publication rights, including the right to publish it online and maintain it there as part of the issue in which it appears, to make it available in a printer-friendly format, to make the issue of Innisfree in which it appears downloadable as a PDF document and available as a printed volume. All other rights revert to the poet after online publication of the poem in Innisfree Poetry Journal.