Please send up to five poems of any length. Translations are welcome. If you need to withdraw an individual poem, you can add a note to your submission.

  • We accept only electronic submissions using the Submittable system.
  • Please one submission at a time, no multiple submissions.
  • Simultaneous submissions are acceptable, as long as you immediately notify Guernica     editors that your piece has been accepted elsewhere.
  • We do not accept pitches. Please send the full manuscript you’d like us to work with.
  • We are only interested in original, unpublished manuscripts. Your work must not have been published elsewhere, including on your personal website or blog. Translations may have appeared in their original languages, but not in English.
  • Guernica  will hold exclusive print and digital rights to your published piece for 90 days, after which you will retain the rights; your story will remain archived online.
  • We are an all-volunteer organization. Allow at least sixteen weeks for a response. Response time will likely be longer than either of us would like.
  • Guernica offers honoraria of $50 for poetry, $100 for original essays, and $150 for original fiction and for reportage.
We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.