Before submitting, please review the general guidelines at the top of this page.

This form is for submitting poetry. You may submit up to five poems at one time, but please do not submit more than one poetry submission at a time to Guernica.

We only publish original, unpublished poetry. Your work must not have been published elsewhere, including on your personal website or blog. Work in translation may have appeared elsewhere, but not in English, and permissions should be secured before submitting.

As a reminder: 

  • Simultaneous submissions are accepted; please notify us if the poem is published elsewhere.
  • Guernica will  hold exclusive print and digital rights to the published poem for 90 days, after which our rights become non-exclusive; your poem will remain on our website in perpetuity.
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