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 Off the Coast – Valerie Lawson & Michael Brown, Editors –  PO Box 14 Robbinston, ME 04671, poetrylane2@gmail.com

Our next deadline is March 1 for a special “Green” theme Spring issue. For this issue, we will be collaborating with Unity College in Unity, Maine, which has built its curriculum on the environment and environmental law. Editorial decisions are not made until after the deadline. Poets & artists will be notified by mid-April on the status of their submission.

Amethyst Arsenic– he current reading period for the Summer 2012 issue is February 15, 2012 – May 15, 2012. We use a Submission Manager, and our guidelines are included both here and there. Please follow our guidelines, or your submission may be declined.

Amethyst Arsenic is open to all forms of poetry and art. Within this broad scope, we have a preference for well-crafted imagery that brings a fresh use of language and perception. We also lean towards vignettes, moments, stories and meditations on people, objects, and scenes; the intimate whether confessional or persona, versus broad commentary. For an idea of our aesthetic, please check out our archives page and links page for publications we admire. We want the best work we can find, so we’re open to both new and established poets. If you have any questions or technical issues with our submission process, please email admin[at]amethystarsenic.com. We will respond to polite inquiries. Poetry Guidelines: Please submit 3 to 5 poems (using our submission manager) in a SINGLE Microsoft Word (doc, docx), or Rich Text (rtf). Name the file LastName-FirstName-Poetry.[doc|docx|rtf]. DO NOT submit poems separately; doing so can increase our operations costs, so we will promptly reject those submissions. In the Submission Title entry of the submission form, enter FirstName Lastname – # poems. We prefer that poems have titles. If not, we will use the first line as the title.

Ballard Street Poetry Journal (annual publication) opened its submissions on January 1st. Accepting e-mail submission only. Send 3-6 original, unpublished poems in the body of your e-mail. Send us your strongest work. Include a brief, professional note including a 30 word or less bio and your contact information. Do not send greeting card verse, or preachy religious or political work. As much as we all love nature, please select your nature-themed pieces carefully as we are inundated with them. Formatting your submission: Do not place your contact information between each poem only include it at the beginning of your e-mail. Although you may have a lot to say about yourself, keep your bio at the 30 word or less minimum. Bold all poem titles. Although we require no line limit, shorter poems are preferred. Long poems considered, but we accept very few. Simultaneous submissions not accepted. Response time is 3-6 months. Please be patient. If you have not heard from us within the time frame, e-mail the editor with “Submission Inquiry” in the subject line. Understand that we are a small volunteer-run press and we all have day jobs. Email submissions to editor@ballardstreetpoetryjournal.com
Muddy River Poetry Review Reading dates for Muddy River Poetry Review are December 1 to March 1 for spring issue and June 1 to September 1 for fall issue. Poems received on other dates will be deleted. 1. Submit 1-3 poems. NO PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED POEMS. 2.No attachments. Please paste poems into body of email. Include a short poetry (and/or other) bio. 3. Prefer free verse. 4. Do not want “mushy” or religious poems. 5. Do not want porno, sexist, racist or biased poetry relating to politics or ethnicity. 6. Simultaneous submissions okay, but please let me know which ones AND notify me if any are accepted somewhere else. 7. Future (other) publication should credit Muddy River Poetry Review. 6. Response time will be as close to 30 days as possible. 7. If you do not hear in 45 days, feel free to inquire. 8. Payment will be publication in MRPR. 9. Poems only accepted during open reading dates. Poems received on other dates will be deleted. 10. Submit all poems to mrpr@comcast.net only. All rights revert to author upon publication.

Midway Journal accepts submissions of aesthetically ambitious work that occupies the realms between both the traditional and experimental. We accept submissions between January and June annually, only. Submissions can be mailed via USPS or e-mailed. All manuscripts mailed USPS should be submitted with SASE and should be mailed to: (Genre) Editors Midway Journal PO Box 14499 St. Paul, MN 55114 Electronic submissions should be sent to the appropriate electronic mailing address listed below. Manuscript Submission: (genre) should appear in the subject line of the e-mail. Submissions should be sent as .doc or .docx file attachments and should not be sent in the body of the e-mail. poetryeditor@midwayjournal.com

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