Poemeleon: A Journal of Poetry

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Call for Submissions: Visual Poetry (VisPo)

For this issue, the editors are seeking visual poetry in all its myriad forms.

Some say that the poem and the page must work together to make meaning. In  Geof Huth’s essay “Visual Poetry Today,” he offers that: “Visual poetry is written for the eye, but its methods and intentions, even in those works most limited in their verbal content, are always poetic.”

Submit up to five (5) images and/or video links of your collage with text, textile art, asemic writing, concrete poetry, videopoems, erasures or illuminated manuscripts as .doc, .jpg, .png or .PDF.

Craft essays on visual poetry also welcome. Book reviews and/or books for review also considered. Email poemeleon@gmail.com with queries.

Deadline: July 15, 2021

Please include a 50 word third-person bio. Cover letter optional. Also optional: If moved to do so,  include a 50 word contributor statement about the work submitted. (See past issues for examples of what we mean.)

General guidelines:

Poemeleon is published annually. Expect a response within 1 - 3 months after close of submissions. If you have not heard from us after this time period please feel free to inquire. We have, historically, taken a while to get back to people, because — life. If that bothers you, please remember this is an all-volunteer labor of love.

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Other details

  • Simultaneous submissions are fine as long as we are notified promptly when work is accepted elsewhere.
  • Only one submission per category (essay, poetry, book review), per reading period.
  • Previously published is also fine, as long as it was in print, not online, and as long as you as the author retain all copyright. Because we  strive to be the first online publisher of your work, if it has appeared  anywhere that is publicly accessible on the web (including on your  blog) then it is considered previously published. Please feel free to  contact us and we will provide clarification on a case-by-case basis.
  • We acquire one-time, non-exclusive rights to publish your work, at which time all rights revert back to you as the author. If we should ever decide to create a print anthology and would  like to include your work, we will contact you.
  • Please note that we are a non-paying market.
  • No snail mail submissions. All submissions must come through our online submissions manager.
Poemeleon: A Journal of Poetry