Submissions

Submissions are open between the 1st and 22nd of every month.  Unless we solicit your work or specifically state otherwise.  Submissions are currently: CLOSED — check back soon for updates.

get crackin’

  • Send up to 5 pieces of outstanding poetry or art.
  • Overwhelm with content.  Not amount.
  • Submit once per issue.  Please.
  • Send us new things.  Original, new things.  Nothing that has been previously published elsewhere.
  • Simultaneous submissions are great.  Just let us know if you’re celebrating other acceptances.  We don’t want any embarrassing situations.  For you.  Or for us.
  • Don’t expect payment.  If you pay us, we’ll like you, but we are not guaranteed to like your work.
  • Read.  Read a lot. Read previous issues – when available – of this journal.

We encourage abnormality.  If you’ve been harboring a secret love for making quirky videos, audio files, etc., we’d love to know.  Send it our way.  If it’s awesome enough, it just might show up in our latest issue.  Be creative.  Be bold.  Show us what you’ve got.


Address all correspondences and submissions to soundlesspoetry@gmail.com.

For poetry submissions:

  1. Submit poems in the body of the email.  That does not mean attached.  All poetry submissions received with attachments will be automatically discarded.  If you are submitting a visual or graphic poem, you may include attachments in the most easily accessible format.  If you are unsure of what to do, query first.  We’ll be glad to advise.
  2. In the subject of the email, type poetry submission/your name.  Submissions received without proper subject lines will be automatically discarded.
  3. Include a brief author bio.  Please do not list every acceptance you’ve ever received.  A few will do.

For art submissions:

  1. Submit art samples as easily opened attachments.  If your grandmother could figure out how to open it, it’s probably in an acceptable format.
  2. In the subject of the email, type art submission/your name.  Submissions received without proper subject lines will be automatically discarded.
  3. Include a brief artist statement.  It should not overshadow your visual work.

For miscellaneous submissions:

  1. If you don’t quite fit into one of the previous categories, read on.  Note: the miscellaneous category is not an excuse to send us fiction, drama, or your novel-in-progress.  We will read poetry that plays with these genre boundaries.  We will not be tricked into publishing notpoetry.  We dig cross-genre, slip-genre, and general boundary-bleeding, but we are still primarily a journal for and of poetry.  Respect.
  2. That being said, we DO want poetry that expresses itself in unusual ways.  So if you’ve got something artful or poetic that most journals wouldn’t bother logging in the submission files, send it to us.  In the subject of the email, type miscellaneous submission/your name.  If you’re shy, you can always query first.  WE ALSO APPRECIATE WELL-WRITTEN REVIEWS OF POETRY AND ART.
  3. Include a brief artist statement.  We want to know some of your brain projects, but don’t overdo it.

Soundless obtains first publishing rights.  Following publication, rights, naturally, return to submitters.  What you decide to do with your work post-publication is your business, but if it does appear somewhere else in the future, credit us, k?

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