PLEASE NOTE (AS SPECIFIED BELOW), WE DO NOT REVIEW PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED POEMS OR SIMULTANEOUS SUBMISSIONS.
By submitting to Encircle Publications (the Aurorean) you agree to opt-in to our email list. (We do not share this information and you can opt-out at any time). You also agree to our terms regarding simultaneous submissions and previously published poems and (by submitting to the Aurorean) you confirm that your submission contains neither.
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What we seek: We seek your original poetry that is inspirational, meditational and regional (pertaining to the Northeast). Although these are our focus, we are open to subject matter as well as varied forms and style. We evaluate poetry on several levels including its skillful use of poetic craft; its ability to hold interest, and its layers of meaning. We do not publish anything hateful, overly religious or vulgar. We use very few rhyming or love poems. We are especially interested in positiveness, nature-themed poetry, as well as haiku. We often need short poems (up to six lines). Again, We do not review simultaneous submissions or previously published poems.
To give all submitters a fair read, if we receive more than five poems--or five pages of haiku--we will review only the first five pages in the submission. Include one poem per page; 32 lines maximum, including stanza spacing. You may include more than one haiku per page. Typographical oddities are acceptable as long as we can reproduce them on our page. Prose poems are often too wide for our format. (Approximately 75 characters is our limit for line-width.)
How to Submit: Be sure to fill out the cover letter field and include a brief 50 word bio as you would like it to appear if your work is accepted. Send (attach) up to five poems in a single document.
IMPORTANT BIO GUIDELINES:
PLEASE MAKE CERTAIN THAT YOUR BIO IS UNDER 50 WORDS SO THAT WE CAN PROCESS YOUR SUBMISSION. IF YOUR BIO IS LONGER THAN 50 WORDS AND YOUR WORK IS ACCEPTED, YOUR BIO WILL LIST ONLY YOUR NAME AND STATE/OR COUNTRY FROM WHICH YOU SUBMITTED.
Please write your bio in the third person.
For your convenience, a sample bio follows:
(Jane Doe's) poetry has appeared in ABC Poetry, XYZ quarterly, and Poetry is Wonderful Anthology. Jane has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, and she teaches Creative Writing at LMNOP University. Her interests include ancient times, cross-country skiing, and animal rescue. You may see more of her work at www.janespoetryisgreat.com.
Excluding your name please limit your bio to 50 words. Follow these instructions: Use one space between periods and colons. We will italicize names of journals, books and chapbooks. Contributors assume responsibility for accuracy of magazine/journal/book/publisher titles listed in bios. Please list magazine/journal titles alphabetically and book titles chronologically by publication dates. It is important to note full and accurate journal titles. Here are some examples: the Aurorean (lower case “t" in “the” in title); The Bitter Oleander (upper case “T” in “The” in title); contemporary haibun online (all lower case); Georgetown Review (no prefix in title); Glass: A Journal of Poetry (title contains subtitle), etc.
Thank-you for your full attention to these details. We look forward to reading your submission!