Dead Flowers accepts submissions via online only (see link below).
Submissions Now Open Until Further Notice.
POETRY: 3-5 poems per submission in a single Word DOC, single-spaced, no longer than two pages per poem. SERIOUSLY: Do NOT include your name in the title of submission, or on any pages of submission. HOWEVER, poets MUST include a brief bio within the Cover Letter section of Submittable submission form.
MICRO ESSAY: Personal or not, 300-500 words – no more, submit one at a time, in full, Word Doc. Wait to hear from us before submitting another. These will appear as posts on the site, rather than within the monthly rag.
FAIR USE?: Take a poem from a living poet, and make it your own – improve upon it? - by restructuring its atmosphere (line/verse structure), but with leaving every word intact. The poem chosen to restructure will have been originally published in a recent (within 6 months) issue/post of an online literary journal (including Dead Flowers). A link to original poem’s publishing must accompany your submission. AND, each restructuring must be accompanied by a brief (up to 100 words) explanation describing the thinking behind your moves. All on one Word Doc, submit one at a time, wait to hear from us before submitting another. These will appear as posts on the site, rather than within the monthly rag.
Simultaneous submissions encouraged. Please “Withdraw” current submission via Submittable pronto if accepted elsewhere. You can then provide a new submission. Poets/Writers retain copyrights to their work(s).
*PLEASE NOTE: For Poetry Rag - potential guest editors will have no access to the poets’ bios or names within the selection process – all submissions will be read blind. Your submission could be constantly under scrutiny by guest editors. Please keep your submission “Posted” no matter length of time without acceptance. If at any time you feel you have stronger work to submit, simply “Withdraw” the current submission via Submittable and re-submit. ONLY one “Posted” submission per poet will be allowed. Once a poem of yours is selected, feel free to make another submission to Dead Flowers.