The Poetry Question strives to be the voice of small press poetry. We are an all-inclusive press and do not accept any work that discriminates against race, religion, sexual preference, or gender preference.

Before you submit: read, read, read!

  • Reading Period: February 26th – April 1st, 2020
  • Read through the above mission and below guidelines and ensure your work complies.
  • Read through your manuscript one more time to check for any last changes or edits.
  • Complete submission form
  • Pay the $5.00 reading fee

The Poetry Question is looking for chapbook manuscripts that meet the following criteria:

Genres: Poetry Only

Topics:  While we do not have a specific theme, we are always interested in the power of words and the want to cause a discomfort, conversations, and questions.

Previous publication/Simultaneous submissions:  Pieces of your manuscript can certainly be previously published (No more than 25%), but we ask that the chapbook as a full work be unpublished.  Of course, simultaneous submissions are fine—just let us know if your work is accepted elsewhere before we’ve had a chance to snag it ourselves!

Page count for Pamphlet Series: 12 pages

Word count: As long as your text can fit comfortably within the page count above, we don’t have a strong preference!  For font, we prefer Times New Roman.

Submit your manuscript (body text only – we’ll get your title pages, acknowledgements, bio, TOC, etc. if your manuscript is selected for publication!) through our SUBMISSION FORM.

You may send up to 2 manuscripts per submission period. Submission fees must be sent for each individual manuscript.

Please allow us up to two months following the close of submissions to respond to all submitted manuscripts

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