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submitting your work

Submission Guidelines:

  1. Send us 1 or 2 poems of no more than 50 lines each (please note we will not consider manuscript submissions).
  2. Any poetic form is welcome.
  3. We welcome any language, although an English translation must be included with the submission.
  4. Submit via this form before February 6, 2023.
  5. Submissions must relate to the call’s theme: Shade.

If you have any questions about the submission guidelines, please email the managing editor, Emmalee Barnett,

The Fine Print:

  1. Submissions to SPROUT must not be previously published, including self-published work (this includes publication on blogs or social media). SPROUT should be the first publication of the work, copyright under TNOC. SPROUT retains no rights to the individual pieces and is not due royalties for the republication of contributor’s works. We kindly ask that any republished work mention SPROUT as the place of first publication.
  2. We are happy to consider simultaneous submissions, but please let us know if your work has been accepted elsewhere. All decisions regarding submissions to SPROUT will be sent by March 1, 2023.
  3. Please send us your best work. Your acceptance into the issue is subject to the editors’ discretion. Editors’ decisions are final. Editors cannot provide editorial feedback.